August 3rd saw the T&G 1st XV rugby win by default from Whangarei Boys High 2nd XV, the 1st XI girls football had a bye and T&G 1st XI boys travelled to Bream Bay College winning 5 – 0.
August 10th saw the T&G 1st XV rugby take on Kaitaia College in the final of the midweek Northland and Co-ed Challenge. Kerikeri High School won for the third time this season over Kaitaia winning the cup and the honour of travelling to North Harbour on August 23rd to play Massey in their road to the Blues Co-Ed champion path.
The 1st XI football girls hosted Dargaville College 1st XI (boys) and narrowly went down 4-2 missing their goal keeper Nada Walker dearly due to illness. Well done girls. T&G 1st XI Football boys had a bye.
The following Northland Secondary Schools sporting events have occurred over the first two weeks of term:
August 2nd – junior boys basketball 4th
August 3rd – senior girls basketball 5th
August 9th – get2go Hillary Outdoor Challenge year 9 & 10 – 3rd
August 10th – junior girls basketball 1st
Kerikeri High School senior Badminton Championships were held on August 4th, 24 boys and 7 girls turned up for the event. After round robin pool games, followed by semi’s and a final the overall champions were found: Tina Goodyer for the girls and Java Grant for the boys.
We wish to congratulate the following boys on being selected for the Kerikeri High School Aims Games football team for 2016: Dylan Clarke, Chay Edwards, Cameron McClelland, Jaydn Roberts, Rhys Doherty, Tyson Turner, Rhys Lambers, Joseph Stone, Frankie Bower, Josh McNulty, Max Low, Gareth Madhuku.
The following are non-travelling reserves to cover should one of the above suffer an injury: Elias Amundrud, Antony Crate, Laim Fawlk, Haydn Sadgrove.
Mr Shane Roberts is the team coach and Mr Sean McNulty is the Manager / Referee.
Training will begin Sunday 14th August at the Waipapa Fields from 10am for approximately 1.5 hours.
This is the local equivalent of the Tough Guy run over 4.5km of farmland in Haruru. Again the weather building up to the event was wet and the track was muddy. We offer this event to all students who did not meet the criteria for Tough Guy.
21 students competed in a field of 160. Best results of the day were:
Jakob Donaldson 5th overall, 3rd U14 boy
Eva-Sky Gundry 23rd overall 2nd U14 girl
Anneke Price 29th overall 2nd U16 girl
Forty five students travelled to Woodhills by bus to compete at this event. All runners were required to run 12km and had been through a grueling selection process to be selected from an initial group of 250 students. Students had kept an exercise logo book since March, had competed at the school cross country or Northland Cross Country and then finally placings in these events.
The course was extremely wet and muddy and slow. Our team performed yet again extremely well taking out the overall Top Secondary Schools Tough Team title for the fourth year in a row. Overall there was 221 runners in the 12km event.
Top placings were:
Jake Pickery 1st overall, 1st senior boys
Cody Pickery 4th overall, 1st junior boy
Tiaki Rhodes 2nd junior boy
Sophie Morrison 19th overall, 1st senior girl
Zoe Horrell 27th overall, 1st junior girl
Olivia Frear 29th overall, 3rd senior girl
Kate Moyle 2nd junior girl
Kayla Donaldson 3rd junior girl
Wednesday 6th July the football was cancelled yet again due to weather concerns while the T&G 1st XV travelled to Northland College and took the game out 51 – 12. They are currently lying top of the table with two games to go.
Wednesday 27th July the football girls had a bye, the T&G 1st XI boys had a home game against Whangarei Boys High 2nd XI and won 4-1. The T&G 1st XV travelled to Kaitaia and after being down 13-10 at half time the boys managed to play better in the second half taking the game out 26-13 securing top of the table and the home final.
Wednesday 29th June 1st XI boys football game was deferred, 1st XI girls football travelled to Tikipunga (1st XI boys) and lost 3 – 1. The T&G 1st XV boys took on Dargaville College in the second round game. After having been defeated 13-10 in their first meeting back in May and after Dargaville, Kaitaia and Kerikeri all having lost one game in the first round it was an important game to win to secure top of the table points. The day started out miserable with the possibility of the game being called off due to rain and the fields being marginal. We held off and the weather cleared as per the forecast and the field remained open but in poor condition.
The game started off slow with both sides trying to adapt to the conditions, it was a real forwards game of pick and go. With the score at nil all approaching half time Kerikeri started to dominate and managed to score two tries by the half time whistle then went on to take the game 34 – nil. Kerikeri now sit top of the table with one game in hand.