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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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School boasts top trio
Joel Peterson
YOU’D struggle to find many prouder school principals than Paul Wilkinson. Most schools are abuzz when even one student represents their state in any sport. Imagine having three headed to the Pacific Schools Games. In diver Kiara Field and Bendigo East Swimming Club duo Emily a..
24-Nov-2017
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Cricket associations join forces
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo District and Emu Valley cricket associations are joining forces with police to stamp out domestic violence. In a rare alignment of the two associations, this weekend will see players in A-grade and division one games across the two leagues take a pledge in support of White Ribbon..
24-Nov-2017
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Braves focus in on youth
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Lady Braves coach Megan Moody has been put in charge of a key part of the new era of basketball in Bendigo. Moody is, remarkably, the first female coach to take the reins at the club since it began in 1990. Related: Changes for Lady Braves (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/new..
17-Nov-2017
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Changes on the way for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
MEGAN Moody’s appointment as Bendigo Lady Braves coach seems the surest sign yet of a shake-up of Bendigo basketball. And while the clear focus on player development suits Moody’s strengths as a coach, the new direction is being driven from the top down. With the Spirit and L..
17-Nov-2017
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Lynx missing for struggling Spirit
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will tonight need to recapture the offensive magic they showed last time they hosted Perth Lynx after a horror weekend. Bendigo plays Perth tonight at Bendigo Stadium before facing Dandenong on Sunday as part of the WNBL’s cluster round, where every team will hit the..
17-Nov-2017
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AFL CV to oversee new league
Bendigo Weekly
IN yet another footballing first, AFL Central Victoria will oversee a standalone women’s football competition next year. The decision comes after the female football advisory committee running the Northern Country Women’s League decided to split the league. The NCWL staged it..
17-Nov-2017
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Redbacks aim high
Joel Peterson
WEST Bendigo faces a tough ask to build on the first win of its Emu Valley Cricket Association campaign when it hosts the in-form United. The Redbacks opened their account with a dominant performance against bottom side Marong. The reliable Trav O’Connell and Ben Henson led the way..
17-Nov-2017
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Pro Tour heads into the finals Arina
Joel Peterson
NUMBER one seed Arina Rodionova has withstood a stern test on her way to the quarter finals of the Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament. A clearly frustrated Rodionova was pushed by Astra Sharma before prevailing 6-4, 7-5 in an hour and 20 minutes. Rodionova’s domination on se..
10-Nov-2017
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Spirit's crucial next step
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin’s season-ending hip injury is about as big an injury hit as any of the Women’s National Basketball League’s team could absorb. But the injury and Griffin’s subsequent surgery this week should kickstart the process of the club looking at who its next lon..
10-Nov-2017
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Hockey an events hit
Joel Peterson
HOCKEY has become the latest international level sport to sing Bendigo’s praises as a regional events destination. The city’s capacity and continued want to host major sporting events has shone through once more in the past month, with international rugby, tennis and hockey all l..
10-Nov-2017
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Dragons face Suns' challenge
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST has a power of work to do on day two of its clash with Strathdale Maristians if it is to stay in touch with the BDCA’s top four. The Suns topped 300 for the third time in as many matches, newly-promoted opener Linton Jacobs leading the way with 86. The opening partnership..
10-Nov-2017
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Crone shines in season finale
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO duo Sam Crome and Robbie Hucker have finished their seasons in style at the Tour of Hainan. Often seen training together on the road of Bendigo, the IsoWhey Sports duo again contributed to more team success for the red-hot Australian-based outfit. The team tackled the Tour of Hai..
10-Nov-2017
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Spirit burned by Flames
Joel Peterson
If it was a sign of what's to come without Kelsey Griffin, the remainder of the Women's National Basketball Season could be a long one for the Bendigo Spirit. The Spirit were thumped 105-75 in Bendigo tonight by top side Sydney Uni Flames, outscored by 27 points after half time. After a ..
09-Nov-2017
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Kookaburras complete sweep as Roos roll over US
Joel Peterson
Australia has completed a clean sweep of its International Festival of Hockey matches in Bendigo, with the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos both securing victories this evening. The Kookaburras finalised their double against New Zealand, winning 2-0 before the Hockeyroos defeated the USA by the sa..
06-Nov-2017
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Kookaburras hit winning form
Joel Peterson
Australia has opened its International Festival of Hockey campaign in Bendigo with a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand. With three debutants in the lineup, the hosts handled the Kiwi side easily, led by two goals from Jeremy Hayward and a manful showing from goalkeeper Tristan Clemon..
05-Nov-2017
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