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The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Aug 2008


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 62 no. 21

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30 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 5-A U G -2008 PA G E : 30 C O L O R : C M Y K WEATHER WATCH Statistics for the Month of July Average daily max temp: 22.6 deg Average daily min temp: 6 deg Record highest temp: 34 deg Record lowest temp: 4.1 deg Average monthly rainfall: 9.4mm Highest monthly rainfall: 114.1mm Rainfall this month: 0mm Total rainfall last month: 0mm Total rainfall this year: 28.6mm Total rainfall last year: 208.8mm Sunrise: 7.10am Sunset: 6.11pm Weekend outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology:Fine and sunny. Moderate southerly winds. Tuesday 29: 25.4 (4.6) Wednesday 30: 29.4 (12.3) Thursday 31: 30.8 (17.2) Friday 1: 25 (10) Authorised by David Mortimer, 9 Coulthard Court Alice Springs advertisement The INDEPENDENT name for BRAITLING SPORT Consistency needed by NT Storm Netball Steve Menzies CONSISTENCY is needed if NT Storm is going to make its mark on the inaugural Australian National League, according to defender Ronelle Hall. The NT side was defeated in Brisbane by NSW Blues 44-56 onSaturdayandNSWWaratahs 43-67 on Sunday. Hall was disappointed to sit out the first three quarters of the Blues game before coming on at wing defencewhere she played for the full game against Waratahs. But the final term of Saturdays gamewasNTs best and NT won the first quarter on Sunday 16-14. The match report from the Waratahs game stated Hall and centre Tina Corcoran made an impressive start and dominating the centre court. But as the game wore on the quality of the Waratahs with NSW Swifts players Emma Koster (whowon the teams players player award) , Erin Bell and Tiffany Lincoln plus former Australian schoolgirl representative Kasey Ledbrook in the team took control. Hall said: We had a really good start to the game against Waratahs but we just have to maintain it for four quarters. It showed thatNT isnot out of its league in this competition. Going fromDarwin to this is a big jumpbutwe showed that we can be up there with them. I am really pleased to be able to play and thought I did well today (Sunday). I was told that I came on well in the quarter on Saturday. I think that earnedme the start against Waratahs. Former Centralian Karyn Bailey was a star for NT Storm, scoring 52 goals at 90 per cent for the two games. NT Storm has three games in Darwin against Queensland Fusion (which narrowly defeated both NSW sides), the AIS and Canberra Darters on August 15-17. Hall said it would be great to get vocal local support behind the team and help it get on the winning ledger. She said: I was the only player who played the full game in the one position against Waratahs. I hope that is a good sign and I can keep my place in the starting seven. Alice involved in celebrations Aussie Rules Max Bennett THURSDAY marks the 150th anniversary of the first game of Australian rules football, with the AFL encouraging everybody to get involved as part of Kick Around Australia day. Central Australia has embraced the day, with schools and workplaces getting involved in celebrating 150 years of Australias game. AFLNT regional development manager Tim Lawrence encourages everybody to get involved in any way they can, from organising games to having competitions at work. He said: Come down to Traeger Park or to your nearest oval and have a kick. Wear your teams colours in the office and help celebrate 150 years of the best game in the world. Some of the activities going on around town include a match between staff and students from Anzac Hill High School at Traeger Park. Other schools getting involved include Braitling, Bradshaw and Gillen primary schools,whileTiTreewill have a clinic on Wednesday. For more information visit the AFL website at www.afl.com.au Jade City (right), trained by local Nev Connor, took out the Palmerston Sprint on Saturday. Picture: DANI GAWLIK Historic double for local horses Horse Racing Max Bennett JADECity has completed an historic double, taking out the Palmerston Sprint for the second year in a row and finishing over the top of fellow Centralian, Periduki. The Nev Connor-trained sprint king produced a big run to come home in front of the reigning Pioneer Sprint champ by a half length. Connor said everything went perfectly for the horse, with the jockey in complete control. He said: Im extremely pleased. It couldnt have gone any better. Paul (Shiers, jockey) was great and rode very well. In what was an unorthodox build-up for Jade City, the horse had not raced since his win in last years event, only running a time trial less than a fortnight ago. However, this proved tobea master stroke as the horse came from more than eight lengths back at the halfway point to chase down a rampaging Periduki. Connor said itwasanamazing achievement to be able to guide the horse to back-toback victories. He said: To win two in a row in the Palmerston Sprint is something Im really proud of. This years win was special because it was probably the best Palmerston Sprint field they had. In another great performance, the King of Pioneer Park, Periduki, camewithin a half length of becoming the first horse to complete the Palmerston-Pioneer Sprint double. Trainer Lisa Lefoe said she was happy with the efforts of her four-year-old against a class field. She said: Im really happy with the performance and really proud of his effort. He did all the hard work at the start of the race and was just outrun by a very good horse at the end. The trio of Centralian runners was completed by Merv Rumbles Sweeping Move, which battled gallantly to finish fifth ahead of pre-race favourite Minson. The performance of the Centralian-trained horses at the business end of the Darwin Cup Carnival speaks volumes about the quality of runners coming out of the region, according to Alice Springs Turf Club chief executive Andrew OToole. He said: The three Alice Springs horses are brilliant. I said a couple ofweeks ago wemight go one, two, three in the Sprint, but wemanaged a one, two, five, which isnt far off. In unfortunatenews for the Darwin Cup, Centralian sensation Swepscay was a late scratching on Sunday.