Awards wrap up vol­ley­ball sea­son

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY DAVID BERRY

Bright young tal­ent mixed with ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers was the high­light of award pre­sen­ta­tions wrap­ping up Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham’s win­ter sea­son.

In A Grade, veteran Tim Pop­ple took home his eighth Robin­son Medal in a thrilling count, UHFRUGLQJ YRWHV IRU WKH VHDVRQ WR ¿QLVK DKHDG of Chris Hans Ca-ayon Galo on 13, Tyler Puls, 12 and Kara John­son, 11.

3XOV FROOHFWHG KLV ¿UVW $EXG 0HGDO IRU EHLQJ the most con­sis­tent male, while John­son won her eighth Mcin­tyre Medal for be­ing the most con­sis­tent fe­male.

In B Grade, again veteran Water­ham­mers spiker &KULV %DNHU ¿QLVKHG RQ WRS ZLWK YRWHV FROOHFW ing his sev­enth Radford Medal ahead of team-mate An­drew Wundke, 19, Mur­toa’s Bai­ley Lo­gan, 18, and Von Steiger Broth­ers’ Emma Avery, 15.

,W ZDV /RJDQ¶V ¿UVW $EXG 0HGDO ZKLOH $YHU\ col­lected con­sec­u­tive Mcin­tyre Medals, un­der­lin­ing how good her year was in 2018.

It was an all-mur­toa af­fair in C Grade, with a count­back de­cid­ing the top two.

0XUWRD 1XJJHWV¶ /OR\G %DNHU ¿QLVKHG DKHDG of Mur­toa Rail­way’s Ro­nan Garth-lindsay, with both boys re­ceiv­ing 19 votes.

%DNHU JDLQHG WKH QRG UHFRUGLQJ ¿YH WKUHH YRWH games, ahead of Garth-lindsay’s three, to win his ¿UVW 2¶&RQQRU 0HGDO 7KH $EXG 0HGDO ZHQW WR Pic­colo Nuggets’ Blake Turner, while Rej Smith from the pre­mier team Bingo Bid­dies won her third Mcin­tyre Medal.

In the ju­nior divi­sion, Mur­toa Geckos’ Noah +RUYDW ZRQ KLV ¿UVW /DGORZ 0HGDO DV WKH PRVW valu­able player in a run­away win over Phan­toms West’s So­phie Quick.

Phan­tom boys’ Joey Nagor­cka won the ju­nior Abud Medal, while Hor­sham Col­lege’s Tayla Eltze won the Mcin­tyre Medal.

7R ZLQG XS D JUHDW \HDU RI YROOH\EDOO RI¿FLDOV pre­sented 14 mem­bers with game-mile­stone cerWL¿FDWHV

JDPH FHUWL¿FDWHV Tamikah Dock­rill, Tyler Puls, Tyler Snow­den, Eadie Garth-lindsay, Leigh Creasey, Emily Han­nan and Rej Smith.

JDPH FHUWL¿FDWHV Paddy Sherry, Molly Hobbs and Jack Han­nan.

JDPH FHUWL¿FDWHV Mark Radford, Emma Avery and De­laney Wills.

:KLOH WKH GRPHVWLF \HDU KDV ¿QLVKHG WKHUH DUH still some vol­ley­ballers ex­cited for ac­tion next week as teams from St Brigid’s, Mur­toa and Hor­sham col­leges head to Mel­bourne for the Na­tional Schools Cup.

The com­pe­ti­tion fea­tures 550 teams from 150 schools from across Aus­tralia and New Zealand play­ing at four venues across Mel­bourne in the big­gest school sport­ing event in the South­ern Hemi­sphere.


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