Otago Boys High School curlers 2011

13 Oct 2011 – Otago Boys High School has successfully defended the NZ Secondary Schools Curling title it won last year.

The Dunedin side of Byron Dodge, Sam Blakely, Joe Anderson and Josh Wyber beat Long Bay College 8-3 in the Boys final at the NZ Schools Championship in Auckland this week.

As in the earlier round robin game between these teams, the scores were level after four of the eight ends but the southerners were too consistent in the final half of the game.

Read more: Otago Boys defend NZ Schools title

Henderson High Girls

22 Sep 2011 – Henderson High School added the Girl's Auckland Secondary Schools title to their North Island Schools crown at the Auckland finals night at Paradice Avondale on 15 September.

Waverley Taylor, Maria Anderson, Shelley Addison-Bell and Nicola Duncan held off the challenge of Massey High School to win their final 8-2.

Read more: Double for Henderson HS

Long Bay College Mixed
Mixed champions, Long Bay College

6 Oct 2009 – The NZ Secondary School Curling Championships concluded with Finals night at Paradice Avondale Ice Rink, Auckland last evening. The event commenced at 6:00am on Saturday morning with a 6 hour session and continued Sunday at the same time.

It was run in two pools of five teams, with the first two in each pool entering crossover semifinals and the next two playing off for minor placings and overall standings.

Read more: Epsom, Kelston, Long Bay top NZ schools

2009 Auckland SS Boys
Boys medalists Massey High School, Long Bay College and winners Kelston Boys High School

27 Sep 2009 – The 2009 Auckland Secondary Schools curling competition wound up at Paradice Avondale on Thursday night with some music, social points games, a draw to the button competition and the presentation of trophies to the winning teams.

Read more: Auckland Schools prizegiving

Henderson High School

3 Sep 2009 – Excellent curling, outstanding sportsmanship and unbelievable tension were all present during the conclusion of the 2009 North Island Secondary Schools Curling Championships at Paradice Avondale today.

Remarkably, all three finals – Mixed, Girls and Boys – were decided by a draw to the button after each was tied when the clock ran out.

And in each game a repeat draw was necessary as nerves struck, and all stones were outside the house after the first draw from each side.

Read more: Three finals, three draws to button at NI School champs

Super Streaker
Liz Matthews wasn't expecting this when she took her camera out to get some action shots...

24 Jul 2009 – It happens all the time at one day cricket. It happened in the curling Bronze medal game at the Turin Olympics, and now it's happened in the eighth round of the Auckland School Curling competition.

Just as the first end was getting underway at Paradice last night, a masked streaker leapt the barrier onto the ice and tobogganed across the four sheets.

He then scrambled over the barrier on the far side before disappearing out into a wet Auckland night.

Read more: Maximum exposure for Auckland Schools curling
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