It's finals day in Winter Tournament Week 2013, and a host of HBHS teams are competing for national honours.
The 1st XI Hockey team won 8 - 1 against Wellington College and now play Westlake Boys' High School for the Rankin Cup at 2pm.
The 2nd XI Hockey team won 1 - 0 against St Peter's Auckland and now play Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ruamata Bay of Plenty at 3.20pm for national honours.
The Under 14 Rugby team won 48 - 5 over New Plymouth Boys' High School and now play Sacred Heart at 10am for the national title.
The 1st XI Football team will play off for 5th and 6th place against Tauranga Boys' College at 10am.
The 2nd XI Football team, after losing an agonisingly tense penalty shootout 5 - 4 after finishing their match against Macleans College at 1 - 1 will now play Onslow College for 3rd and 4th at 11.30am.
We wish all of our teams the very best of luck today and we will post results as soon as they come to hand. Go HBHS!
NEW - The 2nd XI football team continue to be unbeaten with a 2 - 0 win over Pakuranga and now face Macleans College this afternoon. The Under 15 rugby team have beaten Mt Albert Grammar 24 - 0 and will now face St Bede's Christchurch in the final tomorrow at 12pm.
HBHS teams will be in action today contending for national titles. The 2nd XI hockey team play St Peter's Auckland after notching up a 9 - 0 win over Cambridge High School and the 1st XI hockey team face Wellington College. The Under 15 rugby team play Mt Albert Grammar and the Under 14's face New Plymouth Boys' High School. Finally, the 1st XI football team play Christchurch Boys' High School and the unbeaten 2nd XI footballers face play-off action today as well. Good luck to these teams and we will post updates and results as soon as they come to hand.
In what is already a superb year of results, HBHS's Jacob Priddey (pictured in action) has just placed 2nd in the Australian Cross Country Championships last weekend. Jacob was a member of the New Zealand secondary schools team, and as a 16 year old running in the Under 18 event, came in only 19 seconds behind the winning runner from New South Wales. Jacob's next goal is to prepare for the New Zealand secondary schools nationals in December this year on the track, where he will race in the 1500m and 5000m with a view to qualifying for the World Championships.
As part of the week long build up to the Gallagher Great Race, to be held on Sunday 8 September, HBHS rowers teamed up with crew members from Diocesan School, Cambridge University in England and members of the All Blacks yesterday to row a total of 3000 metres. Each team member rowed 500 metres, and HBHS Maadi 8 crew member Ryan Rasmussen (pictured at right being urged on by his team mate, All Black Charlie Faumuina) was a member of the winning team. The event was a wonderful opportunity to meet (and compete against) members of the rowing crews from Sydney and Cambridge, along with members of the All Blacks and Black Ferns and was held yesterday afternoon in Garden Place.
NEWS FLASH - they gave us a fright when they let King's College back in the match at 2 all, but the 1st XI hockey team have beaten King's College very well in the end, finishing with a full time score of 5 - 2. Congratulations to the team on this fine quarter-final win.
The Under 16 rugby team have won the quad tournament, and the Under 15 rugby team scored a very good 27 - 0 win over Christchurch Boys' High School. So far, the Under 15 team have not had a point scored against them in four matches. The football 2nd XI won 4 - 0 over Northcote College, but the 1st XI suffered a 6 - 0 defeat at the hands of Auckland Grammar. And in breaking news... the 1st XI hockey team are 2 - 1 up in their must-win game against King's College with approximately 20 minutes left to play. Check in and we will keep you posted!
The 1st XI hockey team continued on their winning way beating St Andrew's 7 - 2, and are due to play defending champions King's College in the quarter finals at 2.30pm today.
The first update for today features the football 2nd XI who beat Western Springs College 1 - 0. It is worth noting that the 2nd XI is the only second team in their entire competition, meaning that all of their wins have been over 1st XI teams.
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NEW - Some very big wins in the afternoon update! In rugby, the Under 15 team beat Hastings Boys' High School 17 - 0, the Under 16 team beat Palmerston North Boys' High School 48 - 0, and the Under 14 team beat Tu Toa School 93 - 12.
NEW - The football 1st XI had an important 5 - 0 win over St Patrick's Kilbernie. This, plus other results going their way, means that the team have qualified for the Top 8 in New Zealand.
The table tennis team lost to Auckland Grammar School 2 - 5 and lost to St Andrews 3 - 4 in the B grade.
The 2nd XI football team had two good wins, beating Rutherford College 4 - 2 and Manurewa High School 4 - 1. Keep checking for updates!
The first set of results is in for today and it's two big wins by the in-form HBHS hockey teams. The 2nd XI beat Katikati College 11 - 0, and the 1st XI beat Otago Boys' High School 7 - 1.
NEW - The Under 15 rugby team had a huge win over Wellington College 71 - 0! The Under 16 rugby team also won, beating Sacred Heart 23 - 17.
It was a mixed set of results for the table tennis team, losing their first grading round to Pakuranga College meaning relegation to the B grade. In the second round the HBHS team beat Westlake Boys' High School to remain in the B grade.
The HBHS 2nd XI hockey team have made a fine start to their tournament, beating Tawa College 6 - 0. Not to be outdone, the 1st XI hockey team beat St Kentigern College 4 - 1.
The Under 15 rugby team have also notched up a first round win against St Bede's College 18 - 0.
The 2nd XI football team had a tougher time of it, with a 3 all draw against Avondale College as did the 1st XI football team with a hard-fought 2 all draw against Westlake Boys' High School.
Remember to check the Latest News regularly, as we will post scores as soon as they come to hand.
HBHS have won the right to represent the Chiefs Region with an emphatic away win over Tauranga Boys' College 1st XV 39 - 9 this afternoon. The Tauranga side have proved tricky this season but that was not the case today, with the HBHS team clocking up their biggest winning margin this year over the team. Congratulations to the team on this win as they head into the national finals. The next match for the team will be this Saturday in Rotorua, and as soon as the time and place is confirmed, the Latest News will post this information. Thanks to team manager Mrs Barbara Clark for providing the match photos.
On Sunday September 1, at 12.45pm in Tauranga, the HBHS 1st XV will play Tauranga Boys' College 1st XV to determine the regional winner of the Chiefs Competition and to decide which team will represent the region at national level. The team would love to see their loyal HBHS supporters cross the Kaimais to cheer them on as they take on the tough Tauranga team. The game will be televised live on Sky 064 The Rugby Channel with coverage beginning at 12.30pm. We look forward to covering the match and wish the team the best. Go HBHS!
The HBHS 1st and 2nd XI hockey teams will be encouraged by their form as they head into the New Zealand Secondary Schools Winter Sports Tournament week, as both teams notched up impressive victories in their respective Waikato competitions last night. The 2nd XI begain by beating St John's 1st XI 6 - 1, and the 1st XI then put St Paul's 1st XI away with an 8 - 1 win. The 1st XI head off to the Rankin Cup in Wellington in some of their best form in recent years, and we wish them and the 2nd XI well as they chase national honours.