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Courier Netball League action
returns after the long weekend with
the second series of our popular
They will be played at the Adelaide Hills
Recreation Centre at Mt Barker at 5:30
p.m and 7:00 p.m, whilst at the Mt Lofty
Sports Centre in Heathfield the stand
alone game is set to start at 6:30 p.m .
Lobethal Lutheran host Ironbank in
the early match at Mt Barker.
They will be looking for a strong
performance against last years’ runners-
This follows their heavy loss to Nairne
Districts in the last outing.
Ironbank have been a nemesis over
recent seasons, winning its last 10
encounters against their hosts.
Supporters will be looking to continue
the great rivalry built up over their past
28 meetings, with the record standing at
The Thunderettes played a thrilling draw
against Lobethal last round and with
greater experience than the Lions and
will start strong favourites in this one .
The 6:30 p.m . contest at Heathfield will
feature foundation clubs’, Crafers and
Lobethal meet for the first time since
Their past history featured many great
contests and both clubs will be keen to
resume their keen rivalry.
Crafers will be full of confidence after
their big win over Uraidla last round,
whilst Lobethal also take a high level
into the game after their draw at Cherry
Gardens with a competition power house.
This game should provide a wonderful
spectacle indoors where the pace and
ball movement of both sides should
prove both exciting and entertaining.
Well worth the short drive to Heathfield
where I cautiously select Crafers to gain
The 7:00 pm match will feature
Hahndorf, following their bye in Round 5
and the long weekend, hosting Uraidla
who will be very keen to hit the court
full of run after their big loss to Crafers.
Head–to-head, the Demons have shown
their superiority over time with 11 wins
from their 34 contests.
In their last clash, Hahndorf held sway
in a tight, low scoring second semi-final
That win set up a shot at the title.
Hahndorf’s form has been strong,
despite its narrow loss to Lobethal in
However, the Demons will be looking
to ensure the Magpies are put under
pressure long enough to cause an upset.
I feel the Magpies will gain the win,
however, I will be looking for a competitive
match to complete a very interesting
round of matches.
Nairne Districts have the bye and will be
watching the results with great interest.
Our Celebrity Tipsters will face a tough
task to pick the card this week after all
having a poor return in Round 5.
Premiership Table (After Round 5):
Hahndorf 8 pts (59.46), Lobethal 7
(54.48), Ironbank 7 (49.29), Nairne
Districts 6 (54.80), Crafers 6 (50.61),
Uraidla 4 (43.75), Lobethal Lutheran 2
Return to netball court
Mt Barker Waldorf School Classes 8
and 9 Boys participated in a Soccer
Carnival against St Francis de Sales
College and hosts Cornerstone
College last Monday.
The weather was wet and windy, however,
the boys displayed great enthusiasm and were
eager to participate.
Mt Barker Waldorf’s first game against St
Francis de Sales College featured fantastic
skills displayed by Jordan King, Eddi Hyder,
Cian Yakas, Eden Cooper and goal keeper
Mt Barker Waldorf’s back half managed
to restrict the opposing team’s scoring
Just as the clock marked the end of the first
half, Kaicey Fukuda scored a superb goal.
The second half resulted in numerous
opportunities, however, Mt Barker Waldorf
were unable to hold off a strong St Francis de
Sales College side.
Despite the tireless work rate, and a wonder
goal from Jhy Vavayis from outside the box, the
final score was 4-2.
The second match between Mt Barker
Waldorf and Cornerstone College featured two
evenly matched sides.
Great early work from Mt Barker Waldorf’s
midfield group of Ned Hopgood, Damon
Epstein, Aiden Main and Jack Pollock got the
Mt Barker Waldorf School were able to contain
Cornerstone, whilst creating some chances of
their own thanks to some great drives from
Nick Sproull, who played on the right wing.
This trend continued into the second half, with
the scores tied at 1-1.
At the final whistle the score was locked away
1-1, and the game went into a penalty shoot
Mt Barker Waldorf goal keeper Adam Walker-
Obushak displayed great composure under the
pressure and the final penalty score was 4-3.
The boys from both teams played in great
spirit and enjoyed the opportunity to be actively
involved in the community, whilst representing
Knock out fun
The Tribe Triathlon Club hosted the Fox Creek
Mountain Bike Duathlon early this month.
It was the eighth year the Tribe has run the event and it is
appearing to become a regular fixture on many people’s
annual fitness goal calendar.
The field was large and the weather was perfect for set up,
while competitors were gearing up to race.
However, when it was time to start the event, rain, fog and
wind took its cue.
Thick fog and steady rain for the duration of the race made
the bike leg slippery, muddy and a test of skill.
For many, this made it all the more fun, with the common
feedback after the race being ‘I’m cold but man that was fun’.
This year’s Enduro distance resulted in Dave Merritt cruising
to victory, nearly six minutes ahead of Damian Baynes.
Merritt completed the 5.6km run, 25.5km mountain bike ride
and 5 km run in a time of 2:35:17, proving strength in both
disciplines is essential.
Merritt has raced many years at an elite level with the Adelaide
Mountain Bike Club and has been doing some running events
of late with a marathon time from 2014 of 3hr01.42.
Female Enduro winner Sorcha Flett set a personal best for the
course, beating her time from two years ago by seven minutes.
It appears she shines in the wet.
Long Course Female winner Lindy Kronen is proving to be
the lady to beat in this division, taking the title for the second
Kronen has continued to improve, taking 21 minutes off her
fastest time in wet conditions two years go.
Paul Byatt was a new competitor to the long course and
proved he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future,
beating experienced racers James Irving and Tim Klein to the
finish line. Course distance 5.6km Run/ 17km Ride/ 2km Run.
The Short course comprises a 2km run, 8.5km ride and a
In the men’s race, Russ Jarvis cruised to victory in 56:20,
followed by Louka Parry and Roi Harari.
The female’s race resulted in a tighter tussle for first place,
with Lisa Albinus the victor over Terri Reeves by just over a
Short course competitors range from those wanting to give it
a try, to those who just want to take it easy.
Mt Barker Waldorf School Knockout Soccer.
From back left: Coach Nic Massacci, Damon Epstein, Kaicey Fukuda, Jhy Vavayis, Ned Hopgood,
Adam Walker-Obushak, (Goalie) Nicholas Sproull, Jack Pollock, Eddi Hyder, Jordan King.
Front row: Aiden Main, Malayke Barker, Phoenix Lines, Cian Yakas, Eden Cooper,
Assistant Coach Dante Lines.
Dave Merritt cruised to victory in the Fox Creek Mountain Bike
Duathlon early this month.
Hills Christian School teacher Andrew Wishart is
all smiles in the muddy conditions.
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