Northern News : August 10th 2011
22 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 SPORT Kerikeri nail another convincing win Winning season for Kerikeri: Under-17 Max Coleman beats the Kamo defence. It was an exciting second half in the under-17 match on Saturday be- tween Kerikeri and Kamo as Kerikeri looked to put the seal on their championship winning season. With the home side on top in the first 20 minutes, Kerikeri cre- ated numerous chances but were uncharac- teristically unable to con- vert them into goals, causing some frustration among the Kerikeri team. However it was only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken and Kerikeri s three quick goals midway through the first half saw the team settle down and play their normal, com- posed style of football. With nothing to lose, Kamo really took it to Kerikeri in the second half and pulled a goal back from a very well taken free kick just out- side the Kerikeri penalty area. The game then des- cended into something of a stalemate with much of the game being played in midfield and only a few chances being created by either team. With 10 minutes to go, Kerikeri broke down the left-hand side and a fast ball into the centre by Kenton Baxter found an unmarked Kieran Pay- ton who took the ball around the keeper and walked it into the net. The final score was 4-1 to Kerikeri. Another superb performance in the centre of midfield from player of the day, Rupert Mark. Kerikeri under-17s have their final home game of the season on Saturday against Onerahi. Kick off is 10am at Baysport Waipapa. Sailing supreme: Captain O'Shea Butler, Klaus Ohlendorf, Shae Donahoe, Sam Brierley, Matthew Bindon, Alex Bryning, Harris Bindon and James Ayr at Cafe Cinema fundraising for their next big challenge. Schoolboys sail to national title There was drama on the high seas when Kerikeri High School s sailing team success- fully defended their secondary schools na- tional title against St Kentigern College dur- ing the school holidays. Teams from through- out New Zealand rep- resented their schools at Algies Bay in the championships. The races involved a high level of general sailing skills and intense tactical match- racing skills which the Kerikeri team had in spades. Captained by O Shea Butler, the team of James Ayr, Matt Bin- don, Harris Bindon, Sam Brierley, Alex Bryning, Shae Donahoe and Klaus Ohlendorf battled through blus- tery conditions with one day of racing cancelled because of strong winds. This put the Kerikeri team under pressure after their tentative start in the first round robin but outstanding team work saw them come from behind to take three consecutive wins from St Kents in the finals and secure their place as national champions for 2011. St Kents had to settle for second place with last season s rivals Tau- ranga finishing third. The three teams have now qualified to rep- resent New Zealand at the Interdominion Championships in Port Lincoln, South Aust- ralia, in October. There they will face off against the top three Australian teams. Kerikeri will take a short break from train- ing to focus on fund- raising before they head back out on the water to prepare for October. The team would like to thank teacher-in- charge of sailing Carol Clemmet, manager Wendy Butler, coach Reuben Corbett and Derry Godbert for all their support. Pair in national teams League legends in the making: Northland players Kadince Christensen and Turanga Shelford-Morrell have been selected for the New Zealand representative squads. It s celebration time for Rugby League North- land as two of their players have been selec- ted to play for the New Zealand representative squads. Kadince Christensen (Kaitaia) and Turanga Shelford-Morrell (Port- land) are in the New Zealand 16s and 18s respectively. The selections are a watershed moment for the year-old Rugby League Northland and has opened the door for many more successes to follow. The announcement follows the attendance of four Northland players at the NZRL High Per- formance camp in Roto- rua held last month. General manager Rob Wakelin was delighted with the announcement. We have a mission that says we exist to cre- ate opportunities and pathways for people in Northland through rugby league, Wakelin says. History tells us that 100 percent of players named in NZ 18s teams go on to NYC contracts and the figure for 16s players is close to 80 percent. We couldn t be happier for Kadince and Turanga who are so well supported by their wha- nau and clubs. Waitangi One the big winners Waitangi winners: Division one team, back row, Ina Papera, Darren Markin (team captain), Rob Hawkins, front row, Dave Scott, Dave Winslow, Mark Yarrall. It s been another enjoy- able golfing season for the men s north zone inter-club Handicap Pennants with some great competition. Two divisions of seven teams competed, ranging from Houhora in the north to Northland (Kamo) in the south. Waitangi One took division one, thanks to a convincing 8-1 win over Rawene in the final. Northland Two won division two, with Car- rington second. The two divisional winners played off at Kerikeri, and despite a gallant effort, Waitangi went down 3.5 to 5.5. North- land two beat Mangawhai 6-3 in the North v South Zone Final and are the Handi- cap Pennants Champs. Bowlers support damaged club Winners: Flood- damaged Kawakawa bowling club receives $2000 and Ron Payne, Ngaire Watts and Glenis Love receive the trophy. Damage still remains from the last floods to hit the Far North at the Kawakawa bowling club. Bowls Far North decided to raise funds for their fellow bowlers through a tournament hosted by the Coopers Beach Bowling Club. The tournament was any combination triples and attracted 21 teams from Kaeo, FN/ RSA, Kaitaia/ChRoad, Kai- taia/Combined, Okaihau, Kerikeri, Kawakawa, Opononi, Russell, Wai- tangi and Coopers Beach. The format for the day was four games of one hour-10 wins/ends/ points. A fun day was had by all and was well supported by the players. Players enjoyed a bar- becue lunch and food supplied by the Kawa- kawa Bowling Club and generous sponsorship for the prize money. The closing of the day saw three four winners in first place, Ron Payne, Ngaire Watts and Glenis Love 4-21-48 (Coopers), second Quin Turton and his team 4-8-35 (Kawa- kawa), third, Linda Pedro, Lyn McKeating and Ellaine Albury 4-7-42 (Kerikeri), and fourth, Paul Vegar, Henare Wikaira and Margaret Walters 3-20- 41 (Kerikeri/Opononi composite). A cheque for more than $2000 was pres- ented to Kawakawa club president Larry Taylor and special thanks went to the host club and everyone who made it such a successful day.
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