Softball - Runners Up At Nationals

Our NHS Softball team recently competed at the NZSS Softball Nationals in Hastings. NHS is a composite team, made up of 3 other schools with the majority of players being girls. Day one was a great day for our NHS Softball team with 2 wins and a loss against a very strong Hastings team (coached by the pitching legend himself, softball "Hall of Famer" Chubb Tangaroa"). Shane Walker-Haehae was recognised for his strong pitching (he had a top speed of 103 kph). After a few days of competition, we qualified for the Grand Final against Hastings Boys High School, and came out 2nd place. The team have done an incredible job at this tournament, more so because our team is predominantly U16 girls and we are playing in the NZSS open U19 Boys Competition. A huge thanks to Peni Heu, Arden King and Liz Walker for their tireless work with these kids, getting them together and creating a great mixed team. –Matua Maurice

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