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Top winter season
RGS won its 13th consecutive
Rockhampton Secondary Schools
Athletics Championship overall title
in August. Age champions were
Darcy Milful (14 Years Girls),
Jayden Mills (14 Years Boys) and
Briony Mueller (18 Years Girls).
Pictured are RGS Athletics Captains
(from left) Amie Shann, Emily Keune,
Reid Newell and Hanah Mills.
Rowers medal at Queensland titles
RGS rowers finished among the medals against
some strong competition at the Queensland
Schools Rowing Championships at Bucca Weir,
near Bundaberg, from 17-19 September.
Over three days of competition RGS rowers won
three gold, two silver and four bronze medals, as
well as winning another bronze medal in an Inter-
On the final day of competition RGS earned
three gold medals with Max Napper
(Year 12) winning the Open Boys Single
Scull, Grace Sypher (Year 9) winning the
Under 15 Girls Single Scull and the Year
10 Boys Coxed Four crew (pictured) of
Luke Saunders, Dylan Rau, Lincoln
Hansen, Ryan Collard, and cox Ryan Day
also collected a gold medal.
Silver medallists at the State Championships
were McKenzie Apel and Tess Napper
in the Schoolgirls Year 10 double scull and
also collecting silver in the Championship
Schoolgirls Year 11 Four (Coxed) were Julia
Becker, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnie Maynard,
Annalee Godwin and cox Sylvia Godwin.
Briony Mueller won bronze in the Championship
Schoolgirls Single Scull while the RGS crew of Jack
Janson, Matthew Wright, Ryan Collard, Jack
Kinsella, Austin Cocks, Matthew Richardson,
Lincoln Hansen, Max Napper and cox Sam
Gray won bronze in the Championship Schoolboys
Eight. Also taking home bronze medals were the
Year 11 Girls Coxed Quad Scull crew of Annalee
Godwin, Bonnie Maynard, Julia Becker, Tayla
Donnell-Wales and cox Sylvia Godwin along
with the Year 8 Boys Coxed Quad Scull Crew of
Mitch Martyn, Josh O’Regan, Peter Glasson,
Nicholas Storey and cox Jonathan Edwards.
RGS rowers Grace Sypher, McKenzie Apel,
Tess Napper and cox Georgia Henderson
were members of the Central Queensland
crew that won bronze in the Inter-Regional
Schoolgirls Under-16 Quad Scull.
In a non-championship event the RGS Mixed
Eight won their race. Crew members were
Annalee Godwin, Sarah MacKenzie,
Jack Kinsella, Matthew Wright, Elizabeth
Hills, Briony Mueller, Austin Cocks, Max
Napper and cox Sam Gray.
RGS qualified for 20 finals. RGS staff praised
the coaches and parents for their support
over the championships and also said the
RGS students were a credit to how they rep-
resented their School - both in their behaviour
and how they “rowed their hearts out”.
RGS featured in the finals of the
Term 3 winter sport season.
On the football field, the RGS 1st
XI Girls Football team defeated
Emmaus College 2-0 in the final. RGS
did not have a goal scored against
them throughout the season.
On the netball courts RGS Storm won
the Rockhampton Netball Association
Junior A Division 2 premiership
while RGS Warriors won the RNA
Junior B Division 2 Premiership.
Also featuring in RNA grand finals
were RGS Mystics (Junior B Division
1), Mets (Junior C Division 2) and
Stars (Junior D, Division 2).
RGS Teacher-in-Charge of Netball
Mrs Lauren White also received
the June Gosbee Memorial
Sportsperson Trophy of the Year.
In the Primary School netball
RGS Stars and RGS Sliders
both finished runners-up in their
respective 6A and 5A divisions.
On the rugby league field the RGS
7A (defeated by St Brendan’s, 30 -12),
10A (defeated by St Brendan’s, 24-12),
Open 2nds (defeated by St Brendan’s,
36-10) and Open 3rds (defeated by
Heights College, 22-4) also finished
runners-up in their grand finals.
In primary school rugby league
the RGS 6C team won their
grand final with a 20-14 win over
Mount Morgan. Karl Stanke was
the RGS man of the match.
The 5As lost 28-22 to St Mary’s with
Oren McSherry man of the match.
In the 5C final both RGS and
Gracemere could not be separated
after extra time and the game
finished at 12-all. Joe Morrison
was man of the match.
At the tennis it was an all-RGS
championship decider with RGS 2
defeating RGS 4 in the grand final.
Pictures: Left, top to bottom:
1st XI Girls Football; 6C Rugby
League; 5C Rugby League; Top
right RGS Storm; RGS Warriors.
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