Pioneer are hosting two basketball clinics in the holidays, one for Boys 8-15 and one for girls 8-15, for details see the links below:
Triathlon: Last Wednesday was the Primary Sports Canterbury Triathlon at Pegasus. Our team did very well with a number of top 20 finishes. Full results are on the PSC Website and our results are below.
Swimming: We have a team of 9 representing us at the Primary Sports Canterbury Swimming Champs at Wharenui. All the best to them!
Athletics: We have a team of 8 going to Nelson on Friday for the weekend to compete in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletic Champs – our first ever athletes at this level.
PSC Triathlon Results:
9 years Girls (73 finishers)
47 Grace Wood
52 Kate Copeland
59 Eva Stark
9 years Boys (79 finishers)
14. Luke Mitchell
51. Ephriam Stocks
10 years Girls (78 finishers)
19 Bonnie McLister
20 Jemesa Landers
38 Frankie Morrow
57 Sarai Dyck
11 years girls (51 finishers)
23 Samantha Fairhall
26 Megan Ellis
29 Hayley Buckley
11 years Boys (67 finishers)
53 Joshua Walker
12 years Girls (60 finishers)
6 Savannah Wilson
17 Lily Kingdon
12 years Boys (54 finishers)
15 Farran Landers
24 Renzo Childs
32 Ezra Dyck
Well done our team of 18 Triathletes today at Pegasus! They competed very well and were full of smiles after the race. The water was cool but our team looked good after their practice last Friday. There are no results as yet but keep looking at : http://www.primarysportscanterbury.org.nz/ and look on the Primary Results page under Triathlon.
The Primary Sports Triathlon is being held at Pegasus tomorrow, Wednesday 21 March.
Our team of 19 is meeting at school on the Senior side at 8.00am
The first race, 12 years, starts at 10.30am and then younger ages probably about every 1/2 hour after that (approx.).
For more info. see the team notice here: Tri Team Note 2012
The day got better for the Hillview athletes at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletic Finals with some brilliant performances as the afternoon went on….
1st: JAYZIN CLEGHORN Boys Under 14 Shot Put
2nd: DAENA VAS VIEGAS Girls Junior (Under 15) Shot Put
2nd: DAENA VAS VIEGAS Girls Junior (Under 15) Discus
3rd: GIRLS UNDER 14 4 x 100m RELAY TEAM (Jemima Ganderton, Isabella Stringer, Bethany Walters, Paris Croy)
5th: JUNIOR GIRLS (UNDER 15) 4 x 100m RELAY TEAM (Caitlin Steele, Gabby Hay, Gemma Reid, Summer Anderson)
7th: LATHAM FAIRHALL Boys Junior (Under 15) 800m
Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Finals today at Rawhiti Domain….Latham Fairhall has placed 8th in the Junior U15 1500m final…and Summer Anderson just finished a superb 4th in the Junior Girls U15 100m final!!!
Just through….Caitlin Steele has just placed 3rd in the Junior U15 1500m final!!!!!!!
This is the final report for our Hillview-Opawa Year 7 and 8 cricket team. It proved a beautiful morning for a game of cricket. We delayed the start by 15 mins until 9.45am because of the heavy dew. Hillview won the toss and chose to field as the co-captains decided they wanted to put Heaton under a bit of pressure. Very quickly they were 10 for 2 and Hillview were right on top. At drinks, after 10 overs, they had moved through to 39 for 2. Hillview continued to bowl well and when Renzo took an excellent catch to dismiss one of their top batsman it appeared we may restrict them to around the 90 mark. Sadly the fielding fell away a bit in the last four overs with a couple of dropped catches, albeit hard ones, and a few fumbles which gave away easy runs that we didn’t want to have. They ended up at 111 for 3 after they had batted their twenty overs. To be only chasing 111 seemed too good to be true. I had expected they would score 140 plus. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy though as they have an excellent bowling attack – three of the fastest bowlers around and two very good spin bowlers.
We made a slow but safe start and with two balls to drinks we were 39 without loss but Riley, after a very good innings, was clean bowled so we weren’t quite so buoyant as we might have been. Paul came to the wicket and immediately started running short singles and both he and Will continued to put away the loose balls just as Riley had done so well in the first half of the innings. At the end of 14 overs they had moved the score through to 70 for one. At this stage we were right on top and they were struggling in the field. If Will and Paul had continued to bat the scoring of 41 runs off the last six overs would have been a relatively straightforward task. Sadly Paul lost his wicket at 70 and when Will was bowled with the score on 78 the task had become much more difficult. For a brief time it looked like Paul and Mona might get us back in the game but that wasn’t to be and after a brief flurry from Josh and some good running between the wicket from Renzo we ended up at 90 for 9 at the end of the 20 overs.
The boys have worked so hard and to run a team like Heaton so close was an outstanding achievement. While disappointed, we can look back at a job well done. The boys now know that in life anything is possible. On the way out to the game I said to the boys that the difference between a very good sportsperson and a great sportsperson is that a very good one performs excellently against weaker opposition but the great one achieves when the challenge is the hardest. We didn’t achieve greatness this time but hopefully the boys will learn from the experience and maybe next time when they have their backs to the wall they will come through triumphantly.
A huge thank you to our parents who have ensured the boys have attended the practices. Altogether we have had in excess of ten practices for our three games. I have enjoyed working with the boys and my reward is seeing the improvements that have been made. The coach of Heaton is an ex Canterbury player, Brendon Donkers. I selected Brendon in primary school representative teams in North Canterbury more than 20 years ago. Brendon said to me after the match that he was most impressed with the performance of our team and passed on to me that our first four batters have very bright futures in the game. He then asked me if Will is my son. So this is a very happy 40 year old signing off!