Dumbleyung Darts Club
On Saturday afternoon the Wagin Club hosted the Wagin Darts Association grand finals and windup.
Wagin team Gangsters defeated Darkan Blue in the upper grade.
Our team Allstars defeated Darkan Red in a thrilling game that came down to the last game. Darkan Red came out firing and had us 3 games to nil early on. We fought back to win the next 2 to go into the singles 3 games to 2 down. You could say the captain had another cunning plan, as we beat this team in the semis, but nothing quite went to plan, only he was glad he had 6 players to use. The format for the singles was best of 3 as opposed to the normal format of 1 game. This was one of our saviours.
At 5 games all it was up to Tanya to finish the job and she did in fine form. Winning 2 games straight to give us a 6/5 win. Well done Tanya.
We all finished the night with a dinner and trophy presentation. Our BJ (John Williams) took 2nd place in the most 26's during the year. Ricky Mott (Block) was presented with an award for single handily winning a game of double, no mean feat. Graham Wilson (Willo) was runner up in the singles plate and received a badge for throwing a 171 (nearly a 180, but in the 19's). We seemed to get mentioned quite a few times with scoring of 3's in a shot, with each scoring a Mars Bar.
A good evening was had by all.
Article by Graham (Willo) Wilson
Dumbleyung Lakeview Golf Club
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
The Cougars travelled to Wagin on Saturday to take on the Bulldogs. With a few kids away due to other Saturday commitments we scraped together twelve players. With some extra players from Wagin we took to the field with a full complement in the end.
Wagin wasted some opportunities in the first quarter due to some good pressure from the defence and scored 2 goals for the term. The effort from the Cougars was great in the second quarter and we scored a goal ourselves and kept Wagin to two points.
The second half was fought out bravely by the team and we ended up going down by 71 points.
Best player – Howie Clegg
Mars Bar kids- Nate Kowald & Miells Astbury
Thanks to Rick & Vick for the awards once again.
Our last game is in Kukerin on Sunday so it would be great to see a big crowd there to cheer the team on for their last effort.
Article by Damion Leo
At the first quarter Kukerin Dumbleyung were in front by 13 points. By third quarter they were behind by 10 points. At the final siren the Cougars trailed by 22 points. The final score was Kukerin Dumbleyung 8.6-54 to Wagin Bulldogs 12.4-76. Goal kickers by J. Ward (3), C. Davidson (2), M. Roberts (2) and A. Shepherd.
A great win against the Wagin Bulldogs. At the first quarter Kukerin Dumbleyung scored 32 points and continued to score on the scoreboard. The final score Kukerin Dumbleyung 20.9-129 to Wagin Bulldogs 5.10-40. Goal kickers by N. Ditchburn (8), G. Bolt (5), B. Hall (2), A. Davey K. Patterson, P. Joyce, R. Taylor, D. Joyce. Best player by B. Blevin, K. Patterson, J. Angwin, A. Davey, G. Bolt, N. Ditchburn. Great game Cougars!
Kukerin Lake Grace Hockey Club
Second last game of the fixtured season and we played Corrigin at home. Scores were level (nil all) at half time. We went down 4 nil to the top side. Well done to everyone on a well fought out game. Coaches’ award went to Cambell Chatfield and the Kit Kat award went to Seth Argent.
Another game against the top side this week. We drew nil all at the final whistle. This is a massive achievement considering Corrigin are on top of the ladder and previously we have only lost to them. We keep building on each week and heading into finals, we are playing some great hockey and working well together as a team. Award this week goes to Jessica Davidson for running out the game.
Saturday 3rd August
14 days until finals
With three big outs this week (Tahryn, Kelsie and Kaity), and Corrigin’s situation on the ladder, we knew coming into this game it was going to be a battle.
The first quarter ebbed and flowed with the team getting use to different people in different positions while trying to implement the Souths’ game style.
The second quarter saw first blood as Dannie got on the end of a ball from Mel which was heading into the goals. But with a defender on Dannie's tail, a poke over the goal line was required - it’s not in until it’s in! 3rd quarter saw a goal each way as Mel got on the scorecard and Corrigin capitalized on a short corner.
The score didn’t change in the fourth as the game finished up 2-1. A fantastic effort from the girls.
Thanks to Gabrielle and Jess for stepping up for us and you played great.
Coaches Award; Shaylah Medlan.
Thank you to Jamie and Garrick for Umpiring.
Our final game against Corrigin for the fixtured season was going to be a hard slog with some big names missing, the rest of us knew we had to step it up. But as the warm up began it was clear the gods weren’t on our side... poor Scotty thought he got a stray ball to the calf (this he would have gladly taken). Turns out it was his calf saying ‘I’m not playing today’. With another player down we had to raid the A grade stocks. Thanks to the girls who put their hands up to help out. The game was back and forth for most the first quarter with Souths drawing first blood with a short corner but couldn’t convert. Corrigin rebounded quickly and slipped a couple of goals in. Not giving in our guys (and girls) kept fighting strong. The second half saw a Souths team lift and get on the score board through some outstanding passing and a finish by Floyd (finally). The second half saw us fight our way back in but just couldn’t convert our chances. Final score of 5-1 didn’t reflect the game but that’s how it rolls. The Men’s award went to Floyd for his efforts in front of goal. (Finding his radar before finals). Our final game of the fixture season is Vipers at home. Let’s finish off on a strong note heading to the finals.
We would like to also wish our Souths’ representatives, Kelsie Adams and Fletcher Taylor, well at the State Country tournament in Shepparton Victoria.
Article by Melissa Eynon, Floyd Pryor and Jamie Eggars
Kukerin Golf Club
Last Sunday on a cloudy humid day Kukerin Golf Club held their playoffs for the championship and the plate. With the ladies this year having three competitors, Jodie Ditchburn goes straight through to the final while Marnie West and Deb Smith will playoff at a later date. So the ladies and the men that weren't in the playoffs squared off in a fierce stableford competition.
The first match play playoff game was an early start for two of the young bucks of the club with Kalan Joyce playing Eric Sebastian in the morning to see who will compete in the semis for the plate. K Joyce came up with the win 4 holes up with 3 to go. In the afternoon Ross Ditchburn played Scott Gray in the first semi for the championship. After a tight tussle on the front nine R Ditchburn was able to get the upper hand on the back and won 4 up with 3 to go. Tim Adams took on Paul King in the second semi, Kinga won the front nine by a couple holes but T Adams clawed his way back and winning the last two holes of the course to win 2 up after 18. Barry Gray played Kalan Joyce in the first semi for the plate. K Joyce got the jump coming off good form in the earlier game but B Gray held his nerve in a nail biter, finishing the winner 1 up after 18. Barney Smith and Karl West played off in the second semi of the plate and another close contest was on with the two level at the end went into a playoff hole which they squared so it was onto number 2 where Barney Smith was able to claim victory. So it will be Ross Ditchburn vs Tim Adams in the Championship final and Barry Gray vs Barney Smith to compete for the plate in the finals on the 24th of August.
In the stableford, some quality golf was on show with 36+ scores for all the winners. For the men Ian Faulkner, had a blinder claiming 43 points for the win and runner up Matt King was keeping him honest with a solid 39 points. Jodie Ditchburn had a great day and won with 38 points but not without some competition from Therese King who ended up just 1 point behind on 37 points.
It’s State Champs next weekend so we wish all the best to Tim Adams and Ross Ditchburn in that. Kukerin Golf Club will be playing a combined stableford next Saturday, names in for 12, so come on down for a hit the more the merrier.
Article by Scott Gray