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Caleb Poihipi —

This year Naenae College entered a boys’ team for Division One Secondary Schools Softball Tournament that was held at Fraser Park. There were some great teams from all over New Zealand, some including the best of New Zealand’s young talent. It was a good experience as only three of our players had played softball before, but with a little help from our coach, Carrone Conroy, the rest of our boys caught on quick. The goal of our tournament was to be the best team in the Hutt Valley, by hard work and determination from the whole team we were able to achieve our goal by beating Taita and Upper Hutt College, and placed 7th out of 11 teams. We had a lot of highlights in our tournament. Taylor Fortune’s first ever home run, Caleb Poihipi’s bomb against Upper Hutt, our comeback win in tie breaker against Marlborough College; but our greatest highlight was at prize giving where Tyrell Packer was named in the Division One Secondary Schools’ Tournament Team.

Caleb Poihipi