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Pooncarie sets the pace

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012

A good crowd of about 700 people saw some close and exciting finishes at the Pooncarie races on Saturday. A good crowd of about 700 people saw some close and exciting finishes at the Pooncarie races on Saturday.

By John Casey

Not only did the Broken Hill horse trainers leave Saturday's annual Pooncarie Cup races empty handed, but they are now likely to face the same tough opposition at the October 27 Silver City Cup meeting on their home track.

Respected Victorian country trainer Brett Charry confirmed that his dominant Pooncarie Cup winner Bullioh would be nominated for the Silver City Cup, while veteran Mildura trainers John Castleman and Ray Gard are also keen to back up their Pooncarie winners in BH in less than four
weeks.

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Joeys eye greater glory

Friday, 28th September, 2012

St Joseph’s will represent Broken Hill in the first ever Association Club Challenge being held in Adelaide this weekend. St Joseph’s will represent Broken Hill in the first ever Association Club Challenge being held in Adelaide this weekend.

The St Joseph's soccer club will be backing up from last weekend's Grand Final triumph when they travel to Adelaide for the inaugural Association Club Challenge this weekend.

The challenge involves the champion teams from Broken Hill, Whyalla, Western Border, the Riverland and two Adelaide collegiate sides, Adelaide University Red and Adelaide University White.

The Joeys have drawn Pool A and will play Whyalla and Adelaide Uni Red tomorrow at 5pm and 7pm at the Burton Park Complex.

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Locals meet cricket stars

Thursday, 27th September, 2012

Broken Hill’s netballers seized three wins from the seven games they played yesterday. Broken Hill’s netballers seized three wins from the seven games they played yesterday.

Broken Hill cricketers taking part in the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in outer Sydney received an unexpected bonus yesterday when they met with Australian Test superstars Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin.

The national team members were taking part in a Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Tasmania at Bankstown Oval and the BH juniors were part of a guard of honour for the teams and also had a chance to snare an autograph with their idols.

The rare experience capped off a more productive day for the BH cricketers who were able to secure their first win of the Sister City Exchange as well, with the Year 7/8 side defeating Bankstown.

"Grabbing our first win in the cricket competition and then getting a close-up look at some of Australia's best players capped off a great day," Cricket Coordinator Denis Watts reported.

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Netball tyros star in Bankstown

Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

Broken Hill goal shooter Georgie Rogers takes aim in the 17- and-under netball clash against Bankstown during the Sister City Sporting Exchange on Monday. Broken Hill goal shooter Georgie Rogers takes aim in the 17- and-under netball clash against Bankstown during the Sister City Sporting Exchange on Monday.

Broken Hill's junior netballers have made a winning debut at the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in Sydney, showing the way for their more experienced teammates in the process.

Competing at the annual sporting tournament for the first time, the Under-13 team scored back-to-back victories to grab the only success for Broken Hill on the opening day of competition.

The BH juniors defeated Bankstown 8-3 in the opening match and dominated the later encounter with a 14-7 score line.

"The girls, particularly the young ones, are really enjoying the experience," said Netball Coordinator Sheree Quinn.

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Joeys go back to back

Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

St Joseph’s coaches George Callegher (left) and Grant Smith (right), with captain Matt Muscat (centre) celebrating their premiership victory. St Joseph’s coaches George Callegher (left) and Grant Smith (right), with captain Matt Muscat (centre) celebrating their premiership victory.

By Ben Sheffield

St Joseph's Patrick Nash, who drove home a penalty shot in the 88th minute, provided the only score in another nail biting A Grade Grand Final between the Joeys and West.

The two teams have faced off in the past four deciders, but St Joseph's went into the latest installment as underdogs, based on a one win, one draw, three loss minor round season against West in 2012.

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