Our very talented swimmers participated in Week 5 in the Catholic Co-Ed Swimming Carnival at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre and Week 6 in the School Sport SA State Champs at SA Aquatic Centre.
The team was very successful in the Catholic Co-Ed Carnival, managing to take out the U/13 boys and girls, U/14 boys and U/15 girls age divisions on the night.
We have some fantastic individual results with new records being set by:
Alex Breden (9GPC-04) – Girls U15 50m Backstroke – 37.61 seconds
Kennedy Santos (8GPC-03) – Girls U13 Freestyle – 31.23 seconds and Girls U13 Breaststroke – 43.58 seconds
Angus Dietman (9BPC-03) – Boys U15 Freestyle – 28.32 seconds
The School Sport SA B Grade results:
Boys -7th place
Girls – 4th place
Combined overall – 4th place
We also had some amazing individual results at this event!
A big thank you to all our swimmers and to the parents for their support and assistance. Thank you to our House Captains who were timekeepers for both these events. It has been great to see the team competing so strongly and with great enthusiasm.
Mr Jordan Young, Secondary Boys Co-Curricular Coordinator
PRIMARY CO-CURRICULAR UPDATE
2021 SACA Cricket Cup
On Friday 26 February, 15 of our Year 6 students participated in the SACA Cricket Cup Carnival held at the Karen Rolton Oval. The boys showcased their cricket skills against other private and public schools from across the state. At the conclusion of the day, the boys won 7 out of the 8 games in outstanding fashion. All boys showed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship with each played. Well done boys!
2021 South Australian Sport SA SAPSASA Swimming Trials
On Wednesday 3 March, eight St Michael’s Primary students participated in the annual Western District Sport SA Swimming trials held at Immanuel College. The boys were selected from our internal trials and competed in a variety of swimming events including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. It was great to witness the boys swim against other local western district schools. The successful students will get an opportunity to represent the Western District Zone at the SAPSASA Sport SA Metro State Swimming Carnival to be held at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre later this month.
2021 ANZ Tennis Hotshots Carnival
On Thursday 4 March, eight of our Year 4 students represented the College at the ANZ Tennis Hotshot Carnival held on the clay courts at War Memorial Drive Tennis Club. On a warm 26-degree day, the boys showcased their tennis skills against other local Catholic schools from across the state. The boys represented our school outstandingly showing great sportsmanship and professionalism against some of the best young tennis players from across the state. Congratulations to the boys and well done!
Mr Dion Gazettas, Primary Sports Co-Curricular Coordinator
OPEN KNOCKOUT BASEBALL
Our team went into this event as reigning State Knockout Champions from last year but were challenged due to many players out at the district baseball finals which was happening at the same time. We met Seaton High in the first game of the day and struggled to get the bats going against some strong pitching early and the game was seemingly lost at 2-7. After a Seaton High pitching change late in the game and some good batting, we had the bases loaded with two outs and Luke Trevaskis (12PC-04) at the plate. Luke managed to find the right pitch to hit over the fence at centerfield, hitting a rare grand slam and scoring four runs. Unfortunately, we fell one run short, with the game ending at 6-7. A good effort against a strong opposition. Luke’s hit was clearly a highlight and credit to Nicholas Pickup (10PC-01) for stepping in to pitch and silencing their strong bats.
In the second game we faced Sacred Heart to win the silver medal. They started strong and we were soon down 0-4. Nathan Burlow (12PC-04) starting pitching and after tiring, Henry Mapleson (12PC-02) took over. Our bats took a while to get going and in the bottom of the last we needed two runs to win. With some tough batting we managed to score the tying run and then with runners at 1st and 3rd with two out, the Sacred Heart pitcher threw a wild throw over to 1st base and the winning run jogged across home plate. An odd finish but still a win!
Well done to all of those that participated on the day and thanks to everyone that supported us both at the game and back at school.
Mr Mark Stephens, Baseball Coordinator – Secondary