Riverina Leader sport news, April 9, 2019


MORE wind to keep shooters thinking at Lockhart last Saturday. Mainly from the right but often dropping off and occasionally turning and coming from the left. Anywhere between one left and three-and-a-half points right. You had to keep your eye on it! Neville seem to get the best of it with some fine shooting.

We had our two Ozscore targets and one of Cootamundra's Silver Mountains targets for training for the DRA PM.

This was the monthly trophy shoot which was won by Rob Jeffery.

Last week's Jack Biscay cup was won by Hubert Hassall.

Next weekend is a practice shoot as will Easter. We will be having an Anzac Day shoot on April 25 at 500 Yards.


  • Target Rifle Scott Brindley-TRA-146.11. (Out of 150).
  • F Class Neville Lyons-FO-166.9, Rob Jeffery-FO-160.7, Graham Crowe-FO-156.5, Hubert Hassall-FS-146.5, Paul Golden-FS-126.1, David Slowiak-FS-110.(Out of 180)
  • Match Rifle Phil Bain-MR-139.8


TUESDAY, April 2, social bowls: Elsie McCrum & Kay McMillan def Gayle Hull & Verna Burkinshaw. Raelene Woodbury & June Chappelow def Bev Robinson & Muriel Telford. Joy Robbins, Ann Purcell & Barbara Cotterill def Joy Robbins, Marie Williams & Kay Reid. Lorna Woolbank, Sandra Lucas & Mona Thornton def Janette Brown, Pat MacDonald & Fran Mahon. Nola Post, Marion McCrum & Elaine Larkin def Irene Crouch, Glenda Rose & Jan Wilson.

DAY WINNERS: Elsie McCrum & Kay McMillan Runners-Up: Joy Robbins, Ann Purcell & Barbara Cotterill

THURSDAY, April 4, social bowls: Gayle Hull, Anne Leonard & Mona Thornton def Annette Englebrecht, Muriel Telford & Kay Reid. Alice Bower, Pat MacDonald & Jenny Mitchell def Alice Bower, Fay Dallinger & Jan Wilson. Sally Davidson, Veran Quigley & Kay McMillan def Elaine Larkin, Raelene Woodbury & June Chappelow. Bev Robinson, Verna Burkinshaw & Barbara Cotterill def Grace smith, Lorna Woolbank & Fran Mahon.

DAY WINNERS: Gayle Hull, Anne Leonard & Mona Thornton. Runners-Up: Alice Bower, Pat MacDonald & Jenny Mitchell.


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 Isaac Schiller on 45.5 points followed by Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 42.5 points with Robert Grantham on  41.5 points then Alastair Wright on 41 points with Victoria Grantham and Caden Maxwell tied on 34 points making up the top five  placings.

Winners of the McDonalds Sports Awards this week were Max Laurent, Robert Grantham and Isaac Schiller.

Enquires 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 743677.


A FEW turned up for coffee last week but only three riders headed off into the clear blue skies. Oscar was the leader of two new members whose names escape me at the moment. They headed up the Olympic Way to Cootamundra and from there went across to Coolac and then down to Gundagai where they propped for lunch at the RSL. After lunch they motored down the Hume to the Sturt and arrived back home in time for a Poppy Nap.

Saturday was a quiet affair at Billy's and we had to eat inside due to some kerfuffle with the council over the outside tables. That didn't matter, the ten or so of us who fronted up had a nice chat and coffee before heading home in pristine weather.

On Sunday four bikes and a Spyder took off for Beechworth and took the track through Culcairn, Walbundrie, Howlong and Chiltern. They had the usual morning tea stop at the Howlong Bakery and it was at this point that Crafty turned around and went back home. The rest went on to Beechworth, had lunch, a look-about and came back home through Wodonga and the Olympic Way, arriving home at around 4pm after a beautiful day's ride.

Our next event on the calendar is our Branch AGM which will be held at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street on April 16.

There will be sausage sizzle starting at 6.30pm and the meeting will get under way at 7:30pm.

All positions are vacant so if you want a job put your hand up or forever hold your peace.

Bob Scott has been gifted a plaque for his many years guiding the Pipe Band to fame and fortune.

It will be laid, in the Baylis Street footpath, on May 14 which is the day of his 80th birthday and as time gets nearer we will have found out the location so you may come along and witness the proceedings.

No ride has been scheduled for Easter Sunday but if you feel like going for a squirt turn up at McDonalds car park in Edward Street around 8:30am or do a ring around and see if you can drum up some other interested riders. This is the best time for riding with our beautiful autumn weather which will probably disappear in five or six weeks time.

When I was at the Rally in Mornington, early in March I went to a safety forum where a lady spoke on many things Safe, but one subject that pricked my ears was the whys and wherefores of motorcycling clothing etc. Manufacturers make all sorts of claims as to the preventative nature of their respective product but all is not what it seems. If you are going to purchase some new gear, be it gloves, jackets, pants, helmets etc, go to the Motocap website and suss out the actual facts regarding the claims made about the various products. You may be surprised! www.motocap.com.au. See you on the road sometime.


TIM Barlow's nine-hole Sunday comp, and Warren Lynch put an exclamation mark on his recent run of form when he shot a 4-under 32 off the stick, knocking up 25 stableford pts in the process, for an easy win. Following in his wake were runner-up, Steve Seetana, who would have normally cleaned up with 23 pts, Shane McPherson, Andy White, Chris Kendall and Phil Harrison 21 pts, and Eddie Wall, 20 pts.

Coming back to reality, last Monday's nine-hole Vets 4BBB comp saw Peter Kirkman and Grahame Winson combine well for 22 pts and a c/b win, from Keith Withers and Charlie Down. Vouchers to teams with 21 pts on a c/b. Thursday's stableford event went to Dave Sutton with 21 pts, from Denis Adams and Peter Briggs 20 pts. Vouchers to 17 pts on a c/b.

The ladies had their April Monthly Medal last Tuesday, with the gongs being handed to Linda Coombes in Div 1, with 74 nett, and Lorraine McGowan in Div 2, with 77 nett. Scratch winners :- Kim Robinson, 88 in Div 1; Pam Kellam, 103 in Div 2; and Marg Bradley, 110 in Div 3. H/Cap winners:- June Byrnes, 76 nett in Div 1; Sue Oakman, 73 nett in Div 2; and Sandra Mellen, 77 nett in Div 3. NTP's :- June Byrnes, Div 1; Fay Baker, Div 2; and Sandra Mellen, Div 3. Putting comp winners :- Doreen Hazell, Div 1; Pam Kellam, Div 2; and Lorraine McGowan, Div 3. Ball comp to

83 nett on a c/b. The girls had a reduced field on Friday, when June Byrnes kept her good week going by scoring 34 stableford pts for a c/b win from Pat Grieve. NTP to Pat Grieve. Ball comp to 31 pts on a c/b.

John Mooney took care of A Grade in last Wednesday's Members Stableford comp, with 38 pts, two clear of Allan Raves 36, and Kyle Harrison, 35 pts. In B Grade, Ross Hollis also chalked up 38 pts for a c/b win from Gary Chamberlain, with Graeme Coulton third with 37 pts. NTP's to Kyle Harrison, John Brown and Ray Gladman. Ball comp to 34 pts.

The boys returned for another stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, Jim Briggs ground out 36 pts for a c/b win from the unlucky Kyle Harrison (who had yet another par round), and Mark McIntyre. In B Grade, Zac Nimmo fired up for 40 pts and a good win, from Peter Taylor 38, and John Flanagan, 37 pts. Bruce Masters scored 36 pts for a c/b win in C Grade, from Darryl Dickinson, followed by Rod Porter, 35 pts. NTP's to Matt Tooze, Adam Manwaring and Jim Briggs. Ball Comp to 32 pts c/b.

Finally, the Business Girls also had their Monthly Medal stroke event on Saturday, and it was well done to Doreen Hazell, who scored 72 nett for a solid win, from Jenny Myers, 76 nett.


STUART Young and Sean Sunley had excellent wins in the WaggaRoos orienteering event at Rocky Hill in Kooringal last Sunday.

It was the first time this area had been used for orienteering and the new map was literally dotted with rock features. The only tracks in the area are the perimeter road and the trail over the main hill which meant participants on the harder navigational courses really had to focus on the contour detail and use flat rocks and thickets as the main navigational aids. The power poles on the lower slopes became valuable features for checking ones position.

The steep slopes were as difficult to come down as they were to go up and challenged participants with decisions on whether to go straight and face a difficult ascent or descent or to try and contour around the hill and alleviate the pain.

The hard navigation courses comprised some longer legs across the hillside, a few physically demanding legs over the ridge followed by some short sharp legs involving various directional changes.

On the 3.4 km hard course the battle for placings was quite tight with final placings largely being decided by accuracy of navigation rather than running speed. Stuart Young prevailed holding off veteran John Oliver by just over three minutes with NSW representative Briohny Seaman well in the mix a further minute behind. These three were well ahead of the rest of the field. By contrast Sean Sunley won the 2.7km hard course comfortably from Wes Campbell and Shani Rajasekera.

The 2.5km moderate navigational course had fewer serious hill climbs but the scarcity of tracks made it somewhat of a challenge. Iona and Brendan Judd triumphed over the Hatherly family by just over 10 minutes.

The 1.4km easy navigation course did utilize the few tracks in the area and comprised a slow climb to the top of the hill and a quick descent thereafter picking up various boulder features along the way. Rob and Joannah McDougall ripped around the course in a very quick 12:38 to finish in almost half the time of their parents and second place getters Deb and Ian McDougall. The fast pace also helped Joannah win handicap honours for the day. Julie Gooding and son Jarrah finished in third place just ahead of the Rudd family group.

The next event will be held in the Murraguldrie State Forest commencing at 10am on Sunday, April 28. From Wagga drive south towards Tumbarumba. About 6km after crossing over the Hume Highway turn right at the main Murraguldrie State Forest sign and follow the orienteering signs to the start. This will be the second event of the Interclub Challenge against Albury.

Results: 3.4km Hard Course: Stuart Young 41:53; John Oliver 45:10; Briohny Seaman 46:32; Alex Redhead 58:05; Phil Roy 61:22; Deb Davey 63:57; Tadeusz Davenport 64:41; Pauline Moore 93:50; Dale Clegg 102:13. 2.7km Hard Course: Sean Sunley 49:46; Wes Campbell 85:52; Shani Rajasekera 99:54. 2.5km Moderate Course: Brendan & Iona Judd 50:12; Hatherly family 60:42. 1.4km Easy Course: Rob & Jo McDougall 12:38; Deb & Ian McDougall 24:53; Julie Gooding & Jarrah 25:18; Melissa & Baxter Pike, Tim Rudd & Logan Seaman 26:50; Kath Oliver 27:49; Mel Bradley & Alexander 33:18.


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