Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
Last weekend against ACGS was a great example of two schools competing fiercely against each other in true sportsmanship and competitive nature. Our opposition were strong across the board in all fixtures and results were evenly spread across the three areas of contact – Rowing, Cricket and Volleyball.
In the Rowing at the BGS regatta the both schools shared the spoils in the Open 1st VIII race. In Race 1 ACGS were first and Terrace second. In the second race the Terrace boys turned the tables and were victorious with ACGS coming home fourth. Overall ACGS were stronger across the Eights program – Years 11 and 12, and Terrace were stronger in the Sculling program – Years 9 and 10.
The 1st VIII are one of only two schools to win a 1st VIII race this year – they have the confidence to know they can apply the pressure when it is needed and record a result that could see them being the first “1st VIII” in 10 years to win the premiership race at the Head of the River.
The Rowing program will this week farewell their Year 9 division quads with the Junior Head of the River at Wyaralong. I hope these boys have enjoyed their first full season of rowing. The following weekend is when the Year 8 rowers will head to Wyaralong for their first and last hit out at a senior regatta and race over 500 meters. All Year 8 and Year 9 rowers are expected to attend the Head of the River for Senior crews on 10 March.
In Cricket, The Terrace program was victorious winning the majority of fixtures, 15 victories from 25 games against some very good ACGS teams. The 1st XI again had a great victory with a bonus point win – the second week in a row. This team, respectfully, do not have a number of stars who shine and carry the team, rather they are a team of hard working young men who all contribute in some small way in their own right. They are a team and they are led by a very dedicated coach in Mr Hoy. These boys are still in the mix for the premiership and good results against their opposition in upcoming weeks will allow them to be positioned ready to take the lead should another school falter.
Congratulations to Michael Pease who hit a wonderful century for the Open 2nds, Jake Hrstich hit 101 not out in the 10B, and Josh Kelly in the 9Bs who returned figures of 6 for 18, including a hat trick. Well done to these boys on these outstanding efforts.
In Volleyball the ACGS program was too strong across the board in a number of very closely contested matches. Perhaps the closest of all was the 1st VI who were finally, after three hours of play, defeated 15-13 in the final set. For those on hand at this match you could not walk away with anything but admiration for both teams for their sportsmanship, dedication and commitment in the closest match of the season. It was incredibly hard fought – every point was battled for, epitomised by the first set, a 39 – 37 score line to Terrace. There is still an opportunity for Terrace to win the premiership – it just depends on results of other games throughout the season. The message to the boys is to keep trying and representing as best as possible.
The Tennis program stepped up a gear with the Age Championships happening at Victoria Park and Ambiwerra on Sunday. Thank you to all the boys and parents who attended on the day – record numbers I understand, and to Mr Brimblecombe who coordinated and ran the day. The parents support group assisted by numerous hands ran the BBQ and provided refreshments on the day, supporting the boys and the College. This Sunday the Open Championships will be held at the same venues.
A reminder to all boys – enthusiasm can sometimes get the better of you in regard to other activities that you are involved in. You must always pay respect to the activities in competition and attend all training prior to trials or training. In short Swimming, Cricket, Rowing and Volleyball take priority over Tennis, Football and Cross Country.