By Michael MacKenzie | Posted: Monday November 27, 2017

During the week of 20-23 November some of our Year 9 and 10 students participated in Junior Sports Week.

The Junior Tournament week kicked off with Handball on Monday.

Kavanagh had one Handball team entered in the competition, a mix of Year 9 and 10 boys.

They started the day off with a hard match against King’s High School which ended with a draw.  By game two the boys started to find their feet and started to score. They got some amazing goals and played some very impressive defence with multiple intercepts by Gabe Gallagher, to come away with a 14-7 win over East Otago High School and another impressive win 11-6 over Logan Park Boys team.

The team reached the semi-final and came up against King’s High School again. The first half of the game was very even but the boys found some energy and took off in the second half with Peter Sewell scoring multiple goals to win 11-6. They made the final and had a very physical game against Logan Park mixed team.  Ryan Wilson stopped some crucial goals and they played very well as a team and managed to secure 1st place in the competition. Well done to all the boys!!

Also on the Monday our Waterpolo team were far too good for their opposistion beating Logan Park High School 13-1 , Taieri College 11-3 and John McGlashan 6-4 .

On the Wednesday of Junior Tournament week we also had a girls volleyball team participating in the Junior B section.  This team has been together for a couple of years now and really enjoy the game. They played four games throughout the day and had one win, beating Kaikorai Valley College girls but losing to Cromwell Blue, Cromwell Purple and East Otago.  All in all, the girls had heaps of fun and volleyball was the winner on the day.

Touch was played at the Oval on Thursday and we had three teams entered, a Junior girls team, Mixed team and a Junior Boys team.

The Girl's team started the day off with a great game against Queen’s High School and won their match. Their next game was against the Queen’s A team and it was a much more physical game which unfortunately they lost. The girls then had a hard game against Kaikorai Valley girl’s team who were very quick off the mark and unfortunately, once again, things didn’t go their way.  All the girls had a great day and showed great support to each other and the other teams involved.