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Penguins to take flight

Thursday, 8th December, 2011

GETTING THE CHOCOLATES: New recruit Carlie Walker (right) and Penguins team-mate Jasmine Mitchell are hoping for some sweet premiership success this season. GETTING THE CHOCOLATES: New recruit Carlie Walker (right) and Penguins team-mate Jasmine Mitchell are hoping for some sweet premiership success this season.

A photographic memory could prove the difference for Penguins as they look to break their BH Softball Association premiership drought this season.

Penguins have recruited talented pitcher Carlie Walker thanks to the eagle-eye of their short-stop Jasmine Mitchell, who recognised the “tall blonde” when their paths crossed at Centro Westside Plaza earlier this year. 

“I remembered playing against Carlie at a Combined High Schools carnival in Newcastle when Barrier (BH) played North Coast and immediately asked her to join us,” Jasmine explained.

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Tigers set to roar

Friday, 2nd December, 2011

YOUNG GUN: Belinda Siebert’s home-run hitting power could be a key for Tigers in their match against Penguins tonight. YOUNG GUN: Belinda Siebert’s home-run hitting power could be a key for Tigers in their match against Penguins tonight.

Reigning champions recover their form

By John Casey

Defending BH Softball Association premiers Tigers will tonight look to claim back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they face Penguins at Jubilee Oval.

Tigers have made an unconvincing start to their premiership defence, including a 10-run defeat at the hands of Penguins on the opening night of the season in October.

However, a morale-boosting 17-4 victory over Warriors in round five suggests Tigers are on the way back and young gun Belinda Siebert says her team isn’t too worried about their form at the moment.

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Warriors enlist for softball

Thursday, 10th November, 2011

WARRIORS: Members of the latest BH softball team. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt WARRIORS: Members of the latest BH softball team. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

Importantly for the competition, the West Darling Warriors are made up of teenage students from BH High School, a move the association hopes will help guarantee the future of the sport.

“This year really was make or break for the softball competition so to be able to put a team together consisting of teenagers is fantastic,” BH High School PE teacher Jenny Dannatt said.

“A colleague here at the school, Liz Gepp, has been the driving force behind the Warriors and the girls are very excited about playing their first match under lights tomorrow at Jubilee Oval.

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Striking back

Friday, 4th November, 2011

ON THE MEND: Morgan Morris enjoyed a successful return to softball last week and then dislocated her shoulder playing basketball. ON THE MEND: Morgan Morris enjoyed a successful return to softball last week and then dislocated her shoulder playing basketball.

The BH Softball Association has climbed off the canvas and an expanded two-match fixture will be the highlight of round two of the 2011-12 season at Jubilee Oval tonight.

After last week having just two teams - one of which was a player short - a desperate plea from the association has resulted in the Excelsior team returning as well as a new side from Menindee joining the competition.

The Albemarle All-Stars will make the weekly trip into BH from Menindee ensuring softball is the only local female team sport where the towns clash.

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