‘….A Sporting Fanatic on the Other Side of the Fence….’ by KB Hill

After a short break, KB Hill returns to profile Graeme Taylor whose many wonderful achievements in sport in Wangaratta took place ‘on the other side of the fence’.

‘The new Ponsford…….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the football and cricket careers of legendary Wangaratta sportsman Alec Fraser who spurned ‘the big time’ to return to his roots.

‘Whispers……’ by Simone Kerwin

There’s nothing like a local derby, regardless of the status or standard of the clash. Simone Kerwin laments the absence of the Wangaratta v Rovers clash this year in the O & M League.

’Heners’ – schoolboy champ to country football icon……by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long career of Jon Henry, the boy from Kamarah who played in the AFL but made his greatest contribution in Wangaratta.

Everyday Obituaries: T.E. Harms, my father (1931-2010)

When, recently, John Harms reprised his piece about the 2010 Preliminary Final between Geelong and Collingwood, the night his father T.E. Harms died, he mentioned that he would go looking for the eulogy from his father’s funeral. Numerous people contacted him to encourage him to publish it. Well, this is it, published today, July 21, his father’s birthday.

‘One of Nature’s Gentlemen….’ by KB Hill

W. J. Findlay Oval is a special place up Wangaratta way. KB Hill and Phil Nolan give the the background story of the remarkable man whose name graces the beautiful ground.

Sal’s Round 5 Preview – The Road Past Gundagai

Sal and his bride are on the road, just like a lot of footy teams these days. But he still has time to take in the sights, and the sites, to find the winners for the faithful.

” ‘Stabber’ …the mini-marvel from Maryborough” by KB Hill

Michael Caruso carved out a long and distinguished career in country footy. And who better to tell the story than KB Hill.

“I’ve lived a life that’s full…I did it my way…”

Our regular contributor KB Hill invited guest writer Greg Rosser to share memories of the Clarke family and their long association with the Milawa Football Club.

And your enemies closer

What are the most local rivalries in world sport? Dave Brown starts on the Mersey in search of an answer

‘Jovial Jack Fergie……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill tells us about Jack Ferguson, the Wangaratta Magpies champion full-back and, later, 3NE radio commentator extraordinaire. He was a pretty good shoe salesman, too!

‘Keeping an eye on the final…..’

The spirit of a local legend keeps watch over an Under 14s cricket Grand Final in Wangaratta. Local journalist Simone Kerwin shares the experience.

“….’Woosha’ Fights Back…” by KB Hill

Shane Welch had a promising cricket career ahead of him but opted for the country life, his family, a career and footy with the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill tells the story.

Marsh Community Series – Richmond v Collingwood: Passing through Wangaratta

Like Ned Kelly and Stevie J before him, John Green passed through Wangaratta. His trip led to a relaxing day watching Richmond and Collingwood prepare for the season ahead.

‘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.

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.

‘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.