The Boy's have had a busy start to the year on the courts, fields, and water.
Our Year 7s coached by Jolene Casey won the development grade of the local competition, and Year 8 TOA coached by Dean Moeahu lost a close final 4-5 to Tahuna.
At the South Island Secondary School Champs, our Senior A team drew with Otago Boys' and won the rest of their games to qualify first from their pool. They had a great victory over St Bede's in the semi-final, and then went down to Christchurch Boys' in the final. A great effort by the boys and the management team.
We had 15 boys head North to Lake Karapiro for the Maadi Cup. Jack Pearson, the novice double of Matt O’Meara and Ollie Hamilton, and our Under 15 quad (Angus Loe, Jarn Hollows, Matt O’Meara, Ollie Hamilton plus cox Adam Rhodes) all qualified for the A finals.
The U17 Double of Jack Pearson and Mark Smith, the U17 quad ( Jack Pearson, Mark Smith, Zach Cleaver-Donovan, Fynn Allison, and cox Fergus Parks), and U18 Novice coxed quad of Angus Loe, Jarn Hollows, Matt O’Meara, Ollie Hamilton plus cox Adam Rhodes all won their B finals.
Our 1st XI played OBHS 1st in the Semi-Final of the Gillete Cup Qualifiers at Brooklands Park. JMC batted superbly scoring 246/8 (Toby Dean 58*, Henry Scott 43). OBHS batted methodically and got the runs with 11 overs to spare 247/3 (Henry Scott 2/65). A great effort to be in the Top 4 in Otago/Southland. Well done to Hugo Cochrane who joined the 50 club during the season.
The Year 9/10 Cricket team had a great victory in Invercargill over Southland Boy's High School, with Liam Barron starring with the bat in the Semi-Final of the NZ Cup. The boys then beat OBHS to qualify for the national event in Palmerston North.
They had a close loss to Napier Boys' by 2 runs, and then had a great finish for the Nationals with a very solid win against Tauranga Boys'.
Grayson Westgate won the U19 South Island triathlon and Matheson Colquhoun won the U19 South Island duathlon. Both boys teamed up with a boy from OBHS to claim bronze in the school section of Challenge Wanaka.
Congratulations to Hamish Casey, Hugo Jury, and Toby O’Neil who were 2nd in the year 7 race and Jaxon Moeahu, Jack Burton, and Matt Hanna who were 3rd in the Year 8 race at the recent Otago Primary school champs.
Lachlan Russell, Matt Hanna, Ethan Barnett, and Samuel Kohlase were 2nd in the 200m freestyle relay at Otago Primary School champs.
At the school athletics champs we had 4 records broken
Alkex Walker - Primary Shot Put, Nick Casey - Junior Discus
Seb Ferro - Intermediate 200m,
Jed Thompson-Fawcett Senior 800m
Well done to the following champions of their divisions;
Alex Walker - Primary, Henry Bowering - Novice
Nick Casey - Junior, Millar McElrea - Intermediate
Jed Thompson-Fawcett - Senior
In the house competition
4th 180 Gilray, 3rd 204 Burns, 2nd 226 Balmacewen,
1st 236 Ross
At the Otago Secondary Schools Athletics Champs the highlight was Jed Thompson-Fawcett breaking the Senior boys 800m record. Others to impress were Millar McElrea who won the U16 200m, 400m, long jump and was second in the high jump, Angus Loe who won the 1500m and 3000m. Other boys who were placed in the top 3 of events were James Paterson, Charlie Light, Stanley McClure, Matheson Colquhoun, and Seb Ferro
Jed Thompson-Fawcett came 2nd in the Senior 800m and Angus Loe was 3rd in the U15 3000m at the South Islands Secondary School Champs in Christchurch.
Our water ski team won the Otago Champs at Perkins Pond, Millers Flat. In Mountain biking our team came 3rd overall at the Otago/ Southland Champs.