Zucch at this whopper!

Produce. The chances of zucchini featuring on the menu at Stanley’s Touchwood Café this month have increased as dramatically as the size of the ingredient itself. Chef Michael Kraneis picked two of the Lebanese variety from his private hothouse in Mengha on Friday morning, with the mammoth samples measuring in at one metre and 67 …

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Our talented Toms

Opportunity. They’ve always shared the same first name, but now two local juniors have been selected together to further their development in Australian rules football. Smithton’s Thomas Charles and Crayfish Creek’s Thomas Mundy have been named in the 34-player squad for AFL Tasmania’s U/16 State Academy, following impressive performances in the division’s North v South …

4 years ago

Keeping it in the family

Golf. Even an afternoon downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of this year’s Marie Lord Memorial Bowl winner, whose win on Saturday was a particularly special one. Smithton’s Cynthia Dunlop took home the annual event for a fifth time, but the first since the trophy was named in honour of the late Marie Lord; a life …

4 years ago
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An Emu invasion

Rugby. A game of a different kind is coming to Circular Head next weekend, with locals gathering a team to take on one of the state’s well-established powerhouses. Next Saturday will see the Burnie Rugby Union Club – the Emus – take on the Cape Grim Reapers in an exhibition match at the Forest Recreation …

4 years ago

Titles in sight

Shooting. Two of Smithton Rifle Club’s four active members have answered the call to represent state and country at the sport’s highest level. Locals John Collis and Darryl Stehbens will be part of the Tasmanian Match Rifle team which travels to the Belmont Shooting Range in August for the National Teams Championships, taking on other …

4 years ago

Blue and white delight

U/16s. They finished on top of the ladder by a matter of percentage and at the weekend, Trowutta-Combine’s junior CHCA premiership came in equally close circumstances. With rain settling in and soaking the Smithton Recreation Ground’s bottom oval on Saturday, a washout and replay on Sunday gave both the Cannons and Forest-Stanley another chance to …

4 years ago

Last-over legends

B-Grade. The script couldn’t have been written any better for Trowutta-Combine’s B-Grade side at the weekend, defeating Forest-Stanley to claim the combined club’s maiden senior premiership. As was the case for all association grand finals on Saturday, the pair’s clash at Irishtown was called off due to rain and consequently moved to Stanley for a …

4 years ago
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Back-to-back bliss

A-Grade. Forest-Stanley clinched its second consecutive premiership at the weekend, enduring another nail-biting finish to emerge with a five-run victory over Trowutta-Combine. PHOTO GALLERY Demons coach Mitch Bellinger predicted grand finals “are always going to be close” in the lead-up to the crucial clash and his words were noted, with a thrilling chase from the …

4 years ago

Mayors’ Cup

Over 50s. Marrawah played their last game of cricket for the season against the Rovers from Ulverstone last Sunday, losing the match with just three balls remaining. Playing at Redpa, the home side batted first and faced a very slow ground due to the rain on Saturday, finishing with 164 from 40 overs. Bevin Anderson …

4 years ago

Saints’ double delight

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ two senior sides continued their momentum to both grab wins on the same night for the first time this season. Putting arguably their strongest starting five on the court – Ty Stewart, Fred Hunter, Steve Poulter, Joel Quilliam and Kyle Clark – for the majority of the game, the Saints’ …

4 years ago