Following the end of a successful season, students from Cambridge High School and St Peter’s School attended the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships for Small Bore Target Shooting in Tauranga last month. The competition was judged on individual scores and teams of three competing against six other schools in the Waikato. Cambridge High School had three teams – A team, Samuel Wilde, Abby Pierce and Nathan Allison; B team, Jack Redpath, TJ Udy and Blake Lawton; and C team, Rowan Pirie, Christy Lion-Cachet and Zandri Ayes.
St Peter’s School entered one team of three, comprised of Liam McDonald, Dylan Kharpal and Feonn Bull. St Peter’s took out first place with Cambridge High School achieving second, third and fourth places.
Liam McDonald from St Peter’s came first in the boys’ individual competition, with Samuel Wilde from Cambridge High School coming third. In the girls’ individual competition Christy Lion-Cachet finished second and Abby Pierce came third.
Finally, the Cambridge School Challenge Shield was held last week with friendly but competitive competition between the Cambridge schools. Cambridge High School came first, winning the shield over St Peter’s School and restoring some pride after the St Peter’s win at Tauranga. Head coach Glen Brownlee said, “I have been very impressed with the progress all the shooters have made this season and we are producing some great national shooters especially, Samuel Wilde and Liam McDonald. Next year the school will join together and attend the Nationals which is being held in the North Island for 2019 and we have some incredibly competitive teams to take.”