Patrick’s podium placing 

Gold. Diving into a pool at 5.30am on a cold winter’s day, three times a week has paid off for swimming sensation Patrick Roberts. The 16-year-old captained the Burnie Amateur Swimming Club’s (BASC) squad at Swimming Tasmania’s ‘Northern Winter Regional Championships’ in Launceston on Sunday. Taking to the water at the Launceston Aquatic Centre for …

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Robins hold Tigers scoreless

CHHA. Rain, hail nor shine could dampen the spirits of Circular Head Hockey Association players on Saturday as the women braved the elements during round 16. Meeting for the ultimate contest before the finals series, Tigers and Robins took to the field for a highly anticipated game. The defence of either side worked overtime to …

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Season draws to an end  

NWJFL. The Circular Head Giants’ junior squads wrapped up a notable season on Sunday with their final contest at Ulverstone. In their inaugural season, the Under 12s have shown considerable improvement throughout the year and despite not recording a win, have continued to decrease the deficit margin with each round. Coach Wayne Tuxworth praised the …

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Giants weather storm 

NWFL. Torrential rain, slippery playing conditions and a strong Ulverstone Football Club confronted the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants at the Smithton Recreation Ground during Saturday’s round 16 encounters. Constant downpour and a strong gust favouring one direction made it difficult for the opposing sides, however Ulverstone succeeded in collecting three wins. Kicking into a …

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Saints continue domination 

Hockey U/16s. Following a three-week break, the young Smithton Saints revealed their skilful line up to City Marians Red on Friday evening during Hockey North West’s twelfth round. Proving the hiatus had not disadvantaged the side, the Saints dominated with an uncontested four-goal win on home turf. A deft passage of play allowed the Saints …

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Saints seize round 14 win

GNL women. West Devonport held the home field advantage in hosting the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints for a round 14 showdown on Saturday. Despite the disadvantage, the valiant Saints’ determination saw them seize an unexpected win. Eager to make an impact on the scoreboard early, the Saints put West on the back foot with a …

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Hard slog through Saturday

CHFA. Saturday’s wild weather brought with it low scoring matches as Forest Stanley defeated Irishtown while Redpa beat Scotchtown. The two competition leaders met at Irishtown for a highly anticipated showdown. With the Demons carrying a long list of injuries, the home side were predicted to topple the undefeated visitors however the solid work of …

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Selwyn Allan Ferguson (March 15, 1931 – July 19, 2016)

Selwyn Allan Ferguson was born in Smithton to Ellis and Muriel Ferguson on March 15, 1931. He lived in Norwood at Forest alongside his eight siblings: Rosalie, Carly, Linda, Alma, Valerie, Maureen, Nola and Cedric. His schooling was completed at Forest Area School, where rumour has it the late Roy Wells and Selwyn both resolved …

2 years ago

Stringing together a talent

Repertoire. From her first encounter with the musical instrument, Julia Parker has been infatuated with the violin. At the tender age of seven, she began lessons with Stanley teacher Simone Doherty and recalls her eagerness. “I just wanted to play fast,” she said. “But Simone told me I had to learn the notes first.” Ten …

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