Stu­dents claim Koru medals

Northern Outlook - - OUT & ABOUT - JONATHAN LEASK

North Can­ter­bury schools con­tested the 2017 Koru Games in the Sel­wyn Dis­trict last week.

Now in its fourth year, the Koru Games had grown from a five sport event with 1000 com­peti­tors to 11 events and more than 2100 year 7/8 stu­dents from around the South Is­land.

Five north Can­ter­bury schools sent con­tin­gents south for the three days of com­pe­ti­tion in var­i­ous sport­ing codes.

Ash­grove had sev­eral podium fin­ishes.

The girls bas­ket­ball team beat Mid­dle­ton 12-7 to win gold while the boys fin­ished fourth.

The girls foot­ball team lost the fi­nal 0-2 against Cash­mere. The mixed ta­ble ten­nis team came sec­ond, while it was a bronze medal for both the boys vol­ley­ball and mixed ten­nis teams.

Ran­giora Bor­ough had ta­ble ten­nis gold medals af­ter the RB Bash­ers never lost a match over the three days. The boys foot­ball team in­ished with a sil­ver medal af­ter a 0-1 loss to St Thomas.

Ox­ford Area School’s suc­cess came on the greens at the lawn bowls, where Libby Harris and Al­ize Wil­son won sil­ver in the girls’ pairs with Courtney Si­b­ley and Casey An­der­son tak­ing the bronze.

Ox­ford AS also won the fair play award and re­ceived a set of bowls for the school.

Swan­nanoa and Wood­end had sev­eral teams but were un­able to se­cure a podium fin­ish.

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Ash­grove’s girls foot­ball team fin­ished with a sil­ver medal at the Koru Games

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