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Archive for: September, 2017

Volleyball Horsham members enjoy good start on Gold Coast

Volleyball Horsham members have enjoyed a great start to national junior volleyball championships on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Mike Jamieson breaks drought in Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club finale

Having endured a tough year of illness and hard work, former Ararat motocross champion Mike Jamieson broke a two-year drought when he triumphed on foot in Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s season finale at Moyston. Runners who had a barren year dominated the five-kilometre president’s handicap. The first four to finish – Jamieson, Gary […]

Horsham’s Chris O’Connor hoping for a Richmond premiership

C’MON TIGERS: Dedicated long-time Richmond supporter Chris O’Connor of Horsham, like many other Tigers fans, has waited a long time to barrack for the yellow and black in a VFL-AFL grand final – 35 years in fact. He and the rest of the Tigers’ army of supporters are hoping the Tigers can end a 37-year […]

MIXX FM’S Kaycee Bould participates in Learn to Swim Week

IMPORTANT LESSONS: MIXX FM and 3WM breakfast announcer Kaycee Bould, centre, is pictured with young swimmers, back from left, Hylton Penfold, Matilda Thornton, Mia Ison, Ashlee Ison, Codey Ison; and front, Isabella Rabl and Georgia Rabl during a Learn to Swim Week promotion at Horsham Aquatic Centre yesterday. The radio stations joined forces with the […]

Mick Robins to join Melbourne Cup tour in Ararat

Two-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Mick Robins will visit Ararat in October for the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. As ambassador for the 15th annual tour of Australasia, Robins will take part in a series of community events. A former coal miner from Broken Hill, Robins was a young trainer when he experienced his first Melbourne […]

Personal bests for Wimmera swimmers Lily Eldridge, Eloise Wills

Wimmera swimmers Lily Eldridge and Eloise Wills will shift their focus to long-course training following the culmination of the short-course swimming season in Victoria. The pair enjoyed successful short-course campaigns, finishing with the 2017 Victorian Short Course Open Championships and under-11 and 12 years age championships. Lily, 13, of Warracknabeal Swimming Club, and Eloise, 12, […]

New equipment at Wimmera Sports Equipment Library

Wimmera Health Care Group and Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly have welcomed a range of new additions to the Sports Equipment Library. Community health co-ordinator Janine Harfield said the Sports Equipment Library enabled people to hire sports equipment free of charge. The aim is to make physical activity more available to a greater range of people. […]

Come-and-try session for Horsham Little Athletics

Horsham Little Athletics club has invited families to attend a come-and-try night on October 4. The event is open to current and potential little athletes and will be at Dudley Cornell Park at 5.15pm. Participants’ performances will not be recorded, measured or timed and committee members and coaches will be available to answer questions. Competitors […]

A salute to the Flying Postman, Dimboola’s Bill McCann

The image burnt in the memory is of a tall man casually and quietly leaning up against a brick wall in Dimboola’s main street and lost in an extended moment of contemplation.

Nhill, Dimboola clubs to explore future MND Country Freeze fundraiser

Organisers of an event that brought Nhill and Dimboola sporting clubs together in a fight against motor neurone disease hope to run a similar event in the near future. Nhill Sporting Club spokesman John Batson said the MND Country Freeze fundraiser at Nhill’s Davis Park on August 19 was such a success that it was […]

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