St Cuthbert’s College – NZSS Hockey Federation Cup Champions

College Sport Media: Christchurch Schools came second, third and fourth, but it was Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College that held aloft the AON Federation Cup in Napier on Saturday. St Cuthbert’s beat Rangi Ruru Girls’ School 1-0 in a hard-fought final to claim the title. The only goal of the final came in the 8th minute of the second half, a Madison Doar penalty, after Grace Parkinson had gone desperately close. The majority of the rest of the second half was tense and willing. With 40 seconds to play, Rangi Ruru’s Annabelle…

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Southern Cross defend NZSS title with dominant win over Kelston Boys

Newshub: Southern Cross Campus have defended their throne as the kings of New Zealand secondary schools rugby league with a 44-0 demolition of Kelston Boys High School in the national final on Friday. Coming off a hard-fought semi-final win over St Paul’s College on Thursday, the South Auckland school ran riot at Bruce Pulman Park, running in eight tries to none in a dominant display of running rugby league. Southern Cross used their superior kicking game to devastating effect, scoring a handful of tries off the boot to run out…

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Saint Kentigern claim NZSS Girls Football title

Saint Kentigern College played the final of the NZSS Lotto Premier Tournament in Taupo on Friday against their old rivals Mt Albert Grammar School, who had previously won the championship many times. At half time Mt Albert Grammar were leading 2-0, but with the wind at their backs the Saint Kentigern girls fought hard to catch up and level the score at 2-2 to take the game to extra time. The game was tied 3-3 at the end of the first half of extra time, then 4-4 at the end…

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Rosmini defeat Rangitoto in Zone 1 Premierships Final

Lacey Lowdown: Rosmini College turned the tables on local rivals Rangitoto College to win the Schick Zone 1 Premierships Final 70-67 at North Shore Events Centre on Saturday. The result is a reversal of the College Sport Auckland Premier final and will give Rosmini number one seeding at the Schick National Championships in October. The result of a closely fought encounter was in doubt until the final play of the game. Rehana Maxwell-Topia was presented with a couple of free throws with 7 seconds remaining on the clock and his…

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Auckland Girls Grammar hold off Westlake Girls to complete double

Lacey Lowdown: Auckland Girls Grammar School completed the double of AA Zone 1 Premierships and College Sport Auckland Premier titles after withstanding a spirited Westlake Girls High challenge to win 70-66 at North Shore Events Centre on Saturday. AGGS, benefitting from double figure contributions from Mele Latu and Elianna Tuaiti, appeared to be heading for a comfortable victory when they led 57-43 at the three-quarter mark. However WGHS produced a string of baskets courtesy of Jess Moors and Emme Shearer to reel in the AGGS lead and when Shearer, who…

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Thirteen consecutive wins sweep Botany Downs Secondary to championship

Eastern Courier: To battle through a winter code season unbeaten is a rare and special accomplishment. To do it in Auckland’s highly competitive rugby First XV arena makes the achievement even more unique. Botany Downs Secondary College, acknowledged as a high-performing secondary school in many fields, is only 14 years old and to have its First XV ready to contest the world’s toughest college rugby competition next year is a reflection of the high standards it sets. It also has a rugby benchmark example to draw inspiration and influence from just down the…

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Tayla Dalton follows in mum’s footsteps with some special sporting feats

Stuff: Somewhere up above a proud mum must have been bursting with pride. Maybe there really were tears in heaven. It’s six months since former Silver Fern netballer Tania Dalton was so cruelly taken from this world, at the age of 45, after collapsing from a brain aneurysm during a game of touch. But her spirit undoubtedly lives on. How else can you explain the remarkable sporting feats in Auckland this week of 15-year-old Tayla, the oldest of the three Dalton children left behind to soldier on with life under…

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