Riverina Leader sport news, March 20

ON FIRE: Wagga Heat's Matthew Brunell in action against Orange Tigers at Bolton Park Stadium on Saturday night. Picture: Emma Hillier.

ON FIRE: Wagga Heat's Matthew Brunell in action against Orange Tigers at Bolton Park Stadium on Saturday night. Picture: Emma Hillier.


In what was a great week of golf, three of our girls really stood out. Last Tuesday's 18-hole stableford comp saw Div 2 player, Simone Pilotto, hit the par 5 tenth in two, then go on to sink the putt for a stunning eagle, while on her way to 44 pts.

Then on Friday, it was Jenny Hazell's turn to shine, scoring 81 off the stick for a rare 47 stableford pts and a ten-shot win in Div 1.

Not to be outdone, Linda Coombes also ran hot in Friday's Div 2 event with 44 pts for her own ten-shot win. Full results: Tuesday's Div 1 event was as close as it gets, with Maria McManus scoring 33 pts to win on a c/b from Dee Harley and Kitty Howe, also on a c/b. Simone Pilotto claimed Div 2 with 44 pts, from Janine Fitzgerald 37, and Joan Veerhuis 34 pts.

Ball Comp to 28 pts on a c/b.

In Friday's Div 1 event, Jenny Hazell was chased home by Sue Oakman 37, and Carol Martin 36 pts, while Linda Coombes won Div 2 with 44 pts from Joan Veerhuis 34, and Colleen Mavroudis 32 pts. NTP Joan Veerhuis. Ball comp to 28 pts on a c/b.

Last Thursday's Vets comp saw Peter Briggs add to his own highlight reel. The colourful racing identity had a family of koalas hanging on for dear life after his bright yellow 'crow-proof' golf ball cannoned into the trunk of a gumtree near the 2nd fairway... and stayed there, jammed securely between bark and timber.

Not to be phased, Peter extracted the ball, took his penalty, and went on to win a voucher on a c/b!

Full Vets results: Last Monday saw Tony Martin score 35 pts for a c/b win from Clarrie Ridley, followed by Graeme Coulton, Keith Withers, Tony Thompson, John Burkinshaw and Peter Briggs 36. Vouchers to 37 nett.

In Thursday's comp, Ron Culgan played well for 32 nett and a win, from Tony Pollard 33, Len Jenkins 34, and Peter McDonald and Peter Kirkman 35 nett. Vouchers to 38 nett c/b.

In-form two-marker, Kyle Harrison parred the course on his way to collecting 38 stableford pts for a nice win in last Wednesday's A Grade event (picking up a swag of side bets while doing so). Kyle was followed by Grahame Winson 37, and Ray Harrison 35 pts.

In B Grade, Garry Forde scored 37 pts for a win, from Mick Landrigan 36 pts on a c/b from Graeme Coulton. NTPs to Andy White on the 9th and 13th, and Rex Kember on the 18th. Ball comp to 34 pts c/b.

Members played their March Monthly Medal on Saturday, and in A Grade, Zac Billingham scored 71 nett for a win, from Clarrie Ridley 72, and Peter Conlin, 73 c/b. In B Grade, John McLeod won a close one with 71 nett, on a c/b from Col Moore and Owen Guthrie. Daniel Emery rant hot for 66 nett to easily win C Grade, from Peter Lyons 74 and Rowan Laurent 75 nett.

NTP's to John Messing, Kevin Rafter, and Trevor Garside, who knocked it half a metre from the pin on the long par three 18th. Ball comp to 74 nett.

Finally, Country Club visitor, Mitch Mullins, scored 22 pts to win Tim Barlow's nine-hole Sunday comp, from Kylie Baker 20 pts, and Roy Sanders, Andy White, Darren Johnston and Shane McPherson, 18 pts.

Rules Men's Bowls

Minor Singles Championships quarter finals results: Alan Jacobson def Henry Sperrin 31/25; Mick Foxall def Darren Kelly 31/25; Mick Carey def Rod Cramp 31/19; Rod Roy def Wayne Smithers 31/16.

Semi-finals: Mick Foxall def Alan Jacobson 31/25; Mick Carey def Rod Roy 31/19.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples, sponsored by Knights Meats and Wagga Windscreens, saw Rod Roy, Keith Gill, Keith Browne take out the winners prize with 21 points; 2nd place Mark Pearce, Jeff Edwards, Peter Hoskings 21 points; 3rd place John Hawke, Johnno Johnston, Pat O'Halloran 20 points.

Friday Nominated Pairs sponsored by Battery World and The Settlers GroupThe winners with 26 points were Garey Clarke, Gus Williams; runners - up Doug Kinder, Rod Cramp 23 points; 3rd place Henry Sperrin, Jim Davis 19 points. Sunday Mixed blind draw winners: Bev Robinson, Barb Cotterill 27 points; runners-up Bob Connors, Joy Robbins, Pat McDonald 17 points.

Nomination Sheets on Board for the Easter Tournament with $5000 prizemoney. Friday 19th April Mixed Fours 12.30pm start, Saturday 20th April Men's and Ladies 3 bowl Pairs; 4 games 10 ends with 9.30am start. Sunday 21st April Mixed 3 bowls Pairs; 4 games 12 ends with 9.30am start. Nominations for Major Pairs Championships close 15th April with first round to be played 27th April.


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 5pm for 5.30 pm start.


Last Wednesday's ride left Billy's a little over 9am and went to Junee, Cootamundra and then Murrumburrah for refreshments at the tourist info centre.

Lunch followed sometime later at the Boorowa Bakery. Gerhard went straight home from there and the rest tootled over to Young and then to Temora and while at Temora the five of the crew left had a squizz through the Temora Museum.

In total six bods left for the ride, Smithy, Fred, Oscar, Thomo, Gerhard and Gary Gurtner and totalled up 400kms for the day in great weather.

While at Murrumburrah, they espied a CT110 Postie Bike which had undergone a mammoth transformation.

The front end had been raked out, it was fitted with a different rear swing arm and had big knobbly tyres, so obviously its days of delivering letters had come to an end. I am sure that Soichiro Honda would have been most impressed

The gathering for Meet and Greet was not great last weekend and it would seem that only the idle rich were in attendance to savour the coffee and conversation.

On Sunday, the Black Dog Ride took off from The Leisure Centre at 9.30am and went down Baker's Lane to Inglewood Road then Gregadoo Road to Kyemba and finally up to Tumbarumba for morning tea. After throwing back a few cups of coffee and refilling the fuel tanks the 200 bikes went across to Tumut and then down to the Hume Highway and the Sturt and back across the Eunony Bridge in time to land at The Palm and Pawn Hotel for lunch.

The raffles were drawn and a few lucky characters took home prizes from the draw. I didn't actually make the ride myself due to a very late night with grandkids followed by an alarm clock failure, however, I did go for a ride later in the day with number two son and we ended up at the Tumbarumba Bakery for a very late lunch. When we went to refuel at the Caltex opposite the Council Chambers, we encountered about 20 bikes in front of us.

At first I thought they were an overflow from the Black Dog, but no, they were a bunch of mates out and about, on a 3 day ride, all the way from Newcastle. After refuelling, they were headed for Boorowa where they were going to prop for the night.

Our March meeting was held last night and if there is anything of interest I'll let you in on the gossip next week. Our next ride will be on April the 7th which is significant because at 2am on that day Daylight Saving ends, so you will need to reset your clocks otherwise you will be left at the starting gate. Easter is late this year and Good Friday will be on April 19th.

In the meantime get out on your bike and enjoy the balmy weather.


By Roman Adamcewicz

The Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition continues today at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex.

The competition is open to all players that are able to serve. To enter turn up at the courts before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm sharp. Sportsmans Warehouse giftcards awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches as well as a Best and  Fairest award.

Leading the competition is Pat Wright on 32 points followed by Robert Grantham on 27 points then Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 25 with Isaac Schiller on 241/2 points and Alastair Wright and on 231/2 points making up the top five placings.

Winners of the McDonalds Sports Awards this week were Isaac Schiller and Makenna Irlam.

Inquires about the junior competition or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

At Forest Hill there is social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor  0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching Friday from 4.30pm. There is also social tennis every Friday at San Isidore commencing at  6.30pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743 677.

Riverview Bridge Club

Tuesday 12-3


1 2 Rorrison Elizabeth & Lindsay Cherry 126 63.000.15

2 3 Foster Margaret & Singh Diana 117.7 58.900.11

3 5 Hoppe Maureen & Fitzpatrick Nancy 97 48.50


1 4 Moxon Marie & Gooden Robyn 118 59.000.15

2 5 Britt Isabelle & Tribe Rick 107 53.500.11

3 1 Curtis Yvonne & May Daphne 99.3 49.70

Thursday individual

1 Lorett Huthwaite 33

2 Dale Stanbridge 30

2 Robyn Gooden 30

Friday 15 - 3


1 3 Foster Margaret & Singh Diana 145.3 60.500.18

2 6 Crouch Bev & Hoppe Maureen 134.3 56.000.13

3 2 Moxon Marie & May Daphne 123.3 51.400.09


1 5 Dare John & Stanbridge Dale 152.7 63.600.18

2 2 Treloar Tom & Treloar Heather 138 57.500.13

3 4 Malcolm Colin & Bittar Marion 121.7 50.700.09

Saturday 16-3


1 5 Wilson Muff & Stanbridge Dale 141 58.800.18

2 1 Woods Jackie & Caspers Mim 128 53.300.13

3 = 4 Britt Isabelle & Cook John 120 50.000.05

3 = 2 Foster Margaret & Singh Diana 120 50.000.05


1 5 Heine John & Huthwaite Lorett 147 61.300.18

2 6 Grant Patti & Moxon Marie 143 59.600.13

3 1 Lindsay Cherry & Kelsall Barbie 130 54.200.09