Fighting fit

Health. For the last 29 years, Smithton’s Ken Williams has been competitively riding or running at every given opportunity. And with his 75th birthday coming up in October, he has no plans on slowing down. “I don’t usually race in overalls though,” he joked as his photo was being taken, vigorously working away to fix …

4 years ago

Saints earn upset win

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ men overwhelmed third-placed Latrobe at home last night to take a thrilling 8-point win. SCORES WOMEN: SMI 48 LAT 65 MEN: SMI 86 LAT 78 The Saints’ women weren’t so fortunate, going down to the Demons by 17 points in a fairly restricted affair. In the men’s game, Smithton were showing …

4 years ago

Cats remain unbeaten

NTFL. League powerhouse Wynyard continued their dominance this season, handing the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints a 69-point home defeat on Saturday. Photo gallery The Saints were tested from the opening bounce and trailed by 21 points at the end of the first quarter, with Wynyard’s forward ability on show through the likes of Gregg …

4 years ago
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Marians stun Saints

GNL. A 1-1 draw to City Marians has denied the Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ men a chance to reclaim top spot on the ladder. Meanwhile, a depleted women’s outfit was blown out of the water by their opposition, conceding five goals in the second half before rebounding slightly to suffer a 5-2 defeat. The …

4 years ago

Tense encounters

CHHA. A single goal separated Irishtown from Mustangs in their Round 7 match on Saturday, while Robins edged out Tigers thanks to a second-half comeback. Photo gallery Tigers went into their match looking to hand Robins their first loss of the season, and there were positive signs early as they managed to penetrate their opposition’s …

4 years ago

Tigers nab first points

CHFA. Scotchtown has earned their first win of the season, emerging with a hard-fought 25-point win over Trowutta City. Both sides went into the match on Saturday without a victory in the league, but it was the Tigers who took the early advantage, breaking away to lead by 15 points by quarter time. The Bulldogs …

4 years ago

Real-world experience  

By work experience student Tamara Hursey Involvement. Forty-seven Smithton High School students have dived into work experience over the past two weeks – the largest number in several years. From working with a horse trainer in Spreyton to tasting life at the Mt Lyell copper mine in Queenstown, Grade 10s were given the opportunity to …

4 years ago
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Pole walking

Health. Nordic Walking is the latest craze to hit Circular Head, with locals stepping out on to pavements equipped with poles strapped to their wrists. The low-impact, big-result exercise has been introduced to the community by Rural Health, with free taster sessions offered over the past week. Rural Health’s Karen Cardillo said the fun form …

4 years ago

Connecting women, showing off region

TWIA. Circular Head has wowed visitors from all over the state as local ladies hosted the 11th Women on Farms Gathering over the weekend. Twelve months of planning went into organising the event – which sees Tasmanian Women in Agriculture members meet in a different region every two years, celebrating and connecting with others. This …

4 years ago

Teddy bear tales

Education. They won’t be in the woods today, but you will find hundreds of bears descending upon a local gym to hear a story or two. Parents are encouraged to bring children up to five-years-old to ‘Teddy Bear Story Time’ next Wednesday at Smithton Primary School; a free event hosted by the Circular Head Federation …

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