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“HE NEVER aged.” That is the lasting memory that wife Pat – and most of the district – has, following the sudden passing of Des Wombwell last week. Mr Wombwell suffered a stroke at his home last Monday and died at Geelong, on Wednesday, surrounded by his family. “He was 84 years young,” Mrs Wombwell […]

Kristy McDonald - September 16, 2020

EVERYONE has dealt with the current coronavirus pandemic in different ways, for local woman Ebony Morrissey she has spent her time focusing on her work, study and health transformation to make the most out of a chaotic year. The pandemic and lockdown stages were a shock for the 24-year-old, much like everyone else, but after […]

Rani Kane - September 15, 2020

STRONG fields are the order of the day for Thoroughbred Racing at Hamilton on Monday.

Admin - September 11, 2020

THERE will be no changes to the player points tally for any of the south-west clubs after AFL Western District released the totals for the 2021 season.

Adam Hill - September 11, 2020

SHANNON Malseed and her Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank counterparts are the winners of the 18th edition of the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche in France. Tour de l'Ardeche is a seven-day elite women’s cycling tour, with seven stages taking place in the hills of south-central France. The final stage took place on Wednesday in […]

Samuel Ord - September 11, 2020

THE AFLW Draft nominations were officially opened for 2020 on September 1, and one young Portlander hoping to one day nominate for the process is Elli Aitken. This year’s AFLW Draft will take place on September 21 and while 17-year-old Aitken is still at least one year away from being eligible to be drafted, she’ll […]

Samuel Ord - September 10, 2020

WHILE golf and bowls could be two of the first sports to resume some normality, archery events could also be among the first group of sports to restart later this month. Greater Hamilton Archery Club president, Brendan Jones said events could start again nearly seven weeks after the club’s most recent event. “We are still […]

Adam Hill - September 9, 2020

THE coronavirus has impacted many sectors, but the Southern Grampians Shire expects the planned Melville Oval precinct upgrades to go ahead as scheduled. With many supply issues impacting big projects along with reduced numbers on work sites, the project remains on track to be completed without delays. With the netball court upgrades the first stage […]

Adam Hill - September 9, 2020

WANDO Vale Cricket Club (WVCC) hosted its annual general meeting last week with a decision to amalgamate the club with Casterton Cricket Club to form the Casterton and District Cricket Club (CDCC), officially ticked off. It was an evolution to last year’s set-up with the C grade team playing under the Caster-Vale name, with the […]

Adam Hill - September 9, 2020

GLENTHOMPSON-DUNKELD is sticking with Simon Hatherell as its senior coach for the 2021 Mininera and District Football League season.
Hatherell was set to coach the team for the 2020 season before coronavirus forced all senior football to be cancelled earlier in the year.
It is his second stint as Rams mentor after coaching the club to its most recent premiership in 2010.

Adam Hill - September 8, 2020
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