Manukau Courier : March 7th 2014
www.manukaucourier.co.nz SPORT MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 7, 2014 7 Hard out: The De La Salle College and Auckland Girls’ Grammar School’s mixedW12500 crew race for gold. Photo: PHOTOTEK Brothers: Joe Vainepoto, left, and Desmond Daniels of Tangaroa College won silver and gold. De La Salle paddlers set the pace By ALAN APTED De La Salle College’s under19 waka ama crew finished the Auckland Secondary School Waka Ama Championships last Saturday with their reputations enhanced and their stocks for the coming national championships on the rise. Captain Jake Bartley, Renato Pitesa, Wilson Felise, Leonard Pailate, Joe Ropati and Siaosi Fasavalu won every race they entered and came home with three gold medals. They won the W6 250 and the W6 500 and teamed up with Auckland Girls’ Grammar to win the mixed W12 500. Their results delighted Marie Anderson who set up waka ama at De La Salle in 2006. ‘‘The under-19 crew were absolutely fantastic. ‘‘Their results augur well for the nationals coming up late this month. They’re peaking at the right time.’’ Anderson says the success of the programme has plenty to do with the students’ involvement at the club level and De La Salle’s commitment to the sport. Bartley, Felise, Fasavalu and Pailate paddle for the Manukau Outrigger Canoe Club, one of the country’s premier clubs. Pitesa and Ropati are with the Cook Island Outrigger Go to manukaucourier.co.nz to see more photos of the championships. Association. Anderson says that involvement gives the crew an edge. ‘‘The school’s decision to invest in two waka has also had an impact. ‘‘It’s allowed our crews to paddle alongside and learn from more experienced crews at the Manukau club,’’ he says. De La Salle old boy Soa- kimi Talia’uli had a big part to play in the success. He is a member of Manu- Chuffed: The De La Salle College team celebrates. kau’s Vaka Manu crew and he has had the crew under his wing as they prepare for nationals. Brothers Desmond Dan- iels and Joe Vainepoto of Tangaroa College, Deidre Hills and Mercedez HonaTangaroa of McAuley High School and Tuatahi Mihaka of Mangere College were among the individual medal winners. Daniels won gold in the U16 boys W1 500 and brother Joe won silver in the under-19 boys’ W1 500. Both now paddle for the Cook Island Outrigger Association. Joe won two golds and a silver at the New Zealand nationals in January when he was with Manukau Outriggers. Hills and Hona-Tangaroa were first and second in the under-19 girls W1 500 while Mihaka, who paddles for the Tamaki Outrigger Canoe Club, was third in the under16 girls’ W1 500. The secondary school nationals will be held on the Blue Lake in Rotorua, starting on March 25. Papatoetoe have payback on their minds By ALAN APTED A victory over Howick Pakuranga in their Auckland club cricket two-day match tomorrow will be the icing on the cake for Papatoetoe’s premier cricketers. Gareth Shaw’s men don’t need the win – they’ve already secured their place in the top eight for next season’s Hedley Howarth Trophy with two rounds to go. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to waltz up and go through the motions. They might be tempted to ease up against any other side Century: Papatoetoe fast bowler Ollie Pringle scored his first century in premier grade cricket against Grafton last Saturday. but against Howick Pakuranga, their eastern neighbours and longtime nemesis, that’s not going to happen. Besides, they also have a four-game winning streak they want to extend. Manager John Lee says Papatoetoe is out for some payback. ‘‘They’ve had the wood on us in the two-dayers. We beat them in the onedayers this season but they beat us in the twodayer, a result that knock us out of the top four. ‘‘We owe them.’’ Papatoetoe secured their position in the top eight for next season with a convincing first innings win over Grafton at the Papatoetoe Recreation Ground last Saturday. Papatoetoe had a one- run lead and first innings points in the bag when they resumed their innings on 135-6. Grafton were out to make a game of it with the Papatoetoe tail exposed. But a maiden century by fast bowler Ollie Pringle and cameos from Stephen Money and Nadeep Ajula put the game out of reach. Pringle, an opening bowler who is enjoying as fine a season with the bat as he is with the ball, came in at number eight and blazed 17 fours off 152 deliveries for his 103. Money made 46 and Ajula, who took 3-62 in Grafton’s first innings, was unbeaten on 59. With a deficit of 217, Grafton’s only option was to bat the day out. They were 287-8 at stumps. Scoreboard: Grafton 134 (Aminder Sohal 4-39, Ollie Pringle 2-46, Luke Istead 3-22) and 287-8 lost to (Ollie Pringle 2-65, Bhupinder Singh 2-73, Nadeep Ajula 3-62) lost to Papatoetoe 351-9 dec (Ollie Pringle 103, Caleb Brookland 64, Stephen Money 46, A Ajula 59 n/o) on the first innings. Candidate 2014 General Election New Zealand First Party Nominations for the selection of New Zealand First Candidates for the 2014 General Election will be open from Saturday the 1st of March 2014 and will be received from New Zealand First Members by New Zealand First Headquarters up to the Monday 31st March 2014. Nomination forms for specific electorates and details regarding procedures may be obtained from: www.nzfi rstparty.org.nz Authorised by A. R. Martin, 13A Brown Rd, Warkworth, Auckland 0910 09 422 2370 5958318AA Ready, set: Manurewa High School’s under-16W12500 crew await the gun. Photo: PHOTOTEK Focused: Rico Mihaka awaits the call for his Mangere College crew. Photo: PHOTOTEK ➤RESULTS Novice Girls: Tangaroa College 2, McAuley High School 3. Novice Boys: Tangaroa College 1. U16 girlsW1500: Tuatahi Mihaka (Mangere College) 3. U16 boysW1 500: Desmond Daniels (Tangaroa College) 1. U16 girlsW6500m: James Cook High School 3. U16 boysW6 500: James Cook High School 2. U16girlsW6 250m: James Cook High School 2. U16 boysW6 250m: Manurewa High School Red 3. U16 mixedW12: Te Kura Maori O Nga Tapuwae 2, De La Salle College/Auckland Girls Grammar School 3. U19 girlsW1500: Deidre Hills (McAuley High) 1, Mercedez Hona-Tangaroa (McAuley High) 2 U19 boysW1 500: Joe Vainepoto (Tangaroa College) 2. U19 boysW6 500m: Jake Bartley (captain), Renato Pitesa, Wilson Felise, Leonard Pailate, Joe Ropati and Siaosi Fasavalu (De La Salle College Blue) 1, James Cook High School 3. U19 boys:W6 250m Jake Bartley (captain), Renato Pitesa, Wilson Felise, Leonard Pailate, Joe Ropati and Siaosi Fasavalu (De La Salle College Blue) 1, James Cook High School 3. U19 mixedW12500:Jake Bartley (captain), Renato Pitesa, Wilson Felise, Leonard Pailate, Joe Ropati and Siaosi Fasavalu (De La Salle College Blue)/Auckland Girls Grammar School 1, James Cook High School 2.
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