Junior league stars too good for West Wyalong

Parkes Sports Power Under 14 Whites play Parkes MP Homes Designs and Development Under 14 Blues last Thursday night at Pioneer Oval under lights.
Parkes Sports Power Under 14 Whites play Parkes MP Homes Designs and Development Under 14 Blues last Thursday night at Pioneer Oval under lights.

Round 8 Write -up

Under 10's

Andrew Thomas Building (ATB) Under 10's won against West Wyalong in West Wyalong last Saturday. Jaylin Moran scored two tries, Khan Jackson scored two tries and Hamish McGrath scored one. All conversions were successful.

All the boys played well.

Written by Hamish McGrath and Camden Graham


Under 12's

K and H constructions U12s won against West Wyalong last Saturday. Jack Mine scored the first try, Oakley Fliender scored an intercept try. Oakley scored his second try with Lachie Thomas scoring a try off a kick from Jack Milne.

Great defence was carried out by Caleb Crisp, Ryan Cox, Lochie Thomas, Jack Mine and Kade Ticehurst . The defence was strong all the way out to the wing with Harry Turner and Oakley Fliender as they saved a couple of tries on the left wing mimicked on the other side by Linc James and Riley Cronin. The middle did not let any tries through, defence was outstanding. The second rowers had a great game.

The final score was 24 to 12, Parkes way.

Written by Caleb Crisp and Ryan Cox

Under 14 Whites

Sportspower Under 14 Whites played West Wyalong on Saturday. Ollie Thomas opened the score board with a try. Mac Rauchle scored next, conversion was unsuccessful. Dustin James put the next points on the board with a conversion by Jackson Parker-Lee taking the score to West Wyalong 22- Parkes 14. Dustin James was over for his second try and Jackson converted. Parkes were catching up narrowing the score difference to 22-20. Brian Mendoza scored conversion was unsuccessful 22-24, Parkes had the lead. Final try to Dylan Woods followed by an unsuccessful conversion took the full-time score to West Wyalong 22- Parkes 28. Parkes won.

Many thanks to the players who played for West Wyalong, your sportsmanship is amazing!

Under 16's

Brian Collins Smash Repairs Under 16's travelled to Dubbo to play against St Johns Dubbo last Saturday. With the numbers low for Parkes an injured Ben Herring sat on the bench running on giving those who needed a bit of a breather and supporting the defense line with some strong tackles.

The score board did not reflect the game.

Defence was strong with Jayden Pope, Jason Wright, Michael Riley, Ben Cooper and Tyson Richardson making some big hits wrapping the ball up and stopping Dubbo from making ground. A Parkes lost ball in the next set gave Dubbo possession. Zayne Eshman, Jai Thompson and James Parsons defended well with Tyler Yeo and Col Rauchle covering their side of the field resulting in Dubbo being held up. Another error from Parkes meant the boys had to defend again. Quick ball passing from Dubbo saw them in on the wing. Defense continued to be strong with Kyle Mawhinney and Jordan Pope holding Dubbo out. But continual attack from Dubbo saw them find a gap and score. Dubbo had the lead 12 nil. A Dubbo error from the kick off had Parkes attacking. The team worked well and were in good position but unfortunately a questionable forward pass saw Dubbo gain possession. Defence was strong and held them out. Parkes used the next set to their advantage with Toby Miller and Kyle Mawhinney making good ground, Ben Copper, like a little whippet was over the line. Michael Riley converted. Parkes were on the board. Dubbo split Parkes defence and scored. They scored again from an offloaded ball during a tackle. Parkes kept defending their line with some big hits. Will Tanswell made some quick runs to chase and keep Dubbo in their half but with a tired side, who had taken some big hits and no subs Dubbo were too strong scoring until the final bell. Dubbo 42 - Parkes 6.

We would like to thank Dubbo for making us feel so welcomed and their great sportsmanship at the end of the game.

Senior League Tag Whites

Parkes Ex-Services Club Senior League Tag team were met with windy cool conditions on Saturday at West Wyalong. Parkes' Ella Schmalz opened the score board unfortunately conversion was unsuccessful. West Wyalong fought back scoring three tries before half-time taking the score to 16-4.

Although the girls worked hard with good tagging from Nikita Woods, Paige Duncan, Jazmen Terrill, Mackenna McGuire, Tyra Morrison, Sophie Cronin, Bridie Heraghty, Lily Heraghty and solid runs from Liz Shaneal James, Mary Sladden, Charli Robinson and Macy Morrison they were unable to stop West Wyalong who scored five tries in the second half. Final score was West Wyalong 44 - Parkes 4

Extra Round

Parkes Sports Power Under 14 Whites played Parkes MP Homes Designs and Development Under 14 Blues last Thursday night at Pioneer Oval under lights. What a fantastic turn up of people to support these boys and the Junior League Club.

It was a tough game full of determination from both sides. Both teams played well with the Under 14 Blues being stronger on the night and winning 36 - 8. The boys need a special mention for their sportsmanship and encouragement towards each other. Great work!

A very big Thank you to our supporters for coming up on Thursday night - you provided the atmosphere that reflected in the boys as they played.