Season stopper 

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints ended the North West Basketball Union Under 22 season with a thrilling home game on Friday.  As the Saints men and women finished the season sixth and seventh on the ladder respectively, Smithton forfeited a finals appearance but had spectators out of their seats in the final match.  Taking …

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Final home round

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints have one round remaining in the North West Basketball Union Under 22 season. The women have gained four victories and nine defeats throughout the season to sit at seventh on the ladder ahead of Somerset Heat. Travelling to take on the Penguin Blues on Tuesday, the women were narrowly …

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Smithton’s state title

Basketball. The Smithton Saints Under 12 side dominated in an undefeated performance at the State Championships last weekend. Held in Devonport on September 2 and September 3, a record 39 teams competed in the games. Playing at the Devonport and East Devonport recreation centres, Smithton played two games during the first day of competition, earning …

1 year ago
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Emerson, Jett play with the best

Basketball.Smithton Basketball Club players Jett Grey and Emerson Wells have returned from the Australian Junior Basketball Championships with a new-found knowledge of the game. The locals travelled to Sterling, Western Australia last month to compete with Tasmania’s Under 16 sides. Making their debut at the championships last year in Newcastle and Maitland, New South Wales …

1 year ago

Spirited basketball

NWBU. As the North West Basketball Union season reaches the halfway mark, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men and women have both notched another victory. Hosting the Devonport Warriors for a round 10 clash last Thursday, a huge home crowd turned out to support the local side. The women began proceedings, however the Warriors proved …

2 years ago

Junior development clinic

Basketball Tasmania and the Smithton Basketball Club will host a two-day junior training clinic next week at the Smithton Sports Centre. Available to junior players aged seven to 15, Basketball Tasmania’s development manager Mark Radford will work with participants to improve their skills and gain greater knowledge of the game. Radford is the Australian Under …

2 years ago

Shooting for state

Basketball. Local athletes Toby Reeve and Ryan Nibbs will represent Tasmania at Basketball Australia’s Under 16 Junior Championships set to be held in Kilsyth, Victoria in July. After joining Basketball Tasmania’s State Development Program (SDP) two years ago – an initiative which selects budding players to advance their individual skills, mental skills and team concepts …

2 years ago
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Coach Saville’s gap year

Experience. When Danyon Saville was first encouraged to play basketball he was not impressed. “I didn’t even like it at first. Mum (Jodie) pretty much made me play,” he laughed. But as time wore on, Saville’s opinion of the game improved and was replaced by the passion he has for basketball today. “Over time I …

3 years ago

Force on the court

Tournament. Having mastered their defence on the court, Smithton Basketball Club’s next challenge will be to break through the Australia Defence Force’s (ADF) basketball teams’ barriers. The ADF will visit Smithton next week as part of a 10-day tour of the state, playing local clubs including the Smithton Saints’ men’s and women’s seniors sides on …

3 years ago

Young talent takes on tournament

Juniors. Six local basketballers have proven they are among the state’s best, joining other players in competing at the 2016 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. Toby Reeve, Ryan Nibbs, Jett Grey, Sophie Furphy, Emerson Wells and Sienna Thorp will travel to Albury, New South Wales in January to compete in the annual tournament. Local Seniors …

3 years ago
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