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“We will be more than competitive, which will be
Wooldridge said he hoped to get through the season
without any major injuries.
“We had a few injuries this season in the end that
really hurt us,” he said.
“There were a couple of knee injuries and a ham-
“Justin Proud went overseas, so that didn’t really
help us either and we really missed him in finals.”
Wooldridge said there were “a few” younger players
that would be likely to step up in the coming season.
Many Loxton North players have been meeting
on Wednesday nights over the past weeks for fitness
training, something Wooldridge said he was particu-
larly proud of.
“We have a good team and they just make sure they
keep reasonably fit,” he said.
“Plus a lot of them play tennis or cricket and basket-
ball is pretty big these days, so they keep pretty fit.
“It is half the reason that I don’t have to worry about
starting preseason too early.”
Rudiger named in top ten
by Stephanie Gropler
Local Alisha Rudiger
has been named in the top
10 junior riders in South
Australia in the dressage
discipline, with selectors
keeping a close eye
on her for a prestigious
The 19-year-old travelled to
Echunga to take part in a week-
end of coaching and scholarship
selection earlier this month.
At the two-day camp, selec-
tors kept a close eye on the
finalists, with the winner of a
Equestrian SA Be Active Youth
expected to be announced next
Rudiger said it was a “great”
two days and was looking for-
ward to hearing the result of the
“It was such a good weekend
and it was good to catch up with
the other young riders too,” she
“Each year, it depends on the
coach as to what the selectors are
more there for the social aspect
and to learn and to get together
with other young riders.”
While at the two-day coach-
ing session at Kirkcaldy Park,
Rudiger rode Don Euro, who is
owned by local Vicki Oliver.
“It is a great horse,” she said.
Rudiger said Don Euro is
trained by Tracey Baker, who
Rudiger currently works for in
Rudiger has returned to Loxton
for her university holidays and
thanked her family for their sup-
Local Alisha Rudiger with her mount, Don Euro, at the two-day
coaching and selection process in Echunga recently.
Peter Moller continued his streak of good
form with another high score in Saturday’s
par event at the Loxton Golf Club.
The popularity of a par event ensured a strong field,
but Moller’s dominance continued.
He carded plus four, one hole clear of a group of
Moller had an even round, going out and back in
plus two. He parred seven holes, including all of the
par three holes, and birdied the sixteenth.
Jenny Patching had her best round since taking
up golf, winning the women’s event with plus three,
while Mark Thiele claimed the honour of the eagle’s
nest when he eagled the par five third hole.
Berri’s Bevan Brooks had a fine 37 in mid-week
golf, just edging out Barry Rollbusch on a count back,
while Marlene Tyler enjoyed an opportunity to play
in mid-week golf with a narrow one-point win in the
A two-ball ambrose over nine holes was played on
Friday, with Craig Tresize and Kym Rivett returning
an incredible nett 28 from their two handicap.
Barry Rollbusch and David Sunman must have
wondered how they lost after, posting a very impres-
sive nett of 30 and a half.
Golf will continue over the Christmas period,
with competitions being held on Christmas Eve,
Proclamation Day/Boxing Day and Saturday,
Saturday par – P. Moller +4, B. Chapman +3, L. Cregan
+3, S. Patching +3, G. Parry +2, J. Henwood +1, D. Tyler
+1, D. Peberdy +1, P. Schaefer +1. Nearest the pin – 2nd
W. Skinner 218cm, 5th W. Wilson 317 cm, 12th D. Tyler 467
cm, 15th B. Proud 44 cm. Birdies- 12thy G. Parry, 15th D.
Cregan, B. Proud, D. Tyler. Eagle – M. Thiele on the 3rd.
Women – J. Patching +3.
Wednesday stableford – Men: B. Brooks (Berri) 37, B.
Rollbusch 37, A. Hucks 36, C. Berry 36, A. Hume 36, L.
Cregan 36, P. Moller 36, W. Wilson 35. Birdies –15th L.
Cregan Women – M. Tyler 36, Y. Tatt 35, J. Patching 35.
Friday 2 Ball Ambrose – K. Rivett & C. Tresize 28, B.
Rollbusch and D. Sunman 30 1⁄2.
Peter Moller (left) and Jenny Patching were the
winners of Saturday’s par event at the Loxton Golf
in Riverland B
grade cricket on
Loxton was able to
get over the line with
178 runs, with Brian
Lynch making a solid
In the other local
match, Brown’s Well
went down to Gerard,
despite James Patterson
and Lyndon Hampel
making a combined 52
runs on Saturday.
Loxton 9/178 d Loxton
Loxton – T. Tol 8, B.
Lynch 82, W. Gutsche 14,
H. Nitschke 4, C. Fisher
17, M. Worsfold 23, S.
Nitschke 5, M. Hobby 3no,
B. Hall 2, A. Nitschke 1.
Bowling – D . Voigt
0/28, J. Hentschke 0/28,
N. Hentschke 0/25, T.
Arnold 4/24, L. Hentschke
1/10, Z. Bartsch 4/37, A.
Loxton North – T. Arnold
20, N. Hentschke 4, D.
Voigt 4, J . Hentschke
12, Z. Bartsch 67, L.
Hentschke 2, M. Koch 7,
A. Lovegrove 2, M . May
1, A. Reichstein 6no, C.
Bowling – C . Fisher
4/22, M. Worsfold 2/34, B.
Lynch 2/45, B. Hall 0/13,
W. Gutsche 0/24, T. Tol
0/7, S. Nitschke 1/4, A.
Gerard 2/113 d Brown’s
Brown’s Well – M .
Hampel 2, J. Patterson
22, D. Wall 5, C. van der
Merwe 8, L. Patterson 4,
C. Patterson 1, T. Victor
3, L. Hampel 30no, A.
Flavel 1, B. Hoffmann 16,
G. Parry 0no.
Bowling – K. Karpany
1/11, A. Abdulla Sr 1/16, S.
Sumner 0/12, A. Abdulla
Jr 5/14, T. Abdulla 1/14,
G. Taylor 0/17, G. Abdulla
0/11, M . Abdulla 1/2.
Gerard – G. Taylor 9, T.
Abdulla 45, A. Abdulla Jr
21no, S. Sumner 25no.
Bowling – L. Patterson
0/29, A. Flavel 2/30, T.
Victor 0/21, C. Patterson
Waikerie Gold 149 d
Waikerie Gold – no
Bowling – R. Boon 2/24,
M. Hussain 0/21, C. Jarrett
1/22, S. Topperwien 1/13,
D. Thompson 6/33, D .
Renmark – S. Topperwien
13, N. Arbon 1, D. Mills
0, J. Przibilla 5, R. Boon
0, D . Thompson 16, C.
Jarrett 0, S. Przibilla 0, S.
Walker 0, H. Thiel 2, M.
Bowling – no details sup-
Local sides clash
Triathlon club gains traction
by Nick Dillon
It has only been running for a
few months, but the Riverland
Triathlon Club is quickly
gaining traction in the region.
The club was set up by Renmark
woman Ruth Strout and several other
triathletes in July.
With 32 members on the books, the
club is growing with every week.
“We’re thrilled with it,” said Mrs
Strout, who is the inaugural club
president. “There’s a lot of inter-
est from across the Riverland and
“People want training and events
locally, so we ’ve been holding
monthly come and try events.
“Everyone that has come along has
had a good time.
Mrs Strout said juniors were wel-
come to tackle the sport.
“We’ve got members as young as
five,” she said. “The juniors do a
shorter course. We adapt the course
to suit the age of the child.
“The yacht club area at Barmera
is so safe and it’s just a perfect loca-
Club member Tyron George said
the Riverland was gradually embrac-
George is coming off a knee inju-
ry from playing football, but it has
allowed him to get more involved in
“It’s going pretty well,” he said.
“We seem to be getting new mem-
bers every week.
“When I heard it was happening I
went along to see if I could help out.
“I’ve been doing it by myself for
the past five or six years and haven’t
been involved in a club, but I thought
if they’re starting one up it would be
“I know a little bit and hopefully
I can help people who want to try
George said triathlons were a great
“It keeps people fit and healthy and
it’s a good way to meet like-minded
people,” he said.
“Every triathlon I’ve been to,
everyone’s been really friendly.”
While some people are put off
by the swimming leg of triathlons,
George encouraged them to at least
give it a try.
“If they can’t swim a lap of the pool
there’s no way they’re going to jump
in the river or the ocean and swim a
few hundred metres,” he said.
“Hopefully we can break down
that fear and get people into swim-
ming, but you can do it in teams as
well where you don’t have to do it
The club held two come and try
days in November and hopes to hold
competitive meets in the future.
“Once we’ve got things sorted out
then we’ll look at running our first
club event,” George said.
“But that probably won’t happen
until next summer.”
For more information, check out
the club’s facebook page (www.face-
North’s fresh faces
LOXTON FIELD AND GAME
60 TARGET SPORTING
AA: C. Nunn 68, H. Brown
63; A: P. Rugless 66, J.
Page and B. Farr 64; B: M.
Rover 67, J. Brown 60; C:
B. Gibbs 62, A. Harris 54.
20 TARGET DTL FRONT
AA: Ray Pash 19, J. Page
18; B: D. Farr 19, I. Jones
17; C: B. Gibbs 19, A.
Anne Oakley award won by
Club Champion for 2014
was a two-way tie between
Kevin Nickolai and Briley
Loxton’s Peter Kimber and
Trevor Schulz have advanced to
the state men’s pairs bowls finals.
Kimber and Schulz combined to prog-
ress through last Sunday’s sectional
knockout round at Loxton, winning the
The sections for the state singles draw
have been released, with several Riverland
players in action.
Renmark RSL’s Domenic Catalano,
David Wilson and Ron Adam, Loxton
RSL’s Craig Inglis and Jono Ginnelly,
Berri’s Andrew Hill, Dennis Treloar and
Des Button, Renmark’s Eddie Schulz
and Ben Quatrebornes, Waikerie’s Gary
Pursche, Barry Harden and Robert Lee
and Loxton’s Neville and Gerrin Jenke
will all play in the event at Lyndoch early
Meanwhile, several Riverland players
will represent region four against region
three at Jamestown on Sunday, January
STATE SINGLES DRAW
Section one: Phil Fechner (Nuriootpa),
Domenic Catalano (Renmark RSL); Nathan
Marslen (Freeling); Craig Inglis (Loxton RSL).
Section two: Andrew Hill (Berri); Eddie Schulz
(Renmark); Gary Pursche (Waikerie); Matthew
Section three: Dennis Treloar (Berri); Aaron
Jones (Eudunda); David Wilson (Renmark
RSL); Jono Ginnelly (Loxton RSL).
Section four: Adam Forbes (Nuriootpa);
Ron Adam (Renmark RSL); Roger Davies
(Waikerie); Neville Jenke (Loxton). Section
five: Des Button (Berri); Robert Ratsch
(Freeling); Ben Quatrebornes (Renmark); Barry
Harden (Waikerie). Section six: Mark Schutz
(Angaston); Robert Lee (Waikerie); Shane
Marslen (Freeling); Gerrin Jenke (Loxton).
Round one: R. Ratsch/S. Sloan 13 d B.
Quatrebornes/B. Cropper 11.
Round two: R. Ratsch/S. Sloan 11 d C.
Treloar/D. Treloar 9; P. Kimber/T. Schulz 15 d
J. Segneri/G. Pursche 13. Final: P. Kimber/T.
Schulz 16 d R. Ratsch/S. Sloan 4.
REGION FOUR v REGION THREE
Rink one: Brian Burnett, Matt Jones, Tyrone
English, Mark Kubank. Rink two: Ben
Quartrebornes, Kevin Gebhardt, Stuart Allen,
Chris Rule. Rink three: Chris Giles, Greg
Prior, Graham Butt, Gary Pursche. Rink four:
Phil Ashton, Barry Harden, Mark Schultz,
Mark Bloomfield. Rink five: Matt Short, Shane
Marslan, Phil Fechner, Peter Gaegler. Rink
six: Aaron Jones, Roger Davies, Ron Turnbull,
Wayne Collins. Rink seven: Graeme King,
Peter Merritt, John Morena, Geoff Langley.
Rink eight: Ken Stokes, Steve Roberts, Brad
Semmler, Bradley Lane. Reserves: Terry
Harrison, Jeff Kuykhoven, Chris Jones.
Kimber and Schulz advance to state pairs
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