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Broken records, multiple state championships and a grand final win made the weekend a big one for local sport.

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Lacrosse

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The Bombers were able to win game two of their three-game-grand final series against the Raptors 13-12, taking out the Living Choice Australia SA Indoor Lacrosse League in dramatic fashion.

The Raptors were moments away from forcing a game three, leading 12-11 with just a minute to play. Yet they let it slip, with the Bombers tying it up, before scoring the game winning goal with just six seconds remaining.

The tough blow will be devastating for the Raptors, knowing they were moments away from forcing a game-three and keeping their championship hopes alive.

Cycling

Australian Cycling Team’s Maeve Plouffe broke the Australian Elite Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit record on Saturday, clocking a time of 3:25.44 at the Auscycling SA State Championships in Gepps Cross.

The 21-year-old eclipsed the previous time of 3:25.921 which was set by Ashlee Ankudinoff in 2019. Plouffe will use the result as a steppingstone as she gears up for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games set for this July. She backed up the record the next day with a win in the State Championship’s Madison with teammate Alex Manly.

Rowing

2021 South Australian State Championships

More than 100 races were held on the weekend at the 2021 South Australian State Championships at the Alex Ramsay Regatta Course. The top rowing talent from across the state came out, displaying many high-class performances. None arguably better than in the Under 17 Women’s Double Scull Final, where Loreto Marryatville 1 dominated the field, finishing the 2000m event in a time of 8:10.02, 28.43 seconds quicker than second-placed Seymour College 1 who posted a time of 8:38.45.

St Peter’s Girls 1 rounded out the top three in a time of 8:54.02, 44 seconds behind first place.

International

Baseball

South Aussie Riley Yeatman has signed with Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. The 17-year-old will join the baseball outfit for Spring Training in 2022 after the completion of his schooling.

Yeatman will join a Padres team that is expected to be one of the favourites to feature in the World Series this season.

This comes after Yeatman was also named an invitee to April’s National Junior Camp along with fellow South Aussie Darcy Barry. The camp, held at the Australian Institute of Sport, will run for eight days from April 3-11. Both South Australians will hope to impress at the camp, as they look to book a spot in the National Teams roster for the 2021 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup held in Florida in September.

Athletics

2021 Copyworld Toshiba State Track and Field Championships

Adam Goddard was able to beat out Adrian Potter’s strong challenge in Saturday’s Open Men 1500m Final, Heat 1, finishing just over a second quicker on his route to grabbing first place. Goddard finished with a time of 3:51.11, with Potter just behind in a time of 3:52.27. Third-placed Nicklaus Blum was right up there with the two, finishing in a time of 3:53.22, which was just ahead of Lachlan Scott, who finished in fourth with a time of 3:53.26.

Triathlon

Whyalla Triathlon

The Whyalla Triathlon put athletes competing in the Enticer course through a 300m swim, 10km ride and 2km run. Thomas Payne topped the overall leader board with a time of 00:37.44.1, leaving Matt Middleton to settle for second with a time of 00:38.32.3.

Alison Wade was the quickest female in the Enticer, finishing third in the overall leader board with a time of 00:38.35.5. Fourth place Tayah Liffner was the second quickest female of the day, completing the course in a time of 00:39:21.1.

Volleyball

Volleyball SA is calling on the local community to save the Pirie Street Volleyball Courts after the Adelaide City Council announced plans to sell the land for redevelopment.

The council is welcoming public opinion through a public consultation process, prompting a Volleyball SA media release stating:

“This is everyone’s chance to have their say about the importance of this venue to you and your teams

“I know some of you have been regular users of the venue for over ten years and it has been a key part of the CBD for over 20 years so we know that many of you will have a view.

“The more input the council receives, the more weight it gives to the needs of Adelaide City Beach users and the volleyball community, so we would ask you to please make the effort to submit your views.”

The consultation process closes Monday, March 29 at 5:00pm.

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