Canterbury schools win at tournament week

Middleton Grange secured the South Island Secondary Schools' basketball title to go with the Canterbury crown from a fortnight ago. Photo: Supplied.
Middleton Grange secured the South Island Secondary Schools' basketball title to go with the Canterbury crown from a fortnight ago. Photo: Supplied.
Winter tournament week came to a close with Canterbury schools proving they could match it with the best around New Zealand.

Basketball
Middleton Grange backed-up their Canterbury secondary school title by claiming the South Island title at Nelson's Saxton Stadium.

Middleton Grange beat St Andrew's College 94-75 in the decider.

Cashmere High School finished third, while Shirley Boys' High finished fourth and all four teams will head to the national secondary school tournament in a fortnight.

Christchurch Girls' High School won the South Island girls' title, beating Otago Girls' High School in the final 77-45.

Rangi Ruru finished third after pipping Middleton Grange 52-45.

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St Andrew's College finished fifth and Rangiora High School sixth.

Rolleston College finished second in the under-17 tournament at Christchurch's Cowles Stadium.

It was Rolleston's first tilt at the tournament and they lost to Wakatipu High School 73-54 in the decider.

Hillmorton High School finished third at the Single A South Island boys' competition at the Westland Recreation Centre.

Hornby High School finished fourth at the Single A girls' tournament after losing the third place playoff 71-50 to Geymouth High School.

Christchurch Girls' High School won the South Island girls' basketball title in Nelson making it a  clean sweep of South Island titles for Canterbury schools. Photo: Supplied.
Christchurch Girls' High School won the South Island girls' basketball title in Nelson making it a clean sweep of South Island titles for Canterbury schools. Photo: Supplied.
Rugby

Christchurch Girls' High School made the national secondary school girls' national final.

They beat Onehunga High School 57-7 in the semi-final before going down 58-7 to Hamilton Girls' High School in the final.

Hockey

Christchurch Boys' High School was the best placed boys team at the national Rankin Cup competition finishing sixth.

St Andrew's College finished eighth, Christ's College finished 11th.

St Bede's College won the India Shield and earned a national ranking of 17 in the process.

Burnside High School finished 22nd.

Christchurch Girls' High School were runners-up in the Federation Cup tournament in Auckland, earning a no. 2 ranking nationally in the process.

The team lost the final 1-0 to St Cuthberts College.

St Margaret's College finished third after a 3-2 win on penalty strokes against Diocesan School for Girls.

Rangi Ruru finished seventh, St Andrews managed eighth.

Villa Maria College finished 18th nationally and earned a silver medal at the Marie Fry tournament after losing on penalty strokes to Westlake Girls' High School.

Burnside High School finished 22nd.

Cashmere High School finished third at the Johnson Cup in Invercargill, Shirley Boys' High School finished seventh

Lincoln High School won the Coaches Cup in Ashburton by beating Nelson's Nayland College 4-3 on penalty strokes.

St Bede's finished eighth at the Galletly Cup in Oamaru.

Marian College finished ninth in the Audrey Timlin Memorial tournament at Timaru.

Papanui High School finished ninth at the Jenny McDonald Cup in Cromwell while Avonside Girls' High School managed 11th, Middleton Grange were 13th and Riccarton High School 16th.

St Margaret's were runners-up at the Chris Arthur Cup at Stratford.

Villa Mari were fifth, Rangi Ruru sixth and Christchurch Girls' High School ninth.

Football

St Thomas' of Canterbury were the best placed Canterbury boys school at the premier tournament at Napier

They finished 17th after a 2-1 win over Wellington's St Patrick's High School.

Burnside finished 23rd, Cashmere 24th and Christ's College 26th while Selwyn finished 31st.

St Andrew's College finished 25th at the premier girls' tournament at Christchurch, while Lincoln managed 29th.

Middleton Grange finished 10th at the Rex Dawkins tournament at Taupo while St Bede's finished 11th.

St Andrew's won the Malcom Cowie tournament at Papakura, beating Waitakere 3-1 in the final

Christchurch Girls' High School were runners-up at the Kathy Seaward tournament at Whangarei after a 1-0 loss to Glendowie College.

Selwyn finished sixth at the same tournament.

Avonside Girls finished eighth at the Grant Jarvis tournament at Wellington.

Marian College won the Gary Sowden tournament at Timaru's Sir Basil Arthur Park on Thursday after a 3-0 win over Cashmere High School in the final, on Thursday..

Rangi Ruru finished seventh. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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