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‘The coach who lived close to the edge…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with his old coach, the larger than life Ken Boyd, to remember an incident-packed life both on and off the field.

‘Accolade to a country golfing icon…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill meets the ‘dignified and gracious’ Betty Mulcahy, arguably the best female golfer Wangaratta ever produced.

‘Iceberg dairy fresh butter…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls his old mate, the colourful Frank Griffin – an old-fashioned ‘stirrer’ from way back.

‘The artistic spinner…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the life and times of Jock Thomlinson who mastered both the art of spin bowling and visual art as well as being a significant figure in Technical Education.

‘The birth of a fabulous era…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill goes back 50 years to recall the 1971 O&M League Grand Final which featured the emerging Wangaratta Rovers line-up.

‘Tiger star puts icing on cake…’ by KB Hill

This week KB Hill reflects on Wangaratta’s 1961 premiership side which featured the likes of Ron McDonald, Des Steele and Neville Waller.

‘Whorouly boy maintains lifetime bond with the Swans…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the career of Whorouly product Clem Goonan who played for South Melbourne and still retains his links with the club.

” ‘Luigi’…Star achiever in an all-round sporting family…” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls Wangaratta’s Flanagan family and, in particular, Laurie Flanagan, also known as ‘Luigi’.

‘Dylan carries on the Stone football tradition…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the Stone family dynasty’s contribution to O&M footy starting with Brien at South Wangaratta back in the 1920s right through to present day Dylan with the Rovers.

‘A dream fulfilled for Son of a Gun…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill checked out some of the emerging talent at the recent Wang Rovers v Corowa-Rutherglen Kangaroos clash.

‘Mr Ovens and Murray…’ by KB Hill

Rambling through his extensive library during Covid Lockdown, KB Hill stumbled across a slim volume which traces the life and times of Cleaver Bunton, a major figure in the Albury region and also regarded as ‘Mr Ovens and Murray’.

‘Wangaratta’s anonymous Olympian……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with ‘Wangaratta’s anonymous Olympian’, Marion Gray, who represented Australia in Fencing at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

‘The ten centimetres that changed Baden Cooke’s life……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill profiles ‘one of Benalla’s finest sporting products’, Baden Cooke who rode in the international peloton for well over a decade.

‘Au revoir to the Carboor farmer…’ by KB Hill

Wangaratta Rovers have lost one of their greats, Merv Holmes, who passed away last week. KB Hill reprises an earlier tribute to ‘Farmer’ Holmes.

‘Josh negotiates the obstacles on his footy journey…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill charts the setbacks endured by Josh Newton and his determination to fight back every time.

‘Fond farewell to Lex and Les…legends of the past’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the lives and achievements of two legends of the north-east, Les Reed and Lex Nicoll, both of whom passed away in recent weeks.

‘Pigeon Bert reflects on a lifetime career in football…’ by KB Hill

‘His is a familiar tale, replicated by countless volunteers throughout the state ……. Of the old champ, having hung up his boots after a storied career, rolling up his sleeves and devoting decades of service to his beloved Club.’ KB Hill talks with Yarrawonga icon, Robert Tait.

‘One of Chiltern’s Finest……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to octogenarian Billy Peake, an icon in the annals of the Chiltern Football Club.

” ‘Leroy’……Loyal To The Core” by KB Hill

KB Hill talks with Wang Rovers icon Leigh Hartwig and recalls the tennis exploits of Leigh’s father, Davis Cup hero Rex Hartwig.

‘Ya gotta have luck…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the contrasting premiership success rates of several great players in the Ovens & Murray and Ovens & King Leagues.