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Heavy showers and unfavorable conditions
prevented Mt Barker-Hahndorf Golf Club lady
members from participating in their regular
Tuesday round last week.
However, more accommodating elements were on offer
last Thursday as 18 women fronted for the pro shop
Experienced A-grade players displayed fine form despite
the wet and soggy course surface, taking out first and
Anne Meakins birdied the 11th hole, scrubbed a hole and
still ended up with a very tidy 37 points.
Margie Rothenberg notched up several pars, played a
near perfect front nine and tallied her score to 33 points.
Both ladies appear to be hitting fine form at the right
time in preparation for the club championships which
commence on May 19.
Maria Rich and Sharon Phoenix both had 32 points and
next best in the ball run down was Marg Bessen on 31.
Janelle Marcus had two pars, Gail Vort-Ronald reverted
back to her hockey game, and Christine Barnwell was
pleasantly surprised when she parred the fourth hole.
Margie Secomb sprayed a ball into the cabbage patch on
the 16th but did not attempt to retrieve her ball from over
the barbed wire fence.
A first on the course was ‘road kill’ on the fourth fairway
which had players diverting carts and buggies.
Christine Bock joined the ladies for the presentations and
brought along the ladies club mascot – namely canine
Birthday girls during the first week of May were Sharyn
Foster, Geraldine Cohen and petite Mary Elliott, the club’s
second oldest playing member at 83 years young.
Slog on golf
The Magpies moved the ball swiftly down the
court and goalies Karen Judd and Paula Liddle
capitalized, shooting 13 goals in the first quarter.
After the break, Mt Barker Lutheran welcomed
Sarah Richardson onto the court in goal
defence to combine with Bronte-Ellen Jones,
and both teams worked tirelessly through the
centre in what was an arm wrestle.
Hahndorf centre Kath Golding and Mt Barker
Lutheran’s Monique Lee were well matched
and Hahndorf’s Kate Carter moved from wing
attack into wing defence on Kylie Schultz.
Hahndorf’s Louise Squires swapped with
Carter and assumed the role of wing attack
on Mt Barker Lutheran’s Micki Irvine-Creaser.
It was an even quarter, but relatively low
scoring, with Hahndorf adding six to its tally
and Mt Barker Lutheran accruing five goals to
make the score 19-8 at half-time.
The third quarter featured Hahndorf
introducing Andrea Wyatt to the game as goal
keeper to work with Susie Irvat, and Donna
Shotton put on the wing attack bib.
Mt Barker Lutheran returned Jess Pilkington
to goal defence to team up with Richardson,
and M. Irvine-Creaser swapped bibs with
Hahndorf’s Caroline Foster traded one sister
for the other, moving from goal keeper on
Jordy Irvine-Creaser to wing defence on M.
Overall this seemed to be the faster quarter
with more accurate passing from both teams
but plenty of intercepts to keep it entertaining.
Another even passage of play resulted in
Hahndorf clocking up another 10 goals, while
Mt Barker Lutheran scored nine.
The final quarter was the best yet with Alicia
Harford putting her stamp on the game at wing
defence, and goalies Sue Kupke and J. Irvine-
Creaser shooting some magic goals, despite
the defensive efforts of Foster and Wyatt.
Mt Barker Lutheran won the quarter but
Hahndorf’s efforts in the first quarter had
ensured the Magpies won the game with a
final 37-26 score.
Very wet conditions made it a challenging
game from the start, with both Onkaparinga
and Nairne’s defences strong.
Goalies from both teams had to work hard
moving the ball around the circle or shooting
Onkaparinga’s G. Rogers proved to be
unstoppable, shooting five from six, ending
the quarter with a 6-3 advantage.
Consistent intercepts throughout midcourt
by I. Foster and G. Cooper again created lots
of turnovers for Onkaparinga throughout the
A few changes in the last quarter proved
to unsettle Onkas and gave Nairne an
opportunity to shoot five quick goals.
However, Onkas slowly regained momentum
to finish the final quarter six goals all and
claim a 21-12 victory.
Lobethal defeated Hahndorf 46-13 on the
first wet Saturday of the 2015 season.
Both teams started out slowly adjusting to
the conditions and worked hard in turning the
ball over with many attempts at goal.
Continual hard work by Lobethal Lutheran
defenders resulted in many balls turned over
and worked down to its strong shooters.
The midcourters provided excellent drive
down the court, and while Hahndorf continued
to work hard, it was unable to capitalise on
Mt Barker Lutheran tackled Birdwood in
tough conditions as rain and wind dominated
A strong first quarter start set up the game for
Mt Barker Lutheran which never looked back.
Birdwood’s defence stood tall and
persevered, but the sharp shooting of Mt
Barker Lutheran goal shooter Charlii May
couldn’t be shut down.
Mt Barker Lutheran steadily increased
its lead throughout the game, eventually
defeating Birdwood 51-8 .
Hahndorf secured another convincing win
by downing the Woodside Warriors 53-29,
but there were a lot of positives for the young
Both teams started strongly, matching each
other goal-for-goal in the first quarter.
Woodside were strong in attack with Ashleigh
Kubiak in centre and wing attack Lauren Trigg
both working well together at the centre pass,
and driving to the goal circle and feeding
goalies Caitlin Trigg and Sarah English.
Trigg added value with accurate shooting
when needed and consistently found space
in and around the goal circle when supporting
English, who using her height to advantage
and strength in the air, converted at a high
Hahndorf ’s goalies were strong and accurate
and gave the Woodside defenders a lot to
Danielle Guy at goal keeper was a consistent
presence and Karlani Angwin, worked hard in
goal defence, creating turnover opportunities.
Melinda Mead in wing defence never tired
throughout the game, relentless in her
defensive pressure and was a midcourt asset.
Scores were level at the first break and
Hahndorf changed its tactics in the second
quarter and worked hard to shut down English,
who then had to deal with two defenders.
Hahndorf had a six goal lead at half-time.
Woodside made some changes at the main
interval, with limited options due to players
away or unwell.
English moved to goal defence and Eloise
Kabelitz come on as goal attack.
Woodside’s new combination started with a
positive attitude but with constant defensive
pressure from Hahndorf, the Warriors
struggled to convert and Hahndorf started to
By the end of the third quarter the final
outcome was already clear.
During the final quarter the Warriors gained
some ground but it was too little too late as
Hahndorf won a tough but fair contest.
Hahndorf Black faced off against Hahndorf
White for the first time in 13 & Under Division
Black’s shooting team of goal attack Sarah
Slade and goal shooter Savannah Angus
worked well in the circle, while White goal
defender Lauren Hogan and goal keeper
Sophie Miller worked just as hard to ensure
Black’s shooting accuracy was down.
Black had the definite height advantage,
and White Lily Hogben at goal attack and
goal shooters Reagan McNeillie and Holly
Lamshed discovered this, as Black’s goal
defence Chloe Edmonds and goal keepers
Madison Stapleton and Molly Casey
intercepted passing into the circle with deadly
Midcourt advantage was hotly contested
as both Black and White changed player
positions between quarters to try and gain the
Black’s centre Hannah Leake and White’s
centre Lucy Fielke covered the court
with impressive speed given the slippery
White’s centre court players of Fielke,
Lamshed, McNeillie and wing attack/wing
defence Jade Marshall moved the ball well,
whilst Black’s Leake, Stapleton, wing defence
Shaniah Stevenson and wing attack Abby
Woughton were able to out-manoeuvre White
to ensure the ball ended up in the hands of
In the end the score did not reflect how hard
White had fought to stay in the game, with
Black coming away with an impressive 41-7
Gumeracha and Echunga drew 25-all in a
well fought out game in drizzly conditions.
Having had a bye in Round 1, Gumeracha
were eager to take the court.
Both teams took a while to steady in the
opening quarter as players adapted to the
Echunga settled first, with defenders Maddi
Broadbent, Maddi Jones and Tiana Faulkner
swooping on any loose ball in Gumeracha’s
Centre court players Isobel McArthur and
Jade Brimage provided good drive into attack
for Echunga, and their team managed to hold
off a late surge by Gumeracha to lead 6-5 at
the first break.
Gumeracha appeared more settled in the
second quarter, and defenders Miranda
McLean and Maria Vicario created some good
turnovers and midcourt team-mates Ruby
Kilpatrick and Sian Parker moved the ball well
However, Echunga were still playing
consistently and by half-time neither team had
the advantage, with the score locked at 11-all.
During the third quarter Echunga goalers
Savannah Rivett and Jenny Gray shot
consistently, having received good circle feeds
from centre Emma Leach.
Despite a cohesive defensive effort from
Gumeracha across the court, Echunga were
able to break the deadlock and held a narrow
19-18 lead at three-quarter time.
All players worked tirelessly in the final
quarter trying to give their team the edge.
Gumeracha goaling duo Alannah Hawke and
Ashleigh Tanner displayed patient passing
and shot well despite the tight defence of
Broadbent and Jones.
Gumeracha were able to make the most of
the tough midcourt pressure applied by Jenna
Hicks and Ella Faucett, but Echunga were just
as determined and turned over many balls in
the closing minutes.
At the final whistle, the two evenly matched
teams could not be separated, resulting in a
fitting 25-all draw.
Mt Barker Lutheran suffered its first loss of
the season at the hands of Woodside Warriors,
who earned themselves a solid 31–16 victory
on Friday night.
In wintery conditions, Mt Barker took
some time to adjust to the wet ball whilst
Woodside made the most of it with a few quick
Woodside midcourters Victoria Collins and
Jasmin Mead were one step ahead of their
opponents and used the ball effectively.
A determined effort by Mt Barker centre
Bailey Garwood helped swing the momentum,
and after a couple of late goals by goal attack
Ella McClean and goal shooter Aveeda
Maddern, Mt Barker trailed 8–5 at the first
The second quarter was all Woodside which,
through excellent shooting by goal shooter
Zoe Helde and goal attack Deana Hermann,
pulled away to a nine-goal lead at half-time.
Mt Barker Lutheran’s Alyssa Whait was
moved to centre, Maddern to wing attack,
McClean to goal shooter and Abi Hansen was
brought on as goal attack.
However, the third quarter continued to go the
same way, as strong rebound by Woodside’s
goal defender Georgia Williams and goal
keeper Shannon Paech made it tough for Mt
Barker to convert limited opportunities in the
Mt Barker Lutheran continued to battle hard
in the fourth quarter despite Woodside holding
a 15-goal advantage at the outset.
Goal defender Isabel Pope continued her
outstanding effort for Mt Barker, whilst goal
keeper Tara Winston and wing defence
Vanessa Pols also worked tirelessly against
Woodside’s determined attack.
Each team scored an even five goals in the
last quarter, the best for Mt Barker Lutheran,
yet the end result was a resounding win for
encountered by Hahndorf and Woodside
in the Round 2 clash did not dampen either
Woodside started strongly, stamping its
authority on the game with Estelle Shepherd
at goal attack and Annika Giles at goal shooter
combining well to score early consecutive
The tight defensive work of Hahndorf’s Jet
Verwey at goal defence and goal keeper
Georgia Wyatt-Reid slowed Woodside’s
attack, spoiling numerous opportunities.
Hahndorf’s strong defence allowed the
team to settle, with Wyatt-Reid’s rebound
work creating opportunities for Hahndorf ’s
centre Grace Foster to drive the ball through
Accurate passing from wing attack Keeley
Paech set goal attack Emma Williams up
several times to shoot truly, allowing Hahndorf
to pull ahead at the quarter break by one goal.
The second quarter was played in the same
fashion as the first, however, Woodside gained
momentum to lead by two goals at the main
Both sides made significant half-time
changes, Woodside brought on the fresh
shooting arm of Madi Ousley into goal
shooter, while Hahndorf introduced Lucy
Marshall at goal defence, and both girls made
their presence felt.
A tight contest was fought in midcourt by
Hahndorf wing defender Amelia Edwards
against Woodside’s wing attack Sophie
Seppelt, while wing defence Brianna Lyons of
Woodside made Sophie Basso work hard for
The slippery conditions meant the ball
changed direction numerous times, and
neither side was able to maintain control for long.
The game was hard fought with both teams
capitalising on limited scoring opportunities.
The game was coached well with even match
ups, but despite Hahndorf’s best efforts in
trying conditions Woodside pulled ahead to
win 10-8 in the remaining minutes.
A cold and drizzly morning found an in-
form Mt Barker Lutheran side accounting for
Littlehampton 34-0 at the final whistle.
Mt Barker Lutheran had a terrific first half
with great penetrating passes from Imogen
Raidis into Crystal Karayiannis and Monique
Raidis in goals.
This pair worked very well together and shot
with great accuracy.
Karli Roberts from Littlehampton worked
hard defending in centre but the accurate
passing by Mt Barker Lutheran was just too
Littlehampton made a lot of changes in the
second half in a determination to score.
The Lightning did start out with a few
turnovers, only to be won back by the strong
defence of Mt Barker Lutheran.
Kiara McInnes and Bridie Marshall
intercepted a lot of passes in the midcourt
and sent the ball back down to the Mt Barker
11& Under Div 3
The game between Mt Barker Lutheran and
HCCS Verdun started off slowly and the girls
played cautiously due to the wet weather, as
the first goal was shot by Sophie Cushway
from Mt Barker Lutheran.
Goal keeper Georgia Samardzic and goal
defender Tamika Male made a formidable
team and did not allow HCCS Verdun to score
during the first quarter.
During the second quarter HCCS Verdun
turned up the heat by shooting five goals.
During the third term Mt Barker Lutheran
were able to get the ball down the court with
the help of centre Scarlett Cates, wing attack
Charli Schulz and goal attack Eliza Scott, to
goal shooter Sophie Cushway to attempt five
more goals, but were unsuccessful.
Wing defence Sarah Stitchel and goal
defender Imogen Massey were able to work
well as defenders, but HCCS Verdun were
able to shoot two goals in the third quarter.
The final quarter had a change in wing
defence with Sophie Field and goal defender
Imogen Massey supporting goal keeper
Georgia Samardzic which allowed HCCS
Verdun to score only three goals.
While the game was played well by both
teams, HCCS Verdun defeated Mt Barker
Lobethal Lutheran comfortably defeated
Echunga 17-0 on a cold and drizzly Woodside
The Lions got off to a strong start with Macy
Fox and Acacia Mahlo scoring six goals in the
first quarter, with Echunga unable to score
despite the best efforts of midcourt players,
Ella Maczkowiack, Rebecca Hull and Laela
Lobethal Lutheran came out strong again in
the second quarter but Echunga defenders
Brianna Reece, Maddison Heinrich and Nina
Kentish worked well together to reduce scoring
opportunities, allowing Lobethal Lutheran to
score only four goals during the quarter.
A number of changes were made by both
sides in the third quarter.
Defenders Mackenzie Ryan and Chelsea
O’Neil combined well, turning the ball over a
number of times in the goal circle but were
unable to stop a further four goals being
scored by Tanae Mieglich and Mackenzie
Lobethal Lutheran midcourt players Jong
Tonin and Claire Garvin continued to supply
strong passes into the goal circle.
The fourth quarter was slightly better for
Echunga with more of the ball moving down
the court due to some good work by goal
defender Rebecca Hull and hardworking
centre Maddison Heinrich playing some
Despite wing attack Brianna Reece and goal
attack Lucinda Moran moving the ball into their
goal zone, good defence by Machlknecht and
Fox meant Echunga was unable to convert
and get on the scoreboard for the game.
Flames running hot
World record holder and number one
ranked Australian female compound
archer Sherry Gale turned in a
successful performance at the recent
matchplay finals held earlier this
month in Adelaide.
Amid the unique setting of Victoria Square, Gale won
all three events she participated in at the tournament
conducted on May 2-3.
Having travelled to Victoria to attain enough points
to be a late entry into the final four qualifiers, Mt
Barker resident Gale won the individual gold national
matchplay series on the Saturday.
Gale also was successful the following day in the
individual State matchplay titles as well as teaming
with coach and sponsor Pat Coghlan to shoot a
national record en route to victory in the team event.
The duo were able to register an impressive 156
points from a possible 160.
Fellow Mt Barker archery competitor Lisa Scott
added a further strong result for the Hills exponents,
winning the bronze medal in the national matchplay
tournament, defeating the top seed by one point on
Scott also added two silver medals in Sunday’s
competition, shooting the team event with Alex Collins
from Southern Vales club.
Both Gale and Scott are members of the Victor Harbor
Archery Club, and have travelled locally, interstate and
overseas together, while also being regular practice
and competition partners.
“Lisa is great to shoot with and while we are great
friends, we push each other and she is continually
making me work which is a bonus,” reflected Gale,
who finished sixth in the 2015 World Cup series final
in Las Vegas.
“To come up against her multiple times in matches
can be tricky, but you have to block things out and get
on with the task at hand.
“If you start thinking about friendship and the like, you
Both Hills competitors were full of praise toward the
event held in the centre of Adelaide.
“To have an event such as this in a public area is
putting Australian archery on a playing field with the
rest of the world,” Gale suggested.
“The event had the best of the best in Australia and
SA came out to play and brought archery as a sport
into the public eye.”
Scott found the environment a little different to shoot
“Victoria Square is completely different to anywhere
else I have ever shot,” she noted.
“Clocks were chiming and there were fountains and
traffic which I also thought may have been a bit of
“However, I was quite pleased with how I performed,
it was the best I have shot in a while.”
Gale and Scott are now preparing for the State and
National indoor titles in July, while shortly after Gale
will depart for Denmark to compete at the world
Hills archers take a bow
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Gale (left) and
Lisa Scott (right)
results in the
national and State
early May in the
unique setting of
Victoria Square in
Gale won three
gold medals while
Scott claimed two
silver medals and
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