Clay Target Shooting report from Nationals
A number of our shooters travelled to Hamilton at the start of the holidays for three days of shooting. This included the North Island DTL champs on Saturday, the National DTL champs on Sunday then the North Island and National Skeet champs on Monday. There were well over 300 shooters almost 70 teams from approximately 40 schools represented.
The North Island DTL champs:
Almost all of the A and B team shooters shot to or above their potential throughout the day. Unfortunately for the A team one shooter had a poor round in each of the three events meaning that collectively we were a wee bit off he pace. This North Island championship also doubled as the Super 8 event for clay target shooting and we finished third – nine points ( of 500 ) behind Hamilton Boys and four behind Tauranga.
A number of boys shot their way into shoot off’s with Glenn Stringer placing first boys ( behind the ‘high over all’ of both sexes ) for the Points Score event and narrowly missing out on the overall win for the day.
Sunday started well with most boys shooting the possible 25 targets, or very close to it, in the Single Rise event. The all-important Points Score saw the wheels figuratively fall off, with many shooters dropping a target or two more than thy usually would.
Again, we had a couple of boys make shoot offs, but nothing came of it.
Three of our young men made the five person Wellington region rep team. These are selected by Fish and Game region, hence we are part of the wider Wellington Area. The three were Glenn Stringer, Jack Gibbs and Jordon King. Keegan Swarbrick narrowly missed selection in a shoot off for the last spot.
North Island and New Zealand Skeet:
Monday saw some boys stay on for the two Skeet championships. These were shot in AWFUL conditions with wild, gusty wind and sheeting rain. Targets were quite random in their flight path. Riley Hudson had a great day, finishing just outside the placings for the North Island Champs and finishing second equal in the national even. Unfortunately for Riley a number of shooters were on the same score and he missed out on an official placing after a shoot off.
In summary, when compared with how we had tracked in the local lower North Island circuit, our boys shot to or slightly above their potential. Mr Higgie is greatly encouraged with the crop of younger shooters coming through. There seems to be a great deal of ability, potential and ambition – the ingredients needed to be a truly competitive unit. Bring on 2020.
3rd XI Cricket Report
The 3rd XI started their season off with a 40 over game against the Wanderers Cricket Club. The 3rds won the toss and elected to bat. A great start was made with a 52 run opening partnership but a mini collapse had the 3rds 61-4 at drinks. A 32 run 9th wicket stand gave the score some respectability as the 3rds were dismissed for 143 off 39 overs. Mr Vindriis 39, Josh Campbell 32. The 2nd innings started with some tight bowling from Mehnoor Ghumann and some wayward bowling and Wanderers were 36-2. Unfortunately, a 98 run partnership ended any chance of victory before 3 quick wickets at the end added some highlights. Wanderers 144-5 off 24.1 overs. Fred McVerry 2-13. Some positives from our first match but 33 extras is something that will need working on.
Congratulations to Year 11 student Simon Baldwin, who won the Senior Youth (Year 11 – 13) category at the National Woodskills Competition held in Kawerau during the recent school holidays.
Congratulations to Year 11 student Damon Meehan, who won the junior U57kg title at the National Boxing Championships held in Hastings during the recent school holidays.
CRICKET REPORT: PNBHS 1ST XI VS FEILDING CC – 12/10/19
Captain, Cutis Heaphy won the toss and elected to bat first on a rather lush-looking Kowhai Park in Feilding. It soon became clear that scoring was going to be a grind as the batsmen gained no value from shots and even singles were risky with the ball dying in the long grass. A patient 26 from Heaphy and a positive 39 from Logan Love were the only scores of note as the team was bowled out for 117 in the 46th over.
The Feilding batsmen had a similar struggle as the PNBHS bowlers maintained good lines to stall the scoring. When the 3rd wicket fell on 69 in the 34th over, the Boys’ High players realised that they were in with a chance. Unfortunately, a number of opportunities were missed and this, together with 30 wides, allowed Feilding to pass the total in the 48th over with 5 wickets down. The pick of the bowlers was Angus Lyver with figures of 10 overs, 2 wickets for 11 runs.
Pictured: Jonty Fleck and Jaiden Meyer receiving their caps from Old Boy Tim Richards
Mau RākauStudents travelled to Rākautātahi Marae to participate in the mau rākau grading as part of the Mauri Toa initiative under Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa. Congratulations to the following students. Xavier Bowe (Poutoru), Caleb Falkner, JP Rounce and Cody Garton (Pourua) and Reihana Wetere, Jade Falkner, Aydin Newell (Poutahi). Sebastian Cameron along with Kees Greig and Tian Greig also graduated at Linton Army Camp during the school holidays. E kore rawa ngā mihi e mutu e tai mā. Kua piki ake ki te ara poutama.
Palmerston North Boys' High School and Property Brokers invites you to join us at our Celebration of Sport in our Community Dinner at the Silks Lounge, Awapuni Racecourse on Friday 8 November 2019. All enquiries to Mrs Rachel Wenham - firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 442 3285
Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Smallbore Shooting Competition
In the first weekend of the holidays, the PNBHS Smallbore Shooting team travelled down to the Royal Tiger Range in Newton, Wellington, for the Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Smallbore Shooting competition.