ORANGE High is still the only name on the Beth and Pete Shea Shield after the competition wrapped up yesterday.
The competition for Orange’s secondary schools is in its second year and the finals were played yesterday.
Orange High and Kinross Wolaroi School fought out the boys’ and girls’ deciders and Orange High claimed the overall trophy.
The girls’ final was a 2-all draw with Orange High, who didn’t have a full team, fighting back from 2-nil down at half-time.
The girls lifted in the second half to draw level with Kinross but neither side could land the winner.
The boys’ final was exciting with the game going goal-for-goal.
It was Orange High who came out on top 4-3 in the thriller.
One of the competition’s organisers, Darryn Marjoram, said both finals were fantastic.
“The girls were really close,” Marjoram said.
“The boys final was exciting too. Michael Dillon (Orange High) and Nick Hill (Kinross) played well and all the team members around them.”
Orange High and Kinross finished first and second respectively on both the boys’ and girls’ ladders after the round robin games a fortnight ago.
The draw in the girls’ final was fitting after they played out a draw in their round robin matches and could only be separated on the competition ladder by goal difference.
Orange High edged ahead of Kinross on the ladder after the round robin games but yesterday’s final had them tied up again.
Marjoram said the standard of games had improved from last year to this year and they planned on running the competition again in 2013.
A benefit of the tournament was it introduced students to hockey and some are looking at playing in the Orange twilight competition.