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The long weekend didn’t stop local sports action across the state, and the nation.

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Swimming

2021 State LC Age Championships

Ferg Mclachlan took out a tight win in yesterday’s Men 16-Year-Old 50 LC Metre Freestyle Finals, with a time of 24.20. Noah Caton grabbed second place with a time of 24.55. Both swimmers improved on their preliminary times, Mclachlan was quicker by 0.22 seconds with Caton improving his time slightly by 0.06 seconds. Jordan White came third, finishing the 50m freestyle in 25.35 seconds.

Surf Boats

2021 Team Navy ASRL Open

The Australian Surf Rowers League championships was held over the weekend in Mollymook, NSW, featuring teams from multiple states, including South Australia.

South Australia’s very own South Port Stormies fought through the multiple rounds to finish second in the U19 Female category, while the Somerton Stormers just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the U23 Female category and the Brighton Broncos came fifth in the Reserve Female.

The South Australia state teams put together a strong performance, picking up a bronze medal in the Interstate competition on the back of a silver finish in the team relay.

Racquetball

2021 SA Racquetball Open

The 2021 SA Racquetball Open, held over the weekend at Campbelltown Aquatic and Recreation Centre, consisted of single events on Saturday and doubles on Sunday.

Justin Beard put on a scintillating display, beating Craig Amber 21-4, 21-3 to crown himself the Men’s Open winner.

The Women’s Open was a tighter affair, with Rema Muniandy defeating Corinne Yallup-Cross 22-21, 21-11.

Baseball

Division 1

Sturt are the Division 1 Minor Premiers after beating Port Adelaide 13-3 on Sunday. Sturt finished the season with 25 wins and 5 losses. The club was pushed all the way with second-placed West Torrens missing out on top spot by one point after beating the eighth placed Golden Grove Central Districts 7-5.  The semi finals begin this weekend.

Hockey

Hockey SA’s 2021 Senior Fixtures were recently announced. Reigning women’s Premier League champions Port Adelaide will begin their title defence against Forestville on Saturday, March 20 at the State Hockey Centre.

The men’s Premier League grand final champions Seacliff will meet Burnside at the Seacliff Hockey club on Saturday, March 20. Both the Premier League and Metro 1 Grand Finals will be held between September 17-18.

Rowing

2021 Schools Premiership Series #4 Regatta

Saturday’s regatta at the Alex Ramsay Regatta course saw at tight finish in the A Final: Schoolgirl 1st Four. Loreto Marryatville were met with unrelenting pressure from Pulteney Grammar, with the latter finishing the 2000m event only 0.85 seconds behind. First placed Loreto Marryatville finished with a time of 8:17.28. Walford Anglican kept up with the two, finishing third in a time of 8:18.62.

Football (the roundball kind)

The fixtures for the 2021 Senior Men’s Competitions were recently announced by Football SA. The NPLSA three-peat champions Campbelltown City will kick off their title defending campaign against Adelaide City on Friday, April 9, in the opening game of the season.

Newly promoted sides South Adelaide and Sturt Lions will first meet on Saturday, July 3.

The season will consist of 22 rounds, with the last round being held on Saturday, September 18. Currently, no dates have been announced on when the finals series will begin.

Athletics

Interclub Week 11

Christine Gayen had a day to remember at the Interclub 11 on Saturday, winning both the Open Women Long Jump Final and the Open Women 100m Hurdles – 84cm [1H] Final.

Gayen first grabbed the win in the 100m hurdles, finishing in a time of 15.32. Second place was snatched up by Scarlett Arnold-Oakes with a time of 15.95. Lily Mackereth finished third with a time of 16.21.

Gayen backed it up in the long jump, cruising to a comfortable win and posting a result of 5.80. Jade Walas and Imogen Nobbs rounded out the top three, with Walas grabbing a result of 5.37, leaving Nobbs to settle for a respectable 5.16.

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