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Berri women rattle Loxton side
Berri came close to pulling
off the upset of the Riverland
A three-pointer to Pam Pipinis
with 12 seconds remaining helped
Berri draw its match with Loxton
In what was expected to be an
easy win for Loxton, Berri made
sure it would be a tough night for
The Blazers led 10-8 at quarter
time thanks largely to a pair of tri-
ples to Indee Thiele.
Loxton worked hard in the second
quarter to overturn the deficit, with
Marlee George and Jackie Dahlitz
getting on the scoreboard.
Loxton led by one point at half
time and again at three quarter time,
despite Michelle Wenman explod-
ing for Berri in the third quarter.
On the other side, it was Lyn
Sweeney turning back the clock,
scoring nine points in the third
quarter for Loxton.
Sweeney went on to score anoth-
er six for Loxton, including the
go-ahead bucket late in the game.
However, a big quarter from
Pipinis ensured the points would
Sweeney was best on court with
a 17-point game as the stand-out
Supercat. Wenman’s second half
was terrific for Berri, finishing
with 10 points, while Thiele’s (12
points) dominance in the first half
gave the Blazers belief.
Renmark defeated Waikerie by
17 points on Thursday to move
clear on top of the ladder.
The Steamers were in control
after the first break, increasing their
offensive output in every quarter.
Jo Haynes started the match
on fire for Renmark, scoring the
majority of her points early from
the foul line.
Tylah Cooper had a good game
for the Steamers, with a purple
patch in the second half, while
Anita Modlinski got into foul trou-
ble, but added seven points and
played a terrific game.
Alicia Curtis was the best of the
Warriors, scoring six points and
was often the lone go-to option,
while Connie Griffiths scored five
points for Waikerie.
Both division one men’s matches
went as expected, with Loxton
and Renmark triumphing.
Renmark won a high-scoring
contest with Waikerie by 15 points.
Craig Seekamp led the way for
Renmark, continuing his impressive
2016 form with another points.
Ben Pater scored 12 for the
Steamers, while Sam Steed (seven)
and Isaac Kolcas (eight) were also
Mitchell White was best for
Waikerie with 11 points, while Sam
Schiller had a big final quarter to
finish with 14.
Aphysical Loxton unit easily
defeated Berri by 31 points on
Only three fouls were paid against
Berri for the night, with Loxton too
strong for the Blazers.
Adam Proud put on a clinic after
quarter time, scoring all 26 of his
points after the opening term.
Brogan Whitelaw scored 12
points, while Che Lange added just
seven, but was pivotal in setting up
Darren Marner added 12 points
for the Blazers, while Nick Hankin
put in a good performance.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
Points: Loxton – A . Proud 26, B.
Whitelaw 12, J. Will 8, C. Lange 7,
K. Worsfold 4, M. Baker 2. Berri – D .
Marner 12, R. Kunoth 7, N. Hankin 3, W.
Sims, G. Obst, L. Hayes 2.
Points: Renmark – C. Seekamp 18,
B. Pater 12, I. Kolcas 8, S. Steed, R.
Garrett 7, J. McLeod 6. Waikerie – S.
Schiller 14, M. White 11, L. Exton 10, T.
Morgan 5, A. Morgan 3.
Loxton 43 d Barmera 27; Allstars 58 d
Berri 24 d Waikerie 18; Barmera 28 drew
Points: Berri – I . Thiele 12, M. Wenman,
P. Pipinis 10, N. Hall, C. Drogemuller 3,
T. Brown 1. Loxton – L. Sweeney 17, J.
Dahlitz 8, M. George 5, E. Schulz 4, A.
Worsfold, S. Edwards 2, J. Miller 1.
Points: Renmark – J . Haynes 10, A.
Modlinski 7, T. Cooper 6, A. Perry 4,
S. Modlinski, L. Haynes, K. Turk, R.
Leuders, D. Johnson 2. Waikerie – A .
Curtis 6, C. Griffiths 5, T. Griffiths, R.
Hahn, R. Fillmore, C. Linke 2, M. Liu 1.
Barmera 35 d Renmark 26.
Barmera 30 d Supercats 13; Renmark 32
d Berri 21.
Loxton 64 (K. Phillips 25, C. Tschirpig 21)
d Berri 24 (P. Pipinis 12, K. Pampling 4).
Barmera 51 (A. O’Dea 16, P. Size 14) d
Supercats 31 (S. Lawrence 11, J. Merkx
Renmark 41 d Waikerie 27.
Loxton 50 (E. Will 26, M. Schultz 8) d
Renmark 19 (T. Venables 9, D. Johnson
Barmera 21 drew Berri 21.
Barmera 38 (L. Hill 22, A. Haigh 8) d
Loxton 29 (C. Nitschke 14, H. Rowe 7).
Berri 29 d Rovers 28.
Loxton 25 (T. Dahlitz 12, P. Roberts 11)
d Barmera 16 (T. Dillon 10, P. Lawrie 4).
Berri 24 d Renmark 11.
Supercats 75 (J. Will 19, J. Drake 17) d
Barmera 36 (D. Scordo 17, C. Dixon 7).
Renmark 42 d Berri 28.
Loxton 42 (J. Drake 14, Z. Wooldridge
13) d Barmera 38 (D. van der Giessen
21, C. Dixon 6).
Renmark 54 d Berri 33.
Berri 32 (A. Dayman 17, H. Barnett 6) d
Loxton 14 (L. Phillips 10, J. Neumann 3).
Waikerie 43 d Warriors 39.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
Points: Barmera – S . Butterworth 8,
Dillon Millard 6, J. Gilgen, M. Wellington
5, Danny Millard 4, S. Sullivan 3, R.
Hodgson 2. Berri – M. Howie, N. Hankin
9, L. Hayes 6, G. Obst, R. Kunoth 2.
Points: Loxton – A . Proud 21, B. Whitelaw
7, K. Worsfold, K. Petch 4, J. Will, M.
Baker 3, C. Lange 2. Waikerie – M . White
17, T. Morgan 8, G. van Rooyen 4, L.
Exton, S. Schiller 2.
Points: Barmera – A . O’Dea 13, P. Size
11, A. Wutke 9, B. Miller 3, M. Britten,
T. Fridd, K. Kregar 2, B. Phillips 1. Berri
I. Thiele 11, P. Pipinis 9, N. Hall 5, M.
Wenman 4, T. Brown 3, C. Foulds 1.
Points: Loxton – J . Dahlitz 15, S. Edwards
14, M. George 9, E. Schulz 8, A. Worsfold
7, L. Sweeney, J. Miller 3. Waikerie – A .
Curtis 8, C. Linke 5, C. Griffiths 4, M.
However, Nitschke said the
550m race was a “special event”,
and the win came as a surprise.
“I will be the first to admit I
have choked a few times,” he
“I have been in better shape
than I have been previously (and)
it was a good field.”
Nitschke is a familiar face at
Loxton’s Nippy’s Gift. However,
this year he will take to the side-
lines and watch the event.
“It is a really good carnival,”
“I have never actually won a
race here at Loxton. I have been
close here a few times.”
The transition to long distance
events began last year, when
Nitschke competed in his first
half marathon in Iceland.
“I finished in the top ten in my
first half marathon, so I did well
there,” he said.
“I think I will probably prefer
to run the longer stuff as I get
At the age of 16, Nitschke
began being coached in pro-run-
ning and credited Loxton High
School for his success.
“Loxton High School has a
good system for athletics,” he
“Pro-running can take you all
Renmark fared better in its
second game, but went down
to Loxton 7-10 in Riverland A
Patty Fournaros-Carney continued
her impressive form for the Strikers,
while Mikayla Hammerstein and Mel
Loxton also played well.
Angela McCann was Renmark’s
best, while Doan backed up her effort
from the first game.
Cobdogla looks like it could be the
team to beat this season.
The Eagles dismantled Renmark
20-0 in Saturday’s double header at
Tracey Liddell was in terrific form
for the Eagles, along with Colleen
Smith and Chloe Passmore.
Long Doan and Vikkie Taylor bat-
tled hard for the struggling Angels.
Cobdogla 20 d Renmark 0.
Best: Cobdogla – T. Liddell, C. Smith, C.
Passmore. Renmark – L . Doan, V. Taylor,
Loxton 10 d Renmark 7.
Best: Loxton – P. Carney, M. Hammerstein,
M. Loxton. Renmark – A . McCann, L.
Doan, N. Taylor.
Loxton 12 d Lyrup 4.
Best: Loxton – K. Johnson, R. Drewett,
H. Watkins. Lyrup – C . Healy, S. Geyer,
Renmark 12 drew with Cobdogla 12.
Best: Renmark – G . Letton, L. O’Brien, E.
McAllister. Cobdogla – J . Cook, Y. Gower,
Renmark 24 d Loxton Green 5.
Best: Renmark – J . Ellis, J. Mates, S. Ellis.
Loxton Green – T. Watkins, C. Morrow, M.
Waikerie 17 d Cobdogla 1.
Best: Waikerie – H. Johnson, A. Weir, B.
Taylor. Cobdogla – B . Roberts, J. Mulvey,
Berri 17 d Loxton Blue 11.
Best: Berri – T. Clemow, B. Hibberd, C.
Heinrich. Loxton Blue – K . Lawson, J.
Symens, A. Schubert.
Top of their game
Nitschke’s Bay Sheffield photo finish
A number of local
softballers will take part
in the 60th Senior State
Championships in Adelaide
Riverland Softball Association
spokesperson Cheri Healy said
the Riverland has submitted
three sides in the championship
“We have three really good
teams. A lot of years experience,
skills and a few of our top young
guns in there,” she said.
“They should all hopefully do
Cara Venning, Emmie Richardson,
Codie Hammerstein (Loxton), Kelly
Chamberlain, Chloe Passmore,
Jo Gregory, Bron Smith, Millie
Elsdon, Jade Pech, Jodie Sullivan
Gemma Letton, Cindy Quach,
Naomi Taylor (Renmark). Alex
Fairley (coach), Marianne Smith
(scorer),Chelsea Hopper (team man-
ager), Denise Moldovan (umpire).
Kimberlee Francis, Hayley Watkins,
Kristen Bradtke, Amanda Schubert,
Mel Bristow, Taylah Watkins (Loxton),
Jo Mulvey, Katina St Leone, Mavis
Collard, Sussan Cook (Cobdogla),
Codie Tilbrook, Tammy Dowdy
(Lyrup), Sarah Ellis, Kayla Leckie-
Hefford (Renmark). Nicola Cruz
(coach), Vicky Watkins (scorer), Greg
Bristow (team manager), Monica
Michelle Bradtke, Julie-Anne
Wooldridge (Loxton), Gloria Dyer,
Wendy Leckie, Monica Haaja,
Yolanda Gower, Julie Cook, Heidi
Kassulke (Cobdogla), Vikki Taylor
(Renmark), Ros Hodge, Sharon
Letton (Renmark), Cheri Healy
(Lyrup). Amanda Smith (coach),
Mary Geddie (scorer/team manager).
Locals to compete in championships
In round nine of Riverland
Darts, all matches were one-
sided affairs with the closest
match of the night being
between Barmera Hotel and
Barmera Hotel played well and
were unlucky not to win more legs
than they did. Wanderers won 8-3.
In othe matches last week, Loxton
RSL won 10-1 over Loxton RSL
Rejects, Barmera Odd Bods defeat-
ed Double Jacks 10-1 and Waikerie
Ramco defeated The Other Team 9-2.
At the closed singles at the Barmera
Monash footy club last week, there
was an excellent roll up.
In the men’s section, Jeff Broekers
was undefeated for the night.
Jeff defeated Darren Parfitt in the
Parfitt only lost two games for
the night, which were both against
In the women’s, due to the time
factor, it was decided that there would
be equal winners in Gloria Dyer and
Renmark RC Ones 10 (N. Flack 140 x 2,
100 x 3, M. Phillips 132, 100 x 4, C. Dunhill
100) defeated Loxton Loony Toons 1.
Monash Wanderers 8 d Barmera Hotel 3.
Barmera Odd Bods 10 d Double Jacks 1.
Waikerie Ramco 9 d The Other Team 2.
Loxton RSL 10 d Loxton RSL Rejects 1.
One-sided round of darts
Michael Nitschke was awarded
after winning the 550m event at
the Bay Sheffield recently.
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