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. Skipping school to play for New Zealand. Amelia Kerr after playing the Australians in the first of two recent Rose Bowl One-Dayers at Mt Maunganui. The Tawa College leg-spinner took 4 wickets in the first match in a narrow loss and then had figures of 0-31 off 10 overs in the other contest as Australia chased down 271 to win and claim the 50-over series. Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/WHITE_FERNS
2. St Kentigern’s Daniel Whitburn winning the U19 Boys Auckland Secondary School Triathlon Championships on Wednesday 1 March. Jacey Cropp of Rangitoto College won the U19 Girls race. Full results at: file:///C:/Users/Terence-work/Downloads/College-Sport-Triathlon-Championships-2017-results.pdf Photo credit to BW Media and to view some great shots of this event and others visit Dave Lintott Photography http://davelintott.photoshelter.com/gallery/170301-Triathlon-Auckland-Secondary-Schools-Championship/G0000sXWtbeJ7G08/
3. Mount Albert Grammar School netball player Lahaina-Lee Upu-Toparea (far right) was called into action for the Mystics in their pre-season game against the Waikato Magic on Saturday, 25 February. The Year 13 student was brought on at half time and helped the Mystics to a 62-54 win. Lahaina-Lee has been selected for the Northern Marvels Beko National League squad, is taking part in Mystics training sessions, and is in the NZSS squad for 2017. News and photo credit: MAGS news, at: http://www.mags.school.nz/OutboundMessage?Action=View%20HTML&OutboundMessage_id=2788
4. Josh Rogerson (left) and Elijah Just (right) with the Oceania Football Confederation tournament trophy. Josh was on the pitch in humid conditions for every minute of the tournament, which doubled as a World Cup qualifying competition. New Zealand beat Samoa 11-0, Solomon Islands 2-1 and Fiji 5-0 in their pool matches, before overcoming Papua New Guinea 2-1 in a tense semi-final. That result gave them automatic qualification to the World Cup, so they were able to take the shackles off for the final. They dominated New Caledonia to win 7-0 to claim the OFC trophy for the sixth consecutive time. Photo credit and read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/nz-teams/89938385/porirua-lads-help-new-zealand-to-under-17-football-world-cup-qualification
5. Palmerston North Boys’ High School’s First XI after beating beat St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, last week in their annual 50-over Traditional fixture. Palmerston North BHS, the school of several recent and current Black Caps, batted first and set Silverstream 196 to win. The latter side was bowled out for 131 in reply. Photo credit: Wareham Sports Media, view the full set here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Wareham-Sports-Media-922231524463851/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1500869703266694
6. It was staff versus prefects in a game of volleyball last week at St Paul’s Collegiate. Staff came out on top (3-0) but the prefects say they'll get revenge next time. Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/StPaulsNZ
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