Sorry day for Saints

NTFL. Continuing on from last week’s injury woes, the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ seniors struggled against in-form, top of the ladder, Latrobe, who have yet to lose a game all season. With many key players still out with injury, Latrobe dominated the Saints right from the get go, leading by 34 points at the …

5 years ago

Saints struggle with outs

GNL Men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints suffered a tough 3-0 loss to Tamar away in Launceston last Saturday. With five of the team’s starting lineup unavailable, the Saints called in Joel Hoffman and Thorton Bergman to bolster the Smithton lineup for what would be a season defining match. Early on in the match both sides …

5 years ago

Smithton’s wharf rebuild begins

Fishing. The demolition of the Smithton wharf is set to begin from next week, with the project expected to be completed by the end of the year. Latrobe-based civil infrastructure construction company Tas Span will be carrying out the demolition and redevelopment project. “Tas Span is expected to move onto the site early August, with …

5 years ago
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Little Legend Caicie Keogh

Caicie Keogh. Nothing gets Caicie Keogh smiling like a good game of hockey. Except a good game a cricket. The 14-year-old loves being outside and amongst it and can’t imagine life without sport. She plays A Grade and reserve hockey for Irishtown; holds nine records for the Circular Head Little Athletics Club; plays for the North …

5 years ago

Building fire walls in CH

Bushfires. After devastating bushfires fires earlier in the year, Australian red Cross Emergency Services is developing  partnerships with all Tasmanian councils. As part of the partnership, Red Cross coordinator Melissa Hughes last week presented Circular Head Council development team members Deb Mainwaring and Yvonne Stone with a REDiPlan Starter Kit, for distribution within the community. …

5 years ago

Real Deal

I am already hearing the “it will soon be Christmas” phrase being bandied around even though it is still five months off. I think it is just a reminder of the passing of time that none of us can escape and which nothing will prevent. When we stop to consider how quickly our lives are running away we very …

5 years ago

New stallion “best in state”

Racing. Stanley dairy farmers Herman and Saskia Umbgrove have just bought, what they say is, the best stallion in the state. His name is Cardinal Virtue, a seven-year-old pedigree stallion from two well-bred lines that brag speed, performance and power. Mrs Umbgrove said she still cannot quite believe they got him. She puts it down …

5 years ago

Eisteddfod champions

 Jazz. Last Wednesday Inpulse Dance teacher Maddison Ralston ushered 11 gold-sequined girls offstage after a successful recital. You could hear from the audience their excitement when they were told they had won. “They squealed and smiled and jumped up and down and ran to their parents,” Miss Ralston said. “They were just all on a high …

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