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Jason's memory rides on
Joel Peterson
THERE will be far more than just a green and gold jersey at stake this weekend for the strong contingent of Bendigo cyclists competing in the Cycling Australia Road National Championships. As much as they will be riding to win, they will be also riding in memory of a fellow cyclist, local an..
05-Jan-2018
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Change afoot for Spirit
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard is preaching patience after a painful season for the WNBL club came to an end last week. Despite recording a late win over Dandenong to take their season tally to four, Bendigo finished last on the table of the league’s eight clubs, its first wooden..
05-Jan-2018
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Hogan to play on for Braves
Bendigo Weekly
FACES both familiar and new have linked up with the Bendigo Braves as the club continues to build the nucleus of a powerful roster. With the signature of Jeremy Kendle already locked away, the club has turned its attention to its stock of big men as it aims to build a roster akin to its 2016..
05-Jan-2018
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Top field up for cup
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Harness Racing Club says its biggest night of the year could see track records under threat. The club is preparing for Saturday’s Bendigo Pacing Cup race meeting, with two top-class fields on offer. The group one Aldebaran Park Maori Mile is the first of the group races..
05-Jan-2018
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An Indian excursion
Joel Peterson
A team of locals has embarked on a journey to India to further a relationship between the local football community and the AFL community in the country. It is the fourth year the local AFL India program has been conducted, after being introduced by the AFL Central Victoria commission in part..
05-Jan-2018
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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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