McGlashan is proud to have nine New Zealand representatives
in a wide array of sports.
Louis Jennings won gold at the Australian under-15 men's epee
championships. His New Zealand team also won silver and
bronze in the epee and foil respectively.
Alex Hanan won his second national title in boxing as well as
being awarded the title of best New Zealand junior boxer.
Sports stackers Ben Lovelock and William McLauchlan have been
selected in the Black Stacks.
Seamus Leahy and Padraig MacKenzie have been named in the New
Zealand under-16 ice hockey team, Josh Fogo has been named in
the New Zealand curling team, and Tristan McKenzie
represented New Zealand in biathlon.
Drew Schievink competed for New Zealand in the Australian
junior diving championships, claiming one second and a third.
Jayden Baker was part of the Otago under-19 team which won
the South Island badminton title, and Max Wolf won six golds
at the South Island surf life-saving pool championships.
Josh Stoddard (basketball) and Rory Ferguson (rugby league)
have both been identified as rising talents in their
respective sports. Rory came away from the Kiwi league camp
with the courage cup.
The McGlashan First XV has made the top four of the
Highlanders competition for the first time since 2009.
Liam Young finished third at the New Zealand secondary
schools karting championships in Palmerston North recently.
Corey Campbell competed at the North Island wrestling
championships in Auckland, winning a gold medal in the 35kg
(10-13 years) division. He was also named most scientific
wrestler in his age-group.
The annual James Hargest winter exchange was held last week.
Taieri's senior A and year 9 netball teams had excellent
wins. The other pleasing result was the first XV winning
40-24. The senior A netball team is set to compete in the
South Island schools tournament in Invercargill. The first XI
football boys are away to Timaru after finishing in the top
four of A grade in their first year back. The football girls
are competing in Dunedin.
Maniototo Area School
The school had five pupils (Jessica Smith, Holly Thompson,
Simon Neilson, Josh Whyte and Matthew Neilson) named in the
New Zealand under-21 curling teams to compete in the
Asia-Pacific championship in Naseby in January. The gold
medallists from this event will be eligible for the world
championships in Estonia in February. The senior boys (Simon
Neilson, Josh Whyte, Matthew Neilson, Ben Smith and Hunter
Walker) defended their title by winning the New Zealand
under-21 curling championship in Dunedin.
Jessica Smith, Holly Thompson, Josh Whyte, Matthew Neilson
and Tash Whyte played in the New Zealand mixed doubles
competition in Naseby.
Thomas Howell and Keagan Mulholland are in the Otago Country
under-14 rugby team while Laura Dowling was selected for the
South Island area schools volleyball team.
Colleen Hollows was selected for the South Island area
schools netball and volleyball teams, and the New Zealand
area schools volleyball team.
Logan Park High School
Jaren Roy has been selected for the New Zealand under-17
basketball team training camp in Timaru, while George
McLaurin has been picked for the Dunedin under-17 cricket
training squad. In football, Joseph Araya has made the Otago
under-13 team and Solomon Liesbeth the Otago under-15 team.
In hockey, Jacob Duffy and Ben Major have been selected for
the Otago under-15 development team. The under-15s have been
playing in the senior club hockey competition each week in
preparation for a regional tournament in the next school
holidays. Alexander Woolrych, George Vella-King, Natasha
Abbott and Izzie Locker, who play in the club hockey
competition, are in teams that made finals.
Kaikorai Valley College
On July 26-27, Kasib Murdoch travelled to Auckland to
represent Otago at the North Island Olympic wrestling
championships. He won all his matches and took the gold medal
in the 10-13 years 47kg category. Kasib will be attending the
national championships in Hamilton in September.
Thomas Johnson has been nominated for selection for the New
Zealand secondary schools rugby team.
Hamish King and Natalya King competed in Invercargill at the
Southland gymnastics championships. Hamish was second in the
level 4 men's competition and had a personal best on the
vault with 11.5 out of 12. This followed winning the Otago
championship for level 4. Natalya was first overall in the
step 4 women's competition, finishing first on bar and floor.
The Kaikorai Valley College judo club entered the Canterbury
Open at the Lincoln University Event Centre for the first
time. Kruz Cleminson won a bronze medal in the cadet open
grade and Tessa Brownlie won a bronze medal in the senior
At the interschool smallbore shooting competition, the KVC
team came third overall. Tarnisha Harrison was top shooter in
the girls section and Shaun Simpson was top shooter in the
St Hilda's Collegiate
St Hilda's had excellent results at the South Island schools
championships. Aleisha Ruske won six gold medals in the 15
and over grade - 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m
butterfly, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly -
and also won the 200m freestyle relay with Lulu Schneiders,
Olivia Gold and Cecilia Crooks. The 200m medley relay team of
Aleisha, Cecilia, Olivia and Esther Fogarty won the silver
medal. Cecilia was also second in the 14 and under 50m
freesyle, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
Esther was third in the 200m individual medley, 200m
breaststroke and 400m freestyle, and Mariette Devereux was
third in the 14 and under 50m backstroke.
The years 9 and 10 netball teams competed at the South Island
junior tournament, with the year 10 team finishing fifth.
Mariah Nelson and Meg Timu were named in the talented players
The St Hilda's First XV competed in the Festival of Rugby in
Oamaru during the holidays and finished third overall. After
the holidays, the first XV won the secondary schoolgirls
final against Otago Girls' High School.
On August 4-5, St Hilda's won the annual winter quad
tournament also featuring Columba, St Margaret's and
Craighead. Netball, badminton, hockey and debating were
contested over the two days.
Dunstan High School
It has been a successful season for the boys hockey team,
which made it to the final in its grade, losing 3-1. Two of
the other hockey teams, the Commanders and Falcons, were the
top two teams in their grade and played each other in the
The two ski teams finished second and third in the mixed
grade in the Otago-Southland ski and snowboard champs. The
school had three teams compete in the recent Peak 2 Peak race
from the Remarkables Skifield to Coronet Peak, one of the
teams winning the schools section and the other two teams
finishing fourth and sixth in their sections.
Kings' High School
The first XV will play off for third in the Highlanders
competition, and the first XI hockey team is top-equal in the
premier schools competition. Caleb Booth, Jordan Ward and
Malachi Buschl all represented Southern in the New Zealand
under-18 hockey tournament in Napier during the July
holidays. Malachi Buschl, Dylan Thomas, Ethan Booth, Finn
Ward, Zach Mason, Lachlan Pearson and Ali Mole have also been
selected to represent Otago at under-15 level.
Josh Aitcheson, Oli McCombie and Logan Taimalie represented
Otago at the New Zealand under-17 tournament, where the team
finished third. Josh was selected in the tournament team.
Avanish Shastri continued his good form on the badminton
court, winning the South Island boys doubles title, as well
as finishing runner-up in the mixed doubles. He also reached
the semifinals in the South Island under-17 singles.
In golf, Conor Jamison and Connor Ross have both been
selected to represent Otago in the under-19 division at the
national championships in the October holidays, with Jacob
Bleach also gaining selection in the under-16 division.
Roxburgh Area School
The competition was hot at the school cross-country with some
very good times posted. Anton Fitzgerald won the senior boys
in a record time of 16min 19sec. Ashlyn Reid won the senior
girls in 21min 53sec. Jessie Moore won the year 9-10 boys and
Brooke Johnston had the fastest female time over the course
in 21min 3sec.
Anton Fitzgerald has been named in the Otago 16th grade
football squad to play in the South Island tournament in
October in Timaru.
Otago Girls' High School
Otago Girls' won the annual winter sports exchange with
Waitaki Girls' and Southland Girls', by one point.
The OGHS Sweeping Beauties came second at the New Zealand
under-21 curling championships in Dunedin. The team comprised
Emma Sutherland, Mhairi Duncan, Heloise Fitzpatrick, Kelsey
Mee and Diana Yeritsyan.
The junior and senior canoe polo teams competed in the South
Island championships in Invercargill during the first weekend
of August. The junior girls were gold medal winners in the
under-15 girls section and the senior girls were second in
the under-19 girls. Natasha Whyte was selected for the
Grace Morton (year 9) was first in the girls SWID 50m
backstroke at the South Island secondary schools
championships. Karmilla Jaffa and Madeleine Doran were
members of the Otago badminton team that won the South Island
under-19 competition. Nicole Kellett won the doubles and
mixed doubles and was runner-up in the singles at the South
Island under-17 competition in Christchurch.
OGHS pupils performed well at the aerobics competition held
in Dunedin, and 23 of them have qualified for the national
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