Schick Qualifiers tip-off around the country today

The Basketball New Zealand Schick Premierships have tipped off today around the country, as secondary school teams compete for qualification at the ‘AA’ and ‘A’ Schick Championships, to be held 1-6 October at the Central Energy Trusts Arena. The ‘A’ tournament is for schools that have a roll of less than 600 pupils for co-ed schools or less than 300 for single sex schools. The ‘AA’ tournament is for schools with school roles over those figures. College Sport Auckland schools are competing in the Zone 1 ‘AA’ qualifying tournament at North…

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Four Westlake Boys students heading to Youth Olympics

1 NEWS: Westlake Boys’ High School’s incredible record of producing top sporting talent isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon, with four students off to next month’s Youth Olympics in Argentina. Having produced the likes of rower Mike Stanley, sailor Dean Barker and Kiwi basketball great Kirk Penney just to name a few, 17-year old discus thrower Connor Bell could be the next Westlake prodigy to shine on the world stage. After winning gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games last year, Bell has been mentored by Dame Valerie…

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At just 16, golfer Jimmy Zheng fires 60 around Palmerston North GC

Stuff: Auckland teenager Jimmy Zheng sensed it might be his day when he made eagle on the par-four 10th hole at Palmerston North Golf Club. It turned into the round of a lifetime for the 16-year-old Macleans College student who signed for a mind-boggling 12-under-par 60 at the New Zealand Secondary Schools finals on Monday. Having shot a solid one-under 71 in the morning, Zheng came out firing after lunch to post a course-low score with help from a back nine of 27 which included the eagle and seven birdies. Click here to read…

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