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Veteran’s Golf: May 16

By Graham Turvey Twenty-four Vets enjoyed ideal conditions at Scone Golf Club on Tuesday, May 16 for their stableford event. Thank you for the work that is done on this course to make it so pleasant to play on. Welcome to visitor David Ledgerwood from Port Macquarie. Vice Captain Graham Turvey did best with 41 […]



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Scone Retain Johnny Lawler Memorial Trophy

By David Casson

LAST Sunday saw the Scone Thoroughbreds and Aberdeen Tigers compete for the Annual Johnny Lawler Memorial Shield. The game was traditionally tough as all local derbies are. In a match where both sides had too many errors it was Scone converting a 6 to 4 lead to a 24 to 8 victory at full time.

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Scone Golf Report: May 11-14

By Lyn Banks Plenty of run on the fairways resulted in some very good scores again this week at Scone Golf Course. On Saturday, May 13, the men played an 18 Hole Stableford competition for the Scone RSL Group Trophy. The A Grade winner was Ross Banks who had 40 points. C grade was also […]



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Scone Golf: May 4-8

LADIES WIN DISTRICT PENNANT By Lyn Banks On Monday May 8 the Hunter River District ladies golf pennant for 2017 concluded with the last round being played at Muswellbrook Golf Club. The competition was contested by eight clubs including Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club, the Vintage, Cypress Lakes, Cessnock, Branxton, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Scone, […]



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Big Beginning for Bunnan

By Racheal Finlayson FROM representing New South Wales down south and in Queensland to contesting finals in Muswellbrook, the 2017 polocrosse season has kicked off in a big way for the local Bunnan Club. See gallery below. From April 14 – 16 juniors from around the country descended on the Albury Holbrook Polocrosse grounds for […]



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Scone Golf Report: March 27- May 1

By Lyn Banks ON Saturday April 29 at Scone Golf Course the men played an 18 Hole Stableford for the Luck’s Meats and Mick Alsleben Trophy, after a crisp morning the day became very agreeable for golf for the large field. There were plenty of prizes given and the lucky winners included Tony Pringle who […]



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Veteran’s Golf: April 25

By Graham Turvey All the Veterans present enjoyed the perfect weather on the totally picturesque golf course at Murrurundi on Anzac Day, with many blooming floral species. Every player received a ball in the competition. Meanwhile, at Muswellbrook Golf Club following the Games Event as part of the Anzac Day commemoration, the Upper Hunter Veteran […]



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Scone Golf: April 15

By Lyn Banks On Saturday, April 15 at Scone Golf Course the men played an 18 Hole Stableford for the Curtis Gant Betts Trophy. It was an ideal day for golf with no wind and a pleasant temperature. There were two very good scores of 41 points by Ross Banks who won A Grade and […]



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First in Three Classes

THE Scone Equine Vaulting Team placed first in three classes at the Royal Easter Show on Good Friday.

The team placed first for preliminary squad, Phillip Ritter won novice individual and Georgina Heard and Peyton Halloran took the blue ribbon for pas de deux; coach Robyn Boyle said she was thrilled with the results.

“We entered in three classes and we came back with three blue ribbons, it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Ms Boyle.

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Veteran’s Golf: April 11

By Graham Turvey Sunny skies and a drying golf course greeted the 27 Vets who played their stableford event at Scone on Tuesday, April 11. “Thank you” for the trimmed fairways we all say to the Scone maintenance volunteers. Mike at the bar and the wonderful caterers always make us so welcome. Welcome to visitor […]



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Scone Golf: April 3 – 8

By Lyn Banks IN pleasant golfing conditions on Thursday April 6 the Scone ladies played an 18 Hole Stroke / Stableford for the second GNSW Medal round and the second Monthly Medal. The winner of the Melanie’s Jewellers Trophy was Narelle Rutter who had a very good 72 nett. Due to the small field there […]



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Yarraman Take Top Sale

YARRAMAN Park stud sold a colt by Medaglia d’Oro (USA) and Hoss Amor for $2.4 million today at the Inglis Easter sale. Arthur Mitchell, part owner of Yarraman Park said they were delighted and surprised by the result. “We were expecting a lot less than that,” said Mr Mitchell. “He was a good looking horse, […]



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Scone Leads Easter Sales

UPPER Hunter horses are leading the field after day one of the Inglis Easter sales with Bhima Stud claiming top vendor on aggregate selling eight horses for $3.1 million and Segenhoe Stud was leading vendor on average, selling four horses at an average of $726,000. Local farm Turangga also did well, selling two horses which […]



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Veteran’s Golf: April 4

By Graham Turvey The clouds and showers did not deter the 31 Vets who came to Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, April 4 for a stroke and putting round. The freshly cut fairways were a delight. Welcome to new member Bob Fry from Singleton. Unfortunately Paul Gorman has resigned as president of the vets as […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket Awards

By Russell Sakey ABERDEEN youngster Nathan Connor scooped a number of the important awards on his way to winning the All Rounder of the year for season 2016 / 17. Connor was the leading run scorer with 509 runs scored at an average of 54.40 for the season.  His highest score was an innings of […]



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Scone Golf, April 1

AT Scone golf course on Saturday April 1, the men played and 18 Hole Stroke / Stableford for the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug. With further rain during the week the fairways were long and heavy making play difficult. Adam Moore had a fine round of 68 nett to be the Mug and A Grade […]



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Scone Ladies Golf Open Day, March 30

By Lyn Banks THE Scone ladies golf Open Day was conducted on Thursday March 30 in inclement conditions, some players got through unscathed but many endured rain for part or much of their round. There were visitors from most of the Hunter Valley clubs plus players from Quirindi and Mudgee who, along with the Scone […]



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Veteran’s Golf: March 28

By Graham Turvey Thank you to Brian Dever, Bob Minch, Lyn Banks and any other person who assisted in any way with the vets golf at Scone and congratulation to winners and place getters. Week of Golf is going well in heavy conditions at Muswellbrook and subject to weather will be completed on Friday. Please […]



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Scone Girls Win at State

ON the weekend the Scone under 17’s competed in the final weekend of the state league netball competition and won division 4 in the Hunter Regional League Competition. During three weekends of games, the team played a total of fourteen games and were undefeated. In hot conditions they defeated Lakeside 24 t 18 to make […]



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Scone Golf: March 23-26

By Lyn Banks ON a heavier golf course after the welcome rain this week, the Scone golfers played an 18 Hole Stableford for the Field Family Trophy on Saturday, March 25. The bigger hitters were amongst the best scores with the winner Simon Groom having an excellent round of  two over par to have 40 […]



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Veteran’s Golf: March 21

By Graham Turvey AFTER the recent rain, Denman Golf Course was in top condition when twenty vets played a stableford game there on Tuesday, March 21. Thank you to the many volunteers who care for this great sporting resource. Terry Mitchell won with 39 points from Andy Medway 2nd with 38 and 3rd was Gary […]



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Scone Golf: March 15,16,18

IT was a steamy and very hot day on Thursday March 16 when the Scone lady golfers played an 18 Hole two Ball and Individual Stableford for Judy Carmody and Narelle Rutter’s Trophy. With a draw for partners, Judy Carmody and Lyn Banks combined well for 43 points to finish two points ahead of both […]



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Cricket Grandfinals

THE Upper Hunter District Cricket Association had their A and B grade grandfinals during the weekend,  A grade was won by the Warriors and B grade was taken out by Belltrees. A Grade Warriors 7/148 defeated Aberdeen B 143 Warriors 7/148 off 40 overs. Isaac Smith 43, Josh Noble 34, Scott Lyne 10. B Parkinson […]



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Young Players Kick Off

MORE than 500 children from Tamworth and the Upper Hunter enjoyed playing a game of rugby league on Sunday in Scone, as part of the Group 21 competition.

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Jamie Munn from Scone Junior Rugby League said it was great to see so many children trying the sport.

“It is a way great way to kick off the footy year, we had great weather and great volunteers,” said Mr Munn.

“The Lion’s Club cooked the sausages and the Men of League helped in the canteen for us as well, the referees, everyone pitched in and made it a great day,” he said.

“And the day is a way that any girl or boy can try rugby league without trying to sign up to a full season,” Jamie Munn said.

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Children to Converge on Scone

ORGANISERS are expecting between 500 and 600 school children from Tamworth and the Upper Hunter area at tomorrow’s Group 21 rugby league in Scone. Jamie Munn from Scone Junior Rugby League said the carnival was a great opportunity for children to try rugby league. “There are teams from Tamworth and throughout the valley down to […]



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