Hornets aims to back up ‘16 title

Orange High School sports captain Elijah Smyth and school captain Tori Writer.

Orange High School sports captain Elijah Smyth and school captain Tori Writer.

FOLLOWING two wins in the last three years, Orange High School will travel to Bathurst on Thursday as the team to beat in this year’s Astley Cup.

It’s not an easy place to start a defence as Bathurst claimed the cup in 2015 and have won more titles than any school in the last decade. 

Mindful of the struggles that come with going back-to-back, Orange High School girls’ soccer captain Isabel Harris spoke about her school’s approach. 

“There’s a lot of pressure but we do want to win it. We have to keep up the school spirit,” Harris said.

Boys’ soccer captain Christian Presslaber praised his team and feels they can make a difference on the day.

“I feel like we have a well-rounded team.  A fair few players play quite high up as well so we should have a good chance.”

DAY 1 DRAW: 9.30am Boys soccer, 10.45am Girls soccer (both Proctor Park), 1pm Athletics (Sportsground), 2.30pm Tennis (Bathurst Tennis Centre), 5.50pm Mulvey Cup debate.

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