Hundreds of students have been involving themselves in summer sports events this term, and now attention has firmly moved to the selection and training of our winter sporting teams.
Noteworthy team and individual achievements this term include :
Under-19 Boys Basketball : After a very successful 2011 season these boys had the opportunity to compete against their Kelston Boys counterparts for a place in the Premier League for the 2012 season.
The match last week was keenly anticipated, very exciting, drew a large crowd of supporters - and the Lynfield boys won comfortably 68-47. So for the first time we will have our eyes on the Under-19 Premier competition this year.
Ice Hockey - two Year 11 students, Keegan Maisey and Richard Sanft-Dawson have travelled to Bulgaria as members of the New Zealand Under-18 Ice Hockey Team. Congratulations Keegan and Richard!
Womens Touch Rugby - Tyla Nathan-Wong (Year 13) has once again made the NZ Women’s Touch Blacks Team which will be travelling to Australia in April.
Congratulations to the Intermediate Boys' Relay team who competed at the Champion of Champions Meet at the end of Term 1.
Even qualifying for this event is a major achievement as only swimmers with the top eight times over the four Greater Auckland Zone Meets are eligible to compete. The team qualified for three events, including the Open butterfly. They gained 5th placings in both the Intermediate Boys freestyle and medley races.
Well done! Team members: Leland Clarke 10CN, Matt Roach 11HT, Brecon Rose 10MK and Kieran Sumner 11KM.
So proud! Further to our news last week we congratulate the following students and wish them well when they represent New Zealand at upcoming sporting events:
Jordan Maher and James Schuster- New Zealand Under-18 Basketball Team to compete in Perth.
Shee Nathan-Wong - New Zealand Under 15 Girls' Touch Rugby Team
Taine Murray - New Zealand Gymnastics Team to compete in the Australian National Championships in Sydney
Almost 70 students took part in the School Tennis Championships this year. Congratulations to the following winners and runners up:
SENIOR BOYS SINGLES : Winner Jason Pimenta
Runner Up Tsubasa Kubota
SENIOR BOYS DOUBLES: Winner Jason Pimenta and Tane Leilua
Runner Up Tsubasa Kubota and Jason Sun
SENIOR GIRLS SINGLES: Winner Nadia Coombes
Runner Up Kayla Kesby
SENIOR GIRLS DOUBLES: Winners Nadia Coombes and Stephanie Larkin
Runners Up Kayla Kesby and Maddy Dryland
Jason Pimenta- Senior Singles and Doubles Champion
Nadia Coombes- Senior Singles and Doubles Champion
Tane Leilua - Senior Doubles Champion
Stephanie Larkin - Senior Doubles Champion
YEAR 11 BOYS SINGLES: Winner Steven Ling
Runner Up Omkar Kaul
YEAR 11 BOYS DOUBLES: Winners Steven Ling and Sherwyn D’Souza
Runners Up Omkar Kaul and Anton Jones
YEAR 11 GIRLS SINGLES: Winner Brooklyn Chitty
Runner Up Danita Anesi
YEAR 11 GIRLS DOUBLES: Winners Brooklyn Chitty and Danita Anesi
YEAR 10 BOYS SINGLES: Winner Callum Magee
Runner Up Jerome Schischka
YEAR 10 BOYS DOUBLES: Winners Callum Magee and Jerome Schischka
Runners Up Raynil Laxmidas and Andrew Sampson
YEAR 10 GIRLS SINGLES: Winner: Fleur Skeen
Steven Ling - Yr11 Singles and Doubles Champion
Callum Magee - Yr10 Singles and Doubles Champion
Jerome Schischka - Yr10 Doubles Champion
Fleur Skeen - Yr10 Singles Champion
YEAR 9 BOYS SINGLES: Winner Karriffi Leilua
Runner Up Simon Stanimiroff
YEAR 9 BOYS DOUBLES: Winners Simon Stanimiroff and Jaeyoung Hae
Runners Up Steven Barker and Tone Xie
YEAR 9 GIRLS SINGLES: Winner Maddy Poland
Runner Up Adya Chaudhary
YEAR 9 GIRLS DOUBLES: Winners Maddy Poland and Adya Choudhary
Karriffi Leilua - Yr9 Singles Champion
Maddy Poland - Yr9 Singles and Doubles Champion
Simon Stanimiroff - Yr9 Doubles Champion
Jaeyoung Hae- Yr9 Doubles Champion
Adya Choudhary - Yr9 Doubles Champion
All winter sporting codes are into their competitions for the year. Below are a few shots captured during last week.
At the end of last year we farewelled Katie Bowen as she headed off on her US University of North Carolina soccer scholarship.
The following link is to the University's team website where Katie is profiled as one of the new arrivals.
Best wishes, Katie, for an enjoyable and successful year.
Our students are active in so many sporting codes! Cora Munt, Year 12, has just returned from the United States where she represented New Zealand in two major competitions in her chosen sport.
In Missouri Cora competed in the National Rifle Association ‘Bianchi Cup’ and was placed 3rd in the Junior Competition.
There were two Michigan competitions. The first was the National Rifle Association Action Pistol Championship (the ‘Apple Blossom Cup’) in which Cora won both the Junior and Women's divisions.
Then in the Regional Action Pistol Championship (the ‘Sunset Coast Regional’) Cora won the Junior competition and was placed second in the Women's competition.
Well done, Cora!
As always we acknowledge students who are competing and achieving in their chosen sporting fields. Since reporting on Cora Munt's pistol shooting success in the USA we have had the following students achieve highly:
Nick Weaver – selected for NZ U17 Baseball team for tournament in Guam.
Jason Pimenta - Auckland U16 Singles Tennis Champion
Michael Carswell - 2nd Bay of Plenty Mini Tour Cambridge (cycling)
Shantael Ligaliga - 1st Auckland SS Golf Strokeplay Champs in the Nett Division
Esmeralda Ligaliga - 2nd Auckland SS Golf Strokeplay Champs in the Nett Division
Maddy Poland - finished 25th in the Yr9 NZSS Cross Country (field of 126)
Amy Pitout - finished 26th in the Yr9 NZSS Cross Country (field of 126)
Dale Pitout - finished 105th in the U19 NZSS Cross Country (field of 242). Dale is one of the youngest competitors in this grade so this bodes well for the next couple of years.
The annual Lynfield/Mt Maunganui Exchange took place on Monday 6 August - the only fine, sunny day in about 6 weeks!
This exchange has been a highlight on the sporting calendars of both schools for 53 years. The top teams in 11 codes competed for the overall trophy based on the number of games won and lost. This year Lynfield showed its dominance losing only 2 games and drawing another 2. The remainder were very convincing wins to Lynfield.
Congratulations to our students for their fine sportsmanship and hospitality. They played hard and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.
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