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Sports Reports: Murraylands tennis players bring back silverware from Cairns
Plus Pottsy's Murray Bridge Golf Club report, RMFL football results, RMNA netball results and the Murray Bridge Rifle Club report.
This post includes contributions from Heather Richards, Michael Potts, Mel Schilling and Daniel Irvine.
Local tennis players David Altmann (Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association) and Heather Richards (Brinkley Tennis Club) have participated in the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games held in Cairns last week.
In perfect weather conditions at the newly upgraded Cairns International Tennis Centre, David and Heather were able to secure a silver medal from eight pairings in the mixed doubles.
On the following day, both players entered the singles competition and enjoyed more success: Heather secured another silver from a round robin group of five players, only losing to the gold medallist.
David played his section in a knockout tournament of 16 entrants, making the semi-finals and gaining a hard-fought bronze medal.
The medals were unique, being made from Indigenous-Australian timber.
The Great Barrier Reef Games are held every two years and are scheduled again for May 2025.
Pottsy’s putts: Moloney’s luck turns around
Normally out-of-luck golfer Damo Moloney – noted for his non-stop commentary of players around him – turned his fortunes around on Saturday by winning the Langsford Plasterboard Stroke Comp at the Murray Bridge Golf Club.
Moloney also played out of his skin on the back nine to secure the day’s Pro Comp.
Incredibly, Moloney would have taken out the trifecta with a Yabby win on the fourth hole too, but he doesn’t enter that competition.
Women’s Stableford comp, May 30
Winner: Kathryn Pfeiffer 31 points
Ball winners: Sue Antel 29, Lisa Hancock 29
Men’s Stableford comp, May 31
Winner: Rob Muster 38 points
Runner-up: Deane Pannell 37
Ball winners: Jeff Wright 37, Greg Jones 37, Jeff Morgan 36, Rod Thomson 36, Peter Erickson 35, Adam Barclay 34, Eric Williams 34, Ray Fetherstonhaugh 34, Michael Broadley 34
Women’s Stroke, June 3
Winner: Maureen Edwards 79 nett
Ball winners: Ellen Paech 80, Sue Antel 81
Men’s Stroke, June 3
Overall winner: Damo Moloney 66 nett
“A” winner: Aidan Elliott 68
“A” runner-up: Tom Hodgson 68
“B” winner: Lawerance Crack 69
“B” runner-up: Terry Marsh 72
“C” winner: Fred Carter 67
“C” runner-up: Brian Smyth 69
Ball winners: Brett Altschwager 68, Deane Pannell 69, Paul McCulloch 70, Graham Edwards 70, Tony Carter 70, Andrew Meddle 70, Graeme Southern 71
Imps share the throne: River Murray football A-grade results (Round 8)
After Round 8 of the RMFA 2023 season, the Imps share the throne with the Southern Mallee Suns, as both have 12 points on the ladder (but Southern Mallee lead with 65.08%).
Jervois 15.7 (97) defeated Imperials 9.13 (67)
Jervois best: Josh Hickmott, Peter Zarantello, Zane Barry, Joshua Holding, Harry Barnett. Goals: Peter Zarantello 4, Dylan Barry 3, Zane Barry 2, Ty Burkett, Mackenzie Hansen, Josh Nye, Mitchell Noye, Hayden Schulz, Lachlan Thomas 1.
Imperials best: Ben Gogel, Sean Samblich, Louis De Michele, Clint Diment, Jack Penfold, Jaiden Mole. Goals: Johnny Boras 2, Jaiden Mole 2, Jack Penfold 2, Louis De Michele, Jacob Rance, Sean Samblich 1.
Mannum 16.15 (111) defeated Mallee Districts 12.6 (78)
Mannum best: Mitchell Heward, Dylan Ribbons, Jake Keller, Bryce Jaensch, Jacob Stagg. Goals: Jarrad Woodward 5, Isaac Hampel 4, Bailey Boughen 2, Mitchell Heward 2, Aiden Holland, Jake Keller, Rory Stephens 1.
Mallee Districts best: Henry Olsson, Lucas Eve, Michael Leonard, Shane Paech, Andy Vines, Lachlan Paddick. Goals: Michael Leonard 5, Shane Paech 3, Campbell Ballard, Stephen Morris, Andy Vines, Brandon Wait 1.
Ramblers 15.7 (97) defeated Tailem Bend 12.4 (76)
Ramblers best: Jacob Trevorrow, Lual Kelei, Max Marchetti, Alex Pfeiffer, Oscar Merrett, Jarrad Weyland. Goals: Jacob Trevorrow 4, Keynan Harradine 3, Lual Kelei 2, Oscar Merrett 2, Nelson Miller 2, Bayde Ellis, Max Marchetti 1.
Tailem Bend best: Patrick Glynn, Aidan Coakley, Jacob Wilson, Josh Tierney, Louis Merrett. Goals: Jacob Wilson 5, Lucas Hunter 3, Benjamin Rossi 2, Scott Chandler, Kane Mason 1.
Mypolonga 13.5 (83) defeated Coorong Cats 9.5 (59)
Mypolonga best: Stephen Mills, Riley Robinson, Mitchell Bowley, Todd Howson, Henry Payne. Goals: Stephen Mills 4, Riley Walton 2, Jack Wilkins 2, Regan Gotch, Joshua Hein, Nick Hombsch, Todd Howson, Charlie Kirchner 1.
Coorong Cats best: Sam Sanders, Clint Richardson, Brodie Martin, Chad Kennett, Hayden Schilling. Goals: Sam Sanders 5, Mark Ploenges, Ben Schaefer, Alexander Stidiford, Henry Turner 1.
Netball: RMNA A-grade results (Round 8)
After Round 8 of the RMNA 2023 season on Saturday, the Imperials are still numero uno, with 16 points and 64.03%.
Mannum 47 defeated Mallee Storm 41
Tailem Bend 44 defeated Ramblers 42
Imperials 77 defeated Jervois 34
Mypolonga 59 defeated Coorong Cats 33
Also in regard to netty, the RMNA had five teams represent the association at the Mid Hills Carnival on Sunday May 21 at Woodside.
In true Woodside tradition, the day started out a little cold and bleak, with a few early showers.
But the sun did shine throughout the day, and other than a few slippery tumbles, the girls were able to enjoy a successful day, having at least one win, and our 11 and Under team took out the grand final undefeated.
Netball: Mid Hills Carnival results
17 and under
Game 1: RMNA 19 defeated Southern Hills 9; Game 2: RMNA 15 defeated Elizabeth 9; Game 3: Hills 25 defeated RMNA 12; Game 4: Great Southern 22 defeated RMNA 10; Game 5: RMNA 22 defeated Mid Hills 10
(Grand final won by Hills)
15 and under, Div 1
Game 1: Great Southern 24 defeated RMNA 17
Game 1 was a very physical and tight game. RMNA had some great passing in the mid court and into the goal circle, but Great Southern finished off strong in the second half, taking out the win.
Game 2: RMNA 19 defeated Mid Hills 16
Game 2 saw our first win of the day. Goalie-to-goalie passing worked well, and the team’s pressure on the ball resulted in many intercepts. The girls used their voices well and came out with the win.
Game 3: RMNA 23 defeated Hills 7
Another great game by the RMNA girls, who went out hungry for the win. RMNA goalers shot well. The team passed well, and their backup was great. A well-deserved win.
Game 5: St John’s Lutheran 24 defeated RMNA 18
RMNA needed to win the final game of the minor round to finish second and make it through to the grand final. The first half, the girls played strong netball, resulting in goal-for-goal scoring for the majority of the half. The girls put in a strong effort, but St John’s Lutheran were able to get a few turnovers to turn the game in their favour. A credit to the girls for their efforts during the carnival, which was reflected by the opposing coach congratulating the girls, not only on their talent but the way they played fair netball. A great way to represent the association.
(Grand final won by Great Southern)
15 and under, Div 2
Game 1: Mid Hills 19 defeated RMNA 15; Game 2: RMNA 19 defeated Kangaroo Island 17; Game 3: RMNA 34 defeated Broken Hill 5; Game 4: Great Southern 28 defeated RMNA 5; Game 5: Bye
(Grand final won by Southern Hills)
The 15 and under Division 2 team finished fourth on the ladder, with two wins, two losses and a bye. The team worked hard throughout the day, with many excellent passages of play. The coach, Nicky Smith, experimented with different combinations in preparation for the country carnival. Well done, players and families.
13 and under
Game 1: Great Southern 16 defeated RMNA 9; Game 2: Mid Hills 19 defeated RMNA 10; Game 3: SUNA 14 defeated RMNA 9; Game 4: Great Southern 14 defeated RMNA 10; Game 5: RMNA 17 defeated Mid Hills 14
(Grand Final won by SUNA)
11 and under
Game 1: RMNA 24 defeated Broken Hill 2; Game 2: RMNA 15 defeated Elizabeth 4; Game 3: Bye; Game 4: RMNA 10 defeated Kangaroo Island 4; Game 5: RMNA 15 defeated Southern Hills 2
(Grand Final: RMNA 12 defeated Kangaroo Island 5)
Captain’s Choice fun round of Murray Bridge Rifle Club
Clear skies and pleasant conditions awaited the 16 shooters who arrived at the Deed Range in Monarto this past weekend.
This week was the “Captain’s Choice” shoot, a non-championship round for a bit of fun.
This year, the captain decided to use the technology of the electronic targets to shoot on the ISSF 300 metre 10-ring targets, scoring each round out of 10 instead of five or six.
Overall, the scores were very competitive, and most agreed if we tried it again to go a bit further back than the 300 metres that was shot at on the day.
Top scoring was by visitor and national team member, Stuart Braund, who shot a 200.16 across the two rounds, including a perfect 100.10 in the first, to win F-Open for the day ahead of Ian Elston on 199.15 and David McDonald on 198.10.
In F-Standard, the top shooter was Oscar Neumann, scoring 199.09 with a 100.05 in his second round, and beating dad, David Neumann, who finished second by a single point in the process.
In Target Rifle, scoring the same this week as F-Class, the top scorer was Robert Paech, only just behind the F-Class winners, with 196.05.
Members seemed glad to try something a bit different before they return to championship shooting next week with the penultimate round of the championship from 800 metres, which also doubles as the Patron’s Trophy.
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