PARK High School have enjoyed a glorious start to the new sporting year.
First, the school won the Under 14 Girls’ Pendle basketball tournament.
And then Kai Atkins and Matthew Barnes both finished on the podium at the Lancashire Schools’ Cross-Country Championships.
In the basketball competition, on home turf, the games were extremely fast-paced and play was to a very high standard.
Park A emerged victorious, winning all their games against the Park B team, Marsden Heights, Fisher-More and West Craven, with the team was made up of a mixture of Year 8 and 9 girls including Chloe Durkin, Leah Hillman, Enola Williams, Millie King, Ella Taylor-Dale and Sophia Quinn.
The Most Valuable Player on the night was Chloe Durkin, whose defensive positioning and rebounding limited the opposition to very few chances.
Sophia Quinn was the creative spark in attack, whilst Millie King was faultless in scoring the baskets.
Leah, Enola and Ella worked tirelessly in both attack and defence and contributed towards a brilliant team effort.
Back outside, and the Lancashire Schools’ Cross-Country was held at Witton Park.
Kai Atkins finished second in the Year 7 boys’ race, while Matthew Barnes was third in the junior boys’ race.
After winning their Pendle Schools’ Cross-Country competition in December, both lads qualified for the county championships, and will now represent Lancashire.