Mitchell goes bang as Rebels rock

ANDREW Mitchell played his first game for the season on Saturday and went bang, smashing a century as the Rebels smacked Sevenhill by 127 runs at Sevenhill. Auburn/Mintaro/Watervale won the toss, elected to bat first and the cherry was like a watermelon as Mitchell cut loose early with the support of Kym Allen, but after […]

Centurion Shooter: “Spot for Maxi at 6”

STANLEY THE grand final rematch between Lower North and Brinkworth/Koolunga at Ralli Park was a relatively tame affair with the main troublemakers, Chris Marshall and Ryan McPharlin, out of the Buffalos side. Jason “Shooter” McPharlin’s 125 was the difference between the two sides and the star allrounder had some words for his cousin, Ryan. “If […]

Mintaro does it again!

In a last bowl game at Spalding in division one, Mintaro defeated, and literally fell in, by the solitary shot over the home side. Ray Hudson was again the destroyer, 33/15, which also is his third huge win this season. It seems, whoever plays that rink, has to play a really in-form and united one. […]

Balaklava Green takes top spot

DIVISION TWO Balaklava Green assumed top position in the division two standings following its 45 shot win over Hamley White with all rinks up. Owen Chapman (BGr) recorded a comfortable 39-14 win over John Parry (HW); Colin Milton (BGr) accounted for Trevor Turner (HW) 25-18, while Jim Bastian (BGr) defeated John Knoblauch (HW) 27-14. Tarlee […]

Wakey, Wasleys remain unbeaten

Another excellent day of bowls was played out last weekend with a smattering of close results sprinkled across both divisions. DIVISION ONE Round four in division one started with Mallala recording a comfortable 22 shot win over Owen with all rinks up. While Yvonne Kelly (M) had a tight 21-19 win against Peter Freebairn (O); […]

Nothin’ but net for outdoor courts

CLARE and District Basketball Association’s bold shift to outdoor courts was a revelation for the competition last week, with spectators packing the area for both Tuesday and Friday night’s fixtures. The association, working with the Clare Facilities Management Committee put plans in place over the offseason to shift to the new outdoor venue in a […]

Bushfire beware

A new campaign to raise bushfire awareness this season was launched on Sunday with this year’s strong message being, ‘Complacency Kills’. The campaign features everyday people convinced they won’t be impacted by fire. It aims to encourage anyone living in, travelling through or visiting a bushfire risk area to act now and do their “5 […]

Spalding speedsters

The Spalding Primary School Annual Billy Cart Race sped back into town last Friday evening. Cart loads of fun was had as the vehicles sped through the streets, with Fastest Boy – Charlie Kriesl clocking up 37 kilometres per hour and Fastest Girl – Lucy Trengove coming in at 33/kmph. Charlton Hammat’s entry won Most […]

Tarlee Bakery’s bustling business

Tarlee Bakery is celebrating one year in business, with owners, Scott and Shannon Mullins, very pleased with their decision to start up the business. “We lived in Tarlee and I was a travelling business rep, and saw a market for a quick ‘grab and go’ type bakery business for passing traffic,” Scott said. So when […]

Etabez wins top school sports award

Clare High School prefect Etabez Donato has won the school’s 2017 Pierre de Coubertin Award. The Australian Olympic Committee awards the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award to students who are active participants and leaders in sport and who display the Olympic ideals of fair play and sportsmanship. Etabez has been a committed and high achieving […]