Hartlepool Sports Awards: Dyke House Sports & Technology College at top of the class

ALL STARS: Hartlepool Sports Council Awards  rising stars winners
ALL STARS: Hartlepool Sports Council Awards rising stars winners

DYKE House Sports & Technology College had a night to remember at the Hartlepool Sports Council awards.

The Avondale Gardens school had 14 students among the 17 Rising Star awards presented by chairman, David Young.

Rising Star trophies are handed out to the town’s young prospects – swimmer Jemma Lowe and boxer Savannah Marshall are both previous recipients who have gone on to enjoy glittering international careers.

Dyke House’s sports academy are certainly coming up trumps on golf’s fairways and greens.

Jack Ainscough, William Skipp and Cameron Wallace, who are all members of the North of England U16 squad, clinched third place for Dyke House in the Durham County Schools Championships.

Ainscough, 15, from Shotton, has been a part of the Lee Westwood Academy, while Skipp is already a 12-handicapper at the age of 12.

Wallace, 15, was crowned Durham Schools U16 champion after carding a 78 at Beamish Park to qualify for July’s English Schools U16 Championships.

The Seaton Carew golfer won 24 trophies last season and was the youngest to win a senior event at the course.

A quartet of Dyke House footballers also gained Rising Star trophies.

Harry Chapman, 16, is a member of the Middlesbrough Academy, where he was the top scorer in the U16 side and has played six times for the U18 team.

Euan Devonshire, 13, is a member of the Hartlepool United Academy, where he finished as top scorer.

He is a sporting all-rounder, having performed well in athletics and rugby.

So too is 12-year-old Tyler Miley, who was part of the Hartlepool Schools team which won the Durham Schools title, and is also a Hartlepool Schools cross country champion.

Talented team-mate Cameron Painter, 12, is also a cross country runner who has captained the school rugby team.

Boxing also featured in the Rising Stars awards, Dyke House’s Bobby Carter clinching a trophy after reaching the last 16 of the National Schoolboys Championship.

The 14-year-old is a member of the Catholic Club team, winning impressively on the club’s show last Friday night against Jordan Harding.

Dyke House teenager Taylor Allen has progressed from cheerleading to athletics in some style.

The 13-year-old won the town cross country race and showed her versatility with silver medals in the shot putt and high jump at the North-East championships.

Jake Wahab has tasted success in gymnastics, the 11-year-old Dyke House student qualifying for the British Championships, where he was a losing semi-finalist.

Roisheen O’Callaghan is a prospect on the netball court, having won a place in the County U14 Academy at the age of 12. The Dyke House pupil is also a keen footballer and basketball player.

Fellow student Andrew Busby, a gifted basketball prospect, was a leading player for Hartlepool HEAT U16 side who completed a Durham League and League Cup double this season.

The 15-year-old also played for HEAT’S second team, who finished third in a very competitive Durham Division Two.

Aquaforce swimmers Arran Boagey and Christopher Mayes have been a big splash in the pool.

Boagey, 14, won medals at the Stockton and Middlesbrough galas, while setting nine PBs at the South Tyneside gala, where he won silver and two bronze.

Fellow Dyke House team-mate Mayes, 12, won gold, silver and bronze at the Boro event before repeating the trick at the South Tyneside meet.

It was not quite all Dyke House at the at Seaton Carew Sports & Social Club.

Millie Ford is a real all-round talent.

A member of Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Academy, the 11-year-old also excells at football, netball, basketball and athletics.