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Katanning Netball Association finals start with action-packed games in all divisions

Tina Briscoe Great Southern Herald
Te Taitonga 2 and Allstars 3 contest the ball.
Camera IconTe Taitonga 2 and Allstars 3 contest the ball. Credit: Tina Briscoe

It was a brilliant weekend for netball in Katanning, as Set started the day with their usual mini-game with two weeks left in the season for these youngsters.

Go juniors are in the final games for the season, some preparing themselves for their next level in 2024 for the juniors division.

Juniors had an epic semifinal round with Nutrien making it straight into the grand final.

This week’s preliminary final game will be Kojonup Sapphires against NAB.

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Olympians 1's Samara Crosby looking to pass.
Camera IconOlympians 1's Samara Crosby looking to pass. Credit: Tina Briscoe

Seniors was as nail-biting as semifinals can be in all divisions.

Olympians 1 battled it out with Allstars 1 for the automatic spot in the grand final, however, Allstars 1 came with fierce intent and took the win, locking in their spot in the decider.

Kojonup 1 were convincing winners against Te Taitonga 1 in a fun-filled A-grade elimination final, scores finishing 64-27.

This week’s preliminary final clash will between Kojonup 1 and Olympians 1.

A-reserves had close contest in both games.

Cardinals Force went toe-to-toe with Allstars 2 for majority of their clash.

Allstars 2 just punched forward that bit more, ensuring they claimed a 42-49 victory.

Meanwhile, Broomehill gave it their all against Kojonup 2 but fell to a three-goal defeat.

With Kojonup 2 not faltering, they managed to scrape through with a thrilling 45-42 win, spelling the end of Broomehill’s season.

This sets up a preliminary final game between Kojonup 2 and Cardinals Force this week.

Broomehill's Jaime Newman shoots as Kojonup 2's Marcelle Harris defends.
Camera IconBroomehill's Jaime Newman shoots as Kojonup 2's Marcelle Harris defends. Credit: Tina Briscoe

In B-grade Olympians 2 took on Cardinals Fever.

Olympians 2 had one thing in mind and they ran with it, pushing Cardinals out for the season with a 43-32 win.

Allstars 3 and Te Taitonga 2 gave the crowd a show, both taking turns on taking the lead throughout the game and it finished a draw after regular time.

There was a further 15 minutes of overtime, halting the 3pm games.

Battling it out right until the final whistle, it was Allstars 3 who snatched a stunning one-goal win, 58-57.

Te Taitonga 1's Tewai Kingi shoots for goal as Kojonup 1's Bridie Luers defends.
Camera IconTe Taitonga 1's Tewai Kingi shoots for goal as Kojonup 1's Bridie Luers defends. Credit: Tina Briscoe

The victory puts Allstars 3 directly into the grand final and leaves Olympians 2 to face Te Taitonga 2 in the preliminary final.

C-grade had a Kojonup derby held in Katanning with Kojonup 4 taking on their sister team Kojonup 3.

However, Kojonup 3 had no mercy on their club mates, taking the win 52 27.

Cardinals Phoenix remain alive in the finals with a tough win against Dumbleyung, 39-36.

Cardinals Phoenix will play Kojonup 4 in the preliminary final game.

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