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Junior FNC Presidents (L-R) Darren Smith (Bacchus Marsh) and Matt Colley (Darley) with the new Cup up for grabs. Photo – Jessica Howard

Clashing for the cup

By Jessica Howard The rivalry between Darley and Bacchus Marsh has grown as the junior football and netball clubs fight to lay claim to a...
(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...
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...
Graeme Stewart with his medal for 62-years as a volunteer with the Darley FNC. Photo - DFNC

Deserving Devil

By Jessica Howard Graeme Stewart has topped off a stellar season for the Darley Devils. The head trainer and long serving volunteer was presented with...

Let there be light

By Meg Kennedy The current oval light poles at Ballan Recreation Reserve came from Pentridge Prison, so a grant for new lighting announced by 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...
(L-R) Bill Lucas and Moorabool News’ sports writer Todd Whelan are ready to broadcast on Apple 98.5fm the local Bacchus Marsh and Darley football matches, starting with Round 1 this Saturday at Maddingley Park, featuring the 2017 grand final replay between the cross town rivals. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Footy on the airwaves

By Jessica Howard Cross town football rivals Darley and Bacchus Marsh will receive equal airtime on Apple 98.5fm this season. The community radio station will cover...

Sports bonanza

By Helen Tatchell With only one week left of his political career, Geoff Howard has made a significant ‘last hurrah’ announcement for Moorabool, as he...