Sports reports: Jasamine Irvine wins an early birthday present

The Murray Bridge Rifle Club member had a memorable Saturday; plus the latest from the River Murray Football League.

This post was contributed by Daniel Irvine of Murray Bridge Rifle Club, and by the River Murray Football League.

Greg Traeger presents his daughter Jasamine Irvine with Murray Bridge Rifle Club’s top off-rifle award on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Irvine.

A cold but thankfully dry day greeted shooters on Saturday as 12 members and five visitors turned out to shoot from 600 metres in the antepenultimate stage of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club championship.

The wind was from the right all day but contained subtle variations in strength and direction that kept shooters honest.

Several, however, were more than a match for the conditions, with three possibles among some particularly good scores registered.

One of those possibles came from Jasamine Irvine, leading a small target rifle contingent, who scored a 50.06 in her second to give her a score of 97.10 for the day.

This allowed her to claim the top off-rifle award and the handicap from her father Greg Traeger and helped her to start off her birthday celebrations on a high.

The off-rifle award in F-class was more hotly contested, with one of the other possible shooters, Terry Brown, claiming the F-open win with 118.08 from John Cranwell on 118.04 and Mark Nesti on 117.07.

Nesti shot the third possible but had to settle for third behind Cranwell’s pair of 59s.

The surprise for the day came in F-standard, with new shooter Brad Kirpensteyn scoring a very impressive 117.04 using David McDonald’s old rifle.

The score was only a point behind the open winner and was more than enough to hand Kirpensteyn a clear win in the handicap.

Only one magpie was shot for the day, by F-class shooter Wayne Halliday.

This Saturday the club will host shooters from Mount Barker who will travel down to contest the second stage of the district rifle association championship from 700 and 800 metres.

On Sunday the club will also participate in a come-and-try day along with other clubs at the Monarto Shooting Complex.

Anyone interested can register to attend via the Shooting Australia website

River Murray Football League round eight results

Imperials 20.10 (130) def Mypolonga 6.8 (44)

Imperial goals: J. Boras 6, S. Samblich 3, H. Montgomery 2, K. Dalitz 2, J. Rance 2, A. Tunbridge, S. DeMichele, A. Morrell, D. Hollitt, K. White. Best: H. Montgomery, R. Farnham, S. Samblich , B. Martin, J. Rance.

Mypolonga goals: T. Howson, S. Elliott, R. Tucker, K. Wilson, L. Gotch, C. Oxton. Best: H. Mason, S. Elliott, S. Martin, H. Allchurch, K. Wilson.

Mannum 10.16 (76) def Ramblers 9.8 (62)

Mannum goals: D. Ribbons 4, T. Russo 3, D. Laubsch, S. Cooke, D. Gladigau. Best: J. Boylan, B. Maloney, B. Tabe, D. Ribbons, B. Webster.

Rambler goals: J. Rigney 2, J. Trevorrow 2, S. Callery, A. Pratt, A. Gollan, D. Wilson, J. Paech. Best: M. Hartman, G. Rigney, J. Trevorrow, L. Kelei, E. Millera.

Tailem Bend 27.23 (185) def Meningie 10.9 (69)

Tailem Bend goals: J. Bell 6, J. Wilson 5, N. Westhoff 4, D. Hogarth 3, D. Perks 2, M. Hansen 2, D. Finnie 2, N. Attrill-Podirsky , S. Thomson, C. Smelt. Best: J. Wilson, N. Westhoff, J. Bell, D. Perks, J. Butler.

Meningie goals: T. Robinson 2, B. Vandenbrink 2, T. Hartman 2, D. Spinks 2, J. Lawson, C. Biddle. Best: B. Halliday, J. Hoad, B. Vandenbrink, T. Robinson, T. Pitchford.

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