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Beat the blues
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo baseballers will slug it out for charity tomorrow when the Strathfieldsaye Dodgers take on the Bendigo Dragons Masters at Strathfieldsaye’s Club Court. The match, in its third year, will raise funds for mental health organisation Beyondblue, from 1.30pm on Saturday..
18-Oct-2013
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Emu Creek hits 520
Bendigo Weekly
Emu Creek have stamped their authority on the EVCA competition with a staggering batting display amassing 7/520 on day one of round two on Saturday. Led superbly by skipper Darren Chamberlain (145) and Simon Marwood (163 not out), the reigning premiers forced Axe Creek to use 10 bowlers to try a..
18-Oct-2013
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Former Bloods line up for Swans
Bendigo Weekly
South Bendigo stars Brady Childs and Justin Maddern have flown the coop from the Bloods, and will both line up for Shepparton Swans in the Goulburn Valley Football League next year. Childs took out the Bloods Best and Fairest last Friday night for his inspirational play in season 2013, while Madde..
18-Oct-2013
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Sara settles in for the season
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo Spirit recruit Sara Blicavs, although only 20 years old, admits she has been all over the place in her basketballing life. She played with Dandenong last WNBL season, then lined up for Geelong in the 2013 SEABL season, with national team trips to China and Russia in betw..
18-Oct-2013
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Funloong family day
Bendigo Weekly
Children and their families will ride into town this Saturday to celebrate the festivities at the Funloong Fun Day. Families will ride, scoot or walk along the Bendigo Creek Trail to join the family-friendly festivities on Hargreaves Mall. Families will tackle one of three st..
14-Oct-2013
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Safe chemical container disposal
Bendigo Weekly
GREATER Bendigo is drumming up support among residents to carefully dispose of empty chemical containers. The national program drumMUSTER, aims to responsibly collect and recycle empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop protection and animal health chemical containers. Farmers and..
14-Oct-2013
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Stars are bowling in
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON A raft of former Australian cricket stars including Matthew Elliott, Terry Alderman, Jimmy Maher and Greg Matthews will play a match on Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval next month. The players will take part in the game as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association..
11-Oct-2013
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Spirit is driving for success
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit stars Kristi Harrower, Kelsey Griffin and Sara Blicavs will be turning heads around town this summer. You might catch them behind the wheel of the club’s new Spirit cars, provided by long-time sponsors Bendigo Toyota. The trio teamed up with Bendigo Toyota dealer principal..
11-Oct-2013
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Round one shines out
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Round one of the Emu Valley Cricket Association kicked off last Saturday with bright sunshine and perfect conditions for cricket. In the grand final rematch the reigning Premiers Emu Creek again outlasted Mandurang to take the points after a very even batting performance. Al..
11-Oct-2013
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Haig on the road
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON He is the rapidly-rising star of Australian road cycling, but Bendigo’s Jack Haig is keeping his wheels planted firmly on the ground. The 20 year-old has taken centre stage in the Australian cycling landscape this year, and is emerging as one of, if not the, pre-eminent yo..
11-Oct-2013
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Spirit fired up for first home game
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo Spirit’s 2012-13 WNBL championship banner will be raised to the rafters of the Bendigo Stadium on Friday night, when the team hosts its first home game of the 2013-14 season against Adelaide Lightning. After going down to Townsville in its season opener last Friday, the Spirit ..
11-Oct-2013
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Back on the crease
Bendigo Weekly
Emu Valley Cricket Association – Division 1 By JOEL PETERSON Reigning premiers Emu Creek will kick off their Emu Valley Cricket Association premiership defence on Saturday, when a slate of one-day matches opens the 2013/14 season. The Emus will do battle with 2012/13 grand final co..
04-Oct-2013
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Half way there, likely Labor win
Bendigo Weekly
UPDATE: 8.13pm More than 50 per cent of the vote is counted and the swing against Labor still sits less than eight per cent, making Lisa Chesters the favourite to hang on. The mood at Labor headquarters is a confident one, according to Weekly journalists Christine McGinn and Steve K..
06-Sep-2013
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Double header for Braves
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Bendigo Stadium is set for a big weekend of basketball, with the Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves hosting an SEABL semi-finals double-header on Saturday. The Braves and Lady Braves both finished on top of the men’s and women’s East conferences respectively, and will p..
23-Aug-2013
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Thunder aims high
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Three seasons into its existence, Bendigo Thunder has already tasted tremendous success, but is looking to step up to a new challenge next season. After claiming its second consecutive Victorian Women’s Football League premiership on Saturday, the Thunder is contemplating ..
22-Aug-2013
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Motor team signs up for a run
Bendigo Weekly
POYSER Motors are the newest major supporters revving up for the Run 4 Dad Fun Run this Father’s day. Poyser Motors new cars manager Werner Wende said it is important to support local events and organisations. “Poyser Motors have a long history of supporting and working with the com..
22-Aug-2013
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Clash at the top
Bendigo Weekly
By JOEL PETERSON Round 16 in the Bendigo Football Netball League could be the most important yet, as two top-five clashes loom large with serious finals implications. Strathfieldsaye host ladder leaders Eaglehawk at Flight Centre Park in a battle for top spot, while South Bendigo take on a re..
09-Aug-2013
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Upgrade boost for racecourse
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO racecourse is in line to receive $770,000 worth of upgrades this year, to enhance its status as one of the best facilities in Victoria. Victorian Premier and Racing Minister Denis Napthine announced the initiative this week, to be joint funded by the state government, Racing Victoria and t..
09-Aug-2013
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Chasing a win
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo cyclist Peta Mullens will attempt to successfully defend her title as Rob Vernon Memorial winner, when the annual race is held again this Sunday. The 112km handicap race will be battled out by a strong field, including the past two winners of the event in Mullens and Darren Lapthorne. A ..
09-Aug-2013
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Tough start ahead
Joel Peterson
Bendigo Spirit’s draw for the 2013-14 WNBL season is similar to, but slightly more difficult than, last season’s, according to coach Bernie Harrower. The reigning premiers open their season with a grand final rematch against Townsville at Townsville RSL Stadium on Saturday, Octob..
02-Aug-2013
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