Lone goal good enough for SGHS
College Sport writer Jamie Searle completes his wrap of this week's winter tournament action from around the country. --------------------
Jenny Hair Cup - girls' hockey
Southland Girls' High School beat St Peter's College 1-0 in the final at Oamaru yesterday.
St Peter's College official Hayley Ward said both teams played well.
"Both teams had quite a bit of attack," Ward said.
"They snuck one past us and we couldn't get one past them."
Twelve teams took part in the competition.
South Island mixed hockey
Wakatipu High School and St Peter's College were the only southern teams in action at Ashburton on the final day.
They played each other for seventh and eighth places, with Wakatipu winning 1-0 after Ayden Boyd produced the decisive goal.
Jenny McDonald Cup - girls' hockey
Cromwell College finished sixth in the competition after losing 2-6 to Waitaki Girls' High School in Cromwell.
Dunstan High School wound up eighth after losing 1-2 to Massey High School.
Audrey Timlin Cup - girls' hockey
Gore High School yesterday lost 0-4 to Sacred Heart Hamilton to finish eighth in Christchurch.
Coaches Cup - boys' hockey
Verdon College finished eighth after losing their last game 1-2 to St Kevin's College in Greymouth.
Johnson Cup - boys' hockey
Southland Boys' High School and James Hargest College did battle in Timaru yesterday, with the former winning 2-0. Boys' High and Hargest finished 11th and 12th, respectively.
Jim Wishart tournament - football
Wakatipu High School finished ninth in the South Island boys' football tournament in Christchurch.
The competition wound up yesterday, with Wakatipu High beating Ashburton College in a penalty shootout. The scores were locked at 1-1 after regulation time.
Wakatipu High landed five penalties to Ashburton Colleges' three.
Wakatipu High manager Ken McIntyre said Simon Read, Jake Johnson, Kieran McIntyre and Hamish Clark were big contributors in his team.
"We only lost one match and we're pretty happy with how we played," McIntyre said.
Linwood Cup - boys' football
Papanui High School proved too strong for Upper Hutt College in yesterday's final in Invercargill, with the Christchurch team winning 3-1.
Southland Boys' High School and James Hargest College clashed in the playoff for third and fourth. James Hargest made the most of their opportunities to win 6-3.
New Zealand rugby league
Southland Boys' High School lost their final game of the national secondary schools rugby league tournament yesterday but won't come home empty handed.
Competing at the national finals in Auckland for the first time, Boys' High lost to Howick 36-10 but were awarded the NZRL More Than Just a Game Award for their performances on and off the field.
The Southland Times