Sports News

By Mrs Kim Andrews | Posted: Thursday June 1, 2017

We have had a very busy couple of weeks with sport at Geraldine High School. With all our winter sports teams all up and running and competing very strongly in all grades.

We had our schools Cross Country on Thursday 18th May. It was a little different to the past years with a bit of colour, water and jumping added into the optional finish line. This was added in by our 2017 Sports Captains Tianna Curtis and Stephen Harding who wanted to add a bit of fun and spirit into the Cross Country.

Aoraki Golf

We had four boys competing in the Aoraki Golf competition held at the Pleasant Point Golf Course recently. It was an extremely cold day and was pretty hard going but the team competed well and took out the overall net teams shield for the fourth time in 6 years (see details elsewhere in this newsletter).

Aoraki Squash

Mrs Doy took a group of students to the Aoraki Sqaush Competition held in Timaru on Thursday 25th May. We had 2 girls teams that were our strongest. Kate Brown, Georgina Sullivan and Anne-Marie Reith got 3rd overall and Olivia Paton, Connie McFarlane and Amelia Houston won the Consolation Plate.

Well done to these girls and the others that competed.

Jnr SISS Netball Team

Our Jnr SISS Netball team had a pre  tournament on Sunday 28th May. This team is a mixed team of boys and girls all in Year 9 or 10. They are preparing for the SISS Junior Netball tournament to be held in the first week of the July holidays in Christchurch. This team ended up winning their Grade on Sunday with the closest game being against Roncalli who they beat by 6 points.

Well done to the whole team and we are looking forward to seeing some great results at Tournament.

Coached by Miss Ross and Lani Curtis.

Year 7 and 8 Basketball

We had 2 teams competing on a Monday night in Timaru,  on Monday 15th May. Our Year 8 Girls team were unlucky to miss out on making the final but came through strongly in their 3rd/4th play off to be placed 3rd. Our Year 7 team, new to this competition, had some close games and played their hearts out.

Well done to both teams.

Canterbury Cross Country

On Tuesday 30th May Stephen Harding and Kahn Ashton competed in the Canterbury Schools Cross Country.

Stephen came 6th and Kahn 9th.

Well done boys, we are looking forward to seeing your results in the Aoraki's.

If you know of anyone/or yourself doing well in sport whether for school, reps or club  I would love to know so I can put it in the notices.

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