Promising performance: Eagles give City a scare

11-07-2018 by admin

Alex Webster looks to pass during Saturday’s loss to Orange City. Photo by Steve Gosch.Cowra’s two-point loss at Pride Park against Orange City on Saturday won’t harm their confidence or momentum, as the Eagles continue to develop as a force to be with reckoned with during this season’s Blowes Clothing Cup.
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Cowra were the dominant side for the majority of the second half and were able to reduce a 14-point deficit in the 55th minute to just two at the final siren, when the scores read 26-24 in favour of the Lions.

A defiant defensive effort during the final 25 minutes helped City to hold on as the Eagles mounted countless attacking raids in search of 15 points which would see them steal victory.

After plenty of sustained pressure and a number of penalties – Cowra enjoyed an 8-2 penalty count in their favour in the second half alone – they did get within reach, through Tom Dewhurst and Adam Higgins in the 60th and 76th minutes respectively.

But, the Lions held firm in the shadows of full-time to claim a gritty win.

“We played the full 80 minutes, which was an aim of ours and encouraging but we went away from our game-plan a little bit which we haven’t done for the last three weeks, we’ll look at that,” Cowra coach Troy Hayes said.

“The last 10 minutes was pretty good but we needed to fix up some things in the 70 minutes before that. We missed goals and made silly errors, but they’re things to look at for next weekend now.”

After a scoreless opening 17 minutes Ben Wright barged his way over to give the Lions the lead on the back of sustained pressure, built from Orange City finally putting some phase-play together.

Every time they did so in the game, they scored.

Cowra hooker Ethan Cartwright cancelled Wright’s try out just three minutes later though, and fullback Alex Webster’s conversion tied things up at 7-7.

Cameron Cole and Feleti Wolfgramm crossed in the 31st and 35th minutes respectively, before Eagles skipper Chris Miller was shown yellow for using his boots just before half-time.

Dwyer missed one conversion and Keegan Harding slotted the other despite kicking it off the ground and it being touched mid-air, for Orange City to lead 19-7 at the break.

Matt Spicer opened the scoring in the second half, crossing out wide, but Lions replacement prop Sena Fatai hit back for his side five minutes later.

The Eagles shifted up a gear with Dewhurst scoring in the 60th and spent the next 20 minutes camped in Orange City’s half.

Higgins went over after back-to-back penalties with four minutes to go and Webster hit the mark to make it 26-24, but the Lions held strong.

“We certainly looked better in defence than we did against Forbes and there was a lot more enthusiasm,” Orange City coach Steve Hamson said.

“The guys showed plenty of heart in that one. The set-piece was quite good too, our scrum finally moved forward at times.”

Orange City Lions 26 (Ben Wright, Cameron Cole, Feleti Wolfgramm, Sena Fatai tries; Keegan Harding 2, Sam Dwyer conv.) defeated Cowra Eagles 24 (Ethan Cartwright, Matt Spicer, Tom Dewhurst, Adam Higgins tries; Alex Webster 2 conv.)

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‘Bad news for crooks’: Grange responds to Minyip police changes

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Yarriambiack Cr Terry Grange is pleased Minyip Police Station will be manned from May 29. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIYARRIAMBIACK Shire CouncillorTerry Grange has put criminalson notice after Victoria Police announced it had filled a long-standing officer vacancy at Minyip.
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The town’s police station has been unmanned since August 2014.

Victoria Police advertised three times for a station officer, and announced last week an officer had been appointed and would start work on May 29.

Police are still working through final details before they can announce the officer’s name.

Cr Grange, who has campaigned for an officer in the town sinceDavid Flannery transferredacross the state about 20 months ago, said the news generated confidence.

“I’mvery excited.Superintendent Paul Margetts gave it to me in writing a few months ago that he was committed to keeping the Minyip station option, and he’s delivered on that,” he said.

“The community is very pleased. It is good news for residents, good news for the police force, and bad news for the crooks.

“I don’t know if crime spiked without an officer, but I suspect people were aware there were no police in the town.

“The whole point now is, the game is over –there’s police coming in and anycrooks better move on.”

Cr Grange said having a police officer living and working in the town would make residents feel safer.

“It’s goodfor police too because they know they’ve got support there if they need it,” he said.

“Overall, it’s an outstanding result.

“Thecampaign went on for well over 18 months, and it took a fair bit out of me, but that’s life.

“It waswell worth it.”

Cr Grange said there were positives for Murtoa Police Station also, with construction for a new station due to start within six months.

The current station is an old portable building, similar to a classroom.

The state government confirmed in its April state budget the station would be replaced, but has not released how much money it will invest.

Cr Grange said he understood the project would cost about $2.5 million.

“It’s very exciting, and is another win for our communities and the police,” he said.

“I firmly believe if you have good places for staff to work,you’ll attract people to work in the town.”

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Ten years of pro comp at Knights

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Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager Dylan Beach with 17-year-old Port Elliot surfer Aden Arens getting a few waves in at Port Elliot’s Knights Beach earlier this week.Bodyboardersare hoping the recent run of perfect surfing conditions willcontinuefor the 10thannual Knights Beach Pro in two weeks’ time.
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Over the last decade the Knights Beach Pro has become a recognisedsporting eventnot just locally, but nationally, and its success is due in part to stronglocal support.

Victor Harbor’s Dylan Beach has competed in almost every Knights Pro since its inception, and this year he has taken on the role of Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager.

Dylansaid the Knights shore break is one of the most spectacular in the country, making the event a hallmarkstop on the Australian professional bodyboarding tour.

“I think the progressionfrom the very first Knights Beach Pro, when we only had 20 guys competing,to now where we’ve got the world’s best riders and about 60 competitorsis amazing,” Dylan said.

“We’ve got guys coming from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii andall around Australia. That’s been a pretty big stepping stone in terms of the event.

“It’s been an evolutionover the last 10 years andthrough the South Australian Bodyboard Clubthe local contingency of riders is only getting stronger and it’s only getting more competitive.

“Knights is such a consistent wave in terms of quality, it’s definitely a favourite of all of the travelling riders.”

Local competitorMarshall Watson is the only South Australian to win a Knights Pro, taking it out in 2013. Riding alongside Marshall this year will be 17-year-old Port Elliot bodyboarderAden Arens.Aden said he would be “stoked” to get through a couple of heats in the professional category.

“I’m really looking forward to the event and getting to meet some of the pros,” Aden said. “There’s always a good atmosphere and just about every bodyboarder in SA will be coming down to watch it.”

Dylan said Aden will be one to watch. “His surfing has improved in leaps and bounds, and it’s only going to get better,” Dylan said.“You see him progressing and pushing himself, so I think he’s got a pretty good chance of taking out one or two divisions, whether it is pro junior or state titles.”

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Creating change in small actions

19-02-2019 by admin

I’LLadmit it – I’m a sustainability nerd.You’ll find me either reading about sustainability issues from one of the many newsletters I subscribe to, learning how and practicing living lightly as much as possible, or working with my wonderful community to enhance our social and natural capital whenever I’m not sleeping.
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Sustainability is a very ‘broad church’ and I am yet to come up with an issue or thing that can’t be viewed through a sustainability ‘lens’.I really like that I’m becoming a sustainability jack of all trades despite being a master of none.I know a bit about food security and agro ecology; a bit about conflict minerals and technology; a bit about land clearing and conservation efforts; a bit about corporate social responsibility and greenwash; a bit about waste and recycling; and much more.

But there are consequences to all these bits of awareness that I know others feel also and that is: it can become outright depressing to be and stayinformed on any, or all, of these issues.

Not surprisingly, research has shown that youth can become depressed and anxious when they have too much education/information about an issue, with no time to consider the solutions, and consequently feel paralysed with respect to any impact they may have to improve a situation.

I know people who express deep concerns and paralysis i.e. what can I do? Even as a country we have expressed the view that we can have little impact, particularly with respect to climate change. However, I don’t believe this and, not surprisingly, research has also shown that a lot of little actions add up to something of consequence.

But we need personal sustainability to remain active and I use and suggest three key tools: firstly spend quality time with family and friends and turn off the technology; secondlywatch the six-minute film of Paul Hawken’s ‘Blessed Unrest’; and thirdlyspend time in nature.

That last point, the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature, is now overwhelmingly supported by evidence.Like charity, sustainability begins at home and personal sustainability must be our starting point if we are to live and help others live more lightly on this amazing planet we share.

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Mohr back with a bang

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Not only was Tim Mohr playing his first AFL game for665 days after two knee reconstructions on Saturday, but he was given the task of stopping one of the game’s in-form forwards.
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REACH: Alex Pearce flies for a mark at Aurora Stadium during Fremantle’s loss to Hawthorn. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

The Greater Western Sydney defenderfrom Launceston hadGold Coast’s Tom Lynch as his challenge, a man who was averaging four goals a game.

Mohr, and the Sun’s inability to get the ball forward, madelife difficult for the Coleman Medal fancy.

He was restrictedto 2.1 from seven touches, and Mohrcollected10 possessions and tookfive marks.

For the visitors, fellow Launceston product Jesse Lonergan brought the pressure and laid 11 tackles and collected 19 touches in the midfield.

Hobart’s Aaron Hall finished with32 touches, while late inclusion Henry Schade, from North Hobart, kept Jonathon Patton to 2.0 and collected 12 possessions.

Launceston’s Kade Kolodjashnij spent time on Steve Johnson (who kicked 1.2), and finished with 13 touches.

Devonport’s Ben Brown,had Patrick Ambrose and Matt Dea among his opponents, managed just 1.1 from five touches for North against Essendon.

Evandale’s Nathan Grima spent time on former teammate Drew Petrie (who kicked 2.0) and helped lead a strong second-half defensive effort for the Dons. Hehad 14 touches and took five marks.

Devonport’s Grant Birchall hurt his left shoulder during the final quarter of Hawthorn’s win over Fremantle, an injury that was dismissed as not being serious.

He finished with 18 touches and a rare goal.

Burnie’s Lachie Weller impressed with 14 touches, four tackles and 1.0, while Ulverstone’s Alex Pearce spent time on James Sicily andTim O’Brien and finished with 10 touches and four marks.

At the Gabba, Dodges Ferry’s Jeremy Howe looked comfortable in defence for Collingwood with 20 touches and seven marks.

Lauderdale’sMitch Robinson (16 touches and six tackles) tried hard for the Lions, as did Glenorchy’s Ryan Harwood (16 touches and six tackles), but Clarence’sJosh Green (1.1 from seven touches) was quiet.

Clarence’sJack Riewoldt kicked1.3 from 19 touches inRichmond’s win overSydney, while North Hobart’s Liam Jones kicked 2.2 from six touches and eight marks for Carlton against Port.

Wynard’s Colin Garland had nine touches and laid five tackles for Melbourne against the Dogs,while Burnie’s Maverick Weller (16 touches, six tackles and 1.0) and Glenorchy’s Jimmy Webster (20 touches and four tackles) did their bit forSt Kilda against West Coast.

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‘Off Beat’ police round-up: May 16, 2016

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Senior Constable Kel BoakDisqualified driver in PokolbinThere sometimes appears to be the opinion that police do not patrol the rural areas around Cessnock. That certainly is not the case.
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An example was when a 28-year-old woman wasstopped by the Highway Patrolfor RBT on McDonalds Road, Pokolbin on Sunday morning.

It was found the woman was disqualified from driving until 2018. She will be attending Cessnock court.

In another incident, an 18-year-old man was found to be unlicensed in an unregistered and uninsured car in the same area.Police are out and about.

$550 fine for not leaving hotelOn Saturday night a 31-year-old man was excluded from a Nulkaba hotel because of his level of intoxication.

The law stipulates a patron must move at lease 50 metres from the venue when directed.

The man subsequently returned to the hotel. Police were summoned and the man moved on, but not before an infringement was issued.

Drugs at Cessnock Correctional CentreOn Saturday morning a 70-year-old womanwas allegedly found in possession of a quantity of tobacco and methylamphetamine (commonly known as ice) on the grounds of the Cessnock Correctional Centre.

Tobacco is illegal on jailpremises. The lady has now been charged with possessing the drug and introducing the tobacco into the jail. She will be attending Cessnock Court.

Icelocated in search warrantOn Friday morning a search warrant was undertaken in a Short Street, Cessnockresidence.

During the search it is alleged a small quantity of the prohibited drugmethylamphetamine (ice) was located along with a pipe used to administer the drug.

A 24-year-old man has now been charged.

Break-in at Kurri Kurri Minor LeagueOn Saturday night offenders broke into the canteen of Kurri Kurri, Minor League at Margaret Johns Park onBoundary Street, Kurri Kurri.

During the offence the thieves stole drinks, food and the cash register.

Forensic officers have examined the crime scene and police are investigating the matter, but we would still like to hear from any person with information about the crime. Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Hoops score easy victory to keep lead

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STRIKE: Nhill’s Joseph Morphett clears the ball in front of Dimboola’s Tim Jorgensen in the teams’ Wimmera Hockey Association clash on Saturday. Picture: SIMON KINGTHE WarrackHoops maintained their lead at the top of the Wimmera Hockey Associationopen division with a 5-1, four-goal win against the Kaniva Cobras.
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The Hoops wasted no time in taking control of the match, playing a short passing game against the Cobras long-hitting style of play.

Marcus Williamson led the Hoops’ forward line, scoring two goals,with support from Darius Cosgrave, Royce Bennett and Barry Schilling, who managed a goal each.

The Cobras managed one goal, delivered by the reliable Mathew McDonald.

Cosgrave took home best on ground for the Hoops.

The Hoops maintaina narrowladder lead, ahead of the Yanac Tigers.

The Tigers trail on goal difference onlyfollowing the team’s win against the Horsham Hurricanes.

In other open division action, the Dimboola Burras defeated the Nhill Rangers3-1.

Dimboola’sJack Lovett dominated the centre field whileZack Slater and Jarryd Williams performed well for the Burrasforward line.

Goals were scored by Brett Tischler, Lachlan Schultz and Tim Jorgensen.

Ranger Mont Miller played out of position for Nhill up front andscoredthe only goal for Rangers.

The Burras leap-frogHorsham Hurricanes for a spot in thetop four.

The Yanac Tigersdefeated the Hurricanes by five goals.

Bradley Alexander and Kim Croot were the stars, contributing two goals each to the Tigers’ tally.

The Tigers’ best players wereAlex Magrath, Zach Dorrington and Jayden Honeyman.

Darren Schwarz, Will Gulline and goal keeper Scott Healey were Horsham’s best.

In the women’s division, Kaniva Women put up a strong fightbut Warrack Women fought back towin.

Strong defence from both sides prevented any scoring until Warrack’s Meredith Knoop snuck in a last minute goal, moving Warrack back into fourth position.

Kelly Krahe was named best on ground for Warrack.

The Dimboola Roos had a three-goal win against the Nhill Thunderbirds.

Yanac Women remain undefeated this season after overcoming their closest rival, the Horsham Jets, by one goal.

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Technical difficulties sees no A grade mens hockey

20-01-2019 by admin

Despite there being no A grade mens hockey games last week due to technical difficulties with the lights, there was plenty of action in the other grades.
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In A grade women, Cellar Crows defeated Rovers Cubs 2-0 on the back of a strong defensive performance.

Cubs probably had more attacking opportunities throughout the match, but a superb defensive performance by Debbie Brown and goalkeeper Lilli-Rae Campbell kept them scoreless.

Cellars made the most of their opportunities in the circle, scoring through Lyndal Matthews and Hollie Jones.

Best for Cellars were Debbie Brown, Hollie Jones and Lilli-Rae Campbell.

Youngsters Georgia Kearney and Georgia Huppatz were impressive for Cubs.

A hat-trick to striker Peta Fagan ensured a Middleton victory over Magpies.

Middleton won the match 3-2 with Fagan unstoppable in the circle.

Jacqui Simpson and Syann Allen scored for Magpies.

Peta Fagan and Olivia Noakes were best for Middleton with Amelia Tanswell, Syann Allen and Janelle Thompson strong for Magpies.

Magpies Academy were far too strong for Cellar Crows in B grade men, winning their match 6-0 in a clinical performance.

Jason Wright (2), Glenn Johnstone, Koby Johnstone, Jackson Hay and Royce Simpson were the goal scorers in an energetic performance by the young Academy side.

Koby Johnstone, Wright and Hay all stood out for Magpies with Reed Cavallaro and Mark Green the best for Cellars.

Middleton and Magpies Black played out a very close match with Middleton eventual 1-0 winners.

Barry Reeves scored a great goal for his side in a hard fought victory.

Middleton were best served by Barry Reeves with Michael Somers, Liam Wakefield and Harrison Byrnes strong for Magpies.

Magpies White defeated Rovers Gorillas 5-2.

Peter Yelland (2), Jared Carty, Will Tanswell and Jayden Pusteria scored for Magpies with Simon Scott and Declan Daley scoring for Rovers.

Jared Carty, Andrew Finn, Sam Carty and Riley Swan performed well for Magpies with Simon Scott and Jack Westcott best for Rovers.

Middleton Maroon defeated Magpies Black 2-1 in a close contest in the B grade womens competition.

Tanya Batt and Tracie Sams scored for Middleton with Abigail Simpson scoring for Magpies.

Cherie Simpson, Amber Brown, Louise O’Leary and Ineke McLuckie were strong for Middleton with Lori Ross and Abigail Simpson the best for Magpies.

Rovers Black continued with their good start to the season, defeating Rovers Gold 2-0.

Goals to Carla Peden and Cass Ward were enough to ensure a Black victory.

Maggie Wright, Georgia Kearney, Ellie Macaulay and Sandra Tildsley were best for Black with Naomi Bolt and M’Lissa Ross best for Gold.

Star Budgies defeated Marist 2-0 in a tight match.

Emily James and Jenna Evans scored nice goals to give Budgies the victory.

Carmen Amor and Maddison Thomson were best for Budgies with Justine Morrissey, Leanne Miles and Kelly Westcott strong for Marist.

Middleton Pink defeated Cellar Crows Black 2-0 in a strong performance.

Sue McGrath and Jordan Fagan scored goals on the back of some excellent team build up.

Sue McGrath, Jordan Fagan and Chloe Drabsch were in excellent form for Middleton with Natalie Kelly, Erika McNaughton and Michelle Yeo the best for Cellars.

This week’s draw is as follows:

Thursday, May 19


6:20pm – Men’s Masters v Cellar Crows (Control: Rovers Gold; Umpires: Aaron Huppatz and Matthew Job).

7:40pm – Rovers Gold v Star Budgies (Control: Men’s Masters; Umpires: Graeme Thompson and Graeme Tanswell).

Friday, May 20


6:20pm – Rovers Cubs v Middleton (Control: Magpies; Umpires: Craig Kelly and Nicole Knox).

7:40pm – Magpies v Cellar Crows (Control: Rovers Cubs; Umpires: Tamara Fagan and Donna Payne).

Saturday, May 21


4:10pm – Cellar Crows v Magpies Black (Control: Rovers Gorillas; Umpires: Barry Reeves and Matt Welsh).

5:20pm – Middleton v Magpies White (Control: Cellar Crows; Umpires: Craig Kelly and Paul Townsend).

6:30pm – Rovers Gorillas v Magpies Academy (Control: Middleton; Umpires: Cooper Byrnes and Daryn Tanswell).

Sunday, May 22


10am – Rovers Black v Cellar Crows (Control: Middleton Eagles; Umpires: Carleton Magill and Aaron Huppatz).

11:10am – Star Budgies v Rovers Gold (Control: Rovers Black; Umpires: Mandy Westcott and Kieran Deland).

12:20pm – Middleton Eagles v Marist (Control: Star Budgies; Umpires: Megan Hornery and Aaron Wright).

1:30pm – Middleton Pink v Magpies Black (Control: Middleton Maroon; Umpires: Shelley Bishop and Daryn Tanswell).

2:40pm – Middleton Maroon v Magpies White (Control: Middleton Pink; Umpires: Tamara Fagan and Kyle Thompson).

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Illawarra bring down Jets to claim top

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Nikita Woods hits a long ball. Picture: ROBERT PEETThe Illawarra Stingrays surged to the top of the competition with an 8-3 thrashing of the Emerging Jets on Sunday.
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In their only game on WIN Stadium this season, the Rays put on an attacking masterclass to maintain theirunbeaten record in 2016.

Erica Halloway was outstanding scoring a double while Jordan Baker came off the bench to nab herself a brace.Matildas’ Michelle Heyman and Caitlin Cooper both scored goals before being substituted in the second half and Michelle Carney and Lucy Nolan also cashed in.

Illawarra had led 4-3 at the break after a free flowing first half which saw Lucy Kell (twice) and Clare Wheeler score for the Jets.

The Rays tightened up at the back in the second stanza and stormed clear for an impressive win.

Stingrays coach Earle Canvin was impressed with his team’s improved defensive display after the break followingsome shaky moments in the first.

“Weare young and when they make a mistake they put their heads down instead of moving on with it.The second half we were a lot better and didn’t concede,” he said.

The win helped Illawarra jump clear into first on the ladder with 14 competition points.

It leaves them one point clear of Sydney University and a further point ahead of Macarthur and North West Sydney Koalas.They’ll meet all three of those clubs in the next three weeks, starting with the Rams this weekend.

“We have Macarthur next week which is a huge game for us to see where we are at,” Canvin said.

“With the Matildas campaign now, the girls will miss a few more games than what we would have thought. We will try to manage them and also keeping our girls confident as well.So far, touch wood, we are going OK.”

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Golfing young gun Schmidt continues to impress

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David Dickinson, Casey Schmidt, Larry Friend and Keith Thistlethwaite with their trophies at the Horsham Golf Club Championships. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDTEENAGER Casey Schmidt has continued his rise up the Horsham golfing ranks with victory in theHorsham Golf Club Championships A Grade section.
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The 18-year-oldquicklytookan early five-shot lead ahead of fellow golfer JoshDossett during the finals on Sunday.

Schmidt continued his good form to extend his lead to eightshots over RodGillin.

However it had all changed bythe eighth hole, as Gillin had managed to make up the deficit.

Gillin and Schmidt sat equal as they approachedthe ninth tee.

Schmidt stood strong on the ninth and put himself two shots clear of his rival.

Gillin hit two shots within eight feet of the hole, while Schmidtchipped in from about four feet.

At the final hole, Gillin was the first to put and made birdie.Schmidt faced atricky four-foot putt across a slope, but was good enough to get the win.

Horsham Golf Club captain David Dickinson said Schmidt handled the shot calmly.

“He was under a lot of pressure for that one shot,but he remained poised,” he said.

“It’s a wonderful victory considering he’d given up that eight-shot lead.”

Larry Friend won the B Grade title after a sudden death play-off.KeithThistlethwaite won the C Grade title, whileDickinson took home the intermediate title.

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Griffith representative netball teams on song

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TOO GOOD: The Griffith under 17s representative netball side were too hot to handle at the Albury Representative Carnival. Picture: Supplied
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The Griffith under 17s representative netball side had another successful dayin Albury on Sunday.

In the regular rounds of the Albury Representative Carnival, the side finished on top of the ladder with 26 points after an undefeated run.

The netballers defeated Doncaster, Wodonga, Hume Gold, Leeton, Mansfield and Yarrawonga and drew with Albury Blue.

In the finals, they met Yarrawonga first up.

Griffith stepped onto the court and showcased an impressive four quarters of netball.

Great ball skills were backed up byclear clean drives, tight defence across the whole court and brilliant shooting.

The dominant performance saw the girlsbeat Yarrawonga15-2.

This saw the side through to the grand final againstAlbury Blue, whoproved to be more than worthy opponents.

Once again, the sides couldn’t be split for the majority of the match.

With seconds to go, the scores were level beforeDeonye Fyffe stepped up to the plate.

Fyffe sunk the shot on the buzzer to give Griffith a one-goal win.

The coaches were incredibly satisfied with the team’s improvement and their resolve under pressure.

The younger players, Jessie Brown, Hannah Tong, Eloise Star and Sasha Blumerhave all developed a hunger for the ball thanks to the older girls who have helped at every turn.

The mix of players seems to be just right and the 17s are combining beautifully and have the potential to go to the next level.

WINNERS: Coach Carlene Stevenson (back, left), Emma Woolnough, Noel Barone-Schoots, Lily-Belle Misoloi, Jaimee Lewis, Macy Spencer, assistant coach Adele Stinson, Abbey Young (front, left), Amber Lightfoot, Grace Leeds and Lucy Preston. Picture: Supplied

The under 15s were also in Albury.

The girls started off with great intensity and continued playing like this for all theround robin games.

The side notched up seven wins from seven games to move through to the finals.

They disposed of Doncaster before meeting Albury in the final.

Another dominant display followed as Griffith won 18-5.

Three new girls joined the team this year and have effortlessly made the transition into the side.

The centre court players worked extremely hard to bring the ball down the court to the shooters on the back of some stellar defensive efforts.

Both coachesare proud of how the girls played at the carnival.

In other news, Renae Larkin was appointed captain of the Riverina Football Netball League representativenetball side.

Pictured (not in order):Deonye Fyffe, Jessie Brown, Hannah Tong, Eloise Star, Sasha Blumer, Emilie Quinn, Bayleigh Hogan, Abbey Josling, Renae Larkin.

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New nbn satellite broadband services launch for Calare

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An artist’s impression of the Sky Muster satellite. Residents living in regional and rural areas in Calare can now connect to affordable, high-speed broadband with the launch of services on nbn’s Sky Muster satellite network.
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Federal Member for Calare, John Cobb has welcomed the official launch of nbn’s commercial Sky Muster satellite broadband service.

“This is great news for around 11,468 households and businesses in Calare that are unable to connect to the fixed wireless or fixed line who live in geographically challenging parts of the electorate,” Mr Cobb said.

Offering download speeds of up to 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, the Sky Muster service will provide a faster online experience for users living in regional and remote areas.

“The remoteness of our continent and its islands is no longer a barrier to broadband connectivity thanks to nbn’s Sky Muster,” Mr Cobb said.

Equal priority will be given to new customers and current nbn Interim Satellite Service users migrating to Sky Muster.

Around 5,000 users per month will be connected in the early months of the rollout before scaling up to 10,000 installations per month later this year.

More than 600 installers have been fully trained and are forecast to reach on average one to two premises per day due to safety considerations and extended travelling times involved in each installation.

A variety of different broadband plans are available from providers and pricing compares favourably with current international and local commercial satellite and mobile internet plans.

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Belmont get the jump on Phoenix

20-12-2018 by admin

STRONG START: Belmont pitcher Chris Hook. Picture: Simone De Peak
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BELMONT returned to the top of the Newcastle Major League table with a 7-4 win over Phoenix Charlestown at Miller Field on Sunday.

Phoenix went into the game as competition leaders, but the defending eight-time champions came out determined to show they were still top dog in the Hunter.

The Seagulls got on top of Phoenix starter Adam Berwick early and raced to a 4-1 lead after two innings.This forced Phoenix into an early pitching change after Berwick conceded three walks and three hits in two digs.

Belmont pitcherChris Hook lasted six innings, leaving the mound with his side up 7-1.Phoenix found reliever Mark Dries more to their liking, but their comeback fell short.The visitors out-hit Belmont 12-9, but the hosts’blasts came with runners in scoring position.

White Sox continued their march up the ladder, beating Boomerangs 9-2.Boomers were in touch until the eighth, whenan error, five walks and a sacrifice fly ball produced five runs.

It was symptomatic of Boomers’ wayward pitching for the game with their three hurlers throwing 16 walks between them.

In contrast, Sox pitchers Cal Davies and Leigh Halpin did not allow any free trips to first base and combined for nine strikeouts.

Hits were hard to come by for both sides as Boomers collected seven to Sox’s five.

Scott Anderson (Boomers), Brock Ridgewell (Boomers), Travis Searle (Sox) and Clarke struck two hits each.

After starting the season with two losses, Sox have won two straight to move to third, above Toronto, who had the bye last weekend.

Tigers face Phoenix at Windsor Park on Sundayneeding victory to stay in touch with the leaders. They have one win from three games this season.

Boomerangs head south to take on Belmont at Miller Field in Sunday’s other game.