Round up of Sport 2016
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).
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.
JUNIOR WATER POLO
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.
WAIKATO SECONDARY SCHOOLS SPORTS AWARDS
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.