Riverina Leader sport, July 5, 2017

LOCAL HOPE: Wagga Cycling Club's Myles Stewart matches it with the big boys in the division one criterium event on Sunday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
LOCAL HOPE: Wagga Cycling Club's Myles Stewart matches it with the big boys in the division one criterium event on Sunday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Tennis

Roman Adamcewicz

During the school holidays there is no Saturday junior tennis competitions at the Forest Hill courts. A new competition will commence on August 5. The masters competition is for players wanting more serious tournament play, with proper tie-breaker sets being played. There is prizemoney for the top 20 players in the competition for all players having played five matches, as well as a best and fairest award. To take part, just turn up at the start time of 3pm until 5pm.    

The winner of the masters competition was Caden Maxwell on 57½ points close behind was Oliver Plum on 52 ½ points with Sam Hood on 36 ½ points then Reece Rutland on 26½ points and Robert Grantham on 24½ points make up the top 5 spots. The junior tennis competition is open to all juniors wanting to play tennis in a friendly relaxed format, and is their first steps to playing competition. All players should be able to serve to take part. There will be trophies to all players having played at least five matches. As well there is a special best and fairest award presented at the end of the competition. This competition starts at 3pm to 5pm.

The junior tournament winner is Lachlan McDonald on 61½ points ahead of  Zac McCarthy on 54½ points then Tory Grantham on 48½ points with Mohamed Ghazy on 22½ points and Emma McDonald on 21 ½ points.

Winners of the Best and Fairest Awards for this competition were: Masters winner Sam Hood. Tied Junior Tournament winners were Lachlan McDonald and Zac McCarthy.

Thanks to our sponsors The Leader, McDonald’s, Sportsbar Plus and Forest Hill tennis club.

Wednesday’s Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex is open to all juniors that are able to serve. To enter just turn up before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm sharp. No tennis during the school holidays the competition will resume on August 9.

Leading the competition is Caden Maxwell on 36 points then Sam Hood on 16 points close behind is Pat Wright on 15½ points with 

Oliver Plum on 12 points and Zac McCarthy on 11 points making up the top five positions.

This week’s McDonald’s Sports Award winner was Caden Maxwell.

Enquires about the junior competitions or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125. Social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards at Forest Hill contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.

Rules Men’s Bowls

Both greens were filled for Sunday's Annual Versatility five's tournament sponsored Knights Meats, Athletes Foot and Commonwealth Bank with $1750 in prizemoney.

First prizemoney of $1000 went to the undefeated Junee team of Sean Smith, Ian Cooper, Brian Purse, Warren Charlton and Marty Cousley with four wins plus 36 shots. In second place and prizemoney of $500 was the Coolamon side of Craig Riley, Ricky Whybro, Gavin Stephenson, Bill Nolan and Glen Fahey with three wins plus 31 shots. Third prizemoney of $250 was won by Pedro Rudd, Geoff Holt, David Streher, John Stout and John Hetherington with three wins plus 26 shots.                   

Wednesday blind draw winners: Peter Reid, Bernie Benson, Peter Wild 23 points; runners-up Jeff Post, Tiny Bower, Bob Linnett 20  points; third place John Hetherington, Max Simmons, Don Anderson 19 points. Friday Fully Loaded Pairs winners: John Stout, Mick Foxall two wins plus 37 points; runners-up Bob Wright, Keith Browne two wins plus 35 points ; best first game winners Peter Dewhirst, Tony Darcy plus 20 shots; best second game winners John Hetherington, Norm King plus 19 shots. Saturday blind draw winners: Keith Wellham, Norm King 20 points; runners-up Tony Cantwell, "Cowboy" Metcalf 17 points. Nominations for Minor Pairs Championship close July 3 with first round to be played July 15.

Coming Events

Wednesday blind draw Triples: Names in by noon for 1pm start. Friday Nominated Pairs: Names in by noon for 1pm start. Saturday Blind draw: Names in by  noon for 1pm start. Sunday Mixed Blind Draw: Names in by 12.30 pm for 1pm start.

Wagga Field and Game

June 10 shoot: Well guys, another Saturday shoot has arrived and has turned out to be a warm sunny slightly overcast day.  

We had 42 shooters came to bust some clays and enjoy the range set up. This maybe a little understated for the boys set a range that was a little more challenging that usually, we all had trouble shooting some of the clay, some may say they had trouble seeing them.

Winners

AA Grade: 1st Greame Boyd, 2nd Greg “Spike” Newton. A Grade: 1st Brad Wignall, 2nd Stephen Peck, 3rd Michael Krua Davies. B Grade: 1st Bruce Dungan, 2nd   Darren Inglas, 3rd Ivan Furner. C Grade: 1st A Miko, 2nd Vicki McDonagh, 3rd Matt Bagley. July 10th shoot will start at noon. Next month shoot will be Off The Gun.

Thanks to people who help will lunch and afternoon tea as well as help range setter pack up after the shoot, every extra helping pair of hand helps the job get done quicker. It helps get them who set up to back to the club for presentation. Just a last note we have bucket hats, baseball caps available at the club for sale at $20 a head.

Range setter for next month are S Tipping, T McGrath and J McGrath with the two Michaels who were rostered on being away on holidays; have a nice trip boys. So anyone who can help with set up it will be helpful. We also wish club member Matt Wilesmith the best of luck as he heads over to Hungary to shoot in the World Titles for Australia.

Ulysses

Was a good day last week when five took off from Billy’s café about 9.30am and via a devious route around the district they landed in Cootamundra, where they had lunch with a bunch of five from Griffith. After much munching and chin wagging, they all rode back to Temora where the two groups parted company and headed back to their respective camps.

Meet and Greet was well attended on Saturday in spite of the near-freezing conditions. 

On Sunday, still fresh, five bikes and six members braved Jack Frost for a run up to Boorowa. Leaving Macca’s at the usual time we headed up to Bethungra via the Oura/Nangus road and stopped in at the Old School House for a coffee and other essentials, which was well warranted by this time in this weather. 

After a chat with Gary, a warm up and a consensual discussion it was decided that Harden would be the destination for lunch due to the time frames.

So off we went via the back roads behind Cootamundra. By this time the day was turning out fantastic weather-wise and with a burger, fuel and more essentials at Harden the route home was Muttama, Coolac and Gundagai for more essential requirements. I’m sure it must be the weather and not an age thing. Keeping off the freeway the Nangus road was the choice back to Wagga after goodbyes at Gundagai. 

Our next event is the Christmas in July thing at Jugiong on Saturday night  July 15. Unfortunately, all accommodation in Jugiong is spoken for, so if you want to go either take a swag or camp at Cootamundra or Gundagai or battle on back to Wagga. Also on the Sunday (July 16) of that weekend we are raffling some firewood at the Swap Meet being held at the Showgrounds, with the proceeds  going  to this year’s  toy run.   

On Saturday we will be conducting a sausage sizzle at Toys R Us which is also on behalf of the toy run. If anyone can help with either of these events please give Spyder a call on 0429 315 800 or Pat on 0408 420 766.

On August 6 it is the annual meet at the  Morundah Pub for lunch with Griffith and Albury/Wodonga, departing from McDonald’s Edward Street car park at 9.30am. In the meantime, rug up and enjoy the frost, or should that be the froth on top of a schooner.

Explorers rifle club

900 Yards was the range at Lockhart on Saturday. Conditions were quite cool with a light breeze which at times changed directions so had to be watched. Low voltage on the target battery caused a few issues for the first couple of shooters and when it was replaced all was good again.

In F Open John Goodwin had a terrific shoot. Scoring his first possible in the second stage. Neville Lyons top scored in F Standard and Scott Brindley in Target Rifle completing his second stage with a possible.

Next weekend will be a special 1000 Yard shoot starting at 12 noon with eight to 10 shooters attending from Wodonga.  

We will be using manual targets and setting up early for a noon start to shooting.  

A sausage sizzle will be on prior to shooting commencing.  And the Wodonga members will be bringing afternoon tea.  All are welcome for what should be an enjoyable afternoon.

Results as follows: Target Rifle: Scott Brindley-A-147.10, David Xuereb-A-141.12. (Out of 150).

F Class:  John Goodwin-FO-179.14, Ben Goodwin-FO-175.10, Neville Lyons-FO-169.7, Graham Crowe-FS-165.4, John Dixon-FS-158.7, Rob Jeffery-FO-152.3, Chris Veness-FS-150.4,  John Smoothy-FO-117, Paul Golden-FS-52. (Out of 180)

Wagga Cycle Classic

ROAD RACE

Division one​​​: 1- Toby Orchard (Southern Highlands CC); 2- Rien Schuurhuis (Canberra CC); 3- Nathan Booth (Canberra CC); King Of The Mountain: Sean Whitfield (Canberra CC); Sprint king: Toby Orchard (Southern Highlands CC)

Division two: 1- Zachary Marshall (St George CC); 2- Daniel Gandy (St George CC); 3- Wesley Ho (St George CC); King of the Mountain: Zachary Marshall (Ct George CC); Sprint king: John Peppard (Eastern Suburbs CC)

Division three: 1- Michael Ticehurst (Dubbo CC); 2- Peter Budd (Griffith CC); 3- David Gerrish (Dubbo); King of the Mountain: Rod Ashley (Tolland CC); Sprint king: David Gerrish (Dubbo CC)

Division four: 1- Paul Millynn (Albury Wodonga Panthers CC); 2- Timothy Doyle (Cycling Australia); 3- Gethin Thomas (Wagga CC); First female: Nadia Younan (Sydney CC); King of the Mountain: Gethin Thomas (Wagga CC)

Division five: 1- Michael Harrison (Tolland CC); 2- Michael Foulds (Vikings CC); 3- Terence Wall (Illawarra CC); First female: Kylie Johnston (Tolland CC); King of the Mountain: Michael Harrison (Tolland CC)