Sport

Mazenod Takes First Place!!

 
 

Competing against over 65 other ACC schools and 350 runners in each race, the Mazenod boys gave their all in warm and sunny conditions. The 4km course around the parklands of Perry Lakes is one of the most challenging events on the school sports calendar. Led by Cross Country Captain Ben Dupont, the entire team performed incredibly, displaying a desire to do their best for each other and the College. You should all be very proud of your efforts, well done!

 

To put this historic win into perspective, the last time Mazenod won the Overall Boys Aggregate at the ACC Cross Country was way back in 1987!

 

To highlight how much of a team effort the overall win was, apart from the Year 7's who finished second in the U13 division, no other age group finished in on the podium. This is a credit to the consistent effort across all year groups by all runners in the team, and the depth of talent in the squad. Each age group from Year 7- Year 10 had 6 runners competing in the race for Mazenod, with the Open Boys having 8 competitors.

 

 

 

A big thanks to all the parents who came along to support the team, and to Mr Gardner for his commitment and assistance with coaching the team during the early morning training sessions. Thanks also to Mr Mason for his coordination of the event administration and support!

 

With over 350 runners in each race, below is a summary of some outstanding individual results, including all Mazenod boys who placed in the top 60.

 

For a detailed look at all the results, follow this LINK.

 

Tim Grabski

Head of Health and Physical Education

Green And Gold For Our Baseball Stars

 

A huge congratulations to Trent Daniele, Andrew Hurrelbrink and Ashton Hamilton, part of the Western Suns, who represented WA at the National Australian Youth Baseball Championships in Lismore last week. The team worked their way into the Grand Final, and in an amazing result, won the gold medal game against Adelaide, 6 runs to 4!

 

This means the team is off to the home of baseball, the USA, to compete in the Baseball World Series, held in South Carolina in July. They will now be wearing the green and gold, representing Team Australia! 

 

Best of luck to the boys and the rest of the team, in this awesome opportunity to compete against the best in the world!

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Tim Grabski

Head of Health and Physical Education

 

Mazenod v Churchlands

 

After a challenging couple of games the year 8/9 eagles cup team returned to the winners list, beating Churchlands by 64 points on Thursday afternoon. The boys got off to a fast start to the game with Ben Shanahan, Luca Masella and Liam Pabst kicking the early goals in the first half. The midfield was dominant with Callum Mckinlay nicely palming the footy down into the hands of Ethan Massam and Michael DeGasperis, who fiercely attacked the ball and surged into our forward line.

 

 

The second half consisted of the team showing great attack on the ball and moving it quickly to give the forwards some silver service. The backline led by Harrison Creighton stood up strong when they were needed. Cameron Purcell and James Bidstrup provided strong run off the half back to link up well with our midfield. A well deserved win by the boys coming out of this game with many positives!

 

Score:

Mazenod 12.7:79 Def Churchlands 2.3:15

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Best Players:

McKinlay, Creighton, Massam, Rovis-Taylor, Shanahan, Henderson

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Goal Kickers:

Shanahan 3, Cuthbert 2, McKinlay 2, Rovis-Taylor 1, Fabriziani 1, Henderson 1, Pabst 1, Masella 1

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Written by Kade McKeown

 

Mazenod Remains Undefeated

Mazenod V LaSalle College

 

Round 4 of the Cable Division Schoolboys football competition saw the undefeated Mazenod First 18 travel to LaSalle College for the second last game of the round robin stage of the competition.

 

After strong performances in the 2nd 18 side, Joshua Chodorowski, Cole Bothwell and Eli Jarvis made their 1st 18 debut. Well done boys!

 

 

 

The LaSalle team started with more intensity at the contest, a part of the game that the Mazenod boys were not familiar with losing. This lead to an early 2 goal lead to LaSalle who were kicking with a slight wind advantage. The Mazenod back 6 held up well under the pressure, lead by Hayden Della Franca, Ben Dupont and Mitchell Massam.

 

 

Jack Jago provided the spark the side needed, coming off the bench and impacting the game with his hard attack on the footy, and kicking the first goal for Mazenod.

 

The content then evened out for the rest of the game, as the teams traded goals and momentum. Liam Bradford, Regan Hill, Giacomo Paduano and the Brockbend boys were instrumental in the keeping Mazenod in touch with LaSalle. 

 

Mazenod had wrestled the lead back from LaSalle with a minute left in the game and were up by 5 points. LaSalle kicked into their forward 50m. Hayden Della Franca ran back and gathered a loose ball from deep in defence, kicked it to Jake Logan who marked. Jake kicked to Ashely Brockbernd, who then passed to Brayden McKeown. Brayden kicked long to a pack and Liam Bradford took a huge mark, before kicking to Regan Hill who also marked 30m out from goal. Regan calmly slotted the sealer though the middle as the siren went, giving Mazenod a hard fought 11 point win!

 

Final score:

Mazenod 8.4.52 defeated LaSalle 6.5.41

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Well done to the whole team for sticking it out against the odds, and doing their best. Thanks to the wonderful support from the parents, student helpers and Mr Gardner, and Mr Richards-Scully for the photos.

 

Best players:

Liam Bradford, Ashley Brockbernd, Dylan Brockbernd, Regan Hill, Mitchell Massam and Giacomo Paduano.

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Goals:

Liam Bradford 4, Regan Hill 2, Jack Jago 1, Dylan Brockbernd 1.

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Mazenod now face the other undefeated team in our pool, Churchlands High School in the final round robin game, before the knockout finals begin. Given the players are on work experience and doing exams, they must ensure that they check their school emails and social media pages to find the line ups for the game over the next two weeks.

 

 

Tim Grabski

Head of Health and Physical Education

House Gavin Wins Athletics Carnival

 

Blessed with a beautiful and sunny day, the Mazenod House Athletics Carnival took place on Friday 24 May.

 

The participation, effort and behavior of the students was outstanding, and the leadership of the House Captains and many other Y12s was again on display.

 

I would like to thank all the wonderful Mazenod staff for their help with running the event. Special thanks to the HPE staff and grounds staff for their extra hard work preparing for and running the carnival. Thanks also to the parents and families that came along to spectate and show their support.

 

It was a close battle all day, with Gavin defeated last year’s winners Albini. Congratulations to the Champion Boy & Runner Up Champion Boy for each age group. These students are invited to receive their trophy at the Sportsman’s Dinner in Term 4.

 

Final standings were:

 

 

CHAMPION BOY & RUNNER UP CHAMPIONS

 

Finally, below are the records that were broken at the carnival. As you can see, some of these records have been standing for a long time, highlighting the amazing performance from the individuals. Congratulations to these students!

 

Tim Grabski

Head of Health and Physical Education

Junior Soccer Report

#Champion Schools Football Cup

Mazenod College Junior Soccer Team played their second game of the Champion Schools Football Cup season hosting Kalamunda. The game started quickly with Kalamunda scoring within the first 2 min, but Mazenod quickly composed themselves and scored a quick reply with Tadi Kuzamba with a well directed shot in the bottom corner.

 

Mazenod quickly added a second goal, again, it was Tadi scoring his second goal of the game of his head from a corner. Kalamunda were awarded a penalty but goalkeeper Thomas Nelson made an amazing save! Mazenod then quickly marched down the field and were awarded a penalty of their own which Tadi Kuzamba placed nicely into the bottom right corner giving him his second hat-trick in two games.

 

Mazenod came out in the 2nd half and totally dominated the rest of the game but were unable to add to their total. Mazenod ran out eventual 3-2 winners. It was outstanding performance by the team and a great result against strong opposition.

 

Standout players were Harrison Basioli who was rock solid in defence, Tadi Kuzamba scoring 3 goals, his second hat-trick of the tournament, while Nicolas Echeverria, Joel Peart, Emmet Martin were also dominant performers in the midfield and defence.

 

The team would like to thank all the parents who came down to help and support the team!

 

Chris Mason(02)

Sport Coordinator