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Premiers honoured at trots

Saturday, 21st January, 2012

SPECIAL NIGHT: North’s Mark Khan, Matt Dempster, Matt Fenton and Ben Victory with Ashleigh Camilleri, Cassie Robinson and ‘Little Trickster’. SPECIAL NIGHT: North’s Mark Khan, Matt Dempster, Matt Fenton and Ben Victory with Ashleigh Camilleri, Cassie Robinson and ‘Little Trickster’.

By The Pack Horse

Football and harness racing combine at the Memorial Oval tonight for the annual Premiers Cup meeting.

Four races in the five event program have been named in honour of last year’s premiers North, its co-captains, trainers and star player Jayden Kelly, the 2011 Lionel Johnston Medal winner.

North chairman Ben Victory said the club welcome the gesture from the BH Harness Racing Club and he expected a number of players and club committee members to attend the meeting.

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Broncos on the move

Wednesday, 11th January, 2012

SKILLFUL: (back, from left) Harrison Petkovich, Maddison O’Dwyer, Abi Beck and (front, from left) Rourke Turner, Rhys Mutch, Whitney Smith and Sage Hocking. SKILLFUL: (back, from left) Harrison Petkovich, Maddison O’Dwyer, Abi Beck and (front, from left) Rourke Turner, Rhys Mutch, Whitney Smith and Sage Hocking.

Nine of the city’s most skillful young basketballers will soon be travelling across the state to compete in tournaments representing South Australia.

The teenagers will head to Port MacQuarie and Albury on Saturday to compete in the Australian Country Championships and the Pacific Coast Slam.

Albury will be home for Sam Simmons and Abi Beck for the week when they play in the under 16 division of the Country Championships. Harrison Petkovich has been named as a reserve in the Under 16 boys squad.

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Keenan pads up for SA Country

Monday, 9th January, 2012

STEPPING UP: Keenan Hywood in action for Barrier at the recent SA Country Cup carnival. He Will line up for SA Red at SA Statewide carnival today. STEPPING UP: Keenan Hywood in action for Barrier at the recent SA Country Cup carnival. He Will line up for SA Red at SA Statewide carnival today.

Keenan Hywood will take on South Australia’s best cricketers when he lines up for SA Country Red in the SA Statewide under 16 carnival today.

The 16 year-old earned selection in the side after a solid display with the Barrier team in the recent SA Country Cup carnival.

Hywood smashed 66 runs in a game against Mid-North at the carnival, batting for 43 overs and slashing nine boundaries.

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‘Bell lap’ for Kerry

Saturday, 31st December, 2011

MEMORIES: Talented horseman Kerry Halliday (left) - who served BH for almost 25 years - will be remembered tonight. MEMORIES: Talented horseman Kerry Halliday (left) - who served BH for almost 25 years - will be remembered tonight.

 When the curtain rises on the new BH harness racing season at Memorial Oval Paceway tonight a key member of the cast will sadly be absent from the stage.

Whether you knew Kerry Halliday as ‘Boots’, ‘Pud’ or ‘Doc’, the common denominator was that this giant of a man was a loyal servant to equine sports in the city and his absence leaves a gaping hole that will be hard to fill.

“If Kerry was on your team you were set,” close friend and BH Harness Racing Club Senior Vice-President Tony Camilleri said.

“He was a loyal friend - a straight shooter - you couldn’t wish for a better mate.

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Drawn game a win for family

Friday, 30th December, 2011

FAMILY AFFAIR: Marg Burrowes had to put down the scorebook and take to the field against her daughter Chanelle in round eight of BH softball. FAMILY AFFAIR: Marg Burrowes had to put down the scorebook and take to the field against her daughter Chanelle in round eight of BH softball.

By John Casey

A pair of over 50-year-old novices recruited from the grandstand at the last minute have helped Penguins maintain a strong position in the race for the BH Softball Association premiership.

At the half-way stage of the season the top three teams are separated by just one win, with Excelsior leading on 10 points, one in advance of Penguins, with a similar margin to reigning premiers Tigers.

But had it not been for the efforts of 52-year-old Marg Burrowes and a friend of the family visiting from Brisbane, Penguins were staring down the barrel of a forfeit loss to Warriors in their last outing.

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