Graeme Smythe converted a $20 investment and a love of riding, which he honed on the old tailings dumps on the outskirts of town, to become a two-time Australian motocross champion.
Cricketer Bevan Bennell’s rich vein of form, highlighted by a series of team and individual accolades, earned him the Goldfields sports star of the year award on Friday night.
Kambalda’s hopes of a revival in the Goldfields Football League will ultimately rest with the level of players’ support.
Allan Spence’s induction last night into the Goldfields Sporting Hall of Fame recognised not only a remarkable cricketing career but also his deeds playing football, baseball and lawn bowls.
Kambalda president Steve Cole’s task of leading the club out of the Goldfields Football League doldrums and into a new era has stirred creative juices that had been dormant for years.
Bunbury product Chloe Piparo is set to take a lead role in Saturday’s WBBL decider, after returning to the venerated number three position for last weekend’s double-header.
WA’s hardwood timber sector says it is already leaking workers to other industries amid frustrations over the State Government’s plan to give native forestry the chop.
Connor Blakely has received his Fremantle Dockers lifeline — the club fulfilling its commitment to redraft the midfielder in Friday’s AFL Rookie Draft.
A jubilant Brady Hough says he “wasn’t really expecting” to be drafted before being snapped up by the West Coast Eagles.
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East Perth and Busselton product James Tunstill has become the third South West product to land on an AFL list at this draft — heading to the Brisbane Lions with pick 41.
Brady Hough has shot up the draft board and is now a West Coast Eagles player.
Second straight victory for Harrismith in the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association.
Former Ireland international Jacob Mulder was snapped up as the No.1 pick by Elders Avengers in the draft.
The club held its final official meeting of the 2021 season, highlighted by the annual Ross Manley Memorial and the Zac Hamment Memorial.
Third win of the Great Southern Cricket Association season for Kendenup after thrilling win.
The dangerous combination of Jedd Herbert and Flynn Cristinelli were in superb touch for the reigning premiers.
As a result of his win, Dion Hounsfield was also crowned the senior Yamaha clubman national champion.
Blight said post-race that it was a real thrill to be back behind the wheel.
After setting an imposing total of 200-plus batting first, Redbacks held their nerve with the ball to restrict their opponents in the chase.
Infernos won their opening five games of the season but their winning streak came to an end at the hands of Sonics Blue who moved within two points of top spot.
Red Can Man ran sixth in the same race last year behind Elite Street, who is listed as a $2.50 favourite for Saturday.
Five teams competed in the second instalment of the Great Southern Nines Tournament but no one was able to stop the brute strength and power of Fremantle.
In any case there must be some concern at Princess Royal Sailing Club when only four yachts in two fleets took part in harbour course handicap-start races when there are usually up to five fleets.
Across the three days there were regular competitions involving burnouts and a Show ‘n’ Shine, with 178 burnout cars taking part and 54 Show ‘n’ Shine entrants.
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