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Upper Hutt Leader : December 14th 2011
51 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2011 SPORT SCOREBOARD CRICKET Junior Cricket Upper Hutt results from Saturday: Year 2/3, Team F 66 (POD C Coetzee) won v Team A 64 (POD B Rawson); Team E 83 (POD L Poland) won v Team D 73 (POD J Owen); Cosmic Cricketers 18 (POD N Edmonds) lost v Team B 32 (POD O Bowmar). Year 4, UH Lightning 95/2 (POD L Barling) lost v Eastbourne Gold Caps 145/1; UH Gold 56/7 (POD T Lloyd) lost v Eastbourne Green Caps 95/4 (F Benge 2/4); UH Medic First Aid 48 (POD S Alderson) lost v Hutt Tornadoes 115. Year 5, UHJ&RGarden Services 93 (J Higham 14, T Wairau 13, K Modi 11) won v Stokes Valley Storm 24 (POD K Modi 3/1, S MacKinder 2/4); UH Rijk 94 won v Hutt Jedi 73 (POD L McGee 3/7); UH Ruscoe 41/6 (POD T Strawbridge) lost v Hutt Fireflies 87/5; UH Watt 55/3 lost v Hutt Districts Blaze 79/5 (POD O Ham 2/3, B Tait 2/9). Year 6, UH Wilson 106 (POD J Bamber) lost v UH Splish Splash Swim School 114/6 (POD K Fincham). Colts, UH Maymorn Joiners Ltd 85/8 (POD C Linton 17, T Meyrick 13) lost v Tawa 86/8 (P Aitken 5/14, A Martyn 1/8). Year 7/8, UH Courtier 107 (POD Jason Ritchie 28) won v UH Maroon 123 (POD L Marryatt, C Rocard 3/7, L Boon 3/31); UH Gold 119 lost v Petone Tainui 143 (POD B Duncan 2/10). Premier, UH Mitre 10 Mega 132/6 (POD N Singh 52, F Bamber 16) won v Karori 126/6 (N Singh 2/9, L Dutton 2/22). SOFTBALL Totara Park Softball Club results from Saturday: Under 15 TP Gold 13 v Saints 1 POD Connor O'Halloran, TP Blue v Te Aroha White, unknown. Under 13 TP Gold 15 v HCU 1 POD Nathan Cameron, TP Blue 1 v Dodgers 7 POD Liam Archibald. Under 11 TP Gold 18 v TP White 6 POD Kaitly Tapuai (Gold) Loghan O'Leary (White), TP Blue 7 v Te Aroha Black 15 POD Jack. Under 9 TP Gold 25 v Te Aroha Black 21, TP Blue v Wainui Tornadoes - unknown, TP White 20 v Te Aroha White 22 POD Ashton Peck. Under 7 TP Gold v Wainui Tigers POD Alexi Perez, TP Blue v Te Aroha POD Logan Blair. Under 5 little league Totara Park v Te Aroha Black POD Logan Parker. SHOOTING Wellington Rifle Association scores from Trentham on Saturday shooting at 900 yards. The day was fine with variable winds. Upper Hutt, A grade, Casey Goldsmith, 48.03, 45.03, 93.06: Rags Owens, 48.03. B grade, Bob Pearce, 46.05, 39.00, 85.05; Tim Mullin, 38.00, 47.01, 85.01; Nobby Clarke, 42.01, 42.01, 84.02; Roger Wait, 41.01, 0.00, 41.01. C grade, Jim Cockerill, 42.01, 40.02, 82.03; James Maliphant, 26.00, 32.02, 58.02. Onslow, A grade, Kevin Win, 49.06, 44.02, 93.08, 65.03; William Laracy, 41.02, 48.05, 89.07, 71.05; Trevor Oliver, 37.00, 45.01, 82.01. B grade, Bernard Laracy, 43.04, 47.05, 90.09, 69.06; Wally Hewitt, 36.03, 40.02, 76.05; Colin Simonsen, 29.02, 38.01, 67.03. C grade, Ted Lockyer, 31.01, 30.00, 61.01. Tyro, Coby Whata, 37.01, 44.00, 81.01. Karori, B grade, Gareth Miller, 38.01, 44.00, 82.01. C grade, Charlotte Flanagan, 42.02, 47.03, 89.05. FTR, Steve Flanagan, 51, 42, 93; Karyn Flanagan, 34, 42, 76; Bob Moffitt, 32, 44, 76. F class, Alan Lundberg, 47, 58, 105; Steve Morris, 52, 53, 105; June Morris, 49, 51, 100; Wayne Subriztky, 48, 41, 89; Graeme Cook, 47. GOLF Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Thursday, December 8, midweek men G Birch, B Dry, C Dunstan 39 A Wynyard 38, nearest the pin No 9 Ken Wyman, nearest the pin No 15 J Rigby, nearest the pin No 14 S Dearns, longest drive A Wynard 59 under, J Oran 60-69, Rex Peebles 70-over, holes in two Peter Stone No 2, Ken Wyman No 9. Saturday, December 10, mixed stableford, Kerry Baines 42, Leigeon Tumataroa 41, Mick Dearmer 40, Chas Evans 39, Gail Waight 38, Murray Quinn 37, Andrew Curry 37, Barry Albury 37; holes in two, Chas Evans No 2 and 15, Leigeon Tumataroa No 9 and 11, James Aluszewski No 9 and 15, Bob Ferguson No 15, Con Rogers No 11. Sunday, December 11, men's stafleford. Gary Wilson 42, Allan Old 42, Dean Alexander 41, Jose Cooper 41, Andrew Simpson 41, Dave Anderson 38, Matt Williams 38, Tony Murray 38, John West 38, Mark Collings 37, Ray Johnstone 37, Aaron Wyunyard 37, Philip Lister 37, Steve Horrell 37, Bruce Hay 37; women's stableford, Barbara Caldow 36, holes in two, Gary Allen No 6, Ray Johnstone No 11, Andrew Simpson No 2; nearest the pin No 15, nearest the pin No 2. Closing day Gethings Trophies, mixed pairs 1 T Carter, D Fayen, 2 Nell Mullen, John Cooper, 3 Pat Sharon, Pam Sharon. Golden Auld Mug non- mixed pairs 1 Kane Lloyd, Jamie Gray, 2 Barry Griffin, Dave Fildes. Hopes for hockey gold SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS It's worth only a whisper just now, but the New Zea- land men's hockey team looks good enough to be among the medals at next year's London Olympics. Dean Couzins and his team aren't better than other leading combinations, but they're right in the mix. Their fourth-place finish at the Champions Trophy tournament in Auckland over the weekend should not be dismissed lightly. Not only did New Zealand thrash Korea 6-1, but they did well to snatch a 3-3 draw with The Netherlands early in the tournament. The Netherlands led 3-0, but New Zealand doggedly clawed their way back. In the other pool match, New Zealand were pipped 2-1 by Germany. They lost 3-2 to Spain in post-section play and went down 2-1 to world champions Australia in a semi-final that could have gone either way. In the bronze medal play- off New Zealand fought The Netherlands goal for goal before going down 5-3. The heartening aspects of the New Zealanders' performances were that they were never outclassed, and the high number of goals they scored (16 in six matches). The Champions Trophy is for the elite of world men's hockey and New Zealand, on the occasions when they have been invited to play, have struggled. They did finish fourth in 1978, but that was in a five-team competition. This time they looked as good as any team, which bodes well for the Olympics. There have been two New Zealand men's hockey teams of particular note. In 1956, New Zealand, captained by Jack Tynan, one of the game's greats, acquitted themselves well on their Olympic debut. Showing no first-game nerves, they led the highly- rated German team 3-0 before going down 5-4. In other pool matches, New Zealand lost 5-1 to eventual silver medallists Pakistan, and beat Belgium 3-0. In post-section play New Zealand set an Olympic record in smashing Singapore 13-0, with centre forward Guy McGregor slotting six goals. There fol- lowed another 1-0 loss to Australia and another win over Belgium, which secured sixth place overall, a commendable first-up performance. Of course, the highpoint in New Zealand hockey his- tory was the Olympic gold medal performance in Mon- treal in 1976, the first time the tournament was played on an artificial surface. New Zealand fielded a vastly experienced team that year, many of the players coached by Canter- bury hockey wizard Cyril Walter. The New Zealanders survived a tough draw and two extra-time matches to reach the final, where they beat Australia 1-0, courtesy of a goal by captain Tony Ineson. The final is often recalled because Wellington goalie Trevor Manning stopped a sizzling shot with his knee 13 minutes from time. His kneecap was broken, but he bravely remained on the park and helped the New Zealanders to their triumph. Expecting the current team to reach those dizzy heights might be a bit much. But there's no deny- ing how experienced they are. Couzins (237), Ryan Archibald (251), Blair Hopping (240) and Phil Burrows (262) have more than 200 test caps and another seven players have topped the century mark. No wonder they looked com- posed under pressure. The New Zealanders, coached by Shane McLeod, hinted at their potential by winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Delhi Common- wealth Games. They looked better still in Auckland. If they can go up another notch by London, anything's possible. City into the colleges By COLIN WILLIAMS College ambition: Upper Hutt City football coach Pedro Garcias will be stepping up his involvement with college soccer next season. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS Pedro Garcias, coach of Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City, will take his football knowledge and enthusiasm into two local colleges next season. About to start his middle 12 months of a three-year contract with City, Garcias is excited at a development where the Upper Hutt College and Hutt International Boys' School first XIs will be coached separately by Garcias and a City front-liner (expected to be one of the club's 2012 import players). The move is a significant develop- ment on the work done at school level this year and is very central to Garcias' long-term ambitions for his fulltime position with City. It's good for us to really get into the colleges. My job is to get involved as much as I can and I am very commit- ted about that.'' The former Lower Hutt City footballer had good success with the club's under-17s this season, winning a regional tournament in Taupo with a squad that included more than a dozen Upper Hutt College players. I'm going to be busy but I like that, and with the college games played in the late morning, things will work out.'' says Garcias who, fresh from a knee operation, is also looking to con- tribute more in his official player- coach'' role with City next season. We won five out of our six games with the under-17s in a round-robin tournament and won the trophy. It was good to finish on a high.'' This year, Matt Gasper and I were involved with up to 15 primary schools and the colleges, now I am very happy to be taking over the role at Upper hutt and HIBS. That's what I want to focus on.'' The initiative has the support of his Harcourt Park club but Garcias says the college role is not about anything else but improving the game at that level and, consequently, in the city as a whole. The link between colleges and the club is strong and this is all about looking after the kids. We won't be putting any pressure on them to come here, to the club,'' he says. We will concentrate on the [colleges'] first XIs but will work with their other teams too, especially their seconds.'' At the top men's level, Garcias remains frustrated at his charge's last game stumble, which saw them end runners up in a competition they were leading and looking to take out for a second year in a row. The loss of his young captain Brook Wate to a serious knee injury is a big early blow, and with Joel Marshall heading overseas and several other players uncertain at this stage, Garcias says he expects there will be four or five'' new faces in the City line-up. You always have to add more players so the challenge is there. I will be looking for one or two centre-backs especially,'' the 33-year-old Garcias says.
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