Newcomers Howick College win first national schools netball crown

Stuff: Howick College capped their remarkable first time at the New Zealand Secondary School Netball Championships by winning their first national crown. In their first appearance at the event, the Auckland school beat Saint Kentigern College 33-25 in an exciting grand final in Rotorua. It was the second time the two teams had clashed, with just three goals separating the two when they met in the tournament opener earlier in the week. Howick also won that match, but were forced to come from behind in the grand final, with Saint Kentigern…

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Rosmini triumphs at NZSS Basketball Championships

Stuff: Rosmini College are the new national secondary schools boys’ basketball champions. Rosmini beat Rangitoto College 87-79 in the boys final at the Arena on Palmerston North on Saturday night, denying Rangitoto a second title in a row. The two North Shore boys schools had met in two finals earlier in the season with the silverware shared – Rangitoto winning the College Sport Auckland Premier Season and Rosmini the Zone 1 Qualifying Tournament. But it was Rosmini who won the top prize, repeating its national title success from 2011. Rangitoto, who beat one of the tournament favourites and…

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Four Auckland teams through to NZSS Basketball Semi-Finals

The semi-finalists of the Schick Championships ‘AA’ Boys Competition have been found. Multiple championship winners Westlake Boys High School were eliminated by Auckland rivals Mt Albert Grammar School. After only their second season in the Premier Grade after a eight year absence, and a tough season with injuries and sick players, MAGS are having a great tournament. Rangitoto College prevailed against Palmerston North Boys’ High for the second successive year in a thrilling game. Mt Albert will take on Rangitoto after the defending champions beat local favourites Palmerston North 65-54…

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The College Sport Auckland App is the one place for all the information you need to enjoy your sport. Developed by The Sports Agency, the app has: News Sports – draws, results, tables and information for each individual sport Alerts – in-app notifications so you won’t miss an important message again Contacts Locations – all schools and grounds are contained with driving maps included Rules & Bylaws Social media Young Sportsperson of the Year information Download it today. Click here for Apple Click here for Android College Sport Auckland in…

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NZSS Basketball quarter finalists found

College Sport Media: The quarter-final line ups have been resolved at the AA National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships in Palmerston North. The teams featured will surprise few, but one of last year’s boys finalists will not reach the decider in 2017 after Rangitoto College finished second in Pool D and as a consequence will face the top qualifier in Pool B, 2016 runners-up Palmerston North Boys’ High School. Defending champions Rangitoto College were pipped by Auckland Grammar School 74-72. Grammar has beaten Rangitoto three times this season, but Rangitoto had…

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Black Ferns’ deeds win the hearts of young female rugby players

Manukau Courier: The Black Ferns’ World Cup success has fired up the interest of young girls’ in rugby. By just how much was evident at the civic celebration for the world champions at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau last Thursday. The majority of the 300 or so well wishers were by far girls. They were of primary, intermediate and secondary school age and included the Southern Cross Campus girls’ 1st XV, Auckland champions for the last four years. The champion Rosehill College girl’s 1st XV were also there, including Utumalama Atonio, who started…

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National School Road Cycling Champions

The 50th National School Road Cycling Championships were held last weekend in Manawatu. Almost 700 cyclists from 83 schools competed in the three-day event which included a team time trial, road race and points race. The Sir Bernard Fergusson trophy for the U20 Boys Team Time Trial was hotly contested this year, with five teams finishing within 30 seconds of each other. Defending champions Palmerston North Boys High School were last to start, and failed to capture Auckland Grammar School who reversed their second placing from last year. Hamilton Boys’…

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NZ’s best come together for NZSS Netball Champs

Netting a second straight New Zealand Secondary Schools title will be the goal for Saint Kentigern College when they join netball’s leading schools in Rotorua. The Auckland school is one of 16 New Zealand teams coming together at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua from October 10-13 to compete at the national secondary schools championships. The defending champion Saint Kentigern College side, which won the title for the first time last year, returns along with last year’s finalists and fellow Auckland school Mt Albert Grammar School who will be another…

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Māori Television to live stream NZSS Basketball Schick Championships

Māori Television will again be giving viewers a chance to follow all the tournament highs and lows with the digital livestream coverage of the 2017 Schick Championships Secondary Schools Nationals, due to hit screens on the 2nd to the 7th of October. Coming in hot from the Central Energy Trusts Area in Palmerston North, Māori Television will be livestreaming 4 games per day during the tournament, screening 24 games in total. Viewers are able to choose between English or te reo Māori commentary through www.maoritelevision.com, and are also invited to…

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