Maryvale district carnival winner
MARYVALE State School came out the overall winner on aggregate points at the 76th annual Tannymorel and Districts School Sports Association carnival yesterday.
Held at Yangan State School, the country school athletics carnival pitted the 14-strong Maryvale crew against rivals Yangan SS with 63 pupils, Freestone SS with 40, Murray's Bridge SS with nine and Tannymorel SS with eight.
With the potential closure of both the Murray's Bridge and Tannymorel schools having been floated by the State Government, the day was a little bittersweet for the two schools as it may be the last time they compete, but T&DSSA secretary Desleigh Clarson vowed the long-running carnival would continue.
Maryvale in first place took out the Tannymorel Shield, Yangan came second with the Killarney-Yangan Catholic Parish Shield, Freestone finished third with the A McDonald Trophy and Murray's Bridge took out fourth place with the Father Flynn Cup.
The 12-year-old boys' high jump record of 122cm was smashed by Hamish Hoffman of Yangan, who cleared the bar at 129cm, closely followed by fellow Yanganite Angus Croft at 128cm.
Hamish Hoffman won the All Age trophy for the second year .
A frosty start heralded the 119-event program of sprint and distance runs, skipping and potato races, long and high jump, shot put, relays and the ever-popular leader ball and tunnel ball.