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The Centralian advocate Fri 21 Sep 2007



The Centralian advocate Fri 21 Sep 2007


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 61 no. 37

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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Centralian Advocate, Friday, September 21, 2007 59 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 21 -S E P -2 00 7 PA G E : 59 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT READY TO PLAY: The Brown brothers Rhyan, 15, Ray, 22, and Shaun, 14, are ready for the new baseball season with reigning premier Cubs. Picture: ALLAN WEEKS Moneys on the pitchers Baseball Christopher OLeary CUBS coach Tim Brown is banking on his pitchers to throw his side to glory this season and against Panthers at Lyel Kempster Park tonight. Cubs regained the competition title last April, by annihilating Demons 10-2. Brown said the nucleus of the premiership squad had stayed on for this summer. He also believes Cubs will benefit from having more than their fair share of pitchers. Brown said: We probably have more pitchers than most sides, and we have a young crew as well. That young crew consists of pitchers Robbie Brown, 22, and Jimmy Allen, 22 and Robbie Cheslett, 19. Coach Brown said Robbie provided consistency on the mound. Shaun Brown, he said, was another young talent at the eligible age that could be blooded into senior level. He will also be relying heavily on fellow Browns and premiership players Ray and Jayson. Ray Brown captained the Cubs to victory last season while Jayson is another pitcher in Cubs arsenal. Luke Farrows said he is also returning to Cubs for the season, and coach Brown will hope he can lock in more of the inspirational catches that turned the result of last seasons Grand Final. Cubs and Panthers will kick off the double-header at 7pm, followed by the Redback versus Demons clash at 9pm. Bulls played Venom late last night and a full match report will feature in Tuesdays Centralian Advocate. Hes heads above rest Athletics Christopher OLeary A STAND-OUT: Centralian Nick Heggie. YOUNG giant Nick Heggie dominated his age group, winning a swag of awards at last weekends NT Athletics Championship in Darwin. The 13-year-old runner, one of many Centralian athletes competing, came first in his 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events. He also picked up the overall athlete of the championship award, 1500m championship trophy and overall distance runner title. A keen basketballer, Heggie only started running in June last year, but has stood well over 180cm tall since he was 11. He said: I like being free and its easier running than working in a team sport. He said he is now excited to race in next months South Australian track and field championship in Adelaide. Next month, Heggie wants to beat all his personal bests including 5min 9secs for 1500m and 12.03secs for 100m. Both times were set last year in Alice Springs. Fellow Centralian r u n n e r G e r a d e n Kennedy showed he was of the same mind, winning the 14-year-old boys 1500m and 800m events last weekend. He won the 1500m in 5mins 10secs and the 800m in 2min 19secs. Meanwhile Tisharlia Abala won the overall trophy for best meet walker, winning the 1500m walk event in 8mins 48secs. The 13-year-old also won her age groups shot put, 1500m and 800m events.

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