Almanac Dinner – Graeme Willingham: “Not Bad Thanks”

Graeme Willingham has written a stranger-than-fiction tale of a grass-roots basketball team’s refusal to let power struggles, tragic events, media scrutiny and lack of skill hinder their climb from the bottom of a city league.

Almanac Lawn Bowls – We Were Good In The Rain

Joe De Petro and his cohorts in the “Try-Hards” tried very hard in their Reperchage Grand Final clash at the Eltham Bowling Club against the “Golfers” but it was to no avail as he relates.

Sarah’s Big Swim – Part 2: Australia is hot

Sarah Wapling continues to train for Sarah’s Big Swim. This is the traditional Equino report outlining what she has done over the past four weeks or so.

Oval named after La Trobe sporting legend

Tony Sheehan, a Distinguished Alumni at La Trobe University, was officially honoured last week with the naming of The Tony Sheehan Oval during the opening of La Trobe’s new Sports Park Pavilion.

Almanac Rugby League – Jason Taumalolo: Wrecking Ball

We’re giving rugby league a bit off a plug at the Almanac today. Our video highlight features our Player of the Round from last weekend’s matches, Jason Taumalolo from the North Queensland Cowboys.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1 fallout

What can just one round of the new season tell us? Perhaps more than we might expect but, come September, we just might end up with egg on our faces!

‘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.

Almanac Snooker: Ronnie O’Sullivan’s thousandth century break

Always worth watching Ronnie. Check this out.

‘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.

Almanac Rugby League: New NRL season kicks off tomorrow night

The 2019 NRL premiership season kicks off tomorrow night when the Melbourne Storm play host to the Brisbane Broncos. Here’s our season preview complete with fearless predictions.

Almanac (Finals) Footy: The Wild Card Weekend

The jungle drums are beating, with rumblings of a change to the time honoured AFL Final Eight that would give ninth and tenth a September sniff. Give us your $0.10 worth.

Almanac Rugby League: Season 2019 – 7 days and counting

One week out from the 2019 NRL season’s Round 1 kick-off, a call goes out to rugby league supporters to get on the Almanac wagon. If the on-field action is half as frantic as the off-season’s antics, we’re in for one hell of a ride!

‘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.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Mitchell’s first win and Tiger’s pain in the neck

The Almanac’s principal golfing writer, Hamish Neal, brings us up to date with all this week’s news in the world of golf.

Almanac Biography – Sir Norman Brookes: An Australian sporting icon.

Sir Norman Brookes was a great Australian sporting icon who is best remembered as a champion tennis player. Allan Grant has researched the man and his life in sport as presented in his detailed report.

‘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.

The 2019 Ennui Cup – Pre Season

Earl O’Neill is back for another season of tipping advice to the masses. Should literary style replace enigmatic single-voice meanderings? Or should Earl get off his couch and read more of The Greats so he can mimic them?

‘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.)

Almanac (Pro) Running: Death of a Friend

Dips O’Donnell is concerned. We all know how much the Stawell Gift means to the O’Donnell family. Well, things have taken a turn, resulting in a summit on Friday night. [Dips at his finest – JTH]

Sarah’s Big Swim – Part 1: This is Sarah

Sarah’s Big Swim is one of THE sporting events of 2019. John Harms explains. [That would be Sarah Wapling – Ed]