Region has another big year in sport
MANJIMUP’s parkrunners met for the 200th time to enjoy the group’s milestone run.
The group meets each Saturday morning at the King Jarrah picnic area to run or walk the 5km track. They are part of the global Parkrun community of more than 500,000 members.
SOME of the world’s best cross country mountain bikers descended on Pemberton at the weekend for round 5 and 6 of the MTBA Perth Mountain Bike Club National.
Tasmanian mountain biker Ben Bradley was successful across the two days of the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park in the elite men’s category.
BRIDGETOWN Cricket Club finished the home and away season undefeated and on top of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association ladder after a 159-run win over Dingup in round 14 as part of the club’s inaugural MND WA charity match on Saturday.
The club raised more than $9000 on the day in honour of Noelene Glancy and paid tribute to all the businesses and individuals who donated to the cause.
MIXED netball returned to Manjimup with the Fast 5 competition.
Fast 5 netball is a modified form of the game with five players per team on the court at a time, a different scoring system and shorter quarters.
GARY Higgs completed his stellar 2017/18 Super Sedan season with a convincing win in the final round of the Summer Series at the Southern Forest Machinery Raceway on Saturday night.
Higgs started on the front row alongside Mount Barker’s Chris Pavlovich for the 20-lap final.
WEST Australian team John O’Dowd and Tom Wilde claimed the first round of the CAMS Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championships at the Trade Hire Karri Rally outside Manjimup at the weekend.
Driver O’Dowd and his co-driver Wilde – who is also the reigning WA Rally State Champion – finished first at the rally, winning three and second in the other four stages in their 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
FINE weather plus good numbers and great results from competitors made for a successful Easter tournament at Bridgetown Lawn Tennis Club on Monday.
Numbers were similar to last year with about 230 entries, tournament director Chris Shedley said, while the courts had played well due to the hard work of groundsman Ciaran Stewart.
THE final event at the Southern Forest Machinery Raceway took place on Saturday night with Tim King winning the Limited Sprintcar race in a weather-affected meeting.
King was the highest point scorer after claiming a first and third in his heats and he chose to start from the inside line.
DRIVER Eli Evans claimed his first win since 2015 at the Make Smoking History Forest Rally at the weekend.
Taking place across tracks in Busselton and Nannup, the rally represents round two of the 2018 CAMS Australian Rally Championship.
MORE than 350 riders took part in the Karri Cup Mountain Bike Challenge in Northcliffe at the weekend with Dave Hind taking out the open 100km division.
Hind crossed the finish line less than one second ahead of Rowan Brown in a time of 3hr 43 min 22.68 sec.
THE Manjimup Netball Association under 14 development team is celebrating going through undefeated at the Members Carnival.
The team participated in the June 2-4 carnival with teams from throughout the State.
THE Lower South West Football League representative colts side has again fared well at the annual Great Southern Colts Carnival by playing off in the grand final before losing to the Peel Football Netball League by 19 points.
Unfortunately, the LSWFL did not handle the wild blustery conditions, especially in the crucial third term of the grand final, which cost them dearly in the end.
MORE than 100 Manjimup Senior High School students attended this year’s Senior High Schools’ Country Week in Perth.
Defending its title as the top Tier 2 school from the regions, MSHS entered A division teams in boys AFL, girls basketball and netball, as well as B, C and D division teams across soccer, volleyball, netball, basketball and touch rugby.
IMPERIALS gave the Lower South West Football League competition a timely reminder they are still a force heading into finals when they handed Deanmill their first loss of the season at Imperials Oval.
The Magpies weathered the Hawks’ challenge in a tight first half and then, courtesy of a dominant second-half performance featuring greater forward power, kicked clear to claim the 13.8 (86) to 7.8 (50) triumph.
THE seventh and final round of the 2018 XCO State Mountain Bike Series was held at Balingup’s Linga Longa Bike Park on Sunday.
The trails were always going to be challenging for the riders and weeks of rain prior to the event did nothing but exacerbate the situation.
The LSWFL league first semistages final turned into a non-event with the expectation of an intriguing contest evaporating in the first 15 minutes as Tigers steamrolled a lacklustre Bridgetown Bulldogs with a quickfire six-goal burst to set up a massive 133-point victory.
The speed and precision at which the Tigers hit the contest was breathtaking, completely blowing the Bulldogs off Kojonup Oval to the tune of a 24.14 (158) to 5.5 (35) belting.
IT was a tight race for the 2018 LSWFL Tyrepower Medal with only two votes between winner Jack Bridgland and the runner-up.
Bridgland, of Bridgetown Football Club, racked up 40 votes for the fairest and best award across the season while runner-up Jeff Smith, of Tigers, garnered 38.
The Warren Women’s Hockey Association finished in exciting fashion on Saturday with the A-grade and B-grade grand finals.
In A-grade, Nationals defeated Cougars 3-2 in extra time with the game’s MVP Hayley Favero and the season MVP Mel Booth announced, with runner-up Mel Waters.
A SQUAD of 15 Warren-Blackwood Junior Cricket Association players will attend their first competition in Bunbury next week.
The team will compete in the Bunbury Districts Junior Cricket Association’s Year 10 competition.
More than 700 people put their athleticism to the test at the 40th Blackwood Marathon held in the Bridgetown and Boyup Brook region at the weekend.
There were 151 teams competing in the marathon. The five stages consisted of running, canoeing, swimming, equestrian and cycling.
YORNUP man Robert Doust has returned from Alice Springs victorious after winning multiple events at the Masters Games.
The games are a biennial event run to bring the masters sport demographic together to keep active.
Under-16 teams from throughout the South West descended on the Manjimup Indoor Sports Stadium for the U16 PrintSync Slammers Regional Carnival on Saturday.
There were a total of 17 teams across two boys divisions and two girls divisions, including two Manjimup teams.
THE Australian Scooter Association held one of its State title qualifier rounds at Manjimup Skate Park at the weekend.
The competition had eight different age categories, from under-7 to under-25, including a pro category.
There are only 10 days until the Manjimup Speedway season gets under way for the highly anticipated 2018-2019 season.
Long before the first event on December 29, the speedway club members have been preparing for the season with work that includes upgrading the track surface.
September: Imperials' stunning performance in the League Grand Final earned them a hard-fought 2018 Premiership flag with a final score of Imperials 14.6 (90) d Deanmill 12.16 (88). Pemberton Oval was jam-packed with football fans as they turned out for the three LSWFL Grand Finals.
April: Brielle, 12, and Taizley Krispyn, 9, right, take a moment with their swimming coach Hyojin Son after their wins at the long course championships.
November: Kearnan College students can look forward to their specialised netball program in 2019 now they are affiliated with Netball WA.
March: Bridgetown Cricket Club celebrates back-to-back premiership wins in the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association.
May: Michelle Aiken holds her medal and ribbon from the Special Olympics National Games in April.
June: New South Wales motocross rider Dean Ferris has come away with the Manjimup 15,000 overall win in this debut at the event.
July: Tessa and Rachel Kilchenmann will travel to Perth twice a week for training ahead of the championships in September.
October: Cindy Gibellini with her trophy from the WA State Armwrestling Championships.