By Frankie Vella | Posted: Sunday July 29, 2018
Term 3 promises to continue to be busy on the sporting front.
Ella Molteno continues to shine nationally in Luge. She competed in the New Zealand National Luge Championships during the July holidays and won the Senior Women's individual event. Ella also holds the fastest time for any woman from this event. This is particularly impressive given her age of 15 years.
Sam Yeardley travelled to the United Kingdom with Otago's Youth Academy Squad for the Northern Ireland Football Super Cup. The Northern Ireland Super Cup has run for 35 years and is described as the premier youth football tournament in the UK. It attracts more than 60 teams from all continents of the world. The Otago Youth Academy Squad has been the only NZ based team to have taken part in the invite-only tournament.
In other Otago rep news, Liam Black has been selected for the Otago Hockey U15 Development team.
In Otago rep Football news the following students have gained selection:
16th Grade Otago A Eamon Wilson and Amasio Jutel
14th Grade Otago A Ben Devereux, Harry Major
14th Grade Otago B Sam Huble Pulver
13th Grade Otago Gold Connor Stephenson, Nico Alvarez Ray-Virag
17th Grade Otago development Maggie Gorman
14th Grade Otago A Leilani Baeumer, Viviane Dalphin, Naomi Jutel, Hannah Yeardley
Shima Jack and Maia Puricelli have been selected for the Otago Waterpolo U14 team with both playing in a tournament over the July holidays.
Handball continues to grow at Logan Park. Our Sports Prefects organised a 6 week Inter-House Handball competition, which was popular and fiercely contested. Aoraki House won both the Junior and Senior competitions. We appreciated seeing Eion Murray, from the NZ Handball Board, along with NZ representative players Alex Mair and Ashton Lang at our Finals.
Over a hundred Logan Park students were involved in the Co-Ed Winter Sports Tournament in June. The highlight of the day was our Boys 1st Xl Football team beating the Premier Kavanagh 1st XI in the final. At full time the score was drawn at 1-1. Harry Major scored our goal to equalise. Logan Park took our the penalty shoot out with some outstanding saves by Eamon Lupton-Wilson. Our senior boys and girls Basketball teams placed 2nd as did the girls Football team.
Congratulations to Sophie Black, Year 11 who received her 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate during the school holidays. Sophie has been doing karate for eleven years and her dedication and hard work have led to this impressive achievement.