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Hastings Boys’ 1st XI Hockey claim India Shield!
The Hastings Boys' 1st XI Hockey team won the Mayhill Cup in 2012 which meant they were
promoted to India Shield this year. HBHS played Wanganui High School in the first game winVolume 4 Issue 3
ning 4-2. The second game would be more of a test against Super 8 School New Plymouth BHS.
With end to end attack and some questionable team defence from both teams HBHS lost 4-3
which meant they needed to win the last pool game to make the top half. A win in the third Inside this issue: game against Rosmini was never in doubt from the first whistle as Hastings went on full attack ending up with a convincing 7-0 win.
HBHS 1st Xi Hockey 1 The Wednesday game is always the big game Claim India Shield at both India Shield and Rankin Cup. Winning Ranfurly Shield Visit 1 for the top 8 teams means promotion to Rankin Cup and a loss for the bottom 8 teams Senior Basketball 2 means relegation from India Shield. Hastings Junior Basketball 2 Boys' played unbeaten Mount Albert Grammar in their all or nothing match. The game Under 15 Rugby 3 ended with a 4-1 win for us. Hastings Boys’ Under 14 Rugby 3 High School totally dominated the game and it was a fitting way to make history as they First XI Football 4 qualified for Rankin Cup for the first time. In the semi final on Thursday HBHS totally dominated the game against Nelson College playing a Get to know.... 4 fantastic style of hockey with some incredibly high skill sets on show. The game ended up with Calendar of Events 5 a 6-2 win with Manu Henderson and Jake Webber scoring and Dylan Thomas scoring four.
The final was against a very good Rangitoto College coached by NZ Men's Black Stick Jan PeterNZ U18 Hockey 5 son. HBHS again played with real energy and determination dictating large passages of Selection play. Rangitoto did have their chances however as HBHS goalkeeper Alex Withington made Super 8 Basketball 6 some excellent saves. Captain Mitchell Bradley played really well as did midfielders Adam Success
Page 1 Senior Basketball Hastings Boys’ High School Senior ‘A’ Basketball team travelled to Wellington during winter tournament week to compete in the premiership tournament. The side managed to go unbeaten throughout all pool play and play offs with noticeable wins against St Johns Hastings who they smashed 73-35. The Second pool game was against St Pats Silverstream where Hastings managed to dominate for the majority of the game. Going into the 4th Quarter already up by 37 points.
Shayden King Edwards on top form with the ball scored 15 points and was the top scorer for a second game in a row. Meeting Super 8 rivals, Palmerston North in the 3rd game was a key indicator of the power Hastings Boys’ held at this tournament. Geoff Heather and Jacob Nahora kept control of this encounter scoring 16 and 14 points respectively. Although down 28 points in the 3rd quarter Palmerston Boys’ tried to climb back into the game but the dominance of the Hastings Boys’ shooters finished them off 77-61. Already though to the Quarter Final, Hastings Boys’ quickly knocked over Scots College in the 4th game. A monstrous 97-57 win with Josh Anderson the star of the show scoring almost a third of the points at 32 and in defence replied with 12 rebounds. For the quarter final it was a match up against Super 8 and local rivals Napier Boys. Hastings Boys’ were a dominant force in this game through Jacob Nahora, KAleb Edwards and Soul Sadler performing best with the ball. An unbeaten run put Hastings Boys’ into the semi final against Hutt Valley. Once again Hastings Boys’ were just too strong and managed to dominate the game by nearly 30 points. Matt Bird stole the show in the semi final scoring 27 points and Jacob Nahora not far behind with 21 Points. Although the win put Hastings Boys’ into the final it was not the time for Injuries. Captain Geoff Heather and super sub Harris Solomon both went down injured which put them out for the final. Although through to Nationals, it was a huge blow to the team who wanted to maintain their winning streak.
Having beaten St. Pats Silverstream earlier on in the week in pool play quite convincingly, Hastings were hungry for the title. The loss of two fantastic players played into the hands of the opposition. Hastings Boys went down 80-65, but didn't go down without a fight. Shayden Kind Edwards and Mataeus Marsh both stepping up the plate with 15 and 12 points respectively. Overall it was a fantastic performance by the Senior ‘A’ team and hopefully a quick recovery for Geoff Heather and Harris Solomon will put them in a good position to fight for the title.
Junior Basketball The Hastings Boys’ Junior Basketball attended the Lower North Island Regional Premiership. The team progressed through pool play relatively unchallenged beating Hutt International Boys School 112-46 and Wanganui High School 82-59. Having qualified to the Quarter finals which were played on Sunday meant Hastings Boys’ were reduced to 7 players. This gave the boys energy to play and managed to play our best game of the tournament convincingly beating Rongotai College 80-48. The Hastings Boys’ side were dominating the tournament in terms of scores. The attacking plays from the team was exceptional. Qualifying for the semi finals meant that Hastings Boys’ would be playing against Wellington College. Unfortunately the game did not go our way, with the score finishing 82-93 in favour of Wellington College. The score lines and stats up showed how capable we were going forward. Throughout the tournament Hastings Boys’ scored an outstanding 442 points, but in defence they conceded 302 points. Each of our boys were averaging above 10 points a game with an amazing effort from Amariah Luki who averaged 32 points per game.
Going into the final day for the 3rd/4th playoff against Lindisfarne College was going to be a battle against our local rivals. The boys played with heart and spirit finishing the game 86-61. Hastings Boys’ played hard, played with commitment to each other and were great ambassadors for HBHS School and your families. Thanks to Haisley Mitchell for all his efforts this year. A huge thanks to all the parents who provided support throughout the whole season.
Page 2 Under 15 Rugby The effort and development of the players involved in the U15 Campaign was a huge success. The players stuck to the plan designed by the coaches and volume of training asked of them which included 6 trainings per week prior to the tournament. Players stuck to the game plans which were devised to suit our squad composition. Every player improved in all aspects of our development prior to Tournament.
The opening game of the tournament started fantastically with Hastings Boys’ thumping Wellington College 53-3. This gave the boys a mountain of confidence to face a strong St. Bedes side. The Hastings Boys’ played a fantastic flowing style of rugby that left supporters and onlookers in awe. With a couple of referee calls not going the Hastings Boys’ way the boys kept in the game coming out with a draw of 12 all. In a must win game to qualify for the top 8, a clash against Super 8 rivals, Hamilton Boys’ it was going to be a tough battle to win. Still producing some fine rugby through the forwards the Hastings Boys’ were unable to convert possession. Going down 17-0 meant that a reshuffle of targets and goals. There was one in sight and that was finishing top of the bottom 8. Up stepped Tauranga Boys’ who were swiftly pushed off in a 33-7 win to Hastings Boys’. The next must win was against another Super 8 rival, Palmerston North Boys’ The boys showed resilience to push through the Palmerston North Boys’ onslaught. The second half proved to be the clincher when Hastings Boys’ prevailed with a 19-10 win. On the final day, with a few tired legs and a lot of fine rugby been played, Hastings Boys’ were in they play off the set out for. Up stepped a Rotorua Boys’ side that were hungry to beat their Super 8 counterparts. Hastings Boys’ again played some fantastic rugby that showed sides in the top 8 of their capabilities. Later in the second half Rotorua Boys’ battled on and managed to squeeze through with a 36-33 win. The outcome of the Tournament was disappointing, 10th. In the end, Hamilton Boys and St.Bedes went into to the final easily winning their Semi Finals 25-0 and 17-0 respectively. This showed that we were at the same level and probably in the top 6 teams at Tournament. The major highlight of the tournament was the player’s commitment and trust in each other especially in the Hamilton Boys game which was 0-0 at Half time. Huge hearts and resilience shown, especially after the draw with St. Bedes. The Hastings Boys’ Under 15 side showed the Super 8 school what was to come in the future beating 4 of the Super 8 schools. Special mentions go to MVP’s; Kianu Keruru-Symes, AJ Mua, Lincoln McLutchie, Hunta Marsh and Liam Bauckman. The most improved were Nathan Epplett, Petera Kahui-Ariki, Tane Hohipa and Danny Toala The parental support was fantastic and lifted the players in tough games. A huge amount of work was done by the parents of Petera, Nathan and Hunta.
Under 14 Rugby The Hastings Boys’ Under 14 rugby side travelled to Palmerston North for the Under 14 Colquhoun Tournament hosted by Palmerston North Boys’ High School. With a tough start against Wellington College the Hastings Boys’ side came out strong and fought right to the end. A 10-7 victory helped the boys get the momentum they needed to be competitive this tournament. A second game in the afternoon against hosts, Palmerston North was going to be challenging. Once again Hastings Boys’ came out with some strong plays. A tough game with very little points scored saw a 12 all draw to finish the first day. On the second day and needing a win to make the top half, Tauranga Boys’ came top the table. Hastings Boys’ were just too strong closing out the game in the second half with a conversion. The game finished 17-15 and Hastings Boys’ progressed through unbeaten so far. The Hastings Boys’ side were beginning to get tired. Two games a day was becoming demanding on the boys and in the second to last game against Gsiborne Boys’ it really showed. Chasing the game through mistakes, the side never looked like knocking Gisborne Boys’ over. Going down 25-19 was disappointing. Trying no to dwell on missed chances on the previous day due to tiredness, this meant the Hastings Boys’ side needed to win in order to finish 3rd. Against Super 8 rivals, Rotorua Boys’ it was exactly how they wanted to perform.
The depth of the team was shining through. An unfortunate injury to Bronson Morris spurred the boys to finish on a high, knocking over Rotorua Boys’ convincingly 27-12.
The team was well supported by travelling parents and family at all the games. The depth of the squad proved the difference throughout the tournament. A constant rotation of the team due to injury and fatigue meant that fresh legs were always available and all players stood up.
Page 3 Australia Rugby Tour In July a group of 20 boys travelled to the Gold Coast, Australia for a rugby tour. The group of boys were chosen as part of a core group that have showed potential to represent the school in rugby at higher honours. Throughout the 2012 and 2013 year the students worked hard to raise money for trip. The tour was a great success after successfully winning the Gold Coast Rugby Spirit Award for sportsmanship and excellent team spirit throughout the tournament. Below are a few photos of the tour.
Teams: 1st XV Rugby Captain Representative: Hawkes’ Bay Rugby Under 18, Hawkes’ Bay Rugby Under 16 Captain Best sporting memory: Winning The Ross Shield in 2009 Most admired sportsperson: Mohammed Ali Advice for young Sportsmen: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard”
New Zealand Under 18 TigerTurf Hockey Squad Congratulations to Dylan Thomas who was selected for the New Zealand Under 18 Hockey Squad 2013. Dylan was selected during the National Under 18 Regional tournament when he was playing for Central Districts. Dylan was selected as part of the 30 man squad who will attend a training camp on 4th to 6th October at which point the squad will be reduced to 18. This is a fantastic feat for someone of Dylan's age who is still eligible to play in 2014. The 18 man team will then travel to Australia to play a 3 game series against the Australia Under 18 side in December. This is a fantastic opportunity for Dylan to achieve a massive honour within the Hockey Community.
It has come through hard work and some exceptional performances throughout the year including top goal scorer at India Shield with 13 goals and runner up top scorer at the Super 8 hockey tournament. We wish Dylan all the best at the training camp and all hockey in the future.
Photo: Jay Hughes