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TWO Waikerie motocross riders
competed against the best riders in
South Australia to place third in their
respective classes at the 2014 Peter
Stevens SA MX State Titles recently.
Sam Parsons competed in the MX2
intermediate (B grade) 250 competition
on his 2014 Husqvarna 250 two-stroke
Hamish Lochert participated in the MX2
clubman (C grade) 250 competition, riding
his 2014 Yamaha 250 four-stroke bike.
The first round of racing was held
at Gillman in Adelaide, where Parsons
finished second and Lochert topped his class
in first place.
Both riders sustained injuries leading
into the second round, with Parsons
breaking a bone in his foot, but deciding to
still ride, finishing 15th and Lochert missing
the second round with a broken collarbone.
Lochert came back from injury in the
third round to again place first, while
Parsons clawed his way back from 15th to
Renmark hosted the fourth round of
racing, with Lochert taking out first place
and Parsons placing second.
Lochert finished the final round in
fourth place, to take his final placing to
third in the championship, while Parsons
ended the competition with a third overall
to finish third in class also.
Parsons said he had wanted to finish in
the top five of the competition.
"Overall I am pretty stoked with where
I placed," he said.
"I hoped to finish in the top five, so
placing third was great.
"After the first round I was in second
place in the championship, but broke a bone
in my foot, which put me back a fair bit."
Parsons said the state titles had a wide
variety of sponsored riders, which made for
a tough competition.
"If you have a bad round, it can really
affect your chance at the title," he said.
"The sport can be really tough.
"You need to be physically fit to be able
to ride as much as we do.
"It also takes up a lot of time and money,
but we both have sponsors and parents who
are very supportive."
Lochert said he ultimately wanted to win
the state competition, but his placing was
affected by his collarbone injury, meaning
he had to miss one of the rounds.
"I am still fairly happy where I placed,"
"It's an improvement on last year."
Parsons and Lochert are members of
the Riverland Junior Motorcycle Club
(Renmark) and are the only state title
competitors from Waikerie.
Parsons thanked his local sponsor, Schill
Auto Parts, while Lochert thanked local
sponsors Sprint Freight and Logistics and
Schill Auto Parts.
The pair will receive their awards at a
presentation night in Adelaide in November.
Riders among best in SA
WAIKERIE motocross riders Sam Parsons and Hamish Lochert
both placed third overall respectively for their classes in the
recent Peter Stevens SA MX State Titles after five rounds of
competition. INSET: Parsons and Lochert in action at their local
PHOTOS: Jayme Koch
RAMCO A grade netball player
Sarah Schultz has ended this
year's Riverland Independent
Netball Association (RINA)
season on a high after winning
the association's top honour.
She shared the A grade best and
fairest award with Blanchetown
Swan Reach (BSR) defender Holly
Cowland and Taylee Healy of Lyrup.
A cracked rib shattered the
18-year-old's dreams of playing in
her side's historic grand final win
against BSR two weeks ago.
Schultz said the win was a
"I was not expecting my name to
be up there at all," she said.
"I thought this season was a lot
stronger than last because I worked
on improving my whole game.
"I worked with (coach) Louise
(Thiel) in the pre-season to become
a stronger player."
Schultz said the day before the
RINA presentation her grandmother,
Eunice Schultz, passed away.
She said she dedicated her win
"She always supported me," she
said. "She always asked how each of
my games went and showed a real
Schultz said missing the grand
final through injury was difficult.
"It was really disappointing not
to play in the grand final," she said.
"I cracked a rib and had to watch
from the sidelines.
"It was really strange how it
happened; I was doing homework
and sneezed really hard and was
obviously in the wrong position.
"But it was amazing for us to win
the grand final, especially because it
was the first in a really long time."
Schultz has played for Ramco for
two years and was named goal attack
in RINA's Team of the Year.
She said she often played against
Cowland, who was a joint winner for
"She really deserved it," she said.
"She is a really tough player to stand
In her first full season with BSR,
Cowland shared the A grade best and
Cowland said she was surprised
to win because her team had many
players who deserved to poll votes.
"We had a really talented group of
girls in our team," she said.
"I thought we would steal votes
off each other.
"I really loved this year, being a
playing coach the girls made it so
easy for me.
"It is a lot easier to play netball
when you enjoy it.
"I was a bit of a different year
for me playing as a defender, when I
normally play in the mid court.
"I wish I could have been at the
presentation to accept the award and
to thank everyone in person."
Cowland said winning the
premiership was more important
than individual accolades.
"I would swap this medal for a
premiership any day," she said.
"I am thankful for it, but (all) the
girls worked hard to make it to the
Schultz, Cowland celebrate award wins
WAIKERIE Club overcame a determined
Renmark R C Ones to advance to tomorrow
night's Riverland Darts Association grand final
at the Loxton RSL.
Scores were even at the end of the first round of
singles, 3-all. Waikerie then took control and won five
of the second round singles, with veteran Jim Smith
having a brilliant third leg. Smith used only 18 darts
to finish the leg and claim victory for Waikerie.
Renmark had its chances, but was unable to clean
Waikerie will now play Loxton RSL in what will
be a close final.
With a couple of Waikerie players down on form,
it will come down to placement of players. With both
teams evenly matched, whoever plays the best will win,
and is too hard to pick a winner.
PRELIMINARY FINAL RESULTS 18/9/14
Waikerie Club 8 (E. Walters 140x2, 100x2; V. King 140, 100x3;
D. Watkins 140, 100; J. Smith 120, 100x4; W. Schwatzkopff 100x3)
d Renmark R C Ones 4 (T. Stoneham 140, 103, 100x6; M. Phillips
140; R Tyck 125x2, 100; L. Rasheed 125, 100x4; N. Flack 125,
100x2; K. Thiel 125, 100).
team in final
WAIKERIE RIFLE CLUB RESULTS
Results of match held on Saturday, September 13, at
1st 2nd Agg H/cap % Total
Roy Schubert (TR)
47.5 48.3 95.8 9 55 100
David Mortimer (TR) 41.0 46.0 87.0 12 0 99
Don Cook (TR)
43.1 43.2 86.3 18 78 100
Paul Bartel (F-Class) 60.4 58.1 118.5 11 18 120
Graeme Bartel (F-Class) 56.2 59.4 115.6 10 50 120
Bob Savage (F-Class) 59.6 55.2 114.8 6 100 120
David Kroschel (F-Class) 51.1 52.1 103.2 10 0 113
Jim Nielsen (F-Class) 47.0 51.0 98.0 12 0 110
Results of match held on Saturday, September 20, at
1st 2nd Agg H/cap % Total
Adrian Hobbs (TR)
50.7 49.4 99.11 2 50 100
David Mortimer (TR) 45.2 47.3 92.5 7 0 99
Paul Bartel (F-Class) 59.3 57.2 116.5 10 40 120
Jim Nielsen (F-Class) 58.2 53.2 111.4 10 90 120
David Kroschel (F-Class) 55.2 55.3 110.5 10 100 120
Bald takes out golf champs
WES Bald won his
third Riverland Golf
Bald beat last year's
Hume, of Loxton, in a
Both played solid golf
and were square after 16.
Bald parred the 17th
last to win by two.
A. Hume (Loxton) d C. Foreman
(Renmark) 18th; W. Bald
(Waikerie) d J. Coombe (Renmark)
3/2; G. Shields (Renmark) d R.
Swanbury (Barmera) 5/3; C.
Davis (Waikerie) d T. Branford
A. Hume d C. Davis 2/1; W. Bald
d G. Shields 5/3.
W. Bald d A. Hume 2up.
WAIKERIE GOLF CLUB
Wednesday, September 17
Winner: G. Strauss 43pts, runner-
up: K. Lehmann 39pts, third: H.
Vandermeyden 39pts, nearest to
the pin: R. Wison, Oxford Landing
longest drive: D. Schapel.
Thursday, September 9
Winner: K. Watkins, runner-up: S.
Schultz, NTP: K. Watkins, Oxford
Landing longest drive: L. Gosse.
Saturday, September 20
Winner Div one: S. Quinn 79/66,
runner- up: M. Burnell 85/69.
Winner Div two: G. Elliot 101/67,
runner-up: M. Appleyard 96/70,
NTP: T. Neideck, least putts: M.
Tink. Oxford Landing longest
drive: V. King, D. Dearman.
RAMCO A grade netball player Sarah Schultz (left) was in a three-way tie
for the Riverland Independent Netball Association's best and fairest award
with Blanchetown Swan Reach defender Holly Cowland (right) and Lyrup's
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