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 ... More

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 that is ... More

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 ... More

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 ... More

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: More

Bolt from the blue cleans up in the sprints

The chant went up for Usain Bolt at Newtown Park yesterday. "Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt" the St Pat's Town supporters chanted as Alex Haye ran away from his rivals in the 400m to complete a clean sweep of the open sprints. "People have been starting to call me that this year," said Haye, who was born in England but has a ... More

Boxer Ryan Scaife won’t be beaten to punch at McEvedy Shield

Ryan Scaife is fighting fit for the McEvedy Shield. Scaife, an outstanding amateur boxer, will captain the St Pat's Silverstream McEvedy Shield team next week. He has fought at the world youth boxing championships but gets as nervous at the McEvedy start line as he does before entering the ring. "It's a different type of ... More

McEvedy Shield can’t come quick enough for St Pat’s sprinter Alex Haye

Alex Haye intends to lead from the front next week. The McEvedy Shield ignited Haye's running career and the St Pat's Town sprinter hopes that both he and his school can reach new heights at Newtown Park on Tuesday. Haye and Rusi Jagose-Dickens will jointly captain a Town team that is seeking a fourth successive McEvedy ... More

Troy Johnson, ‘Kane Williamson’ of HIBS, scores big again

Troy Johnson has celebrated a 100 with a century. The Hutt International head boy marked his 100th game for the first XI by scoring 131 against Scots College in their premier youth clash last weekend. It was also the middle leg of a hat-trick of centuries for the New Zealand under-19 squad member. Johnson began his rich ... More

Easy win falls short of Edwards’ ambition

Phoebe Edwards had mixed feelings after retaining her national under-18 heptathlon title, in Hamilton, at the weekend. The Wellington East athlete was almost 700 points ahead of her nearest rival but while happy to add another title, she failed in her quest for a personal best. Edwards recorded 4710 points compared to her ... More