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HUNTERS OFF TO GOOD START IN WBL

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The Newcastle Hunters made the perfect start to the new Waratah Basketball League season at the weekend, but the news wasn’t as good for Maitland. The Hunters women overcame an 11 point deficit to beat Bankstown by seven, while the men enjoyed an even bigger victory.   Read More »

REED DROPS TO EIGHTH POSITION IN AMERICAN SUPERCROSS SERIES

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Kurri’s Chad Reed has dropped to eighth in the American Supercross Series, following the latest event in Texas. In the semis, Reed looked in ominous form. “Boy the crowd likes the Australian too they’re cheering for Reed, powers out of the corner.” The former world champion went on to take the win, but then ran into trouble in the decider, and ended up 11th. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

MIXED RESULTS FOR LOCALS AT SURFEST

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It was a mixed day for the locals in the round of 144 at Surfest. Jake Sylvester was impressive in his return to competitive surfing, but two interference calls ended the hopes of Jesse Adam. Read More »

PARKO ARRIVES IN NEWCASTLE FOR SURFEST

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Former world champion Joel Parkinson will begin his 2015 campaign in Newcastle tomorrow, when he competes at Surfest. Parko is determined to make amends, following a disappointing end to last year’s tour. Read More »

DODT TAKES OUT THAILAND CLASSIC

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Hunter-based golfer Andrew Dodt has produced a flawless final round at the Thailand Classic to win the $2.5-million tournament by one shot. The 29-year-old carded five birdies in his 67, then faced a nervous wait on the 18th. Local favourite Thongchai Jaidee needed this putt to drop, to force a playoff. “Cheering and yelling then commentator saying ‘No, not to be.” The tournament – which is part of the European Tour – is Dodt’s first win in four years, and comes after he had to endure qualifying school last November. “To be honest losing my card two years ago was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. It’s unbelievable, a dream come true.” (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

JETS AND WANDERERS SHARE THE POINTS IN NEWCASTLE

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The Newcastle Jets have scored a late goal to draw with Western Sydney. A controversial penalty saw the Wanderers hit the front in the 86th minute. But a similar incident in injury time gave Newcastle’s new Korean import the chance to salvage a point. “And he scores, the Jets are back on level terms.” The Jets coach admits his side still needs better attacking options. “If I look at ourselves moving forward we need to be able to create more opportunities and that’s something we’ll be working on.” Read More »

TWO HUNTER TRAINERS INTO THE INTER DOMINION FINAL

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The Hunter will have two representatives in harness racing’s Inter Dominion final, with the Michael Formosa trained Ultimate Art edging out Shane Tritton’s Easy On The Eye in heat four. “It’s still Easy on the Eye, Ultimate Art, three across the track. Ultimate Art driving at easy on the eye, put the nose in front I reckon it got up.” Read More »

CALLINAN INTO QUARTERS

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Merewether’s Ryan Callinan has moved into the quarter finals of the Australian Open of Surfing after a blistering performance at Manly Beach today. The 23 year-old will now take on Brazilian Jesse Mendes in the hope of going one step closer towards a $25,000 prize. Read More »

HUNTERS SET TO SOAR

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The Newcastle Hunters men’s and women’s sides are looking to make the most of the home court advantage in their first match of the Waratah Basketball League season. Both sides are looking to new recruits to fire when they host Bankstown. Read More »

FELLOW CENTRAL COAST SURFER UPSETS MOLONY AT SURFEST

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There were two upsets today in the finals at Surfest’s Indigenous Classic. Read More »

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