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Gymnasts qualify for state championships

GOLD: Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club level two boys, from left, Edward Jones, Eli Bailey, Jonty Blair and Ben Grey after winning team gold at the Junior Victorian Championship’s qualifying round in Melbourne at the weekend.

Twelve Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club gymnasts will advance to the Junior Victorian Championships after qualifying at the weekend. Level two boys enjoyed their time in the spotlight, with each gymnast collecting an individual accolade as well as winning team gold. Eli Bailey placed first on p-bars, Edward Jones second on p-bars, Jonty Blair third […]

PHOTOS: Students gain insight at Minyip shoot

Connor Tyndall, Ballarat High, at Minyip and District Field and Game's annual school shoot.

Students from across western Victoria have again gained intimate knowledge about the sport of field and game shooting during a Western Zone School Shoot at Minyip. The event, which focuses on the various aspects of the sport such as safety and procedures, attracted about 175 children. Minyip Field and Game Club hosted the shoot with […]

PHOTOS: Ararat golf day for East grampians Health

Vaughan Allen at Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club.

Matthew Summers is a picture of concentration as he attempts a putt while team-mates Greg Kerr and David Jennings look on during an Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club. The team finished off the pace in fifth place in the annual money-raiser, which attracted 63 competitors. Jamie Dowling, Daniel Crawford and John […]

Wheels to spin in sand drags at Taylors Lake

Farmland near Taylors Lake, 20 kilometres east of Horsham, will roar to life on November 4 with the second installment of Taylors Lake Sand Drags. Saint Helens Plains Community Support Group is presenting the event to raise money for Horsham district community and emergency-service groups. Organisers hope drivers and their teams from across Victoria and […]

Leading shooters at Polkemmet

TOP SHOTS: Australian representatives, from left, Thomas Armstrong, Jack Clerke and Mitchell Iles during a break at Central Wimmera Clay Target Club’s Grampians Classic. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Australian representative Mitchell Iles shot 285-290 to win overall high gun at Central Wimmera Clay Target Club’s Grampians Classic. He was one of three national representatives to join almost 60 shooters at the event at the club’s Polkemmet Road headquarters. Shooters travelled from across the state and beyond to take part. Other high gun winners […]

Horsham Saints look for runs

Horsham Saints batsmen should get out the pads, pencils and cameras and study their opener Justtin Combe in the nets in Horsham Cricket Association this week.

FULL VOLLEY: Tight at the top

The ladder has tightened considerably after round nine in Volleyball Horsham C grade competition, with five teams within four premiership points of each other.

Simon Gallagher revels in win

Long-legged athlete Simon Gallagher achieved two milestones in 2017, neither of which he thought possible at the start of the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club’s 50th year. At last Friday’s presentation night, Gallagher, 27, became the first since Jason Stewart in 2008 to win the club’s most coveted awards, the open championship and aggregate. […]

BASKETBALL: Redbacks set for Colac challenge

Country Basketball League followers will get first look at a fledgling Ararat men’s team in Colac this weekend when the Redbacks take on the Kookas at Bluewater Leisure Centre.

Grampians season opener as predicted

The opening A Grade round of Grampians Cricket Association followed pretty much to script with some low early-season scores by the teams that came off second best.

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