QUEANBEYAN Yowies women’s captain Kristen Langhorn secured some consolation from her side’s finals defeat at the hands of Coffs Harbour after being named in the Waratah State League’s All Star Five.
Langhorn was also honoured as the league’s leading point scorer at the end of season awards after averaging 22.7 points per game during a typically prolific season.
The individual honours came after the Yowies suffered a third semi-final exit in as many years last Saturday, falling 78-48 to the Suns.
It was an especially disappointing result for Queanbeyan which has now fallen to the same opposition in each of their past three finals appearances. Coffs Harbour went on to defeat Bathurst 87-50 in the grand final.
Panthers bow out
THE Monaro Panthers’ Men’s ACT Premier League campaign ended on a sour note last Sunday as the side suffered a 9-0 drubbing at the hands of League champions Canberra FC.
The defeat came just three days after Monaro’s 8-0 loss to Canberra City and consigned the Panthers to an eighth-place finish. Monaro secured six wins and a draw from its 23 games this season.
WHILE their male counterparts have endured a season to forget in 2013, the Monaro Panthers Women’s Premier League side stands just one game away from an inaugural grand final appearance.
The Panthers will take on competition heavyweights Belconnen United on Sunday in the WPL major semi-final with the winner to earn direct passage to the grand final.
Belconnen has beaten Monaro in each of the two sides’ three previous matches this season.
The Panthers warmed up for Sunday’s clash with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Canberra Olympic in the final round of the regular season last weekend.
Karabar’s gold medal rush
KARABAR High won two gold and one silver medal at last Thursday’s NSW Relay Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park.
Karabar secured gold in the girl’s under-17s sprint medley relay and the girl’s under-17s 4 x 400m relay while the boy’s under-17s 4 x 100m team of Thomas Hopkins, Daniel Arroyo, Brandon Herring and Jack Durr scored silver.
The girl’s victories, meanwhile, were largely a family affair with both gold medal teams consisting of sisters Courtney, Karina and Cassia Hopkins joined by star sprinter Andrea Thompson.