Sporting Life - October 2020

Sporting Life - October 2020

Sporting Life – October 2020

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School Sport Shout Outs!

*Congratulations to Issy Hallinan who recently competed in the South Coast U12 Softball team at the State Championships and was also named one of the Team Captains. Issy’s team had a very competitive tournament, placing 3rd overall and narrowly missing the final. Issy herself had a huge tournament with home runs, big hits, catches and outs at first. Congratulations Issy!

QGSSSA Athletics

Whilst COVID 19 disturbed our season of Athletics, this did not stop the Roo Pen from giving the QGSSSA 2020 Athletics Carnival their best shot. The day of the carnival saw countless athletes lace up their spikes and hit the track and field. From the start of the day, we saw girls make courageous leaps, quite literally in the hurdle events! A special shout out to Jemima Robertson who had never competed in hurdles before and ran a remarkable race. There were also countless girls who filled in for races and field events. A special thank you to our coaches and the astounding effort they put in this year which allowed for all athletes to be extremely prepared on the day. The coaches’ efforts to encourage athletes and ensure the day ran seamlessly is something we, along with all the girls, are so grateful for. Overall, the countless number of trainings the athletes attended meant the development of great talent and some notable performances on the day of the event. Congratulations to all the athletes who ran, jumped, and threw with all their strength. You well and truly performed like champions! We achieved several high places on the day. The girls who achieved Top 3 in events are listed below:

  • Piper Campbell
    • 3rd 12 Year Olds Long Jump B Division
  • Eva Pinkerton
    • 3rd 13 Year Olds Long Jump B Division
  • Abby Long
    • 1st 14 Year Olds 100 Meter Run C Division
  • Holly Bertwistle
    • 2nd 14 Year Olds 100 Meter Run B Division
  • Dior Scholz
    • 2nd 14 Year Olds 100 Meter Run A Division
    • 1st 14 Year Olds 400m Run A Division
    • 1st 14 Year Olds 200m Run A Division
  • Cyra Bender
    • 2nd 15 Year Olds 400m Run A Division
  • Hannah Collins
    • 2nd 15 Years & Under Triple Jump
  • Nyah Bollinger
    • 3rd 17 Year Olds 100 Meter Run A Division
  • 12 Years & Under 4 x 100m Relay A Division
    • 2nd (Piper Campbell, Ella McDermott, Emma McDermott & Sydney Prendergast-Burtenshaw)
  • 14 Years & Under 4 x 100m Relay A Division
    • 2nd (Holly Bertwistle, Abby Long, Annabel Montgomery & Dior Scholz)

Athletics Captains – Maeve Dougherty and Ali Rutherford

Summer Fixtures Badminton

Open 10th Lizzie Slater Olivia Wright
Senior A 8th
Senior B 3rd
Senior C 5th Aisja Thompson Violet Todd
Senior D 5th
10A 5th Jaye Radel Kenina Murtagh
10B 5th
10C 7th

Spirits were high over the weekend as the girls competed in the QGSSSA Badminton competition. Each game was played with high enthusiasm and with endless support from other teams on the day. Although not all teams came home with a 1st place, it was evident that the girls left it all on the court (especially our Year 10Cs who placed 7th after they had to forfeit following seed 1 due to a last-minute illness of one of their players). It was a very short season of Badminton but all girls competing were dedicated and happy to be playing again. Emma and I competed in our last ever QG Badminton competition at Ipswich Girls Grammar and, to say the least, it was a day to remember. It was full of laughs and enjoyment, and we hope as captains that the girls will continue to participate in this extremely fun sport and make the most of it as the years go on.

Badminton Captains – Emma Raby & Lizzie Slater

QLD All Schools Touch 2020

The 2020 QLD All Schools Touch Tournament was held over the weekend and St Hilda’s entered their Open team. Whilst the team had limited preparation for the tournament, they came together well and finished the carnival with 3 losses, 1 draw and 3 wins. Our player of the tournament was Holly Bertwistle, who had a strong hand in many of the team tries. Most consistent was Kayla McMah who led the team with patience, control and used her playing experience to help direct both attack and defense. The most improved player was Zoe Bennett. It is Zoe’s first year in the Opens team and although she missed out on the regular QG season, Zoe stepped up to the challenge at All Schools and slotted in with the team perfectly.

Game 1 – Friday St Margaret Mary Loss 8-3
Game 2 – Friday Unity College Loss 5-1
Game 3 – Friday Carmel College Draw 2-2
Game 4 – Saturday Ormeau Woods SHS Win 7-0
Game 5 – Saturday Trinity (Beenleigh) Win 6-2
Game 6 – Saturday Fairholme College Loss 6-2
Game 7 – Saturday Somerville House Win 3-1


Club & Non-School Sport Shout Outs!

*The Touch Football National Youth Championships were held over the school holidays and Sydney Prendergast-Burtenshaw represented South Queensland in the 12 Years team and Dior Scholz represented South Queensland in the 14 Years team. Both girls played a very good tournament with their teams only knocked out in the semi-finals. Congratulations Sydney and Dior!

Rowing States

Congratulations to all our rowers who competed at the recent Rowing States held at Wyaralong Dam.

We had some outstanding results:

  • Senior Four – 3rd Place
    • Charlie Milligan, Grace Crowther, Amelia Brooks, Clementine Sweetland & Cox: Ashlee Bennett.
  • Year 10 First Four – 1st Place
    • Jaz Ingall, Alexie Jurkic, Pippa Hemming, Emma Chandler & Cox: Mia Harvey.
  • Year 9 First Quad 3rd Place
    • Makayli Wright, Annabel Montgomery, Cyra Bender, Amelia Salmon & Cox: Sophie Sendall.
  • Year 9 Double 2nd Place
    • Cyra Bender & Annabel Montgomery.
  • Year 8 First Quad – 1st place
    • Alexi McCarthy, Eva Pinkerton, Holly Bertwistle, Piper Holtsbaum & Cox: Kylie Carrigan.
  • Year 8 Doubles – 1st Place
    • Alexi McCarthy & Eva Pinkerton and 3rd Place Lana Theaker & Alice Webster

State Swimming Short Course Titles

Congratulations to Georgia Lea’aetoa, Lili Baumann, Julia Kater and Ava Brickley who all recently competed in the State Swimming Short Course Titles. Ava placed 3rd in the 200m Backstroke Final and Julia placed 2nd in both the 200m Breaststroke Final and the 400m Medley Final.

The St Hilda’s Sport team loves to be kept up to date with girls’ achievements across a wide range of sports. Please email with any sporting news that we can recognise and celebrate!

For all enquiries relating to Middle Senior Sport at St Hilda’s, please email and ensure that you have downloaded the iStHildas App to receive all our sporting notices.

Mel Lilley
Acting Head of Sport

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