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Demons claim T20 crown
Joel Peterson
IT was billed as a match up of two unlikely sides and the Bendigo District Cricket Association Twenty20 grand final has produced just as unlikely an ending as White Hills won their first short form title in thrilling fashion. Rhys Irwin was the hero for the Demons in front of a big QEO crowd..
19-Jan-2018
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Buchanan continues strong form
Joel Peterson
GUN long-distance runner Andy Buchanan has restated his aim of running in national colours after another impressive win. The 26-year-old took the honours in the Mountain to Surf event at Lorne on Friday in close to race record time. Buchanan finished just six seconds off the race record,..
19-Jan-2018
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Pearce sees promise in AFLW season
Joel Peterson
IT may not include the element of frenzy of last year’s campaign but there is plenty of excitement among players and fans ahead of the second AFL Women’s season. And that excitement is shared between rookies and established stars alike. Just ask Melbourne captain Daisy Pear..
19-Jan-2018
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Spirit use review to chase success
Joel Peterson
CALLS for future planning for the Bendigo Spirit have been answered, with the administrative body that oversees the club to conduct a full review of its operations following a wooden spoon finish. Coach Simon Pritchard made it clear after the season he believed the review was needed to find ..
19-Jan-2018
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Country's best hit Bendigo
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO has been abuzz with the sound of leather on willow this week as the annual Bendigo Country Week cricket tournament got into full swing. Teams from across the state converged on central Victoria for the five-day tournament, played across three divisions. The Emu ..
19-Jan-2018
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Crome sprints into 2018
Joel Peterson
THE fact that two of the best results in the career of cyclist Sam Crome have come months apart doesn’t bother him in the slightest. In fact, he views his form in his two most recent starts as a positive sign. The 24-year-old’s efforts at his two most recent events – la..
12-Jan-2018
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Junior Braves hit the ground running
Joel Peterson
A HOST of talented young basketballers will represent Bendigo at two upcoming talent camps. The group of 21 players will compete at the Southern Cross Challenge and Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. Bendigo has a proud history of sending rising stars to the competitions, which ar..
12-Jan-2018
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A final surprise in T20 competition
Joel Peterson
THEY have won a combined three first XI matches this season, but White Hills and Bendigo United have again proven that red ball success rarely translates to cricket’s shortest format. The two unlikely sides will do battle in next Wednesday’s Bendigo District Cricket Association T..
12-Jan-2018
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Wilson to lead games charge
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO lawn bowler Aaron Wilson will lead Australia’s charge in the singles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Wilson has been selected to lead the singles and team up with Brett Wilkie to defend their world title in the pairs. Wilson is also a world champion in the..
12-Jan-2018
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Emily skates to success
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL ice hockey star Emily Davis-Tope is again impressing on the international stage, leading Australia at the under-18 world championships campaign in Poland. The 16-year-old Bendigo product is captain of the Australian squad for the championships, which began last week in Katowice. It..
12-Jan-2018
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Jason's memory rides on
Joel Peterson
THERE will be far more than just a green and gold jersey at stake this weekend for the strong contingent of Bendigo cyclists competing in the Cycling Australia Road National Championships. As much as they will be riding to win, they will be also riding in memory of a fellow cyclist, local an..
05-Jan-2018
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Change afoot for Spirit
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard is preaching patience after a painful season for the WNBL club came to an end last week. Despite recording a late win over Dandenong to take their season tally to four, Bendigo finished last on the table of the league’s eight clubs, its first wooden..
05-Jan-2018
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Hogan to play on for Braves
Bendigo Weekly
FACES both familiar and new have linked up with the Bendigo Braves as the club continues to build the nucleus of a powerful roster. With the signature of Jeremy Kendle already locked away, the club has turned its attention to its stock of big men as it aims to build a roster akin to its 2016..
05-Jan-2018
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Top field up for cup
Joel Peterson
The Bendigo Harness Racing Club says its biggest night of the year could see track records under threat. The club is preparing for Saturday’s Bendigo Pacing Cup race meeting, with two top-class fields on offer. The group one Aldebaran Park Maori Mile is the first of the group races..
05-Jan-2018
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An Indian excursion
Joel Peterson
A team of locals has embarked on a journey to India to further a relationship between the local football community and the AFL community in the country. It is the fourth year the local AFL India program has been conducted, after being introduced by the AFL Central Victoria commission in part..
05-Jan-2018
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Signing boom for Lady Braves
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Lady Braves have built the foundation of their roster, securing the signatures of seven players for the 2018 South east Australian Basketball League campaign. Coach Megan Moody has wasted no time on the recruiting front, and has a mix including proven national-level talent, a tri..
21-Dec-2017
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Last chance for Spirit
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has gone in to bat for his side, saying they haven’t quit on the WNBL season. But he has taken aim at the new competition structure, saying it does not allow coaches to properly develop players and implement necessary week-to-week changes. The c..
21-Dec-2017
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Ton fires Dragons to win
Joel Peterson
SANDHURST has won a tense clash with Kangaroo Flat to cement its spot in the Bendigo District Cricket Association top four heading into the Christmas break. The Dragons were led by a stellar performance from Nayana Palamandadige in a high-scoring affair that saw them remain a game clear of f..
21-Dec-2017
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Top sides slide into break
Joel Peterson
THE top two sides in Emu Valley cricket will take losing form into the Christmas break while a bolter has soared into top four contention in the final round of matches for 2017. Sedgwick and Spring Gully both crashed to losses, while West Bendigo recorded another victory to move into fourth...
21-Dec-2017
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Thunder unveil Alvarez-Harris as coach
Bendigo Weekly
NEW Bendigo Thunder coach Luis Alvarez-Harris says he doesn’t have to change much to continue the club’s premiership-winning ways. The club introduced Alvarez-Harris to its playing group and supporters on Monday night, following the departure of 2017 premiership coach Cherie O&rs..
21-Dec-2017
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