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(L-R) Mel Halliday, Zhoe Clarke and Ash Halliday are part of the Senior Women’s football team for the Bacchus Marsh Cobra’s. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Be a part of the trend

By Jessica Howard  Bacchus Marsh Cobras are encouraging more women to join the female football revolution. Bacchus Marsh Football Netball Club women’s coordinator, Rod Bertram said...

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...
(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...

Devils 2015; Cobras 2016; ? 2017

By Jessica Howard The biggest grand final day rivalry in the Ballarat Football League’s history is about to be unleashed. Cross-town rivals Darley and Bacchus...
Heath Scotland Photo - Helen Tatchell

Scotland coach of the year

By Jessica Howard When Darley Football Club President Ray Newton was asked to explain the Devil’s 2017 success so far, he had just two words –...
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...
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...
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...
(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...

Cobras through to grand final

By Tim Saultry Cool and windy conditions greeted the Cobras in their Second Semi-final clash against minor premier Carisbrook at Sebastopol. With a Grand...