Manukau Courier : November 18th 2010
20 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 SPORT South tops on the water at regatta They're off: Crews power into action. In the lead: A McAuley High School crew leaves an opponent in their wake during the Auckland junior secondary schools' waka championship at Orakei Basin last Saturday. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Jostling: An Epsom Girls Grammar School crew edges ahead of McAuley High School. Paddling hard: A De La Salle College crew gives it all they got. By ALAN APTED In sync: A De La Salle College crew hard at work during the Auckland junior secondary schools waka championship. South Auckland schools continued their domination of the Auckland junior secondary schools' waka ama regatta at Orakei Basin last Saturday. They won four of the five titles and added three second silver medals and five bronze to that haul. De La Salle College, under the guidance of coach Marie Anderson, captured the boys' division one championship. They added two bronze medals when they combined with Epsom Girls Grammar for third placings in division two mixed and the W12 mixed. The division two championship was an all-south Auckland affair. Papakura High School proved the surprise package by edging out The Manurewa High School and South- ern Cross Campus. Papatoetoe High School and James Cook High School were the other division two successes. Papatoetoe won the mixed cham- pionship and James Cook the W12, an event where outriggers are strapped together and paddled by a crew of 12. It's the first time the W12 has been raced at the regatta. James Cook won a bronze in the girls' division one final, and McAuley High School crews won sil- ver and bronze in the girls' division two. See www.phototek.co.nz/ waka_ama.html for the waka ama action in pictures and on video.
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