Congratulations to the HBHS Cycling team on their success at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships over the past weekend. The Senior A Time Trial Team won gold for the third consecutive year, which is a feat that has not been achieved by any other school over the past 10 years. The results achieved by the HBHS riders meant that HBHS placed third overall in the school standings with a comparatively small team of 20 riders. Congratulations to the team and thanks to the supporters and sponsors. HBHS Cycling is proudly supported by Evolution Cycles and Ricoh.
Teacher in Charge of Motocross, Mr Nathan Vassella, reports on Josiah Natzke's latest success in his sport...
On the first weekend of July, Josiah Natzke competed in the annual Battle of the Clubs held at the world class Taupo motocross facility.
Motorcycle clubs from around New Zealand selected their best riders to compete in this event. Therefore, this event attracted exceptional riders, some of whom compete internationally.
Josiah had an outstanding weekend aboard his Yamaha YZF250 and won both of his races. In the process of winning his races, Josiah beat the current 14-16 year 250cc champion and also the current 15-16 year 125cc champion. (Article cont)
The latest edition of the High Achiever has been delivered to students, and is now available to view on this website. Simply click on the Current Newsletter heading and check out the full colour photos and articles about what has been going on at HBHS throughout the term. Contact Publications Manager Wendy Moffitt email@example.com for more information, and have a happy holiday. We will keep you posted on important news and events as information comes to hand.
HBHS Old Boy, Coach of the Welsh National Rugby Team, and now series-winning Coach of the British and Irish Lions, Mr Warren Gatland visited HBHS today as part of our Leadership Fortnight which will be profiled in future posts and publications. Mr Gatland spoke first to the Captains of Sporting Codes and members of the AS Physical Education class (pictured right) on what makes for an effective leader, how to manage challenging situations and have those dreaded difficult conversations, and on what it takes to keep the Lions "machine" (as he called it) working so well. He then shifted venue and audience and spoke to the school and the staff in the Hall at interval. (Article cont)
HBHS is proud to promote the Charity Auction in support of Jesse Reynolds and his IPC World Championship Campaign. Jesse has been selected to compete in Montreal, Canada in August this year as a member of the High Performance Squad with Paralympics New Zealand and is currently ranked 6th in the world in the 400m Freestyle event. The auction is on Thursday 25 July 2013 at the Lone Star Function Room. Please follow the link below for further information, on how to book tickets and more on how we can support Jesse.
It was another successful weekend for the top three rugby teams and the football 1st XI, as all teams made the most of the warm weather and good ground conditions. The 1st and 2nd XV rugby teams crossed the Kaimais and had good wins against their Tauranga Boys' College counterparts, with the 1st XV winning 29 - 24, and the 2nd XV winning 20 - 15. The 3rd XV (winger Poasa Cama pictured at right running in to score) had a big win against Tokoroa 1st XV, winning 42 - 10 after being 10 all at half time. Finally, the football 1st XI qualified for the Knockout Cup with an excellent 4 - 0 win over Cambridge High School 1st XI. Congratulations to all of these teams in what is proving to be a very good winter sports season.
Last night, the HBHS Noodles Squad took 3rd place in the Division 1 In-line Hockey competition, and the HBHS Snipers took 3rd place in Division 2. We would like to wish Calvin Hill, Jeremy Hamilton-Horne, Billy Peters and Billy Graham every success as they head off to Los Angeles this weekend to represent New Zealand at the World Championships, and we thank Ms Nicola Kueh for her continued support of HBHS In-line Hockey.
On Thursday 4th July, the HBHS Duathlon team headed out to Lake Karapiro and came back with six team placings. Bradley Cullen and Timothy Ng came 1st in the Under 14 event, and Blair Pennell and Oliver Ng won the Under 16 race with Finn Myles and Jared Gray coming in 3rd. The Under 19 event was an all-HBHS affair, with Jacob Priddey and Sam Hughson coming 1st, Theunis Pieters and Matias Fitzwater placing 2nd and Cameron Swales and William (Zach) Medich coming in 3rd. Congratulations to these athletes and congratulations and thanks to Teacher in Charge of Duathlon, Ms Nikki Bryant for her continued support.
Teacher in Charge of Squash, Mr Simon Devitt reports on this recent addition to the HBHS trophy cabinet...
On Wednesday the 3rd of July, Hamilton Boys’ High School sent our three best squash players to compete in this one day event. The team progressed easily through the early stages of the tournament before facing St Peter’s College in the final. The team consisting of Angus MacDonald, Fergus McKinnon and Callum Burkes (Captain of Squash) played admirably and with great composure. Callum played one of his best matches to end up winning against a player graded much higher than him. They ended up winning 3 - 0 which secured us the overall win and the title of Waikato Secondary Schools Team Champion for the second consecutive year.
HBHS were the winners on the day, but only just, in the annual winter sports exchange with Tauranga Boys' College on a very grey, wet and cold day. The 3rd XV, pictured right, scored a 51 - 0 victory against their Tauranga counterparts, therefore doing their part in a 6 - 5 HBHS exchange win. The Under 14A and Under 15A rugby teams also had impressive wins, as did the Under 15A hockey team, but Tauranga took out both basketball fixtures and won the squash matches as well. The full results are as follows: