Pu­taruru Col­lege has ju­nior squash champ

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Pu­taruru Col­lege has a new squash cham­pion and the achieve­ment marks the first time the school has reigned supreme in the cat­e­gory.

Stu­dent Levi Casey, 13, won the Ju­nior Boys In­di­vid­ual ti­tle at the Waikato Sec­ondary Schools Squash Tour­na­ment 2013 last week at the Hamil­ton Squash and Ten­nis Club.

His vic­tory makes him the first from Pu­taruru Col­lege to do so.

Pu­taruru Col­lege Sportfit co­or­di­na­tor TC Rata said: ‘‘Yes, (this is) the first time some­one has won. We have taken stu­dents in the past but ei­ther won plate sec­tions or run­ner-up in plate or lower grades.’’

Levi’s mother, San­dra Ogle, said her son com­peted in three games on his way to win­ning the ti­tle.

‘‘He was very good,’’ she told South Waikato News a day af­ter her son’s ac­com­plish­ment.

Levi has been com­pet­ing since he was eight years old.

‘‘He went on that court and played so well. I have never seen him play with so much pas­sion be­fore. He stepped on that court and re­ally wanted it. He also had a lit­tle bit of pres­sure be­cause the school had never won that ti­tle be­fore,’’ she said.

CHAM­PION: Pu­taruru Col­lege’s Levi Casey has won the Ju­nior Boys In­di­vid­ual ti­tle at the re­cent Waikato Sec­ondary Schools Squash Tour­na­ment, 2013.

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