Strengthening learning outcomes

Early years. Educators and community professionals met to explore which qualities and skills, when used effectively and in partnership with parents, contribute to creating a nurturing and trusting learning environment. Supported by the Department of Education, the Family Partnership Model (FPM) is an innovative approach to engaging families in their child’s education to achieve desired …

2 years ago

Home game heartache 

NWBU. Both the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men and women suffered losses to the Burnie Tigers in the North West Basketball Union’s second round on Friday night. The Saints’ first home game of the season had a less than desirable result with the women falling 59-78 followed by the men 51-91. The Smithton men lacked …

2 years ago

Eye on the prize

CHIBBA. Tasmania will host the Australian Indoor Bias Bowls National Championships in Devonport this year and local brothers Eli and Nicholas Huisman have their sights set firmly on representing the state. Younger brother Eli, 15, travelled to Shellharbour, New South Wales last year for the annual tournament while Nicholas, 17, was selected for the 2015 …

2 years ago
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Fast action ahead of finals

CHCA. Irishtown have secured their place in the upcoming Circular Head Cricket Association Grand Final following their victory over TC Blues One on Saturday. Meanwhile, Forest Stanley have been knocked out of the competition during an Elimination Final clash with Marrawah One. Forest Stanley began the first innings well with coach Martyn Carr (12) and …

2 years ago

Greys pave the way

O/50. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club’s Brett McMullen claimed a classy three wickets for 20 runs during the side’s encounter with the Rovers in Ulverstone on Sunday. Batting first, the Rovers finished with 191 runs before Marrawah stood before the stumps. With the assistance of Bruce Grey retiring at 41 runs and Guy …

2 years ago

Smith carries Colts 

CNW. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s lacked momentum during round 10 of Cricket North West proceedings on Sunday. The Colts relied solely on Connor Smith (46 not out) to pave the way against the Devonport Orions, with the remaining Circular Head line up failing to reach double digits. After 28 overs, Smith ran …

2 years ago

Loss to ladder leaders

BCL. Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars endured an agonisingly close defeat at the hands of ladder leaders Natone on Saturday during round 16 of the Burnie Cricket League. Batting first, opening batsmen Aaron Tuxworth (38) and Ben Revell (10) made a good start followed by coach Brent Burgess (29) in the middle order, to see …

2 years ago
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Champions of the green

Golf. Smithton Country Club is brimming with tough competition as the results of the Men’s Club Championships are decided. Held last weekend (Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12), two rounds of 27 holes culminated with Lyle Elliott claiming the A Grade title. Zach McLaren was crowned Junior Champion while Nigel Nicholls followed Elliott in …

2 years ago

Tassie boys in Alice Springs

Tournament. Fierce competition and blistering heat met locals Ben Revell, Brandon Tonks, Aaron Tuxworth and Bhodi Johnston at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs, Northern Territory earlier this month. Joining Tasmania’s squad for the week-long annual tournament, debutants Tonks and Tuxworth impressed with fine bowling and precise batting respectively. Following a round one …

2 years ago

Marthick’s milestone, charity crusade

Ride. Local cyclist Rodney Marthick will clock 30,000 kilometres during his crusade with Bike for Bibles Australia this weekend. The charity will navigate the state throughout the next 10 days in a bid to raise funds for literacy education in South Sudan. Each rider has a fundraising target of $1500 and is expected to cycle …

2 years ago
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