Home' The Bunyip : December 3rd 2014 Contents GREYHOUND
Avenue scored her maiden win
at Gawler for Two Wells own-
ers Judi and Peter Hurley at the
Gawler racetrack last Tuesday.
Racing in the Juvenile Stake over
400m, Emerley Avenue started well
from box three to hold second place
against the Paula Hearnden-trained
Long Gully Stevi (1).
By the home turn both leaders
had broken away from the rest of
the field as they contested the lead
'stride for stride'.
In a powerful display, Emerley
Avenue passed for the lead and
powered home on the rail to finish
two lengths ahead of Long Gully
Stevi and Karen Wittholz's Wicked
Excuse in a time of 22.71 seconds.
Emerley Avenue, or Molly as she
is informally known, has had a re-
markable career to date, placing in
all previous eight starts at Gawler.
She was bred on the Hurley's
property out of Emerley Belle from
reputable Sydney-based greyhound
Oaks Road, which was the 2012
New South Wales Greyhound of the
Judi describes her charge as very
excitable and has purposely kept
her to the shorter distances in the
early stages of her career, with plans
to trial her soon at Angle Park over
In managing the energetic
Emerley Avenue, Judi has employed
the use of a compression suit, which
is an emerging technology that helps
keep the greyhound calm and con-
serves its energy for the track.
Aside from the racing, a lot of
work has been happening at the
Gawler track with the construction
of the new facilities entering its final
Local trainers and long-time pa-
trons, like Judi, welcome the up-
grades and look forward to coming
to the track they have supported for
In other efforts, trainers' honours
went to Murray Bridge's Wendy
Matcott, who scored three winners
for the day, with her runners Dyna
Dana, Misato Bale and Bronco Bale
Racing at Gawler is closed until
final works are completed, with rac-
ing soon to return in the new year.
For more information, visit
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Saints sur vive scare
Competitive, but that's
not enough for Rangers
THREE games was all that separated
Xavier Saints and Kapunda in the Barossa
& Gawler Combined Tennis Association
division one clash on Saturday, with the
Saints keeping their unbeaten run intact.
There were a number of gripping matches
played, including a tight 7-6 win to Kapunda's
Sarah Johnson over Carolyn Thorne and a 7-
6 win to Xavier's doubles partners Damien
McGee and Robert Polito over David Matters
and Yanni Karvouniaris.
A couple of one-sided contests did occur,
most notably Karen Fisher's 6-0 win over
Kapunda's Annie Crowhurst.
South Gawler bounced back from last week's
loss to record a tight two-set victory over Vine
It was an even contest; both sides scored
four singles wins, with the deciding two sets
coming from the doubles matches.
South's Dion Lowe was involved in two
tough wins, triumphing in his doubles contest
9-8 alongside playing partner Robert Janssen
before emerging on top in a 7-5 singles en-
counter with Vine Vale's Steven Standish.
Lyndoch continues to go about its business,
accounting for Tod Street by a comfortable six
After being outplayed in its doubles match-
es by Kapunda last week, Lyndoch turned the
tables to win six of its eight rubbers.
Simon Wandersitz and Earl Logan exempli-
fied the doubles dominance best, notching a
big 9-1 win over Tod Street's Darren Hatcher
and Robin Vandenboom.
In division two, Nuriootpa held South
Gawer scoreless, winning 16-0, Willaston
gained some breathing space in second posi-
tion by defeating Lyndoch by a tight four
games, and Kapunda defeated Tod Street by
RESULTS: Division one: Lyndoch 11/93 d Tod Street
5/61; Xavier Saints 8/86 d Kapunda 8/83; South
Gawler 9/88 d Vine Vale 7/86.
Division two: Kapunda 10/80 d Tod Street 6/62;
Willaston 8/78 d Lynodch 8/74; Nuriootpa 16/108
d South Gawler 0/0.
Division three: Virginia v Kapunda (scores not pro-
vided); Vine Vale 14/87 d Keyneton 2/35; Willaston
A LARGE number of forfeits saw
only one division one Gawler
& Districts Softball Association
match played on Saturday.
Kangas continued their unbeaten
start to the season by accounting for
Two Wells by seven runs.
Kangas' Jo Altus and Two Wells'
Sally Green pitched well for their re-
spective teams, but it was Two Wells
that jumped two runs ahead in the
However, Kangas' batters soon kept
Two Wells' outfielders Megan Klee-
man and Heather and Jacqui Baldock
busy, scoring nine runs, including a
home run from Briellen Dunn, to seal
a 9-2 victory.
GAWLER Rangers were
competitive for most of their
Baseball SA division three
match against Glenelg, be-
fore going down by 12 runs at
Karbeethan Reserve on Satur-
Fitness has been a constant
source of frustration for the club,
with opposition often taking ad-
vantage of the tiring Rangers'
errors late in the game to set up
A seven-run third inning by
Glenelg was the difference over
the first six frames, shooting the
Tigers to a 9-2 lead before extend-
ing their advantage by a further
five runs in the final dig.
There were plenty of high-
lights for the Rangers, including
solid pitching efforts by Thomas
Norley, in the first two innings,
and Steve Van Poorten, in relief.
Gawler looked threatening in
stages, particularly in the fourth
inning, when it scored two
runs following a big hit from
Toby Ryan, but it still went down
An extra pitcher, and another
experienced batter to hold the
young squad together, would go a
long way to helping Gawler notch
its first win for the season.
This Saturday Gawler hosts
fifth-placed Port Adelaide, at 3pm,
in what will be another challenge
for the club; a rounded perfor-
mance with the bat and ball could
see the Rangers score their maiden
The juniors continued to have
good success, with the under-17
division two team claiming a 10-5
win over GGCD and the under-
15 division two charges scoring
a meritorious 11-8 away victory
against Southern Districts.
The little league minors had
a solid 9-6 win over Henley &
Grange, while the under 13s bat-
tled hard before going down 12-
RESULTS: Division three: Glenelg 14 d
Gawler 2 (hits -- P. Skelton, S. Couzner,
T. Ryan, J. May eld);
Division four: Glenelg 29 d Gawler 2
(hits -- none);
Division seven: Gawler v Henley &
Grange washed out;
Under 17: Gawler 10 d GGCD 5 (hits
-- B. May eld 2, Z. Allen, T. Norley, C.
Under 15: Gawler 11 d Southern Dis-
Little league majors: East Torrens 15 d
Gawler 12 (hits -- H. Clarke 2, N. Okeil,
Little league minors: Gawler 9 d
Henley & Grange Maroon 6 (hits -- D.
O'Handley 3, B. Nathan 2, B. Worden,
This week: Saturday -- Division three
v Port Adelaide at home (3pm); Di-
vision four v bye; Division seven v
Kensington at home (10am); Sun-
day -- Under 17 v West Torrens away
(10am); Under 15 v Goodwood away
(3pm); Little league majors v North
at home (12.30pm); Little league mi-
nors v Henley & Grange Gold at home
Forfeits hit softball
Exciting times ahead
LEFT: Xavier Saints' Carolyn Thorne lines up a
forehand during her hard-fought singles match
against Kapunda's Sarah Johnson.
PHOTOS: Alec Urquhart
Gawler - too lovely to litter
Gawler Rangers' Steve Van Poorten pitches against Glenelg in Baseball
SA's division three competition at Karbeethan Reserve on Saturday.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Owner Judi Hurley (right) with daughter Kerri Toy (centre) and grand
daughter Sarah Emery (left), all helping out with winning greyhound Emerley
Avenue last week.
ABOVE: Kapunda's David Matters has his eyes
rmly xed on the ball as he prepares to play a
backhand in Saturday's division one clash with
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