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Bob Ebert, Leo
Kahl, Carol Voigt,
Merv Rolton and
SUNLINE Speedway will host its third
meeting of the 2014-15 season on Saturday
with some big events on the schedule.
Lightning sprints will make its first visit to
the venue this season for two events.
Drivers will contest night one of the Des
James Memorial -- the final is at Murray Bridge
on March 8 -- as well as the final night of the King
of the Riverland. Night one of this competition
was February 7 at Riverland Speedway.
Junior sedans will contest round three of the
Robert Gwynne Memorial Track Championship.
This will also be a fundraising event with driv-
ers raising money and awareness for beyondblue,
to support those who suffer from mental health
issues as well as remove stigma.
Racing will take on a different look with
male and female drivers split into separate heats
before an all-in feature race.
For advice or support, people can visit www.
Super Sedans will contest a round of the
County series, while modified sedans, modlites,
street stocks, Formula 500s as well as junior
Formula 500s will complete a big night of racing.
Gates open at 4pm with racing from 6pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 concession, $45 for
families or $5 per child.
On Monday, speedway karts will take to the
track for the first full race meeting at the venue.
Gates open from 10am with on track action
starting at noon.
For more information on speedway karts,
people can visit http://southaustralianspeed-
waykarts.weebly.com, the Sunline Speedway
website or Facebook page, or call Rob Stevens on
0412 474 289.
Blacksox go down by one against Berri
WITH the season
end fast approaching,
Friday night's game
between the Berri
Three Warriors and
was set to be a thriller.
The Blacksox started
on the mound and shut
out the first three batters
with strong fielding and
retired the Warriors in a
matter of minutes.
The Blacksox failed to
capitalise on the strong
start and were retired
without troubling the
scorers. The Warriors
came to play in the
second and third innings
piling on six runs from
seven safe hits.
Berri's pitcher Paul
Spilios gave up just two
runs in his three innings.
Waikerie called upon
their usual starting
pitcher Aaron Best in
the fourth to try to stop
the free flowing scoring
He immediately put
pressure on the Warriors
with speed and accuracy
but without defensive
support, Berri scored two
Waikerie coach Gavin
Wilson called a team
meeting as the Blacksox
came off for their bat in
He asked the team to
lift their effort with the
bat and to show some
fight for the loyal Waik-
The team responded
with reliable player Ian
Clarke starting off the
Clarke was in excel-
lent form with four safe
hits and two walks from
his last six at the bat.
He began a flurry of
five runs, including a
home run hit by Damian
Stevens that scored two
extra runs as he cleared
The Blacksox have
been plagued all year
by leaving their strong
run until the end of the
game resulting in a loss
to Berri by just one run.
Safe hits: Waikerie:
Damian Stevens 2, in-
cluding a home run,
Gavin Wilson and Ian
Berri: Roly Beviss
2, Dom Gregory 2, Paul
Spilios 2, Liam Christian
2, Jake Thompson and
Jack Pallot 1.
The final game of the
home and away season
will see the Blacksox
play against Berri Two
at 6:30pm and Berri One
at 8:30pm this Friday.
The evening will in-
clude food and music and
the chance to be the first
to catch a foul ball and
WAIKERIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Wednesday, February 25
Winner: T. Neideck 39pts, runner-up: G. Johns 39pts,
third: T. Neideck, Oxford Landing longest drive: H. Moyle,
Noble Road Wines: J. Pearson. Ladies comp winner: Jan
Saturday, February 28
Division one winner: R. Kemble 40pts, runner-up: P.
Haines, third: J. Sullivan 38pts.
Division two winner: H. Moyle 39pts, runner-up: D.
Broome 37pts, third: R. Rigby 36pts.
Ladies winner: R. Cullen 28pts, Oxford Landing longest
drive: P. Haines, D. Broome. Nearest to the pin: T. Nei-
Dual wins for bowls teams
THE weekend's pennant grand final
day was a big success for Waikerie
bowlers, winning two out of three
Waikerie participated in three grand
final pennants across the four grades and
managed to come away with two wins.
Second division: With the super consis-
tent rink of David Thompson, Mark Boehm,
Grant Hall and Derek Brown, the seconds
overcame a tough Monash side 57 to 50.
Thompson's side was the only winner on
the day but managed to score enough shots
to carry the other rinks winning 28 to nine.
Drew Schapel led his side to a close good
18 to 20 loss after earlier in the day trailing
five to 14.
The team won nine out of the final 12
ends to almost get back on terms with the
Bill Haby's side drew the short straw and
had to contend with the Monash rink with
three of the top players in that club.
Overall a fantastic year for the seconds.
Fourth division: The Waikerie side was
up against the Berri Blue team that was the
main opposition for most of the year.
The teams met last Saturday in the major
semi final and the Waikerie side managed a
one-shot win on that occasion.
This time it was a grand final and the
Waikerie side had come to play, winning
convincingly 67 to 48.
Henry Mortimer with his side of Kevin
Gillespie, Carol Voigt and Harold Schiller
steered them in the right direction 25 to 12.
Mike Schumann also had a good day with
his side winning 24 to 15.
Robert Neideck almost made it a perfect
trifecta losing 18 to 21 after dropping five
shots on the last end of the day.
A great year for the fourths side.
Third division: Unfortunately, the thirds
side was unable to match its teammates and
went down narrowly to Renmark 53 to 58.
Fred King and Brian Oliver were unable
to help John Mortimer's side in the end.
King down 18 to 21, Oliver down 15 to 23,
Mortimer won 20 to 14.
The club members feel the two pennants
won this year were a result of the hard work
done throughout the year.
We have a fair bit of youth coming
through the ranks and it hopefully means
the club is on the rise.
We can't forget the effort made by the
first side making the finals, also that the
Wednesday triples team made it through to
the grand final.
All in all, well done Waikerie bowlers on
what has been the club's most successful
season in a long time.
Speedway ready to roll
WAIKERIE'S Rom Barratt playing in the division two
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
SUNDAY 7TH MARCH
Gates open at 4pm Racing Starts 6pm
More Info Rob Stevens 0412 474 289 or
Des James Memorial R1 for LIGHTING SPRINTS
Speedway Fundraiser - proudly supporting beyondblue
Super Sedans - Country Series
Formula 500's Modlites Modifieds S/Stocks
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