The winning Stanthorpe State High School netball team with the Broncos Cup.
The winning Stanthorpe State High School netball team with the Broncos Cup. Gerard Walsh

Winning netball team fights back from early loss to win cup

NETBALL: The Stanthorpe State High School created history on Wednesday when it won the Broncos Cup for the first time in A-grade netball.

The Stanthorpe High team was coached by Karen Petrie who played national league netball for the Sydney Swifts and Queensland Firebirds and was assistant coach of the Firebirds for one year.

Stanthorpe High has already won division 2 of the Laura Geitz Shield this year and will now play in the Vicki Wilson Cup in term 3.

She said the A-grade team jumped off the bus and went down 10-8 to Warwick High early Wednesday before turning the tables on the same team 24-18 in the late afternoon final.

"The loss gave them the fire to play well in the final. They now have a sniff of success and with more experience and confidence will continue to do well,” she said.

"The girls are like sponges, they soak up everything you tell them and then ask for more.”

Petrie rated Charlotte Widderick and Aliesha Rogers as her best players. Widderick was player of the final.

OTHER RESULTS

A grade bowl - Goondiwindi High 25 d Assumption 19, player of the final Clare Bell

A grade plate - Allora State School won

B grade cup - Goondiwindi High 18 d Assumption 8, Emmalise Hogden

B grade bowl - St Joseph's 1 11 d St Joseph's 2 10, Kira St Johns

B grade plate - Assumption 14 d Warwick High 11, Sophie Kuhn

C grade cup - Goondiwindi 24 d St Mary's, Goondiwindi 9, Megan Morris

C grade bowl - Inglewood 12 d Warwick High 6, Tara

C grade plate - Assumption 11 d Killarney 4, Grace Ball



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