Kapiti Observer : July 11th 2011
20 KAPITI OBSERVER, JULY 11, 2011 SPORT 93 Mazengarb Road Phone 04 297 0815 Cnr Raumati and Rosetta Roads Phone 04 902 8466 2for1 Steaks Thursday 5-9pm $15 Big Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 10.30am-3pm Quiz Night Wednesday 7.30pm Bring your team down for some great fun Free Pub Housie Monday 7.30pm Vouchers to be won plus spot prizes $15 Thursday 5-9pm $15 Mains • 2 Desserts for $15 3 House Wines or Beers for $15 Tuesday Trivia and Pizza 2 for 1 Pizzas 5-8pm Quiz starts at 7.30pm Get in early to secure a table Kids Eat Free Monday & Tuesday 5-8pm Conditions Apply (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). Friday 22nd July 1814 Live Tickets from the VI Sunday Live Jazz Kevin Clark 6-8pm ONCE ONLY INTRODUCTORY OFFER SUNDAY BUFFET Bring in this ad and pay only $1.00 for your Buffet Meal Available on Sunday 17th July 2011 only Only one per customer PHONE 293 1060 While stocks last The Waikanae Hotel Kapiti Coast's Friendliest Hotel Waikanae 3 DAY ONLY SPECIAL Thursday 14th July to Saturday 16th July 2011 STIL VODKA 1 litre bottle SEAGER'S GIN 1 litre bottle $29.99 $27.99 Strong recovery after broken arm Under control: Kapiti's Daniel Harris cuts through two Manawatu players while playing for Wellington under-15s in Carterton. By BEN STRANG Breaking his arm early in the hockey season has not stopped Kapiti 14-year- old Daniel Harris playing a key role in Wellington's under-15 representative team. The Paraparaumu College first XI striker scored six goals in three matches at last week's quadrangular tournament in Carterton, a warmup for the national championship later this month. It was a welcome return to form for Daniel, who suffered a broken arm and then a strained wrist from pulling the plaster off his arm. His mother Anne Harris said he broke his arm at a training before the season started, in a collision with a team mate. Luckily he had already been selec- ted for the Wellington under-15A boys representative team and it was a case of trying to maintain his fitness during the six-week period he was out,'' she said. Daniel was back firing on all cylinders during the tournament the weekend before last, and ensured his side got off to a winning start against Taranaki. With scores level at 3-3, Daniel scored his second goal of the match from the final play of the game, a pen- alty corner, to give Wellington a 4-3 victory. He followed up his match win- ning effort with impressive form in a 6-3 mauling of Manawatu in the second match, which he captained. He scored two goals in that match and slotted a further two in the final game, tying the match with Wairarapa at 4-4 and preserving his team's unbeaten run. Mrs Harris said Daniel has shown great commitment to his sport, getting up early on Sunday mornings for 7.45am trainings in Wellington. The national tournament is in Timaru from July 25 to 30, and will be Daniel's second under-15 premier tour- nament after competing in 2010 in Carterton. Silver medal for Pop Silver medallist: Michael Banner helped the New Zealand Special Olympics basketball team to a silver medal at the Athens Olympics. By BEN STRANG Michael Banner returns to New Zealand sporting a sil- ver medal for basketball after a successful stint at the Special Olympics in Athens. The 22-year-old was part of the New Zealand squad that charged into the final on Sunday last week, where they suffered their only loss of the tournament at the hands of Israel. The team was to arrive back in New Zealand on Friday night. On Thursday, Banner's parents, Lynette and Peter, said they were proud of their son, and expected he would be over the moon'' with the team's effort. Before my father died he had just been selected and said, I'll bring a gold medal back for you, Pop'', and although he didn't quite get that it's the next best thing,'' Mr Banner said. New Zealand inflicted some crushing victories on their way to the semifinals, beating Poland 48-16 and Spain 28-7, before taking on Singapore in the knockout match. Tied 16-16 with seconds remaining, New Zealand scored a two-pointer to clinch an 18-16 victory and a berth in the final. Their final opponents, Israel, had beaten them 48-25 in the group stage, but the Kiwis showed good heart and came close to causing an upset, eventu- ally going down 34-30. We think he had a bit of an idea that he could win a medal, but this is just amazing,'' Mr Banner said. Placings Kapiti Primary School's Kayla Schipp finished second in the year 8 girls' race at Tuesday's Wellington primary and intermediate schools cross country in Upper Hutt. Kena- kena's Michaela Walker was third in the year 7 race. Kapiti year 6 boys took third in the teams' race.
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