Dodgers Devils players celebrate their 9-0 win against Workers Condors in the Women’s Far North Coast Softball Division 1 Grand Final.
Dodgers Devils players celebrate their 9-0 win against Workers Condors in the Women’s Far North Coast Softball Division 1 Grand Final. Rodney Stevens

Editor’s pick of great local sporting moments in March

Cudgen dominates

CUDGEN (below) won back-to-back premierships in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.

They completed a clean sweep of the one- and two-day finals when they beat Lennox Head at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.

All-rounder Caleb Ziebell and top-order batsman Tait Burns were named in the LJ Hooker League Team of the Year.

 

Cudgen celebrates after winning the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League two-day cricket final against Lennox Head
Cudgen celebrates after winning the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League two-day cricket final against Lennox Head Mitchell Craig

Nifty nipper

LENNOX Head nipper Niamh Sharpe (pictured below) won a gold medal in the under-9 board race at the New South Wales Surf Life Saving Championships at Umina on the Central Coast.

 

Lennox Head nipper Niamh Sharpe won a gold medal at thethe NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Umina on the Central Coast
Lennox Head nipper Niamh Sharpe won a gold medal at thethe NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Umina on the Central Coast Stephen Chu

She also won a silver in the surf race, breaking a five-year medal drought for her club in the process.

Niamh made finals in every event she participated in at what was her first competition at that level.

Dynamic duo

BYRON Bay-based Matt Wilkinson won his first Championship Tour event at the Quiksilver Pro while former Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright won the Roxy Pro for a second time on the Gold Coast.

 

Matt Wilkinson and Tyler Wright.
Matt Wilkinson and Tyler Wright. Kirstin Scholtz

Lennox Head surfer Stu Kennedy also deserves a mention for making it as far as the semi-finals in the Quiksilver Pro, which was his first CT event.

He beat surfing legend Kelly Slater and former world champion Gabriel Medina along the way.

Hockey goals

LISMORE hockey player Taquira McGrath (pictured below) has had a busy month of training after she was selected to represent NSW in the under-15 hockey team.

 

Taquira McGrath, 14, has made the Under 15 NSW State Hockey side. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Taquira McGrath, 14, has made the Under 15 NSW State Hockey side. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

The Trinity Catholic College student will play in the national championships in Wollongong next week.

She has been in training camps at Newcastle and Sydney with her NSW side.

Devils deliver

DODGER Devils had a convincing 9-0 win against Workers Condors in the Far North Coast Division 1 Softball grand final in Lismore.

They scored eight runs in the first innings and finished the season with the minor and major premierships.



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