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‘Champion lad’ Tyler mourned
A LOXTON man who died on Friday
from injuries he sustained in a recent
motorcycle incident has been described as
a “champion lad” by his employer.
On Sunday, May 14, 20-year-old Tyler
Lange was taking part in round two of
the 2017 Motocross Championship, when
an incident left him with head and spinal
In a statement released by Motorcycling
South Australia last Friday, the Lange fam-
ily advised of Tyler’s death and thanked
the community for its love, prayers and
Tyler worked at Renmark-based Ruston
Engineers and employer Peter Ruston said
Tyler had a “great work ethic”.
“He could have been anything,” Mr
“(He was) a champion lad, both social-
ly and work wise. He had great skill and
“He was definitely one of this world’s
rare young men.
“He’s been called to a higher place.”
In last Friday’s statement, the Lange
family said the outpouring of love and sup-
port by everyone gave them “incredible
strength” during this terrible time.
“We will be forever grateful for this,”
the statement said.
“Tyler has left footprints in so many
people’s lives, and we are all richer for this.
“He lived life to the fullest, and even in
his passing, he is still making a difference
with the gift of organ donation.”
Following the incident, a GoFundMe
was set up by the Riverland Junior
Motorcycle Club and raised more than
$25,500 in six days.
“To the hundreds of people who have
donated to the Lange Family GoFundMe –
thank you all so much for your generosity,”
the statement said.
“We would like to donate all the money
raised to another worthy cause – still to be
“However, if you would like your dona-
tion refunded, please contact riverland-
“At this time, we request privacy as we
deal with our loss.”
Motorcycling SA said counselling ses-
sions would be offered to those affected by
l Tyler Lange
RECEPTION students from
Cobdogla Primary School
were presented with tennis
racquets last week as part of
the school’s partnership with a
ANZ Berri and Waikerie
manager, Kylie Fenwick,
donated nine racquets at a
school presentation last week
and was pleased to see local
students participating in the
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots pro-
“It’s nice to have the schools
on board,” she said.
“It’s something interactive
for the students to do, which is
Cobdogla Primary School’s
participation in the ANZ
Tennis Hot Shots program
allows students to play tennis
with modified racquets, balls
and nets, designed to introduce
the fundamentals of the game.
Vicki Johnson, Hot Shots
co-ordinator at Cobdogla
Primary School, said the stu-
dents have thrived under
“Our school was recent-
ly one of five finalists in the
Tennis SA most outstanding
school award and we were the
only country school nominat-
ed,” she said.
“We had a special mention
that for such a small school we
had contributed really well to
“Every year the receptions
that come to school are donat-
ed a tennis racquet from ANZ.
Their contribution has enabled
us to run the program and we
are very grateful.”
Mrs Johnson said the
school’s participation in the
program also helped the wider
“The local tennis club has
really benefited from the Hot
Shots beginning at school
which has now carried over to
the local tennis club,” she said.
“I’ve noticed other local
schools are also coming on
board now and taking up the
option of being a Hot Shot
school as well which is good
Cobdogla courting tennis success
Cobdogla Primary School received new tennis racquets to participate in the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program last week. Showcasing the
new equipment are (from left) Hot Shots co-ordinator Vicki Johnson, reception students Xavier Wegener, Will Miller, Tyler Klingbiel, Lacey
Sanderson and Libby Johnson, and ANZ Berri and Waikerie manager Kylie Fenwick. PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
Men caught mid break-in
TWO Renmark men were arrested last week after
they were caught breaking into a house.
Police allege sometime between 5pm on
Wednesday, May 17, and 10.30am the following
day, the two men broke into a Renmark house and
shed and stole multiple items including power
tools, lawn mowers and other electrical items.
The men, aged 36 and 60, were charged with
aggravated serious criminal trespass, theft and
unlawful possession. They were both refused bail
and were scheduled to appear in court last week.
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