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‘The Horseman……..’ by KB Hill

Peter McIntyre played in the Adelaide Crows’ very first match back in 1991. Footy and life have taken him in various directions ever since. KB Hill tells the tale of Peter’s perambulations.

‘Robbie Reminisces………’ by KB Hill

Rob Worthington has given a great deal to Victorian country cricket over the decades. KB Hill profiles another local legend.

‘Farewell to a Pair of Star Defenders…..’ by KB Hill

In another of his great stories about local sports identities, KB Hill traces the careers of Bernie Killeen and Bob Atkinson, both of whom sadly passed away in recent weeks.

A Lifetime Passion For Motor Sport – by KB Hill

It sounds as if Jeff Whitten has oil running through his veins! KB Hill traces the motor-racing adventures of the Whitten of Wangaratta.

‘Enigmatic Carey, a star of the Depression era…’ by KB Hill

Bert Carey was a mercurial sportsman from up Wangaratta way in the Depression era, performing extraordinary feats on the footy and cricket fields. KB Hill tells the tale.

‘Asho’s still ploughing out the runs……’ by KB Hill

Wayne Ashton was a run-scoring machine even as a young bloke and, over the years, amassed both runs and premierships in country Victoria. KB Hill tells the tale.

‘Danny recalls the night he clinched the belt….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill tells the tale of Danny Carey, a likeable larrikin of a lad whose many sporting talents weren’t always fulfilled. He was, however, the Heavyweight Champion of the Riverina at one stage.

‘I wonder whatever happened to……………’ by KB Hill

Two kids, born on the same day in the same hospital, schoolmates and footy team-mates later on, then their paths diverged. KB Hill reconnects with Bernie Brady more than half a century since they last crossed paths.

‘The trials and tribulations of a pro golfer…’ by KB Hill

‘This is the story of one of Wangaratta’s finest golfing exports,’ says KB Hill as he charts the career of Andrew Kelly.

‘Aussie ‘Import’ Shares In Long Ditton Glory…..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill shares with us the cricketing adventures of local stalwart Jacob ‘Schona’ Schonafinger who spent the off season teaching and playing cricket in the “Old Dart”.

‘The Grand Old Football Warrior……’ by KB Hill

James Edward Flynn was a triple premiership winning player for Carlton just over one hundred years ago. KB Hill tells Flynn’s story – as only KB can.

“Flag Flames Again Flicker At The ‘Showies’……… ” by KB Hill

Grand Final week has KB Hill casting his mind back over some of the classic encounters in the annals of Ovens & Murray League Grand Finals.

“No rest for ‘Wobbles’…….” by KB Hill

Kevin Allan’s direct involvement in local football clubs spans almost 80 years! KB Hill talked to Kevin and records the story of a remarkable servant of the game.

“Best Kick I Ever Saw…….” by KB Hill

What would the week be without a KB Hill tale of a local sporting identity from up Wangaratta way? Today his focus is on Ray Thompson, the man with ‘hands the size of meat plates’ who knocked back offers from no less than five Melbourne clubs. Classic KB!

When you’re in the groove by KB Hill

After a full weekend of football and cricket watching, KB Hill has been reminded that a sportsman ‘in the groove’ is a powerful thing.

Stepping back in time by KB Hill

Milawa are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Ovens and King League premiership, which broke a 29 year drought for the club. . KB Hill talks to Jim Comensoli about that flag, and Jim’s long and colourful career.

‘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.