As part of a new series on College Sport Media, below are selected five Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the terrific secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days.
Schools that feature this week are: Hastings’ Boys High School, Howick College, Nelson College, Whangarei Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools and Sacred Heart College, Auckland.
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1. The Hastings Boys’ High School First XV rugby team has made a hot start to their season, winning both their Hurricanes region Tranzit Coachlines festival matches comfortably. Last week they accounted for Wellington’s Scots College; on Saturday they beat 2015 Wellington champions St Pat’s Town on Westpac Stadium. Here halfback Folau Fakatava gets a pass way in the 43-7 win.
2. Just 24 hours after being named as Baseball New Zealand's Joint U18 Player of the Year with Elliot Johnstone, Diamondblacks Pitcher Kyle Glogoski (Howick College) was named the Howick Sportsperson of the Year at the Counties Manukau Sports Howick Sports Awards on Sunday Evening. Kyle is pictured here with former Olympic Silver Medallist Dick Quax. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/baseballnz/
3. Nelson College Year 12 Motocross rider Jackson Walker finished second behind Logan Shaw (Raglan Area School) in the fourth and final round of the New Zealand Junior cross-country series in Taranaki in the weekend. The pair finished one-two in the series as well. Photo credit: Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
4. The combined Whangarei Girls’ and Boys’ High schools team won last week’s 16th annual Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge at Hillary Outdoors Tongariro. The combined eight-person Year 12/13 team beat out 11 other individual schools or combined boys/girls schools from throughout NZ to win, after qualifying for the final last year. The Hillary Challenge was a 5-day series of outdoor adventure challenges, including a 2-day rogaine style wilderness expedition and a multisport race on the final day. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/hillaryoutdoors
5. There was a notable result in the second round of the Auckland Premier 1A rugby competition on Saturday, with Sacred Heart College defeating St Kentigern College 19-16 and reversing a 3-20 semi-final loss to them last year. After two rounds, Mount Albert Grammar School, King’s College and Auckland Grammar school have a maximum 10 competition points to their names. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/Sacred-Heart-College-Auckland-1595457530672970/?fref=ts
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