It is an exceptional end to an exceptional year, and we can present the full list of HBHS medalists from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships held at Porritt Stadium. The HBHS team (pictured, right, with Mrs Hassall and Mr de Klerk) brought home a total of 7 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. For some team members their year is not over. Double silver medalist Jacob Priddey is off to Melbourne to run in the 2013 Zatopek event on Thursday and returns on Saturday to run in the John Walker Night of Miles. Other team members will continue to compete in club events and will train over the summer. (Cont.)
Check out HBHS hockey player Nic Woods as he and the Junior Black Sticks attempt to qualify for the play-off rounds in Delhi. Nic is shown in action at right against Asian Champions Malaysia, a tightly contested match that, unfortunately, did not go the way of the New Zealanders. For more information on the Junior Black Sticks and their progress at the World Cup, check out the link below:
Congratulations to the HBHS Senior Touch team on their National Championship win in Auckland yesterday. Semi-final action on Sunday was very tight, with HBHS's Shanan Tomuri scoring the winning touchdown against Rotorua Boys' High School on the final hooter to take the 6 - 5 win. The final was much more one-sided, with HBHS beating Hastings Boys' High School 6 - 1 in a dominant performance. HBHS players Mikaere Beattie, Isaac Te Tamaki, Legin Hotham, and Shanan Tomuri were named in (Cont)
HBHS Teacher in Charge of Inline Hockey Ms Nicola Kueh shares her report of the team's silver medal winning efforts at the New Zealand Youth Games last weekend:
The team battled through four games on the Saturday with 3 wins and a high-scoring 8 - 8 draw, putting the team in 2nd place behind Nelson College heading into semi-finals on Sunday. The team played well against local rivals Fraser High School, winning 3 - 0. This put the team into the finals to play for the trophy. Unfortunately team captain Angus Hamilton-Horne was out with a fractured arm from the semi-finals. The team was determined to step up against Francis Douglas Memorial College (from New Plymouth). Spirits were high and at full time the score was 2 - 2. (Cont)
HBHS Athletes have featured among the medalists at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships, held at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton last weekend. Performances of note include Christopher Goodwin (pictured, right) who won gold in the High Jump and improved on his personal best by an extraordinary 13cm, with a winning jump of 1.93m. Other medalists include Alex Wood, who won the Javelin with a throw of 64m which was the best by a considerable margin. Middle-distance runners Jacob Priddey and Theunis Pieters won silver medals, Jacob in the 1500m and 3000m events, and Theunis in the 800m with a new school record time of 1.52min. These performances secured national representative honours for Alex, Jacob and Theunis. Congratulations to these athletes on their excellent performances which have rounded off a stellar year for HBHS, and thanks and congratulations to Teacher in Charge of Athletics Mr Rodney de Klerk for his support of HBHS Track and Field.
Congratulations to the HBHS In-line Hockey team on their silver medal winning performance at the New Zealand Youth Games, held in Hamilton over the weekend. Thanks and congratulations to the team and to Teacher in Charge of In-line Hickey Ms Nicola Kueh on what has been an excellent year of results for this code. The final was an extremely close affair, and HBHS were commended for their sportsmanship and fine conduct under pressure. For more information on this achievement and on the New Zealand Youth Games, check out the link below:
Congratulations to HBHS Old Boys Russell Nye-Wood and Daniel Krippner on winning a 2013 Alumni Association Prize for Excellence. These prizes recognise academic excellence and are awarded to second-year students with the highest grade point average in each Faculty or School in their first year at the University of Waikato. For more information, check out the link below:
It was a very good day at the National Touch Championships up in Auckland today for the HBHS Senior Touch team. They began with a 5-all draw against St Patrick's College, and followed this with a trio of wins, first 3 - 2 over King's College, then 7 - 6 against St Kentigern's College and finally an 8 - 6 win over Kelston Boys' High School. Check in here tomorrow for finals action.
In their final game on the first day, the HBHS Touch team had a good win against Palmerston North Boys' High School 8 - 5. They begin their top ten qualification matches today in their bid to retain their national title. Go team HBHS!
The winners have been found, bragging rights are secured, and the Class of Origin Champions can be revealed. Today 927 became the Year 9 Champion and 1013 won the Year 10 competition. Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 Class of Origin Champions, and well done to the Year 10 leaders for their organisation of the competition. Bring on 2014!
The HBHS Senior Touch team have begun their title defense in Auckland today with two impressive wins over Auckland schools. In their first game HBHS beat St Peter's Auckland by 6 - 2, and followed this up with a win over King's College 5 - 3. Check here for scores and results over the weekend as we will keep you posted as soon as results come to hand. Good luck to the team!
Yesterday's wet weather touch was excellent preparation for today which was wetter still, but the finalists have been found. In tomorrow's finals 927 will play 928 to find the Year 9 Class of Origin Champion, and 1013 take on 1026 to find the Year 10 winner. The two champions will then face off to find out who the supreme Junior Class of Origin Champion for 2013 will be, and we will have the results here. Today's results were as follows:
|1013 beat 1012||927 beat 911|
|1026 beat 1015||928 beat 921|
The wet weather was no deterrent today as the Year 9 and 10 classes continued to battle for the title of Class Touch Champions in Class of Origin action. Today's results are as follows:
|1012 beat 1024||911 beat 931|
|1013 beat 1014||927 beat 914|
|1015 beat 1023||921 beat 933|
|1026 beat 1028||928 beat 926|
Check out semi-finals action tomorrow!
It was class against class and mate against mate today on the back fields at lunchtime, as the 2013 Junior Inter-class Touch Tournament got underway today. Each class fields a team to find out who will reign supreme in Year 9 and 10 at the end of the week, in a competition organised by the Junior Leaders. The victorious 933 team are pictured at right. Today's results are as follows:
|1024 beat 1011||911 beat 924|
|1012 beat 1031||931 beat 912|
|1013 beat 1027||927 beat 913|
|1014 beat 1022||914 beat 922|