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Altona also recorded strong growth, increasing by 9.9 per cent for the quarter and 13 per cent for the year to a median house price of $605,000. Other REIV data shows median house prices in Hobson Bay has risen across the board. Altona North and Newport recorded increases compared to data from the June 2013 quarter. In June 2013 Altona North recorded a median house price of $490,000 compared to $547,500 this quarter and Newport recorded a median house price of $741,750 compared to $671,000 last June. Compton Green Real Estate director Adrian Butera said one change that increased median house prices in Williamstown was buyer confidence in the mid to higher end properties and “with that confidence came the results”. “As we step into 2014 were going to be looking very closely at our auctions over the next few weeks.” He said a home owner trend in the inner West was to sell property and buy back property in the inner West. “People will continue to stay (in the West) and that momentum will continue.”

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THERE is no slowing down Morgan Mitchell, who has been burning up the athletics track throughout her junior career. The Hoppers Crossing resident added another award to her growing trophy cabinet last week when Mitchell was named the Don Deeble Rising Star for 2012/13. For her outstanding sporting achievements she received a cheque for $5000 from the Sunshine and Western Region Sports Club and the Yarraville Club Cricket Club. For a full update on Mitchell and the Don Deeble Rising Star Award, turn to sport. Picture: KRISTIAN SCOTT

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MEDIAN house prices in Williamstown have hit a new high topping the list as the only Western Suburb to reach the magical million mark. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s (REIV) median house prices for the December 2013 quarter revealed the Williamstown house median hit $1 million, making it the only suburb in the West to reach seven digits. “This was achieved following strong quarterly growth of 19 per cent (and 16.6 per cent annually) for the suburb,” REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo said. Mr Raimondo said the quarterly results across Melbourne showed a strong quarter at the end of a year of growth in median prices and that “Williamstown has been a key part of this growth”. Williamstown joins a growing list of suburbs valued at $1 million and over including Sandringham, Hampton, Port Melbourne and Malvern. “Across Melbourne, the driver of house price growth was the consistently low interest rates throughout 2013 – which, in all likelihood, helped to lift prices to all-new levels in Williamstown.”

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Car injury figures fall, hurt lingers THE number of people hospitalised after a road accident in Hobsons Bay has dropped, but too many are still being hurt on local roads, according to Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Janet Dore. According to the latest TAC serious injury crash data, the number of people hospitalised following road accidents in the municipality has fallen from 71 in the 2012 financial year to 50 last year. Ms Dore, the TAC’s chief executive, said while the result was positive, too many people were still being injured on local roads. “Any reduction in road trauma is pleasing but the fact is no-one should die or be seriously injured on Victorian roads,” Ms Dore said. Claims involving acute hospitalisation of more than 14 days from 12 months to May 2013 dropped 9 per cent from 11 people in 2012 to 10 last year. A total of 895 claims involving hospitalisation in Hobsons Bay were recorded from 1 July 2012 to 30 June last year with 149 of those hospitalised for more than 14 days. “Hobsons Bay has seen a fairly dramatic fall in the number of hospitalisations but we can never celebrate a situation where 50 people have been hopsitalised and 10 of them were injured seriously enough to still be in hospital 14 days later.” Ms Dore said reducing serious injuries was a key goal of the State Government’s Road Safety Strategy. “Our vision is for every Victorian’s journey to be a safe one,” Ms Dore said.

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Six unhygienic food outlets landed in a soup By NICOLE VALICEK HOBSONS BAY has topped the list for the highest number of poor food hygiene breaches in the state, according to the Department of Health’s Register of Food and Safety Convictions. The registrar shows six food outlets in the municipality have been taken to court since August 2012 for food safety breaches, followed by five in Brimbank. Three out of six offending food outlets are located in Altona and Altona North followed by two in Williamstown and one in Laverton.

Former Bakers Delight franchisee Beepbake Pty Ltd located in Borrack Square Altona was fined $3500 with $4500 costs in November 2012 for seven breaches of the Food Act. Breaches included failure to store food in such a way that it was protected from the likelihood of contamination and failure to maintain easily accessible hand washing facilities. The food outlet is now under new management and observes all regulations, according to Bakers Delight spokesperson Paul Houlihan. “A new operator took over op-

erations of Bakers Delight Borrack Square, and has been compliant with the relevant food authorities and Bakers Delight’s internal measures,” he said. “This was an isolated event, and we continue to work together with all Bakers Delight franchisees to achieve and maintain the highest food safety standards.” In the municipality, five convictions were for critically unhygienic businesses. The heaviest fine handed down was $18,000, with $5321.60 in costs for an Italian restaurant in Williamstown for 13 breaches of the food act.

Hobsons Bay Mayor Sandra Wilson said the council worked very closely with all 639 food businesses in the municipality to ensure compliance with food safety standards is taken very seriously. “Prosecution is an absolute last resort, which in 2012-2013 affected less than 1 per cent of its registered food businesses,” she said. “In that same year, there were no proven cases of food poisoning, and people can continue to enjoy the diversity and quality of food on offer here, whether residents or visitors.”

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roundabout, causing the front left tyre of the car to almost fly off and the front axle to be snapped in two. As police caught up with the vehicle, the driver and his passenger, both aged in their early 20s, jumped out of the car and attempted to run away on foot. They were quickly caught by police however, before the driver admitted that the car was stolen. Leading Senior Constable Mick Campbell apprehended the passenger and told Star the car was believed to have been stolen out of the Central Square car park in Altona. “As we put the lights on they’ve taken off before hitting the curb and snapping the axle,” Ldng Sen Const Campbell said. “The doors then flew open and they split up with. My partner chased the driver and I chased the passenger into the nearby park.”

Sergeant Mick Welsh said in December last year there had been 82 petrol drive-offs reported in Wyndham alone and so far in 2014 there had been a 13.5 per cent reported increase in the crime. “The petrol drive-offs are pushing our reports of theft up,” Sgt Welsh said. “We see them a fair bit, but today is a good result because no one was injured and we’ve got two people in custody.” A staff member at a Laverton petrol station who did not want to be identified told Star that petrol driveoffs were almost a daily occurrence. “Sometimes the people come back because they just forgot to pay for it, but most of the time it’s people stealing something they don’t think they should have to pay for, even though everyone else does,” the staff member said.

Police Inspector Damien Christensen told Star number plate thefts and vehicle thefts could be directly linked with the theft of petrol. “It’s pretty much guaranteed that if your plates or your vehicle is stolen it’s being used for no good,” Insp Christensen said. “A recent Vic Health survey found that Wyndham has the highest percentage of people commuting for two hours a day, 26.2 per cent, more than double the Victorian average of 11.6 per cent. “Unfortunately this is a bit like a tsunami suburb. We have a big wave of vehicles leaving every day at about 8am and then returning at about 4 or 5pm, and that is a contributing factor to the rise of drive-offs.” “It’s now getting to the point where people have got to think about putting one way screws on their number plates.”

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POLICE impounded two cars within 24 hours last week after burnouts were done right in front of them on two separate occasions, one with a baby in the back seat. Members from the Heavy Vehicle Unit intercepted a car at around 2.40pm on Monday on Bulmans Road after the driver was observed doing a burnout in front of a patrol car in Melton West.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said the 26-year-old male driver also returned a positive Preliminary Oral Fluid Test and refused to accompany police for an Oral Fluid Test. “The man, from Hoppers Crossing, had his vehicle impounded on the spot and is expected to be charged on summons for a number of traffic related offences,” the spokesperson said. In another incident, Transit police in Altona intercepted a

vehicle after it was observed doing a burnout before leaving a car park on The Esplanade. When police approached the car to speak with the driver, they noticed a six-month old baby sitting in a car seat in the back seat. The man was also travelling with his partner. The 30-year-old Kingsbury man’s car was impounded for 30 days and he was expected to be charged on summons with traffic related offences.

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A NEW show that will headline the upcoming Newport Folk Festival is calling on the sirens and seductresses of Newport to participate. This year for the first time Newport Folk Festival will present Fem Vox to headline its festival in July. The show will be directed by local Donna Jackson, with music director Jennifer Lund and executive producer Michael Stewart. Ms Jackson said the production will celebrate women’s voices and female singers who

have sung to seduce and remember. The audience will hear songs of cabaret and seduction, from across time and into this century. “I see it as being a spectacular night of voice and soul that’s celebrating our skill,” she said. Ms Jackson said applications are now open for all singers who would like to be part of the show. “There is a selection process which will be decided upon based on what is required to create a fabulous show.” The event is open to soloists and group singers from Newport and the Western Suburbs.

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Odour penalties during the washing, in an open shed, of a bulk ISO container that was previously used to house and transport 20,000 litres of the liquid chemical. At the time of the incident, Hyde Park relied on the declarations of its customer that the bulk ISO container was empty. Gas discharged to atmosphere when the container hatch was open, causing gluelike odours to pollute the atmosphere in Altona North and as far away as Sunshine. Environmental Protection

Authority’s Director Environmental regulation, Chris Webb said businesses shouldn’t allow a lapse in vigilance on environmental obligations. “Companies should continually monitor their processes and pay attention to details and procedures,” he said. Since the incident, Hyde Park has stopped handling and washing bulk ISO containers containing ethyl acrylate. Hyde Park was also ordered to pay EPA’s costs of $13,825.30.

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Skyline captured by German duo By NICOLE VALICEK TWO German backpackers have left their artistic mark on the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre in Altona. Daniel Huch, 18 and Malik Keller, 19, from Hannover in Germany, embarked on a gap year of travel three months ago. The friends met and joined a German couple in Sydney who were travelling to Altona. They were introduced to the staff at the centre and have stayed in the area for the last two month, sleeping in the back of their Holden Jackaroo 4 Wheel Drive for the last two

months. “It’s calm here and you can enjoy every second, and it’s no stress in Altona,” Malik said. During their stay, the young men volunteered at the centre and were given permission to use the cooking facilities. Last week, Daniel and Malik started the next leg of their journey, but before going they gifted the centre with a special piece of art. “(We wanted to give a) heartfelt thank you for the community centre that they gave us the opportunity to do the project and for their help and kindness,” Daniel said.

The talented graffiti artists painted a bold scene of Altona and the Melbourne skyline on a shipping container located in the car park. “It’s very respectful it can stay there forever or a long time,” Daniel said. Centre manager Jill Bilston said the art work complemented another painted container in the car park. “It was very exciting because the container unpainted looks so ugly, now we have a piece of art in the car park ... The two shipping containers now look brilliant together,” Ms Bilston said.

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Community calendar Life Activities Club ARE you over 50, new to the area or just looking to make new friends? Then we are the group you’re looking for. We are an active Social Club enjoying a variety of functions which include dine outs, movie nights, barbecues and more. Couples, singles, widowed, divorced etc. are welcome and the club has a terrific group of members who will make you feel very welcome. For more information and a copy of our newsletter/calendar, contact Alicia on 9741 4313.

Discover the artist within ALWAYS wanted to try watercolour or acrylics? Do you want to be more creative, and just have fun, while learning to draw and paint? Learn to create beautiful art for your home, with simple easy techniques anyone can learn. Altona Meadows artist Karin Zeller is running classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (new) right now from her studio, and invites you to join. New students are welcome to join any time throughout the year. Inquiries: Karin 9369 2339 or 0413 741 085 email: kzeller@optushome.com.au

Diabetes support WESTGATE Diabetes support group meets first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling club Civic parade Altona 10am till noon. Contact Elaine 9255 5501.

Williamstown Hospital Op Shop THE Williamstown Hospital Op Shop is open on Sundays in February. For the month of February, the op shop will be open seven days a week with a trial of Sunday trading from 11am to 3pm. Come in and support the fund-raising efforts for the Williamstown Hospital. For more information or to join the volunteer team contact Nicky Cooper on 0401 684 977, Nicky.Cooper2@ wh.org.au.

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LOOKING to start the New Year by learning a new skill or starting an activity, then contact South Kingsville Community Centre Learning for opportunities to enrol in cooking, computer and returning to work classes, plus many others.

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Live@Newport NEWPORT Fiddle and Folk Club proudly presents the cajun/zydeco dance band, Harmanix, Friday 21 February. Ziggy Clements from Artz Collective will teach some simple Cajun Swing dance steps before the show. Come along and dance, or just listen, and enjoy - Newport Bowls Club, 4 Mason St. Full bar available. Starts 7.30pm sharp. Entry $12, members $8.

Your Inspiration Market YOUR Inspiration Market will take place at Bowling Club, Hall Ave, Altona Meadows, Melbourne Victoria on Sunday 2 February 2014, 9.30am2.30pm. Your Inspiration Master Classes will run every Wednesday night 7pm-9pm from Spotswood Victoria. Announcing our 2014 master classes for Wednesday 5, 12 February Raggy quilt $80; Wednesday 19 February Wet felting to make felt beads $60; Wednesday 26 February and 5 March Beginners Crocheting $80. Contact Naomi at yiah@live.com.au https:// www.facebook.com/pages/Your-InspirationMarket/427060240736960?ref=tn_tnmn

Trivia Night TWINKLE Toes Trivia Night will be held on Saturday 8 February from 7pm at D’Olive View Estate, 454 Point Cook Road, Point Cook 3030. Tickets $15 per person or $105 for a table of eight. There will also be fantastic prizes and silent auctions. The event will be benefitting the Peter Mac Cancer Centre for The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, Melbourne. For more information contact Rosalin 0423775273 or Louise 0421967736. Facebook: Twinkle Toes.

Probus RETIRED or semi-retired? Interested in developing new friends or interests? The Altona North Combined Probus Club meets at 10am on the third Wednesday of every month at Community Hall , Cypress Ave, Brooklyn. Guest speakers, theatre, films and trips are organised. Inquiries: Lois 9399 2554 or Pam 9314 4640.

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Abortive bank hold-up POLICE are looking for a gunman who attempted to hold-up a bank in Altona on 17 December 2013. The man allegedly threatened a teller, and demanded cash, at the Millers Rd branch around 10am.

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Hot car warning By CHARLENE MACAULAY EARLY Childhood Management Services across Melbourne has joined Kidsafe’s Kids in Hot Cars campaign to help protect babies and small children from being left in life threatening situations. ECMS will place safety signs at the entrance of every service in the ECMS network reminding parents and carers not to leave their children in hot cars. The service has more than 27 centres across the West, including the Bulldogs Community Children’s Centre, Seaholme Kindergarten, St Albans

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legislation now makes leaving a child unattended in a car a criminal offence, with penalties ranging from a $2165 fine or three months in prison. “The temperature inside a parked car can be up to 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. Even leaving a window slightly open does little to cool the temperature inside the car,” Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said. Information for parents and carers about the impact of leaving a child in a hot car is available on the Kidsafe website at www.kidsafevic.com.au and www.ecms.org.au

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Steps in the right direction STEPS Studios is an all-inclusive dance school that offers dance education and fun for a variety of ages and levels of ability and interest. It has everything from important early childhood development classes, integration of special needs students and those with learning difficulties, to advanced level classes for the vocationally minded student. Dance brings its students many benefits. It helps to develop self-confidence in extremely shy individuals and the cognitive and motor skill develop-

The curriculum begins with Angelina Ballerina Classes for students aged three to six years with a focus on dance education and child development and psychology. Research has proved that learning dance is instrumental in the development of social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of this age group. A child’s first seven years are critical in the development of cognitive/ neural, motor, socio-emotional and language development. Steps provides an active learning

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Voices raised for new studio THE Institute of Singing is proud to announce the opening of a second private studio in Tarneit under the direction of associate singing teacher Jenny Barboza. The performing arts school made a fantastic transition in 2013 with its relocation from Moonee Ponds to Keilor and in 2014 looks to make an even larger impact in the Western suburbs. Jenny commenced training, under the direction of principal singing teacher Nancy D’Agostino, at the age of 12 at the White Diamonds School of Modern Singing. She then started teaching there a decade later and at the Institute of Performing Arts. Last year she joined the staff at the Institute of Singing. Many students from the Institute of Singing have gone on Over the past 25 years to do big things. Nancy has taught thousands of students to sing and also artist of the new Young Talent Time pad Annual Showcase event development. in 2012 and new artist Grace 2014 will be held in late No“The last 25 years has been Marino launched as part of The vember in the Starlight Room both rewarding and progressive Initiative album. at TLH. in so many ways. We have seen “This next year brings with Students will be prepared for students from the White Diamonds School of Modern Sing- it a lot of hope for great things performances throughout the ing go onto the world stage,” and a chance to take your ener- year and will take part based on gy and do something great with their readiness. she said. it,” Nancy said. Lessons commence 3 FebAdam-Jon Fiorentino en“Singers love to sing and at ruary and enrolments are now joyed Musical Theatre Nationally before heading to London’s the Institute of Singing, you’ll open for new students. West end and then Broadway do that and more.” If you are interested in sharThe school offers private cast as one of the leads in Dising the cost of a lesson then singing lessons and also private ney’s Mary Poppins. small group lessons of two to The Replacements featuring group singing lessons at both five students would suit. studio locations. Maria Neskovski earned a numPrivate half hour lessons are Nancy is available to prepare ber one single in Europe which available. All ages and all levels students for upcoming auditions also made it to number six on Fun Creative Dancesuch foras The Voice and X Factor. are welcome. the US Billboard Dance Charts Call Nancy D’Agostino on Singing competitions and with the song Fairy Tale. Toddlers and Preschoolers Other highlights include talent quest performances each 0407 860 765 for more inforAydan Calafiore from the Insti- year are both popular and re- mation. Free voice assessments tute of Performing Arts becom- quire a lot of preparation. This year’s Singers Launch- available. ing the youngest team member

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Set to jump for cheer squad class IT’S hard to be humble when you can stunt, jump and tumble! Cheer Central is a dedicated cheerleading and hip hop program catering for competitive and recreational athletes. Its accredited coaches have trained hard and researched all the latest trends across the country and overseas. Cheerleading is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports, with Cheer Central’s programs offering explosive cheer, pom, hip hop, gymnastics, acrobatics, tumbling, high flying tosses and the visually exciting stunting routines that are now seen in many cheerleading movies. It takes skill, athleticism, strength and energy. There is so much to learn and it’s a great way to keep fit and be part of a team. Cheerleading’s popularity has hit a high with so many children and teenagers finding they “get

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Plot your course If your New Year’s resolution was to get involved in a cooking course or class, the Yarraville Community Centre has some terrific, diverse ones on offer this year. Everything from learning how to make traditional Burek with homemade fillo pastry to the newest craze sweeping the world – the Cronut (that’s a cross between a croissant and a donut!) There’s even a class on how to make your own home brew. See what’s available at www.ycc.net.au

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CARROT CAKE 1 cup canola oil 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups self raising flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 cups firmly packed grated carrot 1 cup walnut crumbs Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Grease and line a 20cm cake pan. Combine oil, sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk well. Sift flour, bicarb soda and cinnamon over the oil mixture. Stir gently. Add carrot and walnuts. Mix well. Spread mixture into pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool ten minutes in pan before turning onto rack. Ice with cream cheese frosting (I simply add a few heaped tablespoons of cream cheese to regular vanilla icing).


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Sport One hard road By ADEM SARICAOGLU

WESTERN Region Football League CEO Bob Tregear says implementing a Victoria-wide player points system to curb rising player payments in local football will not be easy. While Tregear has thrown his support behind an AFL Victoria push for an eventual state-wide system in coming years, he believes putting the theory into practice will face a number of challenges. “It’s got to be acknowledged it’s going to be a very difficult task to come up with something that will work,” Tregear said. “But we certainly support going down that path (and) if something can be found that will work then it could only be of benefit, because the moment the chequebook is ruling community football, then that’s a problem for everybody. “So I think if everyone’s got the same ground rules to play by then it could only improve the competition.” Tregear noted the potential restrictions on players’ rights to move freely will be one of the major issues of implementing a player points system. “It’s an awkward thing because you run into all sorts of things like restraint of trade, the natural justice, freedom of association and all sorts of other things that are out there that can cause problems with it,” Tregear said. Tregear also said any agreed-upon system needs to incorporate the entire state, after he told

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Star the WRFL discussed the issue at a strategic planning meeting in November. “I think it’s fair to say there’s been a constant dialogue with clubs over several years, and clubs continually raise this issue with us as to what we can do about it,” Tregear said. “But it’s something that requires a state-wide approach and we can’t do anything in isolation, that’s why we’re strongly supporting what AFL Victoria’s doing.” Reserve in Tarneit. The club used to be based at Westbourne College as Old Westbourne. The launch of the club and registration day will take place this Sunday 9 February at the Tarneit Community Centre from 1.30pm. The club will be fielding sides in the WRFL under9s through to under-16s with a Youth Girls and Women’s team as well. The seniors will play in the VAFA. Their senior coach is Phillip Ballis and Brad Gilham will be coaching the under19s. Like all clubs these days they are active on social media, so check them out.

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Test of nerves By LIAM TWOMEY WILLIAMSTOWN claimed back-toback wins in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association for the first time this season after a hard-fought victory against Mount Waverley on Saturday. After batting first on day one of the match, the Seagulls set Mount Waverley 240 runs for victory thanks to a well-made half-century from Nathan Hall. Despite having a big total on the board, the contest remained even when the teams returned to the field for day two. Williamstown’s wickets were countered by partnerships from the Mount Waverley batsmen as both teams edged their way towards victory. At 8/209 it looked as though the total would prove too much for the batting side with the remaining runs left up to the tail. Mount Waverley produced one final push to victory thanks to a ninth wicket stand of 26 runs. However, the Williamstown bowlers were able to hold their nerve and secured the fourrun win for their team. “It was sensational,” Williamstown captain Craig Sheedy said of the win. “It was a long day and the game went down to the last over. They needed 25 and I think they got about 20. It was tough cricket. “The guys were really good on the slow, low wicket. They just bowled good lines all day. It got to a point where they really had to go hard. We were able to hold our nerve, just, and get over the line.” Saturday’s result continues what has been a great turn-around in form for Williamstown after the Seagulls went winless in the first six rounds of the season. Since then, Williamstown has beaten Altona, Endeavour Hills and Mount Waverley and climbed from last to 10th on the VSDCA ladder. “I think the turnaround has been in our batting,” Sheedy said. “Some guys have got some big-

Sam Davis took 1/38 in Williamstown’s win against Mount Waverley on the weekend. 113941 Picture: DAMIAN VISENTINI ger scores and some other guys have contributed as well rather than it being one or two guys and then the rest fall away.

“We have been able to post good scores and then we have been able to bowl well, which we have done most of the year.

“We have been able to string that together now and hopefully we can win the last three games and then you never know what can happen.”

Lambert cleared for move to Gulls KANE Lambert will play for Williamstown this season after the player transfer issue between the Northern Blues and Seagulls was resolved. The presidents of both clubs, Stephen Papal (Northern Blues) and Trevor Monti (Williamstown) met with AFL Victoria’s Grant Williams and John Hook to discuss the matter that has been ongoing since December last year. “We fully supported and understood the stance taken by Northern Blues, and in the end the issue was resolved due to the strong relationship and respect between the two club presidents,” AFL Victoria general manager Grant Williams said. “AFL Victoria thanks both Stephen and Trevor for their willingness to meet and resolve an issue that should not have occurred in the first place. “In particular, we would like to acknowledge Stephen Papal, who while disappointed the club was confronted with this issue, put the well-being of the player and the competition before the club’s appropriate stance they had made.” Papal said after the meeting that he and the Northern Blues wished Lambert all the best for his football future, after being cleared to sign with Williamstown. “Kane has developed his game over recent years to the level where he became a regular seniors player and a decorated player within the competition, and we wish him well for the future. “With this issue now resolved, it reminds us that we all want what is best for our clubs, but it should not be at the expense of the rules and the integrity of the competition.”

Those narrow losses see Aces edged out By ADEM SARICAOGLU THE Melbourne Aces lost 24 of their 46 regular season Australian Baseball League games this summer. As it turned out, slightly better fortune in any one of those defeats would have been the difference between staying alive in the finals and going home. The Aces were placed fourth, to end the regular season last week at 22-24 the exact same record as the finals-bound Canberra Cavalry. Melbourne was also just one game short of the 23-23 Sydney Blue Sox, who hosted Canberra in the preliminary final series on the weekend. Aces manager Phil Dale told Star of his disappointment in getting so close, yet being so far from the play-off action taking place in Sydney and Perth. “It’s frustrating that we didn’t get to host a final by just one game,” Dale said. “We were solidly competitive right through the summer. “We played a lot of good baseball to put us in that position so you can’t be disappointed in that, but just one more win would’ve put us in a great position.” Everything was on the line for the

Aces going into their last four-game series of the regular season on the road to the Blue Sox. They were able to split the series 2-2 but the damage was done on the opening night with a controversial stolen home base call that led to a 4-3 Sydney win. While that call may well have proved a fatal one on the Aces’ ultimate plight, Dale said he will look back on the 201314 summer somewhat positively after finishing last at 15-31 the year before. Dale particularly noted his side’s improved competitiveness - which included four wins against ABL frontrunner, Perth - throughout the summer. “We were hitting the ball and playing teams more competitively than anybody else,” he said. “I think the games we were losing we were just losing by freaky one-run situations, so they weren’t convincing losses.” Import catcher Ryan Casteel was the clear standout for the Aces this summer, batting at .343 with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs on the season. First baseman Jared Schlehuber was also impressive, batting above .300 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs of his own.

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Results CRICKET PREMIER RND 15: Ringwood 9/176 (D.A. King 37, D. Reed 6/69, C. Marantelli 2/30) d Greenvale Kangaroos 173 (J. Lidgett 33, J.M. Martin 30, D.A. King 4/17, I.G. Holland 3/26). Essendon 213 (A. Ayre 47, B. MacRae 46, S. Mire 28, A. Shellie 27, F.W. Stewart 27*, C.J. Hall 5/79, S. Mullaney 2/10, N. Freitag 2/46 & 4/150, B. McMinn 44*, S. Mire 35, N. Freitag 2/29) d Casey-Sth Melbourne 128 (L.J. Sperling 46, S. Maggs 27*, J. Eaton 3/10, S. Mire 2/3, L. Cameron 2/44). Northcote 9/313dec (B. Abbatangelo 112, S. Taylor 75, B. Baker 45*, J.A. Haberfield 3/86, H. Winter-Irving 2/85) d Footscray Edgewater 151 (M. Winter-Irving 27, L. Scammell 5/33, M. Stoinis 2/29, C. Keogh 2/39). VSDCA RND 10: EAST WEST 1ST XI: Noble Park 5/215 (Perera 85) d Yarraville 8/181. Werribee 3/140 (Wolfe 110) d Melton 123. Box Hill 3/285 d Altona 215 (Jones 60). Williamstown 9/239 d Mt Waverley 8/235 (Beddingfield 67, Harry 60, Bratby 5/35). Bayswater 191 & 0/76 (Hanley 60*) d Roxburgh Park/Broadmeadows 126 & 8/87. Croydon 5/165 & 5/82 d Sunshine 110 & 133. EAST WEST 2ND XI: Yarraville 190 (Cruden 55) d Noble Park 180 & 2/24. Werribee 7/211 (McCall 77) d Melton 207. Bayswater 249 d Roxburgh Park/ Broadmeadows 133. Croydon 2/57 d Sunshine 52 & 9/153. Williamstown 246 d Mt Waverley 188 (Millier 54). Box Hill 7/235 (Andreassen 58 d Altona 8/233. NORTH WEST 3RD XI: Melton 6/148 (Casey 79*) d Werribee 146. Altona 306 d Ivanhoe 268 (O’Brien 73 Robinson 51). Preston 179 (Buckow 6/41) & 2/40 d Sunshine 160 (Boughton 6/48). Williamstown 9/391 (Popa 140, Bratby 103) d Kew 173. Brunswick 7/205 (Anderson 60) d Yarraville 195. Balwyn 6/313 (Ramjee 185, Ting 53) d Roxburgh Park/Broadmeadows 9/213 & 4/64. NORTH WEST 4TH XI: Preston 9/231 d Sunshine 79 & 99 (Dinatale 5/9). Altona 180 & 5/127 d Ivanhoe 135 (Mulhall 54*). Kew 8/190 (Mannix 77*) d Williamstown 188. Yarraville 5/207 (MacGibbon 62) d Brunswick 205. Werribee 4/202 (Doolan 69, Abdul Sathaar 53) d Melton 95 & 9/144. Balwyn 7/226 d Roxburgh Park/ Broadmeadows 158. WDCA RND 11: Melton Centrals 7/251 (A. Hulett 88*, M. Murphy 63*, S. Robertson 37, D. Benn 3/43, G. Robson 2/59) d Williamstown Imperials 9/243cc (R. Hinton 63, B. Slattery 41, D. Benn 37, T. Vaughan 31*, B. Notman 4/52, S. Lumley 3/46). West Newport 4/120 d Melton Sth PS 118 (B. Ivory 35). Williamstown Colts 7/213dec (T. Sangha 51, A. Shauma 44, R. Harb

31, T. Murray 3/56) d St Johns 149 (l. Graves 47, R. Shukla 4/26, A. Nehra 3/46, A. Shauma 2/20 & 5/151cc, D.J. Temby 100*, R. Harb 2/19, A. Shauma 2/28). Bellbridge 3/135 (S. Nolan 94*, D. Henderson 28) d Grand United 9/134cc (B. Powell 4/40, A. Masterson 3/24, A. Wilks 2/24). Williamstown Congs 116 (T. Griffin 39, A. Fine 4/20, A. Johns 4/28 & 9/121, T. Griffin 53, A. Fine 3/19, M. Keating 3/33, R. Thomasson 2/22) d Gellibrand 115 (C. Caiger 45, T. Stanchinotti 6/23, M. Alexander 2/14 & 5/120dec, G. Sharma 35, D. Weston 30, T. Griffin 3/31). VTCA RND 9: Keilor 238 (H. Fernando 60, S. Guerra 44, J. Clements 39, L. Sneddon 29, A. Steel 3/35, S.A. Sanders 3/40, L. Kennedy 2/33 & 3/89, S. Guerra 36*) d Strathmore 193 (J.T. Tate 47, S.A. Sanders 46, L. Kennedy 31, D. Schuppan 4/42, M. Hassan 4/55). Yarraville Club 371 (J. Baker 110, A. Contessa 83, A. Mato 69 & 0/47, J. Baker 32*) d Airport West St Christophers 231 (E. Penaluna 54, R. Rutley 54, L. Macumber 35, N.E. Abley 30, M. Sipala 28, E.S. Bronca 5/49, R. Sherlock 3/47). Sth Caulfield 251 (B. Howell 74, J. Clarke 69, A. Carlson 54, S. Abeyruwan 5/67, R. Latham 2/60 & 6/119, J. Clarke 59*, S. Perera 30*, T.D. Darshanapriya 3/19, D. Brown 3/40) d Hoppers Crossing 138 (D. Brown 27, T.D. Darshanapriya 26*, A. Jan 25, L. Gouzenfiter 3/19, S. Perera 3/22, S. McCooke 2/16). Greenvale 330 (C. Jayasinghe 97, G. Courts 88. J. Brown 44, J. Kent 29. M.L. Innes 27) d Brighton Dist 142 (C. Jayasinghe 3/21, C. Darshana 3/42, M. Brinkhuis 2/17 & 2/17, T. Moughanie 2/2). St Bernard’s OC 245 (T. Kassis 72, J. Davey 38, D. O’Connell 34, C. Osborne 31, C. Spinella 28, P. O’Donnell 5/43, M. Hutcheon 2/36 & 5/117, M. Bergin 29*, C. Osborne 28, N. Virgo 2/18) d Beaumaris 128 (C.J. Salmon 45, P. O’Donnell 37*, R. Grenville 4/18, C. Davis 3/37, C. Osborne 2/9). WSUCCA RND 10: A GRADE: St Johns 6/236 d Hoppers Crossing 229 (G.J. McGuinness 4/66, B. Reid 4/94). Eynesbury Eagles 5/322 d Altona Sports 147 (S. Jareth 61, B. Sole 4/15). Rockbank 1/15 v Avyukt Aryahi Maidstone 9/303 (B. Singh 117). United Tarneit 0/1 v Charles Sturt Uni 241 (R.H. Wewalwala 51, S. Senadheera 4/58, C. Chandula 3/62). B GRADE: Williamstown Congs 4/212 (J. Cassar 100, J. Hyde 39) d Altona Sports 180 (J. Lynskey 48, B. Cunningham 4/28, J. Hyde 3/32). Hoppers Crossing 5/301 (H. Johnson 3/38) d St Johns 9/194 (A. Mumford 48, P. Barrett 43) & 0/102 (A. Mumford 52, l. Jacovelli 35). United Tarneit 8/721 (M. Tyssera 168, M. Senanayaka 146, A.J. Dias 113, R. Wanigasekara 65, T. Facker 48, R. Senanayaka 46, T.T. Ranasinghe 39) d Kingsville Baptists 4/355. Altona Roosters 4136 (M. Lundberg 57) d Footscray ANA 28 (M. Wilson 516, M.J. Nolton 410) & 49 (M.J. Nolton 511, M. Wilson 46). RND 12: C GRADE: Western Lions 9/229 (R. Fernando 119) d Rockbank 145 (P. Malwandi 6/42). Western All Stars 7/267 (G. Shanks

150, E. Raczkowski 43, J. Buyton 38) d Manor Lakes 7/231 (B. Salmon 3/41). Kings XI 9/286 d St Andrews 202. D GRADE: Charles Sturt Uni 7/246 (I.A. Syed 105) d Eynesbury Eagles 97 (I.A. Syed 6/32). Western Lions 168 d St Andrews. Avyukt Aryahi Maidstone 9/152 d Western All Stars 151 (P. Saptagirish 4/16). E GRADE: Altona Roosters 4/318 (S. Elhouli 105, A. Elhouli 83, S. Jennings 47) d Manor Lakes 169 (A. Elhouli 3/19, P. Bhavesh 3/51). Altona Sports 5/177 (D. McKenzie 56, P. Krishna 49, S. Georgiovski 47, M.R. Lester 3/12) d Yarraville 6/174 (L.G. Henderson 85, L. Henderson 46). NOTE: * not out. BASEBALL SUMMER LGE DIV 1: Geelong 8 d Essendon 5. Doncaster 6 d Sunshine 5. Newport 7 d Preston 2. RESERVES: Geelong 5 d Essendon 3. Sunshine 6 d Doncaster 3. THIRDS: Essendon 8 d Geelong 6. FOURTHS: Essendon 14 d Geelong 3. DIV 2: Werribee 11 d Berwick 1. RESERVES: Berwick 12 d Werribee 10. DIV 3: Ballarat 18 d North West 3. Footscray 18 d Monash University 3. RESERVES: Ballarat 20 d North West 5. WOMEN: DIV 1: Essendon 13 d Footscray 6. DIV 2: Werribee 13 d Melbourne 0. U18: STATE: Waverley 8 d Essendon 1. METRO: Upwey FTG 20 d Newport 1. Werribee 24 d Sunshine 1. U16: AAA: Doncaster 12 d Essendon Black 1. Waverley 14 d Newport 3. AA: Sunshine 18 d Melbourne 2. U14: STATE: Essendon 8 d Malvern 3. Newport 10 d Geelong 9. METRO WEST: Werribee/Sunshine 28 d Preston 5. U12: STATE: Sunshine 13 d Melbourne 8. Newport 11 d Essendon 1. METRO WEST: Essendon Black 20 d Port Phillip 3. Fitzroy Lions 17 d Werribee 7. BOWLS NEWPORT RND 16: TUES: PENNANT: DIV 1: Altona North 14/59 d Newport 2/57. Best Rink B. Prismall, J. Deguara, L. Morgan, J. Cutajar +9. DIV 4: Newport forfeit to Point Cook Village RND 15: SAT: PENNANT: DIV 2: Williamstown 18/86 d Newport 0/55. Best Rinks G. Singleton. R. Crawford, J. Deguara, J. Haygarth -2. DIV 6: Newport 14/90 d Yarraville/ Footscray (6) 4/67. Best Rink G. Horton, I. Hardham, C. Keating, C. Harrap +22. FRI: SOCIAL: CARPET: Winners V. Lewis, J. Deguara, H. Ismailiw, L. Bennington +4. CYCLING FOOTSCRAY A GRADE: 1st D. Dudkiewicz, 2nd E. Asadov (Int), 3rd J. Love. B GRADE: 1st E. Armstrong, 2nd T. Malcolm, 3rd C. Woolcock. C GRADE: 1st S. Moses, 2nd R. Wilkes, 3rd M. Strachan. D GRADE: 1st M. Scott, 2nd C. Buhajiar, 3rd A. Leyton.

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Mitchell’s winning streak By LIAM TWOMEY

Dante Exum is on his way to the NBA. 55180 Picture: KRISTIAN SCOTT

Exum heads to NBA SEABROOK local and former Keilor Basketball Association player Dante Exum is officially on his way to the big time. Exum confirmed last week he will nominate for the 2014 NBA draft, bypassing the American College Basketball system. The 18-year-old has also signed with American sports agent Rob Pelinka of Landmark Sports. Pelinka’s other clients include NBA great Kobe Bryant and James Harden of the Houston Rockets. In a statement made to ESPN, Exum and his parents, Cecil and Desiree said: “We are excited to be working with Landmark Sports. Our family felt The Landmark Team represented our style and manner of treating people, and in doing businesses. We also all shared a common commitment to achieving excellence in all things. The fit is just great and we are really pleased to now begin the work.” Exum has been training at the AIS in Canberra for the last few years and is seen as a possible top-five draft choice.

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I didn’t expect to win because all the guys in the final were so good. “I’m just really excited and with all the trips I have got coming up, it is a huge help.” Mitchell also thanked her coach, Peter Burke, for the hard work he has done in helping her get to the top. “I have been working with him for 10 years coming up in March/April and he is the best,” Mitchell said. “He has done everything for me. He has taken me to a lot of my training sessions. He has been there when I have been injured. I really respect him and owe everything to him. The best thing about him is that he doesn’t just care for me. He takes time for everyone in the club (Western Athletics). He is like family now.” Also on the night, three cheques for $2000 were presented to the joint runners-up of the award. They were Dejan Vasiljevic (basketball), Nathan Pellissier (table tennis) and Aaron Wain (taekwondo). The action didn’t end there with AFL legend David Parkin on hand as the guest speaker. Parkin gave an enthralling account of his time in the AFL world and the importance of providing support for young athletes.

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