Last Saturday the grand finals of the 2019 Saturday morning netball competition were played in almost spring like conditions. In Division 1 the Tigers were up against the Pumas who came away with the win. The Go Division saw the Pumas and Wildcats battling it out. Pumas were the stronger team claiming the win.
The Parkes High School open girls tennis team came away with a bronze medal at the state finals in Nelson Bay last week.
This is the team’s best performance ever and the team of Hannah and Phoebe Potts, Holly McColl and Maddy McCormick could not be happier with the achievement after all the hard work they had put in. The Parkes High School open boys team also played in the final and ended in fourth place.
Four young Parkes squash players won titles at the Parkes Junior Open last weekend. The event attracted 50 players from all around NSW, ACT, Victoria and even the UK including 16 Parkes players in the mix. Flying the flag for Parkes were Cooper Feldner winner of the under 11 division, Henry Kross won the under 13A division, Holly McColl the under 17B and Lockie Miller the under 17A division.
Parkes Shire Councillor Pat Smith assisted with the presentations.
Last Saturday was a very foggy morning with the smallest members of Parkes Netball, the NET division, having their presentation.
The committee hopes you have had a fun year of Netball and can’t wait for you to come back next year.
Saturday also saw the last general rounds of divisions 1 and Go. With some games ending in a draw or forfeit, this has made the points tally mix up a little with some surprising results.
Semi-finals start this weekend with a reminder to respect all players and officials while on and off the courts. Umpires decisions are final.
Results Division 1:
• Tigers 28 v Pumas 28 – MVP Ella Harbidge and Matayah Guy
• Wildcats forfeit to Panthers
Results Go Division:
• Pumas 10 v Wildcats 5 – MVP Mhairi Wyllie and Grace Dunford
• Tigers 18 v Panthers 16 – MVP Jose Jennings and Sienna Barber
The final of the Club Championship Triples was played this week with Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson (sub for Maree Grant) and Pat Cooney taking the title.
They defeated Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame and Rhona Went in a very close game all the way. The score ended up 18 – 15. A great shot by Pat on the last end took the win away from the runners-up.
In social games played Di Howell, Merilyn Rodgers and Rosemary Mitchell defeated Margaret Hawken, Frances Charlton and Kim Evans. Kay Craft, Valmai Westcott and Brenda Davies defeated Jean Kennedy, Jan McPhee and Joan Simpson, while Audrey Jones, Chris Cox and Flo Riseborough defeated Carol Reed, Chris Curtis and Marja Iffland. Winners for the day: Kay, Valmai, Brenda and runners-up Jean, Jan and Joan.
Forbes won against Parkes in the Cannon-Merritt Cup and took home the trophy.
Weekend Pennants was won by Forbes with only one point between Forbes and Parkes, a very social time was had by all involved.
The Classic Triples will be on 24 – 25th August and helpers are needed please.
The Taber Shield will be held at Parkes on 19th September.
The Club Championship Fours open on 20th August and close 12pm on 3rd September.
Divisions 1 and 2 put on a great show last Saturday using all the skills they have learnt over the season to deliver some great scoring games. The final general round will be played this weekend, while the NET girls will have their final session and presentation this week. They had an absolute blast learning new skills, having fun and meeting new friends. Thank you to Natasha Barber for her time every week show these girls how fun netball can be. This competition would not be possible without parent helpers. It is great to see the amount of volunteers who help with coaching/managing, canteen duties, set up and pack up.
Parkes Hockey is looking for community votes as one of 41 projects in the Orange electorate competing for My Community Projects funds.
My Community Project funds projects in each NSW electorate to help improve the wellbeing of people and communities. Successful projects will be determined through a public vote and the projects that receive the most support will receive funding.
Currently, Parkes Hockey Inc has no storage facility to accommodate carnival equipment including tents, feather flags, tables, chairs, goalie gear, age group uniforms and rep shirts, as well as maintenance and bbq equipment.
Storage will not only protect and accommodate more equipment to be stored on site, but also provide ample seating and shelter for supporters and families at the precinct.
Why vote for this project?
• Enable Parkes to bid and host state carnivals, and hopefully one day a national qualifier for Hockey Australia.
• Make Parkes a sporting ‘hot spot’ advertising the region.
• Offering active choices for community members from children to older members.
Get behind Parkes Hockey and go to this website to cast your vote: https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/
The Parkes Boars played the Blayney Rams at home last Saturday. The score ended in a 5-5 draw with Ben Ryan scoring the try for Parkes. Benjamin Rathbone chalked up his 150th game for the Boars!