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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – PAGE 19
The Lions went forward only to have
Districts turn them out before they settled
down into better rythym.
Heidi Clark, Maddi Jaensch and Ali Mather
displayed a fierce desire to work forward
where Ali Mather and Melinda Todd set up
an early advantage.
At the other end, Ali Revington started
well on Kerry Harten, whilst Erin Jaensch
and Renae Simmons contributed to a very
efficient Nairne defensive unit.
The Lions began to peg back the defecit
as Harten, Amy Schultz and Coutney
Welsh found more of the ball.
Kyla Newman and Colette Kendrick found
space under pressure with resulting goals,
while in defence, Coralie Duckworth and
Ashleigh Broadbent were already involved
in a great tussle with Mather and Todd, but
Districts held sway 10-8 at quarter time.
The second quarter continued the
intensity from both sides and the crowd
were enthralled with the pace, skills and
drive generated, despite pressure causing
Mather and Todd continued their fluent
goaling which was a feature throughout the
Neither side could establish a break away
as the Lions settled with Harten now at
centre, Schultz at wing attack and Welsh in
Newman and Kendrick kept the Lions well
in the contest but both sets of defenders
won many clearances to ensure the
Districts increased the lead by one at half-
time for a 19-16 leeway in a low scoring
The Lions added Stacey Bratton to the
wing with Schultz rested, but Districts broke
away to a commanding eight-goal lead.
Mather and Todd took full advantage of
the strong work from Clark and M. Jaensch
going forward, with E. Jaensch and
Simmons linking with Revington to keep
the Lions at bay.
However, the Lions increased their
efficiency and greater defensive pressure,
with Broadbent and Duckworth making
Newman scored successive goals after
astute passes from Bratton and Harten,
putting the Lions back into the contest with
the defecit now just two goals with a 28-26
scoreline at the last change.
Neither side dropped intensity as the
fourth quarter commenced.
The Lions started strongly but Districts
answered the challenge to keep just in
front, but the pressure on all players was
The Lions equalled, then fell behind again
after a great goal by Todd.
Scores levelled again after astute passes
from Harten and Bratton enabled Kendrick
and Newman to goal with time running out.
The centre pass went to the Lions with
Bratton finding enough space to enable
Kendrick to put her side in front.
Districts took the next centre pass and
were deep in attack when the final whistle
found the newcomers agonisingly short by
one goal for the second successive round
in a 37-36 result.
Hahndorf continued its undefeated record
with a 44-30 win over Onkaparinga in the
late game indoors at Mt Barker.
It was an even tight contest in the first
quarter and Gemma Elliot of Onkas against
Hahndorf’s Kelley Jaensch developed into
a great tussle.
Kate Hochuli also applied great pressure
on the drive of Magpies rival Kelly Childs,
and Hahndorf led by the solitary goal at the
Lisa Fyfe dominated the second quarter
with great intercepts and athletic drives out
of Hahndorf’s defence, combining well with
As Hahndorf goalies Tori Kaesler and
Samantha Kew converted, Jess Bailey and
Nadia Manly worked tirelessly in Onkas
defence to stop the flow, but Hahndorf held
a handy seven-goal buffer at the half-time
Sheridan Wilson gave fresh legs for Onkas
midcourt in the third quarter, combining well
with Nic Halsey into goalies Chloe Zerna
and Heidi Callins, who shot accurately.
Hahndorf pushed further away to an 11-
goal lead at the final break.
Katrina Pollard of the Magpies put great
pressure on Onkas centre court in the
final term as Hahndorf held on to take a
Newcomers impress again
Continued from Sport 20
The Mid Hills Netball Association presented
its inaugural Anzac awards during the opening
round of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 2.
The awards are presented to players who epitomise the
Anzac spirit in the areas of skill, courage, self-sacrifice,
team work and fair play, and also have a commitment to
service within their club or the community.
Prior to the presentations, association president Leanne
Challans spoke about the importance of the Anzac
tradition and the willingness for Mid Hills to be involved in
the Australia-wide program.
“It is an honor for the Mid Hills Association to be able
to present Anzac awards commencing from this year,”
“Also it’s very gratifying that we have many members of
our association who display the attributes of the Anzac
spirit in both their on-court and off-court endeavors.”
The awards which were presented in conjunction with
the Mt Barker and Lobethal RSL sub-branches – and are
named in honor of past or present service women – were
stipulated by both a junior and senior player within the
The junior Anzac award was named in honor of current
servicewoman Cheryle Torney, a veteran of the Afghanistan
conflict, and was presented to Echunga Netball Club junior
Schaefer plays in Under 17 and Under 15 competition for
Echunga and is a Mid Hills representative player.
She also contributes by umpiring for her club in the Mid
The senior medal was named in honour of WW2 veteran
Eileen Braithwaite and presented to the recipient by her
daughter Trish Geue.
The recipient of the senior medal was Lobethal Lutheran
stalwart Naomi Juers.
Juers has been a long time player and supporter of the
Lobethal Lutheran Netball Club and displays all of the
Anzac virtues with her on court attitude.
She is also very much involved in the community through
her local church, school and other sporting clubs.
Nairne Districts goal keeper Renae Simmons (partly obscured) determinedly manages to grasp a high
ball against Lobethal Lutheran goal attack Colette Kendrick in Saturday’s keenly contested Courier
Netball League match at the Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre.
Lobethal Lutheran stalwart Naomi Juers was presented with the Ellen
Braithwaite Anzac spirit medal award within Mid Hills Netball senior
ranks at a ceremony during the opening round of the 2015 season on
Chloe Schaefer (left) from the Echunga club received the Mid Hills Netball
Association junior Anzac spirit award from current servicewoman Cheryle
Torney. The inaugural presentations acknowledge the areas of skill,
courage, self-sacrifice, team work and fair play.
Images courtesy Rod Coats Family Portraits.
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