Riverina Leader sport, December 17-25

TOP PERFORMER: St Michaels captain Beck Frostick fires in an appeal.

TOP PERFORMER: St Michaels captain Beck Frostick fires in an appeal.


Brodie Moore collected his second C Grade win in as many weeks, notching up 42 points for a clear victory from Les Ryan, 39, in Saturday's members' stableford comp. In A Grade, Lex Boardman continued his own hot streak of golf, scoring 39 points for a countback win from John Dare. John McLeod fired up in B Grade, scoring 43 points for a one-point win from Peter McDonald. NTPs to Frank Veliscek, Alan French and Steve Wetton. Ball comp to 38 pts on a countback.

Last Wednesday's members' stableford event, and congratulations go to Alan French who achieved what many regard as the senior golfers' dream, breaking his age. Alan's scratch round of 85 saw him do just that, while on his way to collecting 45 points, which was enough for a countback win from Grahame Winson. NTPs to Doug Emery, Bob Alexander and Grahame Winson. Ball comp to 39 points.

The ladies continued with their nine-hole Summer Cup last Tuesday. Another in-form golfer, Janelle Doust, continued on with her winning streak, taking out the Division 1 event with 23 stableford points, two clear of Linda Coombes followed by Jan Marks on 19. In Division 2, Pam Kellam scored 21 for a countback win from Colleen Mavroudis, also on a countback from Jan Leonard. NTP to Sandra Mellen. Ball comp to 19 points on a countback. In Friday's event, Monica Kember admitted to sinking more than her fair share of putts on the tricky greens on her way to a score of 23 points, and a one-point win in Division 1 from Lorraine Hickey, while Pam Kellam claimed third spot with 21 points. In Division 2, Pat Grieve scored 20 points for a countback win from Vi Gardner, followed by Jan Leonard on 18.

In vets news, last Monday's nine-hole stroke event saw Barry Longmore play well for 30 nett, and a countback win from playing partner, Denis Adams. Following were Ken Morden 31, Les Hodges, John Burkinshaw and Peter McDonald 32, then Jim Briggs, Tony Thompson, Tony Martin and Ron Culgan, 33 nett. Terry Baker took charge of Thursday's event, scoring 28 nett for a clear win from Ray Gladman, Max Robinson and Bob Moore, 32, then Russell Parr, Grahame Winson, Len Jenkins and Bernie Mogford, each on 33 nett.

A great week of golf wound up with Tim Barlow's Sunday stableford, which went to Dave Weeden with 43 points, from Peter Austin 41, Roy Sanders 40, Frank Veliscek 39, and Lex Boardman and John Burkinshaw, 38.


In Wednesday's Blind Draw Triples sponsored by Bance Funeral Services and Hunters Newsagency, Nathan Kemp, Jeff Post and Keith Gill took out the winners' prizemoney with 23 points. Runners-up: Chris Leonard, Henry Sperrin, Kevin Rafter 21 points; third: Barry Belt, Ralph Todd, Norm King 20 points.

Friday's Blind Draw Pairs was sponsored by Harveys Mowers & Chainsaws. Winners with 28 points were Dennis Rawlings and Henry Sperrin; runners-up Gary Clarke and Cliff Priest 23 points; third Col Plater, Kevin Wales 21 points.

Bowlers please note Wednesday and Friday bowls will start at 9.30am with names in by 9am this Wednesday and Friday due to anticipated extreme heat.

President Jeff Edwards and the committee wish all bowlers and their families a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Wednesday Blind Draw Triples. Names in by 9am for 9.30am start; Friday Blind Draw Pairs. Names in by 9am for 9.30am start; Saturday Blind Draw Sets Play. Names in by noon for 1pm start; Sunday Mixed Blind Draw. Names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start


Norma Gay & Fran Mahion def Verna Burkinshaw 7 Jan Wilson.

Alice Bower, Sandra Lucas & Jenny Mitchell def Trish Hogan, Elaine Larkin & June Chappelow.

Grace Smith, Lorna Woolbank & Barbara Cotterill def Grace Smith, Muriel Telford & Michelle Henderson.

Day Winners: Grace Smith, Lorna Woolbank & Barbara Cotterill.

Bowls resumes Thursday, January 16.


The Wednesday junior doubles tennis competition concluded last week at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex.

The next competition will commence next year on February 12, 2020.

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, finishing at 6pm.

Congratulations to this year's winner Victoria Grantham on 62 points. Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 54.5 points was second, with Wyatt Piltz on 42.5 points, Beau Bradley on 31.5 points, Max Laurent on 30 points and Seth Piltz on 29 points making up the top six.

The best and fairest award went to joint winners Victoria Grantham and Wyatt Piltz.

For inquiries about the junior competition or tennis lessons, phone 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

At Forest Hill, there's social tennis every Sunday afternoon from 3pm for all standards. Contact Col on 0447 464 234 or Trevor on 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching Monday from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore at 6pm. All standards are welcome; contact Ruth on 0409 743 677.

Many thanks to our supporters this year including The Leader, Intersport Australia, McDonald's and Southern Sports Academy.


The midweek adventurers left the Busy Bean Café and went on their merry way to Gundagai for a pit stop. From Gundagai they rode on to Harden/Murrumburrah via Jugiong.

Gino's bike decided to lay down at the Jugiong stop sign before turning left towards Harden. All good, no damage. Lunch was at the usual place in Murrumburrah then home via Cootamundra. Woody left the group at at Wallenbeen and went home to Temora through Young. Four riders, made up the team, Woody, the ride leader, Sue, Gino and Les.

I had spent the week away down at Kiama with family and coming home on Saturday, around lunch time, I have never seen so many bikes out and about. There was a continual stream coming down Macquarie Pass on the Illawarra Highway. When we got to the top, there would have been at least 50 bikes lined up at the pie shop at Robertson. What great bike country?

There's not a lot happening at the moment and our last branch meeting was held last night with a barbecue tea. The next branch meeting will be held on February 18 at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street.

On January 19, Lesley and Gerhard Grauer will be hosting a breakfast at their residence in Ladysmith at 7.30am. The address is 11 Tywong Street and we will bring some more detail in the new year.

The next big event on the Ulysses Calendar is the national rally at Lismore starting on May 4, 2020. Plans are well in progress and registrations open on January 1. Many great rides have been planned, the eat, meet and greet night will be held on the Tuesday night to meet up with long-lost friends.


ACT's Andrew Slattery had a strong win in event four of the WaggaRoos Summer Series of Orienteering last Sunday.

Commencing from Wagga Beach participants had to find the answers to questions about the CBD within a set time limit. Questions included dates of specific events, house names, and particular details on the various murals that decorate the city. Points were awarded for correct answers and deducted for exceeding the time limit.

Competing on the 45-minute course Andrew Slattery managed to find answers to 25 of the 31 questions on offer and scored an excellent 200 points despite losing five points for exceeding his time limit by 35 seconds. His closest rival was WaggaRoos' Alex Davey, who managed to find 21 answers and scored 170 points. John Oliver was not far behind collecting 165 points.

On the 30-minute course, the Metcalfe family scored a very good 85 points but were outrun by Stuart Young who amassed 120 points.

The WaggaRoos Summer Series of Orienteering will resume on Sunday, February 2.

Results: 45 Minute Course: Andrew Slattery (ACT) 200; Alex Davey 170; John Oliver 165; Shane McMullen 145; Julie Sunley 55; Sean Sunley 55; Don MacIntyre 35. 30 Minute Course: Stuart Young 120; Metcalfe family 85.