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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...

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...

Whiskey a go-go

By Todd Whelan The Melbourne Cup is usually associated with thoroughbred racing, and a local man has won a big purse, without a jockey. Rowsley greyhound...
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...

Honours in Darley’s centenary year of football

By Todd Whelan The Darley Football Club has celebrated their 100th year in style culminating a formal Gala Event (July 13) at Crown Casino and...
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...

Teenager in national play-offs

By Helen Tatchell At just 14-years of age, Zali Ward spends up to four days a week travelling to Melbourne to attend an array of...

Darley crowned cricket champions

By Todd Whelan Darley's First XI has won its inaugural BCA title in unprecedented circumstances following the cancellation of the weekends scheduled Grand Final against...

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...

Triple treat for Gath

By Tim O’Connor It was the Kate Gath show on Saturday night as the state’s top reinswoman scored three memorable group race triumphs at Tabcorp...