Three defeats, one win

NWBU women. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints U/22 women have had a tough start to the U/22 season, recording just one win to date. In a narrow defeat by Somerset Heat on Tuesday, the Saints went down by a frustrating four points. Coach Laine Elliott said “lapses in passing and poor boxing out in defence” …

3 years ago

Slow start, good finish

NWBU men. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints U/22 men had a slow start on Tuesday night against Somerset Heat but by the end, were celebrating a 10-point win. It wasn’t until the second half that the men “upped the tempo” according to coach Steve Poulter, finishing the game 64-54. Danyon Saville took out the top …

3 years ago

Champs on the rise

Basketball. Two junior Saints teams travelled to Launceston at the weekend to compete in their respective divisions at the Basketball Tasmania State Tournament. Held at Elphin Sports Centre, an under-10 girls team and an under-11 boys side represented Smithton, playing three games on the first day of the competition against others from all over the state. …

3 years ago
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Clark’s USA countdown 

Basketball. Smithton Basketball Club senior player Kyle Clark is looking to make the most of his final weeks in Tasmania having recently returned from Australian U/19 duties. The 18-year-old, who travelled to Greece last month with the 12-man Emus squad for the FIBA U/19 World Championships, is preparing for a life-changing move to America on …

3 years ago

Teams make final plays

NWBU. Despite missing finals, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ men have ended their season on a high with an 11-point win over Devonport on Tuesday night. Returning from Australian U/19 duties, Smithton’s Kyle Clark was quick to settle back into league life as he won the initial jump-ball and shot the first two-pointer for his …

3 years ago

Saints’ season review

This season, crowds have witnessed an impressive turnaround of fortunes from the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints. Last year, the Saints’ women finished on the bottom of the ladder with three wins and 18 losses. This year, they currently sit in fifth with 10 wins and 10 losses, only likely to be eliminated from finals due …

3 years ago

Hoppers force game-over

NWBU. The Tall Timber Smithton Saints’ slim playoff hopes were dashed on Tuesday night following significant losses to Ulverstone at Smithton Sports Centre. Needing to win their remaining matches while also hoping for other results to go their way, both the Saints’ women and men were unable to break through with a win in their …

3 years ago
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Wins over Wynyard

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ men and women gained valuable points over Wynyard on Tuesday night to keep in touch with the top four. A 13-point win over the Wildcats keeps the Saints’ women within two points of fourth-placed Somerset with five games remaining, though they will likely need to boost their percentage to raise …

3 years ago

Ashlee steps up

Basketball. Import Ashlee Trebilcock will coach the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ women for the remainder of the season following the departure of Mitch Roberts last week. Roberts took on the role this season after coaching the Saints’ U/22 women late last year; the senior position left vacant following the resignation of David Kay in early …

3 years ago

Time to Thunder up 

Opportunity. Five Smithton Basketball Club juniors will travel interstate later this year to take on clubs from across the country in national tournaments. Representing the North West Tasmania Thunder in the Nunawading Spectres Tournament – an open invitational held from June 6 to 8 – will be first-year U/14 players Sophie Furphy, Emerson Wells and …

3 years ago