Congratulations to all the teams and athletes that travelled away for Winter Tournament week.
HGHS Football Team make Top 4 in NZ
The 1st X1 Hockey team travelled to the North Shore to compete in the Hockey tournament. The team finished third in their pool which meant they competed in the Marie Fry tournament. The team went through the rest of the week unbeaten and finished first in the Marie Fry tournament and are now the 17th best Hockey team in NZ.
The 2nd X1 Hockey team competed in the Chris Arthur Cup held in Hamilton. The team played well all week and were competitive across the field. The team MVP for the week was Kayla Lomas, for her team spirit, her hard work and her constant encouragement of the team. The team finish 8th overall.
The Junior Basketball team travelled to Rotorua. They play well all week and made the final where they came up against St Peter's.The team fought hard right to the end but unfortunately St Peters took the win. Well done to the Junior Basketball team finishing 2nd at the Regional tournament.
The Senior Basketball team also had their tournament in Rotorua. Similar to the Junior Basketball team the players fought hard to make the final where they also came up against St Peters. Despite a spirited effort they also came second to qualify for the National tournament to be held in Palmerston North during the first week of the school holidays. Congratulations on a great result.
First XV Rugby qualified Top 4
The first XV Rugby team qualified for the Top 4 tournament in Palmerston North. As 2 times defending champions they played St Mary's in one of the semi finals. It was a tough hard fought battle with St Mary's getting a slight lead. HGHS drew even with limited time left on the clock. Despite some staunch defence St Mary's managed to cross the line to take the 22-17. After a day's rest HGHS came up against Kaipara College. A new team to the top 4 format. Again the 3rd and 4th playoff was a tough encounter. Unfortunately Kaipara came out on top with a 10-7 win. Congratulations to the 1st XV being the 4th best rugby team in NZ.
Premier Netball team qualified Top 4
The girls made a great start beating katikati, thames, kerikeri and matamata. This meant that the team were top of our pool and crossed with otorohanga and St Marys. The team beat both schools and drew against Morrisville in the afternoon. This set up a game against One Tree Hill, which they unfortunately lost . That afternoon we found that we had qualified for Top 4 which meant we were guaranteed to go up to A grade in 2017. On the final day of UNISS the team played Mt Maunganui and then St Dominics for 3rd and 4th. The last game was a thriller going to double extra time. All and all the girls were stoked with achieving their goal and making A grade for 2017
National Secondary Schools individual Cycling Competition
The national secondary schools individual cycling competition took place in Auckland over the weekend. Mya Anderson represented the school and came 6th in the Individual Time Trial and 12th in Hill Climb on Saturday.
On Sunday she competed in the Criterium (7 laps of a 1.5 circuits) taking out 1st place. Mya finished 5th overall.
Congratulations Mya on a fantastic weekends results. Mya will now work towards NZSS Team and Road Cycling competition (30km Road Race and a Points Race) in 3 weeks time.
First X1 Football
The 1st X1 football team travelled to Nelson to compete in the NZ secondary schools national tournament. The team finished top of their pool to face Rangiora in the top 16 playoff. With a gutsy fight back the team beat Rangiora 4-3 to progress through to the quarterfinals where they came up against Rangitoto. This was another come from behind win to progress to the semi finals. In the semi the 1st X1 faced St Peters. Unfortunately they lost this game which meant they played off for 3rd and 4th against St Kents. Despite battling hard to the final whistle the girls finished as the 4th best team in NZ. This is a fantastic result. Congratulations to all the players involved.
Well done to all the players that went away to represent HGHS at the various sporting events. A big thank you to the staff that also went away to support the teams: Mr Watling and Carolyn for Basketball, Mr Devcich for Rugby, Mrs Hita for Netball, Miss Holt and Jacqui for Hockey and Mrs Whaanga for football - your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Mrs Gordon for your continued support.