Report: Winter Tournament Week (Day 3)
The Premier Badminton team won both of their matches on Wednesday. The first was hard-fought against highly ranked Macleans College(4-2) and the second was a more comfortable victory over Palmerston North Boys High School (6-0). These two wins put the team in a good position of earning a medal at nationals, with only one game remaining in the round-robin competition format, which concludes today (Thursday).
The Premier Basketball team began their Regional Championship run with comfortable wins over Pakuranga College (75-42) and Northcote College (89-25). The team play Howick College and Mount Albert Grammar School today.
The 1st XI Football team only had one game on Wednesday where they managed to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday to win well (5-2) against Rathkeale College. The team plays Waimea College today (Thursday).
On Wednesday afternoon, the 1st XI Hockey team beat Hamilton Boys High School in a penalty shoot-out to progress to the top eight and the quarter-finals of the Rankin Cup. In a close game, the team conceded in the third quarter but struck two goals midway through the fourth quarter to take a 2-1 lead. In the dying seconds of the game, Hamilton equalised via a penalty stroke, to send the game to penalties, which the team won. The team will now play St Paul’s Collegiate School in the quarter-finals today (Thursday).
The Under Rugby team continued their good form yesterday to win their quarter-final (23-13) against Rotorua Boys’ High School. The team progresses to the semi-finals today where they will play tournament hosts Christchurch Boys’ High School, in what promises to be an exciting encounter.
Following their success in claiming the National Teams Title, the Premier Table Tennis team continued their strong form in the Individual Championships yesterday (Wednesday). Form 6 student T. Choi won the National U15 title defeating fellow team member Form 4 student P. Jajal in four sets in the final. In the Under 19 division, Form 4 student H. Han finished the tournament well to earn the bronze medal, and the School’s fourth medal overall, in a tense, four-set third and fourth playoff match.