Freestone's Tannymorel triumph
THE smiles victory belonged to the 'red and blue' crew when Freestone State School took out the Tannymorel and Districts School Sports Association's 75th anniversary sports day yesterday.
A home ground advantage may have been the ultimate key in Freestone claiming the Tannymorel Shield ahead - on averages at the end of competition - of Yangan, Murray's Bridge, Tannymorel and Maryvale state schools.
Fine weather prevailed for the much-anticipated anniversary carnival with about 150 primary students competing across a total of 122 combined track and field events.
Hamish Hoffman of Yangan SS Year Six smashed the Boys High Jump (11 years) record by nine centimetres, clearing the bar at 127cm to break the 2007 scissor jump record of 118cm held by Kane Morrison of Tannymorel SS.
The other record to fall on the day was in the Senior End Relay, with the Yangan team managing to shave point one of a second off the 2003 record of 57.5 seconds held by Freestone.
The Yangan Hotel Shield for the school achieving the total aggregate points appropriately went to Yangan.
A special tribute was paid during the trophy ceremony to Yangan resident Les Donges for his efforts in restoring a somewhat “battered and bruised” Tannymorel Shield to its former glory in readiness for day.
Tannymorel and Districts School Sports Association secretary Desleigh Clarson said copies of a special DVD and booklet commemorating 75 years of the event were available by contacting her on 4664 8216.