SISS water polo success Following the success of the Columba junior team winning the South Island year 9 and 10 tournament in Invercargill at the end of last year, eight players from that successful team combined with five senior girls to make up the 13-player team to compete in the South Island tournament in Christchurch.
Despite the recent weather, weekly competitions in touch, cricket, volleyball, tennis and softball are under way for the year. The orienteering series has also started and race four is this evening at Waldronville.
Columba College won the South Island secondary schools tournament in Christchurch last weekend with a 4-1 win over Christchurch Girls High School in the final.
Kaikorai Valley College will make its third trip in as many years to the national touch championships next month.
Two Dunedin athletes will represent New Zealand at the Pacific Schools Games in Canberra which start on November 30.
Country coaching visits The term four country coaching visits are now completed with pupils from all 11 country schools benefiting from specialist coaching in a variety of sports - tennis, cricket, golf, athletics and touch. The regional sporting organisations, together with Sport Otago, continue to give great support to this programme. Road race
The South Island secondary schools ice hockey tournament was played over four days during tournament week at the Dunedin Ice Stadium.
Ben Mackay started playing basketball as "little fella", but cracked the big time this month when he was named in the New Zealand under-17 Koru team.
Seventy-six teams, 91 umpires and an excellent indoor facility contributed to a very successful South Island secondary schools netball tournament in Dunedin in the first week of September.
The week in secondary school sport.
Wrestling: Pupils from Taieri College competed in the national wrestling championships held in Mosgiel recently. Athletes from the college who gained medals were: Macayla Moore, first 12-13...
Fran Myers-Baird (Otago Girls High School) fell into race-walking by accident only 20 months ago but will represent New Zealand in the event in November.
Five teams from Otago were involved in the Girls Rugby Festival, which took place at St Kevins, Oamaru, in the July break.