The Tennis girls turned the tables on St Paul’s in Round 7 by defeating them 4-2 across the six year age levels. This is a complete turn-around from the equivalent match last year, with tough matches across all age groups. This result was quite a stand-out for the team, given the strength of the St Paul’s Tennis program.
Round 8 held last weekend marked the final home game for the CHAC Tennis girls. Although it was very hot, the round was very successful for all age groups. Collectively, the CHAC girls won 32 out of a possible 36 sets against St Columban’s, which is an outstanding achievement and is reflective of a very strong training record throughout the entire term.
With the TAS finals upon us this weekend, we have a record number of age groups playing for premiership: Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. The Year 7 team has performed exceptionally this term; the girls are currently undefeated and will look to defend their top-of-the-ladder position next weekend, to earn themselves the premiership. The Years 8 and 9 teams have both had a very strong season, going into the finals in second position playing for premierships on Saturday.
If all goes well, CHAC could finish up with a total of three premierships and be crowned the number one girls’ Tennis College in TAS, a record for girls' Tennis at CHAC.
A special mention should also go to the 2nd IV who are playing off for 3rd position on the ladder. The Year 10 team and 1st IV will both play for 5th position, after a challenging season.
Georgia Morris, Tennis Captain
The past few rounds of girls’ Basketball has seen tremendous results, and it’s great to see our hard work at training paying off. Once again, congratulations to all teams for such an outstanding effort in the past two rounds, coming away with some well-deserved wins.
Round 7 at St Paul’s saw our Year 10 and Year 9 teams come away with a victory. A special commendation must be given to the Year 7 team members for their 34-4 win. Unfortunately, the 1st V fell short of a victory with the 2nd V and Year 8 teams also having narrow losses.
Our final home game in Round 8 saw CHAC take on St Columban’s. Our 1st V and Year 7 teams came out on top with some great wins. Unfortunately, the 2nd V, Year 10, Year 9 and Year 8 teams fell short, each team unluckily losing by less than 10 points; however, the supplementary competition went well with CHAC securing several wins.
Overall, the Year 9 and Year 10 teams have done exceptionally well this season and currently sit in 4th, ready to move into the final for 3rd place. The Year 7 team is in 5th and is looking promising to keep this position. The Year 8 team will play for 5th place; the 1st V and 2nd V will play for 7th. In the supplementary competition, the Year 9 Blue and Year 10 Blue teams will play for 1st place, and we all wish these girls the best of luck for their games.
Thea Biss, Basketball Captain
With many teams playing for the premiership this Saturday, CHAC is hoping to come away with the title of number one Volleyball School in TAS. Training intensities have increased heavily this week as the final games approach. Special mentions to the 1st VI, 2nd VI, Year 9 Blue and 7 Blue teams, which will play in the premiership game for 1st place. All teams have performed exceptionally this year. I am not alone in being very proud of our efforts.
Good luck to all teams playing this Saturday. I am positive we will hear of fantastic results from this Finals weekend.
Flynn Schamburg, Volleyball Captain
CHAC Cricket has seen a strong finish to the season, with impressive rounds against St Paul’s and St Columban’s in our past two weeks.
Once again, inclement weather affected our matches against St. Paul’s, with only our 1st XI and Intermediate A teams getting games on synthetic wickets. Both teams had impressive wins, showing patience with the bat to set some big totals, and discipline with the ball to bowl each team out. Special mention to Joshua Wright (118 runs) and Joshua Gibbs (5 for 42).
Last week we managed a clean sweep of St Columban’s, winning six out of six matches. Once again there were some key performances across the age groups: Josh Wright (6 for 14), Oliver Cox (5 for 9), Tom Glass (3 for 18), Tom Ralston (51 runs), Dylan Finch (41 runs), Oscar Neuendorf-King (4 for 9) and Angus Venamore (43 runs).
We now head into the final week of the season – finals week – with four teams playing for 3rd and two playing for 5th. Despite the weather interruptions this term, CHAC has performed strongly in Cricket and heads into next year with a lot of confidence to finish even higher in each grade.
Josh Wright, Cricket Captain