11 Results for month: 03/2015

Karapoti won, now for the Crankworx

Precocious mountainbiker Eden Cruise takes on another challenge this week. Cruise will compete at the Crankworx festival in Rotorua, which doubles as the opening round of the world enduro series. Downhill racing is not Cruise’s speciality and he has little idea of the strength of the European challenge at Rotorua but hopes to be competitive […]

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Talented Watson leaves others in her wake

Give Danielle Watson a stick, a paddle or a bat and she will handle it well. The multi-talented Tawa College student has been able to shine at kayaking, hockey and cricket. Watson, 15, was a member of the Tawa College first XI who won the national secondary schools cricket title in December, and was this […]

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Top young sailor Gautrey turns triathlete

The sailor has become a triathlete. Henry Gautrey is now spending more time in the swimming pool than on the harbour. The 15-year-old Hutt International student has represented New Zealand in yachting, in the optimist class, but triathlon is now his main sport and sailing has “gone out the door.” He decided he needed to […]

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Power seeks big finale at NI championship

Ben Power knows what he wants this weekend. The Hutt International first XV captain, who moonlights as a top class thrower during the summer, will farewell the athletics season at the North Island secondary schools championships in Auckland. The 17-year-old has set PBs for both the shot put and the discus this month and is […]

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Sculler Thomas Cummack hopes 361-day season ends in gold

Wellington College rower Thomas Cummack is not afraid of hard work. The Wellington College rower took just four days off after the 2014 Maadi Cup regatta and has barely missed a day’s training since. “It’s been a 361-day season,” the 16-year-old said. “I even got up early to go for a run on Christmas day, […]

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HIBS impress ahead of regional tournament Gillette Cup

An impressive dress rehearsal suggests that Hutt International might be centre stage in the regional Gillette Cup tournament next week. HIBS, who won both the premier one final and the Gillette tournament last year, made a slow start to 2015, losing two of their first three matches in the premier grade. They lost to St […]

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Sacred Heart’s Lani Manusina has heart set on top-16

Lani Manusina is aiming to end her school volleyball career on a high. The Sacred Heart star will be attending her fourth national secondary schools’ tournament, in Palmerston North next week, and wants her side to make the top 16. Manusina was a member of the 2012 Sacred Heart team which made the top 16 but […]

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Phoebe Edwards saves her best for last at Australian champs

Another Australian title and three personal bests for Phoebe Edwards at the Australian junior championships in Sydney. The Wellington East athlete won gold in the under-18 high jump, after winning the under-17 title a year earlier, and also finished fourth in the under-18 long jump. Edwards had to clear a career-high 1.79m, 2cm above the […]

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Tuffin heads strong Silverstream effort

Kenneth Tuffin led by example at the weekend. The St Pat’s Silverstream head boy and first XI captain showcased his skills with an impressive double as Silverstream knocked over Wellington College in their premier youth clash. Tuffin, who also excels at athletics and basketball, scored 125 not out – his first premier youth century – […]

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Wellington College clinch McEvedy Shield

You can’t beat the McEvedy on a good day. Wellington College co-captain Robbie Delany described his school’s McEvedy Shield triumph yesterday as the best day of his life: “There’s nothing in the world like winning the McEvedy. It’s a feeling like nothing else I’ve felt in my life. “It’s been four years too long and […]

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