Ben’s black belt honour

Ben Mann is possibly Mid North’s youngest person to achieve a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Freestyle Martial Arts, and he already has his eyes on the next level. On the cusp of his 23rd birthday, the Hamley Bridge resident gained what he described as one of his “hardest gradings of his life so far”, […]

Kellock leads Tigers to premiership

Burra export Ellie Kellock captained the Glenelg Football Club to its first SANFLW premiership at Thebarton Oval on Saturday, defeating West Adelaide 5.10 (40) – 2.5 (17). In the club’s centennial year, Ellie said the win had not quite “sunk in yet”. “It was just unreal from start to finish,” she said. “When we kicked […]

Sonia builds her way to third place in bodybuilding comp

In her very first competition, Clare’s Sonia Goss has taken out third place in the Australasian Natural Bodybuilding, South Australian over-35 bikini model category. Sonia entered both the novice and bikini model categories and was judged overall on “great shape presence, overall beauty and confidence”. “Competitors are judged on condition, symmetry, shape and presentation and […]

Southern Flinders snatches shield

THE Northern Tennis Associations’ Challenge Shield round-robin doubles event was held at Jamestown on Saturday, with the Southern Flinders team taking out the event with three wins, total 28 sets, over runner up Mid North with two wins 25 sets. Southern Flinders also defeated teams from Northern Areas and Port Broughton. Back L–R: Ashby Trott, […]

Captain Ellie to steer Tigers

Ellie Kellock’s first taste of footy – aside from a backyard kick and tackle with older brothers Sam and Matt and sister Annie – was as a five-year-old on Burra oval. She may have been half the size of most of the other kids on the field, but it did not stop her from pulling […]

Another one bites the dust

Clare Rodeo has been cancelled for the second consecutive year as a result of the challenges associated with running an event while maintaining COVID-19 restrictions. Clare Rodeo committee president Keith Pluckrose said it was a difficult decision, but it became obvious it would be hard for the community event to balance the cost of putting […]

Lachie heads to the Doggies

FORMER Clare local, Lachie McNeil is heading to Victoria to join the AFL’s Western Bulldogs after being chosen in the rookie draft last Thursday. “I was at work as a storeman when I got a text message and I rang my parents to tell them – it was amazing but there was a lot of […]