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Wet, muddy and low scoring

CHFA. Captains and coaches agreed to reduced time quarters in round 14 of the Circular Head Football Association on Saturday. In wet and muddy conditions sides played 15-minute quarters with no time on. At Stanley, Redpa and Forest-Stanley only managed three goals between them for the entire game. Both teams remained scoreless until the third …

5 years ago

Price will be back

NWBU. Baketballer and coach Rhonda Price has ended the season with a high, taking home the North West Basketball Union’s Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year titles on Friday. This is the second year running the 33-year-old has taken the titles. “[It’s] always an honour,” she said. Despite saying this would be her last …

5 years ago

Locked competition

CHHA. In Saturday’s thrilling draw between Irishtown and Robins, Irishtown came out of the gates early with a goal through Emma Ling. Irishtown was all over a lack lustre Robins in the first half. Annabel Dixon dominated in the midfield, creating play and organising her young charges Tori Horton and Emma Ling.The injured Sammy Byard scored …

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Redpa still red hot

CHFA. Round 13 of the Circular Head Football Association saw Redpa coach Koel Nicholls make his return at home against Trowutta City. After being sidelined for weeks with a hamstring injury, Nicholls was straight down to business kicking four goals for the Red Legs before being forced to leave the ground with concussion. While Nicholls …

5 years ago

Girls on fire

Basketball. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ under-14 girls team was elated last weekend, following a win in division two of the state championships. Played out in Somerset on Saturday and Sunday, the girls were on fire with comfortable wins in all their games, before taking on Somerset in the final on Sunday afternoon. The first …

5 years ago

As close as it gets

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ seniors drew against Ulverstone over the weekend in a rollercoaster match, ending 15.11 (101) to 15.11 (101). The Saints welcomed back Scott Bryan, Guy Kearnes and Jarrod Watling from injury but were without the services of ruckman Deon Pyke for the important clash. Smithton had the majority of …

5 years ago

Hard-fought draw for Saints

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints forced a gutsy 4-4 draw against City Marians last Saturday. In the opening minutes of the match the Saints found themselves having to play tight defensive hockey in an effort to keep the City forwards off the score sheet, but after a series of penalty corners the …

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Tassie’s hockey goldmine

Hockey. Circular Head hockey continues to earn its bragging rights, by again delivering double figures this year as junior state team representatives. Matching the number of junior representatives in 2010 and 2011, and just shy of 2012’s 12, the impressive figure of 11 players illustrates the association’s dedication. Circular Head Hockey coach Ara Popowski said …

5 years ago

Robins and Tigers’ prowl

CHHA. Round 14 started with Robins defeating Mustangs 4-0 and Tigers taking the points against Irishtown 2-0. Mustangs were very forceful in the first 10 minutes, putting Robins on the back foot. Robins’ defence held firm and repelled many attacking moves, which set up their forwards to work the ball around the opposition to have two …

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Depleted Demons’ struggle

CHFA. With a large number of players unavailable on Saturday, Forest Stanley was forced to forfeit the reserves game and played with only 14 players in the senior’s match. The depleted Demons struggled against a full Irishtown side and were further devastated when Jade Best was sidelined with a hamstring injury in the third quarter. …

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