Sport

Psycho dream goes global

ECHUCA to Seattle may seem like a crazy length to travel for a ski race, but not to the team from 99 Psycho Clowns.. It has qualified a team in both the F2 women’s and F1 men’s to take on the world water ski racing championships in July.. After

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Riverine Herald
Mar 31 2017
News

Ski body speaks on accidents

SKI Racing Australia (SRA) has released a statement following a series of incidents at this year’s Southern 80 ski race.. The sport’s governing body issued a press release on Friday which detailed the outcomes of three separate altercations

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Riverine Herald
Feb 21 2017
Breaking News

INJURED S80 SKIERS GIVE FIRST INTERVIEW

TWO of the casualties from the tragic run of high-speed crashes in Sunday’s Southern 80 have spoken exclusively to the Riverine Herald from their hospital beds.. Carlton Dry skier Jason Cartledge has a broken back and Nathan Evans is still waiting

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Riverine Herald
Feb 14 2017
Sport

Fans on best behaviour say Police

Area manager for Campaspe Shire Police David Rowe said it was a surprisingly quiet weekend for the 2017 Southern 80.. Crowds were down overall from previous years, along the Murray river and around Echuca-Moama, which he said could have been for any

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2017
Opinion

There’s no slowing them down

BURIED amongst the ‘‘in memoriam’’ section of the Herald Sun on Monday, barely four lines long, was a tribute to skier Tim Driver.. Monday, February 13, marked the seventh anniversary of his death during the 2010 Southern 80 ski race.. The

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 16 2017
Lifestyle

Crash mates to keep skiing

IT WAS a freak accident in Sunday’s Southern 80 racing — at 170km/h — with one skier bouncing off a stick into the water and cannoning into his team-mate alongside him.. The high-speed impact, between Perricoota Station and Deep Creek Marin

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 15 2017
News

Race officials back their actions

FOLLOWING Sunday’s tragic chain of S80 accidents Moama Water Sports Club has defended its communications and remained adamant in following its protocols.. The committee remained tight-lipped following the death of a driver and two other separate

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 15 2017
Sport

Emotional race for blind skier

Skier Ben Pettingill received the loudest cheer on Saturday morning when 99 Psycho Clowns rounded the bend to Victoria Park boat ramp.. Crowds were on their feet as the blind, motivational speaker turned ski racing-addict crossed the finish line in

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 13 2017
Sport

Merchant banks his first 80

Cooper Merchant came a long way for his first Southern 80 race.. For a third year the family travelled all the way from Sydney to compete in the river classic with outboard boat Monkey Boyz.. Cooper, 6, would be the only competitor in the under 10s

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2017
Sport

Who needs a boat when you’re calling the action

‘‘I’d love to have a boat’’ said one random Southern 80 fan wandering back up from the bank after the close of Saturday’s racing.. ‘‘Next year mate’’ said his friend alongside.. But Melbourne’s Brian Moloney is proof positive

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2017
Sport

Mercury’s dream left at start

Mercury Rising was hoping to put its name into the history books at this year’s Southern 80.. Previously named Little Man, the team from Tongala had more than 20 years experience which has seen them hold a record at every river classic in

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 13 2017
Sport

Tadpoles on pace in race

Despite a combined age of 18, Finley Cox, Jett Avard and Kingston Cox have clocked up eight Southern 80 races between them after this weekend.. The three were inseparable following the tadpole races on Saturday morning, which for them had become

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Jessica Gledh...
Feb 13 2017
Sport

Gallery: Day one of Southern 80 racing

All the action of Day One of the Southern 80!

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Riverine Herald
Feb 13 2017
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