Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events and achievements from Summer Tournament Week.
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1. Supporters watch the NZSS Division 1 Senior Girls Volleyball final between Trident High School and New Plymouth Girls’ High School. Trident HS won 3-1. Trident HS had beaten Burnside High School 3-1 in their semi-final and New Plymouth GHS had defeated St Mary’s College 3-2 in their semi-final. Manurewa College beat Orewa College 3-0 in the Boys final. For full results visit http://www.pnvb.co.nz/vnz-results/ . Photo credit: Julie Maree Photography, via https://www.facebook.com/volleyballnz
2. The 2017 NZSS Ultimate Championships were held in Taupo last Monday and Tuesday. Epsom Girls’ Grammar School (pictured here) were the Open Girls winners and Auckland Grammar School the Open Boys’ winners. EGGS defeated Lytton High School 12-6 in the Girls final, to win their third consecutive title, while AGS overcame Westlake Boys’ High School 13-2 in the Boys final to go back-to-back. Hutt Valley High School (Girls) and Onslow College (Boys) finished third. Of note, Hutt Valley HS Girls and Boys teams won the Spirit of the Game Award in each division. Photo supplied.
3. Troy Herdman of Otumoetai College on top of the podium after winning the Boys U16 cross country race at the NZSS Mountain Biking Championships last week. Herdman finished first, ahead of Jacob Larsen of Taupo Nui-a-tia College in second and Angus Riordan of Aquinas College in third. This was one of several hugely competitive races at the championships in Rotorua. For full results go here http://www.sportsplits.com/Home/QuickResults?clientId=34&raceId=8009&culture=en-US and photo credit https://www.facebook.com/CyclingNZLSchools/
4. The Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships were held in Whanganui this past weekend. Pictured here, the combined Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and Tauranga Boys’ College team won gold in the NZSS Tag Team race, which requires each team member to complete a short triathlon and then tag the next team member. Janus Staufenberg (Mt. Aspiring College) and Hannah Knighton (Waikato Diocesan School for Girls) were the Boys and Girls U19 individual race winners, while Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Waikato Diocesan School for Girls) won the respective U19 races. For all the results go to http://www.thetimingteam.co.nz/results/index.php?thread=1078766256 Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/waikatodiocesanschoolforgirls
5. The Palmerston North Boys’ High School Senior A Canoe Polo team won the NZSS Canoe Polo Senior Open Division One Championship in Feilding this past weekend, beating Havelock North High Schol 5-3 in the final. For more visit: http://nzcanoepolo.org.nz/events-2/ Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/nzcanoepoloassoc/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
6. The Wellington East Girls’ College team that won last week’s NZSS Division 1 Softball tournament in Auckland. WEGC beat Mount Albert Grammar School 3-2 in a tiebreaker in their semi-final and then defeated One Hill College 5-4 in another tiebreaker to win the final and be crowned champions for a fourth consecutive year. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/wegcsport
7. The Rangiora College Mixed Touch team, who recently placed 4th in the South Island Tournament, qualifying them for Nationals in Auckland later this year. There was more success for Rangiora High School during last week’s Summer Tournament team. At the SISS Secondary School Bowls Championships, Rebecca Jelfs won the Division 1 singles, Rebecca and Dan Jelfs won the Division 1 pairs, while their Girls’ Futsal team finished 3rd at the NZSS Futsal Championships and Macey Fraser was the tournament MVP. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/RangioraHighSchoolSport
8. St Peter's Senior Girls 3x3 Basketball became New Zealand champions at the National 3x3 Championships in Tauranga over the weekend. The St Peter's Senior Girls Basketball Red team of Ella Bradley, Charlisse Leger-Walker, Jayzelee Waihi and Rylee Godbold were unbeaten in the 3-day tournament and met Melville in the final with a 12-9 win. It was an exceptional performance by the young team made up of one Year 9, one Year 10 and Two year 11 students, all the more impressive as Jayzelee Waihi sustained a wrist fracture in the last of the pool games on Friday afternoon and was unavailable to play in the final. Photo supplied.
9. The NZSS Floorball Championships were held last week in Lower Hutt. Wellington schools took out both the boys and girls Senior competitions – Scots College in the boys and Wellington East Girls’ College in the girls. Pukekohe High School won the mixed competition; Heretaunga College won the boys U15 and Queen Margaret College the girls U15. Photo credit and for more visit: https://www.facebook.com/floorballnewzealand/
10. St Patrick’s College, Wellington, were crowned champions in two sports last week. As well as their junior and senior teams winning the NZSS Futsal Championships, their Senior Boys won the NZSS Handball Championships (pictured here). Wellington East Girls’ College (see softball above) won the Girls Handball tournament. Photo Credit: Jun Tanlayco Sports. More Photos at: http://juntanlaycosports.com/handball/2017/nzss_championship/presentation
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