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Goulburn Murray bounces back after early loss

GOULBURN Murray’s title defence at the Bendigo Country Week had an early hiccup but is starting to gather steam.. The GM boys were narrowly beaten in their first game by Murray Valley in Rochester after being set 7/228.. GM’s all-star

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 19 2018
Sport

Miraculous escape for Mick Cornish

MICK Cornish’s shoulder is still in pieces more than a fortnight after a monster fall in trackwork.. The local trainer was heading out on a lead pony on January 2 with one of the stable’s two-year-olds when it threw him off and he landed

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 19 2018
Sport

Heat turns up in finals race

IT’S shaping up as a scorching Saturday, and another day of Goulburn Murray Cricket action is in danger of being cancelled.. Four days of play have been affected by weather this season and as a result there’s been minimal two-day play

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 19 2018
Sport

Open season for ’Cutters

ANY game looks daunting coming off a 2-14 season, but the Mathoura Football Club has been handed the perfect opportunity to get its 2018 season off to a winning start.. In the recently released North West Picola and District Football Netball League

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 19 2018
Sport

Local star out of Southern 80

WITH less than a month until the great race, the Superclass field is set for the 2018 Southern 80.. Missing is a local favourite — Jessica Pearse’s 99 Psycho Clowns entry will not run after mechanical issues arose after the world

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 18 2018
Sport

Rain hangs Echuca out to dry

ECHUCA’S best batting display of the season was spoilt by Saturday’s late rain.. At Victoria Park, the home side won the toss and batted and had contributions across the board on its way to 6/250.. Opening the batting, Adam Jones set the

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 18 2018
Sport

Same old story for sorry South

IT was an all too familiar story for Echuca South on Saturday, comprehensively beaten by Kyabram Fire Brigade.. South showed some fight with the bat in rallying from 4/44 to 122.. Leading the way was Shaun Haffenden, who made a season-high 41 in

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 17 2018
Sport

Big guns are bang on target

THE three-way battle at the top of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division weekend pennant ladder continued on Saturday.. City of Echuca, Moama and Deniliquin all posted their eighth wins of the 2017/18 division one season, meaning they are separated by

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 17 2018
Sport

Asian bonus: Wilson secures Tour card

JACK Wilson’s golfing career has had ups and downs, but the 27-year-old might have caught his big break.. The former Echuca College student earned his 2018 Asian Tour card on Sunday, finishing in the top 35 of the Qualifying School Final Stage

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 17 2018
Sport

Rain deals big blow to finals hopes

SATURDAY’S late rain dealt a huge blow to Tongala’s finals chances with its Goulburn Murray Cricket contest against Moama abandoned early in the second innings.. While the Blues pocketed six points on the A grade ladder, nearest rival

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 15 2018
Sport

Loyal pair to guide ’Cutters

MATHOURA has finally sorted its senior coaching line-up for 2018.. Young duo Darcy Robinson and Jack Keogh will share the reins as the Timbercutters seek to bounce up the table after two disappointing seasons.. It’s a fresh approach from

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 12 2018
Sport

Young stars set a hot pace

A MASSIVE weekend of track cycling at the Moama Velodrome was highlighted by the running of four state titles in Saturday’s brutally hot conditions.. But there was action for all ages in the weekend’s Moama Bowling Club Junior Track

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 10 2018
Sport

Glenn is going the extra mile

WITH 100 metres to go in the 1600m final on Maryborough Gift day, Glenn McMillan knew he’d done enough to seal the biggest win of his running career.. The 25-year-old, 18 months after starting running, had won at his home track, and taken

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 10 2018
Sport

Road warriors: Cycling trio ride at nationals

A TRIO of Echuca-Moama cyclists took on the nation’s best at the weekend’s Road Nationals in Ballarat.. Leading the way was Samual Eddy, the youngster producing a stellar ride in the under 19 time trial to finish 13th overall.. Eddy

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 10 2018
Sport

Going to extremes

CAMPASPE Valley Bowls Division State Champion of Champions event was played in extreme weather conditions at Rich River on Saturday and Sunday.. High temperatures and hot winds on a fast green tested all players’ skills on Saturday.. In the

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 10 2018
Sport

Grand Nationals for Michael Veteran claims two silvers

ECHUCA Moama Cycling Club’s Michael Taylor had a strong weekend at the 2018 Road Nationals, leaving Ballarat with two silver medals to add to his list of accolades.. The veteran paracyclist, who competes in the Men’s Handcycle MH3 class

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 10 2018
Sport

Under 17s fall short as bowlers dominate final

GOULBURN Murray’s under 17 cricketers came up short in the final of Junior Country Week, going down to the Murray Valley Cricket Association in Friday’s final.. The GM side entered the final in sensational form with three wins from three

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Alex Mitchell
Jan 08 2018
Sport

Sport succumbs to the heat

SATURDAY’S sweltering heat caused carnage with the area’s weekend sporting schedules.. Goulburn Murray Cricket called off all play late on Friday afternoon with the forecast exceeding the 40-degree limit.. It meant all the round’s

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 08 2018
Sport

Junior comp a big hit

GOULBURN Murray teams have excelled to start the 2018 Junior Country Week in the annual battle of the area’s cricket associations.. The under 17 GM side began well with a 10-run win against the Murray Valley Cricket Association.. Many

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 05 2018
Sport

Time for red hot Blues

THE run towards Goulburn Murray Cricket finals heats up this weekend — but only if forecast extreme heat subsides.. With 43 degrees forecast for Kyabram on Saturday, it seems unlikely any play will go ahead.. The GMC’s heat policy states

by
Alex Mitchell
Jan 05 2018
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