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The weekend saw impressive performances and milestones across everything from lacrosse to bowls to rowing.

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Lacrosse

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The Bombers have taken the first game of their three-game grand final series against the Raptors, winning 14-12.  It was back and forth early on in the match until the Bombers got out to an 11-5 lead in the third quarter, giving them some breathing space. The Raptors managed to fight back, bringing it to 13-12, with just over a minute left in the match. Yet, the Bombers grabbed a late-minute goal, sealing the win and taking control of the series.

The Raptors will look to bounce back this Friday in game two of the series, set for 8:00 pm at Blackwood Recreation Centre.

Triathlon

2020-21 West Lakes Triathlon Series Race 3

Mitchell Reinhard won yesterday’s West Lakes Triathlon Series Race 3—long course, which consisted of a 750m swim, 19.5km cycle and 3km run. The Tempo Systems Triathlon Club triathlete representative topped the overall leader board in the Long Course with a time of 00:54:43.7. Last week’s Open Men’s Silver Sands Triathlon winner, Patrick Goodwin, finished just behind Reinhard with a time of 00:55:36.6

Paige Cranage was the only female to break into the top ten in the overall category, finishing seventh in a time of 01:03:48.4. Emily Steven just missed out on the top ten, finishing in eleventh with a time of 01:05:06.2, making her the second quickest female of the day in the Long Course.

Athletics

Interclub Week 10

Christine Gayen had a day to remember on Saturday’s Interclub week 10, winning both the Women High Jump Final in the Open Women, and the Open Women Shot Put-4kg Final. Gayen won the shot put with a result of 11.37m, comfortably ahead of second-placed Scarlett Arnold-Oakes, who recorded a result of 9.18.

In the Women High Jump Final, Gayen finished with a result of 1.52, leaving Maya Lange and Tessa Bugeja to settle for second and third respectively at 1.47 for both.

Rowing

School Premiership Series #3

The Final: Schoolgirl Yr 8/9 D Coxed Quad race was able to stand out from a busy crowd, with over 60 races held on Saturday at the Alex Ramsay Regatta Course. The First placed Seymour College was able to secure a win with less than half a second separating them from second-placed Walford Anglican.

Seymour College finished the 1000m race in a time of 4:44.45, with Walford grabbing a time of 4:44:87. Scotch College Adelaide—who wrapped up the top three— finished further behind with a time of 5:02.23.

Softball

Sturt Falcon’s Dionne Biddell marked a record achievement after playing her 800th club game on Saturday. The softballer represented them in the C grade against Port Adelaide Black before playing again later that day against Seacombe. The memorable day was topped off with a win in both games, first beating Port Adelaide Black 14-2, then beating Seacombe 10-5. Both wins see Sturt sit top of the C Grade Ladder.

Lawn Bowls

The Bowls community is mourning the passing of former South Australian representative Les Schulz. Schulz boasted a bowling resume that saw him represent the state on 62 occasions. Throughout his bowls career, he won the State Champion of Champion singles in 1982-83, Adelaide Masters Singles in 1979, and the Country Carnival Singles in 1979. Along with this, he was also crowned the Angaston Bowling Club singles winner 22 times.

In his memory, the Angaston Bowling Club is holding the Les Schulz Memorial Day Open 4’s bowls tournament on March 28.

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