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WAIKERIE father and daughter pair Wally and Maree Francombe recorded the longest jump of 31 metres in car number 42 at the
Offroad Shop Sedan short course on Saturday.
PHOTO: Brett Lehmann
JOHN Segneri defeated Brian Burnett
25 to 24 in the club men's singles champi-
onship in one of the closest contests seen
at the club in many years.
Segneri travelled to Berri on Sunday to
take part in the Champion of Champions
knockout competition and on early indica-
tions, was playing well.
Unfortunately his run ended in the
semi finals when he was defeated by Steve
Roberts of Loxton RSL after being well in
control early in the game. Segneri can lay
some claim to being the best performed
Riverland singles bowler for the year after
his impressive run in the recent country
carnival singles competition.
The club pairs champions, Roger
Davies and Barry Harden participated in
the Riverland Champion of Champions
knockout on Saturday at Monash.
They also played well only to stumble
at the finish line going down to the Berri
combination of Graham Butt and Andrew
Segneri crowned Waikerie Bowling Club champion
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS: Waikerie High School students competed in
the SASSSA D grade swimming championships in Adelaide, coming 10th
overall. The boys finished fifth out of 10 schools, while the girls came 10th.
RENMARK'S young guns won the division
one women's grand final, beating Waikerie by
16 points in a dominant display.
The Steamers, made up mostly of youngsters with
the exception of Jo Haynes, Anita Modlinski and
Reeni Leuders, showed composure to lead all night.
Renmark jumped to a 10-0 lead, with Leuders on
fire. Renmark shut star players Hannah Lehmann
and Thaleisha Fridd out of the game. Waikerie
stemmed the tide in the second term, but Renmark
hit the first eight points of the second half.
A three on the three-quarter time buzzer to Fridd
kept Waikerie in the hunt.
Renmark extended its lead early in the fourth to
13 points courtesy of a Modlinski triple.
Waikerie failed to hit a field goal in the first and
final quarters, but made nine foul shots in the last.
However, it was not enough to stop Renmark, which
nailed 15 final term points to seal the win.
Leuders was named best on court for her 12-point
performance, despite being fouled out of the game
late.Thursday's preliminary final saw Waikerie elim-
inate Loxton on the back of 22 points to Mica Liu.
Liu dominated from start to finish as Waikerie
won by nine.
Dahlitz put in a strong performance for Loxton,
scoring 13 points and limiting the influence of Leh-
Lehmann won the division one best and fairest,
with Loxton's Jackie Dahlitz runner-up.
Meanwhile Waikerie's division one men's
basketball team also bowed out of the final series,
losing by 17-points to Barmera in Thursday night's
Barmera went onto win the grand final against
Loxton on Saturday.
The Lakers raced to a 9-0 start and led 17-6 at the
first break against Waikerie.
Mitch White hit a three on the three-quarter time
buzzer for Waikerie to offer a glimmer of hope, but
that was snuffed out early in the last period, with
Barmera hitting the first six points.
Kaiden Coats led the way for the Lakers and along
with Danny Millard. Luke Exton and White tried
their best to lift Waikerie over the line, with the War-
riors struggling without playmaker Shaun Steele.
Berri's Nick Hankin was named division one
best and fairest on the night, with Steele named
runner-up. The duo were included in an all-star
six, joined by Loxton's Che Lange, Adam Proud and
Andrew Tullett and Waikerie's Luke Exton.
Renmark 10 14 27 42
Waikerie 3 8 17 26
Points: Renmark -- R. Leuders 12, A. Modlinski 9, J. Haynes
6, L. Haynes 5, A. James, A. Perry 4, S. Croft 2. Waikerie -- T.
Fridd 10, H. Lehmann 7, C. Linke 5, M. Liu 3, C. Griffiths 1.
BOC: Reeni Leuders (Renmark).
Preliminary final: Waikerie 43 (M. Liu 22, H. Lehmann 8,
A. Curtis 4, T. Griffiths 3, C. Griffiths, R. Hahn, T. Fridd 2) d
Loxton 34 (J. Dahlitz 13, E. Thomas 7, J. Miller 5, L. Sweeney
4, L. Uren, J. Drake 2).
Best and fairest: Hannah Lehmann (Waikerie). Runner-up:
Jackie Dahlitz (Loxton). All-star five: Hannah Lehmann
(Waikerie), Jackie Dahlitz (Loxton), Ellie Thomas (Loxton), Abby
Perry (Barmera), Tegan Moldovan (Berri).
Barmera 15 23 35 48
Loxton 9 12 20 29
Points: Barmera -- Danny Millard 16, Dillon Millard 14, A.
Grose 7, M. Wellington 4, R. Hodgson, K. Coats 3, K. Wright
1. Loxton -- B. Whitelaw, C. Rogers 8, A. Proud 6, C. Lange, K.
Worsfold, Z. Schubert 2, J. Will. BOC: Dillon Millard (Barmera).
Preliminary final: Barmera 42 (Danny Millard 15, K. Coats
9, Dillon Millard 8, R. Hodgson 6, K. Wright, S. Butterworth
2) d Waikerie 25 (M. White 12, L. Exton 6, T. Morgan 4, N.
Best and fairest: Nick Hankin (Berri). Runner-up: Shaun Steele
(Waikerie). All-star six: Nick Hankin (Berri), Shaun Steele
(Waikerie), Andrew Tullett (Loxton), Che Lange (Loxton), Adam
Proud (Loxton), Luke Exton (Waikerie).
U14 (div 2)
Grand final: Waikerie 33 (S. Parfitt 16, C. Mackereth, W.
Hawke, A. Perks 4, T. Wood 2, G. Fulwood 2, S. Smythe 1) d
Loxton 14 (J. Neumann 6, C. Lange, L. Smith, T. Roberts, B.
Hampel 2). BOC: Steven Parfitt (Waikerie).
Preliminary final: Loxton 29 (T. Smith 10, J. Mitchell 6) d Ren-
mark 25 (C. Crook 9, D. Austin 6).
Best and fairest: Cooper Mackereth (Waikerie). Runner-up:
Shaun Smythe (Waikerie).
U16 (div 2)
Grand final: Blazers 48 (L. Gregoric, D. Eleftheriadis 16, C.
Burton 11, T. Hoffmann 4, B. Kelly 1) d Waikerie 40 (R. Fill-
more 12, C. Griffiths 10, A. Cain 8, C. Turner, E. White 4, X.
Devito 2). BOC: Lana Gregoric (Blazers).
Preliminary final: Waikerie 40 (C. Griffiths 20, A. Cain 8) d
Loxton 18 (P. Stone 8, C. Nitschke 2).
Best and fairest: Connie Griffiths (Waikerie). Runner-up: Charli
WAIKERIE father and daughter
team Wally and Maree Francombe
took out the Offroad Shop Sedan short
course racing event on Saturday.
Wally was the driver, with Maree navi-
gating in car number 42.
The pair's vehicle had the fastest time
for the 12km lap in 00:09:04.01, and the lon-
gest jump of 31 metres.
Of the 22 entries, nine were from
Gawler Road Knights car club, which or-
ganised the event
Warm weather and dusty condi-
tions prevailed Saturday, but some
overnight drizzle and cloud cover kept
the dust away on the 12 km track.
There were 18 finishers for the event,
which is a remarkable feat in itself, given
the nature of the track, which is dry and
quite rough in places.
A huge thank you to those who helped
make the event a success.
Duo win racing title
RIGHT: John Segneri (right), 2015 singles champion and Brian Burnett (left), runner up singles. LEFT: Roger Davies and Barry
Harden, 2015 pairs champions.
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