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Loxton women save the day
Loxton moved within half
a game of fourth place with
a two-rubber win over Berri-
view in Riverland division
one tennis on Saturday.
Scores were locked at 3-3 after
the doubles, but wins to Loxton’s
female players proved pivotal.
Nadia Kruger overcame Naomi
Weatherall 6-4 in a match that could
have gone a long way to deciding
the overall winner, while Delaney
Lueth continued her rise up the
Riverland women’s tennis ranks
with a 6-2 triumph over Marnie
Dale Stirling and Jordan Smith
were also victorious for Loxton.
Adam Drogemuller won a tie-
breaker against Phil Smith for
Berri-view, while Paul Reid beat
Scott Gillett 9-4.
Barmera drew with Waikerie in
their clash on Saturday.
Waikerie came from 2-4 down to
secure a share of the points.
Troy Lehmann, Tom Waterson,
Penny Kroehn and Sonia Adamczyk
all won their singles matches in con-
vincing fashion to ensure Waikerie
picked up enough games.
Justin Bannear and Paul Jericho
also had big wins for Barmera.
Cobdogla stamped its authority
on the competition with a 9-3
win over second-ranked Renmark
Tintra on Saturday.
Shane Nettle and Luke Hampshire
suffered a shock doubles loss to
Dean Schumann and John Pick,
but Cobdogla was dominant across
Nettle bounced back to beat
Schumann 9-1 in the singles, while
Hampshire overcame John van der
Brodie Fridd, Katie Saville and
Benita Dillon also picked up wins
David Strongman won Renmark’s
only singles rubber, beating Sam
Loxton 7-67 d Berri-view 5-58.
Doubles: P. Smith/D. Stirling d A.
Drogemuller/D. Nelsson 6-2, 6-2; S.
Gillett/J. Smith lost to P. Reid/R. Day
3-6, 3-6; N. Kruger/D. Lueth lost to
N. Weatherall/G. Tzanavaras 1-6; N.
Kruger/D. Lueth d G. Tzanavaras/M.
Singles: Smith lost to Drogemuller 8-9;
Stirling d Nelsson 9-3; Gillett lost to
Reid 4-9; Smith d Day 9-6; Kruger d
Weatherall 6-4; Lueth d Stewart 6-2.
Barmera 6-59 drew with Waikerie
Doubles: C. Florance/M. Horsman drew
with T. Lehmann/T. Waterson 4-6, 7-5;
J.Bannear/W. Koskinas d L. McWaters/L.
Taylor 6-4; J. Bannear/P. Jericho d L.
McWaters/L. Taylor 6-0; K. Bannear/E.
Marks d P. Kroehn/S. Adamczyk 7-6; K.
Bannear/B. Penney lost to P. Kroehn/S.
Singles: Florance lost to Lehmann 4-9;
Koskinas lost to Waterson 1-9; Bannear
d McWaters 9-2; Jericho d Taylor 9-0;
Marks lost to Kroehn 1-6; Penney lost to
Cobdogla 9-73 d Renmark Tintra
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire lost to
D. Schumann/J. Pick 4-6; S. Nettle/L.
Hampshire d D. Schumann/D. Strongman
6-2; S. Butterworth/B. Fridd d J. van der
Hoek/D. Strongman 6-4; S. Butterworth/
B. Fridd lost to J. van der Hoek/M. Roy
2-6; K. Saville/B. Dillon d R. Luethke/K.
Martin 6-0, 6-0.
Singles: Nettle d Schumann 9-1;
Butterworth lost to Strongman 4-9;
Hampshire d van der Hoek 9-7; Fridd d
Roy 9-5; Saville d Luethke 6-0; Dillon d
Renmark Tintra 6-62 d Loxton Silver
Doubles: K. Thiel/J. Linton drew with
C. Wall/G. Cubbin 6-3, 3-6; R. Thiel/B.
Dempsey d B. Coombe/B. Wierda 6-1;
R. Thiel/B. Dempsey d B. Wierda/C.
Allister 6-0; M. Schwartzkopff/E. Nikas 6-
2; K. Wall/N. Graetz d M. Schwartzkopff/
E. Nikas 6-4.
Singles: Thiel lost to C. Wall 5-9; Linton d
Cubbin 9-5; Thiel d Coombe 9-1; Dempsey
d Wierda 9-0; Schwartzkopff lost to
Burgmeyer 1-6; Nikas lost to K. Wall 2-6.
Barmera 12-84 d Loxton Gold 0-0 (for-
Cobdogla 7-75 d Berri-view Red 5-35.
Moorook 6-41 d Renmark Tintra 2-18.
Doubles: A. Smith/B. Walkington d A.
Qambari/A. Roy 6-3; D. Hill/B. Walkington
d A. Qambari/A. Roy 6-3; M. Leigh/D.
Leigh d S. Ratnayake/J. Ripia 6-0, 6-0.
Singles: Smith lost to Qambari 2-6; D. Hill
lost to Roy 3-6; M. Leigh d Ratnayake 6-
0; M. Hill d Ripia 6-0
Paringa Swans 4-45 d Paringa Red
Cobdogla 8-48 d Loxton 0-0 (forfeit).
RIVERLAND JUNIOR TENNIS
DIVISION ONE BOYS
Loxton Yellow 4-35 d Barmera 2-34;
Renmark 5-41 d Loxton Black 1-19.
DIVISION TWO GIRLS
Renmark 4-32 d Loxton 2-24,
DIVISION TWO BOYS
Barmera Power 5-43 d Loxton 1-26.
Renmark Dolphins 4-24 d Loxton Red 2-
25; Renmark Kookaburras 3-32 d Loxton
Loxton Green 3-30 d Loxton Orange
3-25; Loxton Purple 6-36 d Cobdogla
Falcons 0-13; Loxton Maroon 3-31 d
Barmera Hawks 3-26.
Waikerie held on for a thrilling four-
point win over Loxton in division
one women’s basketball on Thursday
Led by Thaleisha Fridd (12 points),
the Warriors stormed home in the final
quarter to win after trailing by a point at
the last break.
Fridd scored eight points in the final
term, while Connie Griffiths added four
to guide Waikerie home.
Jackie Dahlitz was Loxton’s best
player, scoring seven points and dishing
out several assists, while Ellie Thomas
Renmark bounced back to form with
a 16-point win over Barmera. After
an even first term, Renmark outscored
the Lakers 13-2 in the second to set up
Waikerie and Loxton fought out a
36-all draw in division one men’s
basketball on Thursday.
Loxton came from seven points down
at the main break to finish the game
level with Waikerie.
Tyler Lange hit two vital free throws
to earn Loxton a share of the points.
Lange finished the game with 12,
while teammates Brogan Whitelaw and
Charlie Rogers added six. Rogers in
particular had an outstanding game.
Terry Morgan scored eight points for the
Warriors, while Luke Exton hit seven.
Barmera closed the gap on Renmark
with a 13-point win over the
The Lakers dominated the first half to
lead by 21 points, with Dillon Millard
scoring 10 of his 15 points.
Waikerie 36 (T. Morgan 8, L. Exton 7, S.
Steele, M. White 6, K. Ling 5, G. van Rooyen,
C. Mibus 2) drew with Loxton 36 (T. Lange
12, B. Whitelaw, J. Will 6, A. Tullett 5, M.
Barmera 48 (Dillon Millard 14, A. Grose
14, Danny Millard 12, M. Wellington 3, S.
Butterworth 2) d Renmark 35 (C. Seekamp
11, C. Warnock 8, J. Warnock 6, B. Pater 4,
D. Leuders, I. Kolcas, H. Brown 2).
Allstars 63 d Supercats 38; Renmark 37 d
Berri 14; Barmera 43 d Waikerie 24.
Berri 62 d Barmera 27.
Waikerie 34 (T. Fridd 12, C. Griffiths 8, H.
Lehmann 6, T. Griffiths, A. Curtis 4) d Loxton
30 (E. Thomas 10, J. Dahlitz 7, H. Bullock 5,
J. Drake 4, L. Uren, S. Edwards 2).
Renmark 40 (A. Modlinski, A. Perry 10,
J. Haynes 9, R. Leuders, S. Rucioch 4, T.
Cooper 2, A. James 1) d Barmera 24 (A.
Wutke 7, A. O’Dea 6, K. Kregar 4, P. Size, B.
Phillips, D. Millington 2, M. Britten).
Supercats 47 d Waikerie 32; Loxton 49 d
Lakers 26; Allstars 38 d Barmera 22.
Loxton 30 d Supercats 25; Blazers 50 d
Loxton A cruised to a
9-1 win over Cobdogla
Gold Riverland A/B grade
softball at Glassey Park on
Gold struggled with the bat,
picking up its only run in the
fourth innings thanks to some
good pitching from Loxton A’s
Catcher Emma Nykiel and
Cara Venning played well for
the Strikers, while Julie Cook
hit a three-bagger for the Eagles
and was well supported by
Loxton B defeated Renmark
10-5 in the final game of the
Kathy Johnson and Hayley
Watkins were best for the
Cobdogla Blue and Berri
fought out a 14-all draw.
Cobdogla Blue started the
match strongly, with a four-
bagger to Jesse Passmore in the
Cobdogla Blue batted again
in the fourth and Passmore
picked up another four runs,
but time ran out and the score
reverted back to 14 apiece.
Loxton B 10 (K. Johnson, H. Watkins,
M. Bradtke) d Renmark 5 (A. Selfe,
A. McCann, L. Jones).
Loxton A 9 (E. Nykiel, C. Venning,
M. Loxton) d Cobdogla Gold 1 (C.
Passmore, B. Smith, C. Smith).
Cobdogla Blue 14 (J. Passmore,
J. Pascoe, G. Dyer) drew with
Berri 14 (K. Rosenthal, C. Healy, T.
Waikerie 20 (K. Fridd, E. Pillion,
A. Weir) d Loxton Blue 3 (T.
Steicke, J. Meredith, J. Symens).
Renmark 20 (H. McDonald, G.
Letton, S. Ellis) d Loxton Green 1
(T. Watkins, M. Riley, M. Walmsley-
Cobdogla 13 d Berri 9.
Renmark Blue 21 (L. Brauer, H.
Jones, M. Paige) d Loxton 19 (N.
Paull, J. Koehne, C. Koehne).
Renmark White 24 d Monash 11.
Berri 26 d Waikerie 18.
Thriller round for local sides Strikers cruise to victory
Young guns set off for carnival
Three local cricket young guns will
compete in the Country Carnival this
week, following the announcement of
the under 14 and under 16 Murray
District teams recently.
Loxton’s Arron Nitschke was selected in the
under 14 team, which competed in Adelaide
earlier this week, while locals Will Gutsche
and Hayden Nitschke were picked in the under
The under 16 Country Carnival began in
Adelaide yesterday and will finish on Friday.
After day one of competition, the under 16
Murray District side has had great success,
defeating Upper North.
UNDER 16 COUNTRY CARNIVAL DAY ONE
Murray Districts 7/131 (Kleinig 50, Gutsche 29,
Pengelley 2/20, Pickert 2/24) defeated Upper North 95
(Pengelley 33, Dunemann 31, Smithson 5/22, Gregoric
Lueth in action during
division one tennis
match on Saturday,
which saw the local
side defeat Berri-
takes a shot
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