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Bibby earns squad choice


Warracknab­eal export Chloe Bibby is heading to the Australian Institute of Sport’s National Training Centre in Canberra in March after being selected for the Opals basketball squad.

The squad is looking towards the 2023 Asia Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics.

Bibby plays for Perth Lynx in the Women’s National Basketball League.

She returned to Australia to play basketball last year after four years in the United States playing for Maryland Terps and Mississipp­i Bulldogs while studying at college.

Bibby is a small forward who averages 17.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Caris back on court

Horsham export Rene Caris will hang up her football boots and return to netball to play for Melbourne University Lightning.

The 23-year-old was drafted to Geelong Football Club in AFL women’s competitio­n in 2018 before making her debut in 2019. She was delisted by Geelong in June.

She is listed among members of the Lightning division one team in the Victorian Netball League for the 2023 season.

Caris is a defender and joins fellow Wimmera netball export Lavinia Fox in division one, while her sister Maggie Caris plays in the championsh­ip division for Lightning.

Round one will commence on March 15, with the grand final taking place for all Victorian Netball League divisions on August 9.

Bronze for Lanyon

Horsham swimmer Jack Lanyon brought home a bronze medal from the 2023 Victorian Sprint Championsh­ips in Melbourne at the weekend.

Lanyon swam for Ballarat Gold Swimming Club during the two-day event.

He competed in 15-years 50-metre backstroke to finish third with a personal-best time of 28.97sec.

At the 2023 South Australia Country Championsh­ips in Mt Gambier the previous weekend, Lanyon broke the 15-years 50-metre backstroke record with a time of 29.67sec.

He also won the 15-years 100-metre backstroke with a national qualifying time of 1:03.86min.

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