15.4 C
Byron Shire
December 3, 2022

U/16 Beez shine at regional basketball championships

Latest News

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Other News

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

NSW Northern and Eastern Junior Waratah League grandfinalists: The Byron Bay Beez U/16 boys with supporters and coaches. Photo supplied

Byron Beez U/16 came second in the finals of the combined NSW Northern and Eastern Junior Waratah League championships division after travelling to Gosford last month.

Coming into the finals weekend sitting in third place, they faced sudden-death matches throughout.

First up was a tight game against Maitland, which was even all the way through to the last 60 seconds of play. Byron lost a key player in Harley Kent to five fouls, but the remaining team didn’t break stride and held on for the victory 79–73.

The semifinal saw the boys face a fired-up Gosford City team on their home court. Both teams were in foul trouble early but it was the Beez boys who seized control of the game in the fourth quarter and never looked back, giving them a place in the grandfinal against Newcastle.

The final match started off to a frenetic pace with the score close for the first quarter. But a lapse in concentration allowed Newcastle to explode and secure a 25-point lead that they never relinquished. Despite that poor quarter, the Byron boys never stopped competing for the last quarters, which showed the competitiveness each one of them possesses.

The team was at the Country Championships last weekend in Newcastle and are then off to the NSW Country Championships League (CCL) where they have qualified to compete for the title of the Top Country Team in NSW.

Many thanks to the great group of Byron Bay Basketball parents who make this all happen.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.