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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 …

5 years ago

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.

5 years ago

Win for Aussies

Mounted Games. Fifteen-year-old David Gardiner has returned home victorious following an Australian win in the Prince Philip Mounted Games in Canada. The Irishtown teen was one of five riders to make up the Australian team, and the only rider from Tasmania. The Chronicle will chat to David this week. Read more in next week’s edition.

5 years ago

Muddy madness

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints faced Wynyard over the weekend on a ground that could only be described as a pig sty. It was a tough day at the office for the Saints, going down to Wynyard in all three grades after hard-fought matches in horrendous conditions. Josh Smith and Jesse Grace were …

5 years ago

Saints smash in another win

GNL men. Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints made it three wins in a row with a 3-0 victory over South Launceston. The first half was a thriller as both sides played free flowing hockey with plenty of end to end action. The Saints’ solid team effort was rewarded when Alexander Poke penetrated the baseline and …

5 years ago

Robins leap into finals

CHHA. In the last round before finals, Robins defeated Irishtown 3-0 in a fast paced, thrilling clash. Neither team was able to find the scoreboard in the beginning of the match, despite many close scoring opportunities. Irishtown started strongly using Bec Wells to switch play from side to side, finding forwards time and again. Robins …

5 years ago

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 …

6 years ago