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TC through to prelim

CHFA. Forest Recreation Ground played host to a Circular Head Football Association final on Saturday for what may have been the first time in 20 years. Forest Recreation Ground played host to a Circular Head Football Association final on Saturday for what may have been the first time in 20 years. After weeks of rain …

5 years ago

Hall of Fame nominations open

Nominations are open for the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame for 2013. Minister for Sport and Recreation Michelle O’Byrne said induction into the Hall of Fame was Tasmania’s highest sporting honour. “The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame provides lasting recognition for the extraordinary achievements and sportsmanship of our many great athletes,” she said. Nominations close …

5 years ago

Trowutta City, Irishtown too good

CHFA. Saturday saw the final round of the 2013 Circular Head Football Association played in wet and windy conditions. Forest-Stanley was unable to back up its big win over ladder leader Redpa last week, instead suffering a 95-point loss at the hands of Irishtown. The Demons managed just two goals on their home ground while …

5 years ago
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Two in a row for Saints

NTFL. After an unfortunate spell with injuries, the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints have won their second game in a row, placing them in clear third place on the ladder. The Saints defeated Penguin at the weekend 14.22 (106) to 11.4 (70). Leading at every break, the Saints increased their lead as the match went on, …

5 years ago

Thrilling her audience

Dance. Fourteen-year-old Shona Poke will try her luck at the Showcase National Dance Championships after wowing judges during the regionals in Hobart earlier this month. Though she’s not yet 15, the Smithton teen was judged in the senior category for 15 to 25-year-olds based on her age as of January next year. She performed two …

5 years ago

Saints keep finals dream alive

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ late season finals charge was kept alive with a big 4-1 win over Devonport last Saturday. The opening minutes of the match were played at a furious pace with both sides playing end to end hockey in an effort to score an early goal. Unfortunately it was …

5 years ago

Irishtown runners up in state final

Bowls. The Irishtown division three indoor bowls team journeyed to Devonport on Sunday to play Latrobe in the winner-takes-all state grand final. Unfortunately for Irishtown and Circular Head Bowls, the finals win wasn’t to be. Jenny Howard, Phillip Hughes, Margaret Denmead and Frank Shreeve were successful by eight shots on their mat. While Tony Howard, …

5 years ago
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Mustangs hung out to dry

CHHA. Saturday’s games began dismally, with the turf again underwater. But Robins players managed successful play, securing an 8-0 win against Mustangs. Robins started out using long passes between their forward players, with Emma Clark and Judy Johns scoring two goals each. Mustangs played hard in the second half with Joanie Coker and Mercede Quilliam …

5 years ago

Saints keep finals in sight

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints kept their finals hopes alive with a hard fought 1-0 victory over South Burnie. The match was played in atrocious conditions on a flooded pitch in steady rain which forced close range passing and where strength on the ball was king. For much of the first half, …

5 years ago

Tigers defeat ladder leaders

CHHA. In atrocious conditions, local hockey players did well to turn up and play in the downpour and resulting puddles. In the first division two game, Tigers made the most of the dry end, scoring the only two goals of the match. Long passes were kept to a minimum, Tigers using short passes to continually …

5 years ago