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Archive for: April, 2018

AGLIFE: Burning for bounty – farmers make most of ‘bone dry’

Ally McCuish and Matt McCuish burning stubble with Charlie McCuish at Natimuk.

An extended dry has narrowed a window of opportunity for farmers to prepare paddocks for burn-off programs. Ally and Matt McCuish had the job of stubble burning with Charlie McCuish at Natimuk at the weekend. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER By DEAN LAWSON Victoria’s peak farming body leader described a long stretch of dry weather across the […]

WNA: Roos looking for edge against Demons at home

Dimboola will hope a home-court advantage will provide the edge needed to upset an ominous Horsham team when Wimmera Netball Association action resumes this weekend. Dimboola fell short of the mark against last year’s runner-up Minyip-Murtoa last week while the Demons outgunned reigning premiers Horsham Saints, setting up a ripper clash at Dimboola reserve. But […]

Huge test for Southern Mallee Giants in WFL

Okay Southern Mallee Giants, you have passed your initial test in Wimmera Football League by beating Warrack Eagles.

Saints, Swifts in crucial HDFNL contest

East will take on west in a mighty showdown at North Park in Stawell this Saturday when Swifts and Edenhope-Apsley grapple in an important Horsham District football encounter.

Swimmers shine at state championships

Wimmera swimmers impressed at School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships in Melbourne. Warracknabeal Secondary College’s Lily Eldridge won the women’s 15-year 50-metre breaststroke and finished third in her 50-metre backstroke final. Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s Luca Geue won the boys 12-13 50-metre freestyle and claimed runner-up honours in his 50-metre butterfly final. Billie Donnan, […]

Grand final teams Harrow-Balmoral and Natimuk to clash in HDFNL netball

Olivia Muldoon looks for options, Harrow-Balmoral vs Kalkee at Harrow.

Coach Amy Lewis and her charges have had mixed results as they attempt to gel new positions and personnel and will have their biggest test so far against the reigning premier.

MDFL: Ararat derby to attract attention

All eyes will be on Ararat’s Alexandra Oval in Mininera and District Football League this weekend with competition heating up and new clubs emerging as teams to watch in 2018.

Stars head to Dimboola for game of the month

Former Hawthorn star player and coach Peter Knights and netball personality Eloise Southby will join guests at a WorkSafe Victoria Game of the Month at Dimboola on Sunday. Dimboola Football Netball Club, playing Horsham at Dimboola Recreation Reserve, is hosting the day. A current-day AFL player will also be on the guest list. Activities during […]

Hockey part of big day of sport in Nhill

Nhill and Yanac senior hockey teams will be at Davis Park in Nhill on Saturday evening to showcase Wimmera Hockey Association in twilight games as part of a big day of sport.

Son cracks whip for father’s win

An Ararat school teacher’s eight-year-old son cracked a horsewhip to start the Shane and Robyn Young handicap running race at Stawell on Sunday, which might have stung the boy’s dad into winning the race for a second time. Andrew Reynolds ran a minute faster than he did at Rhymney a week before to win the five-kilometre event […]


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