Need for speed

READY TO RACE: Nathaniel Kuchel, 8, will compete in his first Australian drag racing series championship round at Darwin this weekend. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By MITCH RODD AT just eight-years-old, Nathaniel Kuchel is a pint-sized pocket rocket. Being the son of Sunraysia...

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Like brother, like sister!

SPEED SIBLINGS: Ava and Ned Faulkhead claimed podium finishes at the Australian Junior Long Track Championships. Photo: PAUL MENSCH   THE Faulkhead household might need a few more trophy cabinets. Siblings Ned and Ava Faulkhead have both claimed podium finishes...

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Riley ready to roll

RILEY Payne will make his cage debut in Adelaide’s Diamondback Fighting Championship on Sunday. The 22-year-old, who trains under Mick Moloney at Mildura MMA, said the nerves were at bay this week ahead of DFC3. Riley has trained in MMA for the past 18 months, and...

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Reed’s road to recovery

BIG V HEROES: Sunraysia cricket exports Jake Reed and Makinley Blows helped the next generation of local youngsters through the Victorian Diamonds in the Bush program this week. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By MITCH RODD VICTORIAN fast bowler Jake Reed admits he is now a...

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Perfect preparation for Hattah junior race

INTO THE SENIOR RANKS: Josh Murtagh, Max Ryan and Austin Ryan have graduated from the junior Hattah Desert Race to the senior category. Photo: PAUL MENSCH A CONCERTED effort has been made in the last decade to expand the junior section of the iconic Hattah Desert...

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Prized possession brings back memories

OLD FAITHFUL: Des Woodberry fondly remembers the first Hattah Desert Race event in 1997 when he teamed with his son Duane to win the Pony Express, and now 20 years later, the two-wheeled machine they used is still going strong. Photo: PAUL MENSCH. BY MITCH RODD KEVIN...

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Elise eyes AFLW return

GIRL POWER: Sunraysia export and VFLW footballer Elise Strachan, centre, was a special guest at Bendigo Pioneers girls talent search in Mildura. Elise is pictured with potential recruits Sarah Watson, 15, and Rhiannon Garner, 17. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By Mitch Rodd AFTER...

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The silly season for the world game set to break the banks

By MITCH RODD THE end of the financial year clearly doesn’t affect mega-rich owners of world soccer clubs, and they will be ready to splash the cash once again when the transfer period begins tomorrow. It is the silly season that delivers time after time; think of...

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Hattah’s history retold before 20th race event

THE ORIGINALS: Colin Woodberry, Marg Tegart and Des Woodberry were influential figures in the early days of the Hattah Desert Race. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By MITCH RODD THE tiny township of Hattah is really known for three factors. The name is a palindrome (spelt the same...

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