Home' The Bunyip : December 17th 2014 Contents SPORT
Page 6 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, SPORT, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Heat stroke hits hard
THE Gawler & District Softball Association
match between Two Wells and Giants was called
off on Saturday due to a player collapsing with
Giants' pitcher Karen Dixon collapsed at the top
of the second inning, with the game abandoned as
players waited for an ambulance to arrive.
The incident serves as a reminder for players to
keep their fluids up, and take care of themselves in
At that stage of the match, Two Wells was leading
Kangas won the remaining division one match af-
ter All Stars forfeited.
In division two, Kangas held out a gallant Giants
to win 9-6.
After leading by just one run for most of the match,
Kangas put the foot down late in the match to see Gi-
ants fall five runs behind.
Rhianna Havis put in a good pitching performance
for Kangas, while team-mate Ebony Peel made some
great takes on first base.
Two Wells came away with the points after tri-
umphing 14-10 over Trinity.
A double in the first dig by Krystal Doudle helped
set up the win for Two Wells, as did some solid work
by catcher Charlee Green.
In the remaining match, Bluejays were far too
strong for Two Wells, winning 17-3.
o cers attend to Giants'
pitcher Karen Dixon after
she collapsed with heat
stroke during the Gawler &
District Softball Association
match against Two Wells on
PHOTOS: Alec Urquhart
TRINITY Gawler fought off a strong
challenge from Lutheran in the Gawler
& District Netball Association sum-
mer competition last Tuesday, finishing
strongly to win by 11 goals.
Lutheran defenders Allison Jennings
and Monique Quaziz restricted Trinity's
usually high-scoring goalies to just 10 in
the first quarter to see their team go into
the first break only three goals down.
Play opened up in the second term, with
hard-running Trinity centre Nicolle Saunders
helping to increase her side's lead to seven
goals at the main break.
Lutheran, led by playmaker Sharla O'Neill,
fought hard to reduce the deficit in the third
but was unsuccessful, as Trinity moved a fur-
ther three goals ahead at the final change.
Accurate shooting from Trinity goal-shooter
Elle Fischer extinguished any hope of a Lu-
theran comeback and saw her team finish 38-
27 ahead at the final whistle.
Rosies on a roll
ROSEWORTHY continued its unbeat-
en streak with a 23-goal win over Vir-
Both sides found goals hard to come by in
the first quarter, but Roseworthy's Rhiannen
Spano and Megan Starr fought to give their
side a four-goal lead at the first change.
Roseworthy continued to break the play
open in the second quarter, with quick ball
movement helping goalies Lee Barnett and
Sarah Bornholdt hit the scoreboard consis-
tently and extend the lead to nine goals at
Virginia struggled to overcome the defen-
sive pressure of Roseworthy's Tegan Couzner
in the third quarter, managing just five goals
as the deficit increased to 14.
In the end, Virginia was unable to run
with Roseworthy in the last quarter, which
finished 42-19 ahead at full-time.
Gumnuts' fast nish
A dominant second half from Gumnuts
saw it over the line by 15 goals against St
With St George's yet to register a win this
season the odds were heavily in favour of
Gumnuts but the early stages of the match
were well contested.
Accurate shooting from St George's goal-
ies Kim and Laura McDade saw their team
trail by just two goals at quarter-time.
The second term was low scoring for both
teams, as Gumnuts defenders Dale Holliday
and Leah Russack upped the pressure to
restrict St George's to just one goal for the
Ahead by just four goals at half-time,
Gumnuts emerged from the main break full
Led by mid-courters Julie Thomson
and Zoie Marks, Gumnuts stormed to a
nine-goal advantage at the final change.
Despite a gallant effort, St George's was un-
able to limit its hard-running opponent in the
final term, with Gumnuts winning 31-16.
PWDLF A PTS%
TrinityGawler7 6 0 1 266 123 12 31
Lutheran 73041851876 14
Gumnuts 73041691826 13
LYNDOCH has dealt Xavier
Saints their first loss of the Baros-
sa & Gawler Combined Tennis
Association season, beating the
previously undefeated ladder leaders
by two sets on Saturday.
Emerging fresh off the bye, Lyndoch
took it right up to its more favoured op-
ponents, winning three of its last four
doubles matches late in the afternoon,
which proved to be the deciding factor.
Simon Wandersitz and Logan Earl
were two of the team's standout per-
formers on the day, each winning all
three of their matches.
Nuriootpa continues its hunt for the
top ladder position after accounting for
Kapunda by two sets.
Kapunda has struggled to play its best
tennis so far this season, winning just
three games, but was up for the fight on
Saturday against its arch-rival.
There were a number of emphatic
victories for each side; Dylan Shar-
man's 6-0 win over Kapunda's Michael
Matters was a highlight for the visitors,
while Yanni Karvouniaris' 6-0 win over
Nuri's Daniel Grant was a standout for
Vine Vale handed down a big 10-set
belting to Tod Street to move into fifth
spot on the ladder.
Last round, Tod Street pushed asso-
ciation leaders Xavier Saints right to the
wire, only to lose by an agonising four
games, and would have been expected
to continue that form into Saturday's
However, it was Vine Vale, led by
dominant performances from Wade
Dahlitz, Wayne Noack and Vanessa
Lambert, which emerged the better
team to remain in the hunt for a top-
In division two, Nuriootpa won all
16 sets against Kapunda, Lyndoch had
a convincing seven-set win over South
Gawler and Willaston demolished Tod
Street by 12 sets.
RESULTS: Division one: Lyndoch 9/77 d Xavi-
er Saints 7/78; Vine Vale 13/98 d Tod Street
3/50; Nuriootpa 9/73 d Kapunda 7/69.
Division two: Nuriootpa 16/109 d Kapunda
0/46; Lyndoch 10/77 d South Gawler 3/42;
Willaston 14/96 d Tod Street 2/32.
Division three: Kapunda d Keyneton (scores
not provided); Virginia 8/65 d Willaston
United 8/60; Vine Vale 8/77 d Lyndoch
GAWLER Rangers had another tough day
on Saturday, suffering a resounding 13-run
loss to undefeated Woodville in Baseball SA's
Amazingly, after half the season has been com-
pleted, there are three undefeated sides in the
13-team competition -- Woodville, Glenelg and
Henley -- with Gawler having played all three
over the past four games, and Henley and Glenelg
The Rangers have been competitive for large
periods of those games, with errors and a lack of
concentration hurting badly.
Against Woodville, 11 of the 13 opposition runs
came from six errors, including a seven-run final
inning helped by three miscues.
Before Woodville had scored a run, Gawler
looked solid, with two base runners in each of the
first two innings.
But, in each frame, there were missed oppor-
tunities, with a force-out and double-play extin-
guishing the threats.
Loose pitching, smart base-running and an er-
ror saw Woodville pile on four runs in the second
inning and another two in the third, after a pair of
errors, to lead 6-0.
Gawler had men on base in every inning but
just could not break through for a score, while the
pitching of Thomas Norley and Steve Vanpoorten
This week the Rangers travel to play Golden
Grove Central Districts, before a week off, then a
home game against Kensington on January 3.
In division four, Gawler lost 2-20 to Woodville.
A 14-run first inning proved disastrous, while
Sean Flintoff batted both the Rangers' scores
Of the four junior games, the Rangers won the
under 17s' clash against Sturt by eight runs, the
under 15s 'against Sturt by nine runs and the little
league minors' game against GGCD by eight runs,
while the little league majors drew 15-15 with
RESULTS: Division three: Woodville 13 d Gawler 0 (hits
-- S. Vanpoorten, S. Clark, A. Skewes);
Division four: Woodville 20 d Gawler 2 (hits -- P. Casson,
C. May eld, A. Skewes, S. Flinto );
Division seven: Northern Districts 14 d Gawler 2 (hits
-- P. Borgas 3, S. McCulloch 2, E. Je rey); Under 17: Gawl-
er 10 d Sturt 2 (hits -- R. Gill 2, Z. Allen, M. Bergen, T.
Under 15: Gawler 16 d Glenelg 7 (hits -- G. Barraclough
3, B. Flaherty, Callum Borchard, Brodie Ewen (hr), C.
Keon 2, B. Dibben-Mead);
Little league majors: Gawler 15 tied Saints 15 (hits -- J.
Gill 3, J. Allen, H. Clarke, N. Okeil 2, M. O'Handley);
Little league minors: Gawler 11 d GGCD 3 (hits -- B. Wor-
den, B. Nathan 2, A. Prior, M. Gill).
This week: Saturday -- Division three v GGCD away
(3pm); Division four v GGCD away (12.30pm); Division
seven v Adelaide at home (12.30pm); Little league ma-
jors v Southern Districts at Norwood Oval (1pm); Sun-
day -- Under 17 v Southern Districts away (3pm); U15 v
Adelaide away (12.30pm); Little league majors v Wood-
ville at home (10am).
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
First loss for Xavier
day for Rangers
Trinity too strong for Lutheran
Links Archive December 10th 2014 December 24th 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page