Secondary Sports Wrap – Weeks 7 to 9

Roberts Road Triathlon results:

In Week 10 of Term 2, the Roberts Road Triathlon was held. Well done to all GCC competitors. The results for this event are listed below.


Volleyball Schools Cup – State Championships

After an incredible district and regional season for GCC volleyball, our first round of state titles held much hope for our Year 9 and 10 teams, that we could compete against the best that Qld schools have to offer.

Teams traveled from as far North as Proserpine, as far West as Charleville and as far South as the Gold Coast to compete in this year’s Intermediate Qld Schools’ Cup Tournament in Toowoomba. 160 teams, representing over 60 schools played across four divisions, in three age groups.

GCC nominated four teams this year to head down to Toowoomba. Year 9 girls, Year 10 girls and Year 10 boys competed in the Division 1 competition and Year 9 boys competed in the Division 2 competition.

Our Year 10 boys who were silver medalists in last years Division1 competition, finished a commendable 6th out of 12 teams, GCC’s best result for the tournament. Finishing undefeated in their pool and making it straight into the quarter finals. The boys fought well but unfortunately fell agonisingly short of a semi finals berth.

The Year 10 girls dominated their Division 1 pool, finishing undefeated as they entered into the quarter finals. The girls played an amazing tournament and came away with four wins out of six matches to finish 7th out of 15 teams. Some of the notable scalps were arch rivals Caloundra and Mountain Creek.

Our Year 9 girls had a difficult tournament, with almost all their matches going down to the wire in hard fought three set games. The girls were silver medalists in the Division 2 competition in 2017 and were promoted to the Division 1 competition for 2018. They made it to the quarter finals and finished 8th out 16 teams.

Finally, our Year 9 boys played back to back to back three set games in their Division 2 competition that also went down to the wire. The boys played well but lost out in their matches by the slimmest of margins each game to finish 7th out of eight teams.

There are plenty of positives to take away from this years tournament, and we all felt quite flat as we were definitely good enough to be top 4 in our respective competitions, so we will use the pain of this tournament to come back stronger next year.

Thanks for all your support and well wishes. GCC volleyball is in a very good place and will only get better.

Jarred Pienaar.

Under 19 Boys State Volleyball Competition

Patrick McKenzie recently competed in the State Schoolboy U19 Volleyball Championships held over four days.

The Under 19 Sunshine Coast Team started off slowly but picked up momentum to end up 2nd in their pool prior to the Semis. The boys then picked up a must-win game and found themselves in a Bronze Medal playoff. Unfortunately, they lost this game to Met West.

Coach, Cam Bettanay, said 4th place was the best a Sunshine Coast Under 19 team had achieved in a number of years. The teams above were Met North, Met East and Met West. Within these sides, there were many State and Australian players, with a lot of boys in their last year of schooling. The younger Sunshine Coast boys came away feeling they had achieved a great result and learnt a lot from playing these quality teams, particularly with the format being the best of five sets. There was a lot of volleyball played at a very high level.

Patrick really enjoyed this event and no doubt learnt a great deal along the way.

  

SCISSA Volleyball results

GCC Senior Volleyball teams have played exceptionally well throughout this term winning the majority of games to finish at the top of their respective tables. We look forward to Week 10 when the Senior Girls A, Senior Girls B and Senior Boys B play off in Grand Finals for the SCISSA flags. Recent results are as follows:

Senior Girls A Defeated Suncoast 2-0. Best player Sophie Trevan.
Senior Girls A Defeated St Andrews AC 2-0. Best player Brooke Hughes.

Senior Girls B Defeated St Andrews AC 2-0. Best player Jasmine Small.
Senior Girls B Defeated Suncoast CC 2-1. Best player Rebekah Atkins.
Senior Girls B Defeated Nambour CC 2-1. Best player Jasmine Small.

Senior Boys A Defeated Suncoast CC 2-0. Best player Reece Dahm.
Senior Boys A Lost to Grammar 1-2. Best player Patrick McKenzie.
Senior Boys A Defeated St Andrews AC 2-0. Best player Mackenzie Still.

Senior Boys B Defeated Matthew Finders AC 2-1. Best player Ethan McCartney.
Senior Boys B Lost to Immanuel LC 0-2. Best player Connor Anderson.
Senior Boys B Defeated St Andrews AC 2-0. Best player Thomas Holley.

SCISSA Rugby 7s results

GCCs Rugby 7s team have had a fantastic term of competition. Losing a few games early but then improving quickly under the guidance of their coach Mr Carolissen. This week they played off in the Grand Final at Peregian Vs St Andrews AC. We are very proud to announce that this group has brought home GCCs first SCISSA championship flag. A full report, photos and results will be included in the Sports Wrap Grand Final edition in Week 10.

Intermediate Boys

GCC defeated Nambour CC. Best Jacob Barbeler.
GCC defeated St Andrews AC. Best River Richard Williamson.
Grand Final – GCC defeated St Andrews AC 2-1.

   

 

 

Dominic Ruhle – Regional Cross Country

After his impressive top three finish at the district cross country event, Dominic Ruhle competed at the regional cross country during Week 8. Dominic ran a steady race to finish in 15th place. The fact that this was only three minutes behind the winner suggests that all runners were very competitive. Well done Dominic on this fantastic achievement.

 

Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport and HPE

 

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