Sports stars knockout competition

PREMIERSHIP POTENTIAL: TWC's 8/9 knockout football team showcased their skills to win the state country championships recently.

STATE CHAMPIONS: Tenison Woods College’s Year 10 netball team (pictured left) triumphed the state championships, returning home with a win. Sarah Lock (back left), Sophie Ellis, Abbie Gartner. Tyne Bosko, Ella McIntyre, Chelsea Croser. Emily Dawe (front left), Emmason Ilsley, Emily Close, Sarah Nulty and Ellen Brown.

TENISON Woods College has experienced recent state success with both their Year 8/9 and Year 10 girls netball teams winning state titles, along with the Year 8/9 boys football team at the recent knockout state championships held in Adelaide.

The college took three teams to the knockout netball state championship and returned with two titles.

The Year 8/9 and Year 10 girls teams both went through the competition undefeated, with a few close games throughout the day.

The 8/9 girls continued their dominance from the local round, with only the one close call and convincing wins in all other games.

They progressed to the grand final against Trinity College, claiming the win 38-24.

Best players were Hannah Nitschke and Lucy Denton.

The Year 10 girls also were dominant throughout the competition.

The girls had a much closer grand final against Trinity College, but still came out on top with a 35-30 win.

The best players for the day were Sophie Ellis, Emily Close and Tyne Bosko.

NETBALL SUCCESS: Tenison Woods College claimed the state championship knockout netball with the 8/9 team (pictured right) excelling in the grand final striking a 14 goal win.
Kaitlin Egan (back left), Kayleigh Taylor, Alyssa Duncan, Charlotte Turner, Jasmine Davey, Kate Walker, Mikaela Horrigan. Lucy Denton (front left), Paige Nitschke, Hannah Nitschke, Tara Bryant.

Following the girls success, the boys football team travelled to Adelaide for the knockout state country final at South Adelaide Football Club.

After making their way through the local country stages they found themselves matched up with a familiar opponent, St Marks of Port Pirie.

The Tenison team could not put a foot wrong, with six major scores in the first term, while holding St Marks scoreless.

The onslaught continued in the second quarter, with just one goal conceded, while adding a further seven majors.

By the time the final siren sounded, the scoreboard read 20.23 (143) to 1.3 (9) in Tenison’s favour.

The standout player on the day was backman, Billy Shanks.

His impact on the game was highlighted early as he continually mopped up the loose ball down back, while also taking countless contested marks over the course of the game.

Co-captain Harry McInnes was the second best on ground with a six-goal haul, while fellow co-captain, Harry Tunkin played his usual 30-possession game.

The game also saw a standout performance from Darcy Porter, whose accuracy was second to none.

Rounding off the best on ground awards was Mitchell Sims.

PREMIERSHIP POTENTIAL: TWC’s 8/9 knockout football team showcased their skills to win the state country championships recently.