The Weekly Advertiser
Archive for: January, 2018

Grampians cricket legends to celebrate anniversary

CELEBRATION: Gerry Brennan, Gary Hannett, Herbie Bourke and Henry Gunstone are looking forward to a Grampians Cricket Association reunion on February 10. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Western Victorian sporting legends will be among Grampians Cricket Association enthusiasts who gather at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval for 50th anniversary celebrations next month. The association has turned 50 and officials are marking the milestone by commemorating a famous 1968 Melbourne Country Week victory. The Saturday night event will be at 7pm on February 10 with […]

PHOTOS | Forfeit benefits Laharum in Horsham cricket

Laharum is in the box seat to secure a swinging top-four spot in Horsham Cricket Association’s A Grade competition despite failing to bowl a ball or hit a run last week. The Mountain Men, gripped with Jung Tigers in a battle for fourth spot with only a couple of home-and-away games remaining, has jumped clear […]

Horsham Hornets, Ararat Redbacks primed for basketball finals

Ararat and Horsham representative basketball teams will play in the first finals series of a revamped Country Basketball League competition this weekend. Horsham had already confirmed spots in north-west men’s and women’s division finals before last weekend, courtesy of top-of-the table finishes. But Ararat’s men’s team, back in elite basketball this season after a long […]

Vianden great in latest cup win at Great Western; Christine Puls wins at Caulfield

A great training performance from Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey, saw ‘Cups King’ Vianden add the 1950-metre Seppelt Great Western Cup to his collection – 48 hours after winning the Hanging Rock Cup. The six-year-old was given a beautiful ride by regular jockey Harry Coffey, camping behind a hot speed set by Survived, No Fairy […]

Crunch time in Grampians cricket

Corey Wilkinson was the main destroyer for Navarre in dismissing the Clubbers for 168, which would have been less if Navarre had held its catches.

Wimmera junior basketballers successful in Bendigo

Wimmera teams will turn their attention to a Portland tournament at the weekend after tasting victory at the 2018 Bendigo Basketball Junior Classic. Horsham Amateur Basketball Association’s under-16 boys won the division one title, defeating Ballarat Miners 40-29. Horsham’s under-16 girls were runners-up for the division two title, going down to Bendigo Braves 2 by […]

All star challenge at Blue Ribbon Speedway

Horsham Motorsports Club will host the seventh round of a Sprintcars All Star Challenge at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Speedway in Horsham on Saturday night.

Wimmera swimmers shine at championships

Wimmera swimmers, including competitors now swimming for clubs in larger provincial centres, performed admirably at Victorian Country Long Course Championships at Shepparton. Montanna Connelly, 15, Deacon Briggs, 13, Maddix Hughes, 14, Claudia Lanyon, 13, and Eloise Wills, 12, of Horsham and Eoghan Purser, 11, of Ararat represented Wimmera District 12 at the meeting. Other Wimmera […]

Wimmera agri-tech science and grains research, education and technology project awaits study

Regional leaders are waiting in anticipation of study results into a project designed to ramp up the region’s role in national agri-tech science and grains research, education and technology.

PHOTOS | Big weekend for Great Western with Under The Pines and Great western Cup.

Jackson Notting, Eva Hurley and Kelsey Hurley at the Great Western Cup.

HOT FUN: Youngsters, from left, Jackson Notting, Eva Hurley and a delighted Kelsey Hurley cannot help but get into the spirit of a Great Western Cup meeting. Wimmera racing enthusiasts braved the heat on Sunday as part of the town’s Australia Day long-weekend celebrations. Austy Coffey’s six-year-old gelding Vianden, with Harry Coffey in the saddle […]


Consortium Private Wealth



Bowel Cancer Australia

Photo Gallery

The Weekly Advertiser - ACE Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd