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Robins victorious

CHHA. It was a battle between Tigers and Robins in both division two and three of the Circular Head Hockey Association’s grand final on Saturday. In division two, it was Robins who took out the 3-2 win in extra time. In the beginning, it was Robins who had the majority of the play in their …

5 years ago

Tour de Tassie

Cancer. Local cyclists Graeme Drake and Michael Thrower have seen too many loved ones suffer from and lose the battle with cancer to just sit back. The pair has planned a bike ride around Tasmania – Tour de Tassie – in the hope of raising $40,000 for cancer sufferers and their families. The 1000-kilometre ride …

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Saints to fight for GF spot

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints secured a hard fought 1-0 win over Launceston City at the weekend and earned the right to play for a spot in the grand final. The Saints started the match with plenty of attacking play. Gene Poke, John Innes-Smith and Jason House combined to dominate the midfield. …

5 years ago

Ready to take on the world

Little legend. If you’re looking for Maddison Poke, you will most likely find her at school, hockey, work or sleeping. The soon-to-be 15-year-old has reached a career high, learning that she made the Australian under-16s hockey shadow team. While she doesn’t wish it upon anyone that they drop out, it would mean she would be …

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Saints secure finals spots

NTFL. All three Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints teams have secured a place in the NTFL finals. Despite losing to undefeated ladder-leader Latrobe by 60 points, the seniors finished fourth, locking in a finals berth. Latrobe were on fire early, kicking six goals into the breeze and taking a 19-point lead into quarter time. In …

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Robins through to final

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association’s first semi final saw Irishtown play Mustangs. Irishtown dominated the first half but were quieter in the second, which allowed Mustangs more possession putting pressure on Irishtown’s defence. Irishtown were well led by Bec Wells with support from Annabel Dixon, finishing the game 2-1. The second semi was between Robins …

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Saints secure spot in semis

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints made it four wins in a row with a 3-0 home victory over South Burnie on Saturday, securing a place in the semis. In the first half, the Saints played tentatively and allowed South Burnie to pack their defensive half, which made for frustratingly slow play. The home …

5 years ago

Wild storm chasers

Extreme sports. Our local beaches turned on the weather with wild winds for six windsurfers taking part in the second mission of the Red Bull Storm Chase. The six surfers, from all over the world, met at Marrawah on Sunday to wait for the perfect storm. When gusts reached over 60 knots, they knew it …

5 years ago

Poke makes Australian shadow side

Hockey. Fourteen-year-old Maddison Poke has made the Australian under-16s hockey shadow team. She will find out if she plays for Australia in the coming months. The news follows a recent carnival in Hobart where Australian selectors noticed her talent. Read the full story on page 17.

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