North Shore Times : February 7th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 31 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 SPORT IN BRIEF Rugby Northcote Rugby Club are holding a have-a-go day at their club fields in Recreation Dr, Birkenhead, on February 17 from 10am till 2pm. There will be fun skills and drills, a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and coffee van. Running The Devonport JETS run/ walk has resumed and will feature every Thursday evening at 6pm until March 28. Both the 3km and 5km course start at the Narrowneck beach cafe and follow largely car-free routes along the coastline. The event is both marshalled and timed. Entry fees are $6 adult and $4 child (additional kids $3) which includes a post-race soft drink. Contact Paul Cornish on 0274 379 423 for more information. Sailing Ben Morrison sailing out of the Wakatere Boating Club, collected the first title of the Sail Auckland regatta. Claiming the OK dinghy title with wins in five of his six races and a third in the other Morrison left Paul Rhodes and 2013 national champion Russell Wood trailing in second and third. Rowing Join Mahe Drysdale and Juliette Haigh for breakfast at the Browns Bay Rotary as they auction off an oar signed by all of the New Zealand rowing gold medalists. This is a unique piece of sporting memorabilia for any organisation or person who loves sport. The breakfast is on February 14, 7am till 9am at Fairway Lodge, Takapuna, behind the North Shore Events Centre. Any profits will go towards Rotary projects. The auction for the oar will occur during the breakfast. Contact Murray Allison on 021 631 662 or 473 6418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Tell us Has anyone in your club or school done exceptionally well? Have you got an event coming up you want to tell our readers about? Call us on 486 8862 or email email@example.com with your news. Progressing well: The White Ferns, including North Shore's Katie Perkins, are through to the super-six stage of the ICC Women's One Day World Cup in India. During pool play New Zealand clashed with South Africa, Pakistan and Australia in Group B. A massive 151-run first up win against South Africa followed by a seven wicket win over Pakistan ensured the Kiwis had done enough to qualify for the next round. New Zealand finished as runners-up at the last tournament in Australia in 2009. New Zealand won their first and only women's world cup title on home soil in 2000. This year's final will be held in on February 17 in Mumbai. Worlds no problem to talented young Kiwis Westlake boys roll Rangitoto SECONDARY SCHOOL CRICKET The local derby between Westlake Boys' High School and Rangitoto College in the Auckland secondary schools premier A one-day compe- tition didn't last long. Last year's two-day cham- pions Westlake showed that they will be looking to add the one-day title to their cabinet. They rolled through Rangitoto for a mere 73 runs with spin twins Wesley Healiss and Clayton Floyd taking three wickets each. Rangitoto's Isaac Snell played a lone hand with 30 but their total of 73 was never going to be enough and Westlake cruised home by six wickets. Rosmini College's Connor Ridge, who scored more than 1000 runs in competition last year and impressed for the Auckland under-19 side, has continued his form in the first game of the school year. Ridge's 137 was the back- bone of Rosmini's total of 202 all out against a rebuilding King's College side. Rosmini seamer Scott Martin then starred for his side as he took 3-20 as King's were dismissed for 106 . Points after Round One: Sacred Heart, Westlake Boys, Rosmini College 2, St Peters, Rangitoto, King's College 0. Skiers on top of the world Celebration: Special Olympics North Harbour's Troy Rangi, right, celebrates with Hugh Brown and Brittney McKenzie. Photo: JOHN SELKIRK Alpine skier Troy Rangi has stepped onto the podium multiple times at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea. Overcoming the challenge of a last-minute upgrade to the advanced competition, Rangi brushed off a fall in practice to claim a silver medal in Super G as well as a silver in giant slalom. Rangi joined Special Olympics North Harbour 10 years ago and along with snow sports he is involved in swimming, basketball, foot- ball and athletics. Rangi's Special Olympics North Harbour team-mate Amy Mackres won a bronze medal in the alpine skiing intermediate giant slalom. In the lead up to team selection Mackres broke her elbow, but that wasn't going to stop her from heading to the Games. She has been skiing for seven years and also swims weekly. Bad weather has inter- rupted some of the compe- tition for the skiers at the Games. The Kiwi athletes, who all have an intellectual dis- ability, are competing along- side more than 2300 Special Olympics athletes at the Games in PyeongChang. Teens put in top duathlon showing Holding on: Stephen Farrell, far left, and Alana Lythe, second from right, took line honours in the latest Orca swim-run event at Takapuna Beach. Race seven of the Orca swim-run series again highlighted the strength of junior athletes in the North Harbour region. School-age athletes have featured prominently during the entire series, at times dominating their more experienced and stronger seniors. Alana Lythe from Westlake Girls is one such athlete. In rough conditions, she battled a strong female lineup to win the $50 cash prize for the first female competitor. Tessa McNair, another junior, battled the swell and chop to lead Lythe after the 500 metre swim off Takapuna Beach. As she headed out on the five kilometre run along the beach, Lythe had to work hard in the wind to bridge the gap. When the finish line came, Lythe had done enough to earn the points, with McNair a close second and another junior, Emily Pearce completing the medal haul. In the men's race, the juniors weren't quite good enough to beat leading triathlon coach, Stephen Farrell. His proteges are in Triathlon New Zealand's high performance squad. Promising junior Atanas Alipiev produced the run of the night and chased Farrell hard up and down Takapuna Beach. Had it been a few hundred metres longer, it is likely he would have prevailed. But Farrell held him off in a close tussle. The next race in the series will be held on February 13 at Takapuna Beach with the start gun going off at 6.15pm.
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