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LADDER leader Waikerie
was left stunned by Berri in
Riverland division one women's
basketball on Thursday night.
The Blazers won by one point to
further consolidate their spot in the
top four. After returning to division
one women's basketball this season,
the team has gone from strength to
They came from behind to win,
with Indee Thiele (eight points) and
Tori Brown (five) leading the final
quarter charge. Hannah Lehmann
led the way for Waikerie, scoring 12
Waikerie won the division one
men's match against Berri by 11
A dominant second quarter from
the Warriors saw them turn a one-
point deficit into an eight-point lead.
Mitchell White (15 points) was
dominant in the second term, scor-
ing Waikerie's first six points, be-
fore Luke Exton (13) joined in late in
Berri reduced the margin to
five at the final change thanks to a
big quarter from Ben Clarke (eight
points), but Waikerie pulled away
Mark Howie top scored for the
Blazers with 11 points.
The Renmark versus Loxton di-
vision one matches were resched-
Waikerie 42 (M. White 15, L. Exton 13, S.
Steele 11, C. Mibus 3) d Berri 31 (M. Howie
11, B. Clarke 8, L. Francis, N. Hankin 5, S.
Berri 48 d Waikerie 25.
Barmera 53 d Waikerie 29.
Berri 23 (I. Thiele 8, T. Brown 5, T. Moldovan
4, A. Krollig, K. Krollig, C. Drogemuller 2) d
Waikerie 22 (H. Lehmann 12, C. Griffiths 6,
T. Fridd, A. Curtis 2).
Loxton 35 d Waikerie 23; Barmera 32 d
Blazers 41 d Loxton 29.
Berri 29 (T. Jesser 10, M. O'Leary-Fletcher 7)
d Steamers 19 (K. Morath 6, J. Cassidy 4).
Waikerie 19 (R. Turner 10, J. Pillion 5) drew
Supercats 19 (I. Williams 12, K. Fielke 5).
UNDER 16 (DIV 2)
Waikerie 42 (C. Griffiths 15, X. Devito 8) d
Berri 18 (J. Flay 10, B. Hibberd 4).
Renmark 57 (C. Nikou 14, J. Pongrac 12) d
Waikerie 4 (S. Lehmann 4).
one tennis has a logjam of
teams vying for spots in
the top four, with just one
round remaining before the
Only one point separates
Berri-view, Loxton, Waikerie
and Barmera on the ladder fol-
lowing Saturday's games.
Waikerie upset second-
ranked Renmark Tintra in a big
way, winning 10-2.
Waikerie's women were
dominant, picking up three of
their four rubbers in an easy
Shenae Rucioch provid-
ed some resistance, but was
brought undone in her single
against Sonia Adamczyk.
Troy Lehmann, Shaun Steele
and Steven Braun dropped just
six games across their six sin-
gles rubbers for Waikerie, while
veteran John Strelan overcame
Luke McWaters 9-4.
Loxton upset Barmera 8-4 to
move into the top four on Sat-
Loxton led 5-1 after the dou-
bles following strong perfor-
mances from Phil Smith and
Dale Stirling in particular.
Things evened up in the
singles rubbers, with Barmera
picking up wins to Justin
Bannear, Paul Jericho and
However, Phil Smith, Scott
Gillett and Nadia Kruger were
all triumphant for Loxton.
Cobdogla cruised to a 10-2
win over Berri-view on Satur-
d a y.Berri-view's men put in a
gallant effort in the doubles, but
were overcome in the singles
Sam Butterworth had the
biggest win of Cobdogla's men,
beating Drew Nelsson 9-2, while
Katie Saville led the way in the
women, defeating Berri-view's
Naomi Weatherall 6-0.
Marnie Stewart was Berri-
view's only singles winner.
DIVISION ONE SENIORS
Loxton 8-74 d Barmera 4-57.
Doubles: P. Smith/D. Stirling d W.
Koskinas/M. Horsman 6-1; P. Smith/D.
Stirling d W. Koskinas/P. Jericho 7-5; S.
Gillett/J. Smith d J. Wright/J. Bannear
7-5, 6-2; N. Kruger/D. Lueth d S.
Albrecht/E. Marks 7-6; N. Kruger/D.
Lueth lost to E. Marks/B. Penney 5-7.
Singles: P. Smith d Koskinas 9-2;
Stirling lost to Bannear 6-9; Gillett d
Wright 9-2; J. Smith lost to Jericho 1-9;
Kruger d Albrecht 6-2; Lueth lost to
Waikerie 10-80 d Renmark Tintra
Doubles: T. Lehmann/S. Steele d D.
Schumann/J. Pick 6-1; T. Lehmann/S.
Steele d D. Schumann/D. Strongman
7-6; S. Braun/L. McWaters d M. Roy/J.
Strelan 6-7, 6-4; P. Kroehn/S. Adamc-
zyk d R. Luethke/S. Rucioch 6-0, 6-2.
Singles: Lehmann d Schumann
9-3; Steele d Strongman 9-2; Braun d
Roy 9-1; McWaters lost to Strelan 4-9;
Kroehn d Luethke 6-1; Adamczyk d Ru-
Cobdogla 10-78 d Berri-view 2-40.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire d
A. Drogemuller/D. Nelsson 6-3, 4-6; B.
Kollmann/S. Butterworth d P. Reid/R.
Day 7-6, 6-3; K. Saville/B. Dillon d N.
Weatherall/M. Stewart 6-2, 6-1.
Singles: Nettle d Drogemuller 9-3;
Butterworth d Nelsson 9-2; Kollmann d
Reid 9-5; Hampshire d Day 9-3; Saville
d Weatherall 6-0; Dillon lost to Stewart
Cobdogla 61 1663013
Ren/Tintra4 3 1 4551 9
Waikerie 24 248486
DIVISION ONE BOYS
Barmera 3-27 d Waikerie 3-25
Doubles: A. Koskinas/B. Guppy d
T. Collins/B. Cavanagh 9-2; J. Parﬁtt/ J.
L Smith d A. Bucon/J. Bucon.
Singles: A. Koskinas d T. Collins
6-2; J. B Guppy d Parﬁtt 6-0; A. Bucan
d J. Smith 2-6; J. Bucan d B. Cavanagh
DIVISION ONE GIRLS
Waikerie 5 -39 d Renmark-Tintra 1-26
Doubles: T. Grifﬁths/K. Bannister d
Nikas/L. Bright 9-5; N. Perry/C. Grifﬁths
d N. Millar/E. Vander Hoek 9-5.
Singles: T. Grifﬁths lost to E. Nikas
2-6; K. Bannister d L. Bright 7-6 (tie-
breaker 7-4); C. Grifﬁths d N. Miller 6-2;
N. Perry d E. Vander Hoek 6-2.
DIVISION TWO GIRLS
Waikerie 3-26 lost to Barmera 3-29
Doubles: R. Aucote/ C. Banister d
K. Morena/C. Wright 9-7; S. Taylor/L.
Woollatt lost to L. Monaco/M. Jericho
2-9.Singles: R. Aucote d K. Morena 6-1;
C. Banister d C. Wright 6-0; S. Taylor d
L. Monaco 2-6; L. Woollatt lost to M.
DIVISION TWO BOYS
Barmera Black 0-18 lost to Waikerie
Doubles: J. McLean/ L. Hocking lost
to D. Sidhu/ J. Bolt 3-9; H. McLean/P.
Leibich lost to R. Hollamby/C. Neal
3-9.Singles: J. McLean lost to D. Sidhu
1-6; L. Hocking lost to J. Bolt 4-6; H.
McLean lost to R. Hollamby 6-7 ( tie
breaker 3-7); P. Leibich lost to C. Neal
Barry's ready for Ramco
RAMCO has appointed an A grade
coach from outside of its club for
the first time since joining the RFL
Barry Gavranich, 43, will take the reins
at Ramco next season as the club tries to
lift itself off the bottom of the ladder.
The Roosters were winless in 2014 under
Mark McDonald, who decided against reap-
plying for the position.
Gavranich has coached at senior level
with Burnside-Kensington and Western
Warriors, and reserves with Payneham-
He moved to Waikerie in 2012 and has
coached the Magpies' under 13 team for the
past two seasons.
"I got to know 'Snapper' (president
Craig Thiel) and we had a chat mid-Oc-
tober and he asked if I was interested,"
"I found out what the club was all about
and I thought it'd be a good opportunity to
help them out.
"I met with the captain Cam Hawke and
he was very enthusiastic.
"They thought an outside coach would
help with some different ideas."
Gavranich said his first job would be to
get the players enjoying football again af-
ter a tough season.
"The challenge is to get them believing
again and enjoying their footy," he said.
"Just to get the club competitive again
and getting the guys to know that when
they go out there they're a chance of win-
"Hopefully we can get a good feel around
the place again."
Gavranich said he was looking forward
to the challenge and was on the front foot
in terms of recruiting.
"I've got some quality players coming
up from Adelaide and that was part of me
signing on," he said.
"The players we're getting are a couple
of good backmen and on-ballers.
"They're guys that aren't going to take
positions we've already got covered.
"It's a fairly young list and they're en-
thusiastic, but they lack that experience.
"Hopefully they can gel together and get
some wins on the board."
The Roosters will start pre-season on
Tuesday, January 13.
Interested players can contact
Gavranich on 0420 863 035.
2009 Kym Thiel 10-5 4th
2010 Kym Thiel 5-9 7th
2011 Andrew Bevan 8-8 5th
2012 Andrew Bevan 14-5 2nd
2013 Andrew Bevan 3-11 7th
2014 Mark McDonald 0-14 8th
2015 Barry Gavranich
BARRY Gavranich will coach Ramco's A grade
football side in the 2015 Independent season.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
WAIKERIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Tuesday, December 9
Winner R. Cullen, runner-
up J. Pearson.
Winner G. Strauss 40,
runner-up R. Watkins 40,
third B. Dale 39.
Noble Road Wines nearest
to the pin: M. Appleyard.
Oxford Landing longest
drive: T. Neideck.
Saturday, December 13
Division one: Winner G.
Francis 43, runner-up
D. Fechner 38, third W.
Division two: Winner G.
Elliot 37, runner-up: B.
Wilson 37pts, third
J. Docherty 36.
Ladies winner: L. Gosse
Longest drive: C. Davis, B.
Nearest to the pin: R.
Kemble, B. Wilson.
RIVERLAND SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Waikerie 25 (E. Pillion, H. Johnson, M. Briscoe) d Berri 1 (B.
Stone, S. Stewart, N. Stewart).
Renmark White 16 (T. Baker, H. Brown, J. Mutton) d
Waikerie 15 (Riley, Jackson P, Ben B).
Waikerie blazed in one-point loss to Berri
Tennis team vying for top spot on ladder
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