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Upper Hutt Leader : November 14th 2012
55 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 SPORT 4995338AA Hutt Valley Basketball Association Rep Coaches Wa nted : U13 Girls U13 Boys U14 Girls U14 Boys U15 Girls U15 Boys U17 Girls U17 Boys U19 Girls U19 Boys U23 Women U23 Men Hutt Valley Basketball Association PO Box 35014, Naenae E: email@example.com W: www.basketballhuttvalley.co.nz Applications close 30th November 2012 Send CV to: Expressions of interest for the following teams: WBC -- Flyers Champions who beat the odds SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Down but not out: Charlie Beljan speaks with EMS personnel on the 17th hole during the second round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at the Disney Palm and Magnolia course in Florida on Friday. Forget the All Blacks, our cricketers and netballers or even Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in London. Amer- ican golfer Charlie Beljan has been the great sports story of the past few days. The 2012 US PGA circuit fin- ished with a tournament at Dis- ney World, Florida, over the week- end. The final event of the season is always frenetic. Golfers must fin- ish the year among the top 125 money-winners to qualify for the following season. Many desperate golfers on the cusp line up full of hope. Beljan, a 28-year-old Arizonan, was one of them. He was 139th on the money-list and needed a great week. Unfortunately he felt terrible, as he had for some weeks. Before his second round, he was suffering from shortness of breath and diz- ziness. Doctors found his blood pressure to be dangerously high. He was advised not to play. But this tournament was a make-or-breaker and he d shot a promising 68 in the opening round. So out he went. Concerned medical staff trailed after him. He felt so ill that he confided to his caddy he thought he was going to die. Sometimes he had to lie down before playing. At other times he was bent over double. Near the end he stumbled down the fairway. On the 17th, his caddy tried to line up a putt for him, but Beljan said he didn t care any more. He just wanted to finish the round. Amazingly, he shot a 64 and led the tournament. After signing his scorecard, he was taken from the course in a stretcher and spent the night in hospital. He managed just one hour s sleep, then returned against doc- tors orders to play his third round, after which he still led. Beljan s effort brings to mind other memorable sports achieve- ments in the face of adversity. Tiger Woods won his last Major, the 2008 US Open, with a broken leg. Serena Williams won two Grand Slam events and the Olympics this year after almost dying in 2011 because of a blood clot. Cyclist Lance Armstrong would have been one of sport s all-time inspiring stories, recovering from testicular cancer when given only a 20 per cent chance of surviving, to win seven consecutive Tour de France titles. However, revela- tions about his drug cheating have tainted the Armstrong story. What about Hungarian Karoly Takacs, a champion pistol shooter who had his right hand (his shoot- ing hand) blown off by a grenade in 1938? He returned to the Olympics in 1948 and 1952, win- ning gold medals while shooting with his left hand. Pete Sampras beat Jim Courier in five dramatic sets in their quarter-final match in the 1995 Australian Open. Tim Gullikson, Sampras coach, had just returned home for treat- ment for a brain tumour that sub- sequently killed him. Sampras lost the first two sets to Courier and was clearly strug- gling emotionally. Then someone in the crowd shouted out: Do it for your coach. Sampras resolve firmed and he won in five sets, though he played the final set in tears. More dramatic still was the story of New Zealander Katerina Nehua, who was living in Sydney when the Depression hit. Her husband was out of work and she had four young children, including a nine-week-old baby. There was no money, not even enough to feed the family. Then she heard about a mara- thon swimming contest to be held in the tidal baths at Manly. She weaned her baby and used the last of the family money for the tram ride to the baths. Organisers, concerned she had not eaten for days, fed her choc- olate and beef tea. Then she jumped in the cold, choppy water and swam for 47h 52min before she was pulled out by officials, who feared for her health. Champion English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze won the contest, but was so impressed by Nehua s effort in finishing second that she shared her winnings. The £200 earnings ($20,000 today) saved Nehua s family from starvation. Beljan s situation last weekend was different. There were no thoughts of starvation or financial ruin, but for drama and determi- nation to overcome the odds, it was still a never-to-be forgotten story. SCOREBOARD CRICKET Junior Cricket Upper Hutt results from Saturday: Year2/3,TeamA36(POD--APrice)wonvTeamB19; TeamB19(POD--HLamont)lostvTeamA36;TeamC 40(POD--IJones)lostvTeamE53;TeamD39lostv TeamF58;TeamE,53(POD--BWebber)wonvTeamC 40; Team F 58 (POD -- N Thompson) won v Team D 39. Year 4, JCUH Better Than TV 119/2 (POD -- A Ross) lost v JCUH Phoenix 121/1; JCUH Lions 77/5 (POD -- H Burrell) lost v Eastbourne Baggy Greens 81/3; JCUH Maroon 65 (POD -- E Wilson) lost v Naenae 120; JCUH Phoenix 121/1 (POD -- Z Hussain 20 N/O) won v JCUH Better Than TV 119/2. Year 5, JCUH Dragons 67 (POD -- J Hansen, 13, 4/2) (A Bowmar 22) won v Hutt Tornados 57; JCUH Team Rijk JCUH Ruscoe 112 (POD -- C Stevens 2/4, 1 N/O) (B Stevens 27 ret, D Ruscoe 22 ret) won v JCUH Walkington- Reid 62; JCUH Walkington-Reid 62 lost v JCUH Ruscoe 112; JCUH Sumner 63 (POD -- C Wilson) lost v Eastbourne 93. Year 6, JCUH Whitby New World Thunder 128/5 (POD -- J Geoghegan, 3 N/O, 4-1-4-6) (K Modi 30 ret, J Roche 20, L Murphy 19) won v Hutt Falcons 127 (J Roche 3-1-2-2, K Modi 3-0-0-7); JCUH Team Wilson 196/4 (POD -- C Wilson 30 ret, 1/13) (S Stewart 33 ret, R Vekony 31 ret, J Bamber 28 N/O, C Kennedy 15 N/O) won v Eastbourne 51 (D Drummond 2/11, C Kennedy 2/11); JCUH Tornados 108/4 (POD -- C Duffy, 4-2-0-3), (T Wairau 15 ret) lost v Hutt Districts Bears 109/7 (H Watt 1 catch, 1 run out). Year 7, JCUH Maidstone Sport Bremner 179/5 (POD -- K Fincham 42 N/O, 4-0-19-1) won v Hutt Districts Crusaders 146. Colts, JCUH Maymorne Joiners 121 (POD -- J Dalley, J Eade) won v Johnsonville 119. Year 8, JCUH Whitby New World Goldstone won by default. Premier, JCUH Mitre 10 Mega 155/9 (POD -- A Martyn, C Linton) (C Linton 57 N/O, F Bamber 16, N Watt 14) won v Johnsonville 154 (A Martyn 6-0-3-26, H Fraser 4-0-2-10, F Bamber 3-0-2-18). SHOOTING Wellington Rifle Association scores at Trentham from Saturday shooting at 900 yards: Petone, A grade, Andre Doyle 44.03, 45.01, 89.04; Ray Vine, 36.00, 46.01, 82.01; Earl Graham, 42.04, 34.01, 76.05. B grade, Barry Scott, 44.02, 47.01, 91.03; Bob Pearce, 39.02, 39.01, 78.03; John Hand, 35.01, 37.00, 72.01; Bob Andrews, 35.01, 35.00, 70.01. C grade, Anita Benbrook, 46.00, 41.01, 87.01; Heidi Andrews, 38.01, 35.00, 73.01. Tyro: Stephen Livingston, 38.02, 29.00, 67.02; Luke Harris, 37.00, 30.01, 67.01; Conrad de Villiers, 30.01, 33.01; 63.02; Lee Don, 34.01. FTR, Geoff Smith, 48.03, 45.03, 93.06. F open, Adrian Osborne, 42.01, 42.03, 84.04. Visitors, Blake Stock, 30.00, 40.03, 70.03; Cam McNicoll, 42.01; Carol Joines, 38.00. Upper Hutt, A grade, Lindsay Arthur, 41.03, 43.05, 84.08; Rags Owens,43.01, 41.03, 84.04; Ross Mason, 38.03, 46.01, 84.04; Casey Goldsmith, 44.03. B grade, Tim Mullin, 42.00, 37.03, 79.03; Jim Cockerill, 35.02, 35.01, 70.03. FTR, Lee Stacey, 31.00. Visitors: Owen Whiteman, 40.01: Amy Hatcher, 42.01, 45.03, 87.04. Karori, A grade, Janet Gilmer, 39.02, 40.01, 79.03. B grade, Gareth Miller, 41.05, 45.05, 38.02, 124.12; Lance Wilson, 36.02, 43.05, 79.07; John Gilmer, 34.01, 41.02, 75.03; Nicole, McKee, 41.02, 49.01, 90.03. Tyro, Saud Reid, 32, 41.02, 73.02. F class, Steve Morris, 51, 55, 106; Wayne Subritzky, 50, 49, 99; Alan Lunberg, 46, 49, 95; Maurice Subritzky, 49, 53, 102. FTR, Erica Wilkins, 42, 47, 89; Viv Collings, 44, 44, 88; Steve Flanagan, 40, 44, 84; Karyn Flanagan, 42, 31, 73; Bob Moffitt, 34, 38, 72; Ernest Schuch, 36, 31, 67; Jon Wilkins, 45. Visitor: Ethan, 55, 50, 105. DARTS Upper Hutt Darts Association results of Upper Hutt Bin Hire games played on November 1: Totara Green 6, Reynards Kiwis 9; Reynards Rovers R Us 2, Slippery 13; Reynards BADA 9, L.OLs 6; Totara Gold 6, All Sorts 9; Mr & Mrs 5, Jesters 10. High finish, Ben Jacobsen (103) 20-T19-D13, Shane Johnson (120) T20-20-D20. 180sm Alex Forster. GOLF Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: November 6, medal men div 1, J Fahey 68; C Rigby 72 c/b; T Antipas 72; K Jones 72; A Browne 73; W Luey 73; M Sutton 74. Div 2, E Alataua 60; B Clamp 63; D Shearer 65 c/b; J Martin 65; D Powell 67; B Rudman 72; C O'Riley 75. Ladies, H Herold 70; R Jackson 75; G Bish 76. November 11, stableford men div 1, J Wellington 43; M Letoa 37 c/b; B Brownlie 37; N Haxton 37; M Wellington 35 c/b; R Orr 35. Div 2, B Campbell 42 c/b; J Hunt 42; J Martin 39; J Visser 38; H Wood 38. Ladies, D Orr 33; D McMurchie 32; K Martin 29. Nearest pin, # 3, H Herold, T Sharp; # 8, N Haxton. Te Marua Golf Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, November 6, midweek men 1st John West 40, 2nd Ron Clarke/J Rigby 39, 3rd Pat Sharon 38, closest pin #2 Pat Sharon, closest pin 15 Barry Griffin, holes in two Pat Sharon #2, Barry Griffin #6. Wednesday, November 7, midweek women -- Stableford Erica Wood 40, Annette Nickalls 40, Joanne Carson 38, Gill Dry 36, Maelene Criddle 36, Chrissy Doughty 36, nearest pin Faye Turner, holes in two Mary Penrose. Thursday, November 8, midweek men 1st Overall Winner Clive Dunstan #42, holes 1-9 1st Grant Larson 24, holes 10-18 1st Ray Randle 22, closest pin #2 Gavin Harrison, closest pin #15 A Corbett, closest cone #1 Ron Duffy, closest cone #2 Grant Larson, closest cone #3 Paul Hammond, holes in two, Ray Montgomery #6, Sean Girling #6, Peter Stone #11, Peter Stone #15. Saturday, November 10, mixed stableford, Annette Nickalls 38, Sam Iraia 35. Sunday, November 11, men's stableford, Philip Lister 39, Bruce Hay 38, Mark Collins 38, Mick Dearmer 37, Minoru Tanaka 36, Meka Boynton 35, Barry Kirkwood 35, Dave Anderson 35, holes in two, Warren Birdling #2, Norm Muir #2, Kirk Stewart #2, Rick Witana #6. Nearest the pin #2 Warren Birdling. SOFTBALL Totara Park Softball Club results from Saturday: Under-15, TP Blue 19 v TP Gold 5, POD Liam McParland (Blue) Nathan Cameron (Gold). Under-13, TP Blue 1 v Giants 20, POD Tama Peri, TP Gold 0 Dodgers Mini D's 22 POD Kyrah Lillyston. Under-11, TP Blue 10 v HV Marist 22, POD Ellie Sievers, TP Gold 1 v Te Aroha Girls 23, POD Luke Dobbelar. Under-9, TP Blue 19 v Dodgers Total House 25, POD Aston Peck, catch of the day George McCarroll, TP Gold 23 v HV Marist 30, POD Harrison Giles. Under-7, TP Gold v HV Marist, POD Alex Fitzgerald. Under-5, Little League, results unknown.
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