The Ernie Beehag Memorial Trophy was awarded to Deniliquin’s Sam Walker ar the Riverina Shearing Championships on Saturday.SHAUN CONNOR March 5, 2014 4:30am
Sam Walker (centre) with Angus Hardy, Show Society president Simon Watson, Ernie Beehag’s great great niece Lucy Beehag, and Jake McArdle on Saturday.
Deniliquin’s Sam Walker won his second Ernie Beehag Memorial Trophy at the Riverina Shearing Championships on Saturday.
The 25 year-old dominated the senior class to win back-to-back titles, as well as finishing fifth in the quick shear competition on Friday night.
His allrounder effort saw him take out the Beehag Memorial, which is presented to the best local shearer at the championships, ahead of Shaun Barnett, Angus Hardy and Jake McArdle.
‘‘The shearing was brilliant,’’ Simon Watson said.
‘‘Entries were about on par with last year and we had shearers here from Western Australia, Bombala (NSW), and Scotland.
‘‘Overall, the gate for the show was up $6000 from last year.’’
The open class was won by Damien Boyle for the second year in a row, and his father Don finished fifth.
Local shearer McArdle took out the intermediate title and Rory Atkinson won the learners sash.
Deniliquin’s Justin Whishart finished sixth in the learners class.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
History is recorded to inspire the next generation, author John Northage said at the launch of, Mending the Goulburn Broken, in Shepparton last week.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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