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




Why drug lords are targeting the Lockyer Valley

GROW HOUSE GONE: Lockyer Valley Crime Car Constable Samuel Ross weighs bags of cannabis seized in a Falconer St grow house at Gatton.

Investigations continue as three grow houses busted in as many weeks

RSPCA beat competition in bid for council tender

The Ipswich pound and rehoming centre will be run by RSPCA after September 30.

The council's decision surprised even the RSPCA

Latest deals and offers

It's getting very Rude over at the Racehorse

FUNNY: Rodney Rude will be at the Racehorse Hotel.

Australia's top funny man is back

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

Doco reveals real story behind Black Hawk Down

Former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant shares his story, which helped to inspire the movie Black Hawk Down, in the TV series No Man Left Behind.

FORMER pilot recounts ordeal which inspired a Hollywood movie.

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Zumbo's Just Desserts serves up magical dishes

Gigi Falanga, left, joins hosts Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo on the TV series Zumbo's Just Desserts.

ADRIANO Zumbo’s decadent creations have become prime-time viewing.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.