Dumbleyung Netball Club
An exciting weekend of achieving team goals and close scoring games! The Dumbleyung 1 and 2 teams both played at 1.30pm on Saturday May 25 and it was an awesome to sight to see 16 Dumbleyung ladies warm up together on the court!
Dumbleyung 2 played on Court 2 against Olympians 3. They played well throughout the entire game with some great goals by Joanna McCracken and Paige Morris, outscoring Olympians 3 in the final quarter. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough to win the game, and we went down by 6 points. Final score: Dumbleyung 2 (18) to Olympians 3 (24). Best players went to Ashlyn O’Donnell, Helena Kendall and Petronella Andersson.
Dumbleyung 1 played Olympians 2 on Court 4, being the first B Grade game for the Dumbleyung 1 team. An exciting, close game it was as goals were almost one for one, with Dumbleyung 1 two points in front at half time. Elspeth Smith tried her hand in the GA position and like a duck to water, played extremely well finding the open space and scoring some great goals! The tables turned at three quarter time which saw Olympians 2 two goals up at the third quarter whistle. A close, nail-biting final quarter, with Olympians 2 winning the game by 3 points. Final score: Dumbleyung 1 (31) to Olympians 2 (34). Best players went to Hanna Chiswell, Elspeth Smith and Alison Gray.
A big thank you to our supporters who came over and cheered on both teams – it’s always great to hear and see you on the sidelines! And a massive congratulations to coach, Pip Gooding who completed her physical assessment over the weekend and successfully received her National Umpiring Netball C Badge. The third Duck in the club to receive this level of umpire badging – well done Pip on an amazing achievement!
Article by Alison Gray
Pictured inset L-R: Umpires Chelsea Walsh, Pip Gooding and Julie Hanna
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
Another warm dry winter’s day greeted the young Cougars in Dumbleyung on Sunday for round 5 of the season.
With a sniff of a win not far around the corner the boys and girls were looking forward to taking to the field to see what transpired. The toss was won by Hayden Leo and he chose to kick with the aid of a slight breeze.
The mini Cougars jumped out of the blocks with three goals in the space of five minutes. It seemed as though the clock was wound back about 20 years as a Leo was hitting a Kowald lace out on the chest several times. The team played some awesome footy in the first quarter to finish with four goals at quarter time. The action continued in the second as the younger kids grew in confidence, and a few more goals were scored to see us lead by seven goals at half time.
With their tails up, the Cougars continued to play some of their best footy for the year and eventually ran out winners by 87 points. Great to see the kids get a win after a tough start to the season and it was overheard that the coach “will now retain his position” for the remainder of the season, according to the Board.
Thanks to everyone for helping out on game day and getting behind the kids each week.
Mars Bar Kids- Louis Davidson & Thomas Ditchburn
Best Player- Lucas Robinson
Thanks to Roadhouse Rick and Vick.
Article by Damion Leo
Pictured right: Award winners Thomas Ditchburn, Louis Davidson & Lucas Robinson
B Grade saw a very close game with the end result being a one point win to Wickepin 7.3 – 45 to KDFC 6.8 – 44.
The visitors took the lead from the get go and though the Cougars put some goals away in the second quarter, Wickepin held the lead at half time. More goals were scored by both teams but it was Wickepin who won the game with a final score of Kukerin Dumbleyung 6.3-39 to Wickepin 19.9-123. Goals by D.Joyce (2), A.Davey, P.Joyce, J.Doney and K.Patterson. Best Players went to J.Doney, B.Blevin, D.Joyce, P.Joyce, C.Berry and K.Patterson.
Lakeview Golf Club
With nearly a full contingent of men and down one lady (who did turn up looking like a million dollars with her new haircut), the race was on. The fairways were running fast if one stayed on track. Alas, Captain James Dare won a novelty for managing to hit out of the lake, as well as driving off 9 and landing on No 2 fairway. His 2nd shot then landed on the green on No 9. No birdie, but a par. Who needs to hit on the right fairways? He did only hit 1 correct fairway for the whole 18 holes. Up and coming star Scott Jefferis, with 44 points last week, managed slightly better than the Captain hitting 2 correct fairways and winning the toy whipper snipper.
Other interesting facts heard: Master Greenkeeper Paul Ward had trouble on 8 for the first time for quite a few years hitting a notable 10. Garry Bateup lost on a count back for runner-up again, but probably had the Hole of the Day when playing No 4. His shot hit a tree and landed on No 3 green, back onto the fairway and then with his 5th shot from exactly 87 metres out (the "barman" told me) putted in for a Par. Garry has been hot to trot over the past few weeks and seems to have had extra energy to burn. But then, wife Audrey has been away. Now onto the main event.
Men's winner and in last, but at a reasonable time for him and his crew, was Red Bull - Marc Ball with a brilliant 65nett/ 83 gross blitzing the stellar field, and in 2nd place on the Qualifying Board for the No 1 spot in A Grade. Runner-up, Eric Gossage, won the countback with 68nett/82 gross - his excellent score must be in some way attributed to his friend Jose and his cart - not having to walk this week and instead getting to ride in style has its benefits. Gross was won by Dave Wall with 85nett, who will have to get used to getting his photo taken with his steady consistent form.
The ecstatic Ladies winner was Liz Dare with 75nett/113g , runner-up Ronnie Ball -78nett and Gross T Bartram 107.
Novelties were won by Margie Ward x 2, Eric Gossage x 2, Lee Smith and Dave Wall. The putting comp was closely contested but in the end the knowledge of the greens shone thru with Paul Wards 26 putts. This week the Birdie Hole was yet again exciting with 8 birdies to pick from, and young Tiarna Hitchcock-Jose choosing No 10 which was jointly shared with Margie Ward and Eric Gossage. We are still taking this as a win for the women for the season. Good luck to the ladies playing in Katanning during the week.
Next Saturday will be a Par and is sponsored by Kukerin Rural Supplies.
Article by Tamara Bartram
Dumbleyung Men’s Hockey Club
Dumbleyung ran out hard and proved they were in the game by gaining the first goal in about 5 minutes.
Another came soon after and Wagin appeared somewhat rattled. Being 2 up only motivated Dumbleyung who provided the supporters with possibly one of the best games of hockey played by Dumbleyung in the past couple of years with plenty of passing, tackling and talking.
Another couple of goals followed, and Wagin did manage to come back with a goal in the second quarter. At half time the score was 3-1 which was a nice healthy lead. Not much advice was needed except to say, "Whatever you men are doing, keep doing it as it's working!”
Out they went again with plenty of spirit and gusto. A couple of green cards were given out to the Dumbleyung men (won't mention any names) but it didn't deter the playing style and in the second half Dumbleyung managed another 4 goals due to brilliant skills, co-operating and feeding into goals. Wagin snuck another goal in, but by no means enough to take out the win. Dumbleyung came away with a well-deserved 7-2 win.
Well done to the 10 players who gave it their all. I daresay the umpires had a tough time picking out better players as every single player had plenty of play and helped the team get the goals.
Goals went to Mark Smith (3), Courtney Bairstow (2), Zac Hatfield and Jake Angwin.
Better Players and Association Votes went to Courtney Bairstow, Zac Hatfield and Scott Angwin.
This weekend there is a bye.
Article by Ylana Shepherd
Lake Grace Kukerin Hockey Club
A grade was up next in what was possibly the hottest game of the season! Is it near the end of May? 2 goals to vice-captain and centre half Michelle Gooding. First goal was fed through nicely along the base line to the top of the D for Michelle to crack into goals. The second goal was the result of our many attempts at penalty corners. Well done team. It was a tough game and we came away with the points winning 2-nil.
We had another warm game for the B grade side this week. It was a day of goal scoring by the centre halves (in B grade Fi Chatfield) and we were up 1-0. Corrigin scored in the last quarter leaving a final result of 1 all. Thank you to the team for running it out under very warm conditions!
Men’s game started off as normal, with Corrigin setting a cracking pace. They managed to sneak a couple of quick goals in on the first half. Under the pump, the boys went out in the 3rd with a point to prove. Before long we had our first thanks to Beau (showing the forwards how it’s done). After that the lads got hungry and had the Corrigin boys on the ropes when Floyd and Harry followed suit. Corrigin managed to sneak a last effort in to seal it; 5-3 being the final score. Coach’s award for the day went to Beau. Country Week for the blokes this weekend - good luck to those who are going! Don’t hurt yourselves too much.
We have a bye from hockey this weekend due to men's Country Week. If you're in Perth, go check it out.
Article by Melissa Ogilvie