SYDNEY North’s domination of the State CHS Girls’ Softball Carnival continued in Tamworth yesterday.
The Sydney region, which has won three of the last four State CHS titles, won all three games yesterday to sit atop the points table after Day 1.
Sydney North won the NSW Teachers Credit Union Shield in 2010, 2012 and 2013, missing out in 2011 when Sydney South West and Sydney West were joint winners.
Yesterday they won all three games they played.
“They seem to have a mortgage on it,” North West sport organiser and carnival convener Richard Rowlings said.
Sydney North beat Sydney East 9-3, and Riverina 4-nil as well as the host region, North West, 22-1, to record 9 points.
North Coast and Sydney West are second after two wins and a draw (7) followed by Hunter (6), Riverina (6), Sydney East (5), Sydney South West (4), North West (2) and Western (2).
Host region North West tried hard yesterday but lost 22-1 to Sydney North and 12-2 to Sydney East.
While they were outplayed, NW managers Lisa Watson and Jade Bradley were upbeat about their young side.
“They played two really good games,” the managers reported.
“Sydney North and Sydney East were the two top teams last year and we have a very young and inexperienced side.
“They are a very young side. Some of them haven’t played at this level so it’s a big step up for them.
“They haven’t played with each other before either.
“We only had our first training run together yesterday afternoon too but they pulled it all together well.
“They are going to be very good in two to three years’ time too.
“And they played as a team too.”
Young players such as Katarnie Toomey and Theresa Miloar were full of energy and were dynamic on the first day of competition.
NORTH WEST CHS GIRLS SOFTBALL: Chloe Hampton, Sophie Hayden, Bethany Zanco-Hinds (Macintyre), Claire Brown (Oxley), Alisa Miloar, Theresa Miloar, Monique Clare, Emily Castles (Peel), Kiara Clare (Tamworth), Katarnie Toomey (Narrabri), Jess Prince (Armidale). Managers - Lisa Watson (Macintyre), Jade Bradley (Glen Innes).