Sports News December 2 2016

Success at the Exeter & East Devon Cross Country
A mix of year 7,8,9,10 and 11 boys and girls travelled to Okehampton School to compete in the first round of the Exeter and East Devon County Championships. The Okehampton X-country course is a notoriously hard one with a range of steep terrain to overcome. The following eight Isca students have made it through to the next round of the cross country on Wednesday 7th December. Hazel Thornton, Billy Turl, Ryan Gilpin, Rio Turl, Ewan Warren, Sean Laws, Millie Kelly and Beth Murray. Good luck and well done to everyone involved.
 
Isca’s Basketball Team Travel to the Plymouth Pavilions
Basketball is growing fast at Isca Academy with over 25 girls and boys attending after school club each week led by Keith, the Exeter Eagles first team coach. With the number having grown so quickly and the players skill developing fast a squad was selected to attend Isca’s first basketball tournament at Plymouth Pavilions, home to the Raiders.   They were initially over-awed by the size of the venue and their opponents, who certainly looked older, bigger and taller.  However, the players soon settled into their own game and won their second and third matches.  They went into the fourth game with confidence and looked to have won the game when their opponents, St Boniface, scored in the last ten seconds, beating Isca by 1 point.  The team finished 4th overall however, they enjoyed the experience also stayed to watch the Plymouth Raiders defeat Newcastle at the Pavilions. Awesome stuff, plenty more to come in the future.
 
Year 7 and 8 Netball v St James
The year 7 and 8 girls travelled to St James on Thursday to compete in an ongoing series of fixtures between the schools. It was a very cold evening and the girls performed brilliantly considering the conditions, to maintain a close score leading into the last quarter. St James eventually won the fixtures on this occasion. Great effort girls. Good luck in your next game.
 
More Exciting News for Isca Girls Football Teams
After our Year 7’s walked away with an inspiring win at the recent Devon county play offs tournament, the Year 9’s were up for a battle themselves taking on some tough competition on what was a bitterly cold Tuesday night. The girls played brilliantly finishing 2nd and going through to the next round and the county championship finals day. The girls have worked so hard at training and thoroughly deserve everything they have achieved so far this year.
 
Inter House Sport was in Action Once Again with Mixed Tag Rugby
Over 100 students from years 7,8 & 9 took part in the Inter-House Sports Cup Competition last week, this time competing in Mixed Tag Rugby over 6 pitches. The weather was extremely cold however, everyone played brilliantly and in an excellent spirit of the game. Well done to Minerva who are currently leading into the Christmas holiday.
 
The Year 7 Boys B Team were out in action again after a win against Exmouth earlier in the month
This game provided opportunities for serval debut games for the year 7 boys to be involved in school sport, all of whom played brilliantly against a strong Ivybridge side and will be involved in future fixtures. All of the players have been coming to football club afterschool every week and working hard to gain their place in what is a highly competitive school A and B side. On this occasion Ivybridge were the stronger team on the day, however all of the boys walked off of the pitch proud and smiling with their performance.
 
Year 9 Footballers provide a winning performance to be proud of
The Year 9’s have had a very tough start to the football season being knocked out early in several cups facing some strong sides in the opening rounds. Last week we hosted Clyst Vale Community College with a clear vision to play excellent football and allow the result to follow. The boys achieved both goals playing in what was some of their finest football against a good Clyst Vale side to finish with a 5-1 win. Man of the Match was awarded to Nathan Phillips who although (he won’t mind me saying) is not the tallest player, produced the biggest performance all round. Credit also to a fantastic defensive effort from the back 4 and also to Tom Day who assisted Rio Turl to 5 goals alone. Well done to all involved.
 
Year 11 Football
Last Week -The year 11 side have had a very busy start to the season, playing 7 games in the first 13 weeks of term. Last week we hosted Clyst Vale at home in what started as a disaster of a game going 2-0 down in the early minutes and 4-0 down at half time. A quick chat at half time and a plan to go out and score the first goal was turned into a fantastic second half performance taking CVCC by storm and coming back with 4 goals of our own to make it 4-4. Unfortunately, and disappointingly to the players involved Clyst Vale scored a last minute screamer to in the game 5-4. A brilliant second half performance, well done. Man of the Match, Jude Byron who scored all 4 goals.
 
This week Isca hosted Holsworthy school in the Devon Cup. The match was played under floodlights on a cold evening in great spirt from both teams, making it a great game to referee. Holsworthy were the worthy winners on this occasion and we wish them well in the next round.
 
Upcoming Fixtures:
 
6.12.2016 – Year 9 Boys Futsal – Isca have entered four teams into the central venue league Futsal tournament to be held at St Luke’s next week.
7.12.2016 – Year 10 Devon Cup Football – At home to Dawlish 2:00pm KO
9.12.2016 – Year 9 Devon Cup Football v St Peter’s
13.12.2016 – Year 8 Devon Cup Away to Colyton
14.12.2016 – Year 7 Devon Cup Away to Bideford
24.01.2017 – Year 7 Rugby Tournament

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