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Braves focus in on youth
Joel Peterson
NEW Bendigo Lady Braves coach Megan Moody has been put in charge of a key part of the new era of basketball in Bendigo. Moody is, remarkably, the first female coach to take the reins at the club since it began in 1990. Related: Changes for Lady Braves (http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/new..
17-Nov-2017
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Changes on the way for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
MEGAN Moody’s appointment as Bendigo Lady Braves coach seems the surest sign yet of a shake-up of Bendigo basketball. And while the clear focus on player development suits Moody’s strengths as a coach, the new direction is being driven from the top down. With the Spirit and L..
17-Nov-2017
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Lynx missing for struggling Spirit
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will tonight need to recapture the offensive magic they showed last time they hosted Perth Lynx after a horror weekend. Bendigo plays Perth tonight at Bendigo Stadium before facing Dandenong on Sunday as part of the WNBL’s cluster round, where every team will hit the..
17-Nov-2017
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AFL CV to oversee new league
Bendigo Weekly
IN yet another footballing first, AFL Central Victoria will oversee a standalone women’s football competition next year. The decision comes after the female football advisory committee running the Northern Country Women’s League decided to split the league. The NCWL staged it..
17-Nov-2017
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Redbacks aim high
Joel Peterson
WEST Bendigo faces a tough ask to build on the first win of its Emu Valley Cricket Association campaign when it hosts the in-form United. The Redbacks opened their account with a dominant performance against bottom side Marong. The reliable Trav O’Connell and Ben Henson led the way..
17-Nov-2017
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Pro Tour heads into the finals Arina
Joel Peterson
NUMBER one seed Arina Rodionova has withstood a stern test on her way to the quarter finals of the Bendigo International Pro Tour tournament. A clearly frustrated Rodionova was pushed by Astra Sharma before prevailing 6-4, 7-5 in an hour and 20 minutes. Rodionova’s domination on se..
10-Nov-2017
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Spirit's crucial next step
Joel Peterson
KELSEY Griffin’s season-ending hip injury is about as big an injury hit as any of the Women’s National Basketball League’s team could absorb. But the injury and Griffin’s subsequent surgery this week should kickstart the process of the club looking at who its next lon..
10-Nov-2017
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Hockey an events hit
Joel Peterson
HOCKEY has become the latest international level sport to sing Bendigo’s praises as a regional events destination. The city’s capacity and continued want to host major sporting events has shone through once more in the past month, with international rugby, tennis and hockey all l..
10-Nov-2017
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Dragons face Suns' challenge
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST has a power of work to do on day two of its clash with Strathdale Maristians if it is to stay in touch with the BDCA’s top four. The Suns topped 300 for the third time in as many matches, newly-promoted opener Linton Jacobs leading the way with 86. The opening partnership..
10-Nov-2017
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Crone shines in season finale
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO duo Sam Crome and Robbie Hucker have finished their seasons in style at the Tour of Hainan. Often seen training together on the road of Bendigo, the IsoWhey Sports duo again contributed to more team success for the red-hot Australian-based outfit. The team tackled the Tour of Hai..
10-Nov-2017
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Spirit burned by Flames
Joel Peterson
If it was a sign of what's to come without Kelsey Griffin, the remainder of the Women's National Basketball Season could be a long one for the Bendigo Spirit. The Spirit were thumped 105-75 in Bendigo tonight by top side Sydney Uni Flames, outscored by 27 points after half time. After a ..
09-Nov-2017
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Kookaburras complete sweep as Roos roll over US
Joel Peterson
Australia has completed a clean sweep of its International Festival of Hockey matches in Bendigo, with the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos both securing victories this evening. The Kookaburras finalised their double against New Zealand, winning 2-0 before the Hockeyroos defeated the USA by the sa..
06-Nov-2017
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Kookaburras hit winning form
Joel Peterson
Australia has opened its International Festival of Hockey campaign in Bendigo with a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand. With three debutants in the lineup, the hosts handled the Kiwi side easily, led by two goals from Jeremy Hayward and a manful showing from goalkeeper Tristan Clemon..
05-Nov-2017
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Spirit withstand dramatic finish for second win
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Spirit have withstood scoring just three points in the third quarter to win their second game of the WNBL season tonight in dramatic fashion. Bendigo defeated Melbourne 71-66 in a game that saw three players foul out and the two teams trade buckets down the stretch. The Spiri..
04-Nov-2017
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Spirit focus on strong start
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard maintains he has the right starting five but that it simply must be more focussed when the Spirit host Melbourne tomorrow night. Bendigo’s past three starts to matches have been bordering on indefensible, as have opposition offences in the early par..
03-Nov-2017
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Hockey hits town
Bendigo Weekly
INTERNATIONAL hockey will once again hit Bendigo this weekend as four of the world’s top international teams line up when the 2017 International Festival of Hockey starts on Sunday. The two-day event will see three matches played in Bendigo featuring both of the Australian national ..
03-Nov-2017
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Tussle on for top spot
Joel Peterson
EARLY-season surprises Bendigo and White Hills will fight out top spot on the Bendigo District Cricket Association table when they meet in round four of the 2017/18 season. The teams enter the clash occupying the top positions on the table, Bendigo undefeated after producing an impressive bo..
03-Nov-2017
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Crows flying in EVCA
Bendigo Weekly
SPRING Gully remains the Emu Valley Cricket Association’s lone undefeated team as the league shifts gears to its opening round of two-day games this weekend. Following four one-day rounds to open the season, teams will be tested in the traditional two-day formal starting to..
03-Nov-2017
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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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