Year 8 Girls

On Wednesday 1 March, the Y8 girls' Somerville softball team competed at the South Eastern Zone softball tournament.


The girls played a solid opening game against Farm Cove and had a comfortable win. The girls faced Sir Edmund Hillary next who were the previous year's champions. Somerville unfortunately lost 1-0. The girls went on to play BBI and Kia Aroha with great wins against both teams. This secured the girls a place in the final where they once again found themselves facing Sir Edmund Hillary. This time around, the girls played in top form and were rewarded with a 3-0 win against the reigning champions.


There were many highlights from the day, including Fusi scoring a home run, Brooke's fantastic catch in the outfield during the final and Hannah and Shreeya's quick thinking and excellent catching on base 1 and 2. Well done girls, a much deserved win!


Reported by: Mrs Joanna Van der Mescht


Year 8 Boys

On Tuesday 28 February, a very enthusiastic Year 8 boys' softball team attended the SEZ softball tournament at the Howick Softball Club. Due to a school withdrawing from the tournament on the morning of play, we ended up only playing two pool games. After those games we placed second in our pool. We then went on to play two more games, finally placing 4th overall out of 8 teams.


All of the boys played with excellent sportsmanship. The team was made up of the following: Dan Nichols, Logan Marshall, Samuel Warren, Caine Bethune, Hugo Clarke, Matthew Brougham, Scott Mouat, Bradley Bos, Archie Manning, Jack Buckingham, Jaden Naidoo, Baylee Sialafau, Zach Bolton and Nathan Anderson.


Reported by: Mrs Lonaye King


Year 7 Girls

What a fantastic effort by our Year 7 girls' softball team who represented the school at the SEZ tournament recently. It was a challenging day with the girls showing incredible improvement in their skills as the day progressed, and great attitudes that saw them in the final against Sir Edmund Hillary School. They finished second in the tournament. Well done girls!


Reported by: Miss Angela Hampton


Year 7 Boys

On 28 February, the Year 7 boys competed in the South Eastern Zone softball tournament. It was a great day and the boys showed great sportsmanship and attitude. We started off with a couple of tough games but then came back and started to play really well as a team! Overall we came 4th in the tournament.


Reported by: Ms Paige Nichol