Sport

Power-house on greens

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame inductee. The 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games was the highlight of Clarice Power’s lawn bowls career.. The Mooroopna Golf bowler was selected into the Australian side to compete at the Games, narrowly

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Shepparton News
Jul 28 2017
Sport

Curtis always in top gear

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame inductee. There is little more fitting than a champion cyclist riding to a job selling Malvern Star bicycles.. That was Betty Curtis’s life during the six years she became one of the most dangerous

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Shepparton News
Jul 27 2017
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Graceful on the local courts

Grace Edwards first picked up a croquet mallet when her husband Jack was away at war in 1944.. That marked the start of a distinguished career in the sport, with her contribution so valuable to the Goulburn Valley the pavilion at Shepparton Croquet

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Shepparton News
Jul 22 2017
Sport

Max power in his punches

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Domingo Carlos was a Spanish merchant whose ship became wrecked on his way to New Zealand in the 1920s.. He was saved near Sydney, where he met his wife Belle and they had five boys — the youngest named

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Sport

Barry is always on target

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Most professional athletes are noticed from a young age.. Scouted by experts who train, train and then train them some more before they are ready to compete at a higher level.. But Mooroopna’s

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Sport

Mavis had no time to boast

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Being an inaugural inductee into the Greater Shepparton Hall of Fame is an honour, but Mavis Meadowcroft’s bowls career lifted her to greater heights.. Five years ago, Meadowcroft’s

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Sport

Caused quite a racquet

Gippsland’s loss was Shepparton’s gain when a young Mike Scandolera moved with his family to Congupna.. ‘‘I had been playing badminton since the age of five and came here when Mum and Dad purchased a dairy farm,’&rsquo

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Shepparton News
Jul 24 2017
Sport

Thor was lightning on bike

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. From a young age, a competitive attitude was evident in John Thorsen’s character.. Riding to school from the age of 10, Thorsen developed talent on the bike.. ‘‘I could beat my cousin, so I

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Shepparton News
Jul 19 2017
Sport

Running towards a dream

Growing up like any other child in the 1970s and 1980s, Tatura-raised Lee Naylor enjoyed the outdoors.. ‘‘I was a dairy farmer’s daughter, so was always out doing things ... I played lots of sports and just love it,’&rsquo

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Shepparton News
Jul 15 2017
Sport

True umpiring trailblazer

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. Imagine telling Robert Flower, Robert DiPierdomenico or Mark ‘‘Jacko’’ Jackson to ease up on the football field.. That was Glenn James’ life for the eight years he spent umpiring

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Shepparton News
Jul 14 2017
Sport

Reward for Quick reflexes

Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. What many might have considered a throw away line at the pub for pistol shooter Bruce Quick was anything but that, spurring him on to two Olympics and six Commonwealth Games appearances.. The nuclear medicine

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Shepparton News
Jul 10 2017
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A fierce love of riding

People living in the Goulburn Valley during the past century are all aware of one of the motorcycle dealer Halsalls.. It is the oldest continuing motorcycle dealership in Australia, so it was not surprising the son of the original proprietor would

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Shepparton News
Jul 08 2017
Sport

Sparkled on the diamond

Margo Koskelainen first became involved in softball as a player in her teenage years.. ‘‘I had polio and needed a sport that I could run around for a short time then sit down for a short time,’’ she said.. ‘‘I

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Shepparton News
Jul 07 2017
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