Top results for BCS at Santos

Burra Community School was represented very well at the recent SSSSA Athletics carnival held at Santos Stadium with 17 students from years 8 to 12 forming part of the Lower North Zone team. The team came fourth overall and recorded a high number of first, second and thirds, and the students did a great job […]

Flame of Hope inspires Clare

Travelling through regional SA, the Olympic torch arrived in Clare last Wednesday from Port Pirie, carried by athletes and escorted by South Australian police officers. The Special Olympic Athlete National Games are running in Adelaide this week from Monday to Friday, with 1000 athletes with an intellectual disability competing in 11 sports. Sports include athletics, […]

500 kilometres covered

PARK RUN Clare Valley celebrated its 100th event on Saturday morning. Event directors, Sheridan Laws and Kathy Adams, were in awe of the turnout, with 77 registered participants, which is the event’s highest attendance to date. “Sheridan and I were absolutely blown away by the support from the regulars and the visitors,” Kathy Adams said. […]

Simon second in sprint stoush

BALAKLAVA V6 sprint car driver, Kym Simon, has enjoyed consistent form in recent weeks, with two second placings in his past two meets. Kym, with crew including parents, Gary and Christine, along with Shane Pike, headed to King of the Riverland, based at Renmark, over the March long weekend,. He finished fifth on the Saturday […]

Classically Clare

CYCLISTS from across Australia visited the Clare Valley over the weekend for the 2018 inaugural Clare Classic. Riders participated in three events, the 160km Maxi challenge, the 110km Classic challenge, or the 50km Social challenge. Local rider, Annabel Cox entered the Classic challenge and was first female across the line and fourth overall. Annabel was […]

Quick movement the key

MALLALA faces more changes than usual heading into 2018, with Jason Earl taking the reins after Steve Lubcke’s six-year tenure. The town’s oval also has a new dynamic with the installation of the cricket wicket in the centre square over recent months. It has taken about eight weeks for the grass to settle which has […]

Rams look to next generation

REGULAR finals contenders, Virginia, is likely to find itself in a major rebuild period after significant senior departures in the offseason. The entire starting midfield from the Rams has moved on, including Ben Galic (ruck), best and fairest, Brad Hoepner, Tyson Panagiotou and Ben Russell. Reliable utility, Matthew Young, has moved to Queensland, while forward, […]


Not even wet, cold, windy conditions and getting caught in the centre of the pack could wipe the smile off the face of North Clare’s Thomas Sommerville in the season opening sub minis game against RSMU on Saturday morning. An interesting stat from the 2018 NEFL round one fixtures, there were four new A grade […]

Cougars and Tigers get claws out

STANLEY SATURDAY’S clash between Clare and Long Plains under the water tower was apparently more controversial than Married at First Sight. While the game itself petered out into an easy Clare Combined victory, there were several flashpoints during the match, which tends to happen when these two sides meet. Cougars skipper, Matt Bennie, ran through […]

Booleroo-Willowie finish on a high

IT probably wasn’t Spalding-Booborowie’s best performance one week out from the finals at Booleroo Centre on Saturday. Batting first they were all out for 143 in 37 overs with Booleroo-Willowie running down the total in 22 overs for the loss of two wickets to record a last-gasp win and finish its season on a high […]