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WAIKERIE moved back
into second spot on the
Riverland division one
women's basketball with a
three-point win over Loxton
on Thursday night.
Hannah Lehmann was at her
dominant best, scoring 17 points.
Ellie Thomas led Loxton's scor-
ers with 11.
An undermanned Renmark
beat Barmera by 12 points.
Lori Haynes scored 11 points,
while Annabel O'Dea was best on
court with 15 for Barmera.
In the division one men's
match, Loxton defeated Waikerie
by 32 points in the top-of-the-
Charlie Rogers led the way for
Loxton, scoring 17 points, while
Adam Proud added 14.
Kyle Ling topped the scoring
for the Warriors, with six points.
Loxton 48 (C. Rogers 17, A. Proud 14)
d Waikerie 16 (K. Ling 6, L. Exton 4).
Renmark 53 (J. Warnock 25, J.
McLeod 13) d Barmera 42 (S.
Butterworth 10, A. Grosse 9).
Ladder WLFAPts %
Loxton .........4 0 155 105 8 147.6
Waikerie ......3 1 141 151 6 93.4
Renmark .....2 2 165 155 4 106.5
Barmera ......1 3 142 142 2 100.0
Berri ............0 4 111 161 0 68.94
Allstars 56 d Waikerie 47; Barmera
36 d Renmark 18; Loxton 68 d Berri
Supercats 47 d Berri 44.
Waikerie 38 (H. Lehmann 17, T. Fridd
6) d Loxton 35 (E. Thomas 11, J.
Renmark 36 (L. Haynes 11, T. Cooper
8) d Barmera 24 (A. O'Dea 15, B.
Renmark 4 0 151 128 8 118.0
Waikerie 2 2 180 117 4 141.7
Loxton 2 2 168 124 4 135.5
Barmera 0 4 71 162 0 43.8
Supercats 32 d Allstars 27; Loxton 33
d Waikerie 28; Barmera 20 d Lakers
Berri 36 d Blazers 15.
WAIKERIE lost to
Renmark Tintra by just one
game in Riverland division
one tennis on Saturday.
Renmark continued its un-
beaten run to remain atop the
ladder, while Waikerie is still
winless after three rounds.
Waikerie's Penny Kroehn
and Tianna Adamczyk put their
side in a strong position, drop-
ping just three games across
their two double rubbers against
Megan Schwartzkopff and
Wins to Steven Braun and
Ben Haynes in the top men's
singles helped Waikerie's cause.
However, John van der Hoek,
Mick Roy and Schwartzkopff all
won convincingly to give Ren-
mark the overall victory.
Barmera moved into the
top four with a comfort-
able 8-4 win over Loxton on
Barmera led 4-2 after the
doubles and extended its lead
during the singles.
Justin Bannear, Paul Jeri-
cho, Katie Bannear and Brooke
Penney were all victorious for
Phil Smith won at top men's
single for Loxton, while Dale
Stirling was also triumphant.
Cobdogla bounced back
to form with an 11-2 win
Shane Nettle and Katie Sav-
ille returned to the side for
Cobdogla and had an immediate
Adam Drogemuller did a
good job for Berri-view, push-
ing Nettle at top single, while
Marnie Stewart won Berri-
view's only rubber against
Renmark Tintra 6-56 d Waikerie
Doubles: J. Pick/J. van der Hoek
lost to S. Braun/B. Haynes 4-6; J.
Pick/D. Strongman d S. Braun/B.
Haynes 6-3; D. Strongman/M. Roy d
L. McWaters/B. Cavanagh 6-3; J. van
der Hoek/M. Roy d L. McWaters/B.
Cavanagh 6-0; M. Schwartzkopff/K.
Martin lost to P. Kroehn/T. Adamczyk
Singles: Pick lost to Braun 3-9;
Strongman lost to Haynes 2-9; van
der Hoek d McWaters 9-3; Roy d
Cavanagh 9-2; Martin lost to Kroehn
2-6; Schwartzkopff d Adamczyk 6-2.
Cobdogla 11-82 d Berri-view 1-36.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hale d A.
Drogemuller/D. Nelsson 6-3, 6-1; B.
Kollmann/S. Butterworth d R. Day/P.
Cresp 6-0, 6-3; K. Saville/B. Dillon d
N. Weatherall/G. Tzanavaras 6-3; K.
Saville/B. Dillon d G. Tzanavaras/M.
Singles: Nettle d Drogemuller 9-7;
Butterworth d Nelsson 9-5; Kollmann
d Day 9-4; Everette d Cresp 9-1;
Saville d Weatherall 6-1; Dillon lost to
Barmera 8-69 d Loxton 4-60.
Doubles: W. Koskinas/M. Horsman
d P. Smith/B. Cockshell 6-4, 6-7; J.
Wright/J. Bannear d D. Stirling/H.
Peberdy 6-2; J. Bannear/P. Jericho
d D. Stirling/H. Peberdy 6-4; K.
Bannear/B. Penney lost to D.
Lueth/B. Smith 2-6, 6-3.
Singles: Koskinas lost to P. Smith
4-9; J. Bannear d Cockshell 9-6;
Wright lost to Stirling 3-9; Jericho d
Peberdy 9-5; K. Bannear d Lueth 6-4;
Penney d B. Smith 6-1.
Renmark Tintra.. 3 0 0 24 12 6
Cobdogla............ 2 1 0 25 11 4
Barmera ............. 2 1 0 17 19 4
Berri-view ........... 1 2 0 16 20 2
Loxton ................ 1 2 0 13 23 2
Waikerie ............. 0 3 0 13 23 0
DIVISION ONE GIRLS
Cobdogla 40 d Waikerie 23
Doubles: C. Burton/B. Rayner d T.
Griffiths/N. Perry 9-5; R. Wilkinson-
Thompson/M. Norman d L.
Redemski/K. Bannister 9-5.
Singles: C. Burton d T. Griffiths 7-5; R.
Wilkinson-Thompson d K. Bannister
6-1; B. Rayner d L. Redemski 6-1; M.
Norman lt N. Perry 3-6
DIVISION TWO GIRLS
Loxton 36 d Waikerie 24
Doubles: M Charles/S Zdanowic d C.
Griffiths/C. Bannister 9-1; W. Eagle/
T. Zdanowi d R. Aucote/ S. Taylor 9-7.
Singles: M. Charles lt C. Griffiths
2-6; S. Zdanowic d R. Aucote 6-3; W.
Eagle d C. Bannister 6-1; T. Zdanowic
d S. Taylor 6-4.
DIVISION ONE BOYS
Waikerie 42 d Berri-View Red 10
Doubles: J.Parfitt /B. Schober d
A. Roy /F. Pipins 9-3; T.Collins/B
Cavanagh d N. Hayes/T. Yates 9-0.
Singles: J.Parfitt d A. Roy 6-3; T.Collins
d F. Pipins 6-2; B Cavanagh d N.
Hayes 6-2; B. Schober d T. Yates 6-0.
DIVISION TWO BOYS
Waikerie White 34 d Loxton 30.
Doubles: D Sidhu/C Neal lt B.
Reichelt/C. Klu 8-9 (tie breaker
4-7); R. Hollamby/P. Liebich d L.
Warmald/Z. Albrecht 9-3.
Singles: D. Sidhu d B. Reichelt 6-4;
R. Hollamby d J. Hall 6-2; C. Neal lt L.
Warmald 4-6; P. Liebich lt Z. Albrecht
Waikerie Black 42 d Renmark
Doubles: J. McLean/G. Fullwood d F.
Levac/J. Rippa 9-4; L. Hocking/H.
McLean d J. Bright/J. Haslett 9-3.
Singles: J. McClean d F. Levac 6-2;
G. Fullwood d J. Rippa 6-2; L. Hocking
d J. Bright 6-0; H. McLean d J. Haslett
A NATIONAL aerobatics champion-
ship might return to Waikerie next year
after enjoying the airport's extensive
facilities and the local gliding club's hos-
pitality last week.
More than 30 Australian Aerobatic Club
members from across the country either
camped on site or stayed in town to compete
in the event, which ran from Wednesday to
The Waikerie Gliding Club provided cater-
ing for the visitors, who were impressed with
the large clubrooms and warm weather -- de-
spite the latter causing flying to finish early on
Friday, when temperatures reached 39C.
Chief judge Jesse Jury said the "amaz-
ing" venue easily accommodated the 100 or
so people gathered at the airport -- including
competitors, crew members and volunteers.
Mr Jury said he had also appreciated the
local community spirit and lack of noise
"We've had quite a few people come and
look," he told The River News on Saturday.
"This is probably the best venue we've held
the competition at."
Competitors included Tony Wilson, of Mel-
bourne, who shared a Robin 2160 aircraft with
Moray Clowes, of Sydney.
Wilson, who competed in the sportsman
class, has been a pilot for five years and started
aerobatics about three years ago.
Clowes, who competed in the graduate
class, said he had spent some time on the river
during his stay, and had enjoyed seeing it from
up in the sky.
"It's beautiful with the Murray and the
cliffs, the orchards and the vineyards," he said.
"You can see it all."
Last week's event was only the second
competition for Clowes, who said he enjoyed
aerobatics because of the views he observed
"It's exciting, and it takes me out of my
comfort zone," he added.
THE Australian Aerobatic Club National Championships were held at the Waikerie airport last
PHOTO: Ryneisha Bollard
Waikerie loses tight battle against Tintra
Speedway racing closer
THE 2014/15 Sunline Speedway season is
less than two weeks away from commencing
Promoters have been busy in the off season,
with various changes being made to the venue.
The track was completely dug up, corners
made wider and banking added to them.
The pit area has also undergone a makeover,
with plenty of earth moved to create a larger area
This season sees Sunline Speedway host two
state titles. The SA Late Model State Title is on
April 11 and the SA Modified Sedan Title is on
For the first time in many years, this season
will commence before Christmas with a Novem-
From there, most of the season has a familiar
feel to it, with meetings on the Australia Day long
weekend, March long weekend, April, May and
concluding with the traditional day meeting on
the June long weekend.
After a demonstration run late last season, the
360 Sprintcars will make a racing return, with two
events currently scheduled.
Their opening event is a round of the Country
Series, along with competing for the Scotcher
Race Fuels & Oils Gold Cup.
Junior Sedans will again compete at every
meeting for points towards the Robert Gwynne
With a great response towards this last season,
there will be plenty of drivers attempting to add
their name to the trophy.
A new junior class has been introduced this
season to help those with open wheel aspirations.
Junior Formula 500s will compete at Sunline
twice this season.
While only a few drivers have taken up this
opportunity at this stage, it is sure to grow and
develop as much as the Junior Sedans did when
they were first introduced.
Another class that is still developing and grow-
ing in size is Mod Lites.
These cars are designed to be a cheap, entry
level vehicle for speedway racing, and will be
racing at the venue all but one meeting at this
After struggling to draw big car counts in
recent years, Super Sedans will have their Wally
Francombe Memorial moved from late in the
season to January.
Promoters hope that this will help to re-es-
tablish the event as one of the states blue ribbon
Supers will also have a round of their Country
Series at the March meeting.
Other big races during the season include
night one of the Des James Memorial for Light-
ning Sprints (in March, with night two at Murray
Bridge), the AMCA Spectacular in May and the
Steve Butcher Memorial for Street Stocks in June.
The venue will host a practice day this Sunday
for all classes.
Those wanting to attend are asked to inform
the promoters beforehand so they are aware of
Keep an eye on the Sunline Speedway Face-
book page and website for more detailed event
For those wanting to nominate, offer assis-
tance or speak with the promoters directly, please
contact Rob Stevens on 0412 474 289.
WAIKERIE tennis player Steven Braun hits a ball back into court
during his match on Saturday.
PHOTO: Ryneisha Bollard
Ling tops scores with six points in div one men's loss to Loxton
WAIKERIE basketballer Kyle
Ling goes for a goal during his
side's loss to Loxton in division
one men's basketball.
PHOTO: Andrew Williss
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