Sports shorts September 16

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 16-Sep-2011 3.44pm

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TAYLOR’S BRAVE RIDE
Bendigo paralympian Mick Taylor has begun his Para-cycling World Championships with a brave ride in terrible conditions.
Competing in Denmark, Taylor claimed 17th place in a 61km road race on August 10, despite coming off his bike at one point.
But with blood streaming from his left forearm, Taylor battled fierce pack surges, at speeds of up to 60kmh to finish bravely.

CAPTAIN WINS AWARD

The Fighting Miners’ captain Jesse Tuitupou has won the prestigious Doug Ross Trophy for Best player in the Victorian Rugby Union Country Division.
The winner of the award is determined by votes lodged by opposition teams after each match.
Tuitupou had an outstanding season, scoring seven tries in 11 matches and leading from the front.  
Bendigo coach Charlie Ihaka was delighted at Tuitupou’s win.

BTA SEEKS PLAYERS

The Bendigo Tennis Association is urging all players intending to participate in tennis programs this summer to start thinking tennis.  
BTA Executive Officer Leon Retallick urged players to contact their clubs in order to submit teams with the Association prior to relevant closing dates.
All BTA affiliate clubs are actively looking to engage new and existing members into tennis, with many clubs conducting opening days coming up over the next couple of weeks.

BRAVES STARS SHINE

Symes Motors Bendigo Braves players Ivan McFarlin and Luke Meyer have won recognition as part of the SEABL east conference all-star five for the second consecutive season.
Imports McFarlin and Meyer are part of a lineup that includes Knox players CJ Massingale and Lester Strong and Kilsyth’s Tim Lang in the all-star line-up for this 2011 season.
Both McFarlin and Meyer will suit up in this Saturday’s SEABL national championship decider against Nunawading at Dandenong Stadium.

HOCKEY TEAMS PROGRESS

THE Central Victoria Blazers men’s and women’s teams will both play in this weekend’s State League grand finals at the State Hockey Centre in Parkville.
The Blazers scored a 2-1 victory in the preliminary final clash with Mornington, and will now take on La Trobe Uni in the grand final.
CV Blazers scored a 4-1 win against La Trobe Uni in the women’s preliminary final to make it through to this weekend’s grand final.
 

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