Central Leader : March 23rd 2011
2 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: email@example.com Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz PLUMBING & BATHROOM Showroom hours: Mon -- Fri, 8.30am -- 5pm; Sat, 9am -- 4pm 45 Portage Road, New Lynn • 09 827 1653 61 Main Highway, Ellerslie • 09 525 6666 College girls aim to get NZ title back By SCOTT MORGAN Champion team: One Tree Hill College girls' softball team co-captain Charlotte Hetaraka hopes her Auckland championship-winning team can go one better at the national secondary schools tournament next week. Photo: JASON OXENHAM There's a quiet confidence in the One Tree Hill College girls' senior softball side, which will compete at the national secondary schools championships next week. One Tree Hill beat Orewa in the final of the Auckland championships last month. We're pretty good this year,'' co-captain Charlotte Hetaraka says. We all worked as a team even though we've only had a few trainings.'' The 17-year-old says despite the large number of juniors who have made the jump up to the senior level this year, the team's chances of coming away with the title in Lower Hutt are quite strong. We're going there to win -- there's no point in going unless you want to win the tournament. It's going to be a lot of fun.'' But the team will have plenty of competition from lower North Island teams, including Wellington East Girls College and Newlands College. Coach Bob Mitchell says the team will need a bit of luck to reclaim the title it won in 2006. We've got to have a few things go our way. It's a good competition which makes it so enjoyable.'' He says the tournament will be good experience for junior players, while many of the senior players will bring knowledge developed from playing club softball. School games are held on Wednesday evenings so students can opt to play for a club on Saturdays if they wish. Principal Nick Coughlan says softball has always been a big sport at the school, but the last couple of years have been about building up talent again. We're back up to the heights we usually are. It'll be an exciting tournament. Half of the trophy cabinet here is full of softball awards.''
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