Skinner takes out Ballarat District championship

Victory: Ballarat District Golf Incorporated women’s champions Gai Skinner (A-grade), Heather Davidson (B-grade) and Faye Butcher (C-grade). GAI Skinner is the 2015 Ballarat District Golf Incorporated open women’s scratch champion.
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Skinner carded a round of 82 at her home track at Midlands Golf Club on Monday for a two-shot victory over Buninyong’s Helen Pascoe.

The result caps off a big fortnight for Skinner, who was also part of Midlands’ victorious division one pennant championship over Hepburn Springs.

In other results, Heather Davidson (also Midlands) shot 92 for the B-grade scratch title over Skipton’s Glenis Keilar, while Faye Butcher beat Ballarat counterpart Heather Brauman by two shots for the C-grade


The event was well received by golfers around the district, who contested the titles in perfect conditions.



Scratch: G Skinner 82, H Pascoe 84

Handicap: A Leeson 72, P Bandy 73

Veteran’s: G Skinner 82

Champion of champions: H Pascoe 84

Putting: B Huntley 28

Teams: H Pascoe, H McSparron, V Lund (Buninyong) 239


Scratch: H Davidson 92, G Keilar 94

Handicap: J Carpenter 71, V Bennett 73, J Guest 74 on countback, A Cunnington

Veteran’s: J Carpenter 71

Putting: B Oliver 30 on countback, K Buckland

Teams: G Keilar, M Ellis, H Mason (Skipton) 229


Scratch: F Butcher 103, H Brauman 105

Handicap: P Hodge 72, B Krunic 74

Veteran’s: P Hodge 72 on countback, F Butcher

Putting: L Smyth 31

Teams: J Fairhurst, V Cole, V Hackett (Midlands) 241

Nearest the pin: A grade 16th, B Smith; B grade 11th, V Bennett; C grade 3rd, F Butcher

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Sovereigns’ last chance

ONE more chance – this is all Sovereigns have left in Victorian Netball League’s championship division this season.
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Final round action against Southern Saints will cap off a whirlwind eight months since the club was formed and plans are already well under way to bolster the squad in the off-season.

ACU Sovereigns will play 19/under finals in their inaugural season but for championship division, this is the final round.

Sovereigns assistant coach Kate McMahon said the team was particularly driven to sign off strong against what will be a championship division finals contender.

“We haven’t quite reached our own expectations for what we can achieve this season,” McMahon said.

“We want to win this last match of our season and have smiles on faces of all the girls as we exit the stadium.

“…We know we’re better than the results and generally need to prove to ourselves we can do it.”

Preparations have been interrupted with an ankle injury to goal defence Sanonu Robertson early in the week.

McMahon said while Robertson was unlikely to line up, Sovereigns were confident they had the depth in the versatile Laura McDonald and Ash Bradley to fill that role.

Sovereigns captain Cynna Kydd is expected to play a full game after training strong this week.

Kydd was a late withdrawal with general soreness in the warm-up last round.

The experienced goaler will be a welcome inclusion with Sovereigns yet to receive word if they will have access to Melbourne Vixens shooter for this match.

This year’s VNL season was particularly condensed to fit in clear ahead of the Netball World Cup in August.

For Sovereigns, this has meant blooding a band of new players to state league level while trying to gel combinations and build a completely new club.

McMahon said the increased speed and intensity of the VNL had taken a toll on most bodies – but they were ready for one final match.

In the 19/unders, Sovereigns will meet Saints on court two as a lead-in to their first final, also against Saints and on court two next week.

This is a chance for Sovereigns to really finetune their combinations and test plays before meeting the Saints again.

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Tough clash for weakened Rush

Trouble: Rush’s Bronte Clark aggravated a knee injury on Saturday night. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE
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YOUTH League Miners and Rush have returned to the drawing board this week after both failed to collect a win in Big V Basketball.

For the Rush, the highly anticipated match-up against Knox was always going to be a challenge, but with a less than full-strength roster it was going to be a tough ask.

While the MARS Minerdome scoreboard recorded an eight-point loss, further bad news came for the Rush camp when talented young tall Claire Blower aggravated a knee injury and failed to finish Saturday night’s game.

Without one of their key players, Rush was undersized but didn’t go down without a fight, hustling to lead the rebound count for the game.

The girls headed off on Sunday to face the red hot Dandenong Rangers in a clash that showed true Ballarat character.

Severely under-manned against a strong Rangers team, younger members of the squad such as Jessica Tempany and Izzy Fraser supported Bronte Clark, who finished with a team-high 17 points to keep the margin to 21.

Youth League Miners also experienced a tough double-header falling to Blackburn on Saturday night in a high-scoring affair.

Giving up 116 points is always going to be a tough ask to outscore and the Miners simply didn’t have enough firepower to chase the monster total down.

Tristan Fisher and Leo Viitala starred for the next generation of Miners having combined for 48 while Sam Short picked up game most valuable player honours for a solid all round performance.

The Miners also gave up 100 points on the defensive end when they were comprehensively beaten by Sunbury, 100-52 on Sunday.

They will hit the road this weekend to face Altona, before returning to the Minerdome on May 30 when they face Keysborough at 8pm.

Youth League Rush will also scramble in the bus as they take on Bullen before also returning on May 30 when Kilsyth makes its way to town.

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KNOX 14 33 42 61

BALLARAT 11 22 34 53

Ballarat points: Eliza Roughead 15, Bronte Clark 13 (2 three-pointers), Claire Constable 10 (2), Isabel Fraser 6 (1), Taylah Wynne 5, Margaret Baker 2, Claire Blower 2.

REBOUNDS – Knox 31, Ballarat 39 (Roughead 15, Constable 7)

ASSISTS – Knox 8, Ballarat 5

STEALS – Knox 22, Ballarat 5

TURNOVERS – Knox 11, Ballarat 35

BLOCKS – Knox 4, Ballarat 2

SHOOTING – field goals, Knox 23/73 (31.5%), Ballarat 16/50 (32.0%); three-pointers, Knox 5/20 (25.0%), Ballarat 5/17 (29.4%); free throws, Knox 10/21 (47.6%), Ballarat 16/18 (88.9%).

DANDENONG 18 37 60 78

BALLARAT 7 31 43 57

Ballarat points: Bronte Clark 17 (2 three-pointers), Jessica Tempany 15 (3), Claire Constable 9 (3), Eliza Roughead 9, Isabel Fraser 7 (1).

REBOUNDS – Dandenong 55, Ballarat 39 (Rougfhead 11, Clark 7)

ASSISTS – Dandenong 16, Ballarat 8

STEALS – Dandenong 7, Ballarat 8

TURNOVERS – Dandenong 16, Ballarat 12

BLOCKS – Dandenong 5, Ballarat 4

SHOOTING – field goals, Dandenong 32/75 (42.7%), Ballarat 20/75 (26.7%); three-pointers, Dandenong 5/19 (26.3%), Ballarat 9/28 (32.1%); free throws, Dandenong 9/15 (60.0%), Ballarat 8/17 (47.1%).

CONFERENCE LADDER: Melbourne 142.28 percentage points, 100.00 winning percentage; Dandenong 134.45, 100.00; Ballarat 101.96, 58.33; Eltham 100.13, 46.15; Ringwood 89.43, 36.36; Waverley 74.44, 28.57; Kilsyth 79.86, 27.27; Bendigo 87.82, 25.00.

NEXT GAME: Bulleen v Ballarat, Saturday 7pm


BLACKBURN 25 54 88 116

BALLARAT 22 48 65 90

Ballarat points: Leo Viitala 26 (4 three-pointers), Tristan Fisher 22 (4), Sam Short 16 (2), Damon Tilley 8 (2), James Reeves 8 (2), Ross Weightman 4, James Hallett 2, James West 2, Zachary Pell 2.

REBOUNDS – Blackburn 51, Ballarat 38 (Viitala 8, Short 6, Weightman 6)

ASSISTS – Blackburn 26, Ballarat 18 (Short 5)

STEALS – Blackburn 6, Ballarat 7

TURNOVERS – Blackburn 13, Ballarat 16

BLOCKS – Blackburn 4, Ballarat 5

SHOOTING – field goals, Blackburn 47/88 (53.4%), Ballarat 36/84 (42.9%); three-pointers, Blackburn 10/25 (40.0%), Ballarat 14/28 (50.0%); free throws, Blackburn 12/23 (52.2%), Ballarat 4/6 (66.7%).

SUNBURY 32 58 83 100

BALLARAT 13 28 41 52

Ballarat points: James Reeves 21 (3 three-pointers), Anthony Bedggood 10, Leo Viitala 7, Malachi Harvey 5, Zachary Pell 3, Damon Tilley 2, James West 2, Ross Weightman 2.

REBOUNDS – Sunbury 48, Ballarat 45 (Weightman 10, Viitala 7, Harvey 7)

ASSISTS – Sunbury 26, Ballarat 9

STEALS – Sunbury 18, Ballarat 6

TURNOVERS – 10, Ballarat 22

BLOCKS – Sunbury 8, Ballarat 1

SHOOTING – field goals, Sunbury 39/79 (49.4%), Ballarat 20/71 (28.2%); three-pointers, Sunbury 6/19 (31.6%), Ballarat 3/16 (18.8%); free throws, Sunbury 16/28 (57.1%), Ballarat 9/19 (47.4%).

LADDER: Blackburn 121.39 percentage points, 83.33 winning percentage; Sunbury 115.95 , 75.00; Whittlesea 113.79 72.73; Coburg 101.56 66.67; Altona 102.89, 58.33; Bendigo 99.87, 50.00; Hume City 94.59, 50.00; Werribee 94.92, 46.15; Camberwell 99.36, 36.36; Geelong 90.75, 23.08; Ballarat 83.72, 23.08; Keysborough 91.10, 11.11.

NEXT GAME: Altona v Ballarat, Sunday 3pm

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Buninyong Senior Citizens Club celebrates 40th anniversary

Celebration: Buninyong Senior Citizens Club vice-president Jan Antosiewicz and life member Vic Bradley celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary.PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORDABOUT 50 senior citizens gathered to celebrate a 40th anniversary on Tuesday.
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Like any other party the event had a cake, food and musician to provide entertainment.

However, the celebrations focused not on a person, but the anniversary of the Buninyong Senior Citizens Club.

The club’s vice-president Jan Antosiewicz said the event provided an outing for members from a number of senior citizens clubs across Ballarat.

“It is a great way of making friendships, a lot of these people have been together for a very long time and they look forward to catching up every Tuesday, they have weekly lunches every Tuesday,” she said.

Ballarat MP Catherine King was also present for the celebrations.

Ms Antosiewicz said the group meets at the Buninyong Town Hall once a week but often participates in other events such as bingo or carpet bowls.

“This year there has been a number of younger people come in and help with the executive positions because some of the other people have been getting older,” she said.

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Cannabis  laws  under  review

Seeking feedback: Victorian Law Reform Commissioner Dr Ian Freckelton. PICTURE: KATE HEALYOVER the counter access to cannabis was one of many topics discussed at Ballarat’s first public consultation to review medicinal cannabis laws.
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The Victorian Law Reform Commission held its second of eight regional public consultations on Monday.

Commissioner Dr Ian Freckelton QC led the discussions at Ballarat Town Hall, with about 20 locals providing feedback.

The public consultations follow the government’s recommendation for VLRC to review and report on options for legislative change to allow people to be treated with medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances.

An issues paper was released in March, with the public asked to respond by April 20.

More than 70 submissions were received by the commission.

Issues surrounding the sale of medicinal cannabis over the counter were also discussed.

One participant, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, said the laws needed to consider those who used medicinal cannabis for pain relief. “Do we leave them in that excruciating pain … if we have a method of treating them?” he asked.

The commission will travel across the state seeking feedback on the laws.

It will visit Bendigo, Mildura, Wodonga, Shepparton, Bairnsdale and Morwell between May 19 and June 23.

The state government recently announced medicinal cannabis trials in Victoria, asking the Victorian Law Reform Commission to advise on legalising medicinal cannabis.

The commission has been asked to report to the Attorney General by August 3.

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