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Storm kicking the habit
Bendigo Weekly
There is never a more crucial time to take advantage of your opportunities than in grand finals, but Strathfieldsaye Storm coach Darryl Wilson says he won’t be drubbing that message into his group this week. Rather, he’ll let them sort out their woes finishing in front of goal by..
22-Sep-2017
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Dogs keeping the faith
Bendigo Weekly
GOLDEN Square’s fourth straight grand final appearance in A-grade netball hasn’t come easily, but coach Allira Holmes says her side’s resilience could pay dividends on Saturday. The Bulldogs have managed to maintain consistency throughout the season and snuck past a determi..
22-Sep-2017
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Sandhurst out to seize golden opportunity
Joel Peterson
A FAST start will go along way toward victory in tomorrow’s A-grade netball grand final for Sandhurst. The Dragons have jumped the Bulldogs in each of their three meetings this year, holding significant buffers at quarter time of every game and going on to win. The Dragons have had..
22-Sep-2017
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Nadeen keen on success
Joel Peterson
SHE was Bendigo Spirit’s best player toward the end of last season and played in a grand final in the winter, so it’s only natural that Nadeen Payne was optimistic when it came time to return to the WNBL. What’s more, the team’s opening two preseason matches have give..
21-Sep-2017
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Beware the attack Dogs
Joel Peterson
BERNIE Haberman’s Golden Square has made a habit of surprising people this year and the first-year coach is hopeful they’ve got more upsets in them yet. Many wrote the Dogs off after last year’s grand final loss to Sandhurst and some key departures, but the club has made th..
15-Sep-2017
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The title decider
Bendigo Weekly
EAGLEHAWK’S Bendigo Amateur Soccer League title chase comes to an end this weekend, with their standalone fixture against Spring Gully United to once and for all decide this year’s champion side. Eaglehawk and Shepparton South both missed their chance to claim the title last week..
15-Sep-2017
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Dragons watch on as Bulldogs battle
Joel Peterson
WITH Sandhurst eagerly awaiting a grand final opponent, Golden Square and Gisborne will play off for the right to meet the Dragons next Saturday. Gisborne survived an elimination final test against reigning premier Kangaroo Flat, while Golden Square was well beaten by Sandhurst last wee..
15-Sep-2017
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Ground-dog day for North
Joel Peterson
NORTH Bendigo has a chance to make a slice of history this weekend with a third straight flag when it again plays Leitchville Gunbower in the HDFL decider. The Dogs have never won three successive premierships, their best run being back-to-back flags in 1976 and 1977 in the Golden City Footb..
08-Sep-2017
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Spirit preparations ramp up
Bendigo Weekly
COACH Simon Pritchard admits the Bendigo Spirit are slightly behind the eight ball a month out from the WNBL season, but expects with preparations gaining momentum things will quickly fall into place. The Spirit’s preparations ramped up this week with the team preparing to play an intr..
08-Sep-2017
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Hawks swoop on finals race
Joel Peterson
YOU’D think a side that’s won 14 games in a row would be travelling well, but Eaglehawk coach Josh Bowe thinks his team’s best form is still ahead of it. The Hawks go toe-to-toe with Strathfieldsaye on Saturday night in a semi-final that sees the winner claim the first gran..
08-Sep-2017
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Haig taking on the world
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S Jack Haig scored a pair of early birthday presents this week as he continues his strong recent form. Haig turned 24 on Wednesday and launched a searing attack on that day’s stage of the Tour of Spain, eventually finishing 12th but again impressing at Grand Tour level. ..
08-Sep-2017
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Decisive clash in title chase
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Amateur Soccer League title race comes to a head this weekend, with the winner of Saturday’s vital clash between Eaglehawk and Shepparton South assured of the 2017 championship trophy. That’s, of course, assuming there is a winner. Shepparton South sits one point ..
08-Sep-2017
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Brave set for super contest
Bendigo Weekly
MAY the best team win has long been a very sporting attitude towards grand finals, but Bendigo Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman thinks playing as a team may be the intangible element critical to his side’s South East Australian Basketball League final. The Lady Braves face the Geelon..
01-Sep-2017
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Hockey sticking around
Bendigo Weekly
TRANS-Tasman rivalry will hit Bendigo in November when international hockey makes its return to the city. The national men’s team, the Kookaburras, will play New Zealand in two International Festival of Hockey tests on November 5 and 6, while the Hockeyroos will also be in town to play..
01-Sep-2017
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Storm rolls into finals
Bendigo Weekly
THE scintillating recent form of Strathfieldsaye has the Storm primed to break its duck against Golden Square when the sides square off in Saturday’s night’s Bendigo Football Netball League qualifying final. Since losing to Eaglehawk in round 12, the Storm has won each of its six..
01-Sep-2017
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Braves have title drive
Joel Peterson
CONFERENCE finals haven’t been kind to the Bendigo Lady Braves in recent years, but they have the chance to change all that tomorrow night. Bendigo hosts Launceston in the South East Australian Basketball League’s south conference semi final, with a SEABL grand final spot on the ..
25-Aug-2017
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Thunder's chance for redemption
Joel Peterson
THE fire from last year’s grand final defeat still burns for the Bendigo Thunder, who are keen to make amends in this weekend’s Northern Football League women’s grand final. Not only are they trying to avenge last year’s grand final loss, but also a loss from a fortni..
25-Aug-2017
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Lining up for finals
Bendigo Weekly
THE dust has all but settled in the Bendigo Football Netball League finals race, with the finals combatants in both senior football and A-grade netball set in stone ahead of this weekend’s final round. Reigning premier Sandhurst is guaranteed to feature in an elimination final in senio..
25-Aug-2017
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Juniors ready for action
Bendigo Weekly
JUNIOR footballers across the region are gearing up for finals the Bendigo Junior Football League’s finals series. Finals for all grades of football will be held across four grounds this weekend, with the under-16 semi final between Sandhurst Marist Dockers and Sandhurst at the QEO fro..
25-Aug-2017
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Local stars earn Vic squad spots
Bendigo Weekly
TWO Bendigo cricketers have been selected in Victorian state teams for the upcoming summer domestic competitions. Strathdale Maristians all-rounder Tayla Vlaeminck and Strathfieldsaye quick Xavier Crone have been selected in the Victorian Spirit and Bushrangers sides to play in the national ..
25-Aug-2017
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