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‘The Object Of My Desire………’ by KB Hill

‘I’m propped under the giant gum-tree which has probably hovered here longer than the 160-year existence of this sporting Oval.’ KB Hill always tells a wonderful story. Today, he’s in peak form with this beautiful account of the development of his ‘object of desire’, the Wangaratta Rovers, and their home ground (which has a worthy history of its own!). (Feel the love and the passion in this moving piece – Ed.)

‘Two Of Yesteryear’s Heroes…….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns with the tales of two more of Wangaratta’s heroes from the past, endurance cyclist Irene Pyle and Stawell Gift runner Des Shelley, both local people who achieved great things.

‘A Hard-Man……On And Off The Field’ – KB Hill

KB Hill knows his local characters! This week he recounts the colourful life of Ray Burns, policeman, hotelier and football hard man. And no-one does it like KB!

‘Chewing The Fat With Chizza’ – by KB Hill

KB Hill recently spent time with former North Melbourne Kangaroos premiership player, Peter Chisnall, a true legend in the Ovens and Murray League zone. ‘Chizza’s’ story makes for great reading.

“The knock-about journo who made his mark” by KB Hill

KB Hill speaks to Phil Nolan, the Echuca lad who became a footy icon and journalism legend in both Wangaratta and Devenport.

”Big Macca – Lackadaisical but magical” by KB Hill

According to KB Hill, “Good full forwards come packaged in a variety of shapes and forms.” But then there was Neale McMonigle.

Dan McCarthy – Inspired by the racing game by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to Dan McCarthy, who was schooled in the football cradle of Assumption College, but really made his name as a successful horse trainer.

The All-Rounder, the Import, and the Coach who stayed – KB Hill

KB Hill goes back a hundred years and more to bring us stories about the talented, the ‘colourful’ and the committed. The Wangaratta Football Club certainly went through some interesting times back then.

‘The wiry, tough and talented Neville Pollard….’ by KB Hill

‘There’s always conjecture about whether this bloke or that would have played League footy. Sometimes it boils down to being at the right club at the right time. But I think Neville would have given it a really good shot.’ KB Hill favours us with the story of ‘the wiry, tough and talented Neville Pollard.

‘Far from the madding crowd…..’ – KB Hill

KB Hill reprises his tribute to Lance Oswald, Strathmerton legend, St Kilda star of the early 60s and a member of both their Hall of Fame and Team of the Century. According to many local experts, he was Wangaratta’s finest football product. Lance passed away recently.

‘And now the time has come…..’ – KB Hill

KB Hill takes us back through the decades as he recounts famous cricket Grand Finals in the Wangaratta District Cricket Association.

‘Old Champ Shows Her Class…….’ – KB Hill

Michelle Hill may well be the greatest player in the history of the Wangaratta Lawn Tennis Club. KB Hill makes a compelling case in his latest portrait of a local sporting legend.

‘The ultimate team-man…………’ – KB Hill

KB Hill maintains his run of ripper stories about prominent sportspeople from up around Wang. Today he highlights the Wilson family and, in particular, Mick, a long-serving, hard running, fierce tackling country footy icon.

‘The Kneebones of Brookfield…..’ – KB Hill

Eugene Kneebone was quite a man – “The World’s Strongest Man’, father of 16 children, local sporting colossus and a legend in his own time. (And not short on self-confidence!) KB Hill provides another classic story from country Victoria.

‘Ross Greenwood – telling the finance story with style….’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill favours us with the story of local boy made good, Ross Greenwood. Better known as a finance guru, Ross remembers his roots and still rolls his arm over in Sydney.

‘Johnny Brunner’s Thirst For Sporting Challenges……………’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill shares with us his profile of John Brunner, country football legend, handy tennis play, ex-drag racer and supremely fit sportsman. And a humble community servant to boot! (Country sporting folklore is all about people like this. – Ed.)

‘Diamond Des………’ – KB Hill

“‘Diamond Des’ was solid – and unspectacular – on the field, but a gem off it…” So says KB Hill as he introduces us to yet another bigger than life Wangaratta character, Des Griffin. His regular sign-on fee also makes for good reading!

‘The Brian Dorman Show…….’ – KB Hill

KB Hill does it again! This week he recounts the sporting career of Brian ‘Horse’ Dorman, big-hitting cricketer, Collingwood footballer and successful horse trainer. His footy career cruelled by injury, Brian made quite a name for himself in the sport of kings.

‘Bringing Home The Bacon In The Local Gift………’ – KB Hill

Almanac favourite KB Hill continues to create his collage of local sport from up Wangaratta way. Today it’s the Wangaratta Gift and the many characters, local and ‘imports’, who have featured in its rich history. (Methinks it’s about time someone wrote the record of KB Hill! – Ed.)

‘The Game-Changer……….’ – KB Hill

KB Hill is a seemingly endless source of heart-warming stories about local sportspeople who have really given it a crack! In this latest edition, KB tells us about Michael Newton, a man with an extensive sporting CV. (Great stuff! – Ed.)