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Signing boom for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Lady Braves have built the foundation of their roster, securing the signatures of seven players for the 2018 South east Australian Basketball League campaign. Coach Megan Moody has wasted no time on the recruiting front, and has a mix including proven national-level talent, a tri..
21-Dec-2017
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Last chance for Spirit
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has gone in to bat for his side, saying they haven’t quit on the WNBL season. But he has taken aim at the new competition structure, saying it does not allow coaches to properly develop players and implement necessary week-to-week changes. The c..
21-Dec-2017
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Ton fires Dragons to win
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST has won a tense clash with Kangaroo Flat to cement its spot in the Bendigo District Cricket Association top four heading into the Christmas break. The Dragons were led by a stellar performance from Nayana Palamandadige in a high-scoring affair that saw them remain a game clear of f..
21-Dec-2017
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Top sides slide into break
Joel Peterson
THE top two sides in Emu Valley cricket will take losing form into the Christmas break while a bolter has soared into top four contention in the final round of matches for 2017. Sedgwick and Spring Gully both crashed to losses, while West Bendigo recorded another victory to move into fourth...
21-Dec-2017
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Thunder unveil Alvarez-Harris as coach
Bendigo Weekly
NEW Bendigo Thunder coach Luis Alvarez-Harris says he doesn’t have to change much to continue the club’s premiership-winning ways. The club introduced Alvarez-Harris to its playing group and supporters on Monday night, following the departure of 2017 premiership coach Cherie O&rs..
21-Dec-2017
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Hawks to host season opener
Joel Peterson
A SIMPLIFIED Bendigo Football Netball League fixture has been released, continuing the competition’s move away from Friday and Sunday football. The BFNL season will start on April 14, and includes just one Sunday match – the indigenous round game between Maryborough and Kyneton i..
15-Dec-2017
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Leon serves up a new role
Joel Peterson
YOU don’t have to look very hard to see the legacy Leon Retallick leaves at the Bendigo Tennis Association. After a 17-year involvement in Bendigo tennis, Retallick is next week leaving his post as executive officer at the BTA to take up a role with specialist sports surfacing company ..
15-Dec-2017
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Tons of runs in T20 action
Joel Peterson
SWASHBUCKLING centuries to Andrew Chalkley and Brayden Stepien have put their respective sides on the cusp of a Bendigo District Cricket Association T20 grand final berth. Tuesday night’s matches were vastly differing contests across four grounds, but the masterful batting of the Strat..
15-Dec-2017
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New book honours BDCA's best
Joel Peterson
CRICKET is a sport steeped in history, a fact no more evident than when the Ashes are on and a sport is divided by battle lines drawn more than a century ago. The history of cricket in Bendigo is just as extensive, and has been chronicled in a book released this week. Local cricket histo..
15-Dec-2017
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Redbacks hit form in EVCA
Joel Peterson
SPRING Gully is chasing a bounce back performance this week when it takes on Mandurang while West Bendigo will look to continue its splendid form in the final weekend of Emu Valley Cricket Association games before the Christmas break. The Crows were dealt their first loss of the season by U..
15-Dec-2017
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Games goal in sight
Joel Peterson
LAWN bowler Aaron Wilson’s outstanding form over the past two seasons has seen him rewarded with the top honour in international competition – Commonwealth Games selection. The 2016/17 Bendigo Sports Star of the Year winner was this week announced as part of the 17-strong Austral..
08-Dec-2017
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Kendle rekindles Braves flame
Joel Peterson
THEY trained Tuesdays and Thursdays and played on weekends, but Monday nights might have been the most important part of the Bendigo Braves’ 2016 championship season. The club’s on-court success was in no small part due to strong team chemistry, the bonds of which were forged at ..
08-Dec-2017
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Herbert has drive to win
Joel Peterson
LUCAS Herbert is very much the determined sort. He has been widely touted as one of the next big things in Australian golf, but he is as focussed on not letting the sport rule his life as he is on being successful in it. Growing up he hoped to be the next captain of the Western Bulldogs ..
08-Dec-2017
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Forward thinking for Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
WITH eight games remaining in the WNBL season and the team resigned to a fate that doesn’t include playoffs, the time has come for the Bendigo Spirit to cast an eye toward the future. Bendigo played Melbourne last night before it faces up to Townsville at home on Saturday night, but th..
08-Dec-2017
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Junior T20 comp a hit
Bendigo Weekly
THE new under-16 Twenty20 competition being trialled by the Bendigo District Cricket Association is proving a hit with young cricketers. The BDCA has 10 teams competing in the 20-over-a-side series on Tuesday night, which essentially serves as a substitute training session for many teams. ..
07-Dec-2017
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Rising to the test
Joel Peterson
A LOT is about to change in the life of Robbie Hucker. The 27-year-old wrapped his season with the Australian IsoWhey Sports team last month with a 10th-placed finish at the Tour of Hainan, bringing to an end a busy campaign. Most would expect the ensuing months to be filled with rest an..
01-Dec-2017
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Redbacks roll while Suns scorch in T20
Joel Peterson
A STUNNING performance from marquee signing Nick Ross has kept Bendigo United’s red-hot run of Twenty20 form alive. The Redbacks played Huntly North Epsom in round three of games in the Bendigo District Cricket Association’s T20 competition on Tuesday night. The Redbacks were..
01-Dec-2017
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Spirit of the game
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit has been served a timely reminder of how good winning feels. But point guard Rachel Banham says sometimes it’s nice to play for more than just the win column. This week sees the Spirit play one of its marquee fixtures on the WNBL calendar, the annual OTIS Foundat..
01-Dec-2017
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Pioneers hoping for draft success
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Pioneers are hopeful a handful of young guns will be picked up in tonight’s AFL National Draft. Bendigo has Paddy Dow in contention for the number one overall selection, though most pundits predict Brisbane is likely to select either Cameron Rayner first overall. Pionee..
24-Nov-2017
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Griffin stays positive
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin admits she’s a bad spectator. Unfortunately for the Bendigo Spirit captain, it’s something she has to get used to. Ruled out for the season after having surgery for the second time in a year, Griffin is trying to make an experience that no player wants to have ..
24-Nov-2017
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