Bathurst High School has put down its early lead in the Astley Cup to dedication and hard work.
Among that group is athletics competitor Kane Simmons, who is positively thrilled to be competing in the Astley Cup for the second year running.
Seventeen-year-old Simmons loves being out on the field, especially when up against friendly rivals from Dubbo College.
The Bathurst team won last week's athletics event 60-40 over Dubbo, with Simmons saying "the main highlight was the 4-by-100 meter relay, early Friday morning."
In the early morning start, Bathurst High earned the gold, however, this wasn't Bathursts' only success.
The athletics wasn't Bathurst High's only success.
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"Girls soccer was very impressive ... put us back in a comfortable position with a four-to-one win," boys soccer co-manager Rhys Harvey said.
"Dubbo got an early goal, but it was fifty-fifty possession of the ball."
Harvey also noted the efforts of other competitors too.
"Courageous effort from the athletics team," he said proudly.
Simmons said that he is "very keen" for the upcoming event against Orange and when asked what his chances of taking home the win are, he said humbly, "hard to say, I'm up against some pretty good competitors."
After girls soccer came out on top, the hockey team were pushed to perform at the top of their game too, and they did not disappoint.
"And hockey brought it home for us - a 5-2 win," Simmons said.