The annual sports exchange with Central Southland College has
been completed for another year.
This year, the school had seven teams competing in the
exchange - boys and girls senior A basketball, squash, mixed
hockey, senior A and B netball and first XV rugby. The event
was very competitive, with the deciding result coming in the
final match of the day. Dunstan took the interschool trophy
by four wins to three.
The trap shooting team has had a very successful season so
far. It recently competed in an intercollegiate shoot in
Dunedin where it finished second overall. Dylan Crawford did
particularly well, gaining a first place in the skeet event.
The year 9, 10 and senior A netball teams played in the Otago
secondary schools netball tournament, where they finished
seventh, sixth and eighth respectively.
Netball teams had a very successful campaign at the Otago
Secondary Schools Netball Championships. The 9A team was the
eventual winner of the junior grade after a hard-fought
final. The year 10 team finished fourth in the intermediate
grade after losing the semifinal by two goals. After a few
injuries to key players, the Senior A team finished sixth.
Congratulations go to Maia Wylie, Sequoia Leatham, Kaylee
Bezett, Zara Forgie, Hannah Ashton and Jordyn Patterson, who
all made Dunedin Netball Centre rep teams.
The junior and intermediate teams are heading to the South
Island Junior Development Tournament in Christchurch this
Taieri recently hosted South Otago High School for the annual
winter sports interchange. Sports played were rugby, netball,
basketball, hockey, football and badminton. The exchange was
played in good spirit with some great competition and the
honours split between the schools.
Logan Park High School
The finals for Dunedin Secondary Schools boys' badminton were
held last week. In division 1, Logan Park played Kavanagh,
winning 6-0. Logan Park has been unbeaten all term and is now
the top boys' badminton team in Dunedin.
The school is continuing to do well in bowls. Jonty Horwell
competed in the Otago Indoor Bowls Championship recently and
is now the Junior Singles U18 Otago champion. Jonty will
travel to Wellington with Sean Hall to compete in the
National Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Champs in August.
Jonty has also made the South Island U25 team for outdoor
It is midway through the season for boys' and girls'
football. The junior boys' team has been winning its games
convincingly and, on current form, will be in the finals next
term. Joseph Araya has been selected for the Otago U14 team.
The girls' team has also been playing well and is in second
place. Logan Park High School is preparing for Winter Sports
Tournament next term. The hockey First XI boys' team is
looking good for the Coaches Cup Tournament in Blenheim with
a win against John McGlashan's Second XI in the last game of
In basketball, the boys' and girls' senior A teams will
attend the Basketball NZ Zone Four Premiership Tournaments in
Both teams are performing well in the local competition.
Frances Barnett was selected for the Spirit of NZ voyage and
sailed out from Auckland and around the Bay of Islands for 10
Otago Girls' High School
The OGHS Senior A netball team has had a great start to the
season. After a year of building and development last year
the team is now going from strength to strength. It has
recently moved up a grade in the Saturday Dunedin Netball
senior competition and also gained a well-deserved fourth
placing in the Otago Secondary Schools' Netball Tournament in
June. The school is very proud of representative netball
players Kiana Pelasio (U17A), Tayla MacDonald (U17B), Holly
Paterson and Brooke Miller (U15B), Becky Paterson and Maddie
Campbell (U14A). Alice Moran and Erin Ford competed in the
South Island Secondary Schools' Championships last weekend at
Moana Pool. Also representing Otago Girls' was Grace Moreton
in Year 9, who competed in the SWID events.
At the end of June, the Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics
Championships were held in Lincoln. In Level 7, Ava McFadgen
was second in hoop, third in ribbon and third overall. In
Level 6, Caitlin Thomson was 10th in rope, eighth in clubs,
fifth in ribbon and eighth overall while Christie Watson was
17th in rope, 12th in clubs, 10th in ribbon and 15th overall.
Caitlin and Christie also competed in a group routine and won
a gold medal. All three girls have qualified as individuals
to compete at the National Championships in Auckland in
John McGlashan College
The school had some great success at the recent Otago
Cross-Country Championships. Wilson Mitchell, second overall,
Nic Taylor and Hamish Cotter won the senior teams event. The
Under-16 team of Lochie Chittock, Cam McDowell and Oli
Chignell also won. Oli Chignell was first in this race,
leading the field from start to finish. Josh Stoddard
finished first and Ben Mitchell third in the Under-14 race.
Ben also had a creditable 16th in the NZ Cross-Country. Term
2 has been punctuated by three inter-schools.
The seniors enjoyed being billeted at St Andrew's, winning
the rugby and football. The year 7 and 8s were billeted at
Waihi, achieving a rare football victory. The school then
The hockey team enjoyed a good win and the rest of the boys
enjoyed the experience of competing against strong opponents.
Daniel Gruppelaar and Hamish Cotter have been selected into
the Football Otago Youth Development Academy Squad and will
travel to Northern Ireland to compete in the Under-17 Milk
Cup competition. Louis Jennings finished second and third in
the men's epee and men's foil respectively at the Under-15
National Fencing Championships.
Drew Schievink has recently had some great success in diving,
gaining three golds at the 2014 Autumn Championships, and he
also qualified for the Australian Elite Junior Championships.
Other successes include Charlie Cox finishing third in the
secondary schools surfing competition, Nathan Harrison
gaining second in the year 7 and 8 South Island schools
orienteering championships and Raunaq Bhabra placing third in
the South Island Under-15 Badminton Championships.
St Hilda's Collegiate
The First XV rugby team has had a great start to the season,
remaining unbeaten in the local secondary schools
Two weeks ago, the team travelled to Balclutha to play
against the SOHS First XV. This game was to qualify for an
opportunity to play Southland Girls' in the Highlanders pool
of the Top 4 competition.
The team played extremely well in tiring conditions, with the
wet ground not making it easy to get good ball out to the
backs. It lost the match 22-7 but the team never gave up.
Caitlyn George has returned home after a very successful week
representing New Zealand at the Oceania Games in Rarotonga.
Caitlyn won one gold medal in the 4x100m relay and three
silver medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x400m relay.
King's High School
Kings' High School has just completed two interschool
fixtures in recent weeks against Shirley Boys and Southland
Boys'. Some outstanding performances from the First XV and
first basketball teams saw King's dominate the Shirley Boy's
interschool, while good wins in the First XI hockey, First XI
football, smallbore, trapshooting, first basketball, and
first badminton, proved too much for Southland Boys', with
King's coming out comfortable winners. Congratulations to the
elite hockey players, Caleb Booth, Malachi Buschl, and Jordan
Ward for making the Southern Region U18 hockey team which
will travel to Napier during the July holidays to compete in
the National U18 Tournament. The following rugby players have
also been selected to attend the Highlanders Training Camp
during the first week of the holidays; U18s Joe
Cairns-Thomson, Sidney Fidow, U17s Taylor Haugh. The
cross-country team has recently returned from nationals which
were held in Palmerston North. There were some fantastic
performances from Josh Rosie and David White, who each won
gold medals in their AWD events. Malachi Buschl also ran his
heart out, placing 9th in the junior race. He then teamed up
with Zac Mason and Daniel Dickie to finish a creditable 10th
in the three-person teams event.
The two All-Rounders Scholarships were awarded to Jordan
Frost and Sam Ryan. Sporting Scholarships were awarded to
Ethan Booth (The Brendon McCullum Summer Scholarship), Max
Aitcheson (The Ben Smith Winter Scholarship), Lemanu Ma'asi
(The Carl Hayman Winter Scholarship), Finn Ward (The Kukri
Sports Scholarship), Nicholas Brosnahan and Joseph Carvell
(The Sports Council Sports Scholarship).
Maniototo Area School
Dominick Geoffrey played in a squash tournament on June 21.
He played extremely well and was placed top of the E grade.
In netball, Courtney Smith has been selected for the Central
Otago Under 15 netball team.
Ashleigh Smith was awarded a Promising Umpire Award at Otago
Secondary Schools Tournament.
Reuben Pyle made the Central Otago Under 16 rugby team and
Thomas Howell and Keagan Mulholland were both selected for
the Topp Cup game, Central Otago Under 14 team and the Otago
Country Under 14 team.
In the sport of curling, Hunter Walker, Ben Smith, Matthew
Neilson and Simon Neilson won the McLarens tournament last
weekend. These four boys, plus Courtney Smith, Josh and Tash
Whyte will be playing in the NZ nationals and NZ U21
tournaments during the holidays.
Four pupils are travelling to Nelson next week to take part
in the NZ Area Schools Tournament. Reuben Pyle for rugby and
volleyball, Liam Harrington for rugby, Laura Dowling for
netball and volleyball and Colleen Hollows for netball,
basketball and volleyball.
Roxburgh Area School
After a massive effort fundraising, Tahlia Moir, Amelia
Pasco, Briana Forbes, Ashlyn Reid, Scott Muir, Anton
Fitzgerald, Jack Lennon, Jonty McKinnel, Lauren kitto, Zac
Botting and Mara Mc Curdy will attend the New Zealand Area
School Tournament as part of the South of the South Team
during the first week of the July holidays.
Ashyln Reid (U17), Mara McCurdy (U15), Lauren Kitto (U15) and
Brooke Johnston (U14) have all been playing representative
netball for Central Otago and Jordan Dance has been
representing Otago Country (U14) in rugby and Anton
Fitzgerald has been selected for the Football Federation
Kaikorai Valley College
Sport in Education staff leader Craig Reddington has won a
study award to travel to Australia and further his knowledge
about incorporating SIE more effectively in the class room to
improve pupil engagement and learning using a sporting
As part of the school SIE programme, Year 9 pupils took part
in a Mini Commonwealth Games. Events included mathletics,
Englishathon, curling, slalom and biathlon. These events were
designed to develop competencies in participating, relating
to others, teamwork, fairplay, respect, striving for success,
competition and joy of effort. All of the pupils demonstrated
these during the event. The Senior A Netball team won its
promotion/relegation game and has been promoted to the Prem 1
Secondary Schools Division.
The boys' football First XI has won all of its games
convincingly and is currently top of the Secondary Schools
Hanna Ingram (Year 9) won gold and silver in the 13-15yrs
section of the South Island Taekwondo Championships held in
Invercargill in June. Hanna is currently a red belt with
black tip and is working towards her Junior Black Belt.
Thomas Johnson has been invited to the Highlanders First XV
Regional U18 camp which is being held in Dunedin in the first
week of the school holidays.
• These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary
Schools Sports Association (OSSSA) which is proudly sponsored
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