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Spirit guard returns
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO Spirit guard Ashleigh Karaitiana says she is looking forward to returning for a second season with the Bendigo Spirit after a strong debut campaign. Karaitiana started several games during season 2016/17 after starting in a reserve role. She scored a season-high 17 points against..
21-Jul-2017
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Miners make Vic Country grade
Bendigo Weekly
FOUR Bendigo Fighting Miners players have been selected in the Victorian Country Barbarians side that will play a pair of tour matches later this month. It continued the good news for the side, which thumped Maroondah at home at the weekend. The Barbarians are selected from the best that..
21-Jul-2017
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Female football kicking on
Bendigo Weekly
AFL Central Victoria will celebrate female football on Sunday with an event at the Queen Elizabeth Oval. The event aims to bring the community together to celebrate and promote the success of regional AFLW football, inspiring others to become involved in Australia’s fastest growing spo..
21-Jul-2017
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Locals shine for Vic Country side
Bendigo Weekly
VICTORIA Country’s bid for gold at the Basketball Australia under-16 championships has fallen agonisingly short, beaten by Vic Metro in a thrilling final. Bendigo’s Piper Dunlop starred for Vic Country, recording three double-doubles and averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per ..
21-Jul-2017
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Kelsey set to shine in Opals colours
Joel Peterson
WHEN she pulls on the green and gold colours of Australia at this month’s FIBA Asia Cup, Kelsey Griffin will achieve a goal that up until recently she never could have dreamed of. Of course, no aspiring basketballer growing up in Alaska would have representing Australia on their mind. ..
14-Jul-2017
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Dragons aim to tame Bulldogs
Joel Peterson
A CLASH between Golden Square and Sandhurst highlights a pivotal round of the Bendigo Football Netball League A-grade campaign. As they resume after the bye neither side will be at full strength heading into their second meeting of the year. Both sides have lost just one game this seaso..
14-Jul-2017
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Lady Braves look for mental edge
Joel Peterson
It was just one of “those” games. That’s the attitude of the Bendigo Lady Braves as they head into a tough double header this weekend, casting aside last weekend’s loss to Canberra as a blip in an otherwise impressive season. The Lady Braves and Braves spent their..
14-Jul-2017
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Tips from top talent
Bendigo Weekly
SOME of the region’s promising young cricketers received tips from top coaches this week as part of Cricket Victoria’s Diamonds in the Bush program. The sessions, run through the July school holidays, allow the players the opportunity to learn from some of the state’s best...
14-Jul-2017
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Legend lends a hand
Joel Peterson
AFL games record holder Brent Harvey says the rapid rise of women’s football is as big a change as he has seen in his time in the game. The North Melbourne champion was in Bendigo this week at a Toyota Good For Footy event held in conjunction with the Bendigo Thunder’s training s..
07-Jul-2017
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Making a run at history
Bendigo Weekly
SOME of Australia’s best greyhounds will be out to deny Aston Bolero a piece of history when the field jumps in tonight’s 425-metre group two Bendigo Cup. The Seona Thompson-trained Aston Bolero will line up in an attempt to be the first competitor in the race’s 60-year his..
07-Jul-2017
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BFNL trio earn rep honours
Joel Peterson
FOR the second straight season, Golden Square star Jack Geary has enhanced his reputation as one of the best footballers at community level in the state. Geary will captain Victoria Country in their clash with the Victorian Amateur Football Association on Saturday, playing alongside Sandhurs..
07-Jul-2017
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Thunder maintains winning form
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder’s unbeaten run in the Northern Women’s Football League continued last weekend with a dominant display against VU Western Spurs. Billed as a top of the table clash played out on the Queen Elizabeth Oval, the Thunder stamped its authority on th..
29-Jun-2017
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Tough time for Braves
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO Braves coach Ben Harvey has called on his players to treat every game like it’s their last one, as the team battles inconsistency and injuries in a frustrating 2017 South East Australian Basketball League season. The Braves are fourth on the South Conference ladder, but a disap..
29-Jun-2017
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Victory in the desert
Peter Kennedy
THE harsh central Australian desert provided a stunning backdrop to competitors in the gruelling Finke Desert race staged earlier this month near Alice Springs. The iconic off-road, multi-terrain two day event draws more than 600 starters from across Australia each year, for the annual race ..
29-Jun-2017
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Haig climbs to rare form on European peaks
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO cycling ace Jack Haig continues to make his mark on the world stage with the young Orica-Scott rider recording outstanding results in both the recent Criterium de Dauphine and Tour of Slovenia. Haig finished third in the Tour of Slovenia after jostling with some of the world’s ..
22-Jun-2017
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Strong BSSC romps into footy final
Bendigo Weekly
A RAMPANT Bendigo Senior Secondary College has won through to the final of the prestigious School Sport Victoria premier league football final after demolishing Hallam Senior College by 49 points on Wednesday. The BSSC side pulled away from their opponents in the final quar..
22-Jun-2017
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Spinners take the bronze
Peter Kennedy
BENDIGO’S Jontee Brown has won a world championship bronze medal as part of the Australian Spinners under-23 wheelchair basketball team. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation championships were held in Canada earlier this month, culminating in the finals played out last we..
22-Jun-2017
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Mixed Spirit
Joel Peterson
A NEW-LOOK Bendigo Spirit will hit the floor in the Women’s National Basketball League this season, and the changes are not confined to just the club’s playing roster. The club announced its fourth signing, WNBA point guard Rachel Banham, early this week. While Banham will li..
16-Jun-2017
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Brave new identity
Joel Peterson
THEY spent the start of the season searching for an identity and three consecutive wins have the Bendigo Braves confident they’ve found their groove. The Braves were dogged by injuries and unavailability in the early part of the season and limped out of the blocks, going 4-6 through 10..
16-Jun-2017
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Young stars shine
Bendigo Weekly
THE best young players from Bendigo City and Bendigo Amateur Soccer League sides will put their skills to the test on Friday night at Epsom Huntly Reserve. The BASL’s development squad sides will play against City’s youth squads, headlined by a BASL under-21 squad taking on City&..
16-Jun-2017
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