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AN ADELAIDE CROWS SUPPORTER
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ADELAIDE
CROWS WOMEN on taking out the inaugural
AFLW premiership on Saturday defeating
Brisbane by 6 points. What a great achievement
by a group of committed and dedicated girls. It
was great to cheer them doing a lap of honour
at Sunday’s game at the Adelaide oval.
FANTASTIC FIRST WIN - up against ”premiership
favourites” GWS on Sunday, after a shaky star t
the boys turned it on in the second half winning
by a massive 56 points. Rory Laird with a
career high 42 disposals was a stand out along
with Charilie Cameron and Rory Atkins. A bus
of Riverland Crows Suppor ters Group members
definately enjoyed the day!
GETAWAY WEEKEND - May 27th and 28th.
Luncheon cruise, accommodation and tickets
to see Adelaide v Fremantle Saturday night.
Although we are full for this one you may
choose to go on our waiting list.
MELBOURNE TRIP - We still have limited space
available for our Melbourne weekend, depar ting
Friday morning, 30th June. The total price of
$520 includes bus travel with Townsends,
tickets to Adelaide v Carlton on Saturday, 2
nights accommodation, free breakfast returning
Sunday..Bookings close next week.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Membership is $20 per adult, $10 for under
16, $5 for under 10 or a family ticket (2 Adults
+ 2 kids) $50.
ALL enquiries to
Wendy Forbes 0431 692 437 or
Lyn Appleton 0428 463 004
THE Riverland Cycling Club held its
third social ride on Sunday.
Twenty riders started in Loveday,
completing a short circuit.
The majority of the group went on
to complete a lap of Lake Bonney at
The next group ride is on Sunday,
May 28, and will start at 9am at the
Lions Park, Waikerie river front.
For more information on social
rides and club racing contact Steve
Jaensch on 0409 696 876.
LAKE Bonney Yacht Club’s (LBYC)
handicap heat seven was held on
Peter Dunk and Kirsten Thomas
won the division one Miscellaneous
Cats category aboard 6th Element,
while Steve Thomas came second
aboard Cat-titude and Mark Pfennig
finished third aboard The Matrix.
In the division two Miscellaneous
Monos category, Ellyn and Belinda
Cale took victory aboard 1st Tern,
ahead of Carol Dunk aboard Chienne.
Racing tomorrow will be the
LBYC’s championship heat seven.
Division one Misc Cats
1st - 6th Element Peter Dunk and Kirsten
Thomas, 2nd – Cat-titude Steve Thomas, 3rd
- ‘The Matrix’ Mark Pfennig.
Division two Misc Monos
1st - 1st Tern Ellyn and Belinda Cale, 2nd -
Chienne Carol Dunk.
COBBY’S JUNIOR SUCCESS: Cobdogla Tennis Club had a succesful day at the recent
Riverland Lawn Tennis Association grand final day, claiming both junior division two
titles. Junior girls division two premiers (pictured above) Belinda Rayner (left), Tahlia
Dillon and Lucy Nettle.
Cobdogla’s victorious junior boys division two premiers, (from left): Joe Ricketts,
Jamo Whitbourne and Hayden Carter. PHOTOS: supplied
THE Riverland Baseball League held its
presentation night at the Berri Hotel last
Saturday, with Renmark’s Dave Grenfell
coming away with the top award.
Grenfell won the A grade best and fairest
ahead of Berri’s Jesse Stemberger, while
Berri’s Kris Taylor won the rookie of the
Waikerie young gun Zeus Baker won the
B grade best and fairest award ahead of
Berri’s Tony Halupka who was runner-up.
The Warriors capped off a dominant year
by having seven players and their coach in
the A grade team of the year, along with
four players and the coach in the B grade
team of the year.
A grade best and fairest – Dave Grenfell (Renmark).
Runner-up – Jesse Stemberger (Berri).
Rookie – Kris Taylor (Berri).
Home run cup – Luke Prokopec (Renmark).
A grade team of the year –
Adam Weir (Waikerie), Acelyn Prokopec (Renmark),
David Grenfell (Renmark), Nick Morrow (Berri), Jesse
Frazer (Berri), Kris Taylor (Berri), Nick Kuhn (Berri),
Paul Reid (Berri), Dylan Christian (Berri), Jesse
Stemberger (Berri), Coach: Nick Kuhn (Berri).
B grade best and fairest – Zeus Baker (Waikerie).
Runner-up – Tony Halupka (Berri).
B grade rising stars – Tom Brook (Berri), Hamish
Eske (Renmark Blue).
Best under 18 – Zeus Baker (Waikerie).
B grade team of the year –
Zeus Baker (Waikerie), Shane Healy (Renmark
White), Glen O’Brien (Renmark White), Michael Bruce
(Renmark Blue), Kevin McDonald (Renmark Blue),
Hamish Eske (Renmark Blue), Tony Halupka (Berri),
Tom Brook (Berri), Jamie Frazer (Berri), Alec Threlfall
(Berri), Coach: Roly Beviss (Berri).
Prokopec Medalist - Aidan Prokopec (Renmark LA
Runners-up - Cody Morrish (Renmark Brooklyn
Dodgers) , Lachlan Peltz - Berri Warriors
Rookie of the year - Zack Joannou - (Berri Warriors).
Golden Arm Award - Aidan Prokopec - (Renmark LA
Home Run King - Long Doan - (Renmark Brooklyn
Silver Slugger award - Jack Ellis - (Renmark LA
Angels’ star takes top award JOE SCHWAB
A NEW “world-class”
synthetic hockey pitch
will greet players when
the 2017 Riverland
hockey season is
matches will be played
under lights at Glassey
Park, with the new facil-
ity adding to enthusiasm
for the season opener.
“We have now got a
world class facility...”
said Riverland Hockey
Association vice presi-
dent Gavin McMahon.
“It is great to have it
in our small commu-
nity and we are very
thankful to all of those
involved in getting the
funding and laying it in
the off season.”
Mr McMahon said
the association was pos-
itive about the season
“Things are looking
pretty good,” he said.
“We have got simi-
lar numbers to last year
and we are really look-
ing forward to the com-
Waikerie will play the
opening matches of
the new season, with
A grade women start-
ing at 7pm and A grade
men at 8.30pm.
Matches in other
grades will be played at
Glassey Park tomorrow.
The March 31 start
is one of the earliest on
record for Riverland
hockey, coming just
a week after ‘summer
sports’ tennis and base-
ball wound up.
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“Towns or clubs
won’t be limited to just
one team per competi-
tion; it’s an open com-
petition to get more
teams and players
involved,” he said.
“The establishment of
a social competition will
entice more people to
get active over the win-
ter months and also pro-
vide a great opportunity
to meet new people.”
The competitions on
offer include open men
and open women and a
mixed option depending
on team numbers.
Matches will be
played at four ven-
ues, Berri, Barmera,
Waikerie and Loxton,
with the start date set
for Wednesday, May 3.
For more informa-
tion, contact Jason Bald
on 0447783129 or email
Winter basketball move
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