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Johnson Cup Hockey 2016

Tournament Week

Various —

Basketball, Hockey, Football

South Island Regional Basketball Tournament

The Senior A Basketball Team travelled to Ashburton (but stayed in Methven) to compete in the South Island Regional Basketball Tournament from Tuesday 30 August till Saturday 3 September. 

The team was reasonably confident of a good showing and was hoping to qualify for the National Tournament at the end of September. The top six teams at this Tournament would qualify to attend the Nationals. The team was a young one with only three of its 10 members being Year 13s. Unfortunately we were placed in a tough pool (which had the eventual winners, CBHS, and 3rd place team, Chris'st College in our pool). 

There were some close victories in the first few games but the big game of the Tournament was the one against Christ's. We had a good start to this game, but Christ's were well-drilled and too good on the day. With the loss of versatile player Bailey Hern, who returned to Christchurch for a knee operation, and an ankle injury to young, big man Joel Jeffery, we finished the Tournament with some tough losses as the boys found it hard to pick themselves up and play to their potential for the final placing games. We finished a disappointing 14th place with a record of 4 wins and 4 losses.

Game 1: SBHS 80 (Sean Kelly 19, Eacan Westwood 14, Theo Russell 10, Joel Jeffrey 10, Josh Merrin 10) beat St Thomas’s 76

Game 2: SBHS 71 (Bailey Hern 23, Sean Kelly 21) beat Ashburton 62

Game 3: SBHS 103 (Sean Kelly 25, Wiremu Waaka 20, Josh Merrin 14, Hamsa Shire 12, Noah Westwood 11) beat Southland Boys 57

Game 4: SBHS 64 (Joel Jeffrey 14, Eacan Westwood 13, Saint Porter 10) lost to Christs College 83

Game 5: SBHS 52 (Josh Merrin 10) lost to CBHS 102

Game 6: SBHS 71 (Wiremu Waaka 16, Saint Porter 11, Josh Merrin 11) lost to Middleton Grange 87

Game 7: SBHS 93 (Joel Jeffrey 19, Sean Kelly 15, Eacan Westwood 13, Saint Porter 11, Josh Merrin 10) beat James Hargest 79

Game 8: SBHS 69 (Sean Kelly 14, Joel Jeffrey 12, Josh Merrin 11, Hamsa Shire 10) lost to St Andrews 79

1st XI Hockey playing at Johnson Cup Hockey Tournament

29 August to 2 September 2016

The 1st XI Hockey team travelled to Dunedin on Sunday 28 August to play in the Johnson Cup, Hockey Tournament. This tournament was going to be a huge ask as the team was young and over half of the team had never been away to a NZ Hockey Tournament before.

The team gathered at school at 8:30am on Saturday. A big thanks to Miss Nesbit for coming along and helping to pack the two vans.

Our first game on Monday was against Wanganui Collegiate. The game was all tied up at 3-3 with one minute to play and then we did the Black Sticks choke. This was a good start to the Tournament as the team realised they could score goals and were competitive with other 1st XI hockey teams. Our second game was against Ashburton College which we won 3-2. The results on Tuesday and Wednesday did not go in our favour. We were continuing to score goals but unfortunately we never came away with a win. We finished day three, fifth in our pool. This meant we were playing Western Heights from Rotorua at 8am on Friday for 9th & 10th place.

Malcom Cowie Football Tournament (Papakura, Auckland )

28 August to 2 September

24 teams converged at McLennan Park, Papakura, for a week of intense Tournament football where each team would play eight games in five days.

The SBHS group consisted of Cambridge High, Onslow College, Howick High, Kingsway School and Avondale College. We were ranked third in our group behind Cambridge and Avondale.

Monday morning, driving down the motorway with kilometres of bumper-to-bumper traffic heading the other way into the city. Who’d want to live in Auckland!!! We were in good form but unfortunately left our shooting boots at the motel! We dominated Onslow College for most of the game with a display of frenetic energy with not much to show for it. We could not convert our chances into goals, elevating the heart rates of the coaching staff on numerous occasions. An offside goal plus two defensive errors left us defeated 3-0. Not the start we wished for. Monday afternoon saw our potential turned into gold. We defeated Avondale College 4-1 with a masterful display of determined attacking football. Goals to James Kolien (3) and Hemi Innes polished off a very encouraging performance from the whole team.

Tuesday morning saw Kingsway School from Auckland defend doggedly until just before half time when an exquisite one-touch pass from Hamsa Hassan gave striker Shaun Regaldo the opportunity to ‘bullet’ the ball past the keeper. Ball was in the back of the net before the GK moved. Kingsway defended well, we missed a few more chances but the score remained 1-0 to Shirley. After our first outing on Monday morning the boys were developing a harder edge to their game and on Tuesday afternoon Howick were on the receiving end of a 4-1 defeat. Goals to James Kolien (2), George Smith and Hemi Innes made the game result very comfortable. Unfortunately it was also the end of James Kolien’s tournament as fifteen minutes into the 2nd half he made an absolute mess of his right ankle with a sprain to end all sprains!

The boys now had to dig deep. On Wednesday morning, we came up against a big, aggressive Cambridge High side who were undefeated. A goal for Terry Smith inside thirty minutes was incorrectly disallowed for offside. We didn’t quite manage to convert three scoring opportunities within five minutes and went into the break at 0-0. With only ten minutes remaining, we unfortunately gave away a free kick just outside our penalty area and Cambridge converted. This game was slipping away however, with one minute on the clock, Aaron Browne broke from the half-way line, sped past one defender and aggressively slotted the ball past the GK for 1-1. A well deserved point which qualified us for the quarter finals vs Kelston Boys.

Thursday morning saw a little tiredness creeping into play. Not surprising considering it was now game number 6 for all teams. Kelston were just a little too strong for us during a torrid first half which saw us lose our GK, Jack Woolcott, in a nasty three-way collision which left him unable to stand with a haematoma in his thigh. Both Hamsa Hassan and Jack Mason earned ‘Shirley Man’ Awards for volunteering to step between the sticks. Hamsa took over from Jack and did an admirable job. 2-0 at half time remained 2-0 at full time. We pushed Kelston for the last fifteen minutes but couldn’t find a way past. Kelston went on to lose in the final, 3-1 to Rangitoto.

Thursday afternoon saw Jack Mason take over between the sticks and he proved more than capable, stopping the Otago Boys' attacks with relative ease and sweeping the ball way down field with enormous punts. Twenty minutes into the game we lost captain Aaron Browne, tweaked Achilles, and with Greg Sewell ( 'The Block' ) already suspended ( three yellow cards for superb defending!), we relied on the boys' focus and grittiness. They responded with a dominating display to lead 2-0 and, with more clinical finishing, could easily have been more. Otago got one back with eight minutes to go with an unfortunate ricochet and cruelly equalised with thirty seconds to go. The boys stayed composed and won the penalty shoot out 4-3. This meant we would play St Thomas for 5th/6th spots.

Both teams were struggling for energy on Friday morning but the breaks went to St Thomas who went out to a 2-0 lead. Goals to Alex Doherty and Liam Williams were not quite enough to turn the game our way as we went down 4-2.

For the record: Played 8, Won 4, Drew 1, Lost 3. Goals for 16. Goals against 12.

The boys were a credit to themselves and the school and hopefully enjoyed the experience. Recognition must go to the five Year 13s who have now ended their 1st X1 involvement. We wish James Kolien, Terry Smith, Sean Takai, George Smith and Jack Mason all the best for their futures, in life and in football.

Derek Hay, Chris Needle

Full squad:

  • Jack Woolcott
  • Alex Doherty
  • Terry Smith
  • George Smith
  • Greg Sewell
  • Jack Mason
  • Hamsa Hassan
  • Levi McNabb
  • Lewis Cumiskey
  • James Kolien
  • Shaun Regaldo
  • Sean Takai
  • Hemi Innes
  • Chino Barrett- Lovie
  • Aaron Browne
  • Liam Williams