Schick Championships tip off Monday

Basketball New Zealand: The Schick Championships (the Secondary Schools National Basketball Championships) tip off on Monday at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North. The pools are set and the draw is out, with some intriguing match-ups in both the A* and AA* competitions, that will be any basketball fan’s delight if they get down to the Schick Champs early next week. With 268 games featuring 69 teams and over 800 players, the 50 years-old Schick National Championships promises to be another memorable basketball festival. AA Tournament – Boys The…

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Charl Ulrich – On target in hockey

College Sport Media: “I haven’t had a tournament like it before. I felt relaxed and everything went my way,” Charl Ulrich reflects on his feats at the Rankin Cup hockey tournament. The Year 13 from Westlake Boys’ High School was the leading goal scorer with 20 goals at the annual National Secondary Schools tourney – eight ahead of Luca Berry from Napier Boys’ High School. Ulrich scored half of his goals from penalty corners and the remainder from the field where he typically plays defense, but has shown he’s equally…

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Dominic Overend setting the pace ahead of the Youth Olympic Games

NZ Herald: Kiwi sprinter Dominic Overend probably doesn’t remember the first time he stepped foot on an athletics track. That’s because the 16-year-old prodigy was literally in diapers when he joined the Ellerslie Athletics Club at the “prime” age of two. But Overend certainly won’t forget the moment he was officially selected to represent New Zealand at next month’s Youth Olympic Games as he prepares to pull on the silver fern for the first time in his sprinting career. “It means that I’m on the top in my sport and…

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Boys Football Knockout Cup Champions

The College Sport Auckland Boys Football Knockout Cup Finals were held last Saturday at Bill McKinlay Park. 13th Grade Champions – Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School played Auckland Grammar School in 13th Grade final which was a closely fought match right to the bitter end with the only goal scored by Mt Albert just before full time. 15th Grade Champions – Rutherford College In the 15th Grade final, Rutherford College fought hard to come away 2-1 win against Westlake Boys High School. Senior Champions – Auckland Grammar…

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Marist College 1st XI cap off the perfect season

The Marist College 1st XI Football team ended the season in style by claiming the prestigious Maurice Hulme Trophy in Rotorua, and with it, keeping their perfect record intact this season. This team has had a remarkable year, remaining unbeaten all season (a run of 21 games) and along the way claiming the Senior A1 title, the APC Division 2 title and the Maurice Hulme Trophy. The team is coached by John Vujnovich & Neven Grgicevich who have coached at the school for the past three years however it was…

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Baradene win maiden NZSS title

College Sport Media: A long season of hard-work and dedication paid off for the Baradene First XI on Saturday, winning the NZSS Girls Premier Lotto tournament in Taupo. Second in the Auckland Provincial Championship, Baradene went one better in Taupo, beating Hamilton Girls’ High School 3-1 in the final to claim the school’s maiden NZSS Premier title. “When the final whistle blew in the final, the girls were just ecstatic,” said team manager Bernadette Goulding. “This was the first time Baradene had been in a national final and to win…

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Players selected for NZSS Rugby Development Camp

New Zealand’s top schoolboy rugby players have been selected to attend the New Zealand Schools development camp in Palmerston North next weekend. The 1st XV rugby season came to a close yesterday with St Peter’s College claiming the Top Four title, captain Niko Jones is one of 53 players chosen to attend the national camp. 26 schools are represented from 12 Provincial Unions. The three-day camp in Palmerston North will culminate with the New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools teams being named. The Auckland players selected are: Corey…

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UNISS win historic first for Epsom Girls Grammar School

Epsom Girls Premier Netball Team created history last week by winning the UNISS Netball Tournament – a first for Epsom Girls Grammar School netball in the 20 plus years the tournament has been played. UNISS is the upper north island qualifying tournament for NZSS Nationals and while the major goal is to qualify for Nationals, Epsom Girls carried their strong form from winning the Auckland Netball Premier Grade final two weeks earlier into the UNISS tournament. A tough semi-final win against Saint Kentigern was excellent preparation for a finals rematch…

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Third time lucky for Kelston Boys’

College Sport Media: It was a third-time lucky fairy-tale ending for Kelston Boys’ High School who were crowned National Secondary Schools title winners today at Pulman Park. The boys in red finally put the heartache of 2016 and 2017’s finals losses behind them, sealing a sweet 16-14 victory over St. Paul’s College. Kelston Boys’ High School captain, Kadiyae Ioka was named MVP of the Permiership final and was pleased his team could get the win to round-off his final year at the tournament as a year 13 student. “For two…

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St Peter’s National Top 4 Rugby Champions

College Sport Media: Five wins in a row by a combined margin of eight points has earned St Peter’s College a third National Top Four Championship. In a season dedicated to fallen and influential rugby alumni, Jamie Brown, Dylan Mika and Peter Watt, St Peter’s stunned Napier Boys’ High School 31-28 – rallying from a 21-0 deficit. Down 21-12 two inspirational moments from captain Niko Jones propelled St Peter’s into a lead they never lost. In the 42nd minute Jones rejected the prospect of a straight forward penalty kick, opting…

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