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Not JUST the footy scores


The weekend of sport saw blistering speeds on the track and on the water as well as some blowout scorelines.

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Australian International Pedal Prix

Pembroke College stamped its mark on the pedal prix circuit by winning both the senior and middle school categories at the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series at The Bend motorsport park in Tailem Bend on Sunday.

Racing for six hours straight, the human-powered machines can reach speeds past 50km per hour and teams need to plan pit stops and changeovers to the second to stay in the hunt.

The primary school category was taken out by the kids racing The Comet from Crafers Primary School.

The open community class saw “a great battle out front between #1 Wattle Racing and #52 Aurora Racing” with Aurora Racing holding on for the win.


State League

There were some blowout scores in both the Women’s and Men’s State League lacrosse competition over the weekend. The Blue Warriors, a composite women’s team of Woodville and Sturt, thrashed Wilderness 19-5 on Friday, with Australian representative Olivia Parker scoring 7 of the goals for the Warriors. Woodville young gun Holly Dini added 4 to the total. In the Men’s League, Glenelg ran over Sturt 17-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Barratt Reserve in West Beach.

Past players, members and friends of Seacombe Women’s Lacrosse Club are invited to the launch of the history of the club, researched and written by Judy Thurgood. Hosted at the Brighton Lacrosse Club on Sunday 20 June from 2–5pm, tickets are $10 per person with afternoon tea provided and bar facilities available.


Zhaoxuan Xiao of the Adelaide Swords Club / Pulteney Grammar School won the Fencing SA U17/20 Mens Foil Tableau on the weekend, while Ashleigh Kurbatfinski of the Adelaide Swords Club won the women’s state competition.

The Open Named & Veteran Event will be held at The Lights Community & Sports Centre this weekend, 30 May, from 9-5, where the Open categories of Epee, Sabre and Foil will be fought.


Entries are open for the Hurley Winter Classic to be held over the weekend of the 12-13 June 2021. One of South Australia’s premier Open Surfing Events, organisers promise it will be held “in the best possible surf we can find, preferably Waits or Parsons”.


Premier League

A close game between Brighton Rugby Club and Onkaparinga in Round 7 of the competition saw Brighton nudge Onkaparinga 27-25 by scoring one more try after giving away three penalty kicks. The win places Brighton clear at the top of the Coopers Premier league ladder with 34 points, leading second-place Burnside at 23 points.

Woodville downed Adelaide University 39-19 and Southern Suburbs beat Port Adelaide 38-12.


The 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships

The final races of five days of paddling saw State v State battles in the Men’s and Women’s K4 500m.

Queensland boats took out both the finals, with the women racing the 500m in 1:46.10, a full 2.43 ahead of second-placed WA and almost 5 seconds faster than NSW.

In the men’s race, Queensland clocked 1:31.14, beating NSW by 2 seconds, with the SA K4 of Jesse Kneebone-Ellis, Reece Bacchus, Daniel Kucharski and Will Spencer finishing third.

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