College Cross Country
A big thank you to all staff who assisted in the supervision and efficient running of our College Cross Country. Conditions were ideal at Parker St and the participation in the junior years was particularly pleasing. A special thank you to Mr Kilbourne who assisted in the management of the carnival; Mr Kennedy-Gould and his Year 11 SLR class for marshalling the event; also, thank you Mr Meek, Mr Zammit, Mr Cummins and Mrs Birkett for arranging our House groups for the event. Further congratulations to the Surawski House and each of our Age Champions for 2019:
1st Keeghan Tran (R)
2nd Karlo Sudulic (D)
3rd Samuel Kopp (D)
1st Noah Lang (S)
2nd Tiare Raukawa (R)
3rd Jaxen Edgar (D)
1st Joshua Debritt (T)
2nd Charlie Klemesrud (R)
3rd Mitchell Heather (R)
1st Liam Taylor (R)
2nd Zane Lang (S)
3rd Jeremy Baldacchino (T)
1st Angelo Apokis (R)
2nd Daniel Kraljevic (D)
3rd Logan Dwyer (S)
1st Cameron Gill (T)
2nd Kassem Khanafer (T)
3rd Riley Ginger (S)
1st Connor Baragry (S)
2nd Ethan Wheeler (S)
3rd Todd Robinson (T)
HOUSE POINTS TOTALS:
1st Surawski (222)
2nd Rice (200)
3rd Tench (178)
4th Dharuk (84)
Congratulations to the following students who will represent the College at MCS Cross Country 2019: Keeghan Tran, Karlo Sudulic, Samuel Kopp, Brandon Hartmann, Cooper Grady, Noah Lang, Tiare Raukawa, Jaxen Edgar, Lachlan Antecki, Preston Eddie, Joshua Debritt, Charlie Klemesrud, Mitchell Heather, Brock Stapelton. Ben Comormond, Liam Taylor, Zane Lang, Jeremy Baldacchino, Luke Hanson, Ethan Hutchings, Angelo Apokis, Daniel Kraljevic, Logan Dwyer, Dylan Wilson, Jaiden Hanson, Cameron Gill, Kassem Khanafer, Riley Ginger, Isaac Coldicott, Mitchell Baragry, Conor Baragry, Daniel Thomas.
MCS Cross Country
Due to the poor air quality at the Penrith International Regatta Centre on Tuesday 21st May the decision was made by MCS to postpone the event in the best interest of students’ health and safety. The event was rescheduled for Monday 27th May. Although air quality was much improved, the cold change and windy conditions would provide yet another obstacle for the event. The effort from our students was fantastic and the College had a number of students who succeeded in reaching the NSWCCC Championships. Thank you to Mr Kilbourne who assisted in marshalling on the day and well done to each of our squad members who made our College proud. Congratulations to the following students who will represent MCS at the NSWCCC event:
U/17’s Cameron Gill
U/16’s Angelo Apokis
U14’s Benjamin Comormond
U/13’s Jaxen Edgar
U/13’s Noah Lang
NRL School Boy Cup
NRL Schoolboy Cup Round 1 Report vs Bass High School
On Tuesday 21st May the First Grade Rugby League team travelled to Bass High School for the first round of the NRL Schoolboy Cup. After close games against Bass HS the last two years and with a very young squad this year, the team knew Bass HS would be a tough challenge.
Playing in front of a vocal away crowd, the team started very strongly scoring in their first set to take an early lead. That set the tone for the rest of the half with the team playing near perfect football scoring six unanswered tries to take a 36-0 lead. Bass HS scored late in the first half to make the score 36-6 at half time.
In the second half, St.Dominic’s didn’t drop their standards and once again played with some great attacking flair scoring five more tries to make the final score 66-6. Best players were captain and hooker Trent Borthwick and second rower Lachlan Blackburn with utility Ryley Smith scoring an amazing five tries. Goal kicker Bailey Borthwick kicking 11 goals from 11 attempts.
The team faces both Holy Cross, Ryde and St.Gregory’s College Campbelltown in the next two games at home in the NRL Schoolboy Cup and we look forward to playing in front of our home crowd again.
Game highlights can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/NrlSchoolboyCup/videos/333824723983022/
Mr D. Mackinnon
9/10 All Schools Touch Football (Regionals)
Congratulations to Mr Churchill, Miss Cook and our Year 9/10 All School Touch Football Team who recently defeated Gilroy College in the finals of the Regional Championships to progress to the NSW All Schools Championship. The Championships will take place on Friday 14th June at The Kingsway Playing Fields, St Marys.
MCS Rugby League & Soccer Finals
We have a variety of our College MCS Rugby League and Soccer teams in contention for the MCS finals. The semi-finals for MCS Rugby League will commence on Thursday 13th June. MCS Soccer semi-finals will take place on Thursday 20th June.
Rugby League Representatives
On Friday and Saturday 24th and 25th of May a number of St. Dominic’s boys were involved in the NSWCCC Rugby League selection trials at St. Mary’s Stadium.
In the U/18’s, 1st Grade captain Trent Borthwick played for the MCS U/18’s team. His team recorded 3 wins from 3 games to win the tournament with Trent playing a key role at hooker.
In the U/15’s, both Liam Ison and Declan Quirk played for the Presidents team who won two of their 3 games to finish runners up. Both Declan and Liam were noted by selectors for their strong performances in all games.
Also, in the U/15’s, Ethan Hutchings and Luke Hanson played for the undefeated MCS team who won the tournament. Both Luke and Ethan played starring roles for MCS in their convincing wins. Ethan in particular played outstandingly and was rewarded with selection in the NSWCCC U/15’s side to take part in the National Championships in June in Brisbane. We wish Ethan all the best at the Championships and hope he can make the Australian Schoolboys side.
Further to these success stories, St. Dominic’s first grade lock Mason Teague was selected in the Pacifica U/16’s team to take on the NSW U/16’s team at Belmore Sports Ground on June 9th. Mason’s outstanding form for the Penrith Panthers Harold Matthews side and St. Dominic’s College earnt him selection in this team and we wish him all the best for this big game.
Mr D. Mackinnon
NSWCCC Rugby Union Representatives
Congratulations to the following students who have recently been selected in the NSWCCC Rugby Union teams:
The students will enter NSWCCC Camp on Friday 31st May at NSW Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen before taking part in the NSW All Schools selection trials on 2nd and 5th June.
College Athletics Carnival
The College Athletics Carnival is fast approaching. Due to a change in date of the MCS Athletics Carnival the event has been brought forward this year into Term 2. The event is compulsory for all students and will now take place on Tuesday 18th June at Parker St Field, Lemongrove.
Students who would like to compete in track and field events are required to nominate themselves prior to the event. The online nomination form is now available on both the College and Sport Announcement pages via Canvas.
Mr R Peake