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South leads the way
Bendigo Weekly
SOUTH Bendigo skipper Ryan Tainton has strengthened his grip on the title of the premier skip in Bendigo bowls, leading South to an undefeated start to its 2017/18 campaign. South has easily accounted for Bendigo and Inglewood in its first two matches, winning by a cumulative 49 shots. T..
03-Nov-2017
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Qewy storms home to win cup
Joel Peterson
The powerful Godoplhin stable has won its second Jayco Bendigo Cup in as many years. Potential Melbourne Cup runner Qewy produced a brilliant turn of foot and took out the 2400-metre feature race ahead of Kiwia. It was a battle of two horses that actively targeted the race, Godolphin hop..
01-Nov-2017
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Spirit slump to last with loss
Joel Peterson
A FLAT Bendigo Spirit hit the bottom of the Women's National Basketball League table tonight after a 79-66 loss to the Adelaide Lightning. With Spirit import Betnijah Laney ruled out pre-game due to injury, the Lightning opened the match with a 6-0 run that forced Simon Pritchard into a time..
27-Oct-2017
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Inconsistency hits home
Joel Peterson
If there are two things you need to be successful this Women’s National Basketball League season they are consistency and resiliency. One trait is something the Bendigo Spirit has shown in spades, the other they are still searching for. Bendigo is 1-4 after five matches and has pla..
27-Oct-2017
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Kiwia joins Qewy for cup
Joel Peterson
INTERNATIONAL stable Godolphin will attempt to wrest the Jayco Bendigo Çup away from owner, race sponsor and former local Gerry Ryan when top hopes Qewy and Kiwia line up in Wednesday’s $300,000 Jayco Bendigo Cup. Both camps have had success at the Nursery of Champions in recent..
27-Oct-2017
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Cricket turns pink for a cause
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO cricket will turn pink this weekend in what is an Australian-first trial of Kookaburra’s pink test match ball in a regional competition. The pink ball will be used in all Bendigo District Cricket Association first XI contests as part of a pink stumps round, including the clash ..
27-Oct-2017
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City's events roll on
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO enjoyed a bumper assortment of sport across both local and international-level competitions last weekend. The Australian and New Zealand rugby sevens sides kicked things off with their five-match series at Epsom Huntly Reserve the highlight of the weekend. Australia took game one..
27-Oct-2017
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Umpires have new sponsor appeal
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo District Cricket Umpires Association continues to grow as the summer of cricket gets into full swing. THE BDCUA serves all Bendigo District Cricket Association first, second and third XI games, as well as under-18 matches. The association also has support from its major spons..
27-Oct-2017
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World class sevens skill on show
Bendigo Weekly
AUSTRALIA’S rugby sevens side will be eyeing trans-Tasman revenge in its five-match series against world champions New Zealand in Bendigo. The two nations kicked off their sevens series last night at Epsom Huntly Reserve, with two games to be played today and two more tomorrow. The..
20-Oct-2017
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Eagles unveil Mitrovic as new coach
Joel Peterson
NEW Maiden Gully YCW Eagles coach Wayne Mitrovic says the opportunity to be involved in building the club’s identity was a key factor in luring him to the role. The former Sandhurst captain has previously coached Macorna and been a part of a flag at Wycheproof before returning to the D..
20-Oct-2017
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Spirit hit the road after big win
Bendigo Weekly
OTHER Bendigo Spirit home games may not follow the same script, but the Spirit’s outburst in their first home game provided enough offensive fireworks to last a season. Against a Perth side that simply fell apart both in system and application, Bendigo ran riot in the third quarter of ..
20-Oct-2017
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Champions of the track lining up
Bendigo Weekly
A NEW event will form part of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club’s 2017/18 track calendar when the summer season starts next week. For the first time, riders will have the chance to line up for the Champion of Champions title. The new race will be a 1600-metre wheelrace, with a ..
20-Oct-2017
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Flat Spirit aim for bounce back
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard wants his side to make a statement in its first home game tomorrow afternoon. Disappointed with his side’s opening night performance against Canberra, Pritchard expects a far better showing against Melbourne tonight and against Perth tomorrow aftern..
13-Oct-2017
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Tayla shines on debut
Joel Peterson
TAYLA Vlaeminck stands at the top of her mark and takes a deep breath – a very deep breath. Having not played a competitive match in 712 days, Vlaeminck was about to run in and bowl her first ball in Victorian colours in the Women’s National Cricket League last Friday. Just t..
13-Oct-2017
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Young prospects hopeful ahead of AFLW draft
Bendigo Weekly
YOUNG guns Tiahna Cochrane and Reni Hicks will lead the local contingent of AFLW hopefuls into next week’s 2017 draft. Both tested themselves against the crop of potential draftees at last week’s AFL Women’s combine, including Melbourne Uni star Monique Conti, Diamond Creek..
13-Oct-2017
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Batting powers hit early form
Bendigo Weekly
A HEAVYWEIGHT clash between Sedgwick and United headlines this week’s second round of the Emu Valley Cricket Association season. Both finallists from last year, the Rams and Tigers each scored comfortable wins in round one and meet at Axis Employment Oval (Club Court) on Saturday. ..
13-Oct-2017
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Roos roll in BDCA round one
Bendigo Weekly
SANDHURST may have surprised reigning premiers Eaglehawk on the first weekend of the Bendigo District Cricket Association, but it will have to repeat the dose against another imposing attack when it meets Kangaroo Flat tomorrow. The Dragons were one of several sides to score an upset win las..
13-Oct-2017
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South too good for Hawks in final
Bendigo Weekly
NEWCOMER Shepparton South has taken an important piece of silverware in its debut Bendigo Amateur Soccer League campaign, thwarting Eaglehawk’s bid for a title double. In a tense grand final at Epsom Huntly Reserve on Sunday, South ran the game out far stronger than a visibly tired Eag..
13-Oct-2017
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Small ball Spirit have big season hopes
Bendigo Weekly
HEADING into a Women’s National Basketball League season that has a distinctly different feel about it, no side exemplifies different quite like the Bendigo Spirit. Not necessarily in terms of offseason roster changes, but both the on-court structures of Bendigo are set to vary greatly..
06-Oct-2017
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Contenders aplenty in WNBL
Bendigo Weekly
THE new-look Women’s National Basketball League will present new challenges for both players and coaches when it kicks off this weekend. Despite teams playing three fewer games this season, the far more condensed nature of the campaign means player management and scouting will be all t..
06-Oct-2017
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