Dumbleyung Netball Club
The Ducks secured a Division 2 spot following the Division 1/2 split over the School holiday break. Round two commenced with our Ducks playing Cardinals Fever, of whom the Ducks had secured a win over in round one (Dumbleyung (48) to Cardinals Fever (31)).
The Ducks began in high spirits with lots of supporters on the sidelines and a determination to get back into the netball spirit after the two week break. At the end of the first half, our Ducks were sixteen goals up. Going into the third quarter both teams had made a couple of position changes. As a result, Cardinals Fever fired up across the court with a steady pace, excellent intercepts and brilliant shooting. Unfortunately for our Ducks the third quarter blues have continued, and went three goals down in that quarter.
The fourth quarter saw our Ducks regroup and a determination to finish strongly. Carly Smith set the team on course with a brilliant intercept at the commencement of the fourth quarter that resulted in a goal and lifting the teams’ confidence.
The final score: Dumbleyung (51) to Cardinals Fever (34). Best players for Dumbleyung included Ally Peters, Chloe Bairstow, Kirra Roberts and Pip Gooding. Congratulations to Kirra Roberts who not only played a steller game but experienced her first netball win! Our Ducks did take advantage of the rescheduled game and celebrated the win with their supporters over a Chinese dinner. Needless to say Peking Duck was not on the menu! Thank you to Carly Smith for organising our team dinner and to Katrina Gray for all of her work to reschedule our game. Finally, a big thank you to Cardinals Fever and our game umpires Jo Philpott and Suzanne Leckie for enabling the rescheduled game to take place.
Our Ducks play Allstars 2 this Saturday 29 July at 1.30pm on Court 2 at the Katanning Leisure Centre.
Article by P.Gooding
Lakeview Golf Club
It was a day of wonder for the men's winner, Paul Ward who last week had his worst score of 20points and this week, the time to do it on a Stroke round, breaking 80 for the first time, with a fantastic 79gross 62nett. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. What a winner who keeps coming back, and taking out the putting comp on a countback, countback, countback from Stephen Roberts with 25putts, and snaring the prized birdie hole.
When interviewed after on what was the secret of this phenomenal turn around: "Keep on the fairways and just don't go into the bush- easy", but then he did say that he was putting well. My interpretation is that he is trying to keep up with the Wards!! – with mum and dad blitzing in previous week. Howie did have a creditable 88, but really wasn't in the hunt. Runner-up was Stephen Roberts with a 79g 64nett, another fantastic score but then he has hit a 76 on this course. Gross was won by Eric Gossage with 87, maybe feeling the effects of his travelling around the country side.
Women's winner was Tamara Bartram 91gross 74nett, runner-up was Liz Dare with 115/76nett with an incredible 22points if we were playing a Stableford on the front 9. Her new pink stick did her proud and keeping her head down and listening to her partners did wonders. Gross was Margie Ward with 102, a few bush walks keeping her honest, and the 5 balls found on No 8 was some small consolation for losing hers.
The new word learnt is Bi-arch-e congratulations to Margie on being runner-up in the B Grade in the Wagin Ladies Open Day. It was great to hear that Cheryl and Margie are keeping the flag flying for the women in the Open Days. Novelties were won by Paul Ward, Lee Smith, Cheryl Snell, Tamara Bartram, Stephen Roberts Dave Wall. Next week will be a Stableford sponsored by Wagin Panel and Paint.
Article by T.Bartram
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
0.0-0 vs 13.12 90
Unfortunately the little Cougars couldn’t quite get a point on the board, better luck next week boys! Best players went to A. Astbury, S. Shotter, A. Shotter, F. Spark and O. Bairstow.
18.8-114 vs 2.1-13
The away game did not affect B Grade who enjoyed a brilliant win smashing Boddington by 101 points. Goals by N. Ditchburn 8, S. Mitchison 5, D. Leo 3, J. Ball and S. Joy. Best players went to N.Ditchburn , B. Treloar, S. Mitchison and R. Hall
10.5-65 vs 17.10-112
The A Grade side unfortunately didn’t follow the B Grade victory going down to Boddington by 47 points. Goals by L. Ward 2, K. Gooding 2, L. Lucev 2, K. Patterson 2, A. Davey and L. Joy. Best players went to J. Scafidi, J. Hickey, T. Ferguson, L. Lucev and L. Ward.
Dumbleyung Men's Hockey Club
Unfortunately, the team lost 4-0 against a hard hitting, well drilled Riff’s team. The boys battled hard to score right up until the final whistle, however the Riff’s forwards scored 3 late goals to sink the ‘Dumbleyung ship’. The team will need to regain their game plan to maintain their top position on the ladder with four games remaining before the finals.
This week’s fixture is at Dumbleyung at 3pm against AllBlacks.
Article by J.Clarke
Lake Grace Kukerin Hockey Club
C Grade unfortunately lost 0-4. Award to Matilda.
B Grade drew 1-1. Goal to Karen – well done!
A Grade won 3-0. Goals by Mel, Anna and Amber.