Benalla Basketball's under 16 boys and girls representative teams displayed strong form at the Bendigo Junior Championships.By Monique Freer
Last weekend the girls and boys under-16 Benalla Basketball representative teams competed in the Bendigo Junior Championships.
The girls were first up with a close match against Castlemaine, coming away victors 37-32, while the boys triumphed over Yarrawonga 39-17.
In their second match of the day the girls went down to a strong Echuca unit 43-33, and the boys lost to Portland 59-20.
The girls’ final match of the day saw them return to their earlier good form, triumphing against Warrnambool 52-37.
Also winning their final match of the day, the boys faced Horsham and found the ring to win 43-35.
Sunday morning both teams played in quarter finals in their respective divisions, the boys playing up in division three and the girls played division four by percentage only.
The girls’ quarter final was against Kerang with the Benalla girls outclassing the opposition 51-24.
The boys’ quarter final against Swan Hill was a tough match, with the boys losing by just two points (39-37) to the unbeaten side.
The girls then met Corio Bay in the semi-final, but when Sarah Osborne was taken out of the game after a collision, the rotations were restricted and Corio Bay ran away with the game in the final minutes, taking the match 49-39.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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