Melbourne skier Blaze Branson had high hopes of breaking the record in the tadpoles under 10 class on Saturday, but ultimately had to settle for second spot.GEORDIE COWAN February 15, 2012 4:27am
The Victorian and Australian title holder, skiing behind Mickey D Blown, finished just 0.73 of a second behind eventual winner Robertson Racing.
In what was the 10-year-old’s third Southern 80 event, Blaze said he enjoyed coming to the Murray River for the race and was pleased with the run.
‘‘I couldn’t have done it without my observer (Nathan Batchelor),’’ Blaze said.
‘‘It was a good run in the new boat.’’
With his dad Daniel driving and mum Kristine cheering him on from the bank, Blaze said he was happy with the weather conditions during the run.
‘‘It was pretty choppy, but most of the way it was pretty smooth,’’ he said.
‘‘We came up with some slow traffic, so that would’ve hurt (our time a bit).
‘‘But it felt quick.’’
Blaze, who said skiing was ‘‘just fun’’, also competed in the sub junior boys expert yesterday morning.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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