The Bayfield High School senior boys volleyball team is now eighth in the country, up from 37th last year, following its success at the national secondary schools championships in Palmerston North late last term.
There will be more than one clash between international sides in Dunedin this year, as the city hosts the match between New Zealand and Australian schools in October.
When it comes to Otago secondary school cricket, it has been the likes of Otago Boys' High School, King's High School and even Kavanagh College which have dominated proceedings.
Calendar Today, tomorrow: New Zealand kayaking, Waipori. April 11: Otago netball camp, Alexandra; age-group golf, Alexandra.
Henry Boyle (16), of Mt Aspiring College, makes good time in the abseiling section of the South Island secondary schools adventure racing championships. Photo by Lynda Van Kempen. White caps on Lake Dunstan added extra excitement for competitors in the South Island secondary schools adventure racing championships at the weekend. The endurance race around Central Otago on Saturday attracted 23 teams and all 92 competitors completed the event, organiser Bill Godsall said.
The team has been training hard since the end of last year and is peaking with strong performances in its most recent outings.
Watts aiming for the world series with Black SoxBEN Watts is a prodigy who is helping lift Otago softball to new heights.
Alex Gorrie, from Kavanagh College, had an outstanding win in the 6km road race at the recent New Zealand secondary schools championships held in Timaru.
Columba College awards Blues were presented to reward excellence in sports at a recent evening function. Thirty-eight girls received badges for coaching junior Columba teams, while year 13 girls received acknowledgement for their contribution to sport.
The Kiwisport initiative will allow extra funding to be poured directly into Otago secondary schools. Sport Otago chief executive John Brimble explains.
Ryan Cambridge has never had to look far for inspiration - or a spare compass.
South Otago HS report The South Otago High School boys 1st XV, competing in the inaugural Zero Fees competition, was the headline act in the early part of the competition and exceeded all expectations.
South Island basketball The Otago Boys High School basketball team travelled to Nelson recently to defend its South Island title.
Seven of Otago's brightest hopes will represent New Zealand at the 2010 Australian Country Basketball Cup in Albury, New South Wales.
Wakatipu High School excelled against some of the most exclusive and largest schools in the major centres during the winter South Island and national Secondary Schools Tournament last week.
Christs College played with passion and finesse to beat Otago Boys 2-1 in the first round of the Rankin Cup national secondary schools tournament in Dunedin yesterday.
Matt Faddes has made almost every post a winner this season and the classy outside back from Balclutha still has a few items on his checklist before the 2009 season ends.
St Hildas takes on the resort town teams Last Friday, three teams of keen young snow shredders and speedsters entered the Otago-Southland Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships at the Cardrona Ski Resort.
The gap narrowed in the last lap and Rebekah Greene was forced to pull out the stops to hold on to her lead and give St Hildas a slim win in the senior girls race at the Otago secondary schools road relay at Kings High School yesterday.
The University Oval will host seven secondary school finals on Saturday, and a key game in the Highlanders First XV competition.