Northern News : August 15th 2012
17 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 15, 2012 SPORT Girls are winners: Kaitaia College wins the Maggie Dixon Open Girls Rugby Championship. Back from left: Angela Larkins, Eden Beazley, Roberta Nathan, Atarangi Heta, Cheyne Tawhara, Huirangi Laurence Middle: Nita Kaaka, Claudia McMeekin-Currin, June Leef, Te Ruawai Herbert-Brown, Phoenix Pivac, Charlotte Leef. Front: Dayna Harris, Areirina Ihaka- Pereira, Justice Karena, Shayna Rogers-Christensen. Kaitaia girls a top combo The Maggie Dixon Open Girls Rugby Championship was played on August 1 at Kaitaia College between Kaitaia and Okaihau Col- leges. It was a resounding victory for Kaitaia who won the game 105 to 20, scoring 15 tries and 14 conver- sions to four tries. The game was played in good spirit with both teams enjoying the occasion. Standout players for Kaitaia were Charlotte Leef, the highest try scorer in the game and Dayna Harris for her amazing conver- sions. Players of the day were Arerina Ihaka-Pereira for Kaitaia and Dianna Uluaki for Okaihau. Kaitaia College have won all their games in the competition this year. Thanks goes to Northland Rugby Union and all those who made the day such a success. Well played: Kerikeri in blue and white up against Kaipara at the Hibiscus Coast Netball Tournament. Netball tourney Three Kerikeri Netball Centre rep- resentative teams travelled to the Hibiscus Coast to take part in the Hibiscus Coast Netball Tourna- ment on August 12. The teams competed strongly against some tough competition with year 7 and under-15 teams coming fourth and year 8 third. Senior girls in top form Victorious: Bay of Islands College senior girls netball team, front from left: Steffi Hooson, Ere Broughton, Chejaan Mokaraka, Rhiaan Smith. Back from left: Coach Robyn Bristowe, Sophie Pihema, Larissa Hona, Robin Norman, Felicity Wynyard, Devean Norman, Trina Harris-Ruke, coach Trisha Davis. Bay of Islands College senior girls netball team is shaping up well in the regular Saturday netball at Kaikohe as they build towards the Upper North Island Championships in Auckland in a few weeks time. And they are on quite a high after beating Kaitaia 27-24 in the Northland secondary schools title this month. Bay College opened with three good wins in section play, beating Okaihau, Northland and Ruawai before a convincing semi- final win against Rodney put the girls into the final. It was Bay College's first Northland title in five years and with most of the girls returning next year, they could be the team to beat in 2013. Fundraiser completed Mixed triple bowls winners from left: Ron Payne, Julianna Still and Kevin Hoult. The Bowls Far North Coaches Association held their postponed fundraiser mixed triples at Coopers Beach Bowling Club on August 7. Sixteen teams hoped the weather would be kind and, except for one short shower, their hopes were met. Players came from Coopers Beach, Kaitaia Combined, Far North RSA, Waitangi, Kaitaia Church Rd, Opononi, Okaihau and Kerikeri. Four games of 1 hour 10 minutes on wins, ends and points were played in good spirits. Results: First Ron Payne, Kevin Hoult, Julianna Still on 3.5 wins, 20 ends, 37 pts; Second Trevor Smith, Glennis Ansley, Nova Mannell on 3 wins, 19 ends, 44 pts; third Eileen Pickard, Carol Sell, Trish McLaren with 3 wins, 18 ends, 34 pts. Best sports: Alan Bright, Pearl Tahana and Kay McLean. The association thanks everyone who made the fundraiser such a success. Kerikeri kids make a splash Awesome achievement: Kerikeri Cubs, Scouts and Ventures make it a clean sweep at Whangarei pools. Every year Shackleton Scout Group in Whangarei run a swim- ming competition. This year 22 kids from Kerikeri Cubs, Scouts and Ventures took part at the Whangarei pools on August 11 and did rather well. The competition has been run- ning for 20 years and although Kerikeri has had their name on the Scouting trophy a couple of times, they have never won the overall trophy, until now. The group not only won the Cub and Scout sec- tion, but took away the overall tro- phy as well. The group stayed the night at the Shackleton Den.
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