REGION FINALS UPDATES
Term 3 has been off to a busy start with a large number of Ringwood teams competing in Eastern Region finals. Highlights have included the Junior Girls, Year 7 Boys and Senior Boys all making their Region grand finals. After the Junior Girls beat arch rival Norwood at the Division stage for the first time in over a decade, they continued their good form winning through the Region pool matches to make it to the grand final against Mt Waverley. In a hard fought contest, the girls ended the day 4 goals behind and finished runners up in the Region. Both the Year 7 boys and Senior boys also progressed through their Region pool matches to their respective grand finals, only to fall agonisingly short of victory, with both teams losing by less than a goal.
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Boys netball also competed in their Region finals in the past fortnight, with the Junior and Senior boys making the semi final stage, whilst the Intermediate boys progressed all the way to the grand final, finishing runners up on the day. Last week saw the Year 7 and Year 8 girls travel to Waverley netball centre to compete in their region finals. The Year 7 girls played well, making it to the semi-final stage, whilst the Year 8 girls made the final and won our first region title of the year. The Year 8 girls will now play in the State finals in early September.
For more details from some of these region finals, please see the coaches reports included later in this article.
ATHLETIC THROWING EVENTS AND JUNIOR HIGH JUMP
In week 2 of this term, all Year 7 students competed in Discus, Javelin and High Jump, whilst students from Year 8 to Year 12 that signed up, competed in Javelin and Discus. This completed the last part of our Athletics carnival, which meant final house standings and age group champions can be calculated. Age group champions will be awarded at upcoming year level assemblies, but the overall winning house was Jackman house claiming the athletics title, with Mabo second, Freeman third and Frazer fourth.
The results from the throwing events were:
13 Discus Boys – 1st Charlie Collins, 2nd Sam Nicholson, 3rd Sahaf Ali
13 Discus Girls – 1st Soraya Maclean, 2nd Mikaela Haw, 3rd Nikke Anderson
Discus Winners: Jackson Weatherill (14B), Niamh Mebalds (14G), Ben Hickleton (15B), Charlie Guillou (15G), Lee Fletcher (16B), Rebecca Battersby (16G), Ben Akaruru (17B), Connor McGrath (20B)
13 Javelin Boys – 1st Jake Seeber, 2nd Sam Nicholson, 3rd Lachlan Stewart
13 Javelin Girls – 1st Soraya Maclean, 2nd Anne Hager, 3rd Finlay Kelly
Javelin Winners: Jackson Weatherill (14B), Jordyn Sullivan (14G), Cameron Brown (15B), Imogen Hansen (15G), Blake Watson-Karpinsk (16B), Rebecca Battersby (16G), Pwa Ku Htoo (17B), Julian Malander (20B)
13 High Jump: 1st Sahaf Ali, 2nd Jake Seeber, 3rd Jasper Thornton
Girls: Final to be held
14 High Jump: Boys. 1st Riley Baldwin, 2nd Benjamin Herring
Girls: 1st Jenna Edwards, 2nd Isabella Reynolds-Wilson, 3rd Jasmin Hass
WORLD UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Bianca Hansen who, in late July, represented Australia at the World Junior Championships in Discus. Bianca threw a distance of 47.06 metres, which placed her 17th in the world for Under 20 Women’s discus. Given many of her competitors were 2 years or more older than and her personal best would have put her in the top 10, the future certainly looks bright for Bianca.
NATIONAL BASEBALL TEAM
Congratulations are also due to Charlie Collins of Year 7, who competed in the National Under 15 Baseball championships in Adelaide and was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. As a result of his outstanding performances, Charlie has been invited to compete in a tournament in Sydney in September. We wish him all the best for this competition.
SPORTING HALL OF FAME
This year’s Sporting Hall of Fame breakfast promises to be another exciting event, and will be held in the college hall from 7.30am on Thursday 8th of September. The inductee this year is Ian Holland, who attended Ringwood between 2005 and 2008. Ian made his debut with the Victorian Bushrangers this year, after an extremely successful 2014/15 season at premier cricket level, where he won both the John Scholes and Jack Ryder medals for best player of the season and best player of the final.
The guest speaker for the event is David Richards, a previous inductee into Ringwood’s Sporting Hall of Fame, who has had a very significant involvement in playing and administrating cricket at the highest levels. David played cricket for Ringwood Cricket Club, worked with the Victorian Cricket Association and then was CEO of the Australia Cricket Board. Following these roles, David was appointed as the first CEO of the International Cricket Council and has been honoured with the Order of Australia medal for his work in cricket administration.
All students and parents are welcome to attend what promises to be a great morning.
YEAR 7 BOYS FOOTBALL
Kicking into a strong breeze, we got off to a great start. Sahaf Ali dominating in the ruck and when not winning the clearance himself, he was providing first option to our on ballers. Mitch Brooker was lively at half forward causing havoc for the Rowville defence with two running first quarter goals. A huge mark to Lachie Saunders-Emerson and a great running goal to Judson Clark gave us a handy 4 goal to 1 lead at quarter time. A mighty effort kicking into a 4 goal breeze.
In the second, Rowville started to slowly work their way back into the game getting their hands on the ball more in the middle. Giving away some careless free kicks did't help our cause. A late captains goal to Juddy giving us some breathing space at half time and a four goal lead despite probably conceding the quarter.
An ankle injury late in the first half to our dominant player Sahaf, was a big blow and he was unable to ruck in the third quarter. Rowville had all the momentum and only some strong work down back from Dylan Coppin kept us from being blown away. Their mids and tall marking forwards starting to dominate. A late Rowville goal saw them hit the front by 4 points at 3 quarter time.
Coming home with a strong breeze and with Sahaf back in the ruck, the boys were still confident of getting the win. Rowville continued to win the clearances and managed to keep the game mainly on their terms for the first half of the quarter. A goal extending their lead to 10 points. The Ringwood boys dug deep and started to pull back some of the ascendency in the middle. Tyson Petrie and Lachie Stewart leading by example and driving us forward. A couple of near misses brought the margin back to 8 with only minutes left to play. Sam Nicholson who had worked tirelessness at Centre half back and in the Ruck all day, was shifted forward and kicked the goal of the day late from a boundary line set shot. This brought us within 2 points. We attacked relentlessly over the closing 2 minutes but Rowville's defence stood tall. The siren sounded with the ball camped in our forward pocket.
Despite such a heart breaking loss, the team has been magnificent getting so far in the competition, after 6 straight victories. Hopefully there is better to come over the next few years.
Mr Scott/ Mr Johnson
SENIOR BOYS NETBALL
On the 25th of July the Senior boys netball team travelled to Waverley Netball Centre to compete in the regional finals. The boys managed to make it all the way to the semi-finals undefeated, playing some excellent games across the way. Unfortunately we went down to Camberwell High School in the semi-final game. They were an extremely tough team and played a tight, controlled game. Huge credit must be given to our two defenders, James Sutton and Joel Gosbell, who worked so hard to keep us in the semi-final and keep Camberwell’s goalers from scoring. They worked unbelievably well together and it was fantastic to watch them play with such determination. Ryan Mangold in goals also played outstandingly and is worthy of a mention. It has been a pleasure coaching these boys, all of whom kept me laughing and on my toes and this year and I am so proud of what they have achieved.
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS NETBALL
On Friday the 8th of August the Intermediate girls netball team braved their day off and travelled to Waverley netball centre to play in the regional finals. They came up against some tough competition but managed to qualify for the semi-final game. Going into the semi against Rowville was intimidating, but the girls worked hard and managed to play commendably. Unfortunately they lost the game but came away laughing and smiling. Special mentions must go to Taylah Barr for her excellent shooting, as well as Becky Hine, Chelsea Weatherill and Chloe Burns for their unbelievable defence. The girls were superstars and I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching such a talented group of players throughout the year.
TERM 3 DATES
Friday 19th – Year 8 Boys Badminton Eastern Region final
Friday 2nd – Year 8 Winter 2 Round Robin – Basketball, Table Tennis, Hockey
Monday 5th – Year 8 Girls Netball State final
Tuesday 6th – Year 7 Winter 2 Round Robin - Basketball, Table Tennis, Hockey
Thursday 8th – Sporting Hall of Fame breakfast
Friday 9th – Maroondah Division Athletics Carnival
Director of Sports