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  • Pelicans impress in season opener

    BOOKAAR captain-coach Simon Baker got his side off to a great start in the 2011/12 South West cricket season.The Pelicans faced league newcomer Heytesbury Rebels and were dominant in the Leura Oval contest.Baker’s knock of 99 was equal to that of the Rebels’ combined total for their innings.He fell agonisingly short of the season’s first century, run […]

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  • Sports stars recognised

    THE Corangamite Sportsmen’s Club held its quarterly dinner and presentation night last Tuesday evening.Guest speaker Ross McIlveen gave an outstanding talk to over 60 members and guests on the development and community support of the new little athletics sports track and amenities.He spoke of a 10 year plan that became a one year reality.Awards presented […]

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  • Western Region claims state netball crown

    THE Western Region’s open netball team is the best in the state following success at the V/Line Championships on Sunday. The squad, led by Camperdown coach Rachel Rodger, became the first senior Western Region team to win the State Netball Titles.All of Netball Victoria’s 19 regions were represented in matches that were made up of 10 […]

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  • Magpies’ night of nights

    CAMPERDOWN Football Netball Club hosted its 2011 presentation night last Friday.Sam Chapman was the top polling player in the senior football best and fairest, while it was Emma Wright who claimed back-to-back successes in A grade netball.Senior football: best and fairest Sam Chapman, runner-up Daniel Baker, most improved Clinton Fitzgeald, best first year player Hayden Mitchell, most […]

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  • Katie defends cycling crown

    IT was back-to-back wins for Katie Cecchini-Baxter in the Geoff Kane Cycling Classic held last Sunday.Katie rode her fastest time to date to keep ahead of 14 other competitors with only Sarah Rodgers starting ahead of her from the limit mark.The victory holds extra significance for Katie, with the race named in honour of her great […]

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  • Magpie heartache

    SO close, yet so far for Camperdown’s A grade netballers.For the second consecutive year they have fallen to Koroit in the Hampden league’s showcase netball event.The Saints are proving to be a bogey team for the Magpies, who have been so dominant over the past two seasons, only to stumble at the final hurdle.It was […]

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  • Baker to break league record

    TRACEY Baker will set a new games record in Hampden A grade netball when she steps on the court in tomorrow’s grand final. It will be the 320th time Baker has played in the league, 56 with Cobden and the rest in black and white. Baker was presented with league life membership in 2008, when […]

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  • Last chance for Magpies

    CAMPERDOWN’S A grade netballers will have to fight the hard way for this year’s Hampden league premiership after losing to Koroit 50-32 in last Saturday’s second semi final.The minor premiers have failed in their last two encounters against the Saints and now face a do-or-die clash with North Warrnambool to keep their premiership hopes alive.The […]

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  • Knockout blow for Pies

    CAMPERDOWN’S under 18 footballers have been bundled out of the Hampden league finals for 2011.The Magpies, who finished third at the completion of home and away matches, have been eliminated in straight sets.They lost to Warrnambool in week one of finals before being well and truly outplayed by Terang Mortlake on Sunday.Their Bloods opposition got out […]

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  • Charlie’s Cup

    LOCAL football talent Charlie Bradshaw capped off a stellar season by taking home the Judd Cup as the Hampden Football Netball League’s under 18 best and fairest player.After winning the coveted trophy with 29 votes on Wednesday night, the Camperdown on-baller was still elated yesterday.“It was pretty good. I didn’t get much sleep last night […]

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