Kyabram’s season resurrection is not quite of a biblical proportions, but in recent weeks there has been a remarkable rise nonetheless.HANNAH DRISCOLL November 28, 2012 4:05am
Kyabram’s season resurrection is not quite of a biblical proportions, but in recent weeks there has been a remarkable rise nonetheless.
Kyabram did not have a win to its name after seven rounds and held a 17-point buffer on the bottom of the ladder, but has won four matches since (including a forfeit last round).
The first time it faced Mooroopna in round two at Kyabram it was beaten by one shot, but reversed its fortunes yesterday with a four-shot win in trying conditions.
Kyabram president and skipper Maree Boswell said the weather forced the sides to take a five-minute break, but they persevered through rain, wind and sunshine.
‘‘It was very tough. It was very windy one way, so fast one way and slow the other way
‘‘But our girls have done exceptionally well, so I’m very proud of them.’’
Boswell led Mooroopna skipper Lorraine Nicholls comfortably after the 10th end when Kyabram picked up six shots and won 30-19.
Mooroopna’s Willy Graus took a 9-6 lead against Jan Dixon after picking up a miraculous eight shots on the fourth end and led 19-13 after 16 ends.
Dixon finished well and picked up five shots on the last three ends to win 27-21.
Mooroopna’s only winner was Dawn Blake, filling in for the absent Bernie Nichols, who led all day and defeated Mia Nowosad 27-14.
Kyabram has lifted to eighth on the ladder and is seven points clear of Mooroopna in 10th.
‘‘We’re just starting to come good at the moment and hopefully we can keep going,’’ Boswell said.
‘‘We’re starting to settle down a bit more as individual teams, so we seem to have a better balance, so hopefully we can keep doing it.’’
Graus said Mooroopna had had too many ups and downs this season due to constant team changes because players were unavailable.
‘‘We’re just not good enough this year, that’s all it is. It’s very disappointing actually because we had a talk and we said if we don’t get through this week, that’s really the end, because we were on the bottom of the list already anyway,’’ she said.
‘‘We had to win this one to get a little bit of confidence. We haven’t, so we’ll have to try and build up some confidence and try again next week.
‘‘We’re not going to give in, but it’s been a disappointing year.’’
Graus described the losses as a ‘‘snowball effect’’.
‘‘If you come home often enough after not winning, in the end you turn around and say ‘We can’t win anyway’, and this is one thing you have to try and avoid,’’ she said.
Parents hugged and kissed their children goodbye for the day as they prepared to leave them at school.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Echuca Football Club keeps rolling out the red carpet with another recruit arriving at Victoria Park.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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Locals were entertained by the Nagambie Larks choir and the local line dancers.
Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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