Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • CYMS put an end to Tigers’ season


    READY FOR IMPACT: Nathan Booth on the charge in the final game of the season for Oberon Tigers first division side. Photo: Jeff Geddes
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    Oberon Rugby League Tigers first division side’s season is over after going down in the final against Orange CYMS last Sunday 24-6.

    Oberon first division coach Dallas Booth said CYMS took all the opportunities thrown at them on the day.

    “Oberon had their chances but we didn’t come through with the goods,” he said.

    Mr Booth said he will be coaching first division again next season.

    “With the club in negotiations with some new players, it will only strengthen our first division side,” he said.

    President of Oberon Tigers Rugby League Club Ian Christie Johnston said the club will be rebuilding for the 2016 season with the signing of a few new players while retaining its current players.

    Mr Christie Johnston said there will be a few announcements in the next few weeks to let club members know where they are heading in 2016.

    Oberon Tigers’ presentation night is on September 19 at 5.30pm at the Leagues Club. RSVP to Debbie Christie Johnston by September 14 on 0427 361 128.

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  • Burras facing big task


    FAVOURITE: Horsham ran rampant in its qualifying final against Minyip-Murtoa a fortnight ago. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIHORSHAM and Minyip-Murtoa will go head-to-head for the second time this finals series, with both holding the desire to progress to the Wimmera Football League grand final.
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    The winner will take on Horsham Saints in the decider in just over a week’s time, but not before a titanic clash at Stawell’s Central Park on Sunday.

    The Burras were taught a lesson in the qualifying final in Ararat, blown away in the second term before eventually going down by 37 points.

    Coach Jaye Macumber said –off the back of a gruelling semi-final triumph against Stawell –a tough match the previous week should hold his side in good stead for the Demons clash.

    “The way we played the first half last week was fantastic and that’s the sort of footy that wins you finals and big games,” he said.

    “The fact we know we can produce that type of footy in difficult conditions against a tough opponent will hold us in good stead.

    “We know we’re the underdog. We’re coming up against a giant of the last 11 to 12 years.”

    While the Burras are confident in their ability, the Demons are no less aware that their football –when at its peak –is hard to overcome.

    Co-coach Brad Hartigan mirrored the sentiments of Macumber in the lead-up to the match, with reference to the two sides’ most recent clash.

    “We really showed that when we play consistent footy we’re tough to beat,” he said.

    “But in saying that, they’re a good side and it showed when they clawed their way back.”

    Hartigan pin-pointed that consistency as a key factor to the Demons’ success on Sunday.

    “The main thing is our consistency. Last week we were good for a half but had a bit of a lapse in the second half,” he said.

    The Demons will welcome back co-coach Nick Pekin to the line-up, while Harry Young will not play due to a concussion sustained in the weekend’s semi-final.

    For the Burras, a strong training session on Tuesday night ended doubts over some sore players.

    Macumber said while the Demons’ key play-makers were an obvious focus, the Burras would keep an eye out for Horsham’s un-heralded stars Ben Lakin and Jack Mentha.

    “Jack Mentha is like the Energiser bunny,” he said.

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  • Dogs barking after win


    THE Singleton Greyhounds Remondis Group reserve grade side secured its fifth premiership in its 11thconsecutive grand final appearance with a commanding 30-14 win over the Scone Thoroughbreds at Scone Park.
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    Victory was paved during an almost faultless first half display that an NRL team would have truly admired.

    The Dogs led 20-0 to totally dominate the hosts, much to the delight of a strong Singleton supporter base on hand.

    Veteran prop Pat Ling got the music started with a powerful try near the posts in just the fifth minute. Jake Mackaway, who had a great day with the boot, calmly slotted the conversion for a6-0 lead.

    One of Singleton’s starperformers, fullback Brodie Rinkin, made the first of many line breaks to give the Greyhounds great fieldposition.

    Utility Karl Gilmoreproduced a terrific shot on Scone enforcer Peter Ford that produced an error.

    And, from the ensuing set of six, Kirk Solman powered his way over to score Singleton’s second try of the day. Mackaway added the extras to extend the margin to 12-0 after 21 minutes.

    From the restart, Scone compounded their growing problems by kicking out on the full.

    The Dogs went on the attack with Ethan Coe darting out of dummy halfbefore sending a ball onto five-eighth Nathan Brock to score wide out. The conversion was successful, for 18-0, and by this stage Singleton was dominating the Thoroughbreds in every respect.

    Two minutes before half-time, a break by Nathan Brock and support play by Rinkin put the Greyhounds on the attack once more.

    A penalty was forthcoming and Mackaway stepped up and slotted the ball between the uprights for a 20-0 advantage.

    If there has been a better performance from a reserve grade team in one half of football, then I haven’t seen it, just purposeful and methodical.

    Any concerns of a change in direction after the break was soon put to bed.

    A strong defensive effort on the Greyhounds own line soon turned to offence when a Chevy Ward line break put Singleton deep into Scone territory.

    Brock provided a nice inside ball to Rinkin, who scored near the posts. The conversion was successful and at 26-0, the game was in the bag or was it?

    Several stoppages inplay saw Singleton lose momentum and Scone assume it.

    Tries to the Thoroughbreds in the seventh, 15th and 20th minute of the second half gave the home side a sniff of victory.

    These points come on the back of unforced errors by Singleton in their own half and, with 15 minutes remaining and the score now reading 26-14, it was game on.

    With six on the clock, it was Rinkin once again running into space to put the Greyhounds deep into Scone territory.

    A few tackles later, quick hands saw Mackaway score in the corner to seal the match. His conversion hit the upright and was the only blemish to the youngster’s solid performance.

    The full-time siren sounded and another premiership went to the way of the Greyhounds, much to the delight of the large supporter base on hand who joined in to sing the Red and Whitevictory song.

    Like most games, thefoundation for the triumph was forged by a dominant Singleton pack and man of the match honours went to lock forward Solman, who was at his aggressive best in both facets of the game.

    As has been well publicised, the first grade fixture between Scone and Denman will go into the history books as the longest game to date following an epic battle.

    After the scores were locked at 20-all after 80minutes, it took another 48 minutes of golden point extra-time to determine the winner.

    Denman centre Tyler Wolfgang scored to break the deadlock and go into local folklore no doubt.

    The annual Group 21 awards took place in Muswellbrook last Wednesday night.

    The highlight for Singleton being Solman, who was awarded the Player of Year in reserve grade.

    Honours also headed the way of tyro first gradeback-rower Blake Andrews and Thomas Johnson.

    BIG DAY AT THE OFFICE: Singleton Greyhounds reserve grade co-coach Michael Millgate holds aloft the trophy.

    Andrews secured the Group 21 Rookie of the Year award after an outstanding season.

    Johnson, the Greyhounds’ only representative player, topped the Player of the Year points for Singleton behind eventual winner Marcus Marsh from the Aberdeen Tigers.

    Dylan Cornes (Greta-Branxton) won the under 18’s plaudit and Maddies Adams (Scone) the women’s league tag title.

    Don’t forget the presentation night on Saturday, September 19.

    Contact Katrina Solman or Bronwyn Dunstan for more information.


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  • Big Weekend locks in Dónal


    Big Weekend locks in Dónal Murtoa Cup, 2014. Trainer Karina O’Sullivan helps Nikita Beriman off the horse.
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    Murtoa Cup, 2014. Won by no 9 Bunchloch, Nikita Beriman, from Rainbow Storm, Harry Coffey.

    Maddy Webb with a lizard at the Murtoa Show.

    2014: Kim Simmons and her daughters Abbie, 5, and Ella, 3, at the Murtoa Show.

    Elle Adamson and Brooke Taylor at Murtoa Cup, 2014.

    2014: Grace Hermans at the Murtoa Show.

    2013: Shayleigh Joblin, 4, of Lara. Mutoa Show

    2013: Airley Robinson, Bunyip, riding Black Chase. Mutoa Show

    2013: Sisters Briddie, 11, and Cassie, 5, Hicks, of Waubra. Mutoa Show

    2013: Leah Moloney, Bianca Cook, Brodie Cook, Casey Cook, of Warracknabeal. Murtoa Cup

    2012: ‘Akzar’ ridden by Adam McCabe, ‘Pennon’ ridden by Linda Meech, ‘Niptious’ ridden by Carryn Downie. Pennon ran first, Akzar ran second and Niptious ran third. Murtoa Cup

    2012: Phyl Loeliger, of Lubeck, and Margaret Pfitzner, of Dadswells Bridge, looking at the photos in the Powercor photo competition at the Murtoa Show

    2012: Hayley Williams, Narelle Reid, Lisa Hateley, Bronwyn Ervin, all of Horsham, Tayla Hanson, of Natimuk, and Cindy Williams, Horsham, at the Murtoa Races

    2012: Kat Cooper, South Australia, Jess Stammers, Romsey, Christiaan Condon (OK), Drummond, Courtney McRae, Horsham, Teagan Conley Bendigo, at the Murtoa Races

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  • Junior Narooma Lions and Bermagui Breakers star at awards night


    NAROOMA AFL: Left Matthew Parker (U11 R/Up Best and Fairest) and Thomas Hodge (U13 Best and Fairest).
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    ON Wednesday night the Narooma Lions and Bermagui Breakers showed that their futures are bright within the Sapphire Coast AFL as they had an extremely successful night at the league presentation night at the Merimbula RSL.

    The two clubs had multiple award winners on the night with Rocco Lagana (46 Goals) and Campbell Moresi (15 Goals) from the Bermagui Breakers taking out the U13 and U11 goal kicking awards respectively. Bermagui’s Jayden Scott was awarded best boundary umpire for the Sapphire Coast AFL Umpires Association whilst Kylie Scott was awarded the volunteer of the year award from a number of nominees for her hard work around the club. The Bermagui Breakers who have had a fine season on the field in the U13s and U11s will go into this weekend’s matchup’s against Merimbula and Broulee/ Moruya quietly confident as they look to progress to next weekend’s grand final.

    The Narooma Lions were dominant in the junior grades in 2015 claiming all three best and fairest awards on the night. In the U11s Kurtis Carlson was awarded joint best and fairest for 2015 while Matthew Parker was runner up in the U11s. In the U13s Thomas Hodge won a dramatic vote count by three votes after he led his team to the finals in 2015 after going winless in 2014.

    The Narooma U16s side has been dominant in 2015 having claimed the minor premiership, claiming a win in the second semi-final to progress straight to the grand final while also going undefeated so far in 2015. To cap off a great season the Lions took out all U16s awards with Zak Wilson coming runner up in the grade after claiming the best and fairest in 2014. Wilson’s teammate Jai Reed capped off a stellar season personally and for the 16s side claiming both the U16s leading goal kicker with 56 goals while also claiming the U16s best and fairest after running away with the vote count early in proceedings. After being involved with the NSW state school boys’ team in Geelong the future looks bright for Jai Reed.

    After such a successful night for the Narooma Lions and Bermagui Breakers the future for both clubs looks extremely bright with football operations coordinator Jarrod Moore crediting the clubs for a great year, ‘Both clubs have put a lot of effort into their junior development programs over the course of this year and past years which has been reflected in their results in the junior grades this season as well as their great results in school competitions such as the Paul Kelly Cup which sets the clubs up for future success’.

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