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Once again, the Loxton Kart
Club were praised by specta-
tors, supporters and drivers for
the organisation of the event and
quality of the track.
“The president of the
Australian Independent Dirt Kart
Association said ‘Loxton, you
have done it again, you have put
the bar way up’,” he said.
“We are only a small club of 30
odd members and we have ran a
national titles to the highest of
The Loxton Kart Club were vic-
torious in the bid for the national
titles, after hosting a successful
state title meet in 2013.
Koch said there were plenty of
thrills and spills throughout the
event, with local woman Julie
Falland being shunted off the
track in the statesman class.
“There was a few bingles, as
there always is at that level of
racing,” he said.
“But, there was nothing major.
For that level of racing, it was
“It was testament to the track
and the safety that we have in
Close call for golfers
by Steve Patching
to winning its first
The final leg was
played at Blackwood,
and Loxton went into
the competition with a
narrow two point lead
over their nearest rival,
were bolstered by the
of Loxton players in
expected to score well
with their home advan-
tage, and so they did,
with seven of their
players bettering their
Cregan was the star
of the day, scoring an
impressive 43 points
despite having only
recently resumed golf
after recovering from a
All 10 Loxton golfers
whose scores were used
to tally the club’s final
score scored 34 or bet-
ter, but they still fell 16
short of Blackwood.
In the final total
over the three rounds,
Loxton fell just 11
points short of the win-
In other golf, Matthew
Hutchinson had an out-
standing 40 points to
win Saturday’s stabl-
eford, while Brenton
Chapman and Jenny
Patching took the hon-
ours in mid-week golf.
Challenge at Blackwood
Blackwood 376, Loxton
360, Millicent 319. Final
total: Blackwood 1008,
Loxton 997, Millicent 953.
Best Loxton scores: L.
Cregan 43, A. Ling 38, B.
Fogden 36, G. MacInnes
35, N. O’Connell 35, P.
Harman 35, S. Hutchins 35,
S. Patching 35, M. Tyler 34,
D. Peberdy 34. McInnes
Salver: Blackwood 267,
M. Hutchinson 40, A.
Thompson 38, P. Fournaros
37, D. Sunman 37, B.
McCleary 37, A. Hume 36,
T. Edwards 36, M. Searles
35. Nearest the pin: 2nd
H. Kara-Ali 213cm, 5th W.
Wilson 199cm, M. Loxton
1200cm, 15th L. Cregan
178cm. Birdies: 12th
M. Hutchinson, 15th L.
Wednesday, men’s sta-
bleford – B. Chapman 35,
A. Ling 35, S. Patching
35, G. Parry 33, A. Hume
32, P. Richardson 32, T.
Arndt 31, D. Sunman 31,
P. Noble 31. Birdies: 12th
Loxton’s track record
Keke Falland edges out his opponent as he rounds the corner in the KT heavy heat during the Australian
Dirt Kart Titles on Saturday.
Emma Walter photos
Kobi Koch was a clear leader throughout the 125
heavy race on Saturday.
Kevin Manuel’s racing was brought to a halt
when his water hose blew.
The Riverland under 15 boys team took part in the Regional Hockey
Championships in Aldinga on the weekend. They were (from left), back:
Mick Hopper (coach), Briley Gibbs, Jarryd Roberts, Nick Haddow, Conner
Heinrich, Jordan White, Zeus Baker and Michael Bruce (manager). Front:
Peter Cornwell, Joel Hopper, Jayden Bruce, Olly Coats, James Smith,
Alek Kudra and Luke Dowzard.
The under 13 and 15
Riverland boys teams took
part in the Regional Hockey
Championships in Aldinga on
the weekend, in what was a
successful meet for the local
Both Riverland squads made the
grand final, with the under 15 side
victorious against Port Pirie, while
the under 13 team went down to
Local Briley Gibbs was awarded
best on ground for the under 15 final,
while Jarryd Roberts was named
player of the championship.
Included in the 14 player line-up
for the under 13 side was Loxton’s
The under 13 side drew with the
Barossa in the first game and went
on to defeat Whyalla, South Coast
and Port Pirie, before finishing the
minor round with a draw against Port
The side lined up against Whyalla
in the final and scored in the final
half to finish the score at 3-1.
The sides played seven games in
two days as part of the champion-
Victory for young
The under 13 Riverland team which competed at the Regional Hockey
Championships on the weekend were (from left), back: Jason Rayner
(manager), Liam Abraham, Carlo Mitolo, Daniel Schmidt, Nathan Schmidt,
George Fulwood, Massimo Mitolo and Tony Herbert (coach). Front: Riley
Herbert, Mitchell Rayner, Lucas Hocking, Will Kroehn, Kydan Radloff, Kye
Rayner, Stefan Kudra and Jamasam Radloff (goalie).
LOCAL SPORT RESULTS
LOXTON HOMING PIGEONS
Pigeons were released from Mount
Gambier at 6am on Saturday morning.
With a strong north wind, it was a tough
Renmark’s Ken Mumme was the first to
get a bird home at 5.42pm on Sunday.
Mark Goldsack and Geoff Huppatz took
out second and third repsectively.
Birds were also released from Millicent at
7.15am on Saturday.
Mumme won the race, followed by
Huppatz and Goldsack, with birds arriving
home at 5.56pm on Saturday.
Loxton Wednesday Night Junior Cats Basketball
Competition for U12-U18 Boys/Girls & Mixed is in
the process of nalising teams.
Final opportunity to register for the upcoming
season will be held on -
Wednesday 15th October at the
between 3.30pm - 4.30pm or 6-7pm
for those who have not already registered
For further details please contact Denise on
0437 182 028
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