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Sarah’s out to beat the boys

Last week’s high-octane karting action at Lincoln County Raceway was one of the most exciting weekend’s ever for the sport with hundreds of parents and supporters joining drivers of all ages for Round 1 of the National Championships ABC journalist Lauren Millar went trackside as young and old were refining…

Men of League Bowls Days

Save the dates: Former St George hooker and Premiership-winning captain Steve Edge and Dunedoo’s own State of Origin winger/centre Brian Johnstone will be rolling up with bowlers from across the west at Dunedoo on Saturday, March 5. Two weeks later dual NSW League and Cricket player and now host of…

Saint’s “A-Lined”!

Don’t forget to pop over to Club Dubbo on Saturday afternoon to check out the Saints’ new netball dresses for this year. The Saints club has been supporting young girls and netballers of all ages for over 25 years and for season 2016 there is a new A-line uniform. It…

“Bonza” thinks ‘eets bonzer!

For a man who eats, sleeps and breathes Parramatta, Mark Bonzer was in seventh heaven last weekend. The ever-optimistic Dubbo Duck swimmer who is well known at the RSL Health and Fitness Centre for his constant spruiking of his beloved Eels was in the stands in Auckland for the final…

Let’s “Get In 2 Cricket”!

When I started playing junior cricket in Coonamble in the early mid-60s there were no helmets, we had oversized pads and bats and there was just one grade! Whilst I was slipping on my gloves and tugging on my East Coonamble cap at age seven, 16 to 18 year-old bowlers…

“On your blocks… bang… splash!

The shrill of the whistle calls swimmers to the blocks, anxious faces stare at the water, a puff of smoke precedes by milliseconds the ear-piercing crack of the starter’s gun and then eight cherubs using a variety of styles enter the water. It’s the true sound of summer, the annual…

Spurs off and running

Defending Premiers, Orana Spurs have started the defence of their Dubbo Premier League title with training run at Hans Clavan Field. Following a stunning win over the Bulls in last year’s decider, Spurs have a new coach and some fresh talent who are aiming to strengthen the club after a…

League Tag Challenge 

The sixth season of Women’s League Tag kicks off with the annual Western Region Knockout next month. Canowindra Tigers claimed the inaugural Western Challenge Cup Carnival at the home ground, Tom Clyburn Oval and will again host the event on Sunday, March 13. Group XI teams will be trying to…

League lover’s visit

ABC and Fox Sports commentator Matt Elliott was in the city over the weekend. The former St George-Illawarra Dragon’s hooker who has built his NRL coaching CV at Canberra, Penrith and the Auckland Warriors is now turning his mentoring skills to staff development, communication and team building. Matt flew into…

Dragon boaters off to Tassie

Fresh from another medal haul at the NSW State Championships last weekend, the Orana Dragon Boat Club is finalising arrangements for their upcoming tour of Tasmania. President Graeme Board is back on deck (but not in the paddling seat, just yet, after an altercation with a cardiac surgeon’s scalpel and…

Rams tackle Manly’s biggest waves!

January 23 seems a little early to be pulling on footy boots but that didn’t worry Cameron Greenhalgh and his Western Academy boys. The Rams squads took on the much larger wave of Manly Sea Eagles at Caltex Field last weekend. Despite the physical differences in the players, our boys…

Newtown “golden” black!

Save the date, Newtown Cricket Club is planning a gala night of celebrations on April 2, to recognise the 50th Anniversary of its foundation. The club known variously as “The Town”, “The Bumblebees”, “The Black and Golds” and now, “The Tigers”, was formed at the start of the 1966/67 season,…

New-look Saints

One of Dubbo Netball’s oldest clubs enters the new season sporting a fresh look. Saints Netball registration days are planned for tomorrow afternoon (Friday, February 5) from 4pm-6pm and on the next two Saturdays, February 6, and February 10, from 10am -1pm at the Nita McGrath Courts.