Home' The River News : January 21st 2015 Contents 18 - The River News, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
8 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie Ph: 8541 2900
WAIKERIE won a thrilling
Riverland division one men's
basketball match against
Renmark on Thursday night.
In the first game of the new year,
Waikerie narrowly led all night and
eventually got up by two points.
The Warriors led by three points
at the final change and the teams
traded blows in the final quarter.
Mitchell White and Shaun Steele
led the way for Waikerie, scoring 14
Renmark moved clear on top of
the division one women's table with
a comfortable 18-point win over
The Steamers led 23-8 at half time,
before Waikerie finally got its game
going in the second half. Hannah
Lehmann scored 11 for Waikerie,
while Mica Lui scored eight.
Points: Waikerie -- M. White, S. Steele 14, L.
Exton, T. Morgan 6, C. Mibus, G. van Rooyen
4. Renmark -- C. Seekamp 18, J. Warnock
15, J. McLeod 10, B. Pater 3.
Barmera 43 (B. Fridd 15, N. Morrow, H.
Fieldhouse 9, D. Scordo, R. Cosgrove 4,
C. Britten 2) d Waikerie 24 (C. McCatty,
L. Schiller 5, E. Modra, J. Temple 4, T.
Geehman 3, A. Lean 2, C. White 1).
Supercats 36 (J. Hartley 18, T. Kloester 8,
B. Butson 5, J. Osborne 3, W. Lehmann 2) d
Waikerie 27 (A. Lean 9, R. Lehmann, S. Pick
5, C. McCatty, J. Kafexholli 4).
Points: Renmark -- R. Leuders 11, S. Croft
10, A. Perry 9, A. James, T. Cooper, A.
Modlinski 4, J. Haynes 2. Waikerie -- H.
Lehmann 11, Y. Liu 8, A. Curtis 4, T. Griffiths
2, C. Griffiths 1.
Allstars 43 (L. Trower 10, D. Stasinowsky 8,
K. Wooldridge 7, M. Andrews, N. Jachmann
6, H. Drake 4, J. Lange 2) d Waikerie 24 (B.
Kafexholli 8, D. Haynes 5, S. Linke, M. Wilson
4, L. Norman 2, A. Potter 1)
Supercats 24 (G. Peberdy 14, E. Sunman 5,
V. Sunman 4, J. Milich 1) d Waikerie 12 (T.
Lindo 6, M. Jenke, L. Collins, C. Hahn 2).
Renmark 58 (C. Gartery 19, B. Bryant 12) d
Waikerie 10 (J. Kafexholli 7, S. Haese 2).
UNDER 14 (div 2)
Waikerie 30 (A. Parks 10, G. Fulwood 5) d
Loxton 21 (T. Smith 11, L. Phillips 4).
Berri 58 (M. Foulds 24, M. Eleftheriadis 14) d
Waikerie 18 (J. Pillion 6, R. Turner 4).
IN an incredible round of
pennant bowls on Saturday,
all four division leaders were
Unfortunately for Waikerie,
it means the second and third
division top sides both lost.
The news was even worse for
the fourth-placed first division side
that went down to the bottom side,
Renmark RSL. The only glimmer
of good news was in fourth division
where second-placed Waikerie de-
feated top team Berri.
There is a break from games next
week for Australia Day so the club
has time to regroup and hopefully
get back on track.
For the top side, the chance of a
play off in the finals is looking grim.
Three rounds of competition
remain and Waikerie will play the
top three sides on the ladder.
The first division side lost 68-72.
Brian Burnett and Barry Harden
led their rinks to victories with
scores of 22-15 and 19-16 respectively.
Roger Davies and Wayne Collins suf-
fered losses 10-18 and 17-23 in their
The next opponent for first divi-
sion is Renmark on January 31.
Second division: The team suf-
fered a 20-shot loss to Berri 47-67
with all three rinks losing: Bill Haby
17-18, David Thompson 19-20 and
Grant Hall 11-29.
The second division's next oppo-
nent is fifth-placed Lyrup, at Lyrup,
which would see a drop from top spot
on the ladder should the team lose.
It is an interesting competition
with the top six sides meeting each
other in this round.
Third division: Unexplicably,
after what had been a brilliant
season, the third division side has
lost two games on the trot, this week
going down to fourth-placed Ren-
mark RSL 50-73.
John Mortimer had a 25-20 win,
while Brian Oliver and Nev Taylor
had probably their worst losses for
the year 12-25 and 13-28.
The next round sees them at
home to seventh-placed Lyrup and
should see them return to the win-
Fourth division: The success
story of the round belongs to the
fourth division side which recorded
a comprehensive 71-44 win over the
top team, Berri Blue.
Mike Shumann's rink won 28-12,
Henry Mortimer led his side to a
23-15 win and Rob Neideck's four got
over the line 20-17.
The team travels to Renmark
next round, but is now pretty much
assured a place in the finals.
State singles: Barry Harden and
Roger Davies travelled to Lyndoch
on Sunday to contest the Region
Four knockout section of the state
singles. The Region Four winner
was Andrew Hill of Berri who elimi-
nated both Waikerie players, Davies
25-21 and Harden 25-8 in the final.
The Country Carnival begins on
the February 2 and a contingent of
13 Waikerie bowlers will be travel-
ling to Adelaide to participate in this
Renmark RSL 72 d Waikerie 68.
M. Inglis 23 d W. Collins 17; K. Knight 16 lost
to B. Harden 19; J. van der Wyst 15 lost to B.
Burnett 22; R. Adam 18 d R. Davies 10.
Loxton RSL.........10 4 1 112 279
Berri....................10 4 1 147 274
Renmark .............9 6 0 142 245
Waikerie ..............7 8 0 75 197
Loxton Blue .........7 8 0 -72 193
Loxton Yellow ......6 9 0 -79 183
Barmera ..............5 10 0 -114 162
Renmark RSL......5 10 0 -211 147
Berri 67 d Waikerie 47.
N. Harcombe 20 d D. Thompson 19; M.
Cooper 29 d G. Hall 11; R. Grosser 18 d B.
Renmark RSL 73 d Waikerie 50.
C. Topperwien 35 d N. Taylor 13; L. Pinyon
25 d B. Oliver 12; A. Eckermann 20 lost to J.
Waikerie 71 d Berri Blue 44.
M. Schumann 28 d G. Meyer 12; H. Mortimer
23 d P. Tanner 15; R. Neideck 20 d J. Lyon
Leaders defeated in
bowls clean sweep
Waikerie wins basketball thriller
RIVERLAND SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
Cobdogla Gold 13 (C.
Passmore, J. Gregory, J.
Cook) d Renmark 2 (S.
Letton, G. Letton, L. Jones).
Berri 11 (A. Karpany,
K. Rosenthal, R. Tieste)
drew with Loxton B 11 (K.
Johnson, E. Richardson, M.
Loxton A 17 (H. Symens,
C. Venning, E. Nykiel) d
Cobdogla Blue 0 (no details
Waikerie 16 (B. Taylor,
J. Ebert, L. Surfield) d
Renmark 3 (G. Letton, S.
Ellis, J. Mates).
Loxton Blue 21 (J. Meredith,
C. Hammerstein, T. Pantic)
d Berri 6 (R. Tieste, S.
Hauptmann, T. Healy).
Loxton Green 17 (M. Reilly,
J. Garvie, T. Watkins) d
Cobdogla 11 (A. Sutton, K.
McLeod, J. Passmore).
THE final Wednesday morning
pennants game of the season was played
on Wednesday, and a win would have put
the Waikerie first division team into the
Unfortunately it was not to be, hosting a
strong Renmark RSL to and going down in a
fairly close game.
Judy Strauss, Tim Strauss, Jan Gaeta and
Barb Taylor drew Maria Spano's rink.
Strauss's four had an even start, going into
the 10th end 11-all. It continued to be a close
game, dropping a five on the 14th end did not
help. But only gave the opposition a two-shot
lead which was quickly caught and scores
were level by the 16th end. It was neck-and-
neck up to the 18th end when Strauss dropped
three shots on the last two ends to lose by three
Nancy Teasdale, John Mortimer, Lorraine
Watkins and Gail Pursche played against
Elaine Leedham's four. Teasdale's rink had a
good start, being well up by the fourth end, 8-1.
They then dropped five ends in a row includ-
ing a four on the ninth end to be down by two
shots, but picked that up straight away on the
10th end to go into the break 12-all.
It was an even game after that, with the
lead changing a few times, but in the end Teas-
dale went down by three shots, 17-20.
Dawn Boehm, Liz Thompson, Carol Pen-
nyfield and Wendy King had more of a struggle
against Cathy Topperwein's rink. The rink
started off slowly, but caught up a bit, including
a five on the ninth end which had them down by
only three shots at the break, 8-11.
Dropping two fours in a row in the second
half of the game did not help, and Boehm's
four struggled to score efficiently after that,
losing at the finish by 13 shots, 13-26. The final
scores were Waikerie 48, Renmark RSL 64.
Second division played a catch-up game
on Friday, January 16 due to the heat rule stop-
ping play in the previous game, also playing
Renmark RSL at Waikerie, and had a better
day out with a good win over the RSL.
Nina Dellazoppa, Kevin Gillespie, Denise
Thompson and Bernice Thompson had a good
win against Diana van Dam's rink, picking up
lots of multiples including a four in the first
half of the game to be well up at the break
15-3. They went on with their good form in the
second half and won 21-9.
Henry Mortimer, Anne Schapel, Joan Carter
and Edna Pfitzner drew Willy Wiedenhoffer's
four and they had a much closer game, but had
some great scoring on the way with a couple of
fours and several other multiple scores to win
by five shots, 21-16.
Ronda Cain, Evelyn Morgan, Lucy Gillespie
and Joan Miller played against Judy Skinner's
rink and their game was much closer with
Cain's four going down by only four shots to
The final scores were Waikerie 54 to Ren-
mark RSL 41.
Club news: The championship triples are
being played on Thursday with Judy Strauss,
Lucy Gillespie and Barb Taylor taking on
Annie Schapel, Joan Carter and Carol Penny-
field in the final.
Renmark RSL 67 d Waikerie 48.
C. Topperwien 26 d D. Boehm 13; M. Spano 21 d J.
Strauss 18; E. Leedham 20 d N. Teasdale 17.
Renmark RSL 5
Waikerie 111 d Loxton White 49.
D. Lee 36 d D. Kimber 11; B. Burnett 28 d T. Schulz
12; B. Harden 23 d P. Madden 15; G. Pursche 24 d B.
Points: Berri Red 267; Waikerie 260; Berri Blue 257;
Loxton Red 244; Loxton White 230; Monash 190;
Loxton Blue 189; Renmark Green 175; Berri White 173;
Loxton RSL 160; Renmark Gold 141; Renmark RSL
124; Barmera White 89; Barmera Blue 86; Lyrup 93;
Season-ending round for locals in Wednesday bowls competition
Links Archive January 14th 2015 January 29th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page