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Logan claims rowing medal at Bucca

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Logan Caville of Bundaberg State High School claimed bronze in the single sculls at Queensland Schools Championship Regatta.

Logan Caville, of Bundaberg State High School, continued his emergence in rowing, claiming our Region's only medal at the 2023 Rum City Foods Queensland Schools Championships Regatta at Bucca last week, grabbing Bronze in the Blue Riband Championship Schoolboys Single Scull.

He crossed the line in the tough 2000m event in 8:05.41, behind Nicholas Barlow (Brisbane State High School) (7:49.78), and Ben Shuttlewood (The Southport School) (7:51.03).

Last year's Bronze Medallist in the event, Zac Freeman, of St Luke’s Anglican School, also again qualified for the final, before winding up fifth in 8:19.13.

Logan also qualified for the final in his only other event at the titles, the Championships Schoolboys Year 11 Single Scull, but with that race rowed less than an hour later, he finished almost four seconds slower, placing sixth behind five competitors, none of whom featured in the Open final and were therefore fresher, in a time of 8:09.21.

Logan, whose father Al was a former long-serving star for Bundaberg Bulls in the Basketball Queensland State League, was “stoked” to claim his first state medal and admitted that fatigue was a factor in the Year 11 finale.

“It was very good to represent my school and manage to get Bundy a Bronze medal,” Logan said.

“In the Grade 11 single, it was my fourth race on a big day, two semis and two finals, and I was very buggered by the end of it.”

The 16-year-old has been rowing for five years but did not reach any finals at last year’s state titles, also at Bucca, and he attributes his improvement to starting with master-coach Rod Dick after that regatta.

“I’ve certainly had better coaching, and I’ve trained harder and wanted to get improvement,” he said.

Logan also made his Australian Championships debut in Perth earlier this year and came home with a Silver Medal after accepting an invitation to row with two boys from Hunter Valley and one from Essendon in the Under-17 Boys Quad Scull.

“They contacted my coach and asked me to row, and I said sure, I will take the experience, and it was something you could only dream of,” he said.

Logan also contested four other events at the nationals, the U17 singles, in which he made it to the B Final and placed second, the U17 doubles, and the U19 doubles and schoolboys singles.

Logan said his next regatta would be the Graded Queensland State Titles at the start of December at the Queensland Regatta Centre at Wyaralong Dam.

“I will also head off again to the nationals next year, and I want to get as far as I can in the sport – I would love to row for Australia one day, and I want to make the Pathways team try out at the states (championships) in January,” he said.


Congratulations to Across The Waves on a famous victory in the Football Queensland Premier League Champions League Regional Final at Underwood Park Brisbane on Saturday, upstaging Cairns heavyweights Leichardt FC 1-0 with a first half goal to teenage sensation Preston Cox.

To bounce back from their heart-breaking 3-2 extra-time loss to United Park Eagles in the McDonald's FQPL Wide Bay Men's Grand Final a week earlier and pull off a stunning result showed tremendous character and spirit.

They will now take on Surfers Paradise Apollo in the Final at a To Be Determined venue on Saturday 7th October.


Captain and reigning Tallon Medallist Mitchell Parsons, continued his superb form, scoring an unbeaten 100 from just 98 balls to spearhead Brothers to a six-wicket victory over Norths in their Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership clash at Salter Oval on Saturday

However he was only credited with 99 because the first of two runs which he ran to bring up his “ton” took them past Norths’ modest total of 168, so the game was officially ended then.

Still, he produced another masterclass, hitting 10 fours and two sixes to lead them home in an unbroken partnership of 100 with his good mate Sam Pearson (29 not out) after the match had been in the balance at 4-69.

Earlier, Norths fell away after a promising start, led by opener Shannon Smith with 56, but a collapse of 10-112, including a late implosion of 5-8, again exposed their soft under-belly.

Paceman Dean Krebs was the pick of Brothers’ bowlers with 3-17, while 16-year-old paceman Lachlan Heycox and veteran spinner David Boge each snared two scalps.

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Mitchell Parsons and Sam Pearson had an unbroken partnership of 100 in the Division 1 Premiership clash at Salter Oval.

Brothers also had a good win over Isis in Division 2 with veteran club first-season coach Giles Cunningham producing a dynamic double of an unconquered 101 and 5-19.

There are no Bundaberg fixtures tomorrow, but there are six Bundaberg players in the Wide Bay Flames team which will contest the Bulls Masters Country Challenge in Cairns from tonight through to Sunday under coach Simon Gills – Chris Duff, Chris Napper, Sam Pearson, Hayden Pope, Callum Stitt and Nathan Van Eekeren.

The Flames will take on FNQ Fusion at 6.30pm tonight, and tomorrow, Darling Downs Suns at 2pm, and Mackay Whitsundays Nitros at 6.30pm.

All of their matches will be live-streamed, as well as the Final at 1pm Sunday, on Triple SSS Sport.

Saturday’s results:

Division 1

BROTHERS 4-149 (Mitchell Parsons 99no, Sam Pearson 29no, Patrick Power 8.1-1-32-2) d NORTHS 168 (Shannon Smith 56, Paul Jenner 35, Dean Krebs 7-2-17-3, Lachlan Heycox 6-2-16-2, David Boge 9-2-22-2).

Division 2

BROTHERS 4-260 (Giles Cunningham 101no, Scott Lamond 63) d ISIS 243 (Scott Willing 99, Andrew Santacaterina 42, Giles Cunningham 5-0-19-5, Harry Gardiner 8-0-39-2).

EASTS MAGPIES 2-165 (Priyantha Mudalige 59, Roderick Jensen 53, Damian O’Neall 8-1-42-2) d NORTHS 163 (Shaun Pinney 28, David Wendt 26, Roderick Jensen 3-0-7-3, Bayley Fagg 8-2-36-3, Arty Richardson 8-0-20-2).

Division 3

WAVES 3-186 (Storme Martin 52no, Ryan MacLean 49, Drew McAullay 34no) d BROTHERS 8-185 (Steven White 71, Neil Trebbin 32, Jack Kleidon 7-0-35-3, William Fletcher 4-0-27-2).

EASTS MAGPIES 2-132 (Rajbir Singh 47, Graham Werner 41, Lex Webster 29no, Michael Penny 7-1-61-2) d NORTHS 130 (Sukha Bains 34, Jon Van Lierop 32, Lex Webster 2-0-7-3, Graham Werner 7-2-15-3).

Wide Bay Flames: Andy Batten, Chris Duff, David Lever, Chris Napper, Sam Pearson, Corey Perren, Brenton Polzin, Trent Riddell, Hayden Pope, Harry Sippel, Callum Stitt, Nathan Van Eekeren.

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