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Sports Results: U16 /15 rounders v Norwich High

On Thursday afternoon the U16A/B rounders teams hosted Norwich High School. Despite suffering two losses we had a glorious afternoon and there were a number of excellent individual performances.

The A team score was 9 to 19 1/2 with the scorers as follows:

Emily 1, Aisling 1, Alice 3, Amy 1 and Isabel 1

Player of the Match was awarded to Alice.


The B team fought in a much closer game and finished 14 to 18 with the scorers as follows:

Francesca 1 1/2, Kelly 1 1/2, Mollie 1 1/2, Ella 1 1/2, Gabriella 2 1/2, Tayla 1/2 and Amelia 1/2

Player of the Match was awarded to Ella at backstop for some superb catching and getting a number of people out.

For many of our Year 11s this was their last competitive fixture for HOHS. Mrs Woods and I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the girls for their attitude, effort and commitment over the years. We wish them all the very best for the future.


Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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Sports Results: East Area Athletics Championships

On a very cold Monday afternoon the athletics team travelled to the UEA for the annual South East area athletics competition. We were up against strong opposition from Langley School, Wymondham College, Wymondham High School, Framingham Earl High School, Hobart High School and Hethersett Academy.

Although we await official confirmation, notable performances are as follows:

U17 Girls

Amy H: 1st in the javelin and 4th in the 100m final

Alice P: 2nd in the long jump

Ria S: 4th in the triple jump

Philippa H: 5th in the discus

Hannah Y: 6th in the discus

Aisling K: 5th in the triple jump

Relay team of Alice, Ria, Hannah and Amy: 4th


U15 Girls

Lucy C: 5th in the 100m final

Sophie B: 6th in the 100m final

Harriet C: 5th in the javelin and 5th in the 100m heats

Relay team of Lucy, Sophie, Faith-Marie and Harriet: 2nd


U13 Girls

Rachel Y: 4th in the 1500m and 6th in the shot putt

Relay team of Rachel, Anna, Annie and Cristina: 4th

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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Sports Results: U9 /U11 rounders v The Old School Henstead

This afternoon we travelled to The Old School Henstead and played some of our best rounders to date.
The U11s were involved in a nail-biting match and were unlucky to finish 21 1/2 to 19 in favour of Henstead. Player of the match was awarded to Cristina.

The U9 teams put in a good all-round performance and won 7 1/2 to 4 1/2. Player of the match was awarded to Maxim.

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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Sports Results: East Area Athletics Championships

This afternoon our  Years 7-10 athletics team travelled to the UEA Sportspark to compete against other independent and local schools in the South East Area Athletics Championships.

Well done to all who took part, and a special mention to the following pupils for their excellent performances:

 Izzy H – 4th in the shot putt and 2nd in 100m final

Amy H  – 3rd in javelin

Philippa H – 2nd in discus

Hannah Y  – 4th in discus

Ria Simmons  – 2nd in long jump

Sophie B   – 3rd in shot putt with 6.99m

Lacey M  –  shot putt 6.09m

Harriet C – 7th in long jump with 3.31m  and 5th in 100m final

Taonga K – 10th in long jump

Aisling K – 14th in long jump

Alice P –  6 mins 23 in the 1500m

Sophie B, Aisling K,  Alice P and Amy H –   5th in the 4x100m relay race.

A great time was had by all on a very warm day!

Mrs Woods

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HOHS top scorers in rounders

After four weeks of the rounders season our year group top scorers are as follows:

Year 7: Joint 1st: Harriet & Mia (4 1/2), 3rd Imogen (2)

Year 8: 1st Sophie B (81/2), 2nd Rebekah (3), 3rd Sophie S (21/2).

Year 9: 1st Hannah (9), 2nd Alice (5), 3rd Amy (41/2)

Year 10: 1st Emily (9), 2nd Isabel (5), 3rd Mia (3)

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Sports Results: U15 rounders v Ormiston Academy

Yesterday saw another polished performance from our U15 rounders team, who beat Ormiston Victory Academy 26 to 81/2.

Scorers: Emily 4, Isabel 5, Amy 3,
Philippa 3, Mia 11/2, Alice 11/2,
Aisling 1, Ria 2.

Well done, girls!

Miss Mickleburgh, Head of PE




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Sports Results: U15 rounders v City Academy

The HOHS U15 Rounders team rounded off the week with an emphatic win over City Academy in the league. The score finished 26 1/2 to 10 with scorers: Emily 5, Mia 1 /2, Hannah 5, Alice 31/2, Aisling 3, Abbie 1, Philippa 2, Amy 1 1/2 and Ria 1 1/2.

Our opposition awarded player of the match to Mia and Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods nominated Emily.

Well played, girls!

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

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Sports Results: U12 mixed rounders v The New Eccles Hall School

On a glorious afternoon yesterday we welcomed The New Eccles Hall School and quickly got into our stride with some excellent hitting from the whole team. Despite being a little sloppy in the field we put this right in the second innings and came away with a 23 1/2 to 10 win.

A game played in very good spirits and player of the match was awarded to James for some excellent batting.

TEAM: Harriet, Mia, Emily, Taonga, James, Anna, Annie, Fleur, Cristina

Miss Mickleburgh

Head of PE





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Sports Results: U9 rounders v Little Melton Primary School

As we enter Summer term, we begin our rounders campaign, starting yesterday afternoon when we welcomed Little Melton Primary School.

It was a great opportunity for all involved to have a go at batting and practice their fielding skills.

Our U9A team won 15 1/2 to 10 1/2, with the scorers being  Jennifer, Romily, Sam, Sophie, Maxim, Alex S and Omar.

U9B won 5 to 3 1/2, with Amelia and Matilda being the scorers.

 Players of the match were:

 A team – Alex S for some consistent batting and good work on second post.

B team – Amelia for scoring her first full rounder.


Miss Mickleburgh

Head of PE


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Sports Results: U13/U15 Rounders Finals

On Monday our U13 and U15 rounders teams travelled to The Open Academy for a finals afternoon, having both come runners-up in their respective leagues.
IMG_0677The U15s had a tough semi-final against eventual winners Norwich High School and went into the 3rd/4th place play off after a 21 1/2 to 4 (Olivia 1 1/2, Isabel 1, Erin 1/2) defeat.

This seemed to knock the wind out of our sails, and a poor first innings batting performance against Thorpe St Andrew put us on the back foot to lose with a final score of 15 to 8 1/2 (Charlotte 1, Harriet 1 1/2, Isabel 1, Erin 1, Emily 2, Olivia 1, Abbey 1/2).

Despite the results on the afternoon, the team should be proud of their performances throughout the term as they came 4th out of 13 schools.

The U13s also came up against Norwich High School in their semi-final and despite some effective fielding and good captaincy from Aisling came away with a 13 1/2 to 3 loss.

For many of the girls in the team this was their first year of competitive rounders and they should be very proud of their efforts. The team finished joint 3rd out of 13 schools.

A special mention and thanks to Sophie S and Sarah for stepping in at the last minute due to illness and unavailability.

Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods would like to thank all the girls who have played in league matches, tournaments and friendlies throughout the term. The commitment from the majority of the girls has been superb and we look forward to another summer full of rounders in 2016.

The PE Department