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Loxton takes fifth spot on the ladder
Waikerie continued its
charge up the Riverland
division one tennis ladder
with a 10-2 victory over
fellow finals aspirant Loxton
After losing to Berri-view and
Barmera at the start of the season,
Waikerie has won three of its past
six matches, drawn one and lost the
other two by just one game.
On Saturday, the combination of
Troy Lehmann and Shaun Steele
proved too much for Loxton at top
double, with Steven Braun com-
bining with Luke McWaters to also
Waikerie’s Sonia Adamczyk had
a comfortable 6-2 win over Delaney
Lueth, while all four Waikerie men
Brianna Smith won Loxton’s
only single rubber, beating Tianna
Renmark Tintra survived a strong
challenge from Berri-view to
win 5-3 on Saturday.
Renmark led 5-1 after the dou-
bles, before Berri-view rallied in
Adam Drogemuller beat the more
experienced John Pick at top single
9-8, while Paul Reid.
Georgia Tzanavaras and Marnie
Stewart were also triumphant for
Wins to Dean Schumann and
Mick Roy ensured Renmark held
on to take the points.
Cobdogla will head into the
Christmas break on top of the
table after beating Barmera 10-3.
Shane Nettle, Katie Saville,
Benita Dillon and Brodie Kollmann
were all in terrific form for
Cobdogla, dropping just one game
Luke Hampshire dropped his
match in a tiebreaker to rising
Barmera star Blake Koskinas,
while Cobdogla’s Brodie Fridd had
a tough 9-6 win over Paul Jericho.
Riverland tennis will resume on
Saturday, January 31.
Waikerie 10-77 d Loxton 2-33.
Doubles: T. Lehmann/S. Steele d P.
Smith/D. Stirling 6-1, 6-0; S. Braun/L.
McWaters d S. Gillett/J. Smith 6-1, 6-2;
S. Adamczyk/T. Adamczyk d D. Lueth/
B. Smith 3-6, 6-2 .
Singles: Lehmann d Smith 9-4; Steele
d Stirling 9-4; Braun d Gillett 9-3;
McWaters d Smith 9-6; S. Adamczyk
d Lueth 6-2; T. Adamczyk lost to Smith
Cobdogla 10-83 d Barmera 2-33.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire d
M. Horsman/P. Jericho 6-0, 6-0; B.
Kollmann/B. Fridd d J. Wright/J. Bannear
6-3; B. Kollmann/B. Fridd lost to J.
Bannear/B. Koskinas 6-7; K. Saville/B.
Dillon d E. Marks/K. Bannear 6-4, 6-3 .
Singles: Nettle d J. Bannear 9-0; Fridd
d Jericho 9-6; Kollmann d Wright 9-1;
Hampshire lost to Koskinas 8-9; Saville
d B. Penney 6-0; Dillon d S. Albrecht
Renmark Tintra 7-72 d Berri-view
Doubles: J. Pick/D. Schumann d A.
Drogemuller/D. Nelsson 6-2, 7-5; J. van
der Hoek/M. Roy d P. Reid/R. Day 6-4,
6-2; S. Rucioch/R. Luethke drew with G.
Tzanavaras/M. Stewart 6-4, 4-6 .
Singles: Pick lost to Drogemuller 8-9;
Schumann d Nelsson 9-1; van der Hoek
lost to Reid 5-9; Roy d Day 9-0; Rucioch
lost to Tzanavaras 5-7; Luethke lost to
Stewart 1-6 .
Renmark Tintra 5 3 1 52 56 11
Renmark Tintra 6-65 d Loxton Gold
Doubles: J. Strelan/K. Thiel d S.
Blaser/D. Kassulke 6-2, 6-7; R. Thiel/J.
Stoeckel d T. Kassulke/T. Doecke 6-
4, 6-3; C. Martin/C. Guerin lost to N.
Graetz/S. Charles 0-6, 2-6.
Singles: Strelan d Blaser 9-4; K. Thiel
lost to D. Kassulke 7-9; R. Thiel d T.
Kassulke 9-4; Stoeckel d Doecke 9-8;
Martin lost to Graetz 1-6; Guerin lost to
Charles 4-6 .
Cobdogla 10-80 d Barmera 2-34.
Berri-view Blue 7-65 d Berri-view Red
Berri-viewRed 4 3 1 55 41 9
Berri-view Blue 3 4 1 41 55 7
RenmarkTintra 1 6 1 37 59 3
Paringa Swans 8-50 d Loxton 0-22.
Doubles: J. Clohesy/N. Dillon d B.
Coombe/C. Allister 7-5, 6-1; J. Gudgeon/
S. Uren d V. Nobile/M. Bristow 7-5;
J. Gudgeon/S. Uren d M. Bristow/B.
Wierda 6-2 .
Singles: Clohesy d Coombe 6-
1; Dillon d Allister 6-2; Gudgeon d
Nobile 6-3; Uren d Wierda 6-3 .
Moorook d Paringa Red Dogs (no
Cobdogla 7-44 d Renmark Tintra 1-
ParingaRedDogs3 5 1 32 40 7
Loxton A dominated Loxton
Blue 15-0 in a standout
performance in Riverland A/B
grade softball on Saturday.
Loxton A only led 5-0 after two
innings, but scored 10 in the third to
triple its score.
Emma Nykiel’s good form contin-
ued with a four-bagger, while Jess
Voigt and Tyler Flood did likewise.
Kathy Johnson played well for
Berri defeated Renmark by seven
runs in a close game of Riverland
A/B grade softball on Saturday.
After one innings, Renmark led by
three thanks largely to the good pitch-
ing/catching combo of Amy Selfe and
Berri closed the gap to just one after
the next innings, before the Redsox
came out with some terrific batting in
Young primary grade player Regan
Tieste picked up a three-bagger with
loaded bases as the Redsox piled on
nine runs and took the points.
Cobdogla Gold also had an easy 20-
3 win in its intraclub battle with
Jo Gregory pitched well for Cobdogla
Gold, with three strikeouts as Blue
was limited to just three runs for the
Ten runs in the third innings to Gold,
with a four-bagger to Bron Smith, put
the result beyond doubt.
Rachel Harrow caught well behind
the plate for Blue.
Loxton A 15 (no details supplied) d Loxton
Blue 0 (K. Johnson, M. Pumpa, S. Peltz).
Cobdogla Gold 20 (B. Smith, J. Cook, J.
Gregory) d Cobdogla Blue 3 (R. Harrow, J.
Passmore, B. Cook).
Berri 14 (A. Karpany, C. Healy, M. Hawker)
d Renmark 7 (C. Le, L. Le, S. Letton).
Loxton Blue 17 (D. Lidgerwood, K. Hopper,
C. Hammerstein) d Cobdogla 10 (J. Petch,
J. Mulvey, C. Stavrou).
Waikerie 24 (no details supplied) d
Loxton Green 6 (M. Walmsley-Cotham, C.
Hammerstein, M. Reilly).
Renmark 17 d Berri 0.
Battle for local sides
Thrilling one-point win
Loxton and Renmark
triumphed in thrilling
Riverland division one
men’s basketball matches
Loxton held off a comeback
from Barmera to win by just one
on Friday night.
Loxton led 28-22 at the
final change, before Barmera
unleashed in the final term.
Seven points to Dillon Millard
(14 overall) and a three-pointer
to Danny Millard (eight) saw
Barmera close the gap.
However, some clutch shooting
from Tyler Lange (six points) and
Andrew Tullett saw Loxton hold
on. Charlie Rogers top scored for
the Supercats with eight.
Renmark held on to defeat
Berri by three points after the
Blazers stormed home in the final
minutes on Thursday night.
The Steamers led all night on
the back of 11 points to Josh
Warnock and a break-out game
from Ben Pater (eight).
Leading by 13 six minutes into
the final quarter, Craig Seekamp
was then fouled out for Renmark
as Berri went on a 10-point play-
ing a full court trap.
Berri had the final 30 seconds
to level the game, but could not
get it done.
Aaron Francis had a huge game
for the Blazers, scoring 17 points,
including eight in a frenetic final
term, while Nick Hankin scored
all six of his points in the fourth.
Loxton cruised to an 18-point
win over Barmera in divi-
sion one women’s basketball on
Lisa Millard returned after
a long absence for the Lakers,
scoring 10 points.
However, it was not enough to
stop a rampant Loxton line-up,
with Ellie Thomas (nine points),
Jackie Dahlitz (eight) and Jessie
Miller (eight) in good touch.
Loxton pulled away with a 13-
2 second quarter to set up the
Berri and Renmark fought out
a 37-all draw in the other
Berri led by five points with 90
seconds on the clock and looked
like claiming a second successive
win over the Steamers.
However, a three-pointer to
Reeni Leuders and some cool
shooting at the line from Abby
Perry saw the teams share the
Cobie Drogemuller and Lauren
Hill played well for the Blazers,
scoring eight points each, while
Perry finished with 11 for the
Loxton 35 (C. Rogers 8, C. Lange,
T. Lange 6, A. Proud 5, K. Worsfold
4, A. Tullett, A. Size 3) d Barmera 34
(Dillon Millard 14, Danny Millard 8, K.
Coats 4, A. Grose, S. Butterworth, J.
Drezke, R. Hodgson 2).
Renmark 41 (J. Warnock 11, B. Pater
8, B. Tregeagle 7, C. Seekamp 4, R.
Garrett 3, M. Kavlakoglu 2) Berri 38
(A. Francis 17, L. Francis, N. Hankin
6, M. Howie 5, H. Trussell 4).
Supercats 36 d Waikerie 27; Barmera
33 drew with Loxton 33.
Loxton 45 (E. Thomas 9, J. Dahlitz,
J. Miller 8, H. Bullock 7, L. Uren 4, J.
Drake 3, L. Sweeney 2) d Barmera
27 (L. Millard 10, A. O’Dea 7, A.
Wutke 4, M. Britten, B. Phillips, H.
Berri 37 (C. Drogemuller, L. Hill 8,
A. Krollig 6, I. Thiele 5, T. Brown, K.
Krollig 4, T. Moldovan 2) drew with
Renmark 37 (A. Perry 11, R. Leuders
8, A. Modlinski 6, T. Cooper 5, M.
Pitman 4, S. Rucioch 3).
Allstars 43 d Waikerie 24; Loxton 37
d Barmera 17.
Colby Jachmann won a windy Riverland
Cycling Club criterium at Monash last
The race was nearly called off due to wind gusts
of up to 45km/h, but riders decided to go ahead.
Jachmann and Matt Benson worked well together
to drop the rest of the group before Benson broke
his chain half way through the attack lap.
Steve Jaensch and Shane Pitman caught
Jachmann, with Pitman and Jachmann eventually
sprinting to the end.
Jachmann held on for a narrow victory.
Mick Gray was the stand out in B grade, beat-
ing Dennis Robinson and Frank Sullivan,
while Brailey Jachmann won the C grade race.
A GRADE: 1. C. Jachmann; 2. S. Pitman; 3. S. Jaensch;
4. P. Schammer. DNF: M. Benson.
B GRADE: 1. M . Gray, 2. D. Robinson; 3. F. Sullivan; 4. A.
Ylia; 5. L. Stevens; 6. G. Pipe; 6. G . O’Brien.
C GRADE: 1. B. Jachmann; 2. S. Lahainer; 3. E .
Hollamby; 4. T. Stevens; 5. G. Lawton.
Colby Jachmann leads the pack
Loxton Blue’s Emmie Richardson in action during the clash with Loxton A
during the Riverland A/B grade softball match on Saturday.
Grant Schwartzkopff photo
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