Taieri College No 8 Matt Walker looks for the pass while
tackled by James Hargest College defender Jacob Alsweiler
during the First XV interschool in Mosgiel on Monday.
Taieri College won 17-10. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Last week, the St Hilda's sports council unveiled an
elite sports honours board. The board features old girls who
have represented New Zealand at the highest level in sport.
The pupils honoured were Judith Elder (nee McSkimming,
hockey), Sharon Macniven (nee Hanley, swimming), Lesley
Rumball (nee Nichol, netball), Michelle Kardos (water polo),
Mandy Barker (nee Smith, hockey), Di Hollands (tennis), Lucy
Strack (rowing) and Sue Hamilton (golf).
During the holidays, the junior and intermediate netball
teams competed at the South Island development tournament in
The junior A team had a successful tournament, finishing
runner-up in the year 9 competition. Libby van Harselaar and
Laura Taylor were named in the tournament team.
The intermediate team won division two.
The first XV competed at the festival of rugby tournament in
Oamaru, finishing third and being named best all-round team.
Hannah Perkins, Simone Ferguson and Bridget Hendry were named
in the tournament team.
A large team travelled to Invercargill to compete in the
NZCAF aerobic and hip-hop regional tournament, with many
groups qualifying for the national tournament in Dunedin in
Outstanding results were recorded by Maddie Holmes, who won
the year 11-13 individual novice, Grace Wallace, who was
third in the year 9-10 aerobics individual novice, and the
team of Hannah Alcock, Helen Knott and Isobel Woodhouse,
second in the year 7-8 novice teams event.
Gracie Hannagan and Tamsyn Dunphy also qualified for the
national event in their sections.
In the hip-hop competition, ''Quixotic'' members Maddie
Gabbusch, Lola Garden, Gracie Hannagan, Maddie Holmes, Olivia
McNab, Claudia Maker, Zoe Sabonadiere and Cara Thomson placed
first in the same school year 9-13 section, and ''Square
One'' placed second in the same section.
Dunstan High School
Georgia Vessey was one of 12 New Zealand riders who competed
in a four-day event at the Australian road cycling
championships in July, and went on to compete in the
criterium, the next day.
The road race was on a challenging, hilly course, with the
top girls from both countries attending. Georgia was the
leading New Zealander and seventh in the overall
Kate Maclean is one of three riders from across the country
selected for the Dressage New Zealand under-21 national
performance squad for 2013-14.
Dunstan High School kayaker Deahna Shearer recently attended
the world junior championships in Slovakia as part of the New
Zealand under-18 and under-23 teams.
She was up against the top junior paddlers in the world on
slalom courses considerably harder than our New Zealand
courses. Leading up to the event, the team also competed in
two European junior championship races.
Other Dunstan kayakers - Emily McGimpsey, Max Rayner, Kate
Pascoe, Shannon Kelly, Sam McCulloch, Hamish McKay and Jeremy
Norbury - have been named in the New Zealand under-18
development team to compete at the Australian championships
Daniel Arnott and Deahna are included in the national
The Dunstan First XV has performed well this year and will
play Ashburton College in the South Island co-ed final in
Ashburton on August 31. If Dunstan wins, it will travel to
Rotorua to play in the co-ed top four competition the
East Otago update
Year 9 pupil Haleunu Jouanides became the South Island
women's colts karate champion after winning two fights at the
championships in Waikouaiti.
Samuel Porter and Kate Poulsen were in Hamilton at the
national under-18 hockey tournament, where their teams placed
seventh and third respectively.
Year 11 pupils Jasmine Neilson and Olivia Ollerenshaw
competed in the Dunedin under-17 netball team in the Otago
tournament, placing sixth of 10 teams.
For the first time in several years, East Otago High School
had enough year 9 and year 10 netball players to enter the
intermediate team in the South Island secondary schools
Year 9 pupil Jack Laney is preparing to travel to Lower Hutt
for the national secondary schools indoor bowls championships
in September after placing second at the Otago junior singles
earlier this year.
East Otago's senior A netball team and mixed hockey team are
competing in their respective South Island secondary schools
championships during tournament week at the beginning of
Area schools update
The New Zealand area schools tournament was held in Whangarei
in the first week of the holidays.
The South of the South team consisted of pupils from
Roxburgh, Lawrence, Maniototo, The Catlins and Waiau area
They competed in netball, rugby, futsal, volleyball and
basketball. South won both the A grade and B grade netball.
Teams were then selected to compete between each island.
Results and team members. -
Girls basketball: Lost 24-18, Amelia Pasco (Roxburgh),
Colleen Hollows (Maniototo), Brooke Cameron (Lawrence), Kylie
Boys basketball: Lost 24-31, Raymond Hollows (Maniototo),
James Inder (Maniototo).
Girls futsal: Lost 4-0, Coleen Ebron (Waiau), Sophie Unahi
(Waiau), Kaitlyn Roughan (Catlins), Kelly Tweed (Lawrence).
Boys futsal: Lost 3-1 on penalties after 4-4 draw, Oscar
Goodlet (Lawrence), Hannes Geissler (Catlins), Tyler Ford
Rugby: Lost 35-33, Ashley Sim (Roxburgh), Hannes Geissler
A netball: Lost by two goals, Meghan Scanlan (Roxburgh), Emma
Parker (Roxburgh), Tahlia Moir (Roxburgh), Kylie Lyders
(Lawrence), Claudia Dodds (Catlins), Kaitlyn Roughan
B netball: Won 33-31, Laura Dowling (Maniototo), Hayley Adams
(Waiau), Courtney Smith (Maniototo), Nadia Lyders (Lawrence),
Nikeisha Clarke (Catlins).
Girls volleyball: Lost 2-1, Darcy Hawea (Maniototo), Colleen
Hollows (Maniototo), Shakhan Tapatu (Maniototo).
Boys volleyball: Won 2-1, Ashley Sim (Roxburgh), James Inder
(Maniototo), Raymond Hollows (Maniototo).
New Zealand teams. -Netball: Drew 35-35, Meghan Scanlan
(Roxburgh), Emma Parker (Roxburgh), Tahlia Moir (Roxburgh).
Girls volleyball: Lost 2-0, Laura Dowling (Maniototo), Sophie
Logan Park rugby
The Logan Park High School rugby team has had a fine season,
finishing top of the junior B league.
In the final game, a tight battle against Sassenachs, Logan
Park led 24-22 at halftime and stepped up to win 45-22,
playing some pulsating rugby. The team has been unbeaten this
year with notable wins over King's and Otago Boys' teams.
Eight of the boys have gone to the Otago trials. On the last
day of term, a visiting Australian team will be playing
against Logan Park at the North Ground.
Kaikorai Valley College is next month hosting cross-country
races for primary and intermediate runners and also a co-ed
secondary schools event. The course will be challenging, with
uphill and downhill stretches, a track through trees and, for
the seniors and a stream crossing.
There will be entrants from all over Otago.
Brent Chilton-Scott attended the World Taekwondo Federation
national tournament in Wellington last weekend, winning two
gold medals in sparring and a third gold in the jumping front
Thomas Johnson has been selected for the South Island
Scorpions under-17 rugby league squad. The South Island team
will play a series of games against North Island provinces
throughout September and October, culminating in a grand
final on October 19.
Jarrod Casey, the 2012 senior sportsman of the year,
travelled to Hamilton with the Southern under-18 hockey team,
which finished seventh.
Gemma Bonney (year 11) finished second in the Otago-Southland
open girls trap shooting competition.
The 9A netball team attended the South Island junior
tournament and finished 10th out of 32 teams.
Riley Bungard was a member of the Otago Milk Cup team which
spent its holidays in Ireland playing against some top youth
competition from around the world.
The team also stopped in Los Angeles and beat the LA Galaxy
Tessa Nichol, the girls football captain and coach, has been
selected for the New Zealand secondary schoolgirls team to
travel to Australia later this year.
The senior boys basketball team broke into the A grade ranks
this season and narrowly missed out on the playoffs with a
narrow loss to Waitaki Boys'.
Otago Girls' success
At the recent South Island secondary schools swimming
championships in Blenheim, Otago Girls' High School was
second in the 200m medley relay.
Members of this team were Tegan Duncan, Saskia Turner, Alice
Moran, and Erin Ford.
Alice also placed second in the 14-plus 50m backstroke, and
Erin was third in the 14-plus 50m backstroke and the 50m
The World Taekwondo Federation national tournament was held
in Wellington on August 10-11.
Phoebe Lee (year 12) won gold in the women's 2-3 under-55
fight, silver in the North v South team fight,and bronze in
the 3-1 division of poomsae.
Khata Pearce (year 9) won gold in the women's 2-3 under-66
fight and was sixth in poomsae.
A large team participated in the regional aerobic
championships in Invercargill.
Sixteen have qualified for the national tournament in Dunedin
in September, including the following who gained places at
the regional event.
- Teams: 9-13 novice, Tyler Barnes and Bree Rowe-Clarkson
(first), Hannah Blagdon and Jas Simonsen-Hogg (second); 9-13
open novice, Olivia Jackson and Jess Barron (first), Indie
Casswell and Jorja Casswell (third); 9-13 open, Melissa
McDonald and Madilyn Cushnie (first).
Individuals: 9-10 open novice, Holly Paterson (first); 11-13
novice, Julie Lamont (second); 11-13 open novice, Indie
The annual triangular exchange was held recently with
Southland Girls' High School and Waitaki Girls' High School.
Competing in badminton, football, hockey, basketball, rugby,
netball and debating, Otago Girls' won by a narrow margin
from Southland Girls'.
Anna-Louise Robinson was chosen to play in the Southern
women's ice hockey team, while Rosa Waters competed at the
South Island rhythmic gymnastic championships in a group that
King's High School
King's High School had a successful open night recently, with
most of the prospective pupils being stunned by the number of
sports and activities offered at the school.
One of the busiest stations on the night was the sports
academies. Jonny Thorn has been selected in the New Zealand
under-18 hockey squad. Jonny is the only secondary schoolboy
field player south of Christchurch to be included in the
• These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary
Schools Sports Association (OSSSA) which is proudly sponsored
by Perpetual Trust.