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Teams set for merge

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association will launch the 2017 season this weekend with a change to the roster’s proceedings. The loss of a Division Two team has resulted in the merging of both grades playing in a combined seven-team roster. Teams will generally remain unchanged, keeping to the Div Two and Three format. CHHA president …

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Smithton Stars’ Rising Star success

BCL. Connor Smith has made his mark on the Burnie Cricket League in his debut season as a Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Star. The 17-year-old claimed the league’s Rising Star Award at the Best and Fairest presentation held at Acton Cricket Club on Sunday. Starting out with Marrawah Cricket Club in the Circular Head Cricket …

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Taking on national field

Tournament. Local football players Bailey Grey, Toby Reeve and Lloyd Gallaher will represent the state at the National Diversity Carnival to be held in New South Wales next month. Played at Blacktown International Stadium in Sydney from Saturday April 8 to Thursday April 13, Bailey and Toby will represent in Tasmania’s KickStart team while Lloyd …

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Social squash expression of interest

Invite. Fancy a social session of squash? Interested community members looking to learn to play or reignite their love of the sport are welcome along to the Smithton Sports Centre, 110-114 Nelson Street, on Tuesday (March 28) from 7.30pm. Open to all ages, this is an all-weather sport that is great for families. To find …

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King clutches win

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women continue to struggle through the North West Basketball Union season while the men have secured a close one-point victory. The Saints hosted Latrobe Demons on Friday for the round six clash where the women were defeated 37 to 93. The men however had a better performance with a …

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Australian Masters Games registrations open

Event. Registrations are now open for the 2017 Australian Masters Games set to be held across the north west later this year. More than 50 sports will be showcased at the biennial competition between October 21 and 28, and Circular Head remains a contender to host hockey games at the Smithton Hockey Complex. However registrations …

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Locals anticipate national competition

Hockey. In preparation for the 2017 Australian Championships, four local talents have trained tirelessly for the trials ahead. Following a three-week break at the end of the season, Sam Porteus-Smith, Elyse Poke, Tomas Coker and Henry Wright were back at it shortly after. Debuting in the annual national tournament in 2013 with the Tasmanian Under …

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Swell time for Classic

Surfing. Despite a lack of swell to start the weekend, the Rip Curl HIF West Coast Classic once again produced a quality show of talent. With as many as 120 surfers taking to the coast across the three day annual event, Brooke Mason and Jy Johannesen took out the open women’s and men’s divisions respectively …

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Esteemed events

Golf. With representation from more than 20 clubs and a full field of 120, the Neil Wells Memorial Four-Ball-Best-Ball Stableford was held at the Smithton Country Club on Saturday. Father-son duo Brian and Todd Blake, both of Smithton Golf Club, took the event’s top honours while fellow club members Tom Gale and Harold Shepherd finished …

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Conquering the kilometres

Cycling. Despite threatening mechanical difficulties, local rider Rodney Marthick completed Bike for Bibles Australia’s Tasmanian tour last week. The charity ride began in Circular Head on Saturday February 25, with cyclists touring the Tarkine before heading east via Stanley and Table Cape the following day. Marthick lost two hours of cycling time in the early …

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