Assembly Notes – 2 July 2020
02 Jul 2020
Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer
The weather has certainly played a major part in sport this week with a number of trainings unable to take place and Wednesday football matches cancelled, including the 1st XI.
Over the last couple of weeks all College winter teams have been able to start their winter season with the exception of table tennis and cycling who will get underway next term.
Last week the 1st XI football side had their first loss of the season when they conceded a late goal for a 1-0 loss to Cashmere HS. Their match yesterday against Lincoln HS was cancelled due to poor weather and the team now does not play until next term. In other matches last Wednesday, the Junior XI began their season with a well controlled, 7-2 win over Lincoln High.
The rest of the football club have continued to perform well on Saturday with a number of good results and individual performances. Last weekend the Ravens and 2nd XI sides both had wins with Archie Franks and Jake Cutler both picking up hatricks for the 2nd XI in their 11-2 win. The College 14A side have now begun a joint venture with Ferrymead Bays and now play in the Premier division at that age level. In a great opening match in the top grade, the College team came away with an impressive 8-1 win over FC Twenty 11 Academy side with Lucca Wiseman achieving a four goal haul.
The 1st XI hockey side had a bye last week and now play Burnside HS on Friday night. The team have a busy schedule ahead with a game next Monday against Shirley Boys before they compete in the Worner Cup in the second week of the holidays which see home matches against Westlake Boys, St Pauls Collegiate Hamilton and Whangarei Boys before a game against St Bedes to finish the holiday period.
In other matches last Friday, the 2nd XI were unable to find a late equaliser for a 3-2 loss to St Bedes 2nd XI, while the 3rd XI bounced back from their first up loss to defeat Cashmere 2nd XI by 5-1 with Tim Hanson named MVP. The Colts had their second win of the season when they put 12 goals past St Bedes with Finn McCormack-Young scoring four goals for the second week running and Nate Ovendale three. Finn Melhuish, Max Falvey and Louie Hastie produced strong games for the Youth Black team while Mitchell Young score the solitary goal in the 1-0 win over St Bedes.
The Senior A basketball team travelled to St Bedes on Tuesday for their 2nd round Thompson Trophy match after their first round win over Riccarton High 114-52. College got out to an early lead and were comfortably ahead at the half but a third quarter push by St Bedes had the scores level and a tense 4th quarter. College held their nerve and scored key baskets for a 94-84 win. In this match the team shot 17 three pointers with Tom Harrison being a key contributor and he finished with 25 points. The team travels to Nelson this weekend for matches against Nelson College and Waimea College.
On Saturdays, College have five basketball teams competing. Both U17 sides have started their seasons well as have the two U15 sides. Peter Wang has been a key player for the U15 Black side and was top scorer in the team’s 88-37 win over Pioneer while the U15 White team defeated Selwyn Hawks 61-56.
Friday night basketball has had two rounds for the term with College having 10 teams over the three grades. There has been a variety of results and some outstanding individual performances. Oscar Ren sunk five three point shots for the Year 9 team in their loss to Rangiora, while Charlie Goodwin scored 20 points to help the Senior Grey side win 67-29 over St Thomas.
Rugby are two rounds in to their season with the 1st XV winning both of their first two matches in the UC Championship. In the first round the team travelled to Timaru and produced a solid performance to leave town with a bonus point win 28-10 before a great defensive game last week saw them win 22-3 over St Thomas. This week they will travel to Ashburton to play Mid-Canterbury Combined before heading back down to Timaru to play Roncalli early next week. The team will come back together in the last week of the holidays to prepare for the annual CBHS match which occurs on the final Saturday of the holidays.
In other matches, the 2nd XV defeated Shirley Boys 30-0 in an improved performance from the week before with Max Thomas scoring twice, the 16A side went down 17-7 to CBHS in a close match while the 15A side put on a display of forward dominance in their 46-0 win over St Andrews. The 15B side went slightly better in their 48-7 win over St Bedes while both the underweight teams both lost close matches by the same score 29-26.
Good luck to all sportsmen and teams competing this weekend and over the holiday break.
Henry Mossman – speaking about College support
Lachy Kitchen – speaking about Leadership Week
Summer Sport Colours
Athletics – Charlie Cameron, John Wells, Matt Durant, Alfie Baker, Sam Idiens, Robbie McKeown, Kyle Houston
Cricket – Thomas McClean Polo: Edward Davidson, Winston Hutchinson
Rowing – Archie Batchelor, Thomas McEwan, Tom Tothill, Johnny Lee, Liam Alexander, Guy Chaffey, Dominic Edmond, Louie Bethel, Henry Mossman }
Swimming – James Currie
Tennis – Liam Adams, Jenner Johnson, Nick Schneideman, Nant Prachuabmoh
Waterpolo – Moe Gath, Ben Cornell, Isaac Aitken
Canterbury Schools' Computing Competition Shield
Janindu Pahalawatta and Bruce Chen
Duke of Edinburgh
Bronze – Jackson Floyd, Harvey Willis, Kevin Chiang, Arthur Mahon, Kosei Oikawa, Gabriel Gallaway
Silver – Joshua Jolly, Jamie Barr, Charles Lord
House Play Presentations
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