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Junior netballers from across the Wimmera were treated to a first-class skills boost when Melbourne Vixens players Kate Beveridge and Tegan Caldwell visited Horsham for a Phenomal Stars clinic. The two-hour event was open to students in years seven, eight and nine and provided specialist training in ‘all things netball’. Beveridge, a WA-born 193-centimetre goal-shooter with the ANZ Championship team, is pictured showing correct shooting technique to, from left, Lavinia Fox, 8, Laetitia Lees, 11, Ella Rees, 9, and Molly Mitchell, 11. The Melbourne Vixens players also conducted a clinic for Horsham College students. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

Back by popular demand


Country music performers Tom Routledge and Patsy McCallum will return to Horsham RSL Club on September 22 and 23 by popular demand. Horsham Country Music Association chairman Lyall Wheaton said Routledge and McCallum had attracted significant followings at previous Horsham performances. “Routledge and McCallum sang to a near capacity crowd at the club in September […]

Mighty contest looms

By MICK SHANNON The biggest match of the year so far in Mallee Football League is upon us with mighty Beulah taking on classy Ouyen United in the second semi-final at Hopetoun on Saturday. These teams have had terrific battles so far this season with Beulah taking the points on two of the occasions and […]

Veterans avenge teen takeover

Peter Gibson nears the finish line. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s band of old-timers turned the tables on the club’s teenage ‘upstarts’ when they made a clean sweep of the 5km Clem Hall Memorial Handicap at Stawell on Sunday. Having seen the club’s future flash by with the ‘teen team’ winning nine of the 17 races run so far this […]

Phantoms prepare for finals

Elite volleyball outfit the Western Phantoms will enter finals in Melbourne this weekend with an almost spotless record. The Phantoms, led by coach David Berry, will take on Monash University One in a second semi-final having dropped only three sets for the season. Berry said the Phantoms would enter the clash at Dandenong’s State Volleyball […]

Kees get rolling

SEPARATOR: Swifts forward Jeremy Joiner breaks clear to boot one of his six goals in last week’s elimination final win over Noradjuha Quantong. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Kalkee will take its second scalp of Horsham District Football League finals and secure a place in the season finale when it beats Harrow-Balmoral at Laharum on Saturday. The Kees will tap into the momentum they used to stitch up Taylors Lake last weekend to jump the Southern Roos and run away […]

Pigeons racing from Coombah

Horsham Homing Club racing this weekend will include the Young Bird Derby from Coombah in NSW. Members will also enter birds in an open event from Mildura. Graham Elbourne won a 788-kilometre race from Pimba with a pigeon that came home at 1027 metres a minute. John Muszkieta won a Bookaloo event and George Ballinger […]

Number nine appears inevitable

MULTI WRENCH: Mid-fielder Josh Rentsch is the most versatile player in the Demon camp. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By PETER MILLER Imagine the pressure in the Horsham camp. The Demons have just finished another home and away season and not for the first time, have gone through without a loss. But this season they haven’t looked like losing, as indicated by their smallest winning margin for the year, being 33 points against Stawell […]

Main contenders prepare for tilt

CRAVING A FLAG: Hard- working forward Brad Krahe needs to fire for the Eagles to go all the way. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

The challenge began before last season ended for the Eagles with the signing of Schultz brothers Steve and Grant as joint coaches. The size of the signing followed by the inclusion of former Ararat defender Ben Harrison suggested a genuine tilt at ending Horsham’s reign. The Eagles have always had a quality nursery to draw […]

Over-achievers with that X-factor

GENER-AL: Dimboola captain Al McKinnon takes charge of Dimboola clearances. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By PETER MILLER At the start of each season every club has expectations of what they are capable of achieving … some realistic and some ‘pie in the sky’. Dimboola coach Gary Davidson has every right to feel fulfillment because his team has exceeded its expectations. But that is not the Davidson style. Despite losing […]


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