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High hopes for Braves
Joel Peterson
A RETURN to a full-strength side is the boost that coach Ben Harvey hopes can kick start the Bendigo Braves’ campaign when Bendigo hosts Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence squad tonight. Bendigo has gone 3-3 as it battles injury to key personnel, but that record belies t..
28-Apr-2017
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Options aplenty in BFL squad
Joel Peterson
VERSATILITY and youth will be the two main traits of Bendigo’s interleague side to take on Ballarat next month. The BFL squad had its first training session on Wednesday at Castlemaine, with 25 of the 58 players named in attendance. While that number seems light on, Fitzpatrick sai..
28-Apr-2017
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WNBL on new screens
Joel Peterson
A RETURN to television is the first step in revitalising the Women’s National Basketball League, and now it is up to clubs and the league itself to capitalise on the opportunity. Broadcaster Fox Sports will televise at least one game live per week and has pushed the league to shorten i..
28-Apr-2017
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Thunder set to roll
Joel Peterson
A NEW-look Bendigo Thunder will tackle a new challenge on Sunday when the club begins its first season in the new Northern Football league’s women’s competition against Darebin Falcons. The Thunder has been shuffled to one of the metropolitan leagues in AFL Victoria’s restr..
21-Apr-2017
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Junior games kick off
Bendigo Weekly
THOUSANDS of junior footballers will hit fields around central Victoria this weekend as the Bendigo Junior Football League season kicks off with grading matches. A record 149 teams will be in BJFL competitions, including the new under-15 girls age group. A new club has also joined the le..
21-Apr-2017
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New home for Hawks
Joel Peterson
EAGLEHAWK will christen its new Canterbury Park clubrooms this weekend when it hosts Kangaroo Flat in round two of the Bendigo Football Netball League season. The clubrooms have been a year in the making for the Hawks and marks the biggest and most visible stage of council’s Canterbury..
21-Apr-2017
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Grand final rivals square off again
Joel Peterson
ANOTHER wide-open season is expected in the BFNL’s A-grade netball, with a host of clubs aiming to chase down reigning premier Kangaroo Flat. Golden Square is first on the docket for the Roos tomorrow at 3.20pm, the Dogs undergoing a host of changes in the offseason. ..
13-Apr-2017
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Mixed bag for Pioneers
Joel Peterson
IT was an up-and-down weekend for the Bendigo Pioneers’ TAC Cup sides in games held in Bendigo last week. The Pioneers’ girls side had its first win of the new TAC Cup Girls competition on Friday, but on Saturday the Pioneers squandered several opportunities as Gippsland booted n..
13-Apr-2017
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Season fires up
Bendigo Weekly
ANY notion of a premiership hangover at Sandhurst has been met with a determined preseason effort that has the defending premiers ready to go in round one. The Dragons meet Strathfieldsaye on Saturday, the third straight season the sides have met in what is becoming an opening week tradition..
13-Apr-2017
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Thunder sets sights on state league
Joel Peterson
AFTER three years in state football wilderness, Bendigo could once again have a VFL side in coming years – this time in the VFL Women’s competition. The Bendigo Thunder has set its sights on the league in the long term, and could receive some help from its partnership with the Ri..
07-Apr-2017
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Basketball excellence rewarded
Bendigo Weekly
TWO long-time Bendigo basketball identities have been honoured for more than 50 years of service with the prestigious Jack Terrill Medal. Don and Karla Coulson received the award at Basketball Victoria Country’s Awards breakfast on Sunday. Other local winners included Bendigo Bask..
07-Apr-2017
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Big boost for Braves
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Lady Braves will have their most imposing roster in years after adding a key squad member this week. Import Ashleigh Rininger arrived in Bendigo as the Lady Braves look to continue their winning start to the season against Sandringham on Friday. After a first-up triumph over ..
07-Apr-2017
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Beveridge to lend a hand to Braves
Bendigo Weekly
ILLAWARRA Hawks coach Rob Beveridge has described the Bendigo Braves as the premier South East Australian Basketball League program, and praised its role in developing NBL-quality players. Beveridge and Braves coach Ben Harvey have struck up a relationship in recent years through Braves cham..
07-Apr-2017
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Four-way fight in HDFL
Joel Peterson
NORTH Bendigo begins its premiership defence against Heathcote in round one of the Heathcote District Football League on Saturday. The Bulldogs have strengthened last year’s premiership-winning list with another host of gun recruits, setting the bar as the Dog Dynasty rolls on. On ..
07-Apr-2017
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Local riders in hot form
Bendigo Weekly
TWO of Bendigo’s most promising cyclists and a well-established star have had an immensely successful fortnight in their respective disciplines. Isaac Buckell and Tasman Nankervis are both national champions, and are set for a year of big achievements, while Peta Mullens won another Go..
31-Mar-2017
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Suns star scoops top awards
Bendigo Weekly
STRATHDALE Maristians star Cam Taylor’s outstanding finish to the 2016/17 season saw him roar home to take the Bill Stephenson trophy as the BDCA’s Cricketer of the Year in a thrilling count on Wednesday night. Taylor polled in six matches, including best afield in the final four..
31-Mar-2017
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Kick off for new programs
Bendigo Weekly
THE revamped Bendigo Amateur Soccer league begins its 2017 season tomorrow with a raft of new programs in place across senior and junior levels. The BASL has joined forces with several out-of-town clubs and expanded to an 11-team competition, with Swan Hill not fielding a team. Shepparto..
31-Mar-2017
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LVFNL set for a start
Joel Peterson
CALIVIL United and Mitiamo will meet in an opening round blockbuster when the 2017 Loddon Valley Football Netball League season kicks off on Saturday. The LVFNL is the first of the local leagues to get its season under way and mark the official start of the local football season. Reig..
31-Mar-2017
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Long-time foes meet again
Joel Peterson
IF the recent form of Eaglehawk and Bendigo United is anything to go by, this weekend’s Bendigo District Cricket Association grand final will be a high-octane affair. Both clubs ripped through their semi final adversaries – BUCCs rolling Kangaroo Flat in less than a day while Eag..
24-Mar-2017
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Braves back for more
Joel Peterson
SATURDAY hails the arrival of a new season for the Bendigo Braves, but the team’s goal has not changed. Following a drought-breaking SEABL title in 2016, the Braves have reloaded for another run. They, and the Bendigo Lady Braves, kick start their season on Saturday against Dandeno..
24-Mar-2017
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