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(L-R) Back - Principal Melinda Williams, Tennis legend Todd Woodbridge, Fiona Manifold (ANZ) and (front) students, Mia, Ryder, Isla and Brinn  Photo – Jessica Howard

Racquets just ace

By Jessica Howard Prep students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School have been served up 130 new tennis racquets. Todd Woodbridge, a 22-time grand slam Australian tennis...
Greg Keyte (Yaloak Polo Club) with Michelle Payne who will play in the celebrity match this Sunday. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Hoof it to the polo

By Jessica Howard Polo enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest local tournaments of the competition season. The Colliers International Ballarat Cup, held at...
Reserve Chairperson Bill Smith and BFNC member Joanne Raffaele, show the cracks in the court that a $2 coin can fit in. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Reserve – not what it’s cracked up to be

By Helen Tatchell Cracks are appearing at the Ballan Recreation Reserve sporting facility, literally. The multi-use netball court was nearly deemed unusable after large long and...
(L-R) Toni Lane and Louise Webb with their gold medals. Photo – Jessica Howard

Weight lifted from their shoulders

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh has not one, but two, gold medallists in its midst. Toni Lane and Louise Webb have returned home from the 2017...

Grassroots sport declines

By Jessica Howard Country football and netball clubs may face the final siren as they struggle with a lack of players and shrinking populations. In the...
Ballan Jockey Club President Billy Smith with Catherine Moon

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...
Hamish Coulton, pictured here with the 2016 BFL rookie of the year award, will represent the Energy Save Vic Country Under 19 football squad this weekend. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Young Cobra to represent Vic Country

By Jessica Howard  Hamish Coulton will don different colours this weekend as he represents the Energy Safe Vic Country Under 19 football squad. The young Bacchus...
L - R: Jarrah Maksymow of Bacchus Marsh and Brian Graham of Darley Photos - submitted

Devil and Cobra named in squad

By Jessica Howard Two of Moorabool’s talented senior footballers will pull on the Big V this weekend. Darley’s Brian Graham will join Jarrah Maksymow of Bacchus...
Bacchus Marsh College, Ice Skating centre

20 good reasons

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh may not have an ice rink, but that doesn’t stop young Connor Sidari-Alley from excelling at ice hockey. The 13-year-old Bacchus...