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Room to shine at basketball

Friday, 24th February, 2012

COME ALONG: Caleb McKay (5), Isabella Trengove (6), Jaden McKay (5) and Ellie Sutton (6) are hoping to see lots of new faces at basketball this weekend. COME ALONG: Caleb McKay (5), Isabella Trengove (6), Jaden McKay (5) and Ellie Sutton (6) are hoping to see lots of new faces at basketball this weekend.

The city’s basketballers bounced into action for the first round of the 2012 season last weekend, but the junior ranks were a little thinner than usual.

There are plenty of places still available in the Under 8s, 10s, and 12s grade for kids wishing to try their hand at basketball.

BH Basketball Association President Grahame Semmens said it was important for players to make an early start in basketball to develop all the necessary skills to get the full enjoyment from the sport.

Shooting stars shine in Whyalla

Friday, 17th February, 2012

SHOOTING STAR: Angel Simmons won the Most Valuable Player award in the girls Under 12 grade at the Whyalla Junior Basketball Tournament. SHOOTING STAR: Angel Simmons won the Most Valuable Player award in the girls Under 12 grade at the Whyalla Junior Basketball Tournament.

Young basketball stars Harry Trengove and Angel Simmons have led the Broncos in a competitive showing at Whyalla.

Broken Hill took six teams to the Whyalla Junior Basketball Tournament last weekend and four of the teams made it through to the finals.

BH Basketball Association president Grahame Semmens said the result was especially pleasing given that the local junior competition has not yet started and the players have had little game time.

Sign of respect

Friday, 10th February, 2012

TRIBUTE: BHBA Vice President Mary Gillespie with Shirley Sanderson in front of the new basketball stadium sign. TRIBUTE: BHBA Vice President Mary Gillespie with Shirley Sanderson in front of the new basketball stadium sign.

By Darrin Manuel

The Broken Hill Basketball Association (BHBA) has paid tribute a local icon of the sport with new signage at R.K. Sanderson Stadium.

The sign was erected as a show of respect for the late Bob Sanderson, after whom the stadium was named. Mr Sanderson was a crucial figure in the development of the stadium and the success of the sport in the city.

Mr Sanderson’s name had previously taken pride of place on the front wall of the stadium, but over time the wording had gradually disappeared due to vandalism.

A decade of commitment

Thursday, 2nd February, 2012

RECOGNITION: BH Basketball Association President Grahame Semmens has received an Award of Merit for his services to SA Country basketball. RECOGNITION: BH Basketball Association President Grahame Semmens has received an Award of Merit for his services to SA Country basketball.

 The dedication of Broken Hill Basketball Association President Grahame Semmens extends well beyond the local competition, and that fact was recognised at the 2012 Australian Country Basketball Championships in Albury.

During the closing ceremony of the Championships, Mr Semmens was presented with an Award of Merit for his work with the SA Country team.

Mr Semmens has attended the Country Championships for the past 12 years and served as SA Country’s coach for the past decade.

The presentation was made on behalf of the Australian Country Basketball directors by SA Country Basketball President, Bert Bargeus.

Broncos shine at Pacific Slam

Thursday, 2nd February, 2012

SUCCESS: Whitney Smith with the Under 15 Grand Final cup. SUCCESS: Whitney Smith with the Under 15 Grand Final cup.

Two BH basketballers have enjoyed success while representing SA Country teams at national competitions.

Whitney Smith was part of the SA Country Under-15 team that swept through the Pacific Coast Slam carnival at Port Macquarie winning eight games including the Grand Final against NSW Waratahs.

Maddison O’Dwyer almost matched that effort in the Under-17 competition, with SA Country having to settle for second spot after losing the Grand Final to Southern Districts (Qld) in overtime.

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