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WAIKERIE target shooter
Paul Bartel shot a perfect score
to set a new state record at a
club meet on March 28.
Bartel shot a 60.10 over 400
yards in the F-Class open category.
He said he never imagined he
was capable of achieving perfec-
tion in the sport.
"It's an excellent feeling," he
"What made my whole week-
end was receiving a call from Phil
Bradshaw, who was the man who
built my rifle, to congratulate me.
"Getting that call was amaz-
Bartel said he used a cus-
"The rifle I use is not your aver-
age sporting rifle," he said.
"It's custom-built and has parts
from New Zealand and America."
He said there was little wind
on the day of his record-breaking
shoot, but the sun created a mirage
on the target.
"When it is a bit warmer it cre-
ates a haze or mirage on the target,
which can be difficult to see past,"
"The centre of the circle is just
43mm in diameter, so it doesn't
leave much left to play with."
All 10 of Bartel's shots hit the
centre of the ring, earning him the
highest number of points.
Bartel began shooting with
the rifle club at 25, after his uncle
Richard Noll took him along.
Since then he has been heavily
involved in the club and has been
president for the past 24 years.
Bartel said the club welcomed
"Our club is a really friendly,
open club," he said.
"We don't shoot for sheep sta-
tions, we just have a bit of fun.
"We complete against ourselves
and meet every Saturday morn-
Bartel's son Graeme is also a
successful shooter recently break-
ing an F-Class open record. He
scored a 60.9 in the 500-yard catego-
ry at Kapunda Rifle Range.
Waikerie Rifle Club plans to
host an open day to encourage
people with hunting rifles to get
involved, but a date is not yet
The club is also building a
target device for hunting rifles.
"We really want to encourage
more people to come out and have
a go," Bartel said.
Anyone interested in joining
the club or attending the open day
can call him on 0400 112 394.
WAIKERIE Rifle Club president Paul Bartel broke the South Australian record in the F-Class open category
over 400 yards at a Waikerie meet on March 28.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
WAIKERIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Wednesday, April 1
Winner: J. Smith 39pts,
runner-up: H. Vander-
meyden 39pts, third: P.
Haines 38pts, fourth: G.
Strauss 36pts. Oxford
landing longest drive: G.
Bald, Noble Road Wines
nearest to pin: A. Pear-
Thursday, April 2
Ladies Comp winner:
Chriss Fridd nett 79,
runner-up: Sue Byrnes,
Oxford Landing longest
drive: Sue Byrnes, Noble
Road Wines nearest to
the pin: Chris Fridd nett
Saturday, April 4
Division one winner: J.
Myuer nett 70, runner-up:
J. Schumann nett 71,
third: M. White nett 71.
Division two winner: J.,
Smith nett 67, runner-up:
G. Elliott nett 70, third: M.
Summers nett 77. Ladies
winner: L. Quinn nett 72,
runner-up: C. Ashby nett
77.Oxford landing lon-
gest drive: T. Neideck,
L. Gosse, Noble Road
Wines nearest to the pin:
J. Myer, T. Neideck
Ramco reveals new-look
A grade football team
RAMCO Football Club kicked
off its pre-season with a win on
March 28 against Angle Vale in a
trial game with a new-look team.
THE RFL Independent A grade
wooden spooner failed to win a game
in last year's competition.
However, Ramco's new A grade
coach Barry Gavranich said club
members had focused on improving
fitness which paid off in the win
against Angle Vale.
"Angle Vale were really good com-
petition," he told The River News.
"They play a different style of
football, which our team adapted to
"I was very impressed with how
the team worked together."
Gavranich said the club had re-
cruited well over the summer and
welcomed eight new players to its
"We have eight new players that
all haven't trained or played together
much, but it worked out well for us,"
"We kicked seven goals in the last
quarter which really proved that our
fitness training is paying off."
Ramco had 12 different goal scor-
ers in its win against Angle Vale,
kicking 15.6 97 to Angle Vale's 10.6 66.
Beau Jinks was a top scorer kick-
ing three majors, while Nathan Hart
and Michael Draper each scored two.
Gavranich said Ramco averaged
just six goals a game last year.
"We can kick more than that in
one quarter," he said.
"I think we are right on track
coming into this season.
"This year we have recruited well
and we have players who have to fight
for their position."
Gavranich said the team worked
on rotating players from the midfield
to forward lines.
"This year we have really changed
our game," he said.
"We have enough players to work
them through different positions and
the club has really welcomed our new
"There is a great positive feel
around the club and we hope to re-
flect that on the field."
Ramco will take on a Berri com-
bined team at Ramco at 1pm this Sat-
urday in its second trial game before
the start of the season.
Former Hawk joins Magpies
side will be boosted
this season with
the recruitment of
AFL player Amos
Frank spent two
years on Hawthorn's
list from 2012-13 and
will join the strong
Frank is originally
from the APY Lands in
the north of South Aus-
tralia, with the move to
Melbourne to play AFL
a huge eye-opener.
He improved his En-
glish, learned to use
a mobile phone and
how to drive around
the busy streets of Mel-
bourne, a far cry from
the bush up north.
Shayne Stevens said he
was excited about the
prospect of Frank join-
ing the Magpies.
"We've picked up
Amos and his mate
Nelson Peters from up
north, which is pretty
exciting for us," he said.
"Amos is an excep-
tional talent, but we'll
see how he goes."
Stevens said the pair
both played in the trial
game against Nuriootpa
on March 28.
The Magpies have
also recruited Nurioot-
pa centre half forward
"The boys are
up and about at the
moment," Stevens said.
Waikerie will take on
Min Man and Sacred
Heart OC in trial games
on Saturday at Waikerie
by JAYME KOCH
Waikerie Lutheran Primary School sports day action
WALLABIES Sam Borgas and Jed Thiel participate in
the star relay.
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