North Island Year 7 and 8 Water Polo Championships
This past weekend the Year 7 and 8 St Cuthbert’s Blue team played in the North Island Year 7 and 8 Championships. It was the final tournament in what has been a very successful season. The girls were chasing a medal after placing 2nd at their last tournament. The North Island tournament is known to be one of the toughest tournaments to win due to the strength of competition. The girls had some solid pool wins over Mount Maunganui, Baradene and Diocesan Red but fell short against Dio White to finish second in their pool. The girls continued to build on their strong pool performances and won a nail biting game 5-4 over Diocesan Blue to qualify for the semi-finals. The girls hung with a strong Aquinas College team for most of the game, in a see-saw game that saw the lead change several times, before the Aquinas girls pulled away with a 8-5 win. The girls then played a tough match against Carmel, but unfortunately ran out of steam losing 5-2 to claim 4th place.
It is an extremely exciting group of girls filled with talent who are sure to be aiming for more medals in the future. Special mention must go to Amelia Wilby who was named in the tournament team which highlights the best players of the tournament.
The Year 7 and 8 Rogaine Champs, held on September 20, are a popular part of the Middle School orienteering calendar because it is a pair event. 126 Year 7 and 8 teams entered the annual 90 minute run at Shakespeare Regional Park. Zara Stewart and Sofia Toes placed 1st and Jaime Lewis and Jade Holmes placed 3rd . Congratulations to the entire team who enjoyed the sheep, the views, the hills and the mud the day offered.