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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 43 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:21-AGE:43 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K guide 2011 &foodwine northern territory Advertising NOW OPEN! R e st a u ra n ts Wallys Steakhouse Cafe Joelle Hejira Hotel Cecilias Petras Take-away Leigh Lounge39 Hercules Road, Hamilton Jans Kims Club Andys Burger Joint Mark SushiPage 7 Northern Territory Food & Wine Guide 2011 39 Hercules Road, Hamilton OPEN 4pm 6pm-9pm CARDSCHEFOWNER right on the river with a dining room thats who work with the precision of a good seafood, hooking a table here is the ultimate cation encourages leisurely dining as does the oyster drop in for a glass of wine and a quick bite, or e lunch and dinner menu, which includes non oving blackboard of daily specials. Traditionalists ved hot or cold with all the trimmings. 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Mark Tibbits and the speedy Akim Lay were great for Crocs while Matios Hayes stood out for Honkers. The Crocs are now well-placed to take out the minor premiership but Honkers will have to start planning for next season. In the other division one clash, Bears prevailed 4-2 in a tight contest against the BOC Dodgers. Ben Cole continued his sublime form, the ever reliable Steven Blyton was a rock in defence while Dodgers new recruit Justin Costello continues to impress. The Womens Professionals Cup game between Hoops 4 Health and Sportsco Titans looked like a close one on paper, however Hoops stamped their class early, running out comprehensive 9-4 victors. NT representatives Justine Schmidt and Suzie Cubillo fired for the reigning premiers with Racheal Curtain the standout for Titans. Ladder-leaders Honkers proved too strong for cellar-dwellers Ornasteel, the pace-setters winning 7-1. Rachel Willis, Gemma Bellenger and Lakeishia Baird led the way, while Tina Hourigan never stopped trying for Cubs. All teams have the Easter weekend off, with play resuming on May 9. NT netballers impress at national tournament By IAN BUTTERWORTH NORTHERN Territory under-17 and under-19 netball teams were both pipped on the final day of the National Netball Championships played at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports centre in Queensland over the past week. The championships were hosted by Netball Queensland and showcased the nations best up-and-coming players and gave them a chance for a spot on the under-17 and under-19 Australian squads. The NT under-19 team recorded three wins over the course of the championship, going down in its final game against Queensland 30-24 to finish in sixth place. We finished in the same place as last year and although we were keen to do better, the competition just keeps getting stronger, so the result measures up well, team coach Ronelle Hall said. Captain Jessica Smith, who relocated from Alice Springs to play state league reserves in Adelaide with the Western Jets, said the team handled the high-class competition very well. Its tough here, and we didnt get blown away, which is credit to the team, Smith said. Everyone came together extremely well and we simply gelled as a group after the first game. We were able to match the other teams in size with our talls at each end and a strong mid-field so it is just the constant pressure at the end of some games that finds us a bit underdone. The under-17 team lost narrowly in its final game and finished in eighth place. Sam Stosur on the attack against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez Picture: ALEX GRIMM Back on familiar clay, Stosur aces Sanchez FOND memories came flooding back as Samantha Stosur returned to a happy hunting ground to launch her European claycourt campaign in winning fashion. Fifth-seeded Stosur put a disappointing start to the season behind her with an impressive 7-5, 6-1 victory over tough Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the opening round in Stuttgart. Runner-up last year amid a tour-best run of 20 wins from 23 matches, Stosur needed just 80 minutes to see off Martinez Sanchez. Australias French Open finalist reeled off seven straight games from 5-5 in the first set to take a strang lehold on the match. Its always nice to come back to tournaments where youve done well in the past, Stosur, who was a runner-up in 2010 to the now-retired Justine Henin, said. Im very happy to be back on the red clay. Last year the clay season was the best few months of my career. Knights sign skipper for four years Kurt Gidley NEWLY cashed-up Newcastle has made its second major signing since multimillionaire Nathan Tinklers takeover, with skipper Kurt Gidley committing his future to the NRL club for another four years. With St George Illawarra coach Wayne Bennett already secured for next season, Gidley is excited about the clubs future under the Tinkler regime. The 28-year-old, who has made 173 appearances for his boyhood team, said he wanted to show supporters his commitment, and hoped it would encourage the whole Hunter region to get behind the Knights. Im excited to be cementing my commitment to the club for a further four years, Gidley said. I would love to see the whole community make their commitment to us through a Knights membership; we are entering an exciting era for the club and this will help us build a true fortress at Ausgrid Stadium. Gidley has played 11 Tests for Australia, 10 games for New South Wales, three games for Country and two matches for the NRL All Stars. Im a Newcastle boy, I played my junior football with Wests Newcastle and have followed the Knights since the clubs inception in 1988, he said. It was always a dream of my brother Matt and I to re present our community by playing for the Knights, and we are lucky enough to have had the opportunity to do so. I believe that the Newcastle Knights are building towards a very exciting future with a team that is capable of bringing the Newcastle and Hunter region its third premiership combined with a prosperous future. Coach Rick Stone said Gidleys re-signing was great news for the club. Kurt is an integral part of our clubs community both on and off the field, he is an inspirational captain on the field and I hope that today our members join us by encouraging their friends and family to commit to the Knights, the coach said.