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Upper Hutt Leader : August 3rd 2011
46 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 3, 2011 UPPER HUTT 53 Main St, Upper Hutt Ph 528 4808 Fax 528 1440 www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz Proud sponsor of THE YOUNG ONES HOURS: 8am-8pm Mon-Fri • 9am-6pm Sat/Sun & Public Holidays OPEN EVERYDAY Except Christmas Day & New Years Day SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL Upper Hutt City Football results from the weekend: Seniors, Saturday, Football Central Capital Premier, Waterside Karori 2, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football 3 (Luke Grindley 2, Phil Patterson). Cap 2, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City 0, Olympic 0. Cap 5, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football v UHC RJs 1 cancelled. Cap 9/10 Gold A, UHC Saints v Karori Tonners cancelled. Cap 11/12 Gold B, UHC Defence 3 (Clayton Bryant 2, Alex), UHC Marauders 2 (Brett Faint, Steve Andrews). Cap 17, UHC Slayers 1 (Darren Ripaki), Lower Hutt City 9. Cap 18,: UHC Creeps 4 (Richard Gibson- Smith 2, Joel Bull, Blair Renshaw). Sunday, Kelly Cup, NZ Data Upper Hutt City Football 0, Seatoun 3. Capital Women's 2, Stop Out 9, NZ Data Upper Hutt City Football 2 (Alex Ryder 2). Juniors, 7th grade, Hutt Valley, Silverpines (5) LH Tornadoes (8) POD Jack; UH Oxford (1) S/V Thunder (3) POD George Vincent; UH St Brendan's (5) SV Lions (3) POD Dominic Hazeldine; UH Fraser (0) Petone Settlers (7) POD Jacob Barker; UH Totara Park (6) Eastbourne Glitterbugs (2) POD Cole Weaver; UH Upper Hutt (2) Petone Travellers (7) POD Yusef Zammit; UH Silverstream (6) SV Tigers (2) POD Max Young. Eighth grade, Hutt Valley, UH Westpac (0) LH Wolves (3) POD Jamie Hogan; UH save2learn (3) Eastbourne Thunder (8) POD Dante Allen; UH Selig (2) Wainui Villagers (1) POD Ben Short; UH Strikers (5) UH SilverShooters (2) POD whole team (Strikers) and Natalie Slicker; UH SilverStormers (3) SV Warriors (6) POD Callum Pepper; UH PSB Panthers (2) UH SilverDragons (1) POD Kayden Green, Blake Chandler, and Dan McKay; UH Cartridge World (2) LH Titans (3) POD whole team; UH Dolly Wash Dynamite (1) Petone Trekkers (6) POD Tony Taylor. Ninth grade, UH Mortgage Link (1) Stop Out Rufer (4) POD Joshua Denham; UH Totara Park (2) Petone Villagers(3) POD Zane Williams and Jordan Wilson; UH Oxford Crescent (1) LH Lightening (0) POD Ezra Reisma; UH Silver Stormers (0) Eastbourne Tigers (0) POD Liam Toner; UH Plateau (0) UH Pinehaven (3) POD George Hopkins, James Goldsworthy and Joshua Raines; UH All Saints (7) Stop out Malcolmson (0) POD whole team; UH Trentham School (1) LH Thunder (0) POD Kaitlyn Tapuai. Tenth grade, promo, UH Maidstone Sports (1) Lower Hutt City (3) POD Maggie Jenkins; Hutt Valley, UH T Barr Plumbing (3) Petone Nomads (3) POD Rosie Ballie; UH Tigers (1) Stop Out McCreadie (5) POD Lucy Dobbin; UH Silverstrikers (0) Petone Villagers (4) POD Hunter Ingerson; UHB&PEngineering (2) UH Firebirds (3) POD Rachel Miller and Olivia McLean; UH Firebirds (3) UHB&P Engineering (2) POD Romann Limacher. Eleventh grade, promo A, UH Newbolds (1) Island Bay (0) POD Nikolai Allen; Promo B, UH PSC (2) Miramar Rangers (1) POD Finn Clayton; Hutt Valley, UH United Water (10) Lower Hutt Cougars (0) POD Kylie Owen; UH Mortgage Link (1) Lower Hutt Galacticos (1) POD AJ Wheatley; UH Titans (0) Stokes Valley Strikers (5) POD Finn Gallagher, Oliver Henderson; UH All Saints (4) Naenae Tornadoes (2) POD William Blane; UH Stingers (0) Eastbourne Stingrays (0) POD Mathew Chinyowa, David Lowe. Twelfth grade, JPL, UH City (5) North Wellington Pumas (3) POD Mat Springgay; Promo, UH Car Sales (4) Waikanae (1) POD Madison Nydam; Hutt Valley, UH Rangers (2) UH Car Sales (7) POD Calym and Malcolm Dickson respectively; UH United (4) Wainui Phoenix (4) POD Jeremy Holtham. Thirteenth grade, JPL, UH City (0) Onslow (2) POD Rory McLachlan; promo, UH ADVKIT (2) Miramar (7) POD Jakob Philp; Hutt Valley, UH United (3) UH Titans (2) POD Tomas Pryer, Scott Millen. Fourteenth grade, promo, UH Parapine (4) Lower Hutt City (1) POD Ben Horton; UH Steve McNabb Electrical (3) Lower Hutt City (1); UH United (4) Stop Out (3). Girls' only league, UH T Barr Plumbing (6) Karori Small Ferns (1) POD Maggie Jenkins. Stokes Valley Football junior results from Saturday: Sixth grade, SV Wild Cats (3) LH Tigers (7); SV Strikers (4) Petone Wanderers (9) POD Brandon Dynan. Seventh grade, SV Thunder (5) UH Oxford (1) POD Jonathan Taylor; SV Tigers (1) UH Silverstream (5) POD Reihana Rapira; SV Lions (3) UH St Brendan's (5) POD Marlena Koeninger. Eighth grade, Petone Travellers (2) S/V Ninjas (6) POD Max Drummond; SV Warriors (7) UH SilverStormers (3) POD whole team; SV Dragons (3) Petone Nomads (1) POD Ryan Fairbairn. Ninth grade, SV Wizards won by default Eastbourne Mariners. Tenth promo A, Stokes Valley (4) Petone (3) POD Marko Stamenic-Hunt. Tenth grade B, SV Titans (1) LH Hawks (2) POD Zac Scott-Margrain. Eleventh grade A, Naenae Cyclones (10) SV Strikers (0) POD Shayden Lowrey. Eleventh grade C, SV Vikings (5) UH Titans (0) POD Swapnil Bhaget. Twelfth grade A, SV Red Devils (2) Naenae Red Devils (2). Twelfth grade B, Stop Out (1) SV Hammers (2) POD Tapi Nashi. Fourteenth grade, Marist (2) SV Phoenix (1). BOWLS On Sunday, July 24, Upper Hutt Indoor Bowls held their closed singles championship. Play was keenly contested with the final being played between Roger Jones (UH Cos) and Trevor Gould (Omai). In a close final Roger Jones was the winner 11-9. He will now represent Upper Hutt in the champion of champions singleS to be played in August. Gethings Motors interclub has started the third round with teams being graded into their final grades. Results of week one of graded play are: A grade, Bl Signal (SVK) 9 T Gould (Omai) 5, D Philp (UH Cos) 10 Br Signal (UHS) 4. B grade, C McAdam (UHS) 10 K Roughton (UHCos) 4, S Reid (UHCos) 7 R Geerlings (SVK) 7 I Crighton (Brent) 8 P Barr (Omai) 6. C grade, H Duncan (StCaths) 13 L Fisher (SVPres) 1, G Baker (UHCos) 10 A Cook (UHCos) 4. D grade, T Domney (UHS) 7 M Holmes (UHS), R Conn (UHCos) 12 J Hunt (Brent) 2. The two teams with byes were W Page and R Glover. GOLF Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: July 26, stableford men div 1, D Topp 41; T Antipas 40; B Rudman 39; T Hill 38 c/b; J Hudson 38; M Sutton 37; D Dexter 36; B Stratford 35 c/b; T Wilcox 35; T Bryan 35. Ladies, D Orr 29; J Shearer 27; C Adamson 26. July 31, stableford men div 1, R Orr 42; A Aukino 38; V Sione 33. Div 2, J Blackburn 42; J Trafford 39 c/b; R Smeaton 39; G Cuttance 37 c/b; C Herewini 37; B Stratford 37; E Boaza 37; S Kotuhi 36 c/b. Div 3, N Cunningham 43; T Bryan 39; A Mcmurchie 38 c/b; T Antipas 38; C Heath 37; R Guinness 36; D Shearer 35 c/b; H Pulford 35; B Campbell 34. Ladies, K Martin 36; K Witchalls 35; D Orr 34; J McPhie 31; H Herold 29; D Macdougall 27; B Boaza 26 c/b. Nearest pin # 3, D Dexter; # 8, R Jackson, J Blackburn. Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, July 26, midweek men stableford first Denis Grover 38, Peter Cunningham 36, Rex Andrews 36, nearest the pin #2 Clive Dunstan, nearest the pin #15 Ray Montgomery, holes in two,; Ray Montgomery #15, Denis Grover #12. Wednesday, July 27, midweek women nett, Joanne Carson 71, Viv Reynolds 76, Chrissy Doughty 76, Marie Orr 77, Barb Caldow 78, holes in two, Kaye Swanson, nearest the pin, Robyna Aitken. Thursday, July 28, midweek men Nassau stableford, first Barry Griffin 41, 1-9 Paul Provost 40, 10-18 George Allen, nearest the pin #2 Peter Cunningham, nearest the pin #15 Doug Wilson, holes in two Peter Cunningham, Doug Wilson, Peter Stone, Gerry Birch , longest drive, 59 Paul Henley, 60-69 Barry Griffin, 70 Terry Harrison. Saturday, July 30, mixed stableford Chrissy Doughty 42, Dean Alexander 41, Audrey Messenger 39, Stephen Puohotaua 38, holes in two Bob Ferguson #15. Sunday, July 31, men's stableford Barry Griffin 44, Kheinan Morrissey 44, Steven Bird 42, Matt Williams 42, Jim Walsh 42, Vance Plumridge 41, Sean Girling 41, Neville Adams 40, James Ritchie 40, Jordan Bevan 39, Gary Wilson 39, Allan Fayen 39, Mick Dearmer 39, Peter Gallen 38, Jack Oran 38, Warren Birdling 38, John Kane 38, Peter Stone 38. Women's gross Connie Broker 91, Annette Nickalls 93, Viv Reynolds 96 c/b. Holes in two Steven Dearns #15, Bob Ferguson #9, Kevin Gill #9 & #15, Ray Johnstone #2, Allan Old #15, Dave Workman #15, nearest the pin #2 Leigeon Tumataroa, Jo Aitken, nearest the pin #15 Allan Old, Marie Orr. Phelps still dominates attention SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Top performer: Lauren Boyle, seen here at this year's New Zealand swimming champs, made three finals in Shanghai. Photo: FAIRFAX Iintended keeping a close eye on the world swimming cham- pionships in Shanghai to fol- low the fortunes of the New Zea- land team, but Michael Phelps ended up grabbing my attention. Lauren Boyle was the star of the New Zealand contingent. The 24-year-old made three finals -- the 200 metre and 800m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle relay. In addition, Gareth Kean swam three straight personal bests in finishing eighth in the 100m back- stroke. Besides the four finals, New Zealand recorded six semifinal placings, so it was a solid effort. What the team lacked was one swimmer of Danyon Loader's cal- ibre. He once won three medals at a world championship. Despite the New Zealand heroics, I became increasingly engrossed in the effort of Amer- ican Michael Phelps to maintain his dominance of world swim- ming. Phelps, just turned 26, can mount a strong case for being the greatest Olympic athlete, and per- haps the greatest athlete, ever. I recall watching him at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was just 15 and finished fifth in the 200m butterfly. Australian Ian Thorpe was the big noise at those games. The media was infatuated with Thorpedo'' and there wasn't much time to think about a lanky 15-year-old kid. However, Phelps was soon a brilliant rival for Thorpe. Their battles at the 2004 Athens Olympics were engrossing. Since then, Phelps has had the show pretty much to himself, until this year in Shanghai, when fel- low American Ryan Lochte came along and knocked him off his perch. Phelps has vowed to redouble his efforts and fire at the 2012 London Olympics. I'm dubious. The span at the top in swimming is usually very short, and Phelps has done amazingly well to have endured this long. But people have come unstuck making predictions about Phelps before. Thorpe, for example, scoffed when Phelps suggested he wanted to win eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Phelps duly went out and did it. Phelps has won 14 Olympic gold medals and two bronzes, so is the leading gold medal winner, and behind only Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina (18 medals, nine gold) for total medals won. He has also won the small mat- ter of 24 world championship gold medals. It's easy to somewhat discount Phelps' medals by saying he is at an advantage because swimmers can compete in multiple events. Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was a great marathon runner, but won just two gold medals. Or what about our own Valerie Adams -- how long would it take her to com- pile a record like Phelps', compet- ing as she does in the shot put? It's impossible to definitively nominate the greatest Olympic performance. Among the candidates are Carl Lewis (nine golds, including four in consecu- tive games in the long jump), Mark Spitz (seven swimming golds in 1972, all in world record time), Dawn Fraser (three con- secutive 100m freestyle gold medals), Paavo Nurmi (nine run- ning gold medals over three Olympics) and gymnast Vera Cas- lavska (11 medals over three games). I thought Lasse Viren's double double'' of 5000m and 10,000m gold medals at successive Olympics was a bit special. So was Jesse Owens' four sprint/long jump golds in 1936. And rower Stephen Redgrave's five gold medals in consecutive games. It's a long list, and that's only scratching the surface. But it is unarguable that Phelps belongs at least alongside any of them. Tennis star Jimmy Connors, who was still making Grand Slam semifinals at 39, used to be con- stantly asked about retirement. All I know is you'll miss me when I'm gone,'' he'd say. He was right. It's easy to take current stars for granted. That might have happened to Phelps, but now, after he has shown a chink in his armour at Shanghai, we are starting to truly appreciate was a phenomenon he has been.
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