Bundaberg’s Queensland Schools Intermediate Male Champion and State Representative Chris Rudd produced a brilliant performance to beat his older rivals and win Bargara Triathlon Club’s 2023 Auswide Bank Sprint Triathlon Bargara, last leg of the 2022-23 Queensland Triathlon Series.
Ninety competitors lined up in the 750m Swim, 20km Cycle and 5km Run, with Chris (13-15 years) clocking a slick 1:00.42 to win by 23 seconds from Hayden Small (16-17 years), with his elder brother Ben, the Queensland Schools Intermediate Male title holder and State representative, a further 1:10.00 away in third position.
They were followed home by senior triathletes, Hervey Bay Ironman Jaryd Hamilton (30-34 years) 1:04.49, and 35-39 years duo Lars Olsen (1:05.11) and Bundaberg’s David Wallace (1:05.19).
Chris and Ben’s Next Jenner-ation Coach Rebecca Jenner also did superbly to place 10th overall and be the First Female in 1:08.35.
Team KLL, comprising Kai Woods, Leon Black, and Liam Vaughan, were the Overall winners in the Sprint Tri Teams in 1:10.25.
Jake Perkins and Renee Artup were the Male and Female victors in the Give It a Tri (500m Swim, 10km Cycle, 2.5km Run) Male and Female categories in 40:27 and 45:25 respectively, while Liam Vaughan’s sister Elise was first home in the Turtles (200m Swim, 3km Cycle 500m Run) event in 13:45, a mere three seconds ahead of first Male Nilay Olsen.
Savannah Samuels was the Milbi (100m Swim, 2km Cycle, 300m Run) Overall winner in 9:00, 36 seconds in advance of first Male Daniel Taylor.
Brendan Van Dyk claimed the Hatchlings (30m Wade, 1km Cycle, 150m Run) race in 6:24, with Rachel Taylor the first Female in third position overall in 7:43.
The Bargara Club also conducted its Best Practice Software Pub to Club Ocean Swim on the Saturday with young gun Max O’Brien the 1.5km champion in 23:17, from David Moreny (23:59), with Hayley Brown the Female victor in third place overall in 25:19.
There was also a 3km race, with Lars Olsen powering to a big win in 40:28, and Karen Macpherson a run-away Female winner in 1:03.03.
Bargara Triathlon Club will now stage their Lighthouse Festival Run at Bargara next Sunday, with distances of 42.2, 21.1, 15, 8 and 2km.
FOOTBALL: Across The Waves held out to defeat Mackay Lions 2-1 in the Football Australia Cup sixth round at Martens Oval on Saturday after Zac Nicholas struck early on and Hayden Lobegeier gave them a two-goal buffer just before the break.
Waves will host Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL) FNG heavyweights Edge Hill United in Round 7.
Meanwhile, in the FQPL Wide Bay Men’s competition, second placed United Park Eagles (UPE) were held to a 3-3 draw by Sunbury Blues on Saturday, while in the Women’s League, UPE downed Tinana 4-0, and Tayla Zielke wreaked havoc with six goals as Waves blitzed Bingera 10-2.
Tomorrow in the Men’s league, all at 6pm, UPE meet Fraser Flames at Martens Oval, and Bingera host SC Corinthians, while Waves are away to Doon Villa.
There are two games in the Women’s League tonight, with UPE to face the heat against Flames at Martens Oval at 8.30pm, and Waves to travel to Maryborough for their date with Doon Villa.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Waves Tigers have suffered a massive blow with wing sensation Ponipate Wailevu returning to Fiji – although coach Antonio Kaufusi hopes he will return sooner rather than later – and they will also still be without captain and front row colossus Reece Maughan and his brother and fullback Cody, and workaholic forward Jake McLennan, for their Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade Premiership clash with Wallaroos at Salter Oval tomorrow at 3pm.
But they will welcome back another of their workhorses, James Brosnan, and classy goal kicking centre Lachlan Dullaway.
Meanwhile, on a rare blockbuster triple-header at headquarters, the sky is the limit for Easts Magpies in their 4.45pm mismatch with the beleaguered premiers Hervey Bay Seagulls, who were again mauled by Wests Panthers 80-2 last week, while a battle royale is expected between the Past Brothers and Wests at 6pm.
In the Northern Districts Men’s League, Samson Dau was a hero with two tries and a match winning late field goal as Avondale Tigers ended hosts Isis Devils’ unbeaten record, pipping them 25-24 at Childers Showgrounds on Saturday night, but the Devils turned up the heat in the Women’s League Tag, thrashing the Tigers 36-6 with Courtney Jackson amassing 14 points with two tries and three conversions.
Discovery Coast will host tomorrow’s round, with a Men’s top-of-the-table blockbuster between the Devils and South Kolan Sharks at 1.20pm, before Miriam Vale Magpies chase their first win of the season in their 2.50pm duel with the Tigers.
There is just one Women’s League Tag match with Agnes Water Marlins at home to the all-conquering Gin Gin Hawkettes at 12.20pm.
BASKETBALL: After having the bye last weekend, it will be a big three days for the Bundaberg Bulls and Bears in the Basketball Queensland State League 2 Men’s and Women’s divisions this weekend, each with three road games, against Logan Thunder tonight, RedCity Roar tomorrow afternoon and Southern Districts Spartans on Sunday afternoon.
The Bulls are fourth on the ladder behind Moreton Bay Suns Fire, Thunder, and Spartans, while the Bears are in fifth spot, ahead of Roar and Thunder.
HOCKEY: Premier League Women’s semi-finals will be played at Hinkler Park tomorrow with minor premiers Arrows/Athletics up against fourth seeds Raiders/Rovers at 7.20pm, and No. 2 Granville Rovers taking on No. 3 Waves Cities at 6pm.
There will also be play-offs between the remaining four sides, including with the winless All Blacks meeting Bolts at 3.20pm.
Men’s finals and play-offs will all be played in Hervey Bay.
AFL: Hervey Bay Bombers powered on unbeaten in their AFL Wide Bay Senior Men’s Premiership title defence with an 11.9 (75) to 5.1 (31) win over hosts Brothers Bulldogs on Saturday, while second placed Waves Eagles recorded their third win of the season against Bay Power 9.10 (64) to 4.4 (28).
Flag holders Eagles also continued to sweep all before them in the Takalvan’s Senior Women’s Premiership, downing Power 5.5 (35) to 1.3 (9), while Bulldogs posted their first triumph over the Bombers 2.5 (17) to 1.3 (9).
The Bulldogs will host fierce cross-town rivals Eagles tomorrow, with the Women’s match-up at 1.30pm and Men’s at 3pm.
NETBALL: Three-times defending champions Waves Gold plucked Natives Magpies 69-27 in their Warren Family Homes Division 1 Premiership shoot-out at the Superpark on Saturday, while Hurricanes overpowered Cyclones 55-27 in the all-Brothers affair, and Alloway Blue accounted for Waves Blue 58-33.
Tomorrow, Gold bibs up against Cyclones at 3.30pm, and at 5pm, Alloway goes head-to-head with Hurricanes, and Waves Blue battle it out with Magpies.
Here are all the results from weekend:
AFL WIDE BAY
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 3.5, 4.6, 7.7, 11.9 (75) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 1.1, 2.1, 2.1, 2.1, 5.1 (31).
Bulldogs: Goals: Rhys Coombe 4, Cody Timms. Best: Harrison Hodgson, Jaykob Gooder, Dylan Keam, Tristan Taylor, Kyle Anderson, Tyson Jater.
WAVES EAGLES 1.2, 4.4, 5.8, 9.10 (64) d BAY POWER 2.1, 2.4, 4.4, 4.4 (28).
Eagles – Goals: Jayden Welsh 2, William Bingham 2, Matt Edgeworth, Michael Blair, Fletcher Stone, Nathan Van Eekeren Codie Welsh; Best: Nathan Van Eekeren, Karl Williams, Jayden Enever, Harry Schneider, William Bingham
TAKALVANS SENIOR WOMEN
WAVES EAGLES 0.0, 1.1, 3.2, 5.5 (35) d BAY POWER 0.0, 1.0, 1.2, 1.3 (9)
Eagles – Goals: Kelly Blair 3, Scout Strong, Hayley Gash; Best: Scout Strong, Olivia Wightman, Bethany Gapes, Holly Stone, Kelly Blair.
BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.1, 0.2, 1.4, 2.5 (17) d HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 0.0, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3 (3).
Bulldogs – Goals: Bo Tankey, Triddium Buckle-Perkins; Best: Bo Tankey, Sinead Sheehan, Tayah Hiscocks, Louise Schultz, Triddium Buckle-Perkins, Jayla Tancredi.
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 6.14 (50) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 4.3 (27).
WAVES EAGLES 5.8 (38) d BAY POWER 4.3 (27).
WAVES EAGLES 12.18 (90) d BAY POWER 3.1 (19).
Eagles – Goals: Chase Martin 4, Baxter Stone 3, Isak Hose 2, Rhys Smith, Jack Blackley, Ethan Charlesworth; Best: Tobey Nunn, Jack Blackley, Ethan Charlesworth, Baxter Stone, Isak Hose, Benny Medley
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 9.6 (60) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 3.1.(19).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS RED 10.8 (68) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 4.6 (30)
BAY POWER 16.9 (60) d WAVES EAGLES 0.0 (0)
BROTHERS BULLDOGS WHITE 10.11 (67) d MARYBOROUGH BEARS 1.1 (7).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 9.9 (63) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS RED 0.0 (0).
WAVES EAGLES 7.12 (54) d BAY POWER 4.1 (25).
FOOTBALL QUEENSLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
WIDE BAY MEN
KSS JETS 0 drew SC CORINTHIANS 0
UPE 3 (Josh Adcock 2, Will Bath, Cody Pym) drew SUNBURY BLUES 3
FRASER FLAMES 6 d DOON VILLA 1.
WIDE BAY WOMEN
ATW 10 (Tayla Zielke 6, Alex Brunker, Tia Doyle-Brockfield, Ashlee Bock, Bethany Gapes) d BINGERA 2 (Georgia Minter, Zaire Killen).
UPE 4 (Ruby Rowlands 2, Zoe Linderberg, Kylie Brislane) d TINANA 0
FRASER FLAMES 6 d DOON VILLA 0
FRASER FLAMES 5 d DOON VILLA 1
ATW 4 (Sam Meyer 3, Blake Hunter) d BINGERA 1 (Joshua Watson)
SUNBURY BLUES 3 d UPE 2
SC CORINTHIANS 3 (Joshua Timbrell 2, Zachary Richter) d KSS JETS 1
BAYSIDE STRIKERS 7 d BARGARA WHITE 0
ATW 3 (Noah Briggs, Nathan Saffioti, Riley Dexter) d BAYSIDE STRIKERS 2.
ATW 5 (Harry Taylor 2, Cruz Marschke, Hunter Mason, Virgil Willett) d BARGARA JUST FREIGHT 0
KSS JETS 3 d BAYSIDE TORNADOS 0
WIDE BAY & FRASER COAST
DIV 1 MEN
TINANA 4 d DIGGERS 1
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 1 WOMEN
ATW 1 drew SC CORINTHIANS 1
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 2 MEN
SC CORINTHIANS 2 drew BROTHERS-ASTON VILLA 2
UPE GREEN 4 d ATW 1
GIN GIN 5 (Andrew Evans 3, Jett Slater, Zalen Hazzard) d DIGGERS GOLD 1
UPE RED 3 d BARGARA 0
WIDE BAY NORTH U16 DIV 1
BINGERA FIRE 10 (Cameron Manski 2, Kaelan Meech 2, Liam Giles 2, Michael Connolly 2, Ethan McKeown, Toby Houston) d DIGGERS 1 (Chris Sebastian).
BAV VILLAINS 6 (Jaxon Drinnen 2, Mark Plath, Robert Ross, Swarith Chand, Clancy Doyle) d BARGARA RED 1 (Logan Eade)
WIDE BAY NORTH U13 DIV 1A
BINGERA 3 d GIN GIN 2
BAV VILLAINS 4 d UPE 0
SC CORINTHIANS GLADIATORS 5 (Riley Johnston 2, Lincoln Law, Marko Mandic) d ATW RANGERS 3
WARREN FAMILY HOMES DIVISION 1 PREMIERSHIP
WAVES GOLD 69 d NATIVES MAGPIES 27; BROTHERS HURRICANES 55 d BROTHERS CYCLONES 27; ALLOWAY BLUE 58 d WAVES BLUE 33
NATIVES KOOKABURRAS 42 d FUSION SANDHILLS 17; NATIVES EAGLES 62 d WAVES SILVER 35; ALLOWAY RED 46 d BROTHERS THUNDER 38; BROTHERS MONSOONS 23 d WAVES RED 22
ALLOWAY GREEN 51 d NATIVES SWANS 28; BROTHERS TSUNAMI 29 d NATIVES MACAWS 19
NATIVES FIREBIRDS 51 d FUSION WESSEL PETROLEUM 26; BROTHERS LIGHTNING 29 d ALLOWAY MAROON 13; ALLOWAY AQUA 29 d WAVES PINK 22
BROTHERS TORNADOES 26 d BROTHERS TWISTERS 21; FUSION FORCE 45 d NATIVES LORIKEETS 27
BROTHERS WILDFIRES 38 d WAVES MAGENTA 10; WAVES AQUA 26 d ALLOWAY YELLOW 23
BROTHERS TYPHOONS 48 d WAVES JADE 12; BROTHERS VOLCANOES 34 d FUSION PRECISIOJN 29; NATIVES KINGFISHERS 27 d WAVES TEAL 19.
WAVES EMERALDS 54 d WAVES SAPPHIRES 20; BROTHERS STORM 53 d FUSION BRENDAN O’DONNELL FENCING 38
ALLOWAY EMERALDS 42 d BROTHERS AVALANCHES 1; BROTHERS WHIRLWINDS 34 d WAVES CYAN 12
ALLOWAY ORANGE 39 d BROTHERS HEAT 3; FUSION FIRESTORM 31 d BROTHERS BLIZZARDS 7; NATIVES TOUCANS 12 d WAVES PURPLE 0
FUSION FIREFLIES 23 d WAVES FUCHSIA 14; ALLOWAY PURPLE 26 d NATIVES PARROTTS 7
WAVES VIOLET 31 d ALLOWAY LILAC 21; FUSION SHIFT AUTO 33 d WAVES MAROON 5
RUGBY LEAGUE BUNDABERG
BUNDABERG BROADCASTERS A GRADE PREMIERSHIP
WESTS PANTHERS 80 (Tyson DOUGLAS, Lochlan MODROW, Ryan BUGEJA, Chris ROBINSON, Daniel TANNER, Israel POWER 2, Connor YEATS 2, Ilaiasi PONGI, Dyirun JOHNSON, Viliami Molisi, Zander KERR tries; Chris Robinson 12 goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 2 (Manumalo Salue penalty).
EASTS MAGPIES 22 (Delroy TANNER, William WALTHALL, Sakiusa DREUNIMOLEA tries; Ben HUDSON 3 goals) d WAVES TIGERS 14 (Kale Johnson 2, Ponipate Wailevu tries; Layton Chambers goal).
PAST BROTHERS 44 (Thomas Sly, Benaiah KAMBANEI 2, Corey FINDLAY 4, Mitchell TAYLOR, Thomas KRONK tries; Matthew CRAVEN 4 goals) d WALLAROOS 10 (Jackson Gouge, Fredrick Cobbo tries; Jorden Kemble goal).
RESERVE GRADE PREMIERSHIP
PAST BROTHERS 32 d WALLAROOS 18
EASTS MAGPIES 24 d WAVES TIGERS 10.
HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 54 d WESTS PANTHERS 4.
SOUTH BURNETT 32 d WAVES TIGERS 6.
WALLAROOS 20 d HERVEY BAY 16
BUNDABERG BROTHERS 40 (Oliver SMITH, Levi MONCKTON 3, Charlie KEECH-REEVES, Lukas BLAIR, Jack Tyers tries; Jomar GUSTILO 3, Levi MONCKTON, Lukas BLAIR goals) d WESTS 8 (Brody LAKE try; Darnell Saunders, Brody LAKE goals).
HERVEY BAY 24 d WALLAROOS 18
WESTS 34 (Kyjuan TANNA 2, Darius FREEMAN, Lael LAMPTON 2, Locklan MAHER tries; Levi BROUGH 5 goals) d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 20 (Curtis Russell 2, Kobe Allen 2 tries; Jeremiah Solomon 2 goals).
MAGPIES 50 (Levi Hack 3, Harrison Candy 2, Cayde LISTER 2, Beau GALLOWAY, Jack Johnson tries; Billy Frohloff 5, Hunter Rudd, Cayde LISTER goals) d WESTS 14 (Kobe Hall, Frankie Cooper tries; Nathan Eggmolesse goal).
HERVEY BAY 22 d WAVES 4
WALLAROOS 38 d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 28
MARYBOROUGH BROTHERS 34 d MARLINS 12
MARYBOROUGH BROTHERS 50 d CHILDERS 4
BUNDABERG BROTHERS BLUE 26 (Thomas DE LACY, Lachlan RAE, Jacob THOMPSON tries; Lachlan RAE 3 goals) d WESTS 6
WAVES 28 (Koby Cross 2, Jesse Scott 2 tries; Kobey Walsh, Jesse Scott goals) d HERVEY BAY 12
Avondale 25 (Samson Dau 2, Simione Navuto, Nathan Leather tries; Jackson Brown, Brendon McKeown 3 goals; Samson Dau Field Goal) d Isis 24 (Chris Wicks 2, Brent Hass, Riley Kearton, Tavina Letoa tries; Brent Hass 2 goals).
WOMEN’S LEAGUE TAG
Isis 36 (Klarissa Campbell, Lily Bauer 2, E Blanch, Courtney Jackson 2, Ana Kehl tries; Courtney Jackson 3, Ana Kehl goals) d Avondale: 6 (Daniela Giovannoni try; Britani Jones goal).
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