Sunday, November 19, 2017

St Andrew’s volleyballers win title

St Andrew's College girls won their division at the junior volleyball championships during the weekend.

St Margaret’s hockey star wins top award

St Margaret's student Emily Wium cleaned up at the school's sports awards taking home both sportswoman of the year and outstanding sporting achievement.

Watch: Synchronised swimmers making waves

Smalls Strokes Synchro team placed third at the nationals, quite a feat when you consider they traion in a pool that is not deep enough due to the lack of facilities in Canterbury for the sport.

Watch: CBHS cricketers choose school over province

Christchurch Boys’ High’s top cricketers have been forced to choose between their school or Canterbury due to a calendar log jam caused by next year’s under-19 Cricket World Cup. There is even more at stake for those competing at both the First XI Cup tournament and national under-19 tournament this year. Following the tournaments New Zealand Cricket will name their squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup being hosted in New Zealand over January and February.

Brettkelly undone by champion again

For the second year running Hororata Golf Club's Dominic Brettkelly was eliminated from the New Zealand Amateur Championships by the tournament winner.

Records fall at Selwyn Running Festival

A number of records fell in Leeston at the weekend as just under 400 runners and walkers took part in the Selwyn Running Festival.

Watch: Action from the Canterbury Volleyball Junior Tournament

This weekend, volleyball teams from Canterbury schools are going head to head in the junior tournament. We headed down to catch the action.

Watch: Sensei on the verge of emotional opening to Cup Week

Trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman's horse Sensei will go into tomorrow's feature race at Riccarton as one of the hot favourites. The three-year-old colt was named in honour of Michael's son Jonny, who sadly took his own life during cup week four years ago.

Watch: Fancy footwork on display at Primary Schools Summer Tournament

Fancy footwork was on show during Kiwi Tag at the Primary Schools Summer Tournament for Year 7 and 8 pupils at South Hagley Park. The first game is Halswell School vs Cashmere Primary School game, followed by Te Waka Una School playing Rolleston School.

Milligan wins opening race of Toyota 86 championship

Prebbleton's Jack Milligan experienced a mixed bag of results at the opening round of the Toyota 86 Championship at Pukekohe at the weekend.

Top high school sporting talent recognised at prizegiving

Hockey, athletics and equestrian event wins are all reasons why Lincoln High School's Lucy Turner was crowned sportsperson of the year at the school awards.

Burnside High celebrates sporting success

Burnside High celebrated the success of their sporting stars at their annual awards recently held at the Aurora Centre.

Former teammates could meet on the international stage

Two former New Brighton rugby players could meet this month on the international stage.

Kiwis star Shaun Johnson makes Billy’s day

Not even a broken leg could dampen the spirits of seven-year-old Billy Spivey after meeting his favourite rugby league player Shaun Johnson last week.

Students make their mark at Halberg Junior Games

Two disabled athletes from Avonside Girls’ High School have recently made their mark at national events.

Parker tees up scholarship with top US golf college

Christchurch’s top teenage golfer will head to the United States in July after being scouted by an elite golfing programme. Tom Parker, 17, will play golf for the University of Oregon, which has been the best performing US college in the sport over the past two years.

Wharenui Gators: “You become a family”

Team members of a local basketball team say being a part of the Gators has helped them in other aspects of their lives.

Watch: Youth football skills on show at Year 5-6 tournament.

Pupils from a number of Christchurch Schools competed in Primary Sports Canterbury's annual Year 5 and 6 tournament.

Watch: No sight, no problem for blind bowlers

Blind bowls? Seems impossible - but don’t tell this group of extraordinary Cantabrians.

McCaw steps up for second go at GODZone

Richie McCaw will line up as part of the PwC Adventure Racing Team at the race being held in Te Anau and Fiordland in March 2018.