Taieri College recently took part in the annual Dunedin co-ed
winter sports tournament.
The Taieri teams performed well in all sports, gaining
overall wins in rugby, netball (senior and junior) and
The boys first XI football team is having its first season in
A grade and has notched up some good wins against quality
sides. The girls First XI is also performing well under new
coach Rachel Chisnall. Riley Anderton and Peter Coates have
been named in the Milk Cup team to tour Ireland later in the
The First XV has also had an unbeaten start to the season as
it attempts to defend its title in the under-18 grade.
Taieri College has just completed the school year 9-13
cross-country. In the junior boys and girls sections, Lewis
Dyer and Zara Forgie respectively were clear winners. So,
Regan Sleeman and Vicki Clarke in the senior boys and girls
Kaikorai Valley College
Kyle Rutherford's hard work paid off when he finished
third in the boys aged 16 section at the New Zealand BMX
championships in Tauranga. Kyle also placed second overall in
the national points series.
Blake Porteous has been selected in the Otago football team
for the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.
Adam Hartley, Bailey Turner, Bridget Angus and Cheyenne
Roberts have been selected as sports prefects.
Shaun Simpson was second in his grade and Tarnisha Harrison
third at the recent smallbore rifle shooting competition with
East Otago. The KVC boys football and girls senior netball
teams performed well at the co-ed tournament, placing third
in their respective competitions.
Congratulations to ex-pupil Victoria Nafatali for her
re-selection in the Black Ferns.
Logan Park High School
Gymnast Shannon Thorsnes (17) competed in the Australian
championships in Melbourne, competing in the ribbon, ropes,
clubs and ball in a week-long event. The New Zealand team won
a bronze medal overall, and Shannon won a silver medal as an
individual in the clubs.
Logan Park finished third overall at the co-ed schools winter
The winners in the recent school cross-country were Maddy
Bowen, Tyler Stenton- Martin, Henry Gaudin and Molly Morley.
In the local badminton competition, the Logan Park boys team
is the top co-ed school team and is leading the competition
with wins over King's and John McGlashan.
Claudia Dakin and Maddie Bowen are trialling for the Otago
under-17 girls football team, and Joseph Araya and Solomon
Liesbeth are both junior Otago football representatives.
George Vella King, Alexander Woolrych and Frances Barnett are
playing in the premier reserve adult hockey competitions and
enjoying the challenge. Natasha Abbot and Izzy Locker have
been selected in the Otago under-16 hockey team.
The school ice hockey team is competing well on Wednesday
evenings. It beat Taieri College and is looking good for
second place in the event.
St Hilda's sport
St Hilda's had two teams competing in the South Island
secondary schools squash tournament in Dunedin on May 10-11.
The A team of Laura McKenzie, Paige Cotton and Ella McDonald
finished second, losing only to eventual winner Marlborough
The St Hilda's cross-country was held on May 7. Following on
from this event, runners have been competing in the Logan
Park road race, King's relays and Otago cross-country relays
in Milton. In the Logan Park race, Meg McKay (senior girls)
and Suzie White (junior girls) gained third-fastest times. In
the King's relay, Cecilia Crooks (junior) and Meg McKay
(senior) had third-fastest times. St Hilda's senior teams
placed second, third and fourth and the junior team second at
Polly Inglis, Mallory Cooper, Philippa Dingle, Libby Morris
and Annabel Girvan have all been selected for the Southern
under-18 hockey team to compete at the national tournament in
Napier in July.
In netball, Kate Holden has been selected in the Otago
under-19 team, Maggie Burns in the Otago under-17 team, Sarah
Wyber, Kim Paisley and Georgia O'Malley in the Dunedin centre
under-17 team, Megan Borst, Neena Davison and Libby van
Harselaar in the Dunedin centre under-14 A team, and Olivia
Ray in the Dunedin centre under-14 B team.
John McGlashan College
Ryan Whelan was selected in the Otago under-16 golf side that
won the gold medal at the South Island tournament. Along with
Hanlin Johnstone and Harrison Taylor, he was also selected in
the under-18 Southern hockey team.
Harrison Russell (year 9) starred for McGlashan at the
intercollegiate trapshooting competition in Southland
recently. He had the top score of the day, out of 55
competitors over all age-groups, and also won the single rise
event. Harrison helped his team retain the team trophy from
James Baker, Luke Duncan and Fynn Duncan placed third in the
South Island, B division, squash championships in Dunedin.
Also placing third in a South Island event was Raunaq Bhabra,
in the under-15 badminton championships.
Oli Chignell has been the quickest runner in all of the OSSSA
road race events. He was first at the Logan Park event and
helped McGlashan to second place at the Caversham and Milton
relays. Josh Stoddard placed third in the junior section at
Logan Park, and his team came second in the Caversham relay.
King's High School
In a field of 33 runners in the Logan Park senior race,
King's had four runners - Andrew Smith (fourth), Felix
McDonald (seventh), Jacob Granger (ninth) and Nathan
MacDonell (10th) - in the top 10. In the junior race, a field
of 36 runners took part. Malachi Buschl (second), Sam
Gouverneur (seventh), Jack Addis (10th) and Zac Mason (11th)
did well from King's. David White and Josh Rosie were
outstanding in the senior AWD race, finishing first and
second respectively. These good results were backed up in the
Caversham relays, both the senior and junior teams placing
King's has completed interschool fixtures in recent weeks
against Waitaki Boys' and Otago Boys'. In the Waitaki
interschool, King's had wins in rugby, football, hockey,
smallbore, basketball and badminton. The Otago Boys'
interschool was a more even affair where, despite a blowout
in rugby, other sports were keenly contested, reflected by
the overall result of eight wins to each school and two
The following boys have been awarded Blues for commitment to
excellence in summer sport: Jacob Granger, Ben Kiore, Nathan
MacDonell, Luke Maker, Felix McDonald, George McKinlay, Rory
O'Neill, Sam Tindley, David White (athletics), Taylor
Cumberland, Kane McKay, Joel Meade, Eamon O'Brien, Liam
Trainor (cricket), Christian Amos-Dowie, Sean Bennett, Jake
Burtenshaw, Hayden Carey, Mitchell Finnie, Logan Herbert,
Will Meiklejohn (softball), Cairo Griffin (surfing), Joseph
Cairns-Thomson, Taylor Haugh, Luke Maker, Reece Te Pairi
(touch), Lewis Mears, Alex Stoddart (volleyball), Dylan
Crawford, Sebastian van Harselaar (water polo).
Silvers were awarded to New Zealand representatives Joshua
Duff, Tame Govaerts and Taylor Haugh.
Dunstan High School
There are 12 Dunstan netball teams competing throughout the
grades in the Central Otago competition. In addition, there
were three teams competing in the Otago secondary schools
championships, and the senior A team will be competing in the
South Island secondary schools tournament in September.
The hockey squads have been competing well this year. There
is one team in the senior men's grade, which is sitting in
second place on the table, and three other teams in the
senior B grade. The Commanders are leading that competition.
This year, there are four rugby teams in various competitions
throughout Otago. The First XV is playing in the Highlanders
Dunstan basketball teams are looking strong this year, with
seven teams competing in the local senior competition. The
boys A team is preparing for the secondary school
Otago Girls' High School
There are 16 winter sports on offer at Otago Girls' and, with
22 netball teams entered in the schools competition, the
participation rate is pleasing. There has also been a drive
to get pupils to try out sports such as canoe polo and ice
Nicole Kellet won the Southland under-19 badminton mixed
doubles title and paired with Maddy Doran to win the doubles.
Karmilla Jaafar won the singles plate.
At the recent Neptune Queen's birthday swimming meet, Alice
Moran was second in the 15-16 years 200m backstroke.
The senior A football team recently defeated Craighead 9-0 in
the Southern regional playoff. It has now qualified for the
national tournament in Taupo later in the year.
Rock climbers had a successful weekend at the Twizel
competition. In the 16 to 17 year grade, Rosie Craven was
first, Mhairi-Bronte Duncan second and Juliette McMullan
third. In the 14-15 year grade, Millie Bray was first and
Sian Meffen third.
Roxburgh Area School
Roxburgh recently held the Southern Zone area schools
tournament, hosting 150 pupils from Catlins, Lawrence,
Maniototo, Twizel and Waiau area schools over three days and
playing 19 sports. A team comprising 50 pupils was selected
for the New Zealand area schools tournament in Nelson from
July 7 to 11.
Roxburgh pupils who have been selected as part of this team
are: Tahlia Moir, Amelia Pasco, Briana Forbes, Ashlyn Reid,
Scott Muir, Anton Fitzgerald, Jack Lennon, Jonty McKinnel,
Lauren Kitto, Zac Botting and Mara McCurdy.
Tournament winners were: Catlins (boys basketball, rugby,
boys/mixed volleyball, clay bird shooting, mixed netball,
quiz, ultimate frisbee), Lawrence (girls basketball, girls
touch, netball, girls volleyball), Roxburgh (boys touch,
football, table tennis, golf, rogaining) and Maniototo
(badminton). Petanque (Maniototo and Roxburgh) and indoor
bowls (Catlins and Lawrence) had shared winners.
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