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Firsts cricket undefeated
The 2015 Cricket season finished on a real high
with Scotch Oakburn College First XI winning the
State Title for the second time in three years.
The team defeated St Patrick’s College in the
final played over two days at Scotch Oakburn
Park. It was a fitting result for a team that was
undefeated throughout the season. Over the
two days many from Scotch Oakburn past and
present supported the team and congratulated
the boys on their fine win.
Coached for the first time by Richard Bennett,
and assisted by Seconds team coaches Trevor
Marson and Ian Hunt, the team practised and
worked extremely hard to get the desired result.
Congratulations to Captain Fletcher Seymour
and his team on a well-deserved victory. Six Year
12 students in the team for their final time will no
doubt have wonderful memories of their season.
After excellent seasons both the Firsts and
Seconds Boys Tennis Teams represented the
College in the NSATIS tennis finals. The Firsts
played Launceston Church Grammar School,
with Tim Auckland continuing his unbeaten run
with a hard fought win, but unfortunately the
boys lost four rubbers to two.
The Seconds travelled to Devonport in
their bid to retain the NSTAIS shield. After
an incredibly close contest and excellent
performances from both Linford Shulman and
Harry Corbould in the singles, the boys went
down 5 sets to 4 after finishing three rubbers all.
Historic swimming results
The College Swimming Team came away from
the SATIS Swimming Carnival winning two shields
– the SATIS Swimming College Boys’ Shield and
the SATIS Swimming Co-Educational Shield. This
was an outstanding achievement by our Open
Boys and Girls as it has been at least 20 years
since our Open Boys and Girls have won either of
these two shields.
Exceptional results on the day saw Alexandra
Spillane win the Open 100m freestyle, Dawson
Howell take the U14 50m freestyle victory and
Caitlin Brown win the Open 50m backstroke.
Kit De Jonge won four Open titles – the 50m
freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke as well as
the 100m freestyle. Angus O’Toole won the Open
50m butterfly while the U14 girls, U14 boys and
Open boys all won their 4 X 50m relays.
At the Swimming Tasmania State Sprint and
Relay Championships - 11 Years and Under,
William Gray took the gold in the Boys 50m
breaststroke with Ellie Müller taking a bronze
in the Girls 50m freestyle and Amy Muldoon a
bronze in the Girls 50m backstroke.
Basketball at Scotch Oakburn College
continues to attract great student support
across all year levels, with five teams entered
into the NSATIS Senior Competitions during
Term 1 for the first time.
All teams were very competitive with our
Senior Seconds Boys dominating their roster
and finishing on top of the ladder and our
Firsts Boys and Seconds Girls only narrowly
missing out on a finals spot.
The College also had six teams participating
in the Year 10 Northern High Schools rosters.
Again, our boys teams have been very
successful, with our Division 1 team being
undefeated and heading for a certain place
for the Grand Final. Our two Division 2 teams
look set to finish first and second and will
play off in the Grand Final against each other
a great position if all you want is a Scotch
Three Scotch Oakburn College students
competed in the 2015 Northern High Schools
Orienteering Championships on Friday 20
March. Year 12 student Hannah Goddard won
the Girls Open event in an incredible time of 35
minutes 49 seconds, while Year 7 students Jack
Schouten and Alex Davies finished second and
third respectively in the 13 Years Boys event.
Girls tennis victory
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Firsts
Tennis Team of Dimity Keam (Captain), Lucy
Jones, Tina Auckland and Alex McLean on
winning the final of the NSATIS competition.
The Scotch Oakburn team, lead by Jaci
Noonan (Person-in-charge) and coach Phoebe
Davis defeated Marist College.
Rowing season ends
At the Tasmanian Head of the River Rowing
Championships the Open Boys went in as
favourites but had to settle for second place
behind the Hutchins crew. The Open Girls
Eight also saw an upset, with Friends ahead
of the pre-race favourites Launceston Church
Grammar School, and Scotch Oakburn a
close third. In the North West Schools Rowing
Regatta that followed, our Boys crew turned the
tables on Hutchins.
The final school Regatta for the season, the
Tasmanian School Championships, saw 37
Scotch Oakburn crews qualify for finals. The
Open Boys won the eight and the four (Division
1 and 2) and came third in the quad while the
Open Girls came fourth in their eight. Sam
Herbert placed third overall in the U16 single.
The Open Boys Squad attended the
Australian National Rowing Championship in
Sydney, with the Eight finishing fourth in the
U19 final. Both Fours made it to the final of the
U19s and finished second and sixth in a very
tight final where just one second separated
second from fourth. In the following Australian
Open School Championship, the Boys Eight
finished an honourable tenth.
Congratulations to Josie Robertson and
Alexandra Gruber who represented Tasmania
as coxes of State Women’s Under 21 Eight and
Tasmanian King’s Cup Eight respectively.
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