Sport

Toc. contests Riv. final

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July 12, 2017

(Back, from left) Keeley Peters, Abby O’Connell, Charly Mulholland, Alexandra Laker, Beth Hatty (coach) and Macey White; (front) Tahlia Pate, Jessica Bennett, Alana Sutton, Elizabeth Locke, Asha Campbell and Mackenzie Loughridge.

Tocumwal Public School’s girls softball team travelled to Wagga recently to compete in the Riverina final of the PSSA knockout competition.

It was the culmination of six months’ training for the team who had defeated Howlong Public School on the way to the finals.

School principal Darren White said the girls were not overawed by the occasion and played extremely well.

‘‘Despite a scoreline of 14-1, the game was very competitive and it was the experience of the Wagga Public School team that led them to a win.

‘‘The game was played in great spirit and sportsmanship and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the team of 11 girls.

‘‘Thank you to coach Mrs Beth Hatty who gave up her lunch times to work with the girls over the past six months.

‘‘To cap off a great day, three students — Macey White, Alex Laker and Charly Mulholland — were invited to attend the Riverina trials the following day.

‘‘After a long day of skill work and games, Macey and Charly were successful in gaining selection into the team — an amazing effort for girls who do not play softball on a regular basis.

‘‘They will travel to Lismore in September to compete in the state carnival, which will be a wonderful experience for them,’’ Mr White said.

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