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The fantastic weather we are having lately is helping everyone to keep fighting fit as Winter approaches. The school field at lunchtime is a tiny reflection of the talents on offer within our school sports teams. It has been an excellent summer season of sport with many successes. Thank you to all of the coaches, managers, supporters, parents and sponsors that have made this season possible. We are looking forward to reporting on all of our Winter sports which will be starting early next term.

Reegan Absolum competed in the Hillary Trail Run on the 29th March. He competed in the Open Mens division and placed 15th (racing against 19-39 yr olds) he is only 15! Reegan completed the race in 11hours and 15 minutes. The Hillary Trail run is 80km of running on tough terrain starting at the Arataki visitors centre and finishing at Muriwai. The event organisers were so impressed with Reegan that they awarded him a special prize at prizegiving. Reegan is an extremely talented trail runner – I’m sure we will be reporting on many more successes in the near future!

Mariam Cisse has qualified to represent Auckland in the North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Champs.She will be competing this weekend in Masterton in the 100m and 200m. Good luck Mariam!

John Ashcroft has qualified to compete in the Auckland Secondary Schools Swimming Champs on the 15th of April. He will be competing in the 50 fly, the 50 Freestyle and the 50 Breaststroke against the top swimmers from all over Auckland. We wish him the best of luck for this competition.

Julian Giesen, Monica Vera and Max Telford have all had an excellent season of Orienteering and they have qualified for the Orienteering Sprint Finals being held this weekend at St Kentigerns College and Orewa College. Congratulations.

Ultimate Frisbee Finals were held on Wednesday afternoon at Hato Petera College. The boys teams had to play off against each other for 3rd and 4th with the Green Bay One team winning in a close battle – gaining Bronze place out of 12 teams. The Green Bay girls’ team placed 4th in their competition. The Girls also won the Spirit Award which is an excellent achievement. This award is decided from points being given by the opposition after each game throughout the season. Winning this award shows what excellent sportsmanship the girls have shown throughout the entire season. Check out the photos on the @gbhsnzsport twitter account!

The Senior Cricket boys have had an exciting win on Wednesday by 41 runs against Aorere College to secure third place in the Senior Midweek Cricket competition. Congratulations boys.

The Junior/Intermediate Cricket girls won their grade this year! Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to to watch them win the final – as they won by default, due to Rangitoto being unable to field a team.

The Waterpolo boys placed 3rd at North Island Secondary Schools Championships beating Cambridge High 10-1 in their playoff game last Sunday.

The Softball girls played a hard fought final in the North Island Secondary Schools Champs last Friday andplaced second overall in the competition. Last week was one of our most successful Summer Tournament weeks so far.

Basketball Report: Green Bay High School was the highest placed West Auckland school – ahead of Massey and Kelston – at the recent 3on3 competition, held last week. The boys had a great time, playing a total of 15 games over 4 days. Green Bay High School placed 4th in their pool of 8 and placed 12th out of 24 teams overall in the play-offs. Everyone was ‘pretty pleased’ with this result as they played some tough teams. A highlight of the tournament was beating one of the Rangitoto teams by 1 point. Manager Leanne Brophy says “One of the referees told me that apparently at the beginning of the tournament people were saying “Who are Green Bay?” but after the first two days and beating Rangitoto, she said we had made a good name for ourselves.” The boys were pleased to hear that!