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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...

A VFL premiership player

By Meg Kennedy Bacchus Marsh may still be celebrating local AFL Eagles player Liam Duggan’s premiership win, but another iconic footy player and former resident...

Helping country footy kick goals

By Meg Kennedy The big boss of footy, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, has chosen Bacchus Marsh as the location to announce the AFL’s newest investment...
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...

Top votes claim medal

By Chris Thom Ballan's 1st XI Captain, Michael Snaith has received the highest Ballarat Cricket Association award for the 2nd Grade competition. Michael picked up the...

Vote with your Heart

By Bexley Martin It is a horse race that accepts entries by votes, and the winner is not always the horse. By voting for your favourite...