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Wooldridge proud of young team
Renmark held off a fast-finishing
Loxton North on Friday to advance
to the A1 netball grand final.
Renmark will now play Loxton, but it
could have been an all-Loxton final after
North rallied from 11 goals down at half
time to eventually go down by just three.
North coach Kylie Wooldridge said she
was "very, very proud" of her players.
"A young team that has come this far in a
short time, this finals experience will only
help them for season 2015," she said.
The game started off at a fast pace, with
errors from both teams.
North was the first to settle and took an
early three-goal lead before Renmark fought
hard to be down by only at the first break.
Renmark struggled with North's quick
midcourt when bringing the ball out of
The midcourt match-up between North's
Lori Sandland and Renmark's Kerri Turk
was one to watch.
The second quarter was decisive, with
Renmark taking charge of a tentative North
side. Amy Martinson and Sonja Modlinski
were on fire in the goal circle, rewarding
their teammates' defensive pressure as they
outscored North 18-6 for the quarter.
The never-say-die attitude of Loxton North
saw it slowly claw its way back into the
game in the second half.
North picked up two goals in the third term
to trail by nine goals at the final change.
Hana Learhinan's workrate picked up in the
third quarter and her accurate shooting kept
North in the game.
North had all the momentum in the final
quarter and strong defensive pressure from
Ellie Thomas and Erika Sporn forced
Renmark into turnovers.
Unfortunately for North, it ran out of time
as Renmark held on for a three-goal win.
Sophie Croft's game was outstanding for
Renmark. The talented junior made North's
goalies work hard for every ball and she put
immense pressure on fellow youngster Jordy
Loxton North advanced to the A2 grand
final with a 15-goal win over Loxton.
Kara Haslam and Kylie Wooldridge were
best for North in the win, while Meegan Frost
battled hard for Loxton. Renmark awaits
North in this Friday's grand final.
Loxton North will play in the A3 grand final
against Berri after overcoming Renmark
by 25 goals. Mel Serafin and Renee Williams
led the way, while Mikayla Curnow was
Renmark defeated Loxton by nine goals in
the 17A preliminary final.
Maddie Pitman and Sophie Croft were on
fire for Renmark in the win, while Hannah
Vowles led the way for Loxton.
Renmark got home by one goal against
Loxton in the 15A preliminary final.
Della Haynes and Jamie Jaensch were best for
Renmark, while Neisha Hampel was Loxton's.
Renmark 49 (S. Croft, A. Martinson) d Loxton North
46 (H. Learhinan, L. Sandland).
Loxton North 49 (K. Haslam, K. Wooldridge) d Loxton
34 (M. Frost, A. Holmes).
Loxton North 47 (M. Serafin, R. Williams) d Renmark
22 (M. Curnow, S. Gibson).
Renmark 54 d Berri 45.
Loxton 42 (N. Hoffmann, S. Gropler) d Monash 37
(C. Johnson, L. Knight).
Loxton 67 (C. Jachmann, S. Hoffmann) d Berri 17 (J.
Howe-Kruger, C. Campbell).
Cobdogla 41 d Berri 34.
Monash 33 (N. Recchia, K. Higgs) d Loxton North 27
(A. Faehrmann, A. Cook).
Renmark 33 (M. Pitman, S. Croft) d Loxton 24 (H.
Vowles, J. Drake).
Renmark 45 (M. Schwartzkopff, J. Richards) d
Loxton North 37 (B. Lawrence, J. Stephens).
Renmark 45 (T. Brauer, R. Przibilla) d Loxton North
27 (L. Huang, C. Kaesler).
Renmark 37 (D. Haynes, J. Jaensch) d Loxton 36 (N.
Hampel, E. Will).
Renmark White 39 d Renmark 37.
Berri 51 (B. Stone, E. Vrastaminos) d Loxton Gold 38
(I. Edwards, H. Rowe).
Barmera 34 d Waikerie 28.
Loxton 46 (P. Stone, C. Nitschke) d Renmark 20 (K.
Lodge, R. Johnson).
Loxton North defender
Ellie Thomas was named
runner-up for this year's
Riverland A1 netball
best and fairest title at
the Berri Resort Hotel on
The Loxton North star play-
er was defeated by Waikerie's
Hannah Lehmann for the top
Loxton's Melissa Loxton
won the A2 best and fairest
from Renmark's Kiana Menz.
Other locals to be recog-
nised at the presentation night
included Natalie Durdin, Nyssa
Hoffmann, Vanessa Noble,
Katie Dack, Jordy Jachmann,
Bianca Hopper, Chantelle
Kaesler, Neisha Hampel,
Shyla Lange, Meg Schultz and
A1 -- B&F: Hannah Lehmann (W).
RU: Ellie Thomas (LN).
A2 -- B&F: Melissa Loxton (L).
RU: Kiana Menz (R).
A3 -- B&F: Rachael Gates (B).
RU: Mel Serafin (LN).
B1 -- B&F: Natalie Durdin (LN).
RU: Chelsea St Clair (LN).
B2 -- B&F: Tracey Whateley (Ba).
RU: Nyssa Hoffmann (L).
B3 -- B&F: Jess Doughty-Casey
(B). RU: Jane Howe-Kruger (B).
C1 -- B&F: Vanessa Noble (LN).
RU: Katie Dack (LN).
C2 -- B&F: Sam Westcott (Ba).
RU: Sarah Hewitt (B).
17A -- B&F: Sophie Croft (R). RU:
Jordy Jachmann (LN).
17B -- B&F: Ashlee Schwertfeger
(Ba). RU: Bianca Hopper (L).
17C -- B&F: Maddie Colbert
(W), Georgia Schubert (R). RU:
Chantelle Kaesler (LN).
15A -- B&F: Lori Haynes (R). RU:
Neisha Hampel (L).
15B1 -- B&F: Abby Siviour (R).
RU: Shyla Lange (L).
15B2 -- B&F: Meg Schultz (LN).
RU: Orana Reynolds (Ba).
15C1 -- B&F: Cassie Waye (R).
RU: Sarah Clarke (Ba).
15C2 -- B&F: Carlee Nitschke (L).
RU: Jayde Harrington (R).
Second prize for Thomas
LEFT: Loxton North's Ellie Thomas won the Riverland A1 best and fairest runner-up award
at the Riverland Netball Association presentation night at the Berri Resort Hotel. CENTRE:
Loxton's Melissa Loxton won the A2 best and fairest award. RIGHT: Natalie Durdin won the
B1 best and fairest award for her season with Loxton North.
-- Will Slee photos
Riverland netball finals draw
Friday, September 5, at Renmark.
A1: 8.30pm -- Loxton v Renmark (Timers -- Loxton
A2: 7pm -- Renmark v Loxton North (Loxton).
Saturday, September 6, at Renmark.
A3: 6pm -- Berri v Loxton North (Barmera). B1:
4.30pm -- Loxton North v Renmark (Berri). B2:
7.30pm -- Barmera v Loxton (Monash). B3: 3pm
-- Loxton North v Loxton (Waikerie).
C1: 6pm -- Loxton North v Cobdogla (Renmark).
C2: 4.30pm -- Barmera v Monash (Renmark).
17A: 8pm -- Loxton North v Renmark (Berri). 17B:
3pm -- Loxton v Renmark (Barmera). 17C: 1pm --
Waikerie v Renmark (Loxton). 15A: 1pm -- Loxton
North v Renmark (Barmera). 15B1: 11.30am
-- Loxton v Renmark White (Loxton North). 15B2:
11.30am -- Loxton North v Berri (Renmark). 15C1:
10am -- Berri v Barmera (Renmark). 15C2: 10am
-- Waikerie v Loxton (Berri).
Bombers knocked out
Ramco won the
Independent A grade
netball second semi-
final on Saturday.
The Roosters beat
Brown's Well by 10 goals
to progress to their first
Independent A grade decid-
er.Ramco joined the
tion from the Mid Murray
Netball Association in
2009, but has not made an
A grade grand final in 40
On Saturday, the Roosters
did it tough against a resil-
ient Brown's Well team, but
pulled away in the second
half to eventually win com-
Ramco will now play
BSR in the grand final.
Ramco's B grade team
also advanced to the
grand final with a come
from behind 12-goal win
The Swans led by five
at half time, but ran out of
steam as Ramco charged
home in the second half.
Ramco will play Brown's
Well in the grand final.
Ramco 42 d Browns Well 32.
Ramco 40 d Paringa 28.
GRAND FINAL DRAW
Matches will be played this
Saturday at Brown's Well.
A grade: BSR v Ramco at
B grade: Brown's Well v
Ramco at 3pm.
LOCAL SPORTS RESULTS
Renmark Young Ones 9
(C. Mitton, R. Albanese) d
Loxton RSL 7 (M. Reichelt,
Monash Club 9 (M. Bryce,
L. Threlfall) d Loxton Tigers
7 (B. Mil, R. Holman)
Hellenic Hardware 9 (C.
Merrett, S. Alexander) d
Loxton RSL Black 7 (C.
Schutz, S. Formby)
Loxton RSL 15 (J. Musolino,
B. Skinner) d Cobby Eagles
1 (S. Verco, S. Hayes)
Barmera Odd Bods
11 defeated Monash
Loxton RSL 12 (S.
Pankhurst 140 x 2, 100 x 5,
J. Willett 140, 129, 100 x 4,
118 peg out, A. Bourn 100 x
5, T. Smith 100 x 2, T.Smith
123) defeated Impalers 3.
14 (W. Jones 180, 100 x
2, W. Barnett 140, 100 x
5, J Broekers 140, 100 x
3, D Cooper 140, 100 x
3, T. Dyer 132, 100, G.
Dyer 133, A. Ivanovic 121,
D. Jones 100) defeated
Loxton Penguins 1.
Waikerie Club 15 defeated
Cobby Kants nil.
Renmark R C Ones 15
defeated Barmera Hotel
Kookaburras 22 d
Woodpeckers 20; Wildcats
23 d Magpies 21; Tigers 31
d Bulldogs 25; Wallabies
50 d Wombats 13.
Points: Woodpeckers 56,
Wildcats 44, Bulldogs 44,
Wallabies 44, Kookaburras
38, Magpies 28, Tigers 24,
by Mackenzie Bristow
A seven-goal haul from Jim
Thomson was instrumental in
Waikerie defeating Renmark
by 64 points in the Riverland A
grade football first semi-final on
After trailing by one point at half time,
the Magpies turned it on booting 12
goals to one to stun the crowd, who until
that time had been witnessing a tightly
Renmark got the first one on the board
early through some great forward pres-
sure from Jaryd Rowe with Billy Parks
finishing it off.
At the other end Waikerie made the
most of its scoring opportunities, with
Adam Braendler and Tim Bevan kicking
Inaccuracy hurt Renmark in the latter
part of the first quarter and early into the
second, with its score sitting at 1.7.
The Magpies took advantage and kicked
the first two goals of second quarter.
Renmark kicked the final three goals
of the quarter to lead by a point at the
However, the Rovers lost skipper
Trevor Thorpe to a groin injury and his
run and carry was missed for the remain-
der of the game.
Renmark came out of the half time
break the same way they finished the sec-
ond quarter, with Tim Blight dribbling
one home early.
The game took a huge twist from that
point on as Waikerie kicked the final
12 goals of the day in a scintillating
He kicked four goals in the quarter
as Waikerie began to run away with the
The Magpies continued their domi-
nation from the third quarter booting
another six majors hitting nail after nail
into Renmark's coffin.
Shane Walker got into the game late,
but the Rovers' delivery was poor, with
Waikerie's defence having a field day on
Waikerie did not let up and would hope
to bring this form into this weekend's
preliminary final against Loxton North
Pies hang onto flag hopes
2-3 4-6 10-7 16-10 106
1-6 4-7 5-9 5-12 42
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