More Basketball Success

Four of our year 9 Hillview Boys played their U15’s dev basketball finals on Saturday and won their division against a very strong Gators team – Lions White 72-60 Gators White. These boys were Tiare Cowan, Boston Haultain, Jethro Manahi and Kenus Binu. Also, Tiare Cowan scored 26 points in the game and was Finals MVP. Sam Tyler and Jesse Lubbers (yr10), and Olie Lubbers (yr9) played in the Gators team and were outstanding!

Well done to all the boys – who had all played the evening before as well!

Champions and runners-up in Basketball

Well done to our Year 10 Boys’ Basketball team that won the Div. 2 Section C Intermediate Grade Basketball final tonight, 41-32 over Cashmere Year 10s. A big thanks to Andrew Dick for coaching the team.

The Year 9 team were also in a Div. 2 final but were beaten by a strong St. Bedes’ Red team 47-26. This is the only team our team has lost to this season. A huge thanks to Mr Rochford for coaching the team.

We are also so grateful to Mr Stanton who has refereed two games a week all season and also to Mr Genet for being the scorer and timekeeper all season.

A great from all the players who has shown some excellent skills and teamwork. This has been the first time in a number of years we have played Div. 2 Basketball – quite something for a school our size.

Sports Results

It was great to get back to some sport on Wednesday and we had some super results from Finals Day…

The Year 7/8 Cyclists took the Silver medal (only 4 seconds from Gold I am told) in the Teams’ Time Trial out at Tai Tapu. The Year 9 Girls’ Netball team took third place in the Div. 4 – winning 16-12 against Papanui High after trailing 5-1 in the first quarter!

Both the Year 9 and Year 10 Basketball teams are in Div. 2 finals today (Friday 17 September), 4pm and 5pm at the Gym – the Year 9s play St. Bedes Red (the only team that has beaten them) and the Year 10s play Cashmere Year 10 at 5pm

Other results from Wednesday:

Y9/10 Football – 4th Div. 2

Y10 Badminton – 2nd Div. 3

Y10 Mixed Netball – 2nd Junior Mixed

Y10 Table Tennis – 2nd Div. 3


Well done to our three Year 9-10 teams that competed in the Hillary Challenge Torpedo 7 Get2Go Challenge on Monday! It was super to have three teams competing. Along with Cashmere High, we had the most teams competing which is awesome. The teams ended up 5th, 6th and 8th out of the 11 teams competing. Well done to Cashmere High who again won the competition

It was amazing the event even took place in Level 2 and the teams did so well after missing four weeks of training!

A huge thanks to Jenni Blyleven who organised and trained the teams along with Mr Genet. We do thanks God for her time and efforts.

Clark has been juggling lots of balls in Lockdown….

Clark has certainly been having a ball in his bubble. He has been practising using a tennis racquet hitting a ball against the concrete wall down at Cashmere tennis courts, table tennis in the garage, basketball on the driveway and soccer at Centennial Park! But his favourite ball game out of the lot has been using the Swiss ball on the trampoline, an adult throws it over and he has to push it back which takes some co-ordination and strength ( maybe great practice for volleyball ? ?). Here is a photo in motion. 

Clark Gardiner getting in some practice for Mrs Oosterbaan’s future Volleyball teams…..