Sports News (Thursday 24 November)

To our Sacred Heart Community

As we conclude the Sacred Heart College sporting program in our 125th year, Term 4 has seen some outstanding team and individual results as listed below. Our sporting teams across the College this year experienced Grand Final wins and some losses, but their positive team spirit and sportmanship was always on display. In what has been another jam packed year, Sacred Heart has once again achieved to a very high standard in our sporting endeavours.

We wish the 1st XI Cricket team great success as they travel to Warragul, Victoria for the 48th Marist Cricket Carnival. 

We also thank all our players, coaches and supporters for their continued support of the Hearts Sporting Program. Go Hearts!

Middle Boys Knockout Baseball 

Hot off two minor round victories, our team travelled to West Beach to play for the State title. We matched up against Golden Grove High School in Game 1 and quickly put up 2 runs in the top of the first inning. However, Golden Grove answered with 4 runs in the bottom half of the frame, before adding another 7 in the second. We managed to scrap for 3 runs in the third but eventually went down 12-5.

Cameron Maclean at second and Leo Garcia behind the plate were some of our stronger defensive performers, but we gave Golden Grove too many free outs and runs. Hudson Pett fought heroically in his start on the mound, amassing plenty of swings and misses when he found the zone. At the plate, Harry Hutton was a standout, stroking a double in the first, while Blake Osborn had 2 singles.

The game for third place against Marryatville, whom we had beaten in the minor round, proved to be similarly tough. 12-1 was the final score when, again, we gave the opposition too many free passes. Lucas Wilson was impressive on the mound despite some bad outcomes and Liam Allen, who was also stellar at short, continued to hit the ball hard without reward. Hudson Pett shone with the bat, smashing two hits including a missile that nearly knocked over the outfield fence. He finished the day with 3 hits and a walk.

Overall, a tough day for the boys, but they will take what they learned into next year.

9/10 Knockout Basketball

On Thursday 17 September, the 9/10 Girls and Boys Knockout Basketball teams headed to the Statewide Finals at the Lightview Stadium. The girls played against St Michael’s losing 20-31, Immanuel College losing 16-34, Unity College winning 47-28 and St Franicis winning 51-17. The girls finished in 3rd place, narrowly missing the finals. 

The boys followed a similar fate to the girls, finishing 3rd in their pool following losses to Tenison Woods College and Concordia College. With a win over Trinity, the boys faced a depleted Immanuel in the battle for 5th place, which they managed to win.

Well done to all on your efforts and participation!

Schools Beach Volleyball Festival

In Week 4 (Wednesday 9 November), Champagnat entered two Middle Year 9 teams into the Beach Volleyball Festival at Glenelg beach. Despite the strong winds and fierce sun, the teams battled it out playing four games each on the hot sand.

The Div 1 team, played on the furthest court, battling with the wind all day. They finished top of their pool, which meant they progressed straight through to the Grand Final against Reynella. The Div 2 team fought hard and played several long rallies to eventually take home the gold medal. The Div 2 team finished second in their pool, moving through to the Semifinals. They showed perseverance and grit during their last match, despite losing the game by a couple of points.

All students showed admirable teamwork and fair play throughout the day. They should all be very proud of their efforts. GO HEARTS!


In Term 3 the College Athletics team represented Sacred Heart College in the Catholic Girls, the Catholic Co-Ed and the Achilles Cup for 2023.

In Week 7, the Girls Athletics team competed in the Catholic Girls A grade Championships for 2022. There were numerous successes throughout the day as the girls put their athletic skills on the track for all to see. The girls finished the day by combining their sprinting talents to partake in the relays, taking home first place in the U13, U14 and Open Relays and second in the U15 and U16 Relays. The girls’ talents and efforts saw Sacred Heart triumphant in winning the 2022 Catholic Girls Athletics Carnival.

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Rosie Davies who set a new track record in the Junior 800m of 2:51:70sec. Special mention to Year 10 students Chantelle McAneney and Mia Porter-Westphalan who were selected to race in the Open 100m Championship race consisting of the top 9 timed 100m race results from the day. Congratulations girls and congratulations to Mia who placed second in the Championship race. 

In Week 8, our male and female athletes combined their talents on the track at the Catholic Co-Ed Carnival to achieve a pleasing 3rd place overall. Congratulations to Year 7 student Zahlia Campbell who achieved a new record in the U13 Triple Jump with a jump of 9.2m. Congratulations also to our U13 female relay team setting a new record in the 4x100m relay with a time of 57.65seconds. The team consisted of Maiya Foote, Matilda Buchanan, Zahlia Campbell and Maddy Humphry.

Week 10 our male athletes were back to the track to represent Sacred Heart in the Achilles Cup. An impressive display of talents from all our athletes with Year 12 athlete Cael Mulholland finishing off his representation of the Hearts in impressive fashion with a dominant win in the 3000m. Together the team finished in 2nd place for 2023.

Ekiden Relay

On Thursday 20 October, 8 boys joined together to run in the Ekiden Relay at Bonython Park. The team runs various distances ranging from 1km, 1.5km, 2.4km to 5.4km, with the total distance being 21km. For the third year in a row our team won the competition in a time just over 68 minutes, with one of our runners running an extra 600m!

Jakob Ryan set a record for the 1.5km leg, completing it in 4.18 minutes. Congratulations boys!

Sport Grandfinals

Congratulations to the Middle A1 Cricket Team for qualifying for the SAAS Middle A1 Cricket Grand Final which is to be played Saturday November 26 vs St Peter’s College on the War Memorial Oval. We wish them well in the final round of the season, may the cricket gods be with you!

Middle A1 CricketSt Peter’s CollegeTBP 8.15am 26 November, War Memorial Oval

Statewide Schools Knockout Competition Results

Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Soccer
SHC finished 3rd overall

Year 9/10 Boys Knockout Basketball
SHC (42) defeated Brighton Secondary School (39)

Year 9/10 Boys Knockout Basketball (Finals)
SHC (31) defeated by Tenison Woods (36)
SHC (24) defeated by Concordia (35)
SHC (24) defeated Trinity (22)
SHC (45) defeated Immanuel (42)

Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Basketball (Finals)
SHC (20) defeated by St Michael’s College (31)
SHC (16) defeated by Immanuel College (34)
SHC (47) defeated Unity College (28)
SHC (51) defeated St Francis (17)

Beach Volleyball Carnival
Year 9/10 Division 1 Girls finished 1st overall and were the Gold medallists!
Division 2 Girls finished 3rd overall

Middle Boys Knockout Baseball
SHC (5) defeated by Golden Grove High School (12)
SHC (1) defeated by Marryatville High School (12)

Year 7/8 Girls Knockout Tennis
SHC (1-7) defeated by Henley High (5-33)

Student Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who have recently achieved the following individual State and/or National sporting honours:

Fraser Oertel (Year 9) – Selection in the State AusCycling U/15 team finishing 9th nationally in the 12km time trial. Fraser also recently competed in an SA Cross Country Mountain Biking race finishing 1st and is now the State Champion and best cross country rider in the state!

Brodie Somerfield (Year 8) – Selected to compete in the 2022 Australian Dirt Kart Nationals.

Sophie Betterman (Year 9) – Selected in the U15 Futsal Girls State team representing Football SA to take part in the Football Australia National Futsal Championships at the La Trobe University in Melbourne in January 2023.

Sadie Luders (Year 9), Kalia Kerakova (Year 9), Emily Dallisson (Year 8), Bailey Attenborough (Year 8) and Riley Attenborough (Year 9) – Represented SA in the U15 Lacrosse National Championships held in Perth.

Chloe McArdle (Year 7) and Ruby Arcadiou (Year 7) – Selected and named as co-captains of the U12 State Netball Team. They travelled to Wollongong in September to represent SA in the National Championship and finished in overall 3rd position.

Jordan Horne (Year 9)Maddy Humphry (Year 7), Oliver Charlesworth (Year 9) and Murphy Vlok (Year 8) – Selected in the U15 State Touch Football team and competed in the School Sport Australia Championships in NSW. The girls team placed 6th overall while the boys team finished in 5th position.

If you have achieved an outstanding sporting achievement, we’d love to hear from you. Please email the Sport Coordinators at the relevant Campus.

CEA Nominations

A reminder that 2023 CEA nominations for sports, music and clubs will be available until Wednesday 30 November 2022 via the College website ( Online nominations are to be submitted via the link and students are encouraged to read the Sports Handbook & Music Handbook before making their nomination.