Canaries’ 80th reunion

Dinner. Eighty years have passed since Irishtown formed a hockey club in 1934. To celebrate, a dinner for past and present members is being held at Irishtown Community Centre on Saturday July 5. Club life members, sisters Viv Mitchener and Sue Beswick, with mum Betty Reid are looking forward to the night. They recall a …

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Tale of Tarakan

Service. A matter of millimetres was the difference between life and death for one Smithton resident during battle in 1945. Now 90-years-old, Edward Pyke vividly remembers the siege on Tarakan in which he was wounded in action by Japanese forces during the Second World War – the bullet-hole in his slouch hat a constant reminder. …

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Honouring our history

Service. A section of wall at Smithon RSL is set to be transformed into a new display cabinet for wartime memorabilia. As part of the Federal Government’s ‘Saluting their Service’ fund, a $2258 grant was announced by Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley last Wednesday, which will go towards the demolition process and construction of …

4 years ago

Saints relentless

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints ensured East Devonport would remain winless in the first half of the season, earning a 144-point win at home. Smithton’s fourth win of the season has them back on level points with Latrobe, with Penguin just four points ahead following their narrow four-point loss to Ulverstone. With the …

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Saints’ season wrap

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ women came agonisingly close to pulling off a late comeback, suffering a narrow 9-point loss to Devonport last night. It wasn’t quite the fairy tale ending for long-term American import Rhonda Price who, after five years at the club, played her final game in Saints colours. After a fairly …

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Off-road obsession

Rally. What started from “watching too much motorsport and playing too much PlayStation” has turned into a full-blown passion for Redpa’s Keith Abblitt. The 26-year-old will look to follow up from a championship-winning 2013 season with the North West Car Club alongside navigator Adrian Hodgetts, entering in this Saturday’s Hellyer Rally. With a course stretching …

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Juniors thriving

NWJFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ newest teams – U/14 and U/17 – have worked hard to make a strong impression in their inaugural season. With Rhys King and Jarrod Watling co-coaching the U/14 side and Kelvin Popowski taking the coaching role with the U/17s, results have been mixed so far in the junior …

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Heavy loss

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ women suffered their biggest defeat this season, going down 7-0 to West Devonport. With the side still struggling for consistent numbers, more players were given the opportunity to step up to the Greater Northern League as the Saints travelled to Devonport. Playing on brand new turf, end-to-end play …

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Top-two sides extend gap

CHFA. Both Irishtown and Redpa have moved six points clear of third-placed Forest-Stanley, with 126 and 80-point wins respectively in round seven. The Redlegs sit on 20 points, equal with the in-form Canaries who are yet to taste a loss this season, but rise just above them on the smallest of percentage margins. It was …

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