Kalkee win record fifth senior premiership, Bombers dominate on netball court

Kalkee showed its class as it swept to a record-breaking fifth consecutive Horsham District Football League premiership in front of a massive crowd at Horsham City Oval today.

The Kees fought back from a 27-point deficit at quarter time to record a 16-point victory against Edenhope-Apsley.

Kees defender Josh Mibus received the VCFL Medal as best on ground. Mibus played an influential role, rebounding from the Kees' defence all day.

Ben Webster kicked five goals for the winners, with Josh Beddison kicking two.

James Dixon kicked five goals for Edenhope-Apsley. Michael Ryan, Taylor Milner and Mark Riley were named the Saints' best.

Noradjuha-Quantong claimed back-to-back A Grade netball premierships, with Alex Bensen starring in a seven-goal win over Edenhope-Apsley.

Earlier in the day Rupanyup won the reserves premiership, defeating Edenhope-Apsley by 66 points. Neil Turner bagged eight goals for the Panthers to be named best on ground.

Laharum was a runaway winner in the under-17s, thumping Kalkee by 127 points. Laharum captain Fred Harrison was best.

Noradjuha-Quantong won the under-14s premiership, holding on to beat a rampaging Natimuk side by six points. Bomber James Hallett was best.

On the netball court, Noradjuha-Quantong also won back-to-back B Grade titles. It beat Harrow-Balmoral by 14 goals, with Yolanda Francis named best on court.

Harrow-Balmoral defended its C Grade premiership, holding on to beat Kalkee in a thriller by one goal. Renee McCuish was best for the Southern Roos.

Noradjuha-Quantong also won the 17 and under title, fighting from five goals down at half-time to beat Kalkee by a goal. Bomber Sammi Avery took best on court honours.

Edenhope-Apsley's sole premiership from five grand finals came in the 15 and under netball. The Saints came from behind to beat Kalkee by two goals. Kalkee's Olivia Lawson was named best.

Kalkee won the 13 and under title for a third straight year, beating Edenhope-Apsley by nine goals. Kees' Ellie Breuer was named best on court for a second successive year.

Full reports in Monday's Wimmera Mail-Times plus a special souvenir Kalkee premiership poster.

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