Fe­bru­ary:

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

■ ‘De­niliquin pair to ex­change ba­ton’ – De­niliquin’s Maisy Ed­wards and Sarah Young were cho­sen to be part of the first leg of the Queen’s Ba­ton Re­lay in Echuca, to kick start the Com­mon­wealth Games.

■ – In a lead up to his Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships Tum­bling de­but, Nick Caruso at­tended one of the best gym­nas­tics clin­ics in the coun­try.

■ – Deni Rhi­nos ce­mented their spot in the fi­nals with a win over Kata­matite in round 12 of the Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion.

■ – Nine lo­cal ju­nior foot­ballers were se­lected for the AFL Goul­burn Mur­ray Youth De­vel­op­ment Acad­emy. Deni Rams foot­ballers Char­lie Hil­lier, Miller Fitz­patrick, Darcy Mc­Manus, Tom McCal­lum, Tom Bradley, Cooper Wil­loughby, Dun­can Hughes and Bradley Poka, as well as Deni Rovers’ Ray­mond Mur­phy were all se­lected for their re­spec­tive age groups.

■ – Long serv­ing De­niliquin Sport­ing Car Club pres­i­dent Robert Far­rell stepped down after 10 years in the po­si­tion.

■ ‘Record Breaker’ – De­niliquin Boat Club prodigy, Ri­ley Arnold, backed up a record break­ing 2017 South­ern 80 per­for­mance with an­other record at the world’s big­gest wa­ter ski race. He won the Stock 6 Litre So­cial with a time of 8:42 min­utes - beat­ing the record by one sec­ond.

■ ‘Plan­ning for sta­dium ex­pan­sion’ – Con­struc­tion of the long-planned ex­pan­sion and up­grade of De­niliquin Sports & En­ter­tain­ment Sta­dium was set to get started, pend­ing fi­nal de­tails and ap­provals.

■ ‘Banks takes top job’ – After months of the Mathoura Foot­ball Net­ball Club pres­i­dency be­ing up in air, the club fi­nally wel­comed Melyssa Banks into the top role.

■ still alive in fi­nals’ – De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club’s Mid­week Pen­nant Di­vi­sion One side were still in the Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sions fi­nals hunt.

■ – Lyn Smith’s tremen­dous form on the bowl­ing green con­tin­ued with the De­niliquin Bowl­ing Club Ladies Pres­i­dent claim­ing the Re­gional Women’s Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons ti­tle.

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