Search

Triathlete crowned junior sportsman of the year twice

Triathlete crowned junior sportsman of the year twice
Eastern Courier: Success is coming thick and fast for a East Auckland triathlete. In September, 17-year-old Daniel Whitburn won his under-19 division at the ITU World Triathlon Age Group Championships in the Netherlands. The Farm Cove local has now been crowned Young Sportsman of the Year at the College Sports Auckland Awards, and only days later he received the Counties Manukau Junior Sportsman of the Year prize. The Saint Kentigern College student is also NZ under-19 national champion over a standard distance, Erin Baker Cup champion, the Auckland secondary schools under-19 and Auckland Triathlon Club champion. Whitburn says... Read More

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

Award tops off great year for Kurtis
The Post – Franklin & North Waikato: Christmas came early this year for Waiuku College student Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships. Along with other finalists, Kurtis was invited to attend the awards ceremony at Eden Park. It was the first time he’d been... Read More

Epsom Girls dominate NZSS Cricket Tournament

Epsom Girls dominate NZSS Cricket Tournament
Tournament winner: Epsom Girls Grammar School Tournament MVP: Bella Armstrong, Epsom Girls Grammar School Final Points: Epsom Girls Grammar School 10, St Hilda’s Collegiate 8, Tauranga Girls’ College 4, Christchurch Girls’ High School 4, New Plymouth Girls’ High School 2, Tawa College 0   Round Four: Epsom Girls Grammar School 144-5 (Bella Armstrong 85*, E Carson 2-15) beat St Hilda’s Collegiate 125-8 (E Carson 29*, J Patel 3-16), Manawaroa Park This was the battle that most had been waiting for. St Hilda’s the defending championships with 10 players back from... Read More

Olivia McTaggart breaks second Eliza McCartney record in 13 months

Olivia McTaggart breaks second Eliza McCartney record in 13 months
NZSSSC: Teenage pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart has wiped Eliza McCartney from the record books for the second time in a little more than a year. The 17-year-old Kristin School student, who last year matched the Olympic bronze medallist’s national secondary schools record (4.10m), shattered it by 20cm at the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park on Saturday. McTaggart won gold in her final national secondary schools championship, 13 months after blitzing McCartney’s national under-17 record. Read More