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for their efforts at
the Loxton Little
Athletics end of
The awards were
presented based on the
achievements at the one
and a half hour sessions,
which were held every
throughout the 2014
term four and term one
The Best Girl Athlete
Award was presented to
while Emme Reid came
second and third place
went to Chloe Hucks.
Scarlett was also
awarded the Best
Overall Athlete Trophy.
William Simes was
named Best Boy Athlete.
Josh Wooldridge and
Osten Cook were joint
runners-up and Darcy
Venning came third.
New records were set
by Chloe Hucks, Stella
Roberts, Imogen May,
Mackenzie Hall and
Josh and Osten along
with Hunter Walmesley-
Holman achieved new
focuses on personal best
and improving your own
skills, as well as having
fun with your peers,”
Loxton Little Athletics
Kristy Reid said.
“We have inter-
town meets so that our
athletes can test their
skills against other
Ms Reid encouraged
to attend the Little
Athletics annual general
meeting, which will be
held later this year.
“It runs solely on
parent volunteers who
coach, record, time keep,
etcetera,” she added.
Kart club celebrates 30 dirty years
by Emma Walter
Locals are invited to help
celebrate the Loxton Kart Club’s
30th birthday this Sunday.
From its humble beginnings as “a cou-
ple of blokes racing in an old quarry”,
the club has since grown in numbers and
seen an upgraded racetrack which has
hosted some of the best drivers in the
“In the past 30 years, we have held
the State Titles in 1994, 2001 and 2013.
Then, just last year for the first time we
hosted the Australian Titles, which was a
huge coup for us as a club,” said Loxton
Kart Club member Rod Koch.
“To hold the nationals, off the back of a
hugely successful state title meet in 2013,
was just amazing.
“The club has just gone from strength
to strength. From its grass roots days, the
people of this club have been passionate
about what they do and that’s always
been at the heart of everything that’s been
“The current members have been the
benefactors of the foresight shown by
those first Kart Club members; the people
who showed the initiative and drive to get
the club up and running.”
Koch encouraged all past and present
club members and supporters to attend
Sunday’s race meet celebrations.
He said it would also be an “ideal”
chance for interested locals to drop by
and “see what the club is all about”.
“We would love to see as many former
club members, supporters and drivers as
possible out there on Sunday,” he said.
“Come along and have a chin wag,
watch some of the racing and take a look
through some of the old photos that will
be on a powerpoint display on the day, the
memorabilia that will be there and some
of the old karts will be out there too.
“There’s even a birthday cake. It’s
going to be a great day, so I encourage
people to come out and join in the fun.”
Racing will kick off this Sunday, April
19, from 10am, over four heats – and
hopefully include something a “little bit
different” to cap off the day.
“We are hoping – tying in with the 30th
birthday – to run a 30-lap final, split into
two 15 lap races,” Koch said. “There will
also be special trophies – etched glasses
which we will be using throughout our
“It should be a great day for racing –
Koch added that 2015 was going to
be an “exciting” year for the club, with
plans to hopefully hold the first night
time ‘under lights’ meet in October for
the Club Championships.
Dick Habel donated a portion of land from his Karoonda
Highway property to the Loxton Kart Club for the
development of a racetrack.
Carter Biele (left) and Alan Hucks
will be among those attending
this Sunday’s Loxton Kart Club
30th birthday celebrations. While
kart design has changed over
the past three decades, both
drivers still proudly display their
vehicles, racing with pride under
the number 22.
Bowls comp players needed
Locals are being urged to
sign up for indoor bowls.
Teams are needed for the Monday
night competition, which will kick
off on May 4 and will see games held
in the Lutheran Peace Hall.
The season will run through winter
and finish in early September.
An annual general meeting is
being held on Monday, April 27, at
7.30pm at the Peace Hall. For more
information call 8584 6871.
Young athletes awarded
Pictured with their trophies are (from left) Osten Cook, Emme Reid, Scarlett
Drogemuller, William Simes and Josh Wooldridge.
Loxton Little Athletics record holders Ella Holman (left), Josh Wooldridge, Stella Roberts, Paige Roberts,
Imogen May and Osten Cook.
Kate Simes photos
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