QCIS Cross Country Success!
In what has been a very successful year for the Cross Country squad, I am excited to say that our team finished 1st in both the Average and Aggregate trophy categories at the recent QCIS Cross Country held here at SCOTS PGC.
The day started strong with a win to Ewan McFarland as he led the field from start to finish in the open and U16 Boys 6000m Event. Mika Repo was the first of our 16yrs boys across the line with 3rd place. Both the Senior Boys and U16 boys took out their respective team events and set the tone for the day. In the senior girls, Shona McFarland persevered to get the win over her Downlands opponent and Eliana Jones took third place in the 16yrs girls’ event against National steeplechase champion Hattie Lloyd-Jones from Downlands. In the Teams event, the Senior Girls took the cookies whilst the U16 girls were 3rd.
Other individual and team highlights included the following…
15yrs Boys – Ben Carey 1st, Hamish Swift 2nd and Samuel Wainwright took the clean sweep and the teams event
15yrs Girls – 5th as a team
14yrs Boys – Samuel Bourke 1st with the team also first
14yrs Girls – Hannah Lawlor 1st, Phoebe Sellick 3rd with the team 2nd
13yrs Boys – Rory Farrell 2nd with the team 1st
13yrs Girls – 2nd as a team
12yrs Boys – Lachlan Groves 1st with the team 2nd
12yrs Girls – Hayley Wainwright 1st with the team 4th
11yrs Boys – 4th as a team
11yrs Girls – 2nd as a team
10yrs Boys – 6th as a team
10yrs Girls – 6th as a team
QCIS XC Average Trophy – 1st SCOTS PGC – 67.71%, 2nd Concordia College 56.96%, 3rd Toowoomba Anglican School 56.82%
QCIS XC Aggregate Trophy – 1st SCOTS PGC – 172pts, 2nd Toowoomba Anglican School – 148pts, 3rd Concordia College – 146pts
Senior and Junior Netball Results
The Junior girls lost against Bandits 15 v 54, however, their determination and never give up attitude persisted for the entire game, as did the smiles on their faces. Some great intercepts and turnovers in the defensive end, however, girls had trouble getting the ball into the circle over the much taller defenders.
This week, the Opens Netball team had a hard-fought win over ACW: with a final score of 19-11. The game started a little shaky due to some rushed passes; but, by the third quarter, our flow became much more effortless down the court. Lani Lavea converted the ball multiple times in the centre court and Felicity Hodges had a fantastic first game back, scoring a number of goals. Every week we are gelling more as a team and have improved tremendously since the beginning of the season.
Senior Hockey Fixture Results
The last 2 weeks have seen us short a few players so smart hockey has been the order of the day. Last week we had a 2-2 draw with Black in a tense affair in which neither team could gain the upper hand. All in all, a very tight affair in a top of the table clash.
In this week’s game against the Green Team the game started as quite an arm wrestle with few goals scored in the first half. At the break, we were 3-2 up and although some good hockey had been constructed, we were not able to truly penetrate the staunch defence.
The second half was a much better team performance from the side and with a variety of players spreading their wings, it wasn’t long before the team started the scoreboard to tick over once again. A double to Tanner Henley and Samuel Bourke were classic team goals but singles to four other players really proved to be a fantastic team display.
A personal highlight was the cross field service from Sam Bourke to brother James who in turn swept the ball promptly across the face of goal to Emma Bradbury who calmly slotted the winner. This was just one example of the exemplary team play from the squad. Improving performances from young guns James Bourke and William Angus are strengthening our male stocks as we move forward in our Hockey Program.
The old heads of Ewan McFarland, Seb Christensen and Nicholas McGahan certainly are a very positive influence on our junior players and this positivity will certainly be the legacy they leave for hockey teams of the future.
Boys Rugby Wrap
The club season has come to an end for the SCOTS PGC/Water Rats teams playing in the Downs Rugby U13, U15 and Open Teenage competition. The boy’s teams did it tough against the Toowoomba based clubs choked full of Downlands and Toowoomba Grammar boys, but this hard competition has prepared them well for the upcoming Darling Downs Super Schools Cup in Term 3.
The Super Schools Cup promises to be a very competitive interschool competition as it enters its 3rd season with growing interest from several schools across the Downs.
Teenage Girls 7’s
The U13, U15 and Open Girls Rugby Teams have also had mixed success with the U15’s and 13’s being the most successful as they enter the final round this Friday evening. The teams will have a break before preparing for the QCIS 7’s mid-term 3, and then the SCOTS 7’s to be held 4th September.
These activities continue through Weeks 6-9 in Term 2.
Monday – Gymnastics – Assembly Hall – 3.15 – 4.30pm
Tuesday – Athletics – Buss Oval – 3.15 – 4.30pm
Wednesday – Rugby – Buss Oval – 3.15 – 4.30pm
Places still are available for these activities. Please contact Mr Bradbury if you wish to join.
This is fast approaching and the new activities for Term 3 will include the following:
CRICKET – Monday’s Week 3-9 for students in Year’s 1-6
BASKETBALL – Tuesday’s Week 3-9 for students in Year’s 1-6
GOLF – Wednesday’s Week 3-9 for students in Year’s 4-6
Students interested in these activities are asked to email Mr Bradbury with their registration.