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8 February 2018

Mixed tennis team reach the last 16 in the country
Mixed tennis team at Strathallan 2018
The Senior Mixed Tennis team of Sofia, Barney, Robbie and Alex saw their excellent run in the National Schools Tennis Competition come to an end as they were narrowly beaten by frequent finalists Strathallan, Scotland in the last 16.

Netballers reach half term in top form
As our netballers hit the halfway point in the season, they can look back on a string of impressive results. The first team in particular have been playing some excellent netball, resulting most recently in a 37-13 win against Ripon Grammar, whilst each of the junior squads can also look ahead to the second half of term after back-to-back victories over Ashville and Worksop.

Badminton teams beat Bootham
The mixed badminton team took to the courts against local rivals Bootham yesterday, achieving a victory by 10 games to 6.

Hockey teams preparing for national finals
The girls' 1st XI have been stepping up their preparation for the national finals at the end of the month, winning a warm-up match against Ampleforth.

5 February 2018

Netball teams claim victory over Ashville
St Peter's showed great strength in depth as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams all achieved winning results against Ashville College, with the U14 A, B and C sides also claiming a hat trick of victories.

Close encounter for boys' hockey team
Despite a positive second half performance, the 1st XI were narrowly beaten by Ampleforth, though the 2nd, U15 and U14 teams all came away withconvincing wins.

Two more high-scoring wins for footballers
The 1st XI travelled to Sedbergh where braces from both Ubhi and Konstatynov contributed to a 6-1 triumph, whilst a further double from Thompson helped the 2nd team to a 4-1 victory over Ackworth.

1 February 2018

U14 sevens team impress on home turf
U14 Sevens rugby vs QEGS 2018St Peter's welcomed 10 other schools from across the region for an U14 Rugby Sevens tournament, at which the home team put in a series of strong performances to reach the final, where they were beaten by QEGS. 

Hockey boys' progress continues
The 1st and 2nd teams both put three goals past Ashville to record solid victories, and the U16A team impressed with a terrific 5-0 victory over Hymers.

Wins all round for netball teams
The 1st and 2nd teams produced excellent performances against Barnard Castle to come away with two comfortable wins, while the U14 and U15 A and B teams took victory against Ripon Grammar.

The U19 squad bowed out of the National Schools Competiton in the regional finals at the weekend, being narrowly beaten by only a few goals to end a superb run of performances.

Footballers claim double victory over old rivals
After a restful exeat weekend, the 1st and 2nd XIs travelled to Ampleforth, where the 2nd XI produced some free-flowing attacking football for an outstanding 5-1 victory, including a hat-trick for Theo Hedley. 

The 1st XI were involved in a much closer affair and were level 0-0 at half-time. St Peter's had to defend resolutely against the Ampleforth attack at times, before James Mahon turned home a free kick late in the second half to give the 1sts a deserved 1-0 win.

Swimmers turn in fine performance against Ampleforth
The boys continued their unbeaten run in swimming fixtures this year, with a fine win over Ampleforth. A quartet of Henry Brown, Josh Mattias, Harry Jones and Max Allard took on 12 boys between them, emerging victorious. Particular highlights were Henry Brown in the backstroke, Harry jones in the Freestyle, Max Allard in Breaststroke, and in particular, Josh Mattias in his individual Medley, with a respectable time of 1.07 but more importantly a 1 inch win! There was a brief 26s cameo appearance for Will Kinneresley who stepped in at the last second to fill in for the unwell Henry Brown in the last event.

The girls team consisted of Lydia Theos, Sophie Adeley, Lauren Moir, and  Georgia Kemp.  This was a fine performace, with Lydia Theos leading from the front as captain, her performance in the individual medley was superb. Sophie Adeley worked incredibly hard in back to back Butterfly races, being successful in both. Lauren Moir swam her best breaststroke race of the season so far, while training has clearly being paying off for Georgia Kemp, who swam brilliantly, particularly on her backstroke leg of the relay.

25 January 2018

Netball girls in fine form ahead of regionals
Netball vs St Aidan's 2018
The 1st team will go into the regional finals of the National Schools Competition on the back of two impressive results in the past week. A determined and committed 29-22 victory over Woodhouse Grove was followed by some quick and skillful attacking in a 46-5 win against St Aidan's, whilst teams across the board showed great character to come away with fine results in both fixtures.

Tennis team reach last 16
Mixed tennis team 2018
The mixed senior tennis team enjoyed a very convincing win against Ripon Grammar School to reach the last 16 of the National Schools Competition, where they will play Strathallan.

Tough opposition for hockey teams
Strong QEGS teams overcame both our 1st XI and U16A teams, but the 2nd team earned a creditable draw against Barnard Castle's 1st XI and the U15A squad battled hard for a 3-2 victory over Hall Cross.

Hard work pays off for footballers
Last Saturday, St Peter's took on Scarborough in an entertaining game, where hard work and clinical finishing saw the 1st XI run away as victors; 8-1 the final score with Hedley, Tannahill, Konstantynov and Mahon among the scorers.

In the midweek fixture, a Matt Ubhi goal gave the 1st XI a half-time lead, but a strong Bootham comeback after the interval saw St Peter's dig deep for a hard-earned 1-1 draw.

Yesterday the 1st XI took on local rivals Bootham and found themselves 1-0 up with a goal from Matt Ubhi before Bootham came back strongly in the second half. St Peter's showed outstanding commitment and character throughout the game and had chances to win it, however an equalising goal from Bootham meant the spoils were shared in a fully-deserved draw.

18 January 2018

New football season gets underway
Football vs Woodhouse Grove 2018As ever, the new season began with the St Peter's Sixes tournament at Roko, Clifton Moor. Both the 1st and 2nd teams saw mixed results, and each finished third in the cup and plate competitions.

For the 1st team, this was followed by a well-fought 3-3 draw with the Old Peterite XI, which the current boys won on penalties thanks to some outstanding saves from Ben Raubitschek.

The first game of the season saw Woodhouse Grove welcomed to St Peter's, but the home 1st and 2nd XIs both fell to narrow defeats against some impressive opposition.

Bright start for hockey boys
The 1st XI enjoyed a convincing 9-0 victory over Hall Cross School, beginning the season with some attractive attacking hockey and a superb hat-trick from Seth Williams. Adverse conditions meant that many other matches had to be cancelled, but the 2nd XI still earned a creditable draw against the Scarborough 1st XI, whilst the U15A's came back from Thirsk with a 1-0 victory.

Netball juniors gain valuable experience
Two hard-fought fixtures at GSAL saw the 1st XI defeated, but a victory for the 2nd XI, whilst junior teams travelled to Ampleforth and gained some valuable experience playing against teams a band above - the U14C team did especially well to beat Ampleforth's B team 15-2.

17 January 2018

Sports stars making their mark on national stage
Charlie and Alex, above, both scored tries on their debuts for the Independent Schools RFC Lambs at the weekend, and this coming weekend, Josefien Heijbroek, Lucy Lawrence, Lucy Lovisetto and Lily Naylor will be playing for York in the U18 National Indoor Hockey Finals.

North Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships 
A group of St Peter's pupils represented York Schools at the North Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships in Knaresborough, achieving some impressive finishes:

Percy Hill - 39th in Junior Boys
Tabitha Winkley - 34th in Junior Girls
Sam McKeown - 32nd Inter Boys
Lily Naylor - 4th Senior Girls

Lily will go on to represent North Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships in March.

15 January 2018

Netball seasons begins with victory
The season got underway on Saturday as the girls faced an excellent standard of opposition in Newcastle High School. The 1st XI showed great perseverance and determination from the onset, coming away with a 41-33 win.

Squash team edged out in close contest
The squash team were back in action against Wigginton in the York Ladies league on Sunday in a close tie,  which finished 2-3 in the opposition's favour.

14 December 2017

Outstanding season of girls' sport draws to a close
Hockey 1st team Dec 2017
The U18 hockey team have completed a historic season, achieving an unbeaten record in the school fixture list, becoming North Champions and placing in the top 5 teams in the Country before the National Finals at the Queen Elizabeth Park, London on February 28. 

The U16 hockey team have also played in the North Finals as North East winners, where they progressed to the semi-finals, completing a memorable season and gaining tremendous experience.
In netball, the U14s, U16s and U19s all reached the County Rounds in the National Schools competition, outside the season, with the U19's progressing into the North Regional finals in January.
In tennis, the U16 team also reached the North Finals in a journey which carried through from the Summer term into the knock out rounds, and the Senior Students mixed National Schools team are into the last 32 and still going strong.
Additionally, this season the 2nd, 3rd and U15a hockey teams have only lost one fixture each on the school circuit, which has gathered pace and momentum from week to week. The U14’s have also had a team building year settling into their first season at St Peter’s.

Boys complete another superb season of rugby
The 1st XV have been outstanding, finishing unbeaten in all matches with the only blemish a 27-27 all draw against QEGS in the Cup. They won 7 out of 8 matches. In the National Daily Mail Trophy League which takes results from every school team in the country, the 1st XV finished 6th, which is an excellent achievement.

The 2nd XV only lost two matches and the 3rds were unbeaten

The U16s played some excellent rugby, also going unbeaten winning nine from nine.

The U15As only lost 2 matches both to Woodhouse Grove. The U14As also went unbeaten in an excellent season winning eight from eight. Well done to all who have represented the school this term.

The 1st XV played 8, won 7 drawn 1,

The 2nd XV played 8 won 6, lost 2

The 3rd XV played 7 won 7

The U16As played 9, won 9

The U16Bs played 5, won 4, lost 1

The U15As played 9, won 7, lost 2

The U15Bs played 8, won 7, lost 1

The U14As played 8, won 8

The U14Bs played 8, won 2, lost 6

Individually, congratulations go to Adam Brown who has been selected for Yorkshire Carnegie U18s and James Black, Ben Raubitshek, Max Courtis and Angus Wilson, who have been selected for Yorkshire U18s.

5 December 2017

Boys claim swimming victory over local rivals
The U15 boys team, consisting of Toby Mayfield, Lawrence Lam, Isaac Allison and the emerging James Brent, continued their strong start to this year’s swimming with a 51–25 victory over local rivals Bootham. The boys won all of the individual races as well as all the relays in a convincing win. 

The senior boys team had a completely new look to it this week, with four different boys representing the School, showing the increasing and improving depth in boys' swimming over the last year. The boys claimed a convincing win, 46-30, with three of the boys competing with boys two years older than themselves. Ben Hobbs and Harry Jones were impressive in winning all their individual events, Max Allard showed well in his first swimming event, and Anthony Lam was as reliable as ever , especially in the butterfly.

3 December 2017

Third Form rowing careers get off to fine start
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The White Rose Head is an event usually reserved for University Student crews. However, after a brief negotiation, St Peter’s Third Form boys were allowed to enter in their Octuple. Not only was the 3K course the boys' first race, it would also be against the stream.  Even though they were racing bigger and stronger crews, the boys were not overawed. They rowed well together and were rewarded by beating one of the student crews - an excellent start to their racing careers.

2 December 2017

Hockey girls cap an unbeaten season
The St Peter’s 1st XI Girls’ Hockey Team have completed an unbeaten season in school fixtures . Having reached the last five teams in the National Schools Competition as North Champions, the girls completed their outstanding season with a 1-0 victory over Pocklington. Read more.

30 November 2017

Swimming squad puts in a strong effort against Ripon
Our senior and junior squads performed well but enjoyed mixed fortunes against a strong Ripon opposition. The Senior Boys won 52-24, while the Senior Girls were beaten 46-30. The U15 Boys achieved a 49-27 win, and the U15 girls lost 47-29.

27 November 2017

Hockey team are North Champions
The St Peter's U18 hockey team have made history, having won the North Finals of the National Schools Competition, placing them amongst the country’s top five teams. You can read more about their historic triumph here.

21 November 2017

Clean sheet cements rugby 1st XV place among the best
A terrific defensive effort saw St Peter's shut out Barnard Castle and score five unanswered tries to win 31-0. This result places the team fourth in the Daily Mail National Schools League.

16 November 2017

Mixed tennis team make their national debut
St Peter's has entered the mixed tennis National Schools competition for the first time and Robbie Greenall/Sonja Aleksandrova, Barney Baker/Alex Wood won both of their matches vs Ampleforth 4-0, securing passage into the second round.

Busy and successful week for sports girls
There are currently three girls' teams from different sports competing in National Schools Competition North of England finals, whilst the U16 hockey squad contest the North East round on Friday in their quest to join them.

On Monday, the U18 1st hockey team confirmed their place in the North finals, with some of the most cohesive and skillful play this season so far.

On Saturday, three netball teams played in the County Round, with the U19s showing tremendous resilience to push through to the Regional North Finals in January. The U16s and U14s showed equal commitment and heart, placed 4th within their competitions and today, the U15 tennis team are in Sunderland playing in the North Finals.

Despite the loss of a number of team members competing in the various rounds, we managed to field a teams against Hymers on Saturday too, with some great results, including 2-0 victories for both the 1st and 2nd teams.

We have also been competing on the squash courts against Stillington on Tuesday evening,  where the team won 5-0 . And in the pool v Queen Margaret’s also on Tuesday,  a very narrow margin of  5 points saw the opposition win 78 points to 73, with some excellent individual performances from the STP team.

13 November 2017

1st XV bounce back 
After being denied progress in the National Schools Cup by the Away Team rule, the 1st XV showed great determination in a resilient 64-17 win over RGS Newcastle - Fifteen Rugby recognised it as one of the top five performances of the weekend.

10 November 2017

Several Successes at York Schools Cross-Country Championships 
The York Schools Cross-Country Championships were held at the Knavesmire on Thursday, and St Peter's pupils featured heavily amongst the honours:

Intermediate Boys:
3rd Ben Hobbs
6th Stephen Johnson
7th Sam McKeown
8th Ethan McKinney
1st team in competition

Intermediate Girls:
7th Elicia Race
9th Abigail Brown
11th Hebe Turvill
12th Phoebe Holmes
1st team in competition 

Junior Boys
4th Percy Hill
4th team in competition

Junior Girls
9th Tabitha Winkley
4th team in competition

Congratulations to all who took part and good luck to those going on to represent the York Schools team in the North Yorkshire Championships later in the season.

8 November 2017

Great representation for St Peter's and St Olave's at John Parry Relays
A mixed team of 20 boys and girls have competed in the John Parry Relays held at the Grammar School at Leeds. Each relay was a 4x50m event and was either a full medley or freestyle. In all but two events, our teams made it through from the heats into the A final.

The competition was tough with many of the swimmers from other schools being very strong club swimmers. The team, including five swimmers from St Olave's, swam extremely well and more than held their own, representing the school fantastically. St Peter's will be hosting this event next year.

Hockey season resumes
The 1st XI have prepared for the The North East round of the National Schools Competition with a 2-1 win over Ripon Grammar. The 2nd XI impressed with a 5-0 victory, whilst the 4th team fought well in defeat to Hymers.

Tennis stars battling hard at team event
The 1st team have been playing in the round robin of the National Schools senior team event, featuring both singles and doubles. On Monday, they lost to Wakefield High on tie break, after levelling 3-3 in the match. Yesterday, they contested their second match to beat Queen Margaret's 6-0.

Away team rule decisive for Rugby XV
The 1st XV and their opposition from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, both performed superbly to draw 27-27 in the third round of the National Schools Cup. On the away team rule, QEGS will progress to the next round.

18 October 2017

Netball squads progress unbeaten
Both our U14 and U16 netball teams will join the U19s in the County Round of the National Schools Competition after progressing through the preliminary round unbeaten. 

12 October 2017

U16s are North Yorkshire hockey champions
The U16 hockey girls became North Yorkshire County Champions yesterday, winning their group and the crossover semi and final, to join the U18s in the North East round of the National Schools Competition.

The U14s narrowly missed out on joining them; having won two matches and achieved a draw in their group, they were beaten in the semi final of the County Round - still an excellent achievement.

U15 tennis team reach Northern Semis
Having reached the last 8 in the North, the team have had a match conceded to them, which propels them into the Semi Finals. They will contest that stage of the competition in Sunderland in November.

Hockey 1st XI maintain unbeaten run
The school fixture list continued with a string of excellent results across the board. The unbeaten run for the 1st X1 squad continuedwith a 3-0 win against Queen Margaret's and an outstanding 8-0 result against Ampleforth last Saturday, with all other teams showing great strength and commitment. 

Another win for Badminton team
The girls' badminton team continued their strong start to the campaign with another win, this time over Queen Margaret's.

9 October 2017

Rugby teams achieve clean sweep against QEGS 
Eight teams played this weekend against Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, and each of them impressed in victory. For the First XV, a stubborn defence kept a determined QEGS attack at bay, whilst some well-worked tries at the other end secured the win.

5 October 2017

National Schools Competition progress for Hockey girls
Hockey vs Ashville September 2016The 1st XI have progressed from the Country Round of the National Schools Competition to compete in the North East Round. In a full day of competition, the girls pulled together as a team to put in some great performances. 

Having beaten Queen Margaret's in the area final, the U14 team will play their County Round matches next week alongside the U16s. 

Unbeaten U16s progress in Netball
The U16 netball squad have matched the U19s unbeaten feat as area winners, having qualified on Preliminary County Round.

In all age groups and in both Netball and Hockey, six teams have each won their respective area competitions without the loss of a game, showing great strength in depth and teamwork.

Squash team begin their title defence with a brave battle
The team began their defence of the Division 4 title against tough competition in the form of Wigginton Ladies on Tuesday evening. Experience proved decisive, but respectable scorelines indicated close contests - a great effort from the team.

28 September 2017

Rugby teams battle to impressive victories
The 1st XV beat Woodhouse Grove 27-0 to advance to the second round of the National Schools Cup, whilst the U16A and U14A teams came through their matches against Sedbergh 25-17 and 41-12 respectively. 

U19 netball team claim six wins in first round
The U19 netball team are through to the County Round of the National Schools Competition, having scored 92 goals in six unbeaten games.

Hockey stars face strong Worksop side

The 2nd XI put in an admirable performance, losing 2-1 against the Worksop 1st XI, whilst the 4th XI were brave in defeat against Worksop's 2nd team. The U15A team, however, managed a 4-0 victory against their counterparts. 

Strong start for mixed badminton team
The season got off to a find start for our badminton players, as they overcame a skillful Sedbergh opposition 22-8. 

Tennis girls come through tight contest
Our U15 girls have progressed to the next round of the AEGON National Schools Tennis Competition, beating Hymers on a tie-break.

25 September 2017

Unbeaten under 16s progress in National Schools Hockey
Our U16 Hockey girls came through the area round of the National Schools competition unbeaten, beating Queen Margaret's 5-0 in the final. They now join the U18 team in the County Round.

18 September 2017

Rowers lay down a marker for the rest of the season
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The Boat Club returned to the water after the summer break for the first race of the season at the York Autumn Sculls. The river conditions were good and a slight tail wind ensured good times all round. St Peters’ crews from the Fourth Form upwards competed over the 4.5km course and after such a long break were made to work hard all the way. All the crews laid down a good marker for the rest of the season with the surprise package of Sam Gowland and Alex Phillips registering an early win in the J18 Boys Double Sculls.  All the squads now turn their attention to the next race at Ancholme in 3 weeks time.

Eight out of eight for rugby teams

Eight of our nine rugby teams played against Ampleforth this weekend, with all of them coming away with wins. The 1st XV were the highest scorers, as excellent attacking play saw them claim a 66-15 victory. 

High-scoring hockey continues
There was also great participation in hockey this weekend as eight teams played and seven won. The 1st XI lead the way with a 5-1 win against Ashville, whilst the 2nd, U15A and U14A teams all kept clean sheets in wins against Scarborough College, Ashville and Queen Mary's respectively.  

13 September 2017

Outstanding performances from hockey teams
The U18 National Schools Hockey tournament is underway, and the St Peter's 1st XI showed great intent with an outstanding victory against a strong Queen Margaret's side.

Quick, attacking hockey provided goals for Spencer, Proctor, Naylor, Blackburn and Hollinrake before half time, whilst a more patient approach was required against a stubborn QM defence after the interval. Nonetheless, the final score was 10-0, a great start for the girls.

On home turf, the 2nd XI hosted Durham's 1st XI and they too put in an excellent performance to come away from a high-tempo contest with a 4-0 win.

11 September 2017

Hockey girls building early-season momentum
A strong team ethic shone through in each team this weekend as the 1st XI and U14A XI claimed victories against Hill House, and the U15A team earned a 2-2 draw.

Against York City Ladies, our 2nd and 3rd teams both played well, with the 2nd XI finishing 1-0 winners, and the 3rd unlucky to be beaten 3-1. 

Rugby team pick up where they left off
After going a whole season unbeaten last time round, the 1st XV got back into their stride with an entertaining 24-14 victory over Woodhouse Grove. The 2nd XV followed suit with a 39-5 triumph, as out of all our teams, only the U15A XV narrowly slipped to defeat.

Elsewhere, the 3rd XV enjoyed an emphatic 45-0 win over Ampleforth.

7 September 2017

Hockey girls off to a flying start
Following on from a successful tour in South Africa over the Summer, the 1st & 2nd XI opened the season yesterday against GSAL.

Ellie Spencer and Emilia Proctor scored, to take the 1st XI to half-time 2-0 up, but in the second half, GSAL applied pressure with an early goal. The St Peter's team's determination and superior fitness proved decisive as the half wore on, and they began  to impose themselves, scoring 3 further goals (Amelia Blackburn and two for Emilia Proctor), whilst Emily McDonald made some excellent saves on her debut in goal.

The 2nd XI also enjoyed a strong start to the season with a very convincing 6-0 win.

Over the weekend, Emilia has played in the England School Games, playing for the England Red team. She scored on day 2 with the Red team taking the silver medal.