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St Michaels Saints setting tennis pace

St Michaels stamped itself as the team to beat in Central Wimmera pennant play, handing Horsham Lawn its second loss of the season on Saturday. The match was evenly-poised early after the sides split the opening four doubles sets, but the Saints took control after that to cruise to a 10-102 to 4-63 win. Steffi […]

Jesse Crisp walks on water – barefoot

BAREFOOT WARRIOR: Jesse Crisp, 11, of Hopetoun represents a new group of stars set to emerge in the Wimmera-Mallee sporting scene. Jesse, a son of Nigel and Carly Crisp, has traded the water skis he cut his teeth on as a toddler to skiing barefoot, competing in various events across Victoria and interstate. He was […]

Volleyballers nominated for sports star award again

Murtoa College volleyballers Laelah Robertson and Cleo Baker are October nominees for Wimmera Sports Star of the Year awards. Both girls won their nomination after being members of Victorian teams that won medals at the National Junior Volleyball Championships on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Robertson was a member of a silver medal-winning Victorian Blue team in […]

Basketballers ready to go for tournament

Hundreds of junior basketballers will converge on the Wimmera at the weekend for the 28th annual Horsham Junior Classic basketball tournament. The tournament is one of the major events on Horsham Amateur Basketball Association’s calendar each year and draws entries from across the Wimmera and Victoria. The tournament will feature boys and girls under-12, under-14, […]

Back to best for Horsham owned Favonski

Warrnambool-trained and Horsham-owned mare Favonski returned to winning form at Ararat on Sunday. The Daniel Bowman-trained six-year-old lined up in a handicap at benchmark 70 level, with Jessica Eaton riding. Favonski took a trail behind the leader, and enjoyed a comfortable run. The daughter of Gonski balanced in the straight. From there Favonski continued to […]

PHOTOS | Dimboola Rowing Club’s 131st annual regatta

Alex Salter, Dimboola, attaches her oar at Dimboola Rowing Regatta.

Crews travelled from across the state for the iconic Dimboola Rowing Regatta. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Big build-up for Dimboola Regatta

By COLIN MACGILLIVRAY Anticipation is building and most accommodation in Dimboola is booked out ahead of this weekend’s 131st annual Dimboola Regatta. Dimboola Rowing Club members have worked hard to ensure the event, which has attracted entries from across Victoria and interstate, is a success. Club captain Jenni Brand said the town would play host […]

Horsham Hornets to build on momentum as Ararat Redbacks tackle double-header

Horsham Lady Hornets can entrench themselves in the Country Basketball League south-west conference top four on Saturday as they look to build on the momentum of a hard-fought win at the weekend.

Barefoot skiers turn it on at Dimboola for second Peter Taylor Memorial

Dimboola continues to establish itself as the home of Australia’s premier barefoot waterskiing event after two big days of action on the Wimmera River.

Horsham College volleyball teams off to national titles and domestic finals around the corner

VOLLEYING TOWARDS TITLES: Horsham College will send four teams to Australian Volleyball Schools Cup competition next month. The college students will be among more than 6000 participants during the tournament in Melbourne from December 9 to 14. The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM, which have chipped in with other sponsors to […]


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