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Saturday’s less-than-ideal weather didn’t stop South Aussie sports from putting on a show for local fans.

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Baseball

Women’s League Div 1

The Southern Districts have booked a spot in this Friday’s Grand Final after beating Sturt in the Preliminaries 7-2.

The Southern Districts have found their form at the right time, winning two straight elimination games despite finishing in fourth on the ladder—the lowest place guaranteeing a finals spot.

The Districts will now look to prevent Glenelg from backing up their minor premiership with a Grand Final victory.

The Southern Districts will have their hands full at West Beach Diamond 1 at 7:00 pm on Friday, as they have lost all three games they played against Glenelg earlier this season.

Athletics

Interclub Week 12

In the 12th and final Interclub of the 2020-2021 Summer Season, athletes made the most of less-than-ideal weather to display some impressive performances and contests on Saturday.

One highlight was the Seeded Women 800m Final Heat 1, where Grace Deacon took out first place by the skin of her teeth, winning by 00.19 seconds. Deacon finished the 800m event in a time of 2:18.00, with second-placed Victoria Cholsh grabbing a competitive time of 2:18.19.

The top two finished with some breathing space from the rest of the field, with third-placed Caitlin Slobedman grabbing a time of 2:21.56.

Swimming

2021 SA Open Water Championships

The 2021 SA Open Water Championships were held yesterday at the West Lakes Rowing Centre, featuring some of the state’s top swimming talent. The championships consisted of 16 individual events, with one of the highlights being the 13-18 Female 5 km swim, with Marion Swimming Club claiming all three top spots.

Kiana Pearce’s strong performance saw her take out first place with some breathing space on the competition, with over one minute separating her from second placed Katie Natt. Pearce finished with a time of 01:07:51.4 whilst Natt grabbed a respectable time of 01:09:01.3.

Kenya Thomas was not far behind, rounding out the top three with a time of 01:09:21.1

Surf Life Saving

SLS SA Masters States 2020-21

Surf Life Saving SA kicked off what will be a busy month for upcoming state championships, with the Masters State Championships held over the weekend at Christies Beach. The 30-year-old and over competition hosted multiple events which featured the likes of 2 x 1km team Run Relays, Board Rescues, Surf and Board Races, along with a host of other events.

One highlight of the championships was in the 110yrs min NGS 2 x 1km Reach Run Relay. Brighton (SA) Team A secured top spot, beating out second-placed Grange Team A and third-placed Port Noarlunga Team  .

Fans who missed out on the Masters State Championships will still be able to catch plenty of entertainment this weekend at the Junior State Championships at Seacliff beach.

Tennis

International

Australia’s Matt Ebden’s fairy-tale run in the Open 13 Provence in France has come to an end, after retiring through injury in the semi-final early Sunday morning against world No.3 Daniil Medvedev.

Ebden, who is ranked 287th in the world, retired mid-way through his second set after Medvedev got out to a 6-4, 3-0 lead.

The 33-year-old Aussie can still hold his head high after an impressive tournament performance which saw him become the lowest ranked semi-finalist in the tournament’s history, off the back of a big win in the Quarter Final against world No. 21 Karen Khachanov.

Lawn Bowls

Bowls SA recently announced the Alexandrina Council Senior Supa Series and Bowls Fest Event set to be held between Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23.

The Senior Supa Series will see bowlers compete across three locations in the Fleurieu region over three days. The series will kick off on the Monday at Strathalbyn, before heading to Goolwa on the Tuesday, finishing at Port Elliot on Wednesday.

Event goers will also be able to attend a range of other activities, starting Wednesday, April 21.

Port Elliot Bowling Club will kick off the Bowls Fest Event, hosting a Business of Bowls Breakfast on the Wednesday, followed by a Coach Development Workshop, along with a range of other teaching materials, on the Thursday.

Friday will see a Club Development Workshop set to be held at the Milang Bowling Club.

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