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Young sailor joins New Zealand yachting’s biggest names after national title win

Young sailor joins New Zealand yachting’s biggest names after national title win
AucklandNOW: Sacred Heart College student Sebastian Lardies is on course to be the country’s next America’s Cup helmsman. The 17-year-old was crowned New Zealand’s most recent national champion in yachtings 29er class earlier this month. However, winning the national title wasn’t what surprised Lardies most. A quick glance at the trophy showed the name of Team New Zealand  America’s Cup trimmer and cyclor and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Blair Tuke. Just below him, was 2016 Olympic silver medallists Molly Meech and Alex Maloney. Being in such prolific company was what really put it into perspective, Lardies said. Click here to... Read More

Six Pack – Westlake Runners Clean Up At Nationals

Six Pack – Westlake Runners Clean Up At Nationals
College Sport Media: “We pride ourselves on being gritty. We love courses with hills because there’s lots of hilly terrain on the North Shore. The course in Christchurch had lots of hills and turns which suited us.” Joseph Clark of Westlake Boys’ High School says when reflecting on the National Secondary School cross country champions held over the weekend. Westlake achieved the seemingly impossible when they won all six team events, a feat never achieved previously. Captain Clark explains Westlake’s simple approach. “If we saw a Sacred Heart or New... Read More

Grammar win the Cooper-Greenbank Cup

Grammar win the Cooper-Greenbank Cup
Auckland Grammar School: Auckland Grammar School hosted this year’s annual 1st XV game against King’s College on Saturday was yet again another classic encounter that matched the rivalry of previous years. In near perfect conditions, the game was played at a frantic pace with both teams wanting to shift the ball which added to the overall spectacle for all to enjoy. In the first half, King’s made the most of their attacking opportunities and took an early three-point lead through a penalty. Grammar were guilty of lacking a little patience... Read More

Baradene College girls orienteering team finish third at World Championships

Baradene College girls orienteering team finish third at World Championships
AucklandNOW: Baradene College’s girls orienteering team have returned from the World School Championships in Sicily with a third-place finish. The five-girl junior squad went to Italy late last month to compete alongside three other New Zealand teams in the week-long event. Mt Albert Grammar junior boys, Napier Girls senior girls, and Napier Boys senior boys also competed. Orienteering is a sport where competitors use maps to complete navigational challenges in unfamiliar areas. The World School Championships consisted of two races in which the girls took on 19 other countries. The three best individual team member’s... Read More

Shot Stopper – Jack Seton

Shot Stopper – Jack Seton
College Sport Media: On Saturday Auckland Grammar School hosts King’s College in the much hyped Cooper-Greenbank First XV rugby fixture. Jack Seton will be part of the 500 strong ‘Augusta Army’ cheering on the Grammar boys. The Year 13 led group spend lunchtime practicing chants for the big game and are hoping their chorus of support can inspire a similar outcome to that of the Birchall Shield hockey final recently. Auckland Grammar School won the Auckland hockey championship for the third year in a row defeating King’s College on their... Read More

Aorere Building in Auckland League

Aorere Building in Auckland League
College Sport Media: The 2016 SAS College Rugby League runners up Wesley College have fallen short of securing a spot in the championship division of the secondary schools competition this year, kneeling 12-10 to Aorere in the final game of pool play on Wednesday June 7. With Kelston already through to the next round and Aorere sitting in second position of their pool, Wesley needed to win if they had any chance of making the championship rounds. Wesley dominated the early exchanges of the game. Camping deep in the oppositions... Read More

No time to rest for Whangaparaoa’s upcoming basketball stars

No time to rest for Whangaparaoa’s upcoming basketball stars
Rodney Times: After countless hours of training and shooting hoops, dreams have come true for two teens from Hibiscus Coast. Thomas Morgan, 14, and Cian Emery, 15, have made the Basketball New Zealand under 16s teams after many years of hard work and training. The teens received the good news last month after they attended six of the Basketball New Zealand camps. The boys currently attend Rosmini College and played basketball for many years at Whangaparaoa Primary, Stella Maris and Wentworth College. They also played at the Leisure Centre in Stanmore Bay and now play... Read More

High-achieving student earns Japanese university scholarship

High-achieving student earns Japanese university scholarship
Eastern Courier: Pakuranga College Year 12 student Kazuma Nakano has recently been admitted to the University of Tokyo on a full scholarship. The teenager is “honestly privileged” about receiving the scholarship because it’s awarded to up to 10 students worldwide, and will cover the admission fee, tuition, and living expenses for up to four consecutive years. “Getting admitted to the University of Tokyo is a challenge on it’s own, so I wasn’t expecting it,” Kazuma says. A baseball tour to Arizona in the United States last October and a Model... Read More

Pukekohe High School wins opening game in college 1st XV competition

Pukekohe High School wins opening game in college 1st XV competition
AucklandNOW: Pukekohe High School and Alfriston College opened the first round of the Rainbow’s End Counties Manukau and Waikato Secondary School 1st XV College competition. Both teams came out attacking, but it was Pukekohe High School who took their opportunities in a 39-26 win at Alfriston College. Pukekohe High School winger Patrick Butters opened the scoring with a penalty kick. Winger Bayley Tucker then finished off an impressive period of attacking play to score one of the two tries he scored in the match. Their team was also lead well throughout the game by promising first-five Caleb Hill. Click here to read more… Read More