Western Leader : January 19th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 14 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 19, 2012 SPORT Prices valid until Monday 30th January 2012 SUMMER STOCK-UP BUY ANY 3 FOR $100 Russian Standard Vodka 1lt, William Grants Whisky 1lt, or Gordon's Gin 1lt Steinlager Classic 18 Pack Stubbies TOHU Marlb Chardonnay Marlb Sauv/Blanc Gisborne Merlot Pinot Gris $12.99 EACH $27.99 EACH $34.99 EACH www.pinepac.co.nz Your Building Specialists WHENUAPAI ITM 2 Airport Rd, Ph 416 8164 Open 7 Days KUMEU ITM 154 Main Rd, Ph 412 8148 Open 7 Days SWANSON ITM 2 O'Neills Rd, Ph 832 0209 Mon - Sat (Opp. Swanson RSA) Hitachi COMPOUND MITRE SAW 255mm C10FCE2 $400.00 Altona Extra H/D EXTENSION LEAD 20mtr ITM PAINT BRUSHES triple pack 25, 50, 75mm $45.90 $19.90 Wattyl FENCE FINISH 10 litre, All colours $44.00 STORES CLOSED Monday 30 January Offers valid until 1.2.12 or while stocks last TIMBER Interior/Exterior Houselot supply Competitive Quotes New Years Sale 027 479 4843 www.loretzgardens.co.nz 116a Hobsonville Rd, Hobsonville Next to Fruit World º Hydrangea and Canna Lillie $10 º Mature 3m Queens $150 º Cycads from $15 º Kermedec Nikau's $25 º Carex Native Grass from $3.50 º Large burmese pots were $900 now $399 and many more great specials 4006247AF Bears fall short The Waitakere Bears premiere men's softball team will be hoping to regain their confidence after last weekend. The side failed at bat in two games, going down to league leader Northcote 2-1 and Mt Albert Ramblers 6-0. Rueben Topia started well against Northcote with a hit but the next hits didn't come until 15 bats later when an error allowed Curtis Cosh on base. Pitchers Heinie Shan- non and Joel Harris con- fined the opposition to three hits but allowed seven walks, enough for Northcote to seal victory. Only Alfons Oveini- kovas and coach Patrick Shannon managed hits as 12 batters struck out against Ramblers pitcher Andrew Kirkpatrick. The losses have the Bears all but out of the minor championship race with focus now on securing a playoff spot. Surfers ride rough swells Zen master: Zen Wallis in action in the open longboard division at the National Surfing Championships at Piha. Photo: CRAIG LEVERS/PHOTOCPL Go to www.westernleader.co.nz to watch the stand-up paddleboard race. While most summer sports have rued the bad weather, its after- math made an impact at the start of the National Surfing Championships at Piha at the weekend. The open longboard and stand-up paddleboard were the first events to hit the waves with conditions restricting action to only four hours of surfing in solid two-metre swells. The third heat of the long- board event saw a major upset with 2010 champion Dylan Barnfield from Ohope elimi- nated in the first round cour- tesy of Gisborne's Daniel Procter and Matt Cockayne. Piha's Geoff Calvert finished fourth. Another Piha surfer Zen Wal- lis made it to the final eight after finishing second in his heat with a score of 8.4. The heat was won by Gis- borne's Ben Poulter with a score of 12.67. The stand-up paddleboarders found the conditions tough but provided the best entertain- ment on the first day of compe- tition with the first ever stand- up paddleboard national title race. The two laps through the cove of south Piha and out through the break took its toll on com- petitors with Raglan surfer Armie Armstrong finishing ahead of Jeremy Stephenson. Daniel Kereopa managed third place with Shayne Baxter in fourth. The championships continue this week at Piha with the finals on Saturday.
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