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 …

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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 …

4 years ago

Tensions increase in thrillers

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ home crowd was treated to two close contests on Tuesday night as the women gained points and the men faltered. Facing off against the top-four positioned Tigers, the Saints’ men clawed their way back into the game after a slow start but were unable to hold a sustainable lead, going …

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The rise and fall

NWBU. The closeness of the competition has been highlighted this week by the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ men and women making opposite movements on the ladder. Despite the women sitting on top after round six, consecutive losses to Devonport and Somerset away from home have seen them drop to fifth, while two wins for the men …

4 years ago

New location for juniors

Basketball. Smithton Basketball Club’s local junior roster is set to take advantage of a new playing surface when it kicks off early next month. Running throughout term two, the 12-week roster begins on Monday May 4 and will take place at Smithton High School’s new gymnasium, which is in its final stages of completion. The competition …

4 years ago

NW Thunder to visit

Basketball. Players from the North West Tall Timbers Thunder are coming to Smithton in preparation for their 2015 South East Australian Basketball League campaign. A jam-packed schedule including free sessions for junior players will kick off at the Smithton Sports Centre on Nelson Street on Sunday, with U/12, U/14 and U/16 players invited to attend a …

4 years ago

Overtime thrillers for Smithton

Masters. A mix of past and present Smithton Basketball Club players combined at the weekend to compete in the Tasmanian Masters Basketball Tournament in Latrobe. Current Saints women Alisha Barry, Katrina Furphy and Gemma Korpershoek were joined by Belinda Simpson, Angela Jackson, Tammy Edwards, Jo Morgan-French and sisters Rhonda Odgers and Rebecca Wilson in Division …

4 years ago
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School-team stars

Basketball. Smithton Primary School’s grade 5/6 girls basketball team has taken out third place overall after a successful 2014 Primary School State Championships at the weekend. Coached by Smithton Saints senior player Danyon Saville, the junior side won two of its three pool games on Saturday to progress to Sunday’s semi-final, ultimately falling to Ulverstone-based …

4 years ago

Multi-sport immersion

Activity. Grade 3/4 students from state schools across Circular Head combined on Monday to challenge themselves in a variety of sports at the Smithton Recreation Ground. Organised by Circular Head State Schools Sports Association, students tried their hand at volleyball, cricket, soccer, basketball and touch football throughout the day, with modified games providing a focus …

4 years ago

Sides miss finals cut

NWBU. The season is over for both Tall Timbers Smithton Saints U/22 teams, following two successive defeats in the final games of the year. Equal on points with Devonport in fifth position, the women had a chance to push for a place in the top four on Friday night against Somerset, but fell agonisingly short …

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