The Taieri College year 9 A team won all nine of its games to
win the South Island Secondary Schools' Development
Tournament in Christchurch last week.
Taieri College teacher Karen Rosevear said it was the first
time an Otago or Southland team had won either the year 9 or
year 10 sections.
Year 9 A defeated Christchurch Girls' High School 24-22 in
Two Taieri College teams took part in last week's tournament.
The tournament is held every year across three sections; year
10, year 9 and a combined section.
Fifty-five schools competed.
Taieri College 10 A won six of its nine games, finishing
It was the fourth top Otago school.
Ms Rosevear said all games were tight with close scores in
''The final was a particularly tense game, befitting a
final,'' she said.
In the Taieri Year 9 final against Christchurch Girls', the
first quarter saw the scores tied at 6-6 and the half-time
score was 13-11 to Taieri.
An equally narrow third quarter saw Taieri go into the final
quarter leading 18-15.
''Christchurch Girls' came back strongly in the final
''It was a relief . . . when the final whistle went.''