NZSS title secured for Epsom Girls Grammar lacrosse team

College Sport Media: After finishing runners-up to Waikato rivals Cambridge High School in each of the past two years, the Epsom Girls’ Grammar team were celebrating their maiden NZSS Girls Lacrosse title at Whangaparoa over this past weekend. Year 13 player and attacker Nikki Fordyce spoke about the team’s weekend. “After our previous second placed finishes, our goal was to win and it was awesome for us to take it out the first time,” said Nikki who was also the MVP in the final. The final against Cambridge HS was…

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Goals galore seal Sacred Heart Auckland League title

College Sport Media:​ The prospects of the Sacred Heart College First XI football team winning the Auckland Premier League for the fourth consecutive year were bleak less than a fortnight ago. Sacred Heart trailed Saint Kentigern College on both goal difference and points. In fact Sacred Heart had to beat St Kent’s on August 18 to have any chance of retaining their title and hope if St Kent’s didn’t lose their remaining two fixtures, they were unable to score as prolifically as the Catholics. The enormity of Sacred Heart’s challenge…

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In the zone – Mele Latu

College Sport Media: ​The Auckland Girls’ Grammar School basketball team won the regular season title in Auckland Premier Basketball and entered Friday’s final against Mount Albert Grammar School at the North Shore Events Centre as favourites to defend their overall championship. However for much of the game it was MAGS who led. AGGS player Mele Latu attempts to explain the difficulty in shrugging MAGS and how the coaches addressed the quandary. “We weren’t awake. I don’t know why, maybe we were nervous. The coaches were outspoken and demanded us to…

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Southern Cross Campus queens of XVs for a fourth time

Manukau Courier: Southern Cross Campus are the queens of Auckland school girl rugby, again. The Parusi Lemalu and Rod Ratu coached side claimed their fourth straight championship with a hard fought 24-17 win over Onehunga High School at Williams Park, Mangere last Monday. The victory opens the door for a crack at the national title. But first they must beat the winner of the match between the champions of Northland and North Harbour for the right to represent the Blues region. Ratu says the team owes it’s four year reign to the systems and structures put in place…

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Rangitoto hold off Rosmini to claim Premier Basketball title

Lacey Lowdown: By their lofty standard a 9-5 regular season effort in the College Sport Auckland Premier competition was nothing to write home about for Rangitoto College. However those following the fortunes of the National Champions know that the team has been plagued by injuries this season. All the leading Premier teams have had to cope without key players at various stages but Rangi have probably been the hardest hit. Comfortably securing the fourth play-off spot they took care of business in the semi-final last week against Auckland Grammar School…

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AGGS beat Mt Albert in cracking Premier Basketball Final

Lacey Lowdown: The College Sport Auckland Premier Girls Basketball final at North Shore Events Centre on Friday night was a match up between traditional foes Auckland Girls Grammar School and Mt Albert Grammar School. With Auckland Girls having won both regular season tussles it was something of a surprise scoreline at quarter time with Mt Albert ahead 22-10. A trey from Riana Rangi-Brown and half a dozen points from Jodeci Joseph did most the damage for MAGS. The regular season champions responded via 7 straight points from Rionne Papa and…

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Baradene football and futsal on the rise

College Sport Media: A youthful Baradene College 1st XI football team has just completed a fruitful APC Premier Division 1 season. On Wednesday night Baradene lost 0-3 to top qualifier and unbeaten Saint Kentigern College in the final after beating perennial contenders Mount Albert Grammar School in their semi-final the previous week. Team captain Abby Murphy, one of just two year 13 players in the team, said the Baradene 1st XI has gelled well in the just completed 12-team Auckland league. “We were happy with how we played in the…

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Auckland Grammar 1st XI – SuperCity Hockey Champions

On Wednesday 23 August, Auckland Grammar School played Rosmini College in the final of the Premier Boys SuperCity Hockey competition. Having suffered a disappointing 6-0 loss during their previous meeting, and with Rosmini being unbeaten this year, the team knew that they had a daunting task ahead if they were to be crowned the SuperCity champions for the second year running. Solid preparation and a change in their defensive tactics saw AGS ‘weather the storm’ for the first periods of the game as Rosmini launched a number of attacks. The…

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Saint Kentigern win Premier Girls Football Championships

In what proved to be an amazing evening of sport for Saint Kentigern on Wednesday, the first major win of the evening came from the Girls Football 1st XI team. In a first for the team, having already topped the College Sport Auckland season, they put in a stellar performance to beat Baradene 3-0 to win the Auckland Provincial Championships. The team was unbeaten throughout the season with just two draws against Rangitoto College and Mt Albert Grammar School during the season. Played in front of a supportive crowd on a…

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