Top three reads in this week’s Busselton Dunsborough Times
In this week’s Busselton Dunsborough Times the Busselton Magpies lament in their football loss at the weekend, Sofia Watt wont let elimination weigh her down as she sets her sights on her future singing goals and a South West driver is saved from prison by a legal loop hole.
Club fans still hot for pies
Despite having their chances of premiership glory wiped out, Busselton remain optimistic about the future.
The Magpies were ready to capitalise on what they dubbed “the swooping season” with their colts, reserves and league teams all featured in Sunday’s South West Football League grand final day.
However, the colts team fell just short to Carey Park 8.12 (60) to 8.4 (52), the reserves team were defeated by Bunbury 7.12 (54) to 6.8 (44), and the league side were no match for Augusta-Margaret River, 10.6 (66) to 3.8 (26).
High hopes for singing sensation
Despite describing herself as “ridiculously shy”, The Voice Australia teen sensation Sofia Watt made her mark on the hit TV series with her powerhouse vocals.
Watt, 15, of Dunsborough, almost made it to the semifinals of the reality singing competition after she landed a spot on Team Rita following her blind audition.
The high school student told the Times she was excited to continue her musical journey after a boost to her popularity.
Reckless crash driver spared from jail
A South West man whose reckless driving flipped a pregnant woman’s car, almost killing her, has been spared prison time due to a legal technicality.
In March this year, Margaret River man Wade McConnell, 22, drove down Bussell Highway in such an emotional state from a break-up he began to drive erratically.
He began to speed, and overtake on the wrong side of the road and off the road, forcing oncoming traffic to swerve to avoid him.
Eventually McConnell, pictured, crashed into a pregnant 37-year-old driving with her three-year-old son, launching her car in the air, landing on its roof.
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