The King's High School under-15 hockey team. Front row (left to right): Connor McDonald, Zac Mason, Jordan Ward (holding Trophy), Maatai Glendining-Hosking, Eli Turner. Second row: Dave Ross (coach), Dylan Thomas, Ali Mole, Malachi Buschl. Third row: Caleb Booth, Lachlan Pearson, Solomon Baldock, Mike Evans, Tom Jolly. Back row: Jack Kelly, Caleb Matheson, Garry Turner (manager). Photo supplied.
During winter tournament week, seven St Hilda's teams
competed in various South Island or national tournaments.
The junior A basketball team was unbeaten in Dunedin and beat
Waimea 73-49 to win the South Island junior title.
The senior A basketball team travelled to Nelson and won all
of its pool games before losing to eventual tournament winner
Christchurch Girls' in the semifinal. St Hilda's finished
third after beating Kavanagh 51-38.
The senior A netball team improved on last year's placing at
the South Island tournament, finishing 20th.
In Rotorua, the A hockey team competed in the Federation Cup.
After great wins in pool play, it lost to Villa Maria in the
quarterfinal, but responded with a 1-0 win over Rangi Ruru to
finish the tournament in seventh. The B team competed in the
Jenny McDonald Cup in Cromwell.
The first XI football team finished seventh - the top South
Island school - at a tournament in Nelson, after beating
Tauranga Girls' 7-6 in a penalty shootout. The second XI
played in a Dunedin tournament.
Otago Girls' update
Jade Middleditch (year 9), an Otago under-14 and under-17
football representative, has been selected in the Federation
and National Talent Centres.
Michaela Day has been selected for the Otago secondary
schools rugby team, Anna-Louise Robinson has been chosen for
the New Zealand Ice Ferns squad, and Kiana Pelasio has just
returned from Australia, where she represented the New
Zealand under-15 touch team.
Alice Moran had some fine results at the Otago winter
swimming competition at Moana Pool on September 8: first in
50m, 100m and 200m backstroke; second in 200m individual
medley; third in 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley.
The junior basketball team competed in the South Island
tournament in Dunedin, placing sixth.
Otago Girls' has had a successful netball season, with 23
teams entered in the local competition. The senior A team won
the senior A3 grade and has now moved up to the A2 grade. The
senior C and intermediate 10B teams also won their grades,
while the junior 9A, intermediate 10C and intermediate Gold
teams were second in their sections.
The badminton team finished sixth at the national secondary
schools tournament in Auckland, while also retaining the
South Island trophy.
The senior A hockey team competed in the Audry Timlin
competition in Christchurch. Claudia Peyroux was the top
goal-scorer and captain Sophie Allison was the most valuable
The senior A netball finished a respectable 24th in the South
The senior A basketball team finished in the top six in the
AA secondary schools zone four premiership in Nelson,
securing a spot at the national tournament.
The senior A football team competed in Nelson. Alexandra
Clark-Grant was the team's most valuable player.
Later this month, the curling team will be competing at the
national secondary schools competition in Auckland.
John McGlashan College's under-15 rugby team won the South
Island co-ed tournament in Christchurch. The team played six
games in three days, beating Waimea (12-5), Lincoln (24-7),
Rangiora (20-5), Ashburton (24-7), St Andrew's (27-6,
semifinal) and Waimea again (20-0, final). Rory Ferguson,
Woody Kirkwood and Samuel Moir were named in the tournament
The first XI hockey team was third at its tournament in
Timaru, losing to Burnside 2-1 in the semifinal. The second
XI competed in Greymouth, finishing fifth overall.
The first XI football team finished sixth in the Linwood
Trophy, in Invercargill. The ice hockey team also competed in
Dunedin and won the second division of this tournament.
Rory Ferguson, having played only two months of rugby league,
was selected in the Otago team to play in the under-15
tournament in Greymouth. Otago was beaten in the final by a
strong Canterbury side. Rory was named sportsman of the
tournament and selected to represent the South Island at the
national under-15 tournament.
Garth Sanders dominated the Otago-Southland intercollegiate
shooting series. Garth claimed both trophies for the highest
aggregate scores over all DTL events and all skeet events. He
won the aggregate trophy for top DTL aggregate score over all
the Otago-Southland intercollegiate events. Garth, Shane
Sanders, Arthur Chapman-Cohen and Cody Sarginson were all
members of the Otago team which beat Southland last weekend.
The team trains under the expert eye of John Fooks.
King's High School
King's had a hugely successful tournament week across several
The first XI football team, despite having quite a young
side, played its way into the quarterfinals at a South Island
tournament and played its best game to beat Marlborough Boys'
High 1-0. It then downed Waimea College on penalties in the
semifinal, before suffering a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to
Rangiora College in the final, despite dominating the game.
The under-15 rugby team found the going tough against much
bigger opponents but still managed to finish fifth in its
tournament. It had wins over Timaru Boys' High and
Marlborough Boys' High, and a close game against Nelson
Ice hockey showed again that it is an emerging sport with
some fantastic results at the South Island tournament. King's
beat John McGlashan, Dunstan, Otago Boys' and St Andrew's
College on the way to the losing the final against a fine
The under-15 hockey team was the joint winner of the Tanner
Cup, hosted by St Paul's Collegiate in Hamilton. This
tournament hosts elite hockey schools such as Auckland
Grammar, Westlake Boys, Tauranga Boys, Wellington College,
Lindisfarne College, St Andrew's College and Christ's
King's had convincing wins over Scot's College (6-0) and New
Plymouth Boys' (10-0), and beat Christ's in the
quarterfinals. It then faced off against last year's
champion, Westlake Boys', in the semifinal. King's dominated
proceedings from the start, gaining an edge in the midfield
through Caleb Booth, Dylan Thomas and Eli Turner. Athletic
contributions from strikers Solomon Baldock, Tom Jolly and
Jack Kelly gave the team some real go-forward and it scored
after 15 minutes.
Westlake equalised against the run of play halfway through
the second half, only to see King's score immediately after
to go 2-1 up. However, Westlake was never going to give up
and, despite fantastic defensive games from Jordan Ward and
Malachi Buschl, it managed an equaliser with only two minutes
left, taking the game into a penalty shootout. King's won the
The other semifinal also went to a penalty shootout, with
Lindisfarne College prevailing. Unfortunately, the final was
washed out after rain flooded the turf, forcing the match to
be declared a draw, resulting in King's High School becoming
joint winner of the Tanner Cup.
Dunstan High School's senior A boys basketball team recently
travelled to Westport to compete in the South Island
tournament for schools with fewer than 600 pupils. The
competition was very strong and 12 schools entered. Dunstan
won the championship for the second year in a row, beating
Roncalli College 102-58 in the final. The semifinal was the
crunch match, when the Dunstan boys defeated Greymouth High
57-53, after being down by almost 20 points in the first
Throughout the tournament, Dunstan's man-to-man defence and
fast-break offence meant speed and fitness could be used to
exhaust the opposition, who were often taller.
Dunstan now prepares for the national secondary schools
championships in Palmerston North in the first week of the
The Dunstan First XV played well in the final of the South
Island co-ed schools competition against Ashburton College
recently. Ashburton held just a one-point lead for a large
part of the game as Dunstan dominated set pieces. Dunstan
missed two chances to score, and Ashburton scored two tries
in the last three minutes to win 34-10.
• These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary Schools
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