Canterbury schools make their mark during tournament week

Marian College celebrate winning the Gary Sowden football tournament. Photo: Supplied
Marian College celebrate winning the Gary Sowden football tournament. Photo: Supplied
Several Canterbury secondary schools are making their mark at South Island and national competitions during winter tournament week.

Netball

Christchurch Girls' High School have been crowned South Island Secondary School netball champions after a tense 29-27 win over Dunedin's St Hilda's Collegiate at Nelson Saxton Stadium on Thursday.

Villa Maria finished third after beating fellow semi-finalist Ashburton College 39-30 while St Margaret's College finished fifth and grabbed the last national secondary school competition qualification spot with a 36-34 win over St Margaret's.

Table Tennis

Burnside High School won their third consecutive national secondary schools' table tennis title, in Tauranga.

The Burnside High School team defeated Auckand's Macleans College in the final.

Rugby

The Christ's College under-15 rugby team won their South Island competition, beating Timaru Boys' High School 17-12 in a wet final at Christ's College.
 

Football

Marian College's first XI won the Gary Sowden tournament at Timaru's Sir Basil Arthur Park, beating Cashmere High School 3-0 in the decider.

Kate Taylor scored twice while Ruby Crowther scored once.

St Thomas' of Canterbury is guaranteed to be the highest placed Canterbury school at the Lotto premier boys tournament as they will play-off for 17th today against Wellington's St Patrick's College.

Shirley Boys' High School won the Jim Wishart tournament in Blenheim by beating Wakatipu High School 3-0 in the final.

Burnside High School will be the best-placed Canterbury girls' team at their premier tournament as they will play-off for 19th against Cambridge's St Peter's College.

Christchurch Girls' High School play in the final of the Kathy Seaward tournament at 1pm today in Whangarei.

Hockey

St Bede's will take on Whanganui High School today in the semi-finals of the India Shield for a spot in Saturday's final in Christchurch,

St Margaret's College and Christchurch Girls' High School will meet today in the semifinals of the Federation Cupat Auckland

Villa Maria College will play St Kentigern College in the final four today of the Marie Fry Trophy at Auckland.