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Spirit aim to finish on a high
Joel Peterson
AFTER a big week off-court, the Bendigo Spirit are hoping they can finish their season off with a bang in the competition’s final regular season round this weekend. The Spirit were eliminated from playoffs last weekend with a 25-point loss to Canberra that included a 24-4 mauling in th..
17-Feb-2017
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Hucker eyes winning form
Joel Peterson
THE challenging terrain and conditions of Malaysia will be the stage for the first international race of Robbie Hucker’s year, when the Bendigo cyclist and his IsoWhey Sports Swisse Wellness teammates compete at the Tour of Langkawi next week. The Bendigo cyclist and Cloud Copy Click B..
17-Feb-2017
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Vics roll on at national champs
Bendigo Weekly
VICTORIA has been the dominant power in the opening days of the Basketball Australia Under-20 and Ivor Burge Championships held at Bendigo Stadium this week. None of the four Victorian sides had been beaten through the first four days of competition, with the Victorian men knocking off New S..
17-Feb-2017
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Spirit future secured
Joel Peterson
THE future of the Bendigo Spirit has been assured with the club and Bendigo Stadium Limited coming to a partnership agreement that will see the Spirit join with Bendigo's basketball organisations under the one roof. A deal was announced today to secure the future of the club, and will involv..
16-Feb-2017
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Coach calls for WNBL cap
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO Spirit coach Simon Pritchard has implored the Women’s National Basketball League to act in order to ensure the survival of its clubs as the Spirit yet again faces an uncertain future. The Spirit is again being forced to assess its options as it continues to survive very much on..
10-Feb-2017
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Locals shine on AFLW debut
Joel Peterson
IT had the feel of suburban footy of old, but the atmosphere and game itself on Friday night at Princes Park was exciting to so many because it was something new. As the AFL Women’s era got under way among the hype and, in some cases, hyperbole, the contest itself was overshadowed by t..
10-Feb-2017
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Pacing Cup lures top field
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Harness Racing Club will host one of the biggest events on its calendar next Friday when the 2017 group two Petstock Bendigo Pacing Cup. Some of the state’s best horses have won the race in years past including last year’s winner Lennytheshark, currently o..
10-Feb-2017
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Fire lit under Spirit's playoff push
Joel Peterson
SUNDAY’s matchup between the Bendigo Spirit and Townsville Fire could all but decide fourth spot in the Women’s National Basketball League season and the home side is hoping for a bumper crowd to support its playoff push. The Spirit have thrown open the doors to the Bendigo Stadi..
03-Feb-2017
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Heavyweight showdown in BDCA
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO District cricket’s top four sides each have an opportunity to cement a finals spot when round 11 of the BDCA begins on Saturday. All four are coming off wins last weekend, Kangaroo Flat scoring the most impressive with a gutsy performance over a sloppy Bendigo outfit that let c..
03-Feb-2017
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History in the making
Joel Peterson
THE long and nervous wait to the start of the AFL Women’s competition is almost over for five Bendigo footballers, whose sides meet tonight in the league’s historic opening match. Carlton and Collingwood, the teams that feature all five Bendigo Thunder players on their lists, cla..
03-Feb-2017
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Match of the year
Sam Kane
FOR Bendigo Spirit Coach Simon Pritchard, tomorrow night’s home clash against the Melbourne Boomers is the team’s biggest game of the year. It comes following the Spirit’s disappointing weekend on the road, going down by 20 points against the Townsville Fire last Friday, be..
27-Jan-2017
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Jones in the cycling hub
Sam Kane
BRENTON Jones is one of the cycling world’s rising stars, however, throughout January, he and his JLT Condor team members have used Bendigo as a primary training ground in the lead up to their upcoming races. The UK based JLT Condor 10-member squad includes the likes of three-time O..
27-Jan-2017
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Call is out for umpires
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Umpires Association is recruiting field, boundary and goal umpires for the upcoming football season. Umpires officiate for the Bendigo, Loddon Valley and North Central Football Netball Leagues, as well as the Bendigo Junior Football League - with the current age range of umpires ..
26-Jan-2017
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Historic double innings for female umpires
Sam Kane
A childhood love of cricket has taken Bendigo's Helen Wardlaw and Lisa McCabe from once playing the game, to now the writing the history books. For the first time on Wednesday, Bendigo Country Week had two women at the helm, umpiring a clash between Goulburn Murray and Northern Districts. ..
20-Jan-2017
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Spirit aims for finals
Sam Kane
HITTING the road this weekend for a season-defining double-header, the Bendigo Spirit will be looking to lock in two crucial wins leading to the finals run. The Spirit travel north to clash with the Townsville Fire on Friday night, before facing the Canberra Capitals on Saturday. Bend..
20-Jan-2017
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Bright road for Hamo
Joel Peterson
HONING his racecraft more than getting results is Chris Hamilton’s focus in his first year in the professional UCI World Tour peloton. The 21-year-old Bendigo cyclist is coming off a breakout 2016 where he was crowned national under-23 road race champion, finished 14th at the Santos..
20-Jan-2017
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Bowe's stars align
Joel Peterson
TUESDAY night was one that Bendigo teenager and leg spin prospect Liam Bowe won’t forget in a hurry. The Sandhurst Cricket Club product made his debut with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League against the Adelaide Strikers, in front of 40,000 fans at the MCG in a must-win game fo..
13-Jan-2017
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Spirit set for bounce back game
Joel Peterson
How do you come back from that? That was the question posed to Bendigo Spirit coach Simon Pritchard this week after a horror road trip to Perth as the Spirit resumed its WNBL campaign after the Christmas break. Bendigo was thumped by 41 points, the biggest loss in the club’s 10-yea..
13-Jan-2017
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Roos, Redbacks meet in T20 final
Joel Peterson
BENDIGO United will play Kangaroo Flat in Wednesday’s Bendigo District Cricket Association Twenty20 grand final after the Redbacks scored a dominant win over Strathfieldsaye in the lone game played on Tuesday night. With clashes between White Hills and Eaglehawk, the Roos and Sandhurst..
13-Jan-2017
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Local riders in the thick of the action
Joel Peterson
CENTRAL Victorian aces Robbie Hucker, Lachlan Norris and Peta Mullens were among the local hopes that made strong starts to their 2017 campaigns last weekend with strong displays at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Ballarat. Hucker and Norris finished eighth and ninth in ..
13-Jan-2017
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