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Wedderburn pair ace Targa Tasmania
WEDDERBURN siblings Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth had an emphatic victory in Targa Tasmania which finished in Hobart on the weekend. The pair finished victors in the Showroom class by an impressive 14 minutes 45 seconds after five gruelling days of tarmac competition. Not content o..
12-Apr-2011
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Bendigo Thunder roars to win over Melton
The Bendigo Thunder has notched up its first win in the fledgling club's first season in the VWFL North West Conference. Taking on the Melton Centrals over the weekend, the Thunder came out convincingly, leading the Centrals 4 -1 to 1 – 0 at the first change. The pattern continued thr..
11-Apr-2011
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Power of one
Thrilling finishes cap off a fantastic North Central State League netball Championship season at Flora Hill By Alan Besley Kangaroo Flat won back-to-back titles in the Netball Victoria North Central State League Championship by defeating Eaglehawk in an enthralling contest at Flora Hill S..
08-Apr-2011
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SPORTS SHORTS
WOMEN CLOSE IT was almost the Cinderella start for the Bendigo Thunder in its debut Victorian Women’s Football League match on the weekend. The side went down to La Trobe University by four points at Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park on Sunday, after a spirited fightback. Trailing at e..
08-Apr-2011
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Murray to Moyne a must
From the humble beginnings 25 years ago of a group of women under the leadership of Hester Woodrup, (wife of Graham, well-known marathon cyclist), the challenge was thrown out to the Port Fairy Apex Club and another team of local Port Fairy identities to ride in relay from Mildura to Port Fairy in 2..
08-Apr-2011
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Bitter sweet victory
LOCAL cyclist Zak Dempster has won the gruelling Dengie Marshes Tour race in Essex. The win was a bitter sweet one though for Rapha Condor’s Dempster, as the popular rider’s Bristol home was burgled while he was competing in the 140 kilometre race known as the Hell of the East for its ro..
08-Apr-2011
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Students excel on the track
THERE is something special about a school sports carnival. This week it was Crusoe College’s turn to pack the Flora Hill Athletics Stadium and show their stuff. Tom Kirk (high jump), Leesa Scholes (discuss), Kale Hartwig (triple jump) and Montana Kekich (relay) were among them...
08-Apr-2011
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Juniors on right track
BENDIGO’S Under 15 V/Line cup football campaign will kick off this weekend. The V/Line Cup is the premier representative football carnival for young country footballers and is the first step on the pathway to an AFL career for many players. In a first for the tournament, matches will be pl..
08-Apr-2011
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Kids line up for bowls
Marong Bowls Club is looking to attract new members through its involvement in the Australian Sports Commission’s Active After School Communities program. Club coach Andre Goosens has been conducting lawn bowls sessions with the Marong Primary School over the past two months and is hoping to..
08-Apr-2011
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Fyffe declares war on water
THIS time one year ago, Lake Eppalock was a miserable eight or so per cent, while Cairn Curran, near Maldon, was a paltry four per cent. Fast forward 12 months, and both water storages are at capacity for the first time in more than a decade. And so, pride is on the line with the launc..
04-Apr-2011
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Jumps racing season starts today
RACING Minister Denis Napthine has welcomed the start of a new season for jumps racing in Victoria. Dr Napthine said the 2011 jumps racing season started today, with connections racing for a total of $2.64 million in prize money over 70 races between now and September. Today’s race..
04-Apr-2011
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Footy kicks off
Local football gets underway this weekend when the Loddon Valley League begins its 2011 season. Reigning premier Bridgewater begin its championship defence when it hosts Serpentine. Regular finalist Mitiamo will be at home to YCW which has been busy on the recruiting trail over the summer. Pyr..
01-Apr-2011
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Boys FC tournament a winner
Junior Soccer was the big winner last weekend as Bendigo hosted the state’s biggest tournament for seven-a-side teams from around the state. Strathdale Mariners, Swan Hill, Colts United, Bendigo United and Kyneton were among the country clubs taking part in the two day tournament in age grou..
01-Apr-2011
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Fyffe is No. 1
Bendigo Football League premiers Golden Square will have Bendigo’s Number One citizen behind them in their quest for another premiership this year. City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe helped launch the Bulldogs’ season and has received the Number One membership ticket and is sur..
01-Apr-2011
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PREMIERS BATTLE:
A huge match for country football enthusiasts tonight at Deakin Reserve in Shepparton. BFL premiers Golden Square will tackle the Goulburn Valley League champions Shepparton United under lights from 7.30pm. The match will give coach Nick Carter a great opportunity to test his side against one of the..
31-Mar-2011
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Second hand rose?
There are pointers to be aware of when purchasing a used cycle Thinking of starting off in cycling or updating your bike from the old faithful that has serviced you so well, or the bike that has been parked in a dark corner of the shed and lost its appeal? Caught between thinking should I sa..
31-Mar-2011
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Lockwood claims tennis title
The celebrations are continuing for the Lockwood Tennis Club after they made it back-to-back titles in the Marong and District Tennis Association Grand Final. Led by top performances from Simon Baker and Kathy Baker, the Lockwood players were able to score a convincing win over Newbridge to remain..
31-Mar-2011
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Ready to Thunder
After two years of preparation the Bendigo Thunder hits the playing field this Sunday in the Victorian Women’s Football League to begin a new era of football in this city. The new team is set to face La Trobe University at Dower Park, Kangaroo Flat and on trial-match form will be very compet..
31-Mar-2011
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Reeves on world stage
Wedderburn rally driver Brendan Reeves and his sister Rhianon Smyth as his co-driver have finished fourth in Rally Portugal after clawing their way after a puncture nearly spoilt their weekend. Highlight of racing in the six-stage event included a 3.27-kilometre street stage in Lisbon with a crowd..
31-Mar-2011
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Horse power wins
Popular Bendigo racehorse trainer Peter Boynton is driving around in style this week after winning the Mazda Challenge Series at Moonee Valley. Boynton is the trainer of brilliant sprinter La Bella Roo who posted the fastest time of the innovative Essendon Mazda 55 second Challenge which featured ..
31-Mar-2011
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