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CBHS narrowly miss top four spot

TOP BALLERS: Rangi Ruru beat Christchurch Girls’ High 51-37 to claim the Whelan Trophy. PHOTO: RANGI RURU GIRLS’ SCHOOL

Rangi claim second basketball title in row „„ By Andrew King RANGI RURU Girls’ School have won back-to-back Whelan Trophy division one titles, beating rivals Christchurch Girls’ High 51-37 last week. Played at Cowles Stadium, it was a repeat of last year’s Canterbury secondary school basketball final and, once again, Rangi Ruru came out on top. The final score was very different to the 74-62 final last year, when they wrested the LOCATION ADVERT.pdf trophy offNEW CGHS. Rangi Ruru Alice Sproat was

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named MVP with nine points and 15 rebounds. She was backed up by Junior Tall Fern Esra McGoldrick’s 20-points and 17 rebounds. Rangi Ruru director of sport Jo Fogarty said there was a huge crowd there supporting the girls. “What an incredible atmosphere. That can really make all the difference to the game and I have no doubt that support played a part in Rangi’s decisive win this year,” she said. In the Whelan Trophy division two final St Margaret’s 1/05/2014 11:51:35 beat Avonside Girls’a.m. High 65-56 to claim the title.

„„ By Andrew King CHRISTCHURCH BOYS’ high have lost their second consecutive bid to make the top four after being beaten in Invercargill 36-31 by Southland Boys’ High on Saturday. A try to Southland fullback Ben Pope late in the game sealed the win, but the amount of extra time played by former international netball referee Jono Bredin was a big talking point. An extra 7min was played on top of regulation time.

SPORTS But CBHS coach Danny Porte said he “doesn’t want to get into that”. “It was frustrating. We did all we could and emptied the tank, it was one of the better performances we have had, he said. “But it was not quite enough in the end.” “They can be proud of how

League world cup prize inspires students „„ By Andrew King THE RUGBY League World Cup kicks off next month and last week north-west students got a look at what the Kiwis will be gunning for – the Paul Barrière Trophy. The competition will feature 14 men’s and six women’s international teams and be hosted in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Fendalton Open-Air School, Breens Intermediate and St Albans School all had the trophy pass through their doors, giving them a chance to have a look at international league’s top prize. Breens Intermediate principal Nikki Clarke said they were excited to welcome the trophy and hear from representatives from

INSPIRED: Fendalton pupils were able to have a look at the Paul Barrière Trophy up close last week.

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inspired to chase their dreams in sport,” she said. Fendalton’s teacher in charge of sport Karen Radovonich said the pupils were excited to see the treasured taonga. “The visit has inspired the Fendalton children. They are looking forward to participating in their own Rugby League World Cup tournament in term 4, where students will adopt a country, form teams, play games and manage and referee the competition,” she said. First held in 1954, the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be the 15th time the historic tournament has been played. The first of 28 games will begin on October 28, with the final to be played on December 2 at Brisbane Stadium.

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they played.” Porte wished Southland all the best in the upcoming top four competition. “I hope they do the South Island proud to prove we have a strong competition,” he said. In the South Island co-ed final St Andrew’s College beat Gore’s St Peter’s College 81-7 to move through to the top four.

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