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Sands of time turn for skier

IN THE year 2000, Echuca’s Brett Sands pulled on the green and gold in barefoot skiing for what appeared to be the last time.. In 2018, he will be adorning those colours once more.. Following a strong showing throughout the Australian season

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 21 2018
Sport

No panic stations but Magpies need a win

MOAMA takes on fellow NSW side Finley tomorrow in a crunch game in the Murray Football League.. The Cats won just the single game last year, but in a stunning turn of form are undefeated this season after three rounds.. Moama coach Mark Lloyd says

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 21 2018
Entertainment

Girgarre Soundshell opening — take two

AFTER months of waiting, the Gargarro Soundshell in Girgarre will finally open on Saturday, April 21.. The Girgarre community is incredibly proud of the opening of the soundshell, which will be a massive boost for the community.. The opening will be

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 20 2018
Sport

Fast starts the goal to aim for

ECHUCA has had its best start to the Goulburn Valley League football season in eight years, but no one is getting ahead of themselves at Victoria Park.. Coach Simon Maddox said his players have belief, but know they need to keep working hard

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 20 2018
Sport

Pirates on cloud nine

ECHUCA’S junior basketballers continue to set the world on fire with the under 14 Pirates now Victorian Country Junior Champions.. The side had a winning record throughout the tournament, en route to claiming the division two title &mdash

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 18 2018
Sport

Tonny finds the going as easy as 1, 2 and 3

THERE are only three teams undefeated after three rounds.. And Tongala is one of them.. Coach Dylan Nexhip says it’s been a really strong start to his side’s season.. ‘‘It’s great to start the year off in the way that

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 17 2018
Sport

Bomber juggernaut is the league benchmark

THE premiers continue to dominate.. Leitchville Gunbower was favourite for the match against Elmore — but no one saw the result coming.. It was the Bombers getting the victory to the tune of 110 points.. In a dominant performance by the

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 17 2018
Sport

And Noah came with the rain

TWO on the trot.. The Echuca Murray Bombers have not started their season 2-0 since 2010.. And co-coach Andrew Walker said his side’s ability to win their opening two games in tough matches was a good omen for the season.. ‘‘It was

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 17 2018
Sport

Pryde on the line

EFFORT.. It’s not a lack of talent or skills that was Tongala’s downfall this week.. It was first half effort.. Coach Jordan Souter said his side had not performed to their best in awful football conditions in Finley, with his side

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 16 2018
Sport

Perri picks up where he he left off

TWO rounds in, 12 goals down.. It’s looking like another big season for Leitchville-Gunbower’s star forward Matt Perri.. A start that Perri puts down purely to his teammates.. ‘‘I have the best delivery in the

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 16 2018
Sport

Slow start: Storms 1, Echuca 0

GINA Pearson has seen a lot of netball in her time in the sport.. But she has never seen a game like this.. When asked about the ‘‘pretty horrible’’ conditions, her reply was blunt.. ‘‘Not pretty horrible, that

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 16 2018
Sport

Picking the positives out of the bad games

EVEN in losses, teams can identify the positives.. Individual brilliance, a great goal or a tackle, or even better when the team put together its best play of the day.. Following Moama’s 35 point loss to Mulwala, coach Mark Lloyd was able to

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 16 2018
Sport

Belief grows at Victoria Park

THE belief is growing at Victoria Park.. Echuca head into tomorrow’s Goulburn Valley League match against Seymour with the belief that the club is on the right track. That belief was strengthened in the come from behind win over Tatura in the

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 14 2018
Sport

Purple still reigns over Murray Football League

THEY started the year with a win in the local derby.. Yesterday, it all came crashing back to earth.. Reigning premiers Nathalia thumped Moama by a staggering 137 points as the Purples sang the same old song — catch us if you can.. Moama led

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 10 2018
Sport

Tongala takes home win despite patchy game

TONGALA remain undefeated in the netball for 2018 with the team looking to again be a grand final contender.. But the side left its run late to get the victory on Saturday.. Coach Jarrad Walker said his team did not play consistently well throughout

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 10 2018
Sport

Moama’s win far from best

A DAY all clubs look forward to.. The unfurling of the premiership flag.. And to celebrate — Moama did what Moama do best, notching up a 56 goal victory over Nathalia.. Coach Jacqui James said it was the perfect result

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 09 2018
Sport

It was a case of déjà vu all over again

STOP me if you’ve heard this before.. Leitchville-Gunbower wins in the football.. Matt Perri kicks a bag.. Not much has changed for the Bombers in 2018.. The reigning premiers disposed of arch rivals North Bendigo in a grand final rematch on

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 09 2018
Sport

Blues play a better tune at Tongala

IF YOU are only as good as your last game, Tongala suddenly got a whole lot better at the weekend.. After being shelled by 109 points by reigning premier Nathalia in the opening round of the Murray Football League, the Blues bounced back on their

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Andrew Johnston
Apr 09 2018
Sport

Netballers have one goal for 2018

BEFORE the season, the Bombers identified a goal.. The boys had a flag, now the girls wanted to deliver one as well.. And the road to that flag started with a win.. Though the Bombers had to make a late charge to get there.. Down in the final

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 09 2018
Sport

Up to the test

THE first round of the new-look Murray league officially kicks off tomorrow with Moama facing up to the league’s power club of the past decade.. Following a nine-point victory over crosstown rivals Echuca United in the season’s opening

by
Andrew Johnston
Apr 06 2018
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