November, 2018

Butterflies hit back with win

Strathfieldsaye captain Terry Smith.
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STUNG by a first-round loss, Spring Gully Butterflies thrashedrival Bendigo Lawn Rising in Friday night’s round two of Bendigo Tennis Association Premier League.

Butterflies won 9-64 to 4-46.

The rubbers tally went 4-2 the Gully’s way in the Quest Bendigo Central-backed league.

Butterflies’ Matt Hartland scored a 6-4 6-1 victory in the number one singles clash with Jacob Grieves.

Danielle Bowles defeated Rashelle Blencowe, 6-3 7-5, and teamed with Hartland to win the doubles.

Rising’s wins were achieved by Jeremy Abel against Linda Gallagher, and by Abel and Lachlan Hewitt in the doubles clash with Gallagher and Jamie Brown.

• Bendigo Lawn Quest won a hard-fought battle with Epsom by eight games.

Quest won three of the four singles matches.

Isaac Watson, Bradley Reeves and Stuart Johansen won in straight sets.

The sole victory for Epsom was by Jono Guy against Simon Kelly, 4-6 6-1 10-8.

Epsom fought back to win the doubles.

A highlight was the 6-4 2-6 10-2 win by Jack Baker and Mark Semmens against Watson and Reeves.

The rubbers were locked on three-all as Epsom won 8-58 to 6-50.

Bendigo Lawn Quest was the only line-up to achieve back-to-back wins.

• South Bendigo scored a 22-game win against Strathfieldsaye.

After the final rally, South led 9-62 to 4-40 and the rubbers tally, 4-2.

Jordan Hicks played superb tennis to beat Strathfieldsaye captain Terry Smith, 6-3 6-2.

Peter Somerville was also in hot form for South Bendigo.

Meanwhile, section one was played on Saturday at BTA headquarters in Nolan Street.

Spring Gully Panthers 4-54 lt BLTC Stingers 6-68; BLTC Infants 1-21 lt Spring Gully Racqueteers 9-75; and BLTC Sensation 6-66 d Spring Gully Phoenix 4-58.

Premier League ladder: Bendigo Lawn Quest 10 points, 115.5 per cent; South Bendigo 9, 113.8; Strathfieldsaye 9, 86.9; Spring Gully Butterflies 7, 110.3; Bendigo Lawn Rising 7, 87.3; Epsom 6, 90.5.

Round three in premier league will be played this Friday from 6.30pm.

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Man accused of trying to rape stepdaughter granted strict bail

An Illawarraman accused of molesting his former partner’s 12-year-old daughter has been granted strict conditional bail in Wollongong Local Court.
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The 49-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of twice attempting to rape the girl while she and her mother were living at his house in 2013.

In court on Friday, Magistrate Mark Douglass granted the man strict bail despite the gravityof the allegations.

“The nature of the alleged offence is serious; it’s sexual, it’s predatory, it’s domestic,” he said.

“However, the court is of the view the risk posed by the defendant can be mitigated by imposing strict bail conditions.”

Magistrate Douglass prohibited the man from having any contact with the girl or her mother, banned him fromgoing within 100 metres of their house and ordered daily reporting to police.

As part of his release he is also barred from being aroundchildren under16 unless in the presence of his mother or father.

Police documents tendered to the court claim the man first took advantage of the girl while they were alone in the house on a stormy nightsometime between January and September 2013.

It is alleged he invited her to sleep in his bed and had her remove her underwear when she agreed.

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Multicultural festival unites cityPhotos

Multicultural festival unites city | Photos Aarya Thapa, 12, and Pragya Oli, 12, in Nepalese dress.
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TRADITIONAL DRESS: Svetlana Krasnova moved to Wagga from Russia five years ago and wore a traditional headdress to Saturday’s Fusion 16 festival. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Robyn Kirk from Wagga.

Soban Kamran, 9, from Wagga tries on medieval dress.

Theo Cawthorne and Phoebe Cawthorne from Wagga.

Mariangela Osiecki from Wagga and Joy Walker from Culcairn appear with the Society for Creative Anachronism from the Shire of Bordescros medieval recreationists.

Performers from True Vibenation.

Performers from True Vibenation.

Performer Aaradhna from New Zealand.

Elsie Shephard, 7 months, from Wagga.

Salah Khodedah, 16, from Wagga with his portrait.

Henry Pavert, 2, and Simon Pavert from Cootamundra.

Madeline McPherson, 3, and Emily McPherson from Wagga.

Peter Labang cooks Burmese delicacies.

Kristy Nariya, 15 months, finds her portrait with her mum, Amita Nariya.

Kristy Nariya, 15 months, finds her portrait.

DJ Saca La Mois from Melbourne spins some tunes from South America.

Erica Fallon, 6, from Wagga.

Sam Hulford from Cootamundra Bollywood All Stars.

Kon Kudo with the Circle Holics jugglers.

Maddox Tokley, 18 months, from Wagga.

Fusion 16.

Fusion 16.

Fusion 16.

Fusion 16.

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Kennedy carving up on the sevens field

Don’t mess with me: Sixteen-year-old Molly Kennedy Warialda rugby prodigy has been selected in the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team U17s girls squad.
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SIXTEEN-year-old Molly Kennedy has been making waves in the rugby union sevens community.

Kennedy started playing rugby two years ago in Year 8 at her school in Warialda.

Currently in Year 10, and part of the Waratah 7s squad, she traveled to Tamworth earlier this month to play in the inauguralLloyd McDermott U17 Indigenous Sevens National Championships.

“On Saturday we had to play four games plus the finals,” Kennedy said.

“We versed two Queensland sides and two remaining New South Wales Sides.

“I was lucky enough to be put into the top NSW side for the tournament.”

To add to her growing list of achievements at such a young age,Kennedy was picked inthe Australian Indigenous squad, from which the side to contest the National Championshipswill be finalised,and said having a familiar face of encouragement helped her perform at her peak.

“Dale Beattie was coaching one of the other NSW teams,” she said.

“He is my school coach so he was telling me I could do it and he believed in me from the start.”

Her next feat will be at the Central Coast 7s competition and thenPerth for the Nationals in December.

Beattie will assist her in training each Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday while Kennedy is left to train herself on the remaining days.

“I was shocked to make the team but proud at the same time. It was very special and still hasn’t sunk in that I’m going to be representing my country and home town of Warialda.

“As my name got called out all I could think was ‘all the hard training is paying off’,” Kennedysaid.

After competing in a NIAS tournament at Newcastle in April, Kennedy was asked by the head coach of NSW rugby to join the NSW Blue Bells Program.

“I cried when my coach told me,” she said.

“I was blown away. Since then I have traveled to Sydney twice to attended four hour training runs.”

Kennedy’s ultimate dream is to one day wear green and gold whilst playing rugby, along side some of her idols.

“It’s every kids dream to go to the Olympics and I hope one day I can make it,” she said.

“I would just like to thank everyone who has been on this journey with me.I can’t thank my parents enough for always getting me to tournaments and to training runs.

“And to our coach Dale Beattie for never giving up on us, he pushes us so hard at training and it pays off.”

Barraba’s Zoe Darlington was also successful in gaining selection in the girls squad while Tamworth’s Dylan Clarke made the boys squad.

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October is Mental Health Month across the Monaro

The garden at “Warreen”, hosting a wedding party.Did you know that Mental Health affects one in fourpeople at some stage of their life, and it does not discriminate across age, sex, nationality, income or background?
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To help raise awareness of Mental Health on the Monaro a barbecue will be held in the ‘Warreen’ Garden on Saturday October 22nd, 2016.

Address: 338 Tuross Road Countegany NSW 2630Time: 12pmCost: $25 per adult/$10.00 per child (up to 12 years old)The catering will be provided by the Numeralla and District Activities Incorporated Group.

A shady place in the garden at “Warreen”.

Included in the ticket cost is a barbecue lunch, salad, glass of wine or soft drink with lunch, tea and coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits and a donation to CAMHS.

A bus will be running from Cooma to ‘Warreen’ and back again. Cost $5 per person. With only 34 seats available – these will be booked quickly. Reserve your bus seat when booking your ticket.

Sophie Longdon from ABC South East will be our special guest speaker, along withNicola Yates; Director of Mental Health Services for Greater Southern andJohn Bowe, local Nurseryman who will discuss the therapeutic and beneficial aspects of gardening

Our Monster Raffle with $4000 worth of prizes will be drawn on the day tickets are selling for $2 each, tickets will be available on the day.

There will also be an auction of the following items:

A signed 2016 Sydney Swans jumperA signed Canberra Raiders training jumperA framed history of George Smith one of the past Wallabies and Brumbies all time greatsAll funds raised will be used to purchase resources for the Cooma Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Booking are essentialFor ticket purchases and inquiries:Phone: 02/6453 3272Email: [email protected]论坛This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.