Last Updated: July 27, 2014

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Ups and downs

BONBEACH’S Gary Carpenter takes a strong pack mark in the Sharks’ clash with Frankston YCW at the weekend.

South Colac eyes top three finish

SOUTH Colac will use this weekend’s bye to reload for a tilt at a top-three spot in the Colac and District Football League.

North Gippy frontrunners kick away

HEYFIELD and Churchill stamped their authority as competition frontrunners in the North Gippsland league yesterday.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

 CHFL - Bungaree vs Waubra Paul Dodds (Waubra) tries to catch Scott Illingworth (Bungaree)

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Messara to manage Arrowfield Stud

Messara to manage Arrowfield Stud

PAUL Messara is to wind down his training business to assume the position of stud master at his family’s Arrowfield Stud.

Hunter gets the horn in NT

 Water Buffalo

A hunter had a lucky escape when he was gored by a rampaging wounded buffalo in the Northern Territory.

Lavington Panthers on the prowl

 Ovens & Murray FL. Round 1. Yarrawonga v Lavington Panthers at Mulwala. Nick Lawless, 44 , Yarrawonga & Chaz Sa...

LAVINGTON claimed top spot on the Ovens and Murray ladder with a win over Albury today.

Roos stand test of time

Kangaroo Flat Football Club training

ABOUT 4000 watched ex-Carlton star Brendan Fevola boot four goals for Kangaroo Flat this Good Friday.

Bird blamed for trout trouble

Bird blamed for trout trouble

UPDATE: A breed up of predatory cormorants is to blame for wild trout losses from Victoria water ways.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Lavington Panthers on the prowl

 Ovens & Murray FL. Round 1. Yarrawonga v Lavington Panthers at Mulwala. Nick Lawless, 44 , Yarrawonga & Chaz Sa...

LAVINGTON claimed top spot on the Ovens and Murray ladder with a win over Albury today.

Roos stand test of time

Kangaroo Flat Football Club training

ABOUT 4000 watched ex-Carlton star Brendan Fevola boot four goals for Kangaroo Flat this Good Friday.

Moore the merrier

Hamish Moore Footy

IF HAMISH Moore had to choose between kicking 100 goals or scoring a century in cricket, it wouldn’t be easy.

Mallee merger move on track

 AFL Victoria Country logo Picture: Supplied

A REVIEW of football in northwest Victoria is not ­expected to hinder the merger of Hopetoun and Beulah.

Clarke wins EV top athlete gong

WARRNAMBOOL showjumper Tim Clarke has been named Equestrian Victoria’s athlete of the year.

Blind horse nursed to health

Blind horse taught to ride again

MOST people would have given up on an old, blind horse who was lost in his own paddock.

Beresford out of WEG

Hayley Beresford came 4th in the Freestyle in Germany on Sunday.

HAYLEY Beresford has abandoned her plans to try for the World Equestrian Games dressage team.

Race champion rescued at sale

 06/05/2006 SPORT: Sport BSM 6.5.06 Gold Coast Races. Joe Bowditch wins race 6 on Hard To Catch. Pic Peter Wallis Pic. Wallis...

A FORMER racetrack champion was saved from the Echuca horse sale recently by a charity group.

Exell pipped at Aachen

Exell Boyd (AUS) Aachen, Germany photo © Rinaldo de Craen

BOYD Exell has come within a point of winning his seventh consecutive Aachen International title.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Hawks hold off Swans in a classic

    Round 18: Hawthorn v Sydney

    HAWTHORN defeated Sydney by 10 points. But if this was a preview of what might be in late September, then beg for a Grand Final ticket.

  2. Bucks on brink of Magpie flop

    AFL Game Crows Night Game

    IT appeared a no-brainer, the chance to gently replace an ageing legend with a favourite son who would add coaching success to his glowing playing CV.

  3. Pearson at war with team bosses

    Aus Athletics Presser

    SALLY Pearson’s Commonwealth Games preparation has been compromised by a dramatic fallout with Australian team management.

  4. Hird being pushed out little by little

    Hird being pushed out little by little

    PAUL Little and his band of Bombers board members have effectively extended James Hird’s suspension and, for the first time, you have to wonder if he will be cast aside for good.

  5. Eagles seething about Cox KO

    Eagles Recovery

    WEST Coast officials are privately seething with the Tyrone Vickery blow that forced champion Dean Cox from the field on Friday night.

  6. Bolt sparks media frenzy in Glasgow

    Usain Bolt Presser

    LIVE COVERAGE: USAIN Bolt has fielded selfie requests and a question about Gaza in his first official Commonwealth Games appearance.

  7. Clarkson thrilled with Hawks’ resolve

    Round 18: Hawthorn v Sydney

    HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson said he was “really proud of the effort of our players’’ in the 10-point win over top-team Sydney at the MCG.

  8. No finals, no pass mark for Pies

    Shane Crawford - Supercoach

    A CLOSER look at the Jekyll and Hyde Magpies over the past five weeks shows the cracks have been appearing for some time, writes Shane Crawford.

  9. Kennedy Jr warned Hawks about Josh

     2012 Grand Final. Hawthorn v Sydney Swans. MCG. Josh Kennedy of the Swans celebrates a goal

    JOHN Kennedy Sr met Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson to plead his son’s case in the months before the midfielder was traded to Sydney.

Charlton feedlot sold

 Charlton Feedlot. Charlton. Steve Reynolds. Manager.

UPDATE: ALL the current staff at the Charlton Feedlot will keep their jobs.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

 CHFL - Bungaree vs Waubra Paul Dodds (Waubra) tries to catch Scott Illingworth (Bungaree)

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Call for farm labour amnesty

 FARM. Andrew Bulmer runs Bulmer's Farm Fresh Veg at Lindenow.

GIPPSLAND business calls for ‘amnesty’ on overseas workers already filling Australian labour shortages.

Antique machine rolls on

STEAM ENGINE AUCTION

ECHUCA’S Adam Auditori sells 1906 Foden traction engine to pay for steam engine restoration base.

Bald Archy, works on show

 Bald Archies Convenor Peter Batey at the TAP gallery in Darlinghurst as some of this years works are hung. The Bald Archies,...

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.