Home' The Loxton News : February 3rd 2016 Contents The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
by Stephanie Thompson
A number of locals
have returned from the
Senior State Country
with the Riverland Masters
team winning gold.
The Riverland submitted three
teams for the weekend’s event,
with a number of young players
stepping up in the B and D grade
Riverland Softball Association
spokesperson Cheri Healy said
the masters did “extremely well”,
defeating Adelaide Hills 15-3 in
the grand final.
“We played well most our
games,” she said.
“(The Hills Masters) beat us in
the first game we played them,
but we beat them in the game that
Friday’s wet weather saw a
number of games canceled at
the beginning of the champion-
ships, but matches resumed on
Healy said the Sunday grand
final showcased an “outstanding
display” of softball.
“Riverland were scoreless in
the first innings, while Hills
Masters scored three,” she said.
“Riverland were able to keep
Hills Masters scoreless for the
rest of the game, while they got
one in the second innings and
seven runs in the third and fourth
innings to take the game 15-3.”
Meanwhile, the Riverland B
grade side just missed out on a
top two spot to secure a finals
“They needed to win against
Port Pirie for a chance, but unfor-
tunately were not able to bat their
runners around the diamond, so
(they) just missed out,” Healy said.
Hammerstein was one of the
juniors that stepped up to the B
grade side and Healy said she did
an “exceptional job”.
“We encouraged our juniors to
get involved as we thought they
were quite capable, of standard
and would benefit from the expe-
rience,” she said.
“They all stepped up and did
the association proud, as did all
“These junior girls are our
future and have the abilities to go
further with their softball careers
should they choose to.”
Healy said the D grade side
put in an “awesome effort”, with
four first year players and four
juniors in the side.
“(The D grade side) did
extremely well considering the
level of competition they were
playing in is equivalent to our
C grade playing against our A
grade here,” she added.
CDSA 13 d Riverland 1; Riverland 3
drew with Hills 3; Riverland 5 d Hills
2; Riverland 10 d CDSA 6; Port Pirie
8 d Riverland 1.
Hills Masters 17 d Riverland 0;
Gawler 21 d Riverland 4; Sunraysia
21 d Riverland 1; Adelaide 13 d
Riverland 6; Hills 14 d Riverland 9.
Adelaide 9 d Riverland 7; Riverland 7
d Sunraysia 0; Riverland 13 d Gawler
8; Riverland 13 d Hills 5; Hills 16 d
Riverland 6. Grand final: Riverland
15 d Hills 3.
Loxton moved up to top spot
with a thrilling one-point win
over Barmera in Riverland
basketball on Thursday night.
Barmera was three points up with
a minute remaining, before Ellie
Thomas scored two baskets inside
the key to put the Supercats up with
10 seconds remaining.
A turnover saw Portia Size with a
good look from outside the arc for
Barmera, but her shot missed.
However, Size was once again
in good form, scoring eight points
for the Lakers, while Ashlee Wutke
For Loxton, Jackie Dahlitz was
on fire in the third period, scoring
all seven of the Supercats’ points
for the quarter to finish with nine
for the game, while Thomas’ last
quarter heroics were superb.
Abarnstorming final quarter
from Berri saw it stun top team
Renmark and keep its finals hopes
alive on Thursday night.
Renmark came from behind to
take a two-point lead into the final
term, but it was all Berri from that
point onward as Tori Brown and
Indee Thiele went to work, combin-
ing for 14 of Berri’s 15 points for
Early in the match, Berri showed
its intent, with Pam Pipinis playing
well. A solid second quarter saw the
Blazers hold Renmark to just a Lori
Haynes triple as they took a four-
point lead. Nicole Hall, Michelle
Wenman and Charli Burton were
prominent in the quarter for Berri.
Renmark worked its way back
into the contest early in the second
half, with another triple to Haynes
and Tylah Cooper starting to get
The final quarter was all Berri,
with Thiele (14 points) nailing a
three to start proceedings, before
making her way to the foul line to
add another four points. Brown also
found the basket for Berri to finish
with eight points.
Jo Haynes led Renmark’s scoring
with nine points, with her daughter
Lori next on six.
Loxton defeated Barmera by 11
points to move further clear on
top of the table in division one men’s
basketball on Thursday.
The Lakers are now at risk of los-
ing second spot to Renmark, follow-
ing the Steamers’ win over Berri.
A typically physical performance
from Adam Proud saw Loxton dom-
inate the first quarter to set up the
Proud finished the night with 21
points and was well supported by
Che Lange (eight), Jesse Will (sev-
en) and Zane Lueth (seven).
Dillon and Danny Millard, along
with Mitch Wellington were excep-
tional for Barmera, each scoring 10
Sharp-shooter Brandan Tregeagle
helped Renmark to a seven-point
win over Berri on Thursday.
Tregeagle (12 points) had little
influence until late in the game,
but then went on a rampage from
long range. A triple late in the third
to put Renmark up by one point
was followed by three more in the
final quarter as the Steamers cruised
to victory. Craig Seekamp worked
hard early in the game for Renmark,
picking up 10 points with some
strong play in the key, while James
McLeod also played well.
Berri captain Darren Marner was
once again best for the Blazers,
scoring 12 points, while Liam
Hayes added nine and Levi Francis
was strong under the ring.
Points: Loxton – A . Proud 21, C. Lange 8,
J. Will, Z. Lueth 7, K. Worsfold, M. Baker
2. Barmera – Dillon Millard, Danny Millard,
M. Wellington 10, M. Wutke, R. Hodgson,
J. Gilgen 2.
Points: Renmark – B. Tregeagle 12, C.
Seekamp 10, B. Pater 5, J. McLeod, I.
Kolcas, S. Steed 4. Berri – D . Marner 12,
L. Hayes 9, G. Obst 6, R. Kunoth 3, L.
Loxton 41 d Supercats 30; Tigers 41 d
Berri 24; Allstars 42 d Barmera 31.
Berri 32 d Loxton 29; Renmark 28 d
Warriors 25; Barmera 23 d Waikerie 22.
Points: Loxton – J. Dahlitz 9, E. Thomas,
S. Edwards 7, J. Miller 4, M. George 2.
Barmera – A. Wutke 11, P. Size 8, A.
O’Dea 3, M. Britten, T. Fridd, K. Kregar 2.
Points: Berri – I . Thiele 14, T. Brown
8, P. Pipinis 7, C. Burton, N. Hall 3, C.
Drogemuller 2. Renmark – J. Haynes 9, L.
Haynes 6, T. Cooper 5, K. Turk 4, A. Perry
3, R. Leuders 2, A. Siviour 1.
Supercats 56 d Barmera 23; Waikerie 18
d Loxton 17; Renmark 40 d Tigers 33;
Allstars 49 d Berri 24.
Allstars 39 d Loxton 24; Renmark 42 d
Supercats 22; Barmera 46 d Berri 14.
Berri 23 d Loxton 18; Waikerie 37 d
Supercats 14; Barmera 30 d Renmark
Berri 38 (L. Francis 13, R. Hankin 7)
d Supercats 35 (R. Stasinowsky 11, J.
Loxton 68 (H. Wright 24, Z. Lueth 14) d
Barmera 20 (D. Scordo 15, J. Seekamp
Berri 38 (E. Gregoric 15, C. Holtham 11)
d Loxton 31 (J. Drake 17, Z. Wooldridge
Barmera 39 d Waikerie 17.
Blazers 37 (A. Smith 17, J. Jeffery 12) d
Loxton 10 (J. Neumann 4, K. Hall 2).
Berri 46 d Warriors 21.
Loxton 44 (W. Schultz 12, C. Lange 12)
d Barmera 23 (S. Alder 6, S. Clarke 4).
Renmark 65 d Berri 18.
Loxton 34 (K. Fielke 9, H. Campbell 8) d
Barmera 24 (B. Bagguley 6, A. Hodgson
Renmark 55 d Berri 27.
Loxton 20 (S. Arnold 8, J. Hutchinson 4)
d Berri 10 (J. Clark 4, L. Warnett 4).
Waikerie 29 d Barmera 17.
Loxton 39 (K. Phillips 17, C. Tschirpig 9)
d Supercats 25 (J. Merkx 8, A. Wilson 7).
Waikerie 49 d Berri 22.
Barmera 41d Renmark 27.
Loxton 29 (M. Schultz 8, P. Stone 8) d
Barmera 23 (K. Stavrou 9, T. Hill 8).
Renmark 33 d Berri 27.
Loxton 47 (C. Nitschke 17, I. Edwards
10) d Berri 24 (A. Staunton 8, B. Hibberd
Barmera 38 d Blazers 29.
Loxton 37 (B. Stasinowsky 15, J.
Wooldridge 10) d Renmark 31 (S. Jenke
11, A. Lodge 7).
Berri 76 d Waikerie 5.
Loxton 34 (T. Dahlitz 19, S. Smith 5) d
Berri 16 (L. Fenwick 6, M. Minchella 5).
Barmera 27 d Waikerie 20.
Michelle Bradtke in action for the Riverland Masters team at the
Senior State Country Championships in Adelaide on the weekend.
Running to base in the weekend’s Senior State Country
Championships was local softballer Julie-Anne Wooldridge (left).
STATE COUNTRY CHAMPIONS, RIVERLAND MASTERS: Back (left) – Cheri Healy, Monica Haaja,
Mary Geddie (scorer), Darren Letton (assistant coach), Sharon Letton, Julie-Anne Wooldridge, Mandy
Smith (coach), Vikki Taylor and Wendy Leckie. Front – Ros Hodge, Heidi Kassulke, Michelle Bradtke,
Gloria Dyer and Julie Cook.
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