GRIFFITH played host to bowlers from around the district last Wednesday for the Veterans Ladies Bowls Day.
The event was for bowlers 70 years and older.
It was a great day and the oldest lady there was 92-year-old Helen Clarke from Coleambally.
As a stay-at-home wife, she started playing in the 1960s to meet some new people and still has badges from championships and tournaments she has attended over the years.
While she doesn’t play as often as she used to, Helen always makes time for the veterans day.
The day was attended by over 35 players who played games of 15 ends.
Lunch was provided and veteran badges were handed out.
The final round of golf for the ladies saw Debbie Heath, Heather Mannes and Margaret King defeat Heather Hogan, Trish Mannes and Joyce Chirgwin by one shot to win the Irish Medley.
Last week’s action it was Fay Schliebs, Elly Vivian and Heather Hogan winning the Aggregate Stableford while Elaine Gorey won the nine hole competition.
Two close games were played during the third round of the Coleambally junior touch.
Mars 5 (Josh Fattore 3, Declan Evans and Mark Jay) defeated Earth 2 (Darcy Mader and Jack Cullen)
Mercury 3 (Tom Gilbert, Ryan Mannes and Tom Bowditch) drew with Neptune 3 (Chris Haynes 3)
Jupiter 5 (Tomas Lafsky 2, Harry Tooth 2 and Bryce Rogers) defeated Saturn 4 (Thomas Fattore 2, Isabel Burnett)
Round 4 fixtures
Mars v Neptune. Referee: Cooper Smith. Helpers: M.Brain/M.Lyell
Saturn v Mercury. Referee: Harry Tooth. Helpers: B.McKinnon/S.Scott
Jupiter v Earth. Referee: Chris Hayes. Helpers: M.Bright/ N.Cullen
Coleambally trainer Ellen Bartley scored her first win at Menangle after Our Pepperjack took out a Menangle Country Series final on Sunday.
Driven to victory by her partner Blake Jones, Our Pepperjack scored an inside run to seal a trifecta for Southwest and Riverina horses.
Our Pepperjack made it two wins in a row in the $26,000 feature, defeating David Eurell’s Gotta Bewitched by a neck.
Peter Schiller finished third with Regal Ashes.