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Braves legends signal exit
Bendigo Weekly
IT will be a new-look Bendigo Braves lineup that hits the floor next season, with two club legends on the way out. The Braves have lost more than 700 games of experience with Taylor Bell announcing his retirement at the club’s presentation night and captain Chris Hogan to take a year o..
18-Aug-2017
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Hit weekend for croquet
Bendigo Weekly
BARNARD Street will be a hive of sporting activity this weekend, with the third annual Bendigo Croquet Festival taking place across four days. The competition takes in golf and association forms of the game, the two most popular and well-recognised types of croquet. Australian croquet le..
18-Aug-2017
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Big round for title hopefuls
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Amateur Soccer League title race could come down to a standalone match on the season’s final day as Eaglehawk, Shepparton United and Shepparton South jostle for position. Eaglehawk is a point clear on top but has played one less game due to its match against Spring Gully Un..
18-Aug-2017
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Thunder strikes NCWL flag glory
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Thunder have been crowned the inaugural Northern Country Women’s League premiers after a dominant grand final performance capped a tremendous first season for the side. It was the first year in which the Thunder has fielded a reserves team, feeding into its senior side comp..
18-Aug-2017
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HDFL finals take off
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL rivals Huntly and White Hills will step up to the finals plate this weekend when they meet in the Heathcote District Football League’s elimination final. The Hawks have turned their season around after a horror start, while White Hills started strongly and has lost five of its pa..
18-Aug-2017
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Young trio joins the Spirit
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Spirit has rounded out its roster for season 2017/18, announcing its three development players. Bendigo’s Jess Rennie returns for another season on the development roster after a strong campaign with the Bendigo Lady Braves. The sharpshooter did not hit the court last y..
18-Aug-2017
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Hamilton to make Grand Tour debut
Bendigo Weekly
BENDIGO’S Chris Hamilton will make his Grand Tour debut at this month’s Vuelta a España. Team Sunweb confirmed its lineup last night, including the 22-year-old for his first tilt at one of the major stage races in world cycling. He will ride alongside Tour ..
11-Aug-2017
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Cup fever hits town
Bendigo Weekly
INTERNATIONAL football comes to Golden Square’s Wade Street Oval tonight when India hosts Pakistan in an AFL International Cup grudge match. The matches form round three of the triennial competition, with both sides losing their opening two games in division two. Both teams played on W..
11-Aug-2017
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Thunder eyes top prize
Joel Peterson
A BIG weekend awaits the Bendigo Thunder Football Club with its senior side entering finals and its reserves contesting the first ever Northern Country Women’s League grand final. The Thunder’s seniors will be aiming to bounce back from their first Northern Football League loss o..
11-Aug-2017
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Ban stands as BFNL appeal dismissed
Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Football Netball League succeeded in making a strong statement in regards to the treatment of umpires this week but it had no such luck appealing the three-game suspension handed down to Pascale Craig by the tribunal. The Sandhurst midfielder was sanctioned at an independent trib..
11-Aug-2017
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Trip of a lifetime for City stars
Joel Peterson
Eight junior players from Bendigo City FC have been selected to tour Japan next week with Football Federation Victoria’s Regional Boys Representative Squad. Under-12 player Mac Hilson, under-13 players Edward Harrison and Kaidyn Tucker and under-14 players Darcy McRostie, Ruben White..
11-Aug-2017
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A debut to remember
Joel Peterson
IF it’s possible for a reputation to be enhanced after two championships, two grand final MVPs, two all-star appearances a defensive player of the year award and five straight club MVPs, it happened for Kelsey Griffin this week. While the Australian Opals fell agonisingly short of Wome..
04-Aug-2017
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Spots open at academy
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Academy of Sport is calling on kayaking hopefuls to test their skills in its Toward Olympic Hopes Kayak program. The program has been immensely successful with coach Tony Misson currently overseas with a national team, as is gun paddler Maddie Batters. Batters has recently b..
04-Aug-2017
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Rivals meet in QEO showdown
Bendigo Weekly
SOUTH Bendigo and Sandhurst’s clash at the QEO on Saturday has the traditional rivalry plus plenty of extra meaning as the two sides vie for a Bendigo Football Netball League finals spot. Both sides have been decimated by injuries after making promising starts to the season, Sandhurst&..
04-Aug-2017
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Haig caps top week for local riders
Bendigo Weekly
JACK Haig has turned a promising start to the week into a simple brilliant finish, winning the sixth stage of the Tour of Poland overnight. The Bendigo product attacked from a reduced front group inside the final 20 kilometres and opened up a 50-second gap to claim his first professional vic..
04-Aug-2017
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Hawks fly into top spot
Bendigo Weekly
AT the end of 2016 Eaglehawk was the absolute flavour of the month in Bendigo football, the team everyone was predicting to be the next big thing. The Hawks roared home and made the finals after being 3-6 after nine rounds and then proceeded to make their way to a preliminary final where the..
28-Jul-2017
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Spirit hit the road to start WNBL season
Joel Peterson
THE Bendigo Spirit will start its WNBL campaign with two away games as the new-look league undergoes major changes to its draw. The 21-game season is compressed into 13 rounds between October and the end of December, with finals in January. One of the main drivers for the change of timin..
28-Jul-2017
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Braves' playoff hopes on the line
Bendigo Weekly
THE Bendigo Braves and Lady Braves face what is unquestionably the biggest night in both of their seasons tomorrow as the sides jostle for SEABL postseason position with a fortnight of action remaining. Both sides host playoff challengers at Bendigo Stadium, the Lady Braves hoping to lock up..
28-Jul-2017
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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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