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.
Country Fire Authority units are at the scene of a fire on Leithen St in Shepparton this afternoon.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
The Queensland Fruit Fly was discussed a Murray Shire meeting on Tuesday afternoon - with plans being made for two public forums.
The Rochester Mural Festival will feature murals similar to ones displayed in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Moving ceremony on a cold Seymour night.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.
Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.
An announcement of NSW Government support for the re-opening of the Deniliquin Abattoir was made in Deniliquin this afternoon.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
She has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Benalla residents have rallied to raise money to pay for Poppy's ongoing surgical treatment.
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