Barossa Valley Association B Men

CDHA United 2 drew with AM United Blue 2 Goals: CDHA United – James Forrest, Kevin Marriott;  AM United Blue: Craig Johnson, Jarrod Warren AM United Blue 2 Vs Clare & District United 2 Clare United came out hard right from the start, using its structure well and penetrating AMUB’s goal circle but couldn’t get […]

James swims home with two bronze medals

Local swimmers James Stockman, Lachie Lucas and Jake Harrold competed in the 2017 South Australian Short Course Swimming Championships at Marion Aquatic Centre last week. James brought home two bronze medals in the 11 and under division, including a bronze for 50 metre backstroke and bronze in the 100m individual medley. He swam in 12 […]

Hummocks holds on to finals hopes

Hummocks (50) def Long Plains (37) Hummocks held onto a 13-goal victory over Long Plains to give them a glimmer of hope for a shot in the finals. The Eaglettes haven’t been able to put a four-quarter performance in over the past few rounds, often dominating parts of the game and then allowing their lead […]

Roosters keep the show rolling

Crystal Brook 23-18 (156) d Jamestown/ Peterborough 3-2 (20) THE undefeated Roosters travelled to Jamestown to take on an undermanned Magpies outfit who were missing several first-choice players, mainly due to injury. The Magpies had the use of the stiff breeze during the opening term and were reasonably competitive. The Roosters’ defence was tested at […]

Cats do enough at Burra

The Blyth/Snowtown Cats did enough at Burra on Saturday to get the job done over the BBH Rams and win by 25 points. With a four-goal wind blowing to the southern end the Cats won the important toss and headed south with Ryan Darling playing his first game for 2017, but the opening minutes of […]

Demons climb up to third

The South Clare Demons boosted their percentage and climbed to the third rung of the ladder on Saturday with an emphatic 95-point win over Min/Man at Clare. Ben Rossi got the show on the road for South nailing the opening goal for the game and after Mick Liebelt missed the target twice coach Justin Michael […]

RSMU bursts BSR’s bubble

THE RSMU Hawks squared the ledger with the Tigers on Saturday, handing BSR its first loss for the 2017 season, winning by nine points at Redhill. BSR won the toss and kicked south with at least a four-goal wind howling out of the north west in sunny conditions and in front of a big crowd […]

Rocks as mulch

About 25 years ago, John Molineux, formerly of Tarlee, was farming at Culburra in the upper South East. John told me Culburra is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘plenty of sand’, but it should also mean plenty of rocks! He also said rocks were good mulch – and they were in abundance on his property. Michael […]

APFL lads crack in for Eagles under 15s

SIX local lads pulled on a guernsey for the Woodville-West Torrens Country under 15 side in the State Championships, played in Adelaide last week. Pictured above (from left) Ethan Auerbach, Connor Darwin (Hamley Bridge), Ethan Brownlie (Balaklava), Ben Cannizzaro (Two Wells), Zeke Scott (Balaklava) and Dylan Irrgang (HWE). WWT finished second in their division with […]

Pie melons aplenty and sad season for lawn

THE wet summer produced an unknown crop of melons in my garden over the summer, which I assumed were watermelons. These melons took forever to ‘ripen’, until Balaklava’s resident garden guru, Joy Maxwell, randomly appeared in my backyard soon after my piece about quinces in the last garden feature. Joy, ever the caring kind, brought […]