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Cricket Season Begins

By Mac Dawson THERE are nine teams in the Upper Hunter cricket competition this season. Everyone has a hope of making the grand final, it is a very open competition this year. With the Bunnan team folding a few very good players have spread themselves out amoungst different teams, so we won’t know until Christmas […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Oct 3

By Graham Turvey Vets who are going to Henbury on Thursday, October 5 are asked to meet at Muswellbrook Golf Club at 5.00 am to car pool for the trip. Great spring conditions for golf and slow and true greens greeted the 23 Vets who played a stableford event at Muswellbrook on Tuesday, October 3. […]



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Scone Golf Report: Sept 28 – 30

By Lyn Banks A good field of Scone golfers supported the Muswellbrook Bayswater Cup (men) and Bayswater Shield (ladies), on Saturday, September 30. The best result for a Scone player was Ross Banks who had 69 nett to be runner up in A Grade. Meanwhile, a 24 Hole Par 3 event at Aberdeen had a […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Sept 26

By Graham Turvey The greens were in top condition for the Vets when 25 members played their stroke with putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, September 26. Happy 42nd wedding anniversary to Captain Max and Nellie Holz for September 20 and congratulations on the sale of the property. Graham Boles did clearly the […]



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Scone Golf Report: Sept 19-26

By Lyn Banks Scone golfers have started playing on alternate local courses and a number have been attending open days in the Hunter area as well. The ladies had a group of eight head to Merriwa on September 20 for their Open Day and it was also the Hunter River District Ladies Sandgreen Championship. In […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Sept 19

By Graham Turvey A big ‘thank you” to Gary Morley who sponsored the U H Veterans’ Mulligans Day stableford at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, September 19. The day proved to be a success, especially for Bob Lawman, who was able to re-play an out-of-bounds shot with no penalty. There were 28 players in all, […]



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Farewell Old Scone Golf Course

By Lyn Banks Farewell Scone Golf Course On Saturday, September 16 over 80 golfers took part in a “Farewell to the Current Course” day at Scone. An 18 Hole 4 Person Ambrose was played in windy but warm conditions. The prizes from the Scone RSL Group were very generously distributed throughout the field, and all […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Sept 12

By Graham Turvey It’s so dry in the Upper Hunter this spring so far, but Muswellbrook Golf Course was in top condition for the 30 Vets who contested the historical Keith Bluford Shield on Tuesday, September 12. The winner for 2017 is Jim Elder who won in a very closely contested count-back (two four-pointers in […]



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Scone Golf Report: Sept 7-9

By Lyn Banks HOLE IN ONE BY STEVE MORSE Another great day for golf was enjoyed by a very good field of men golfers on Saturday September 9 at Scone. Steve Morse had the highlight shot of the day when he holed out on the 128 metre 2nd hole! This was his first ever hole […]



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Scone Golf Report: Aug 31 – Sept 2

By Lyn Banks Mannings Dominate Golf Pam and Charlie Manning didn’t play golf together in this week’s competitions, but both showed they know their way around the Scone Golf Course where they have spent so many hours volunteering and playing. Pam started the good week off by winning the ladies Medal of Medal playoff on […]



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Training on Track

MERSADIES Cadalbert has broken the 12 second barrier running 11.69 second time over 100 metres in training for the upcoming state titles. Her coach Russell Sakey is enthusiastic that Mersadies could make the finals at the state titles. “We set a target of breaking 12 seconds over 100 metres for the state titles and her […]



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What’s On This Weekend: Sept 2-3

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Big Boys Toys – Aberdeen When: 9:30am – 2pm Where: Aberdeen Golf Club, New England Highway, Aberdeen   Scone Community Amateur Dramatic Society (SCADS) What: Enjoy two British plays. The first play “Lunch Hour” is by John Mortimer, who was best known for the TV series Rumpole of the Bailey and the […]



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Cricket Club Changes

By Russell Sakey The Upper Hunter District Cricket Association Annual General Meeting has just been held and there is much good news. Robert Ryan has been elected as a Life Member of the Upper Hunter Cricket Association, following many years – as a player, administrator and being the resident groundsman for a decade or more, […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Aug 2

By Graham Turvey A glorious day for golf at the delightful Murrurundi hills course on Tuesday, August 29 was enjoyed by 10 Vets. Milton Reid did best with 40 stableford points from Bob Thorley 37 and Phil Ledgerwood 3rd 36. Balls went to Brian Dever and Captain Max Holz 34, Gary Gray and Jeff McKeon […]



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Scone Golf Report – Aug 24-26

By Lyn Banks KEVENS’ KNOCKOUT DECIDED On Saturday, August 26 at Scone Golf Course the men played an 18 Hole 2B and individual stableford for Charlie Manning and Noel Kelly’s Trophy on the Arthur Shaddock Memorial Day. On a great day for golf the scores were very good. The winners were Red Palmer and Tom […]



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Mersadies Bound for State Titles

MERSADIES Cadalbert will compete at the state athletic titles in Sydney next month, after placing first in the 100 metres at Newcastle. Russell Sakey, who has coached Mersadies said she has a shot at breaking 12 seconds in the 100 metres. “She had a time of 12.56 which is 6 seconds for 50 metres and […]



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Scone Golf Report: Aug 17-19

By Lyn Banks There were windy conditions again on Thursday, August 17 when the Scone lady golfers played the 7th medal round for a Melanie’s Jewellers Trophy. The winner of the medal was Judy Carmody who had a great 69 nett. Runner up was Beryl Phelps who has recently returned to the game and she […]



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Rugby League: Semi Final Results

MAJOR SEMI-FINALS FIRST GRADE: Muswellbrook 28 defeated Singleton 1 RESERVE GRADE: Aberdeen 20 defeated Singleton 18 UNDER 18’s: Singleton 28 defeated Muswellbrook 24 LEAGUE TAG: Merriwa 24 defeated Murrurundi 4 MINOR SEMI-FINALS FIRST GRADE: Aberdeen 36 defeated Scone 22 RESERVE GRADE: Muswellbrook 24 defeated Scone 18 UNDER 18’s: Scone 20 defeated Denman 18 LEAGUE TAG: […]



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Scone Golf Report: August 10 – 13

By Lyn Banks. On Sunday, August 13 the last of the major events for Scone Golf Club in 2017 was completed with the playing of the men’s Foursomes Championships in three grades. A strong field turned out in good weather.



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Veteran’s Golf: August 15

By Graham Turvey Thirty Vets played a stroke event on the yellow course at Muswellbrook on Tuesday, August 15 in combination with the first round of their annual Championships. Thank you to the staff who put out the tee markers. Get well soon George Smith. Brian White did best with nett 62 from Les Brown […]



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Thoroughbreds Play for Will

By David Casson The Inaugural Where There’s Will Round was held last weekend and what an outstanding success it was. An anonymous donor provided jumpers for all First Grade teams and the Merriwa and Murrurundi Reserve Grade teams for teams to play in and then auction either after the games or in due course when […]



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Major Semi-Final Games

THE major semi finals will be held at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook this Saturday, with times to be confirmed pending the junior rugby league games: 12pm: League Tag: Merriwa v Murrurundi 1:15pm: Under 18’s: Muswellbrook v Singleton 2:40pm: Reserve Grade: Singleton v Aberdeen 4:15pm: First Grade: Muswellbrook v Singleton Share…



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Rugby League: Round 15 and Where There’s a Will Cup

OVER $100 000 so far has been raised from last weekends group 21 rugby league round 15 matches with all teams taking part in the Where There’s a Will Foundations mental awareness initiative. All group 21 teams took part in the iniative wearing the special jerseys that have been auctioned with some clubs still to […]



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Ollie Makes the Grand Final

OLLIE Schumaker from St Mary’s primary school played for the Polding area representative team who made it to the grand final last week of the Primary Schools Sporting Assocciation’s state touch football carnival held in Wagga Wagga. There are 13 teams in the state covering all schools with Polding being one of two catholic school […]



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Veteran’s Golf: August 8

By Graham Turvey It was especially fitting that Veteran golfer Les Brown won the Bernie Behringer Memorial Trophy on Tuesday, August 8 as Les and Bernie were the best of mates and enjoyed playing together on many occasions and courses. Pam Behringer was present to present the trophy accompanied by her friend, Mrs Clout. Thank […]



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