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The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012



The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012


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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 111

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 22, 2012 65 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 2 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 6 5 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT Scoreboard ATHLETICS Alice Springs Athletics Club Competition results - June 17 Under-6 boys: 70m - 1st N Harvey 16.56, 2nd M Geraghty 17.28, 3rd G Murphy 17.31, 4th C StClair 18.46, 5th Z Sexton 19.12, 6th D Fewquandie 20.0. 100m - 1st N Harvey 24.33, 2nd M Geraghty 25.34, 3rd G Murphy 25.69, 4th Z Sexton 28.03, 5th C StClair 28.69, 6th D Fewquandie 31.47. Vortex - 1st N Harvey 10.17m, 2nd C StClair 6.75m, 3rd M Geraghty 6.65m, 4th Z Sexton 5.50m, 5th G Murphy 5.35m, 6th D Fewquandie 5.30m. Under-6 girls: 70m - 1st S Clegg 13.41, 2nd J Bray 13.81, 3rd G Bramley 14.31, 4th D Thorne 15.41, 5th K Davis 15.84, 6th S Cole 16.59, 7th H Barradell 17.72, 8th S Murphy 22.44. 100m - 1st J Bray 22.72, 2nd G Bramley 23.00, 3rd S Clegg 23.25, 4th K Davis 24.59, 5th D Thorne 25.0, 6th S Cole 26.50, 7th H Barradell 26.81, 8th D Hayes 33.15, 9th S Murphy 34.44. Vortex - 1st J Bray 8.31m, 2nd H Barradell 6.90m, 3rd D Thorne 5.97m, 4th S Clegg 5.55m, 5th G Bramley 4.67m, 6th S Cole 4.10m, 7th S Murphy 2.70m. Under-7 boys: 70m - 1st B Glynn 12.97, 2nd A Strauss 17.78. 100m - 1st B Glynn 19.28. 300m Walk - 1st A Strauss 2:06.7. Vortex - 1st B Glynn 19.58m. Under-7 girls: 70m - 1st O Bonnitcha 13.87, 2nd M Forrester 15.96, 3rd R Johnstone 17.21, 4th J Muller 17.56. 300m Walk - 1st O Bonnitcha 2:13.6, 2nd M Forrester 2:20.7, 3rd J Muller 2:24.5, 4th R Johnstone 2:31.4. Vortex - 1st O Bonnitcha 7.58m, 2nd M Forrester 7.70m, 3rd R Johnstone 7.23m, 4th J Muller 5.84m. Under-8 boys: 70m - 1st P Murphy 13.09, 2nd S Murphy 13.59. 100m - 1st S Murphy 19.00, 2nd P Murphy 22.16. Vortex - 1st S Murphy 24.32m, 2nd P Murphy 19.56m. High Jump - 1st S Murphy 0.85m, 2nd P Murphy 0.80m. Under-8 girls: 70m - 1st E Muller 13.82, 2nd C Thorne 14.07. 100m - 1st E Muller 20.41, 2nd C Thorne 21.25. Vortex - 1st C Thorne 11.07m, 2nd E Muller 10.23m. High Jump - 1st E Muller 0.85m, 2nd C Thorne 0.80m. Under-9 boys: 70m - 1st C Saville 11.84, 2nd N Rawnsley 12.68. 100m - 1st C Saville 17.30, 2nd N Rawnsley 18.60. Vortex - 1st C Saville 23.75m, 2nd N Rawnsley 19.45m. High Jump - 1st C Saville, N Rawnsley 0.95m. Under-9 girls: 70m - 1st S Cole 12.81, 2nd A Strauss 13.01, 3rd S Muller 13.56. 100m - 1st S Cole 18.70, 2nd A Strauss 18.90, 3rd S Muller 19.30. Vortex - 1st S Cole 17.67m, 2nd S Muller 9.20m, 3rd A Strauss 7.41m. High Jump - 1st S Muller 0.95m, 2nd S Cole 0.90m, 3rd A Strauss 0.85m. Under-10/11 boys: 100m - 1st D Brown 17.13, 2nd B Typuszac 17.91. 200m - 1st D Brown 38.65, 2nd B Typuszac 40.28. High Jump - 1st D Brown 1.10m, 2nd B Typuszac 0.80m. Under-10/11 girls: High Jump - E Bamber 0.98m. Under-14 boys: 100m - 1st L Rothwell 15.66. 200m 1st L Rothwell 32.93. Under-14 girls: 100m - 1st A Mills 15.22. 200m - 1st A Mills 34.12. High Jump - 1st A Mills 1.15m. Super eight BASKETBALL Dale Fletcher ROCKETS held on to win their eighth straight match in the Alice Springs Basketb a l l A s s o c i a t i o n League Men competition on Tuesday night. T h e d e f e n d i n g champions had a 67-60 victory, but had to survive a late rally against Nyewente. Nyewente outscored Rockets 39-26 in the second half after trailing by 21 points at the main break. Thorben Grote was instrumental for Rockets, scoring a game-high 26 points, including four threepointers. Nyewente was welll e d b y T r i s t a n Watkins, who scored a team-high 24 points. The win leaves Rockets two games clear of Memo Magic at the top of the standings, after the Magic defeated Federal Wallabies Storm 70-58. Memo came from five points down at three-quarter time, outscoring Federal 27-10 in the final stanza to record the 12-point win. Matthew Kittle was on target for the Magic, scoring a gamehigh 22 points, while Travis Martin and Kyran Smith both added 13 points. Chris Atkinson led the way for Federal, scoring a team-high 16 points, while Matthew Axten added 13 points. In League Women, Federal Wallabies Storm closed the gap at the top of the table on Memo Mustangs with a 60-37 victory on Monday night. L a u r e n T a y l o r scored a team-high 12 points, while Michelle Ellis and Brooke Harland both added 11 points. Tegan Hatzimihail was the shining light for the Mustangs, scoring a game-high 24 points. Nyewente drew level on premiership points with Memo Magic after their 41-36 win. The Magic, with Pauline Hickey scoring a team-high 12 points, could not recover from a 15-4 quarter time deficit. Hayley Bathern also added 12 points for Nyewente. Madgen clinic magic BASKETBALL Dale Fletcher Schoolchildren were in awe of Sydney Kings star Ben Madgen at a basketball clinic held at Santa Teresa yesterday Picture: STEPHEN DUNN INSPIRATION from a National Basketball League (NBL) star paved the way to a successful basketball clinic at Santa Teresa yesterday. Sydney Kings small forward Ben Madgen and his sister, Bulleen Boomers WNBL star Tess Madgen, ran the day-long clinic for the local schoolchildren. Madgen said: My mum, Deb Madgen, recently moved away from her family to work for two years at the school here in Santa Teresa. She has told me some fascinating stories about the community and how passionate the children are about sport. They play all day, everyday, well into the night. They are just crazy about all kinds of sport. The decision from Madgen to visit the town, 80km southeast of Alice Springs, was made when he found out not a lot of high-profile sports stars visited the region. He said: This gave me the idea of organising a basketball clinic there. I am grateful for the support of the Sydney Kings and feel this is a great opportunity to build on our cultural goals as a community club and show we are willing to help remote communities outside of New South Wales, whom other sporting clubs/codes may never visit. Tess said she is thrilled to help out her big brother with his initiative. She said: It was all Bens idea and then he thought he would do the right thing and ask if his sister would want to come too and be involved, and I was more than happy to help out. Ben said the clinic was a fantastic experience and to give back to the community and teach the kids was great. He said: This is an opportunity they may not ever get in their lifetime and this is something Tess and I have never experienced. I feel very privileged to be up here and its also great to see Mum again as I havent seen her in a while. Madgen was supported by Sydney Kings assistant coach Tim Hudson and director Steve Dunn throughout the three-day visit. The day-long basketball clinic was a fast-paced day of physical exercise, while the students developed individual skills and worked together in an atmosphere of communication, co-operation and teamwork. Students also receive a number of giveaways and Madgen would like to thank A N D 1 , S p a l d i n g , D B Graphics and Nike for their support with merchandise, drink bottles and basketballs being sent to the community. New operations triple treat delight PROMINENT owner Rob Cowan and trainer Terry Gillett fired a warning shot high over the heads of their rivals with a performance of equine excellence at Pioneer Park on Sunday. The pair are the brains trust of the recently-formed Commercial Thoroughbreds SA operation here in Alice Springs, and they dominated last Sundays program with three of the five winners. They began perfectly when Good Decision maintained her rich vein of form with her 10th career victory. She is a gifted mare who races on the speed and that attribute paved the way for her win in the Scope Building Benchmark 69 Handicap over 1000m. Good Decision raced right in behind race leader Princess Zietta for most of the way, and when produced by rider Ben Cornell on straightening for home she pounced quickly. The win was to be the first of three for Cornell, who steered home Gilletts winning trio. Deal Broker failed at Kangaroo Island in February and was given a let up. He resumed at Pioneer Park and failed in mid-April, but the longreaching son of American stallion Alannan has turned it all around since and raced right up to his best form with an all the way win in the Heavitree Gap Lodge Handicap over 1200m. Cornell shot Deal Broker out the machine and had no hesitation in running along in front. Dashing away to a clear lead at the top of the home straight, Deal Broker looked home for all Chinas tea. But he had used plenty of fuel early and with 100m left to run, the petrol gauge was empty. A charging rally late in the race from Scat Singer fell short, but only just and Deal Broker took line honours. Again, Cornell had timed his winning move to a perfect fraction. Cornell delivered a masterclass on Sunday, and his ride aboard Hidden Tears to win the Sitzler Handicap over 1200m for Gillett and Cowan was a cracking effort. Drifting well out the race early, he settled in the back half. Cornell tracked home on the back of runnerup Silent Rock from the 600m pole, and Hidden Tears swept down the centre of the track with an energetic burst that carried him home. Gillett and Cowan are climbing the ladder quickly. Gillett and his wife Leanne were a formidable combination in the Red Centre until a move to Hawkesbury in NSW in 2006. Gilletts last Alice Springs runner was Fission Belle way back in May of that year, but it hasnt taken long for the empire to strike back. He has trained nine winners since he returned to Pioneer Park as Commercial Thoroughbreds number one trainer in early April this year, and that figure is destined to grow. With Gillett, Cowan and Cornell stealing the limelight on Sunday, Michael Evanss winning double with locally owned duo Captain Sydney and OToole was forced to take a back seat. Captain Sydney was turned out looking tremendous and he raced accordingly. A recent addition to the Evans stable, he won the Lawrence And Hanson Handicap over 1000m with a surging finish along the inside rail. Western Rebel went out hard and the race was run at frantic fractions. Evans was biding his time towards the back and near the fence. Captain Sydney liked that. He never left the running rail in defeating Silent Motive by two lengths. OToole was the second of Evanss two winners and he deserved his win. The gelding has taken a while to break through but did it in good style, winning the last race, the Landmark Handicap over 1400m. Evans hugged the running rail again. OToole was travelling well on the home bend but needed a gap. It came along the rail soon after and he sprinted away for his first win. Golden chance TENNIS Dale Fletcher SIX local tennis players will get the chance to show their skills in Darwin starting today. Tennis Alice Springs juniors Joel Van Haaren, Thomas Van Harren, Sigrid Smith, Brianna Smith, Tyson Usher and Bonnie Usher will play in the Medibank NT Age Titles. It is the first time local juniors will play in an Optus Junior Tournament Gold Level event and Tennis Alice Springs manager Matt Roberts is thrilled with the players progress. He said: Our kids have never had the chance to play in a Gold Level event, so this is a great opportunity. This is just another step and it makes the kids think that there is more to tennis than just playing in Alice Springs. Roberts said the chance for the six players to build on their already impressive national rankings should be their focus. He said: The players have to get their rankings down to be able to qualify for the Australian titles. The top 64 players in each age group get the opportunity to play at Melbourne Park in November. He said: Bonnie Usher got to play in the tournament last year. But I hope we have more players this year.