Four winter sporting teams travelled to various destinations around the North Island to enjoy and participate at winter tournament week. This is a chance to play against other schools outside of your weekly club games and judge how good your team is, experience a week away with your team mates (and a week off school) and in some cases see a part of New Zealand you may never get to visit again. Results as follows:
Mixed Hockey 9th at their tournament in Gisborne
Football Boys 7th at their tournament in Taupo
Football Girls 9th at their tournament in Rotorua
Netball 8th B Grade at their tournament in Papakura. Lisa Mather was selected for the UNISS B Grade tournament team – well done.
Kerikeri High School wishes to thank all coaches, managers, parent helpers and supporters who made this week possible.
After winning the Northland Co-Ed rugby title, the team travelled down to Massey High School on the North Shore on Tuesday 23rd August. The team knew it would be a close game after beating them in 2015. By half time we were down 13 – 6, but the boys dug deep to come back to 17-16 (winning) with five minutes to go. A simple miscommunication gave the home side the chance they needed and they broke through our line to score, winning the game 23-17. Massey then went onto play Aorere the Auckland Co-Ed Champions, whom they drew with but lost out on representing the Blues at top schools 1st XV play-offs as Aorere scored the first try of the game giving them the win.
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