300605 0110Thomas Lowe . Photo Sarah McNallyAshburton College student Thomas Lowe takes careful aim in a shooting match against Rangiora High School yesterday. The college team came out on top 91.1-85.0. Ashburton College won a tight sports exchange with Rangiora High School yesterday winning seven of the 15 disciplines tested and drawing another two. The college hosted badminton, senior netball, rugby, junior soccer and shooting, while teams traveling to Rangiora competed in basketball, equestrian, golf, squash, senior soccer and junior netball. The girls' badminton team won their doubles 2-0 and drew the singles 2-2 while the A netball team had an easy 34-11 win and the Bs a narrow loss 22-27. The Year 10 netball teams drew 28-28 and the Year 9 clash was won by Rangiora 38-25. Rangiora won the golf 3-2 and the girls' rugby 65-5, while Ashburton salvaged pride with a 4-3 win in squash, and comfortable wins for the shooters and the equestrians 121-97. The college basketball A team went down 61-93, while the Bs won 55-26. The soccer ended even, the boys drawing 3-3, the junior boys' clash won by Ashburton 4-3 and the girls by Rangiora 6-3.

© The Ashburton Guardian - June 2005

110609 CR 082Ashburton College Boy's A basketball captain Matthew Trott manoeuvres the ball around his Rangiora opposition during yesterday's match. Played at the Ashburton College large gym, Rangiora took out the game 79-54. Photo Carmen Rooney.It was a day of victories for Ashburton College yesterday. The school ended the day as champions over Rangiora after their interschool, multi-sport exchange. Of the 15 activities played, Ashburton College won eight, and drew two; allowing Rangiora to only muster 5 wins. Though the results may have swung in their favour, the event was an overall success on its own, said Ashburton College sports co-coordinator Deborah Kell. "It went really well and was one of our biggest exchanges ever." About 100 college students travelled to Rangiora, while approximately the same amount stayed to compete at the college, she said. Seven of the events, including hockey and chess, were held in Ashburton. The full results are as follows: Basketball: Boys A, 79-54 to Rangiora. Chess, 55 ½ - 11 ½ to Ashburton. Football: Boys 1st XV, 3-1 to Rangiora; Junior Boys, 2-1 to Ashburton. Hockey: Girls 1st XV, 7-0 to Ashburton. Netball: A Team, 42-32 to Ashburton. B Team, 24-30 to Ashburton. Year 10A, 37-20 to Ashburton. Year 9 A 21-19 to Rangiora. Rugby: 1st XV Boys, 38-24 to Rangiora. 1st XV Girls, 14-14 draw. U14 Boys, 55-20 to Ashburton. U15 Boys: 15-15 draw. Shooting: co-ed: 742.26-737.9 to Rangiora. Squash: co-ed, 9-1 to Ashburton. Ashburton College has two exchanges per year with Rangiora, in winter and summer.

By Jane Kingan © The Ashburton Guardian - June 2009

220813 DW 111Ashburton College's Tessa Morrison lines up a shot over the Rangiora defence during yesterday's inter-school sports exchange. Photo Donna Wylie.Ashburton College dominated their annual winter sports exchange with Rangiora High School yesterday. Ashburton hosted all of the 14 matchups and won 10, losing three with one draw. On the basketball court the Ashburton senior boys' won 52-43 and the junior boys 74-50. The under 15 rugby went the way of the hosts 39-29 and the Ashburton 2nd XV won 27-13. The Ashburton squash team won 4-0 at the Ashburton Squash Club. The Ashburton boys' football 1st XI won 4-2 but the girls' went down 0-1. The girls' hockey was a 1-1 draw but the Ashburton boys' had a 10-1 rout over Rangiora. Ashburton won the 9A netball 36-26, the 10A netball 27-26 and the senior B 39-26 but Rangiora won the A-team clash 35-27. The shooting had Rangiora more on target to take the win. The college sports field will be quiet next week for practise exams before teams spread out across the south Island for the annual winter tournament week.

By Jonathan Leask © The Ashburton Guardian - June 2013