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Katie Emmert (Year 10) competed in the
World Outrigging Championships in Rio de
Janeiro winning a Silver medal in the V12
500m sprint and two bronze medals in the
V6 500m sprint and V6 1000m sprint.
Kurt Lorme (Year 8) won a bronze
medal in the 50m backstroke and Logan
Whitfield (Year 9) won a bronze medal
in the 400m IM at the Queensland Short-
Course Swimming Championships.
Damon Moore scored two touchdowns in
Queensland Secondary Schoolboys 8-5 win over
NSW Combined High Schools at the National
Youth Touch Football Championships on Sunshine
Coast. Teams from across Australia and New
Zealand competed. Joining the Queensland 18
Girls team, that lost the final to New South Wales
by one touchdown, included RGS Year 12 student
Maddison Black. Joining the Central Queensland
Bulls 18 Boys team members were Brandon
Barnes, Blake Moore and Jake Standen.
RGS players will join the Queensland 14
and 16 years teams to tour Melbourne in
December. Grace Wakeman (Year 8) was
named in the 14 years girls team while Aaron
Moore (Year 8) gained 14 years boys team
selection. Blake Moore (Year 9) and Jake
Standen (Year 11) were named in the 16
years boys team. Players named in the 12
years State merit teams were Ella Bourke
(Year 6) and Abbie Sandilands ( Yea r 6)
Lachlan Knuth (Year 11) will attend the
inaugural Michael Clarke Cricket Academy
at Scots College, in Sydney, during the
school holidays. The Academy involves four
days of training and mentoring with the final
day hosting a 50 over match involving the
Academy’s 24 participants. Australian cricket
captain Michael Clarke will attend sessions.
Congratulations to RGS students who qualified
for the Capricornia team to contest the
State Athletics Championships in Brisbane
during October: Eleanor Gambling, Chloe
Harm, Jamie Saunders, Makenzie
Sypher, Madeline Telford, Millie Volck,
Miles Logovik, Reid Newell, Ben Ramsey
and Robert Taylor. At the Capricornia
trials in Mackay Robert Taylor ( Yea r
12) set a new regional record in the 17
years and over boys shot put (16.17m).
The Rockhampton Grammar School Girls
tennis team was crowned Country Champions
and won the bronze medal at the Tennis
Queensland Secondary Schools Team Tennis
State Finals at Rockhampton’s Victoria Park.
Playing in the seven-team competition, RGS
team members were (right) Amy Nicholls,
Hillary Tjandramulia, Lucy Brown and Ruth
Beaumont. The RGS boys team of Kennedy
Tjandramulia, Callum Henderson, Blake
Johnston, Angus Houston and Ben Funch
narrowly missed the boys Country title to
finish fifth from eight teams in a tough draw.
RGS netball teams have ended another
big year with success in the Rockhampton
Netball Association and Rockhampton
District Primary Schools grand finals.
In the RNA grand finals on 6 September
RGS Warriors (Junior F), Suns (Junior G) and
Dodgers (Junior H) all finished premiers
with RGS Raiders (Junior B), Thunder
(Junior C) and Jazz (Junior E) finishing
runners-up in their divisions.
RGS Warriors scored a 27-26 win over
Cap Coast Snappers, RGS Suns defeated
Gracemere Cheetahs 25-18 and RGS Dodgers
scored a 46-25 win over Pumas Ocean.
Players of the final for each team were:
Tamika Richards (Raiders), Sophie Dooley
(Thunder), Matilda Patterson (Jazz), Grace
Wakeman (Warriors), Chrissy Kohler
(Suns) and Ella Bourke (Dodgers).
Congratulations to Mikeeley Hoch who
received the Liz Zammit Memorial Trophy
for the best junior player in the Senior A
division competition. RGS PE teacher Mrs
Lauren White received the Christensen
Family Trophy for best senior umpire.
In the Rockhampton District Primary Schools
grand finals, finishing premiers for the 2014
season were RGS Suns (Senior A division) and
RGS Dodgers (Senior B division). Suns scored
a 20-7 win over Frenchville while Dodgers
produced a 28-10 win against Gracemere.
RGS Stars (Junior A division) and RGS Sliders
(Junior B division) finished runners-up.
Almost 500 people attended the annual netball
presentation evening on 18 September in the
Spaceframe. Individual team trophies were
presented and the major award winners were:
Lucy Blair (Best Defence in a Senior Team),
Katie Emmert (Best Defence in a Junior
Te a m), Marissa Buchanan (Best Shooter in a
Senior Team), Romy Bowden (Best Shooter
in a Junior Team), Mikeeley Hoch (Best Mid
Court Player in a Senior Team; Most Promising
Senior Player), Jessica Bourke (Best Mid Court
Player in a Junior Team), Emily Scott (Most
Promising Junior Player), Gemma Bleney and
Taylor Nock (Most Dedicated Club Member),
Isabella Fernie (Umpire of the Year), Dimity
Reid, Hayley McAulay-Powell, Isabella
Fernie (Spirit and Goodwill Award) Cassidy
Knuth (Best Primary Mid Court Player), Emily
Horsley (Best Primary Shooter), Samantha
Namasasu (Best Primary Defence), Keera
Kingston (Most Promising Primary Netballer)
and David Taylor (TIC Special Award).
Nominees for Junior and Senior Netballer of
the Year, to be announced at next Term’s Sports
Dinner, were: (Junior) Emily Scott, Emily
Bleney, Katie Emmert, Lilly Kele; (Senior)
Mikeeley Hoch and Marissa Buchanan.
Magic’s final goal
RGS Magic will contest the Vicki Wilson Cup
State Finals in Brisbane on 11-12 October. Its is
the final netball challenge for Magic’s Year 12
players (pictured): Gemma Bleney, Abbey
Olive and Taylor Nock. The year, Magic won
QISSN (Queensland Independent Secondary
Schools Netball) and the Rockhampton District
Secondary Schoolgirls Open division title.
A good night for netballers
Time out! Netball Teacher-in Charge Mrs Dorothy Skilling (right) is presented
with an award for her long service to the sport from Netball Assistant Teacher-in-
Charge Mrs Lauren White and RGS Netball Club President Mr Greg Shelton.
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