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Gold for local
Loxton Hockey Club's Tara Allister has
won a gold medal at the Oceania Pacific
Cup in Fiji.
The Australian under 21 women's country side
took on New Zealand in the final last week, winning
During the 12-day tour, Allister competed against
countries looking for a place in the world cup.
It is the second time Allister has been named in
the squad, after competing in the Oceania Pacific
Cup in 2012.
For a detailed article on the medal-winning hockey
player, see next week's edition of The Loxton News.
Tara Allister has won a gold medal at the Oceania
Pacific Cup in Fiji.
Loxton moves into top four
Riverland division one tennis
has a logjam of teams vying for
spots in the top four with just
one round remaining before the
Only one point separates Berri-view,
Loxton, Waikerie and Barmera on the
ladder following Saturday's games.
Loxton upset Barmera 8-4 to move into
the top four on Saturday.
Loxton led 5-1 after the doubles fol-
lowing strong performances from Phil
Smith and Dale Stirling in particular.
Things evened up in the singles rub-
bers, with Barmera picking up wins to
Justin Bannear, Paul Jericho and Brooke
However, Phil Smith, Scott Gillett and
Nadia Kruger were all triumphant for
Waikerie upset second-ranked
Renmark Tintra in a big way, win-
Waikerie's women were dominant,
picking up three of their four rubbers in
an easy fashion.
Shenae Rucioch provided some resis-
tance, but was brought undone in her
single against Sonia Adamczyk.
Troy Lehmann, Shaun Steele and
Steven Braun dropped just six games
across their six singles rubbers for
Waikerie, while veteran John Strelan
overcame Luke McWaters 9-4.
Cobdogla cruised to a 10-2 win over
Berri-view on Saturday.
Berri-view's men put in a gallant effort
in the doubles, but were overcome in the
Sam Butterworth had the biggest win of
Cobdogla's men, beating Drew Nelsson
9-2, while Katie Saville led the way
in the women, defeating Berri-view's
Naomi Weatherall 6-0.
Marnie Stewart was Berri-view's only
Loxton 8-74 d Barmera 4-57.
Doubles: P. Smith/D. Stirling d W. Koskinas/
M. Horsman 6-1; P. Smith/D. Stirling d W.
Koskinas/P. Jericho 7-5; S. Gillett/J. Smith d J.
Wright/J. Bannear 7-5, 6-2; N. Kruger/D. Lueth
d S. Albrecht/E. Marks 7-6; N. Kruger/D. Lueth
lost to E. Marks/B. Penney 5-7.
Singles: P. Smith d Koskinas 9-2; Stirling lost
to Bannear 6-9; Gillett d Wright 9-2; J. Smith
lost to Jericho 1-9; Kruger d Albrecht 6-2;
Lueth lost to Penney 5-7.
Waikerie 10-80 d Renmark Tintra 2-40.
Doubles: T. Lehmann/S. Steele d D.
Schumann/J. Pick 6-1; T. Lehmann/S. Steele
d D. Schumann/D. Strongman 7-6; S. Braun/L.
McWaters d M. Roy/J. Strelan 6-7, 6-4; P.
Kroehn/S. Adamczyk d R. Luethke/S. Rucioch
Singles: Lehmann d Schumann 9-3; Steele d
Strongman 9-2; Braun d Roy 9-1; McWaters
lost to Strelan 4-9; Kroehn d Luethke 6-1;
Adamczyk d Rucioch 6-4.
Cobdogla 10-78 d Berri-view 2-40.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire d A.
Drogemuller/D. Nelsson 6-3, 4-6; B. Kollmann/
S. Butterworth d P. Reid/R. Day 7-6, 6-3; K.
Saville/B. Dillon d N. Weatherall/M. Stewart
Singles: Nettle d Drogemuller 9-3; Butterworth
d Nelsson 9-2; Kollmann d Reid 9-5; Hampshire
d Day 9-3; Saville d Weatherall 6-0; Dillon lost
to Stewart 1-6.
Cobdogla 10-77 d Loxton Gold 2-41.
Doubles: B. Rogers/L. Hale d S. Blaser/T.
Kassulke 6-2, 6-1; T. Knoblauch/C. Knoblauch
d C. Maczkowiack/C. Saunders 6-2, 6-3; S.
Pearn/J. Pearn drew with B. Smith/N. Graetz
Singles: Rogers d Blaser 9-4; Hale d Kassulke
9-5; T. Knoblauch d Maczkowiack 9-1; C.
Knoblacuh d Saunders 9-2; S. Pearn d Smith
6-4; J. Pearn lost to Graetz 0-6.
Berri-view Blue 6-73 d Loxton Silver 6-60.
Doubles: A. Segui/S. McPherson d C. Wall/G.
Cubbin 7-5, 6-2; A. Hansen/M. Harris d T.
Doecke/B. Wierda 6-3, 6-2; K. Couzens/C.
Grigg lost to K. Wall/N. Burgmeyer 5-7; K.
Couzens/C. Grigg lost to K. Wall/S. Charles
Singles: Segui lost to Wall 6-9; McPherson d
Cubbin 9-1; Hansen lost to Doecke 7-9; Harris
d Wierda 9-4; Couzens lost to Burgmeyer 4-6;
Grigg lost to Charles 4-6.
Berri-view Red 8-64 d Renmark Tintra 4-64.
Loxton 5-35 d Paringa Red Dogs 3-29.
Doubles: B. Coombe/C. Allister lost to B.
Gudgeon/J. Paterson 2-6, 1-6; V. Nobile/M.
Bristow d C. Shorrock/T. Rover 6-2, 6-1.
Singles: Gudgeon d Coombe 6-1;
Paterson lost to Allister 5-7; Shorrock lost
to Nobile 1-6; Rover lost to Bristow 2-6.
Paringa Swans 4-41 d Renmark Tintra 4-33.
Cobdogla 8-48 d Moorook 0-0 (forfeit).
Loxton B came from behind to beat
Cobdogla Gold by one run in Riverland A/B
grade softball on Saturday.
Cobdogla Gold looked like taking the game after
racing to a seven-run lead by the start of the fifth
However, Loxton B pushed eight runners across
the plate to lead by one.
Kathy Johnson pitched well in the sixth to hold
Cobdogla Gold to just one run.
With scores level heading into the final dig, Loxton
B needed just one run to break the tie.
With two out and Emma Richards on third, Leanne
Johnson pulled out a safe hit to give Loxton B the win.
Loxton A pulled away from Berri after three innings
to record a 20-2 victory.
Berri held Loxton A reasonably well after three
innings, but the Strikers piled on 10 runs in the
fourth, with Emma Nykiel recording a four-bagger.
Cheri Healy, who earlier picked up an impressive
double play, scored a four-bagger late in the game
for the Redsox, but Loxton A was always on top.
Renmark 15 (D. Moldovan, C. Le, L. Le) d Cobdogla Blue
(M. Haaja, G. Dyer, J. Mulvey).
Loxton A 20 (E. Nykiel, A. Lidgerwood, C. Venning) d Berri
2 (C. Healy, K. Correll, N. Taylor).
Loxton B 10 (M. Pumpa, K. Johnson, H. Watkins) d
Cobdogla Gold 9 (C. Smith, C. Passmore, J. Cook).
Loxton Blue 12 (G. Pumpa, D. Lidgerwood, J. Symens)
d Loxton Green 4 (M. Walmesley-Cotham, C. Murrow, L.
Waikerie 25 d Berri 1.
Renmark 18 d Cobdogla 4.
Loxton 25 (C. Sharrad, J. Koehne, C. Koehne) d Monash 17
(T. Anspach, R. Phillips, J. Goodman).
Berri 16 d Renmark Blue 15.
Renmark White 16 d Waikerie 15.
One run softball thriller
Berri stuns top of the ladder side
Berri stunned ladder
leader Waikerie in
Riverland division one
women's basketball on
The Blazers won by one
point to further consolidate
their spot in the top four.
After returning to division
one women's basketball this
season, the team has gone
from strength to strength.
They came from behind to
win, with Indee Thiele (eight
points) and Tori Brown (five)
leading the final quarter
Hannah Lehmann led the
way for Waikerie, scoring 12
Waikerie won the division
one men's match against
Berri by 11 points.
A dominant second quarter
from the Warriors saw them
turn a one-point deficit into
an eight-point lead.
Mitchell White (15 points)
was dominant in the second
term, scoring Waikerie's first
six points, before Luke Exton
(13) joined in late in the quar-
ter.Berri reduced the margin
to five at the final change
thanks to a big quarter from
Ben Clarke (eight points), but
Waikerie pulled away again.
Mark Howie top scored for
the Blazers with 11 points.
Renmark versus Loxton
division one matches were
Waikerie 42 (M. White 15, L.
Exton 13, S. Steele 11, C. Mibus
3) d Berri 31 (M. Howie 11, B.
Clarke 8, L. Francis, N. Hankin 5,
S. Smith 2).
Berri 48 d Waikerie 25.
Barmera 53 d Waikerie 29.
Berri 23 (I. Thiele 8, T. Brown 5, T.
Moldovan 4, A. Krollig, K. Krollig,
C. Drogemuller 2) d Waikerie 22
(H. Lehmann 12, C. Griffiths 6, T.
Fridd, A. Curtis 2).
Loxton 35 d Waikerie 23; Barmera
32 d Lakers 31.
Blazers 41 d Loxton 29.
Berri 29 (T. Jesser 10, M. O'Leary-
Fletcher 7) d Steamers 19 (K.
Morath 6, J. Cassidy 4).
UNDER 14 (div 1)
Renmark 31 (A. Courtney 13, C.
Blackwell 6) drew Berri 31 (A.
Vrastaminos 11, R. Williss 6).
UNDER 14 (div 2)
Loxton 30 (T. Smith 8, J. Neumann
8) d Berri 27 (S. Caddy-Mitchell
15, J. Jeffery 8).
Waikerie 19 (R. Turner 10, J.
Pillion 5) drew Supercats 19
(I. Williams 12, K. Fielke 5).
Berri 55 (D. Minchella 20, O.
Kregar 16) d Renmark 15 (A.
Curtis 11, R. Curtis 2).
UNDER 16 (div 2)
Blazers 39 (L. Quinn 12, D.
Eleftheriadis 11) d Loxton 27
(K. Nitschke 8, M. Holmes 7).
Waikerie 42 (C. Griffiths 15, X.
Devito 8) d Berri 18 (J. Flay 10, B.
Renmark 57 (C. Nikou 14, J.
Pongrac 12) d Waikerie 4 (S.
Local swimmers had their work
cut out for them at the Waikerie
Open Carnival on Saturday.
Amy Ballard, Lauren Reichelt, Joe
Catalano, Renzo Catalano, Brooke
Reichelt, Tiahli Miller and Tia Dahlitz
were Loxton's top performers at the
Loxton placed sixth overall, with Berri
and Waikerie Swimming Clubs well rep-
Other teams represented at the open were
Starplex, Gawler Amateur Swimming
Club, Clare Amateur Swimming Club,
Vitor Renmark and Clovercrest.
Girls 15 and over 100m: E. Schaedel (C)
1.39.35, A. Ballard (L) 1.41.48, T. Nourse
(B) 1.43.01. Girls 11012 50m: L. Reichelt (L)
48.14, R. Hosking (S) 49.74, B. Brant (GA)
54.14. Boys 10 and under 50m: R. Catalano
(L) 56.44, B. McFarlane (G) 59.34, W. Hawker
(CA), 1.20.00. Boys 11-12 50m: J. Catalano
(L) 51.09, J. Duffin (B) 52.18, H. Hawker (CA)
Women 17-29 50m: T. Nourse (B) 46.39, A.
Ballard (L) 47.47, L. Anderson (VR) 49.51.
Girls 11-12 50m: J. Hawker (CA) 39.02, R.
Hosking (S) 39.66, L. Reichelt (L) 41.78. Boys
11012 50m butterfly: J. Duffin (B) 46.34, J.
Fillmore (W) 51.52, J. Catalano (L) 54.03.
Boys 9-10 50m: B. McFarlane (G) 40.41, R.
Catalano (L) 45.09, C. Fernando (W) 47.70.
Girls 11-12 50m: L. Reichelt (L) 34.77, J.
Hawker (CA) 35.16, H. Sleep © 37.24. Boys
13-14 50m: J. Highet (S) 31.06, B. Reichelt (L)
32.24, J. Ryan (S) 32.32.
Women 17-29 50m: L. Anderson (VR) 33.95,
A. Ballard (L) 34.45, T. Nourse (B) 39.25.
Boys 14 and under 100m: J. Highet (S) 1.17.14,
B. Reichelt (L) 1.31.83, R. Duell (S) 1.35.61.
Boys 14 and under 100m: B. Reichelt (L)
1.16.41, M. McFarlane (G) 1.17.64, J. Nelsson
(B) 1.26.08. Girls 9-10 50m: I. Nitschke (S)
40.88, T. Dahlitz (L) 48.05, A. Cook (G) 49.51.
Girls 9-10m: T. Miller (L) 1.04.61, J. Sleep (C)
1.09.40, S. Anderson (VR) 1.09.61. Boys 9-10
50m: B. McFarlane (G) 58.74, R. Catalano
(L) 1.01.15, K. Johnson (W) 1.15.83. Girls
11-12 50m: L. Reichelt (L) 40.24, R. Hosking
(S) 42.49, J. Hawker (CA) 47.40. Boys 13-15
50m: J. Highet (S) 35.36, J. Ryan (S) 40.33,
B. Reichelt (L) 41.72. Women 17-29 50m: A.
Ballard (L) 39.77, L. Anderson (VR) 43.79.
Berri 1191; Waikerie Swimming Club 1032;
Starplex 854; Gawler Amateur Swimming Club
697; Clare Amateur Swimming Club 448;
Loxton Swimming Club 444; Vitor Renmark
416; Clovercrest 385.
Waikerie pool awash with black and gold
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