An 11-goal win over reigning premier CWS saw Mobil North Rockets Camels cruise into the Deniliquin Netball Association grand final on Saturday.August 21, 2014 3:00am
Mobil North Rockets Camels has booked a spot in the Deniliquin Netball Association open grade grand final after defeating CWS by 11 goals on Saturday.
Linda Harvey and Abbie Thomas worked well together in the ring for CWS, but the defence from Camels Nat O’Shannessy and Belinda Schoeman was too strong in the end, 39-28.
Camels mid-courter Richenda Bond took a nasty fall and will hopefully be fit to play the grand final.
In the elimination final on Saturday, Coach House won against IGA Purtills Rubies, 53-31.
Nicole Cult was good in the centre for Coach House, while shooters Elyse Hood and Naomi Werner were also important.
Rubies defender Callie Learmonth didn’t give up and her teammates at the other end, Rachel Bucholtz and Aimee Leifting, attacked brilliantly.
In the only intermediate game of the day, Mobil North Rockets Wild Cats defeated RSL Dynamites, 40-34.
Wild Cats attacker Mackenzie Cheeseman was a sharp shooter along with Sophia Mitchell, while Dynamites’ Emma Lumber worked hard alongside fellow defenders Abbey Flanagan and Keily Nethercote.
Wild Cats were leading by 15 goals at three quarter-time, but RSL fought its way back into the game and narrowed the margin to six goals.
In the end, however, the Wild Cats ran out the match to earn a spot in the grand final.
In the junior grade, Coach House and IGA Purtills Power battled it out.
Coach House mid-courter Liv Stubbings was great at pressuring Power and pulled out some beautiful deflections.
Power’s shooting sensations, Georgia Denny and Caitlin Paul, used great teamwork in the ring, but Coach House came up victorious, 34-17.
In the junior grade elimination final, RSL Magic’s Eliza Ford and Ruby Kirk were great in defence against Mobil North Rockets’ Mia Jenkins and Matilda Taylor.
As much as RSL worked well as a team, Mobil North Rockets won the match 45-29.
Modified grade’s Ella Harvey showed her skills all across the court for Swifts and Chloe Paton was excellent in the midcourt for Firebirds.
Vixens’ Gabby Clarke pulled out some great intercepts in defence and Thunderbirds attacker Zoe Metcalfe was an accurate shooter.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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