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