The summer inter-school sport season came to a close with two of our teams in contention for the coveted Metropolitan title. The Year 8 Girls Basketball team, after a hard fought win against Woodridge State High School (21-19), progressed to the Metropolitan semi-finals. Continuing a strong tradition in basketball, the girls gave it their best but in the end were defeated by a strong St Mary’s College team. ‘Flying the flag’ for the senior school was our Open Boys Cricket team. After comprehensively defeating Cleveland State College in the District final, they progressed directly into the Metropolitan semi-finals where they played Stretton State College. Batting first, the boys compiled a respectable 140 runs after 30 overs with Year 10 student Brendan Smitheram top scoring with a personal best score of 62 not out. Imposing opening batsman, Year 12 student Lance Parsons also contributed with a score of 54. With the ball in hand, captain and Year 12 student, Liam Felmingham paved the way with two early wickets, ensuring Stretton slumped to two wickets for fifteen runs after eight overs. However, our boys missed critical chances in the field and Stretton were able to claw their way back into the contest, eventually taking out the win with three overs to spare. While both these results were disappointing after having come so far, these teams are to be congratulated for their efforts on placing in the top four schools in the Metropolitan area in their respective age groups and sports. Stay tuned for progress scores regarding the winter sport season and our participating teams. Go the Vikings!