The Sector Four Athletic Competiton
Our secondary students play for a spot in the state finals tournament.
February 27, 2013 - Mexico
At the end of February, our youth who are currently in secondary school , grades seventh through ninth, had the opportunity to participate in the State of Morelos Sector Four Secondary School Athletic Competition. The competition took place over the course of three days in the town of Xochitepec between twelve Sector Four schools from the surrounding areas. The competition included both boys and girls soccer, basketball, track, and volleyball. The first, second, and third place winners of each sport will continue on to the state finals at the end of March.
The NPH secondary school had over 70 youth participate in the competition with both a boys and girls team in each sport. Each team put forward a great effort in the competition with four of our six teams placing in at least third place. There were four of our teams who made it to the state finals along with thirteen members of our track team.
We are proud of our girls’ soccer team who came in first place. They dominated the competition by winning their first game four to zero, secured a bye, and made it to the final game. In the final game, the girls played extremely well despite the heat of the afternoon. They won the game, which ensured their spot in the state finals.
The girls’ basketball also made it to the state finals. They finished the tournament in second place overall in a competition that consisted of ten teams. They won their first game eleven to six and moved onto the second round. In their second game, they beat the other team in a teeth clenching game that came down to the final second. They won by a single point, seventeen to sixteen, ensuring their spot in the final game. In the final, the girls played well but were unable to come away with the win, but were still able to make it to the state final with their second place finish.
The boys’ soccer team finished in third place overall. They won their first game, but finished their second with a heartbreaking loss that kept them from advancing to the final game. They lost their second round game in overtime penalty kicks five to six. Although the team did not make it to the final round of the Sector Four competition, we are proud of their well-deserved third place finish and look forward to their appearance in the state finals.
Boys’ volleyball also finished the competition in third place overall. They won their first game 21-16, bringing them to the second round of the competition where they played well, but were not able to come away with the victory that would have brought them to the final round of the competition. Although they did not continue to the final round, finishing in third place was enough to ensure that our boys’ volleyball team will also be competing in the state competition.
Out of the 28 athletes from NPH who competed in the track competition, thirteen of them placed, eight girls and five boys who won at least a third place award. They competed in running, jumping, and throwing events and will be continuing on to the state finals in nine events. In running, NPH will be represented by six athletes in the 100, 200, 1200, and 1500 meter dash as well as a 4 X 100. We also have four athletes participating in the long and high jumps and four participating in shot-put and discus.
We are proud of all of our youth who participated in the competition. Whether they won or lost they all showed good sportsmanship and dedication to their teams. We wish our girls’ soccer and basketball teams, boys’ soccer and volleyball teams, and thirteen track members luck as they continue on to try to win the state title at the end of March.