Year 7-12 Sport
Year 7-12 Sport
Independent District Athletics Carnival
A huge congratulations to all the students who competed last Thursday and Friday in the 13-19 years Independent District Athletics Carnival. The amazing contributions from all our athletes across the carnival resulted in PLC finishing 2nd in the overall points tally; our best result ever, in a highly competitive event!
What is also remarkable is that of the 60 students who represented PLC at the District Carnival, 19 students have been selected to compete at the Regional Athletics Carnival (almost 1/3 of our team). The outstanding achievements of these students, plus a considerable number of results within the top 10 placings in age divisions contributed to our strong showing on the day.
Well done to the following students on their Independent District selection and for being in the top 3 performers for their events in their age groups:
This result, combined with the strong results from the Junior Carnival, shows that we have got a great pool of talented and committed student athletes in our College community.
Well done again to all students involved. The College community is proud of what you have achieved!
Competitive Sport News
All Schools’ Basketball
It was great to see some of the Junior and Intermediate teams in action this week for their first round of competition. I was fortunate enough to be there when our mighty Junior B Boys took on NCC in a thrilling game. The boys were in the lead from the very start and looked like they were going to win in an easy game, but NCC fought back and got within 1 point in the final quarter. Thanks to some intense defense and attacking the basket more (not settling for outside shots) in the last two minutes of the game, the PLC boys ended up winning by 7 points. A great game by all.
The Intermediate A Girls and Junior C Girls both had solid wins over their opponents and made a promising start to the season in their divisions. The Intermediate C Boys had a tough game against Glasshouse Christian College in their fixture. There was plenty of effort from the boys, but they couldn’t catch up on the scoreboard after a slow start. In the Senior’s, our Senior D Girls played a doubleheader but unfortunately came up short in both of their games. The spirit that they showed is always admirable. Once again, they only lost narrowly in their second game – showing great teamwork and improvement throughout the season so far.
The Senior E Boys went down to MFAC, meaning they will need to win their final two games in order to be a chance to make the finals. The Senior B Boys took on the top of the ladder St Teresa’s and fought well. The end score did not reflect the boys’ efforts or how close the game was. All is on track for their preparations for CBSQ in a few weeks’ time! Great effort to all the boys’ teams so far. The Senior B Girls continued to impress with a dominant win again last week. This places them firmly in contention for the finals. They take on their toughest opponents this week, so we will see how they fare come Friday. All the best!
All School’s Water Polo
Our PLC team fought hard in the pool this week against a spirited Siena opposition. The girls showed improvement in their performance this week and were competitive all the way to the end, narrowly defeated 6-5. The team will head into their next fixture with confidence from this week’s performance.
SCISSA Touch Football Results
Some mixed results for our SCISSA teams yesterday. The Intermediate A Boys were challenged in their game by a well-drilled Immanuel team, however, they continue to show improvement in key skill areas each week. The Senior A Girls fought hard against a strong Matthew Flinders team, only going down by a narrow margin. Congratulations to the Junior B Boys for a good win over Matthew Flinders on the back of strong rucking and defense. The Junior B Girls travelled to Glasshouse for a doubleheader, losing a close game to start with and then winning their second fixture comprehensively. With only a few weeks left, there are only a few games remaining to try and make a push for finals.
SSCRU Girls Rugby Results
This week saw our U14 Girls play games against St Patrick’s and St Johns. While the team didn’t come away with a win from their fixtures, however, they are continuing to improve their skills and game awareness and demonstrated greater confidence throughout games. Their improved efforts in defence this week were commendable, and they are building strong foundations for their upcoming games.
Key Sports Dates Term 3
- Friday 9th September: Term 2 and 3 Sports Group Photos (Netball and Basketball)
- Friday 16th September: Years 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival
- Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September: Champion Schools Basketball Queensland.
Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport