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‘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.)

‘Andrew Greskie’s Fling With The Sport Of Kings’ – KB Hill

Andrew Greskie wasn’t cut out to be a football player but, boy, was he good with the horses! Another KB Hill special on a Wangaratta personality gets the Almanac’s day off to a great start.

‘The Big-Man Who Made A Difference…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns in the New Year with his homage to John Waldron, a big man from the 50s and 60s, who became a legend in Victorian country footy.

‘Fired by passion…..’ – by Simone Kerwin, courtesy of KB Hill

KB Hill recently invited Simone Kerwin to tell the tale of Wangaratta’s Julian Corboy, master farrier.

‘…..SPUD……….’ – KB Hill

There’s no stopping KB Hill. This time he profiles a real character from Wangaratta – Renato Leonardo Patat, better known as ‘Spud’. Comparisons with Nino Culotta aren’t far off the mark!

Another nail-biter at the Gardens Oval…KB Hill

KB Hill provides us with another great story of a cracking cricket match from up Benalla way. It’s a game of twists and turns from go to whoa!

‘Mr Soccer…’ KB Hill

KB Hill presents us with yet another profile of a legendary country sportsman, John De Luca, Life Member, Hall of Famer and inaugural Legend of the Wangaratta City Devils.

‘A master of his craft…’ KB Hill

KB Hill is the master of the memoir. Here he tells us about the life and times of Stuart Elkington.

“A Passion for the Sport of Kings….” KB Hill

“And when the horses jump, he’ll imagine for a moment that he’s back in the days of his youth……..perched on the outsider; seeking an opening to push through the tightly-bunched field; just pondering when to make his move……..” Another entertaining sporting tale from KB Hill.

Familiar faces among Assumption College Kilmore cricket greats…. KB Hill

KB Hill has a night out at Assumption’s 125th Gala Dinner, including the inducting of several famous Kilmore College’s high-achieving alumni to their Hall of Excellence, and the unveiling of their ‘Cricketers of the Century’. Some well-known names there!

“Meeting the ghost of local cricket….” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls some fabulous cricketing tales from long ago related to him by an old timer he met while watching a local cricket match.

“Veteran’s moment in the sun” by KB Hill

KB Hill has a story to tell about Noel ‘Bully’ Wise, noted as a tough, determined player in the Ovens and King league, recently awarded life membership at Wangaratta.

‘In search of Darby…….’ KB Hill

Another fab yarn from KB Hill, this time about jockey Phillip “Darby” Ketchup.

“Go Tarrawingee”: By KB Hill

Many country leagues have already played their Grand Finals. KB Hill speaks to Tarrawingee’s Trevor Edwards after their triumph last Saturday.

“The Energiser…” by KB Hill

He’s been all over the world with business, dropped a line in the Gulf of Carpentaria with Paddy and filled many roles at Wangaratta Rovers – all part of routine for Barry Sullivan, according to KB Hill.

“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.