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MT LOFTY VOLLEYBALL
German Arms 76ers 33 ( T.
Rattus 12, M. Forster 11, C.
McRostie 4) d Zodiacs 28 (C.
Kretschmer 11, J. Brumpton
10, S. Lee 4); Meadows 46 (G.
Martin 19, A. Schiller 12, C.
Stopinski 7) d Onka Piranahs
Maroon 23 (T. Horsnell 7, L. Hiley
5, O. Smith 5); Mt Barker Magic
39 (M. Todd 15, A. Borowski 10,
E. Nobes 8) d Onka Piranhas 33
(E. Bowen 16, M. Thompson 7, B.
Ballfighters 26 (J. Little 11,
M. Little 9, K. VandenBrink 6)
d Zodiacs 13 (M. Jarrett 6, I.
Hughes 2, K. Page 1); Warriors
49 (K. McNamara 17, R. Lynn
10, A. Spriggs 8) d Mt Barker
Magic 11 (J. Barnes 7, M. Grivell
4); Onka Piranhas Blue 39
(O. Smith 11, J. Darling 10, T.
Horsnell 10) d Onka Piranhas
22 (T. Druwitt 14, S. Tischer 4, M.
German Arms 76ers (1) 53 ( J.
Barnes 14, T. Quintrell 14, G.
Pedlar 12) d Zodiacs 4 (B. Cairns
4); Onka Piranhas 60 (M. Tonkin
14, S. Treloar 12, L. Hannaford
8) d German Arms 76ers (2) 12
(J. Beermann 4, H. Buckle 2, A.
German Arms 76ers (1) 44
(M. Tucker 18, G. Hunter 8, A.
Wittkowsky 6) d Zodiacs 22 (L.
Harris 12, N. Kilkenny-Jones 4,
S. Pym 4); Onka Piranhas 26
(D. Green 10, M. North 7, A. Hugo
5) d German Arms 76ers (2) 24
(C. Gore 8, E. Thompson 6, G.
German Arms 76ers (1) 29 (O.
Bradley 16, J. Howis 4, L. Hogben
4) d Zodiacs 20 (I. Raidis 6, A.
Ali 6, S. McClean 4); Onka
Piranhas 27 (K. Joyce 11, I.
Tonkin 6, P. Bosco 4) d German
Arms 76ers (2) 6 (E. Roach 6);
German Arms 76ers (3) 56 (K.
Roberts 18, M. Konidaris 14, F.
Roberts 8) d Mt Barker Magic
(2) 14 (K. Searl 14).
Zodiacs 22 d Ballfighters 19; Mt
Barker Magic (2) 32 d German
Arms 76ers (1) 10; Mt Barker
Magic (1) 26 d German Arms
76ers (2) 11.
Zodiacs (1) 35 (S. Baxter 14, W.
Roach 6, O. Small 6) d German
Arms 76ers 29 (S. Rattus 7, J.
Tarca 7, S. Hayden 7); Onka
Piranhas 62 (D. McGee 19, Z.
Georg-Dent 12, T. Sleep 10) d
Zodiacs (2) 46 (M. Johns 14, K.
Van Schaijik 9, T. Gibbon 8).
Ballfighters 70 (J. Rehn 19,
B. Altmann 15, S. Castle 12) d
Zodiacs Gold 34 (R. Leverington
13, K. Van Schaijik 6, A. Hesse
6); Zodiacs Blue 56 (A. Morris
17, J. Willcocks 12, H. Wallis 6)
d German Arms 76ers 27 (R.
Formosa 6, T. May 6, R. Darling
6); Zodiacs 54 (T. Nobes 13,
L. Lehmann 13, M. Hung 10) d
Meadows 28 (M. Paton 6, J. Paton
6, J. Lee 6); Onka Piranhas Blue
49 (T. Marston 22, M. Sampson
14, J. Harris 6) d Rookies 36 (R.
Keatley 14, J. Hart 9, D. Wheeler
5); Onka Piranhas Rainbow
61 (D. McGee 33, J. Barnett 10,
E. Grear 9) d Onka Piranhas
Maroon 37 (R. Homfray 13, A.
Nykiel 12, M. Little 4).
Zodiacs Gold 43 (K. Aish 14,
M. Williams 13, B. Williams 12)
d German Arms 76ers 27 ( W.
Marshall 8, S. Bradley 7, S.
Stapleton 6); Strathlbyn 38 (A.
Murgatroyd 15, C. Simmons 13,
A. Phillips 4) d Zodiacs Blue 36
(D. Orr 16, A. Lee 6, D. Small 4).
Demons 72 (N. Wooden 26, C.
Agars 18, S. Muehlberg 12) d
Hackers 28 (K. Baraglia 14, M.
Mattingly-King 12, J. Shepherd
2); Macclesfield 67 (K.
Buchecker 22, L. Humphris 12,
R. Blackwell 10) d Cobras 35 (B.
Newman 19, C. Hester 8, B. Boz
2); Strathalbyn 50 (R. Westley
18, C. Farrell 12, K. Meldrum 8)
d Meadows 8 (W. Cummins 7,
J. Baltman 1); Warriors 39 ( J.
Anderson 15, D. Carthew 12,
B. Jarrett 8) d Rookies 28 (N.
Lehmann 8, A. Williams 7, J.
German Arms 76ers (1) 45 (R.
Darling 11, C. Stoeckel 10, N.
Fitzgerald 8) d Zodiacs Gold
36 (J. Stewart 18, C. Lynn 12, J.
Roberts 4); Zodiacs Blue 32 (A.
Veitch 9, C. Page 6, T. MacDonald
6) d German Arms 76ers (2) 21
(R. Formosa 6, I. Hamann 5, L.
Doecke 4); Zodiacs 78 (M. Howe
23, M. Harris 21, M. Glover 10) d
Onka Piranhas 23 (T. Fullgrabe
6, M. Grear 5, J. Graf 4).
German Arms 76ers (2) 59
(M. Baxter 16, B. Hough 13, J.
Hogben 8) d Zodiacs Blue 12
(D. Martin 3, J. Hill 3, N. Ward
2); German Arms 76ers (1) 50
(O. Grivell 16, T. Kleemann 12,
M. Barham 6) d Zodiacs Gold
20 (J. Trowbridge 10, A. Veitch
4, B. Tischer 4); Zodiacs 61
(C. Stewart 26, A. Barnett 13,
J. Trehearne 11) d Mt Barker
Magic 12 (P. Greig 4, D. Size 4,
S. Pugsley 2).
Under 14 Div 1
Zodiacs 45 (M. Partington 12,
K. Barnes 11, T. Glover 8) d
German Arms 76ers (1) 15 (Z.
Parker-Boers 5, E. Zumbo 4, A.
Houlahan 2); Onka Piranhas
Maroon 45 (B. Jefferies 13, J.
Clifton 10, D. Hortle 8) d German
Arms 76ers (2) 27 (J. De Wit 9, J.
Ferrari 6, R. Speet 6).
Under 14 Div 2
German Arms 76ers (3) 41 (L.
May 19, B. Willis 16, H. Read 4)
d Zodiacs Gold 6 (E. Field 2, B.
Noske 2, W. Spain 2); Mt Barker
Magic (2) 30 (J. Pobke 8, T. Short
8, C. Trenwith 7) d Zodiacs 10 ( P.
Littlewood 4, B. Gast 4, M. Linke
2); Onka Piranhas Blue 44 ( T.
Harris 13, N. Tonkin 9, J. Joyce
8) d Onka Piranhas White 24
(D. Stanbury 9, B. North 6, C.
German Arms 76ers (1) 25 (K.
Harvey 13, F. De Wit 6, L. Villano
4) d Zodiacs 21 (A. Steinke 8, D.
Bald 5, E. Kamminga 4); Onka
Piranhas 28 (D. Stanbury 16, D.
Peel 10, J. Hugo 2) d German
Arms 76ers (2) 12 (M. Zander
6, W. Kleemann 2, B. Judd 2);
Mt Barker Magic (2) 18 (Z.
Brooks 6, T. Willis 4, K. Willis 4)
d German Arms 76ers (3) 15 (L.
Watkins 13, T. Hall 2); Mt Barker
Magic (1) 48 (L. Howe 14, G.
Pope 10, C. Wyatt 8) d German
Arms 76ers (4) 5 (W. Delaine
3, J. McKensie 2; Zodiacs Gold
13 (R. Barnes 8, O. Smith 3, R.
Marks 2) d Meadows 6 (T. Foster
2, J. Bonilla 2).
German Arms 76ers (1) 23
d Zodiacs 11; German Arms
76ers (2) 22 d Mt Barker Magic
(2) 13; Mt Barker Magic (1) 32
d German Arms 76ers (3) 13;
German Arms 76ers (4) 29 d
Meadows (2) 10.
Searl 26 (C. Warcup 10, J. Tessari
6, E. Thayne 6) d Gallasch 16
(S. Ricketts 7, S. Cousins 4, H.
Jones 4); Raison 42 (K. Scott
10, B. Wardle 10, T. VandenBrink
8) d Matthews 12 (S. Hart 6, K.
Pugsley 4, B. Gawen 2).
The pumped atmosphere around the club
following Jake McIntyre’s recent 100th
appearance and a sharp midweek training
session accompanied Mt Lofty League men
as they stepped onto court to take on South
Adelaide last Saturday.
Inspired by the milestone, Lofty marched to a
convincing 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 victory in the State
Volleyball League encounter at Heathfield.
Across the court, the Lofty boys played crisp and clean
in offence while picking up some huge defensive balls
to allow McIntyre to reset for a kill.
It was a special day for Jesse Nichols, who made his
League debut and came away with two huge middle
He was shown the road to winning by some strong
blocking from Aaron Potts and Patty Rogers, coupled
with great setting from McIntyre and huge hitting from
Rory Welsh, Brandon Long and Simon Gray, all set up
by the State’s best defensive player, Tony Scott.
The team had 46 kills at 57 percent, passing at 2.61
out of 3 and got up 37 out of 39 defensive digs.
The only negative was 10 service errors out of 72
serves, which would have produced a bigger spread
in the score line.
Hitting wise, Long had 15 kills at 61percent, Welsh 11
at 58, Gray seven at 53, Rogers five at 56, McIntyre
three and Potts, Henry Breen and Nichols two each,
the latter at 100 percent.
Mt Lofty’s passing was also switched on, with 2.5 out
of three for service reception and at 2.89 for free ball
Scott passed at 2.69, Welsh at 2.92 and Long at 2.29
and the team recorded 37 from 39 defensive pickups
at 90 percent.
There were also nine kill blocks and 33 positive
touches off blocks to round off a thoroughly polished
While boasting good statistics, Lofty can expect a far
sterner test this Saturday against an undefeated USC
Lion outfit still smarting from finishing runner up in last
year’s grand final.
Mt Lofty will then enjoy a two-week break.
Mt Lofty Reserves men went into a clash with a full
strength Austral a little undermanned, with captain
Henry Breen elevated to the League side and star
middle heavyweight Tom Bettison out with a shoulder
However, Mt Lofty dug deep to come from behind to
take a 19-25, 25-11, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9 win.
Lofty won the first rally but then quickly relinquished
the lead with a string of aggressive spikes, blocks and
serves from Austral.
Lofty fought to stay in the set, with Ben Williamson
giving his all but it wasn’t enough to prevent Austral
taking the set 25-19.
A more solid all-round performance in the second had
Lofty jumping to an early lead which was never really
Jack Phelan and Darcy Lorimer dominated the
offence and Wyatt Green delivered a superb blocking
performance as a ferocious Lofty took the set 25-11.
The fluctuating nature of the game continued in the
third set, with Austral racing to a six-point lead before
some big hitting from young gun Lucas Mark-Seymour,
brilliant defence from Henry Ambagtsheer and great
handling and serving from Matt Costanzo had the Lofty
boys nudging ahead.
Each time Austral were challenged, it found a way to
strike back and at 23-18 in front, it seemed all over for
Once again, another late charge and a huge block
from Williamson closed the gap to just 24-23 but
couldn’t prevent Austral going 2-1 ahead by taking the
Lofty sensed it had its back to the wall and responded
accordingly, with venomous strikes and pleasing
patches of top quality play.
Marc Phillis led from the front and Jack Phelan made
some brilliant diving saves.
With the set locked away at 25-18 and the match tied
up at two sets apiece, momentum stayed with Lofty as
it opened up an early three-point lead and extended it
further at the change of ends.
Two late time-outs from Austral couldn’t hold back the
tide as Lofty took the set 15-9, with it the match and a
third consecutive win of the season.
The Round 3 clash against defending premier South
Adelaide was a game the Lofty Reserve women were
certainly keen to play, especially after losing to the
Norwood Bears the previous week.
While not quite a ‘must win’ game, victory was
important to get the season back on track – and that’s
exactly what Lofty delivered, with a comprehensive 25-
15, 25-14, 25-20 win over highly-fancied opposition.
Mt Lofty’s new gun recruit Jackie Pickering had the
game of her season thus far, starting the first set with a
cracking hit through the middle and taking the first point
Not to be out done, big gun Cheniah Potts followed
suite and joined Pickering in a powerful partnership
which left South searching for answers.
With the first set wrapped up 25-15, Lofty displayed no
signs of allowing South back into the game.
Elsie Dawes set the tone with three aces early in the
second set before team-mates Scarlett Doherty and
Georgia Williamson were super accurate with their ball
placing to win point after point and help their side to the
second set 25-14.
The Lofty girls realised that South had to throw
everything at them in the third to get back into a game
that was fast slipping away.
A determined Lofty held firm and shut down South’s
attack with some steady floor defence from the back
row. Mt Lofty proved to be too good all round and took
the set 25-20.
With two victories and a loss, Lofty will seek to solidify
a top four spot over the coming month.
The smart money suggested the early season Division
women clash between second placed Mt Lofty and top
ranked Norwood was always going to be a tight affair
and a pointer to possible grand final aspirations.
The match certainly turned out to be such with Lofty
sneaking home in a five-set thriller, 25-18, 25-20, 20-
25, 21-25, 16-14.
Lofty’s serving was ‘on point’, with Chelsea Grace
and Molly Spalding leading the way with aces, Grace
recording 13 and Spalding five.
The rest of the team also chipped in with crisp efforts
to keep the pressure on the Norwood receivers.
In addition, controlled hitting – an area of focus at
training drills during the week – proved to be a savior,
with smart decisions taken and all players recording
point winning kills.
Tahlie Jones and Brooke Neale were the more prolific,
Jones getting a return of 12 kills and Neale six.
When not killing, Neale teamed with Emma Robinson
and the pair worked as one with their setting, knowing
exactly where to put the ball for the most effective
The Lofty team is also blessed with five middle hitters,
which is sure to be a strength as the season unfolds.
Molly McDonald, Jaz Ferguson, Mikaila Phelan, Letitia
Milner and Spalding were all instrumental in winning
momentum shifting points with big blocks and effective
However, after winning the opening two sets, Lofty
allowed Norwood to wrest the initiative which it did so
with great gusto, serving strongly, putting Lofty under
relentless pressure and claiming the next two sets 25-
20 and 25-21.
The deciding set had Lofty jumping to an early lead
before being reeled in by Norwood, which went on to
move within one point of taking the match before a
controlled spell from Lofty brought the scores level and
eventually had the Hills girls take the set 16-14.
ADELAIDE HILLS JUNIOR
Under 13 Girls
Stirling East 5 d Stirling
Goals: Stirling East - E .
Callaghan, J. Coombe, V.
Robinson, E. Savva.
Best: Stirling East - E . Kemp,
L. Savva, V. Robinson. Stirling
Districts - (none received).
Torrens Valley 6 d Hahndorf
Goals: Torrens Valley - Z.
Winter, H. Toholke, S. Tomlinson.
Hahndorf White - E. Peacock.
Best: Torrens Valley - Z. Witter,
S. Tomlinson, I. Biffin. Hahndorf
White - E . Peacock, F. Queale,
Hahndorf Black 2 d Strathalbyn
Goals: Hahndorf Black - M . Lyall.
Best: Hahndorf Black - Z . Broster,
G. Doyle, M. Lyall. Strathalbyn -
Hahndorf 5 d Stirling Districts
Goals: Hahndorf - Z . Smith, N.
Maxwell. Stirling Districts - A .
Best: Hahndorf - Z. Smith, N.
Maxwell, J. Shellbourne. Stirling
Districts - (none received).
Strathalbyn 3 drew Woodside
Oxenham, T. Finch. Woodside - L.
Hannaford, J. Shillabeer.
Best: Strathalbyn - M. Eastwood,
C. Sadler, T. Finch. Woodside - K .
Owen, A. Hannaford, H. Snooks.
Stirling East White 6 d
Strathalbyn Blue 0.
Goals: Stirling East White - W.
Smith, L. Mowbray, T. Packer, L.
Farrer, S. Gray.
Best: Stirling East White - T.
Packer, D. Garnett, S, Gray.
Strathalbyn Blue - C. Smith, E.
Jackson, R. Tindale.
Stirling Districts White 7 d
Bridgewater White 1.
Goals: Stirling Districts White -
D. Potter, E. Kennett, W. Palmer,
D. Potts, M. Jones. Bridgewater
White - B. Dowling.
Best: Stirling Districts White -
W. Palmer, R. Bertschinger, R.
Uhlmann. Bridgewater White - B.
Dowling, M. Daly, T. Sanderson.
Murray Bridge Gold 6 d
Hahndorf Black 0.
Goals: Murray Bridge Gold - E .
McCormick, J. Spagnoletti, TOG.
Best: Murray Bridge Gold - J.
Spagnoletti, E. McCormick, J.
Willis. Hahndorf Black - (none
Bridgewater Blue 4 d Mt Barker
Goals: Bridgewater Blue - O. Hill,
Best: Bridgewater Blue - J.
Tindale-Seymour, J. Wilkinson,
J. Wagnitz. Mt Barker - (none
Stirling Districts Blue 6 d
Murray Bridge Blue 0.
Goals: Stirling Districts Blue - S.
Gehling, F. Whitlock, T. Fischle, B.
Knight, L. Burke.
Best: Stirling Districts Blue - T.
Fischle, M. Prior, S. Gehling.
Murray Bridge - J. Wienke, S.
McDonald, B. McPhee.
Hahndorf White 3 d Nairne 2.
Goals: Hahndorf White - W.
Anning, T. Weyland, H. Hoy.
Nairne - A. Askew.
Best: Hahndorf White - T.
Weyland, J. Martin, O. Iasiello.
Nairne - C. O’Connor, N. Turra.
Strathalbyn White 4 d Mannum
Goals: Strathalbyn White - A .
Cobiac, T. Fatchen.
Best: Strathalbyn White - A .
Cobiac, M. Loizi, E. Woods.
Mannum - R . Bormann, J.
McInerney, J. Ward.
Woodside 5 d Rangers 0.
Goals: Woodside - B. Caddaye, T.
Riches, J. Wall.
Best: Woodside - A . North, J.
Wall, H. Thomas. Rangers - L.
Kammermann, A. Levings, A.
Stirling Districts Red 4 d
Strathalbyn Red 3.
Goals: Stirling Districts Red
W. Berndt, C. Godfrey, A.
Estrella. Strathalbyn Red - B.
Kaltenbrunner, N. Smith, A.
Best: Stirling Districts Red - G.
Wegiel, C. Godfrey, J. Pettifor.
Strathalbyn Red - (none
Stirling East Blue 4 d Torrens
Valley Blue 3.
Goals: Stirling East Blue - M.
Silcock, L. Mowbray, S. Bartlett.
Torrens Valley Blue - G. Rocca,
H. Smith, Z. Witter.
Best: Stirling East Blue - M.
Silcock, S, Bartlett, L. Blanksby.
Torrens Valley Blue - Z . Witter, M.
Witter, M. Pym.
Mt Barker Red 8 d Bridgewater
Goals: Mt Barker Red - D.
C. Jones, E. Papadopolous.
Bridgewater White - H. Anderson,
Best: Mt Barker Red - E .
Papadopoulos, S. Swithenbank,
S. Wright Bridgewater White - L.
Peck, T. Nichols, H. Kidman.
Murray Bridge Gold 6 d Stirling
East Blue 1.
Goals: Murray Bridge Gold - K.
Challinger, K. Allen, R. Mafara, T.
Mashinge. Stirling East Blue - O.
Best: Murray Bridge Gold
K. Challinger, K. Allen, J.
Eckermann. Stirling East Blue -
L. Sampson, T. Reuter, L. Reuter.
Stirling Districts 7 d
Goals: Stirling Districts - I.
Prentice, F. Wilson, Z. Peaston,
J. Butler. Strathalbyn - A . Wilson.
Best: Stirling Districts - B.
White, L. Pattullo, D. Blewden.
Strathalbyn - C. Forest, J. Yarrow,
Hahndorf 3 d Woodside 2.
Goals: Hahndorf - J. Pollock, D.
Anning, F. Cutting. Woodside - X .
Best: Hahndorf - D. Anning, B.
Hutson, A. Seiler-Simmons.
Woodside - N. Saleeba, X.
Adcock, B. Dunow.
Mt Barker White 2 d Torrens
Goals: Mt Barker White - S.
Perzon, TOG. Torrens Valley - S.
Best: Mt Barker White - J. Crane,
S. Perzon, J. Sjoberg. Torrens
Valley - N. Schaple, S. Bushten,
Mt Barker Blue 3 d Stirling
East White 3.
Goals: Mt Barker Blue - J. Wright,
R. McCune, TOG. Stirling East
White - J. Martin, L. Bouchereau.
Best: Mt Barker Blue - (none
received). Stirling East White - C.
Fenlon, J. Martin, L. Bouchereau.
Bridgewater Blue 2 d Murray
Bridge Blue 0.
Goals: Bridgewater Blue - (none
Best: Bridgewater Blue - A .
Wilkins, M. Daly, A. Garsed.
Murray Bridge Blue - Thomas, L.
Hamilton, W. Walding.
Mt Barker Red 10 d Stirling
Districts Blue 4.
Goals: Mt Barker Red - J.
Crowse, A. Smith, P. Schmidt,
D. Patton, E. Olsen. Stirling
Districts Blue - R. Caruana, J.
Faehrmann, A. Parr.
Best: Mt Barker Red - (none
received). Stirling Districts Blue -
W. Blewden, A. Parr, R. Caruana.
Torrens Valley 5 d Mt Barker
Goals: Torrens Valley - J. Gibson,
D. Bower. Mt Barker Blue - C.
Gatenby, L. Traeger.
Best: Torrens Valley - J. Gibson,
A. Rimmington, J. Toholke. Mt
Barker Blue - (none received).
Hahndorf 6 d Woodside 0.
Goals: Hahndorf - H. Moffat, J.
Miller, W. Pietrobon, d. Sayer.
Best: Hahndorf - not recorded.
Woodside - J. Liersch, C. Rees,
Stirling Districts Red 4 d
Goals: Stirling Districts Red - A .
Hinckley, H. Jones, F. Jones-
Strathalbyn - K. Bailey, J. Griffiths.
Best: Stirling Districts Red -
(none received). Strathalbyn - K,
Simonds, N. Supho, J. Griffiths.
Inspired to victory
Chris Ferguson puts his John Player BMW replica through its paces up the Collingrove slope
as he competes in the sports sedan category at last Sunday’s opening round of the Collingrove
Challenge Trophy for multi club competition. Over 90 cars faced the starting line to battle the
clock up the iconic and testing 685m hillclimb track situated just north of Eden Valley.
Image courtesy Bob Taylor.
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