Sports Round Up 2015

Round up of Sport 2016


Water Polo

HGHS Junior A team had a great Junior National  Water Polo Tournament in Auckland last week making it into the quarterfinals where they were beaten 3-5 by Auckland Dio in a close game. Finishing the tournament in 5th place with a win against westlake Girls 2-1.

Great effort to all the team members Katie Lush Kendal Lawrence (coaches) , Jodi Tautari (tic) and Tracy Hall (manager).


Rugby 7s

HGHS Premier rugby 7”s headed to BNZ Condors 7,s Tournament over the weekend . This tournament continues to grow each year with 16 girls and 32 boys teams competing.

Winning all of their games on Saturday and advancing through to the semis against Te Puke High School with a win and meeting Southland Girls High School in the final where they fought hard ,showed great composure using all of their players won 35-0.

Terina Te Tamaki and Tenika Willison were named joint MVP with terina, Tenika Isla Norman-bell and Violet Hapi-Wise were all named in the tournament team. FANTASTIC effort team and thanks to Coaching team of Crystal and Brent Kaua and Zara Powell, and Maree McCarthy, manager.



HGHS very own Chal Davey did us and NZ proud competing in the Oceania Shooting Tournament. Winning a Gold in the 3 position0, 50 mt, 22 rifle Women's event and made the finals in the Air rifle, 10 mt Juniors. Well done Chalm.



Representing HGHS at the Secondary Schools Nationals held in Timaru   Meg Reid came 6th in the senior 800mt and Maria Startin 5th in the Junior 400m.

Great effort to make the finals .

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

From The Sports Department






The HGHS yr 9&10 lead by Shakira baker (coach Hollie unable to attend) had a great day at the Waikato Secondary Schools tournament held in Tokoroa last week. Winning all of their pool games  which put them into the semi final against Tokoroa it was a great game with HGHS winning 17 - 15 .  The final  against Rakz proved just a bit to much losing 30 - 8.



HGHS Had a great season in the pool with both teams making the semi final.

The A Team  just missed out the final in a hard fought match against Sacred Heart losing 6-5.

The B Team in their semi final put up a gallant fight against Dio, but Dio proved to be far too strong.

Great effort from all the girls, coaches and manager.

Thanks to coaching  Katie Lush, Kendall Lawrence, Lena Mitchell, Tara Morgan and Manager Tracy Hall.



HGHS  was able to field 3 teams in Waikato Junior Volleyball competition this season which was x 1 team more  than 2014 season, well done volleyball.

All 3 teams have had lots of fun and some great games during the competition with the A team having a great last match against Te Aroha College just winning the 1st game by 2 and the 2nd game by 10 to finish 5th in the competition.


Thanks to the coaches  Laura Mc Curran, Georgia Adams  (A Team)

                                     Riley Neil, Tihi  Eruera Williams  (B Team )

                                     Katie  Hunia (C Team)

TIC                                Anna Morest and Amy Pouwels



Congratulations to our HGHS lacrosse girls  they have been going from strength to strength  which has resulted in a number of them representing Waikato and NZ. Lacrosse is a growth sport across NZ and especially in the secondary Schools. If you would like to find out more about this fun and exciting sport see Jacqui and Carolyn at the Sports Office.

Big Congratulations to

Melissa Pryor, Isabel Lond, Mylia Ewington, Keita Perry, Josie Cox  Waikato U15

Keita perry  NZ U15 training squad

Josie cox NZ U15 team


Cheerleading HGHS has finished their season on a HIGH. After a long and challenging competition over the weekend  Leah Baker (captain) and her team came away with the gold winning Level 1 of their Division. Outstanding effort girls.




Congratulations to each of our Finalists  in their chosen sport for the Waikato Secondary School Sports Awards. The calibre of nominations this year was amazing and to be a finalist is a fantastic achievement in itself. Our Athletes did HGHS proud.



COACH  (major award)

Brent & Crystal Kaua - Rugby



Pania Monk - Softball

Ashleigh Jeffcoat - Bowls

Terina Te Tamaki - Rugby

Anika  Jackson - Squash


FINALISTS For Sport’s women

Alyssa Hirawani - Basketball

Kaly Harcourt -  Bike

Leah baker - Cheer Leading

Michaela Foster - Football

Olivia Scotland - Hockey

Diamond Henry - Ki o Rahi

Tylah Beale - Motocross

Katie Lush - Multi Sport & Water Polo

Ariona Ieremia - Touch


FINALIST for Administrator (major award)

Maree Fox -  Inline Hockey



HGHS had 2  Junior teams competing at the Waka Ama Regional secondary Schools

DISTANCE CHAMPS. They raced over 8km in fantastic conditions at Te Puru (the beautiful Thames coast)  the 1st team  over came a bad start (collision)  to place 3rd in a time of 52.36 mins. The 2nd team came 5th. Fantastic effort from all paddlers and coach Henare Waihape.



The U15  Rugby 7’s had a successful tournament in Taupo on Saturday winning their pool (3 games) convincingly with no points scored against them to take them into the final. . The final was a very  tough hard fought game against Feilding  which we won 12-10.

The girls were all well behaved and a pleasure. (from the manager).

Fantastic effort girls.