Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days and others that have been in the news.
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1. The Boys Tournament team at the weekend’s Auckland Regional Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships. The Boys tournament was won by Manurewa High School for the third year in a row, beating Takapuna Grammar School in the final, and with Manurewa’s Henry Ape the tournament MVP. Meanwhile, Westlake Girls’ High School beat Aorere College in the Girls final, with Westlake’s Ariana Pole the tournament MVP. The Volleyball Nationals are in Palmerston North at the end of this month. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSportAkld/
2. James Hargest College's Madi Burke makes a break against Central Southland College at the Southland secondary schools touch tournament in Invercargill last week. Central Southland College secured bragging rights at the Southland secondary schools touch tournament on Tuesday. The Winton school overcame James Hargest College and Te Wharekura o Arowhenua to take the Southland title at Turnbull Thomson Park. CSC won both of their games, accounting for Hargest 9-0 and Te Wharekura 10-2. Photo credit: Kavinda Herath/Fairfax NZ and to read more visit: http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/90145152/central-southland-college-claim-mixed-touch-title
3. Conor McLennan in action this weekend at the third and final Billabong Grom Series held at Mount Maunganui. Conor, out of Christchurch Boys’ High School, won the U17 Division title at the Mount in strong on-shore conditions and won the series as well. The final was decided in the last minute when McLennan surfed to a seven point ride with two big backhand turns to jump ahead of Auckland’s Caleb Cutmore. Meanwhile, local surfer Elin Tawharu won the Girls U17 title, Raglan’s Brie Bennett won the Girls U14 series title and Taranaki’s Tom Butland the U14 Boys. Photo credit: Col / Surf2Surf.com
4. Dragon boaters in action at the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival over this past weekend. Despite difficult weather and conditions a number of crews were in action in the secondary schools division. The A Finals were won by St Patrick’s College, Silverstream (U20 Boys), Wellington Girls’ College (Girls) and Hutt Valley High School (Mixed). Photo credit: Chilton St James School - https://www.facebook.com/ChiltonSaintJames
5. Hawke's Bay kayaker Hamish Legarth will get a second taste of junior world championship competition in July. The Havelock North High School Year 13 student was selected for the Romania-hosted worlds after collecting five medals at last month's national championships on Lake Karapiro. Last year he was a member of the New Zealand K4 100m crew which reached the semi-finals in Belarus. With this experience on his CV one would expect a medal to be a realistic goal when he competes as the only Bay paddler in under-18 K4 and K2 crews. "A medal would be amazing but you're right ... it is achievable." Photo credit Paul Taylor and read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503460&objectid=11813803
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