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Tod Street's big win
Gawler -- too lovely to litter
Rangers falter again
VINE Vale has gone from a
weeks, beating Kapunda in
round one before suffering a
big six-set loss to Tod Street in
the Barossa & Gawler Com-
bined Tennis Association on
Tod Street's Ben Dickson and
Jose Len kicked off proceedings
in fine fashion, winning the first
rubber against Wade Dahlitz and
Brenton Klau 9-3.
Dickson then recorded his club's
most convincing win for the day,
beating Dahlitz 6-0 in their singles
Vine Vale also had some solid
performers; Megan Samain's 6-0
win over Georgia Cowgill was a
Nuriootpa snared its second vic-
tory for the season after narrowly
defeating Kapunda by two sets.
There were a number of tight
tussles throughout the day, with
the most exciting being a doubles
duel between Nuri's Nathan Pope
and Patrick Reincke and Kapun-
da's David Matters and Matthew
After going the full journey, the
Nuri pair eventually triumphed
In the third division one match,
Xavier Saints scored its first win
for the season by defeating Lyn-
doch nine sets to seven.
Xavier's Jayne Polito was ruth-
less in her singles match with Lyn-
doch's Natasha Campbell, win-
ning 6-0, while Lyndoch's Alan
Carmody performed strongly to
defeat Daniel Rowe 6-1.
It was Xavier's women who
played a huge part in the win,
claiming seven of the nine sets for
In division two, Kapunda dished
out a brutal 15-sets-to-one defeat
to Tod Street, Willaston scored its
first win for the season by beating
Lyndoch by four sets and Nuri-
ootpa dominated South Gawler to
win by six sets.
RESULTS: Division one: Xavier Saints
9/84 d Lyndoch 7/69; Tod Street 11/92
d Vine Vale 5/63; Nuriootpa 9/72 d Ka-
Division two: Kapunda 15/107 d
Tod Street 1/50; Willaston 10/94 d
Lyndoch 6/82; Nuriootpa 11/93 d
South Gawler 5/70.
Division three: Kapunda 10-78 d
Keyneton 6-58; Willaston United 9/77
d Virginia 7/59; Vine Vale 8/76 d Lyn-
KANGAS continued on their winning way
in the Gawler & Districts Softball Associa-
tion on Saturday, securing an easy 14-3 win
The result was largely accredited to Kangas' im-
proved performance in the field this round.
Kangas' Jo Altus led from the pitching plate,
giving Giants little to work with, while Kareena
Donnan backed up well behind the home plate.
Laura Helbig led from the front in the Kangas'
batting department, reaping the rewards of ag-
gressive base-running by scoring extra bases with
Giants also failed to get the points in its second
match, going down to Two Wells 6-11.
Two Wells' Sally Green endured another wild
game as pitcher, but redeemed herself with the bat
by scoring two singles and a long, three-bagger to
Catcher Stephanie Agnello was kept busy, ne-
gotiating plenty of stray Two Wells' pitches, and
starred with the bat by hitting a home run in the
Two Wells faced a tougher challenge against All
Stars, resulting in a 1-8 loss.
Despite fielding well, Two Wells failed to make
an impact with the bat.
Two Wells' Heather Baldock moved into catcher
and played extremely well despite copping some
wild pitches from Jacqui Baldock and Green.
In division two, Trinity suffered a narrow 12-10
loss to Two Wells.
The combination of Two Wells' pitcher Sharon
Tavener and third baseman Charlee Green, who
made seven outs, made scoring difficult for Trin-
ity.Kangas scored a comfortable 12-3 win over Gi-
ants, with Rachel Falland starring with a grand
Rhianna Havis pitched a great game for Kan-
gas, backed up by solid fielding, making it near
impossible for Giants to impact the scoreboard.
Kangas won their second match of the after-
noon against Trinity by forfeit.
A lack of numbers in the juniors also saw the
match between Kangas and Trinity decided by
forfeit, with the latter unable to field a side.
IN another solid outing, Gawler
Rangers showed plenty of spirit
despite losing to Glenelg by seven
runs in SA Baseball's division three
competition on Saturday.
The Rangers started well, before
a barnstorming finish, but it wasn't
enough to get them over the line, los-
Big hits from Steve Couzner and
Shaun Clark helped Gawler to a 3-0
first inning, but Glenelg responded in
The Tigers started with a lead-off
home run, and runners on second and
third base, with none out in the bot-
tom of the frame.
But Rangers' hurler Thomas Norley
pitched out of trouble to restrict the
damage to just one run, helped by a
diving stop by first baseman Clark.
A huge two-run double from Couzner
in the second inning gave Gawler fur-
ther breathing space, but the Tigers hit
back in the bottom of the dig to score
five runs and grab a 6-5 lead.
Over the next two frames the Rang-
ers did not look like scoring, as Glenelg
built a 13-5 cushion.
Then, with the help of loose pitch-
ing and big hits from Norley and Paul
Skelton, Gawler scored five times in the
top of the fifth to reverse momentum.
With two outs in the bottom of the
fifth, and no Tigers on base, two errors
opened the door for a four-run push
by the home side, which also saw time
run out and prevent the Rangers from
This Saturday Gawler is on the road
again, with a trip to Mitcham to face
It was a successful day at home on
Sunday, with the two Rangers' junior
teams tasting victory.
The under 17s notched a big 15-4
win over Golden Grove Central Dis-
tricts, while the under 15s beat Sturt
21-5, with Callum Borchard belting a
grand-slam home run.
RESULTS: Division three: Glenelg 17
d Gawler 10 (hits -- S. Van Poorten, S.
Couzner, T. Norley 2, P. Skelton, S. Clark, T.
Ryan); Division four: Glenelg 31 d Gawler
0; Division seven: GGCD 21 d Gawler 10
(hits -- J. Downie, J. Smith, E. Je rey 2, P.
Borgas, J. Longman, A. Barraclough); Un-
der 17: Gawler 15 d GGCD 4 (hits -- Z. Al-
len, M. Bergen, T. Norley 2, B. May eld, R.
Gill, J. Presley); Under 15: Gawler 21 d Sturt
5 (hits -- C. Borchard 4 (grand slam HR), G.
Barraclough, B. Flaherty 3, B. Ewen 2, Z.
Walford, C. Keon, B. Dibben-Mead); Little
league majors: Goodwood 10 d Gawler 6;
Little league minors: Henley & Grange 11 d
Gawler 5 (hits -- K. McKenzie, M. Gill).
This week: Saturday -- Division three v Sturt
away (3pm); Division four v Sturt away
(12.30pm); Division seven v Playford City at
home (12.30pm); Sunday -- Under 17 v West
Torrens away (3pm); Under 15 v Northern
Districts away (3pm); Little league majors
v GGCD at home (12.30pm); Little league
minors v GGCD at home (10am).
Gawler & Districts
Netball Association AGM
Monday, November 10, 7.30pm
G&DNA Clubrooms, Hallam Drive, Gawler
For more information,
contact G&DNA on
for Coaches for
Senior & Junior
Grades for the
Applicatons to be
by Friday, November 7,
Any enquiries to
BNC President on
0428 631 281.
Two Wells' Karin Farrugia smashed a 'two-bagger'
during Saturday's division one clash with Giants
that brought her side two important runs.
Kangas bounce on way
All Stars' pitcher Annie Unger
lets y during her side's
1-8 loss to Two Wells in the
Gawler & Districts Softball
Association's division one
competition on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Lauren Gauci
Xavier Saints' Amy Fisher watches
the ball closely after ring back
a forehand in her match against
Lyndoch's Jessica Fromm on
Saturday. PHOTOS: Lauren Gauci
Xavier Saints' Roger Buckby rises onto his toes to return a forehand in his
match against Lyndoch's Simon Wandersitz on Saturday.
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