Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days and others that have been in the news.
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1. Waimea College’s Cameron Jones wins two-day Coast to Coast race: 16-year-old Waimea College multisport athlete Cameron Jones here crossing the line at Klondyke Corner on Friday after day one of this year’s Coast to Coast two-day race. Yesterday Cameron protected his lead to win the individual two-day race by almost 40 minutes in 12hr 19min 5sec. The second placed finisher was 16-year-old Oliver Thompson of Trident High School. Cameron is the youngest winner of the race in its 34-year history. Last year’s NZ cross country U17 Mountain Biking champion Cameron won free entry to the event at last year’s 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival. Previously, he led Waimea College’s junior adventure racing team that won the national Get2Go secondary schools crown in December 2015 and was third in the school’s three person teams category in last year’s Coast to Coast. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/CoasttoCoastNZ/
2. Wakatipu High School ski racers Alice Robinson and Alex Hull have qualified for the USSA U16 Western Regional Skiing Championships at Big Sky Montana in March with outstanding results in the USSA U16 Western Region Qualifiers. In fields of 80 Alice won five of the qualifying races. Last year Alice Wakatipu High School student won the US U16 Giant Slalom title and was second in the Super-G last April, while Alex who is back home in NZ nursing a hand injury, is a former NZ U16 champion. Photo credit and read more at: https://www.snowsports.co.nz/
3. The crowd had come to see New Zealand's greatest golfer but a 15-year-old local stole the show at the Kaiapoi Golf Club. Sir Bob Charles went to the North Canterbury club for a round of golf with some of the club's up and coming juniors on Sunday. Playing in the shadow of the golfing legend, Mitchell Berry nailed a hole-in-one on the first hole. Photo credit and read more here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/golf/89141435/teenage-golfer-shows-up-sir-bob-charles-with-an-ace
4. A young basketballer is dribbling her way to success only a year after getting into the sport. D'Jonaye Nui-Hinga, 14, also known as 'Smiley', has made her family and region proud after working her way up to playing at an international level. Hawera-based Nui-Hinga has an all-round 'sporty' background but said she had only just found her love for basketball. "They call me Smiley because even when I'm dribbling or shooting, anything, I'm just always smiling," Nui-hinga laughed. The 14-year-old has just got back from the New Zealand Maori Basketball Tournament in Rotorua where her under-15 girls' team received the bronze medal. Photo credit and read more here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/south-taranaki-star/89035479/hawera-basketball-teen-shoots-high
5. Hutt International Boys’ School opening batsmen Adam Webster and all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff put on 114 for the third wicket against St Pat’s Town on Saturday in Wellington Premier First XI cricket, a match-winning partnership. Webster made his highest score for the HIBS 1st XI of 88 in his 50th match for the team, while Tashkoff scored 59. HIBS posted 214-6 off 50 overs. Tashkoff then went on to take figures of 3 for 24 and captain Caleb Hewson took 4 for 41 as HIBS bowled out St Pat’s for 162. HIBS won by 52 runs and remain unbeaten two rounds into the competition. Photo credit Wareham Sports Media and to view the full gallery visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Wareham-Sports-Media-922231524463851/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1481840945169570
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