Championships a winner
Hundreds flocked to the Tokoroa netball courts on Saturday for the start of the Bill Gray Memorial Netball Championships.
There were predictable wins in the Premier Division with top of the table United Force defeating Forest View High School 63-19.
Meanwhile, Eagles only just scraped through against Tokoroa Nemesis 48-41.
Nemesis had a good start winning the first quarter 12-10. But by halftime the Eagles showed their class and took the lead 27-21.
That surge proved to be vital for the experienced side because they only increased their lead by one point by fulltime.
In the other premiere match THS A were ahead for the entire game against Panthers, taking the game 51-42.
In the A Grade Putaruru College Junior A, Putaruru College A, Forestland Falcons and Mangakino Hawkettes remain unbeaten.
This year there will be a trophy for difference between goals scored for and goals scored against. In the A Reserve Grade, Tokoroa High School B, Tokoroa Intermediate year 8 Magic and Tokoroa High School Junior B are unbeaten.
The B Grade has Forest View High School B, Tokoroa Intermediate year 8 Mystics and Tokoroa Intermediate year 8 Pulse unbeaten.
The B Reserve Grade has Tainui Magic, Tokoroa Intermediate year 7 Pearls and Tokoroa Intermediate year 7 Emeralds are unbeaten.