Kingussie High School S2 Shinty Team wins MacBean Cup

Stunning sunshine welcomed two Kingussie High School shinty teams to An Aird, the home of Fort William Shinty Club, for the S1/2 MacBean Cup competition on Wednesday 3 rd May.
The first year development team, coached by former pupil Calum Grant, opened with a narrow 1-0 loss to Portree and followed this with a victory over Grantown Grammar with Brodie MacBean nabbing the goal. Another win over Inverness High followed, before a loss to an older and stronger Lochaber team. Xander Ross, Kepa Salazar
Roy and Iain Fraser were moving the ball well up front, while Charlie Ferguson and Dylan Rendall competed for everything in the centre of the pitch. The toughest job fell to the defenders, with Pavel Nagle, Ritchie Irvine and Angus Grant battling hard against a very physical Glen Urquhart team. The defence and keeper, Finlay Patterson did particularly well to restrict the S2 Kingussie team to a one-nil win.
The S2 Kingussie team had started with a comfortable 4-0 win over Inverness High, with Ali Douglas looking particularly lethal. The next game was a dour 0-0 draw against Lochaber, where the strength of defenders Ewan Baker, Cammy Leiper and Sean Hilson was important. The next game was another draw, this time against Portree. They struggled to break down a very stubborn Grantown team, with Ali snatching a last second winner. A win over the S1 team and another draw against Glen Urquhart meant the boys went through to a semi-final against Portree. We lost a goal straight away and were rescued by an excellent long shot from Michael Slimon. We went two-one down, before Michael took the game over and scored with two more long range efforts. The final was against a strong Glen Urquhart side and it proved a nail-biter. Despite some strong and skilful dribbling from both Nathan Christie and Dafydd Simon, we were unable to find a way past their goalie.
Somhairle Thomson, who was outstanding throughout, was particularly good in winning every loose ball. Cammy and Ewan’s powerful hitting was finding Ali and extra full forward, Sean Hilson, but we couldn’t break the deadlock, even after extra-time.
Cometh the hour, cometh the hero and in the High School’s case it was goal keeper Xavio Vastano. The game had gone to penalties, with Ali and Ewan scoring two penalties each to match the Glen’s scores. Then in the third round of “sudden death” penalties , Xavio produced his third penalty save to touch a “screamer” of a shot on to the bar and over. Celebrations, presentations and MacDonalds followed.
Well done to Captain, Somhairle Thomson and the rest of his team. They had no subs and all nine boys played every second of each game on a scorching hot day. All of them deserve man of the match awards. Well done also to the S1 team – it’s your turn next year! Thanks to Calum Grant for coming along to help Mr Mackintosh out with coaching the boys. Thanks also to Mr Ross and his boys from Grantown, who came on the coach with us, and to Bremners and their driver for his patience.

Well done Josh Peters!

Josh Peters

We would like to congratulate and wish former student JOSH PETERS all the best going in to full time football with Hibernian FC.

Josh was a great example at school of someone who as well as having a talent at Football, studied hard and conducted himself in a great manner.

He is also an example of a footballer who got released at a young age (14 years old) from a full time Football club but with a desire to improve and a positive bounce back ability has found himself back in full time football at 19. He never moaned or looked back about what never happened, he always looked forward and how he could improve.

Well done and Best wishes from all at KHS

S1 – S3 Personal Support Time

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This week in personal support time we are reflecting on our learning and getting some feedback from you so that we know that you feel safe and supported in Kingussie High School.

The questionnaire that you will fill in is important and we will take all of your feedback seriously and feed this back to your teachers.

Your feedback will be kept private. You should not share your answers with anyone. Someone will only be in touch if we are worried about your safety.

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Under 16s Football team secure 5:1 win against Golspie High School

Under 16s - March 2015

The Kingussie Under 16s football team recorded an excellent result against Golspie High last week winning 5-1. In poor conditions Kingussie took the lead through Freddie Mcfadyen (S4) who slotted a goal home nicely. Golspie equalised against the run of play before Iain Robinson (S5) scored with minutes remaining in the half to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

In the second half Kingussie took full control of the game and soon extended the lead through 2 more goals from hat trick hero Iain Robinson. Alexander Michie (S3) scored from close range to complete the scoring in this excellent victory. Man of the match was Jordan Beaton for his solid performance in the middle of the park. Special thanks to Craig Macleod (S6) and Craig Ritchie (S6) for refereeing the match.

Kingussie High Schools Sports Dinner will be held on 23rd April 2015 at the MacDonald Resort Aviemore. Over 200 tickets have been sold and anyone interested in coming to join the fun should contact Scott Douglas (Acting Head of Health and Wellbeing) at the school. Guest Speaker for the night is Craig Brown former Scotland and Aberdeen Manager who also trained PE Teacher

Ski Team Success in Cairngorm Qualifier

SKi Team - March 2015

Absolutely amazing day last Friday at the Scottish Ski Schools Association Cairngorm qualifier.

2nd prize was awarded to Kamara Tait-Davis in the the girls novice group and Tallia Tait-Davis, Tyrawa-Tait-Davis and Lottie Convery will be joining her next week at Nevis range after winning 1st girls novice team!

All raced incredibly well against some very stiff competition and thanks to some glorious weather a cracking day was had by all!