Bulls make a run
THE Hills Bulls overran an under-strength Blacktown Workers 84-14 on Sunday in a game which was cut 13 minutes short. The match provided little chance for the Bulls to run through their plays before this weekend's Sydney Shield match against second-placed Belrose in the Back-to-Crestwood day.
St George took a step closer to claiming the Men's No.2 soccer premiership with a hard-fought 1-0 win over a determined Hills Brumbies, a Juan Chavez goal 14 minutes from time earning the points at St George Stadium on Saturday. The Brumbies stay on 22 points, clear of relegation, and host Sydney University, on 17, in the second-last round this Saturday.
Tough round ahead
The Hills Hornets suffered a double reverse against the Bankstown Bruins in the Waratah Championship League basketball at home on Sunday. The women lost 73-61 and the men 77-73. The women still seem set to meet the Sydney City Comets in the first play-off round on August 25, but the men have dropped from sole fourth to a five-way and play the Crusaders in Terrigal on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Andrew Ogilvy played his first game for the Sydney Kings last week, against the visiting University of New Mexico Lobos, who won 87-85. The Hornets’ Casey Samuels has left the Canberra Capitals and signed with the Sydney Uni Flames in the Women’s National Basketball League.
Sydney Kings in town
The Sydney Kings are in action at the Hills Basketball Stadium on August 31 against the Melbourne Tigers. Details: 7.30pm, Hills Sports Stadium, Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Drive (off Gilbert Rd), Castle Hill. Doors open 6pm. Cost: $10. Tickets on sale: www. hillshornets.com.au.
Lots of bounce
There’s plenty of bounce in The Hills gymnasts’ steps after the recent Australian championships. Castle Hill RSL trampolinists won 15 titles. The Sydney Hills boys also returned with medals in three divisions: level-six under 12, level-seven U/14 and level-seven open. Nathaniel Coelho, 15, won a bronze medal on the rings; Andrew Cantrill, 13, won bronze in the floor exercise; Alexander Warouw, 11, was selected in the national team for the Trans Tasman Challenge held within the nationals. He won gold and bronze; Ewen McConville, 10, and Tino Manfre, 12, tied on the rings and won bronze. There were also several team medals.