The Mahurangi College First XV topped off its season by winning the Rugby by the Beach tournament as part of 2018 Winter Tournament Week.
The annual event sees students compete in 17 sporting codes at venues across the country.
The rugby team was unbeaten when it wrapped up the North Harbour 1B Championship last month and upheld that record after a further five matches during tournament week.
Wins included a 31-5 semi-final victory over Katikati College and an 18-5 finals victory over Tauhara College.
Rodney College netball players.
Rodney College’s golf team at Palmerston North.
Pale Vaotangi, Toby Swann-McKay, Cooper Rodden and Nation Pareta all made the ‘tournament team’.
However, other Mahurangi teams struggled during the week, with Boys First XI Hockey coming 10th in the Mayhill Cup draw.
Nevertheless, highlights included a last-minute goal to beat Kapiti College 5-4, a 2-1 win over Orewa College and Jordon Thomas coming out as fifth top goal scorer in the competition.
Girls First XI Hockey had a similar fate in the Chica Gilmar Trophy competition, finishing 13th. A 7-1 win over Botany Downs Secondary College was their standout performance.
Boys First XI Football finished up 18th out of 24 teams in the Malcolm Cowie draw, with a 3-0 win over Whakatane High School and a 6-1 win over Rototuna Junior High School, their best results.
Girls First XI Football came 12th in the Maurice Hulme competition, with just one 2-1 win over St Oran’s College.
Mahurangi also fielded a Boys U14 Football team that finished 18th, after losing to Tauranga Boys’ College 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.
The Senior Netball side retained a position in B Grade again this year, finishing up 25th, three spots outside of the relegation zone.
Rodney College Senior Netball team avoided relegation from C Grade by just one place after beating Te Aroha College 30-27 in extra time.
Player Grace Oldfield also made the tournament team, made up of the best 10 players from C Grade, which consisted of 32 teams.
First XI Boys Hockey finished up 10th in the North Island Mixed Tournament, with three wins and three losses.
Good results included a 9-2 thrashing of Putaruru College and a 4-2 win over Taradale High School. Captain Jarod Tantrum was the competition’s second highest scorer with 11 goals.
Rodney also fielded a four-man golf team in the NOMADS NZ Secondary Schools Final.
The team struggled against tough conditions, but finished 15th, one place better than last year, with Tarrin Rous shooting the best total of 161 over 36 holes.
Otamatea High School Senior Netball also narrowly survived relegation, coming out two spots clear in C Grade in 26th place.