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Upper Hutt Leader : May 23rd 2012
48 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 23, 2012 SPORT 3 Geange Street Phone 528 8409 Open: Mon/Tues/Wed 7am - 6pm • Thurs/Fri 7am - 7pm • Sat 7am - 5pm Upper Hutt • Free Parking • Friendly People www.emw.co.nz Frozen Minced PET FOOD 3kg for $3.99 Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years O O O pen: M M M on/ / /T T Tues/ / /W W Wed d d7 7am 6 6 6pm • T T Th h h urs/ / /F F Fri ii7 7am 7 7pm•S S Sat t7 7am 5 5pm MONSTER PRICE CRUNCH FROZEN NZ PORK LEG ROASTS Each just Kg U Upper H Ht tt t F Free P Park ki ing F Fri i end dl l P P eopl le QUALITY MEAT PACKS THIS WEEK PAY ONLY great value at $4.99 $30.00 FRESH MUTTON SIDES $49.90 IT'S BACK AGAIN SAVING YOU $$$ WOW! $50.00 normally 2304462FB our famous EXCEPTIONAL PACK WEEK Maidstone's long weekend comes early By COLIN WILLIAMS An unbeaten, and arguably untested, Upper Hutt Maidstone United premier netball team get the chance to show they are Hutt Valley championship material when they play the also unbeaten defending champions, Naenae White on Saturday. A 60-goal win over neighbouring Rimutaka Rugby on Saturday saw Maidstone move further ahead of Naenae on goal averages. But with both sides locked at the top of the table and six compe- tition points ahead of any opposition the honours will come down to what happens at Walter Nash Stadium on Saturday at 11am. We are happy with where we are at but we haven't been tested,'' coach Debbie Hunter says. Only half a game'' from Con- vent Old Girls in an 60-41 opening round win has seen the revamped Maidstone under any challenge. I can't really gauge but I know they never ease up and the girls will be up to the task,'' Hunter says. We are a very fit side and our fitness is taking us through the last half of our games very well.'' We have strength all all over the court and the defence has improved'' but Hunter says she will be looking for a a little bit more control and patience'' at the attacking end. Maidstone, and four other teams from the Hutt Valley com- petition, will be promoted to the Wellington Regional Super League after the Hutt Valley's seven game round-robin which, in a late and not overly satisfactory change, will now be completed on Sunday. After their biggest test of the season Maidstone have been tasked with meeting third-placed Naenae Blue the next evening at 7.30pm, because all club's Hutt Valley under-19 reps will be at at tournament on June 9, the orig- inal last round. In contrast, Naenae White, who go into Saturday's final'' after a hard earned and handy 46-40 win over their fellow club side, a team stacked with talented young players, will meet the winless Rimutaka on Sunday evening. Maidstone, who this season have several ex-Rimutaka players, will need to be at full throttle and accurate all round to break down a Naenae side who have dominated the championship since 2005. The side, captained by Renee Casey, was set to train especially hard on Monday evening against a men's combination and will have a light run tomorrow evening. Hunter is expecting a good vocal supporters' turnout on Saturday for a game which, simply, has to be won. Hindley leads Heretaunga effort Head to head: Heretaunga and New Zealand boxer Harrison Scaife (left) looks to knock heads with Auckland's Chad Milne in the feature bout at the local club's fight night on Saturday. Scaife, the national 64kg champion, came out top in a compelling, close fight. More photos p46. Photo: PETER MCDONALD Fight night a success An outstanding exhibition from Heretaunga Boxing's Leroy Hindley was the talking point of a successful and action-packed ama- teur fight night at Trentham Racecourse on Saturday. Local club boxers won five of seven fights for a good return with Hindley giving a stunning per- formance. He outpointed Auck- land's Tameana Puhi, a New Zea- land international representative, from the opening bell of the elite male 69kg contest, winning every round for an emphatic 27-7 result. Best was the obvious improved skills Hindley showed in following up his brawling win over the for- mer national champion Josiah Meehan at Palmerston North Coaches Grant Scaife and Don Leask would be satisfied with the style Hindley showed. The win, over a much more experienced opponent, came with crisp punches and a calculating tech- nique and will bring confidence for the Golden Gloves North Island Champs in Taupo on Queen's Birthday Weekend. An audience of more than 300 revelled in the evening's 13 bouts with the feature seeing Harrison Scaife forge out a narrow win over Auckland's Chad Milne. Scaife, the national 64kg cham- pion, started slowly while Milne looked strong with accurate power in close. A flurry of punches at the end of the second round saw Scaife turn a deficit into a narrow lead and, at the end of the third, the judges' decision was a 3-2 split, going 34-27 to Scaife. The Naenae academy produced three boxers for two wins. Jarrod Westrupp got over the experienced Blake Bell, now with the Heretaunga camp after sev- eral years in Australia, while Peter O'Riley, in only his third fight, was game in losing to Keegan Okane Jones by a majority decision. Marlon Amatati fought well for a close but deserved win in the 75kg class while Riley Willis looked improved on previous out- ings in a 28-15 win over Naenae's Kyle Barrett-Wilson. Clubmate Blade Fui continued his improve- ment with an emphatic win over Porirua's Richard Wichman and is expected to step up to open class boxing in the next year. Wellington's next tournament will be Naenae Boxing Club's annual event at Naenae College on June 30.
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