Tigers, Pioneers host QEO double-header

THE Queen Elizabeth Oval will host a state league double-header on Sunday as the Bendigo Pioneers and Richmond’s VFL Women’s team each host matches at the ground. The Pioneers return to action after being narrowly beaten by the Western Jets a fortnight ago, while...

Bloods face crunch clash

SOUTH Bendigo coach Brady Childs has stopped short of describing this weekend’s clash with Gisborne as a must-win for his side, but isn’t understating its importance to the Bloods’ BFNL fortunes. South sits half a game behind the sixth-placed Bulldogs heading into...

Spirit fan favourite calls time out

HEATHER Oliver spent the earliest years of her basketball life walking a few hundred metres to and from a basketball court in a paddock on the family farm at Wangaratta. Now, after seven seasons in the WNBL and a journey that has taken her across Australia and abroad,...

Junior Braves take title

BENDIGO has taken out another junior basketball national title, with the under-16 boys team winning gold at last weekend’s National Junior Classic in Melbourne. The Ben McCauley-coached Braves team routed Hills Hornets in the final 71-52, led by a brilliant...

Push on for a smashing sport

A NEW addition to Bendigo’s sporting landscape is hoping to become a hit, with the Bendigo Squash Club introducing racquetball. The sport is a cross between tennis and squash, played indoors but using a bouncier ball than squash and a bigger racquet. Local resident...

BJFL up for Goldfields Challenge

THE best junior footballers from Bendigo and Ballarat will battle it out for Goldfields Challenge honours at Strathfieldsaye tomorrow. The annual challenge sees representative teams across seven grades of girls and boys football play for the Goldfields Challenge Cup....

Herbert’s open opportunity

LUCAS Herbert’s career year has soared to new heights, with the Bendigo golfer to line up in next week’s US Open. Having last year qualified for the British Open, Herbert dominated sectional qualifying on Tuesday (Australian time) to book his place in the field at...

First class CMC schools rivals

A SEAN O’Farrell masterclass has led Catherine McAuley College to a convincing win over arch rival Bendigo Senior Secondary College and a home School Sports Victoria premier league football semi-final. CMC may have replaced CCB on the QEO scoreboard, but the intent...

Baseball challenge hits town

COUNCIL is hoping the latest major sporting event it has attracted to Bendigo proves to be a home run, with international baseball in the city this weekend. Strathfieldsaye Recreation Reserve will host the Australian Emeralds and a Japanese All-Star team who will face...


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