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THE final round of the Renmark Small Bore Rifle
Club Dominos Renmark trophy was held last
Thursday night at 20 metres, with Mark Cresp
claiming overall victory.
Georgia Schubert won both the off-rifle and
handicap events, but Cresp won the trophy after a
strong early performance.
G. Schubert 98.1, 100.4, (1) 199; M. Holmes 98.2, 98.2, (1)
197; N. Lloyd 98.2, 96.3, (1) 195; R. Ward 93.2, 92, (3) 188.
Cresp claims trophy win
Hill wins World
Cup gold medal
LOXTON North’s Alexander
Hill added to his already
bulging trophy cabinet with
a gold medal as part of the
Australian men’s four crew at a
recent World Rowing Cup event
The Australian crew of Hill,
Jack Hargreaves, Spencer
Turrin and Josh Hicks went
into the A-final as one of the
favourite teams after a strong
The quartet did not disap-
point, jumping out to an early
lead and eventually holding off
a fast-finishing Great Britain
crew to claim gold.
Hill and his teammates will
now return to the AIS European
Training Centre ahead of the
third World Rowing Cup event
in Lucerne, Switzerland next
Riverlander Alexander Hill (front) and crew mates Jack Hargreaves,
Spencer Turrin and Josh Hicks won the men’s four competition at a
recent World Rowing Cup event. PHOTO: Rowing Australia
Sunday, Legacy Day – Men: S.
Patching 32, A. Giles 30, M. Wilksch
29. Women: J. Ling 34, K. Henwood
31, J. Patching 31. Ntp: R. Pfeiler, J.
Patching (2nd), J. Ling (15th). Long
drive: Men: M. Wilksch. Women: K.
Henwood. Nearest the rope: J. Ling.
Stableford, Saturday - A grade: J.
Henwood 39, G. MacInnes 36. B
grade: P. Andison 38, W. Wilson 35.
Ball competition: A. Pfeiler 35, A.
Giles 35, G. Schultz 34, D. Sunman
34. Women: J. Ling 37, J. Cooney 34.
Ntp: A grade: A. Pfeiler. B grade: M.
Woosnam. Women: J. Ling. Long drive:
A grade: T. Edwards. B grade: T. Arndt.
Women: J. Cooney. Birdies: P. Andison,
B. Chapman (2nd), J. Henwood (15th).
Stableford, Wednesday, June 14 - S .
Coombs 34, D. Unferdorben 34, T.
Arndt 33, G. Mudge 33, D. Sunman
33. Birdies: D. Sunman (2nd), D.
Unferdorben (5th). Women’s par: Y.
Tatt square, J. Patching square.
Stableford, Saturday – R . Kemble 40
points, S. Kupniewski 38, P. Haines.
Division three: M. Appleyard 44.
Women: K. Watkins 37. Long drive
(0-20) – P. Haines. Long drive (21-
45) – C. Gilbertson. Ntp: K. Watkins,
Stableford, Wednesday, June 14 – R.
Watkins 35, P. Haines 35, B. Wilson
35. Women: S. Schultz 31, J.Pearson
30. Ntp: G. Johns. Jokers wild: H.
Stableford, Sunday – R. Nagy 35
points, S. Tyndale 34, G. Tognon 32.
Stableford, Saturday – R . Dale 38, D.
Howes 36, L. Smith 35, W. Thiele 32.
Stableford, Wednesday June 14 –
J. Rosenthal 41, D. Dawson 37, P.
Mudge 36, J. Penna 36, D. Howes 35,
I. McHugh 35, G. Leyson 34, B. Martin
32, B. Tyndale 32. Birdies: J. Penna
(6th), P. Mudge (16th).
Stableford, Saturday - B. Page 35,
J. Coombe 35, B. Palat 33, R. Knight
33. K . Wagnitz 32, P. Morris 32, J.
Reynolds 31, T. James 31. Women: C.
Smith 35, A . Pethick 32. Ntp: B. Paige
(2nd and 9th), K. Wagnitz (13th).
Women’s Stableford, Thursday, June
15 - B. Anderson 38, Y. Reynolds 37,
C. Stimpson 36, J. Skinner 36, A.
Pethick 35, A . Thiel 34, I. Proud 33.
Stableford, Wednesday, June 14 -
M. Modlinski 38, D. Warren 38, S.
Davies 38, C. Hyde 37, T. Smith 37, C.
Foreman 36, S. Sidhu 36, S. Palat 35.
Ntp: M. Modlinski (2nd), D. Warren
(9th), C. Hyde (13th), C. John (15th).
event in Renmark
THE latest round of the 2017
Yamaha Australian Off-Road
(AORC) will be held in
Renmark this weekend.
Over 200 riders from across
Australia will compete at the
event at the Riverland Junior
Motorcycle Club track.
The AORC includes teams
from manufacturers such as
Yamaha, Kawasaki and KTM
all having factory teams.
The event will be the third
round of the season.
Under 15 footy match details:
DETAILS of an RFL under 15
game sent to the league last
Saturday were incorrect.
The details should have
shown that Barmera-Monash
player B. Koskinas kicked three
goals and was named in the best
THE Riverland Cycling Club will hold
its monthly social ride on Sunday at
9.30am, with participants asked to meet
at the Loxton roundabout service station.
Riders of all skill levels and age are
welcome, with the average distance of
these rides 40km, paced at 26km/h.
For more information, contact Steve
Jaensch on 0409 696 876.
Walter makes SANFL debut
FORMER Loxton North footballer
Ben Walter took the next step in his
football career, making his SANFL
debut for Central Districts recently.
The 24-year-old started the sea-
son in the Bulldogs’ reserves side,
which he said gave him the chance
to work up to his SANFL debut.
“It was good, it was definitely an
eye-opening experience,” he said.
“It was definitely a lot quicker
than the footy I’m used to, but it
was good to build into it playing
“I wasn’t thrown in the deep
Walter had a solid first game,
collecting 10 disposals, seven
marks and a goal, which happened
just before the 20-minute mark
of the final quarter in the team’s
17-point loss to reigning premiers
“I was nervous before, thinking I
wouldn’t get a kick,” he said.
“The goal was good, but it was in
junk time, so it wasn’t like it was a
kick in the first quarter where eve-
ryone got around me.”
Walter said he noticed the lift in
intensity between the two grades.
“You don’t have as much time
with the ball, they’re on you pretty
quick with the pressure, the tack-
ling pressure and stuff like that,”
“I found it good because every-
one kicking to you is a lot more
skilful and they look for you a lot
Walter was scouted by Central
Districts while playing for Gawler
Central in the Barossa, Light
and Gawler (BLG) Football
Joining the Gawler Central
Football Club when he moved to
Adelaide ahead of the 2015 season,
Walter said he was forced to play
in the reserves side due to a points
“They only had six points and
they were all taken up so the only
way I could play in the ‘ones’ was
if there was an injury to one of the
players worth two or three points,”
“There were two games where
one of the three-point players was
away and I was able to play.”
Walter won the 2015 BLG
reserves best and fairest, before
he moved up the ranks into the A
grade side last season.
This was when Walter believes
he caught the eye of the Bulldogs
and they made contact.
“The (Central Districts) coach of
the reserves came to one game and
he saw me and contacted me during
the week and asked me to have a
run out there,” he said.
“I had one game (with Central
Districts) in 2016 when Gawler
Central had a bye,” he said.
“They were happy with the one
game I played and asked if I’d like
to come out and do a pre-season.”
Over summer, Walter took his
training to the next level working
with the Bulldogs.
“I did a pretty full on pre-season
from November onwards and then
got glandular fever, which held me
back a bit,” he said.
“(There were) three trainings a
week, plus a compulsory gym ses-
“Each training’s pretty hard and
they expected you to do some work
outside of training as well to try and
keep yourself fit.
“I’m a bit hard to get committed
to those sorts of things.
“It was probably a blessing in
disguise to have compulsory train-
ings as that sort of forced me to get
out there and get fit.”
Now Walter can check ‘league
debut’ off his bucket list, he said he
has turned his attention to retaining
“I’d love to keep playing league
footy,” he said.
“That’s the reason I’m at Central
Districts – to give it a crack at
“I’ve just got to keep trying to do
my best and keep throwing my hat
in the ring.”
The former local said he has
some special memories from
his time at Loxton North, which
includes playing in the 2013 pre-
“We were the underdogs (against
Barmera-Monash) and to be able
to win a grand final at any level is
pretty remarkable,” he said.
“To be able to do it with some of
your best mates was probably the
“I’ve still got mates up at Loxton
North that I’d love to play footy
with again before my career’s out.”
Former Loxton North footballer Ben Walter recently made his SANFL League
debut for Central Districts. PHOTO: The Bunyip
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