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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.

Grand finals beckon

Saturday, 3rd December, 2011

CRUNCH TIME: The Outback Odyssey’s Jasmin Simmons (left) and Chelsea Masclet from Outback Chargers will go to head-to-head in the Under 14 Girls grand final tomorrow at RK Sanderson Stadium. CRUNCH TIME: The Outback Odyssey’s Jasmin Simmons (left) and Chelsea Masclet from Outback Chargers will go to head-to-head in the Under 14 Girls grand final tomorrow at RK Sanderson Stadium.

 Basketball’s Spring competition is about to reach its climax with the grand finals being played tomorrow at the RK Sanderson Stadium.

To start the day rolling, the U/8 and U/10 teams will play their grand finals from 11:30am and they will be followed by the U/14 and U/16 games.

BH Basketball Association President Graeme Semmens predicted the U/16 boys final between the Sharks and Extreme would be a close one.

“It should be a real arm wrestle,” Mr Semmens said.

Junior Bronco stands tall

Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

DYNAMO: Harry Trengove was adjudged the most valuable player in the under 12 grade at the Pt Pirie junior basketball carnival. DYNAMO: Harry Trengove was adjudged the most valuable player in the under 12 grade at the Pt Pirie junior basketball carnival.

Harry Trengove may not be the city’s tallest basketballer but he showed he can mix it with South Australia’s big guns at the recent Port Pirie junior carnival.

The carnival attracted both metropolitan and country teams from various regions across SA and pitted Broncos players against much larger opponents.

The 10-year-old playmaker toiled valiantly in the under 12 grade and spearheaded his team’s charge into the grand final.

Hannah’s hoops hopes

Saturday, 12th November, 2011

SHOOT FOR THE STARS: 18-year-old rising basketballer star Hannah Morris at the Duff Street courts yesterday. SHOOT FOR THE STARS: 18-year-old rising basketballer star Hannah Morris at the Duff Street courts yesterday.

 By Kurtis Eichler

She finished her final exam earlier this month and is about to receive the ultimate school-leavers reward.

Not long after finishing her school year, basketball rising star and former BH High student Hannah Morris will jet off to the United States to play the sport she loves.

The teenager will fly to the US on Monday, November 21 for a 19-day basketball tour across California and North Carolina after scoring the chance to represent South Australia in its bi-yearly Country High Performance tour.

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