Sport

South Toowoomba Tigers off to solid Premier League start

Tony Petrohilos in action for South Toowoomba Tigers on Saturday.
Tony Petrohilos in action for South Toowoomba Tigers on Saturday. Nev Madsen

SOUTH Toowoomba Tigers have begun the new Premier League season in solid fashion after snaring three competition points from a possible four over the weekend.

The Tigers opened their 2013 campaign with a 66-60 win over Hamilton Power at South Toowoomba Bowls Club yesterday afternoon.

The team skipped by Chris Kiepe led the Tigers charge with a 27-13 victory.

South Toowoomba travelled to Brisbane today where it drew its match with Greenslopes.

The Tigers Reserve Grade team split its weekend matches.

After scoring a thrilling 75-74 home win over Hamilton on Saturday the Tigers went down by three points yesterday to Greenslopes.

Tigers' spokesman Ron Byers said the encouraging season start was built on a strong team performance.

"It's a pretty good start for the boys built on a good all-round effort," Byers said today.

"There was plenty of good team spirit evident in the opening match at home yesterday and everyone pulled their weight well.

"Things were a bit tougher today in testing conditions.

"It was very windy and the match was played on an ordinary green.

"But everyone worked hard and they were all pretty happy with the result."

The Tigers good league start will be put to an immediate litmus test on Saturday when they host one of the competition heavyweight, Helensvale.

"We are at home again this Saturday against Helensvale in what will be a massive game for us," Byers said.

Helensvale opened its campaign on Saturday with a 90-68 win over Wynnum Manly.
 

Topics:  premier league, tigers




PHOTO GALLERY: Race fans enjoy high octane fun at Supercars

Tyler Day, Deegan McNamara, Joshua Day and Michael McNamara at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

Large crowds converge on Queensland Raceway

Introducing Winter, Diesel, Rusty and Benson

Winter is coming - hopefully to a home with you. But don't worry, I won't bring cold and terror to your lives (like on Game of Thrones). My aim is to bring you love and fun . I am full of beans and ready for adventure .

Phone the RSPCA on 3426 9999 for more details about these animals

LNP to empower abuse survivors

CARING: Opposition leader Tim Nicholls has unveiled a policy that will enable child sex abuse survivors to have better pathways to justice

Plan to remove the limitation period on child sex abuse civil claims

Latest deals and offers

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Recycling your childhood faves

GHOST GIRL: Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in a scene from Ghostbusters.

Everything that's old is new again

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles