August Sports Round Up

By Frankie Vella | Posted: Tuesday September 25, 2018

We continued to have a very full calendar of events and activities in Term 3.

In Athletics and running, Rebecca Dalphin continues her impressive form. She was first in the South Island Secondary School Athletics U15 3000 metres, first in the Otago Ponydales High School Champs, and in Club competitions she was second in the Open Women's Lovelock Race. She is currently training for the NZSS Athletics Champs which will be held in Dunedin at the end of the year.

Students continue to do well in Football with Otago representative status for the following: Ben Deveruex, Connor Stephenson, Nico Alarez Rey-Virag, Eamon Lupton-Wilson, Leilani Baeumer, Hannah Yeardley, Naomi Jutel and Maggie Gorman. All of these Otago representatives with attend the South Island Tournament in the October school holidays along with Harry Major who will attend the Tournament with his club side. 

Year 9 student Nicola Molteno has qualified for the New Zealand trampolining champs in October in Tauranga.   

Kane Wilson, Aurburn Boyd and Flynn Nichols were selected to attend the Steve Adams Basketball Camp here in Dunedin and had an amazing day. PE Teacher and gun Basketball player Danielle Frost was also involved in coaching on the day.

In Handball Laura Graham has competed with both the U19 Otago team and the Otago University team at tournaments this season. Our Girls Football Black team won the 2nd Division of their competition. Leilani Baeumer scored a hat trick with the team beating Kaikorai Valley College 4-1 in the final.

Our Badminton teams have performed well this year. The Boys First Team won Division 2 and our Girls Second Team won Division 3. 

In Rugby, Jesse Mani has been playing in the Co-Ed combined U14 Rugby team led by Kaikorai Valley College and was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award.   

We are looking forward to Winter Tournament in September. Our Football Boys 1st XI, Hockey Girls 1st XI and Senior A Boys Basketball teams will all compete. Our Senior A boys Basketball team have won most of their games this season and won their grade. 

Staff and students enjoyed playing each other in Basketball. 

Our Senior Sporting Blues Assembly will be held in September with ex student Jacobi Kohu-Morris, who was Head Boy, Class Act recipient and a national title holder in Bowls returning as our Guest speaker. 

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