Term 4, Week 2
After a week to dust off the cobwebs in week 1, the school teams were fired up and raring to go in week 2 of the term 4 competition.
The open A team faced a tough test in PAC on Saturday morning and despite the efforts of marathon man Kinglsey (9) were unable to overcome to challenge going down 9-1 with the scoresheet not being a true reflection of their competitiveness. The Middle B1 match hung in the balance all morning before NIHS came out on top on a total points countback decision with Simarprabh (9) and Allegra (9) offering dominant performances.
It's fair to say the senior boys learnt a lot from their opening match against St. Ignatius in week 1, showing steep improvement to account for St. Peter's College in comfortable fashion 2-0. Aiden (10) and Mitch (10) deployed the cannons on Friday afternoon, consistently landing points for the team. The middle boys remained undefeated, overcoming a first set scare to run over Woodcroft College 2-1. Deyon (9) and Do Hun (9) were key contributors to the team's success.
The senior girls continued their impressive form and development, comfortably defeating Mary Mackillop 2-0 as Angela (11) and Trisha (11) showed off their skillset. It was great to see the middle C1 team, led by strong performances from Zoie (8) & Sze (8) bounce back after defeat last week, turning the tables on Cabra Dominican College to come out winners in straight sets.
The middle C basketballers demonstrated their strong resilience on Saturday, notching up their first win of the season whilst bouncing back from a heavy defeat last week. Chloe (7) & Gabrielle (7) were impressive in leading the team to victory.
Mixed Middle Tennis
The middle tennis squad travelled to Concordia this weekend, unfortunately facing off against only a 4-player squad forcing many to play against one another. Despite the modified game, Oran (9) showed his class winning to love in his second seed singles match.
Separate to Saturday school sport, we had 3 students; Pippa (11), Emerson (9) & Hiroki (8) proudly represent NIHS in the SA All Schools Athletics Competition across the weekend.
Emerson in particular did an outstanding job, finishing with a PB in 2nd place in the under 15's girls Javelin event (32.04m). Subsequently she has been invited to represent SA in the Australian all schools event in December, competing against athletes from across the country.
Not to be overshadowed, our very own Caitlin Adams also had a weekend to remember, as she was crowned as the queen of Noosa, winning the Noosa Bolt 5km event in a staggering time of 16:05. Caitlin has set the bar high particularly within the PE office that prepare for the race that stops the nation later this term, as Nick 'the Future' Hyland takes on Kris 'the Veteran' Vanderloo in the 70m dash.