|Grace Apuwai-Bishop skipped her Kavanagh College team to its third NZ Secondary Schools title. Photo NZ Curling / Janyne Fletcher
8 Oct 2019 – Kavanagh College won their third consecutive Girls' title at the NZ Secondary School Curling Championships in Naseby last weekend.
Kavanagh and top qualifiers Maniototo Area School had met twice in the preliminary double round robin, securing a win apiece.
As top qualifiers, Maniototo qualified directly to the final. The Kavanagh side first played St Hilda's Collegiate in the sole semi-final, winning 7-2.
Maniototo made a big start in the Championship final, scoring three in the first end. However the Kavanagh side – sisters Grace and Temika Apuwai-Bishop, Lucy Armstrong and Elizabeth Audas – came right back to score five in the second end, followed by two consecutive steals.