STAWELL - It was an entertaining start to the sixteen and under Stawell Interchurch Netball Association with two opening round clashes decided by just one goal.
First up, it was Mystics taking on Firebirds in a hot contest.
Darcy Crawford showed great accuracy under the ring, top scoring with 12 goals as Mystics held on to win 16-15.
Kasey Mornane was Fever's leading goal scorer, finishing with nine.
Vixens then faced up to Firebirds and went on to record a thrilling 13-12 victory.
Amber Fry led the way with six goals and Kimberly Blake added four for the winners, while up the other end it was Daisy Walker who stood out with 12.
In the other match, scores weren't so close with Swifts running out 14-4 winners against Thunderbirds.
Lucy Webster returned a match high eight goals and Ellie Fenwick did all the work for Thunderbirds, putting all four majors on the board.
Lethal Ladies made a successful return to the open competition after posting a 31-11 win over new team Hoodrats.
Taleah Haddow scored 12 goals while Jade Cross, Toni Stewart and Narelle O'Shannessy all chipped in with five for Lethal Ladies.
Hoodrats pair Darcie Jelly and Kirby Griffiths managed to score four goals each.
Twilighters kicked off their open season in style by defeating The Shenanigans 40-16.
Jemima Bibby got her hands to plenty of the ball and finished with 24 goals while Trish Martin helped out with 11.
Lauren Dempsey top scored for The Shenanigans with nine goals.
The under 12 competition commenced with training only last Wednesday night and will continue to do so for the next couple of weeks before taking to the court for game practice.
Almost 100 girls have registered with Stawell Interchurch Netball Association for both the under 12 and 16 and under competitions.
However there is still room for more players in both junior and open 2013/14 competitions.
If there is anyone who has not yet registered and wish to play this season, please contact Kelly Cosson on 0400 584 890 or contact Kelly via the Stawell Interchurch Netball Association Facebook page.
16 and under - Mystics 16 (Darcy Crawford 12, Rebecca Lee 3, Nicola Hateley 1) d Fever 15 (Kasey Mornane 9, Kasey Bibby-Rickard 2, Madi Blight 4); Vixens 13 (Taneya Burke 1, Amber Fry 6, Molly Nicholls 1, Brittany Inglis 1, Kimberly Blake 4) D Firebirds 12 (Daisy Walker 9, Kayla-Mae Hyslop 3); Swifts 14 (Drew Smith 3, Skye Hutchins 1, Lucy Webster 8, Tarnee Orr 2) d Thunderbirds 4 (Ellie Fenwick 4).
Open - Lethal Ladies 31 (Jade Cross 5, Bec Mellor 4, Toni Stewart 5, Taleah Haddow 12, Narelle O'Shannessy 5) d Hoodrats 11 (Darcie Jelly 4, Kirby Griffiths 4, DiJonue Van Zyl 1, Dana Humphrey 2); Twilighters 40 (Trish Martin 11, Jemima Bibby 24, Alicia Cahill 5) d The Shenanigans 16 (Lauren Dempsey 9, Jamie-Lee Russell 3, Jane Johnston 4).
Under 12 - All under 12 training at 5.00pm; 16 and unders: Fever v Swifts - Please note that this game will be played on 5.00pm on court 2; 6.00pm Vixens V Magic - Court 2; Thunderbirds v Mystics - Court 3. Open - 6pm Hoodrats v Twilighters - court 4; The Shenanigans v Lethal Ladies - court 5.