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Bikies link to police drugs raid CROYDON police uncovered a pill-making machine, a machine pistol and more than $50,000 during drug raids in Bayswater last week. It was the third raid the Croydon divisional tasking unit had conducted within a week, all of them targeting a single drug operation. Police charged a Bayswater man with alleged links to the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang on Saturday then with further drug and firearm-related offences following last Monday’s raid.

The search, at a View Street address, netted $51,000 in cash, drug equipment and a machine pistol similar to a ‘uzi’ gun. Detective Senior Sergeant Jim Sutherland, of Croydon DTU, said the Bayswater man was believed to be an associate of a Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member. Senior Sergeant Sutherland said the Bandidos member had arrived at the house under investigation while police were conducting an initial raid on Anzac Day. He was searched by police and not charged. The Anzac Day raid, where police seized guns, detonators and ecstasy to the value of

‘‘Police will continue ridding the eastern suburbs of illicit drugs.’’ — Detective Senior Sergeant Jim Sutherland $125,00, was followed by a further search of a local storage facility the next day, when police found $25,000 worth of stolen property, explosives and a ‘pill press’ used to compress powder into uniform tablets. Senior Sergeant Sutherland said being in possession of a pill press carried its own separate charge.

‘‘They’re very hard to get. They usually come from China and are very difficult to get through Customs,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s viewed as a very serious matter because it has the propensity to indicate [drug] trafficking was of a commercial nature.’’ He said police had charged ‘‘lots of offenders in the past month’’ related to drug charges and these three consecutive operations proved that police have further work to do. ‘‘When you get two hand guns, a machine pistol, a commercial quantity of ecstasy, around $30,000 of stolen items and a pill press you’d say it [the operation] was a success.’’

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Re: The Rings: sports centre expands Just like the new fantastic pool was a ‘real possibility’? Heathmont mum (via web)

Thank you I want to offer sincere thanks to Warrandyte MP Ryan Smith for the announcement of $66 million for the Ringwood station redevelopment that he promised during the 2010 election. As any resident can attest, the station has been a constant source of angst. It is not DDA-compliant, making it difficult for the disabled community to access, and it is out of date. The redevelopment — along with the announcement of a new town centre and library learning and cultural centre by QIC — will make Ringwood the centrepiece of the eastern suburbs. A great big thank you to the state government and to QIC for both announcements and we look forward to works commencing in 2014. Cr Nora Lamont, mayor of Maroondah

homework? No one in their right mind would go to all of this trouble to build a business, thinking or knowing it would not work. The real story should read: McDonald’s franchisee James Currie and McDonald’s management called the meeting with the ‘antis’ to warn them of legal ramifications should they continue with their unlawful campaign. Twiggy (via web)

Perhaps McDonald’s is finally listening to the Tecoma community, who have been clear and consistent in their message that this development is not wanted. I don’t think it’s a question of whether the store will or won’t work but how a community and their democratically elected council is being crushed by a greedy corporation and a bad decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. No wonder this community is up in arms about it, and it’s good to see the protest is finally getting through. Tecoma resident (via web)

Re: Meeting on Maccas plan Nothing more than propaganda, mistruths and just outright lies. Do you really think McDonald’s would put a store in an area without doing their

I’m extremely proud of Tecoma and the representatives who attended. It’s wonderful to see such unity in a community and a campaign that has lasted as

long as this with as much energy and effort still being put into it. I’m proud to say that I come from the Dandenong Ranges and these are my fellow women and men! Tom F (via web) I’d like to know why, a week after the meeting, the anti-supporters have been given absolutely no information as to what McDonald’s said to the delegates. We’ve heard about the delegates’ drivel, but nothing at all as to what was said to them. It seems the meeting was a complete failure and demolition and construction will begin soon. It seems delegates and key leaders of the ‘anti’ group are struggling to work out how to spin the meeting to their own supporters, who are noticing they’ve been left in the dark about the delegates’ failure to achieve anything. Heather Stewart (via web)

As a long-term resident of Tecoma, I think it’s great that McDonald’s finally agreed to meet with community representatives. They know now that we aren’t going away. We’ll keep campaigning in whatever peaceful way we can against this inappropriate development. Jan (via web)

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MAROONDAH and Yarra Ranges councils are hoping for good news from today’s state budget. The budget typically reveals to councils which projects or initiatives most important to them have got the tick of approval for funding, and which have got the chop. Maroondah was already granted its greatest wish three weeks ago when Premier Denis Napthine announced a $66 million Ringwood station revamp. Mayor Nora Lamont said she hoped other services, like the School Focused Youth Service, (SFYS) were addressed. ‘‘Funding for the station was the main one, which we got a few weeks ago. ‘‘We’d like to see funding for the SFYS or whatever they’re going to do with the program — we haven’t heard yet.’’ The Department of Education cut the $7 million service, which runs programs in a school setting for at-risk students, last year and has not indicated whether it will replace it.

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Cr Lamont also hoped the state government would increase funding for home and community care services, which include Meals on Wheels and social support programs. Yarra Ranges mayor Jim Child echoed the thoughts of his Maroondah counterpart. ‘‘The one I’m really hoping for is the SFYS. If that drops away it will be very significant for the Yarra Ranges,’’ he said. ‘‘We’re dealing with the best asset we’ve got in our kids. We’ve got pockets of kids doing it tough and that early intervention is critical.’’ Cr Child said he was holding his breath about Swinburne University. ‘‘We’re at the stage where we’re about to knock on Napthine’s door,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s critical we get something out of the budget.’’ The ‘Yarra Ranges state budget submission 2013’, released some months ago, also stresses the need for the state government to fund a ‘‘generally poor’’ public transport system in the area. Yarra Ranges Council has specifically asked for $3.8 million towards bus stop upgrades.

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Teen’s postcard business takes flight BY YESSAR DAOU

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MOST young people at the age of 15 are probably more worried about finishing school or hanging out with friends than running their own business. ButLaura Schutz has been balancing her studies for the past year with a small operation of selling postcards to community craft shops in her area, Croydon. Laura last year was named as one of the winners of the Maroondah Photo Competition, in which she won a $200 voucher to Croydon Camera House. After saving up some birthday money, she finally had enough to buy her own digital camera, and that’s where it all began. ‘‘My mum saw the photos on my camera and said we should try and sell these,’’ she says. ‘‘I then went to a few crafts shops in Maroondah and most of the owners told me they were after postcards so I just started making them.’’ The Billanook College student says

the process of putting her original photography on a piece of cardboard is quite easy. ‘‘I used to use glue, but it got all messy,’’ she says with a laugh. ‘‘So now we use double-sided tape. I edit the photos on Adobe Elements, then print them off at Croydon Camera House and measure it on to the cardboard.’’ Many of Laura’s photos are of birds and other wildlife, and she has many locations for taking her photos. ‘‘I take pictures of special species of birds and butterflies. ‘‘The stuff I take is almost always random, whether it’s in my backyard, Wittens Reserve or Dorset golf course. Mum drives me around everywhere.’’ Laura not only makes postcards but also bookmarks and photos for framing. She ventures out once a week looking for a good photo and credits her love for the environment as a motivating factor. ‘‘I take photos for environmental awareness. Animals are interesting, and I want people to be aware it’s not too late to save wildlife.’’

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Flying fists, flailing feet From atop a high horse, mixed martial arts looks like nothing more than street brawling. But there’s more to fighting than meets the eye. DANIEL TRAN investigates the science behind brutality. Pictures: Gary Sissons OR the most part, this violence is a quiet affair. That dull thump is the sound of a fist meeting flesh. The short, sharp slapping sound a foot kicking against a thigh. And that whooshing sound? That is air being pounded out of lungs. Strangely, there is no yelling or shouting. No bluffing. This is combat science at work. Every blow is a cold and calculated move that is a testament to the control wielded by the thinkers, not thugs, that execute them. Beneath what appears to be the unbridled savagery of the sport known as mixed martial arts, there’s a rhyme and reason. Above an army disposals store on the Nepean Highway in Cheltenham, one of Melbourne’s premier mixed martial arts stables conducts a brutal training regimen that conditions its fighters how to fight smart. The club, Adrenaline MMA and Fitness, is the project of five-time Olympian Cris Brown and is quickly proving itself to be a key player on the Victorian fight scene with a swag of wins. Brown, arguably the nation’s most successful wrestler and a mixedmartial arts fighter with two wins, one loss and one no-contest, is a coach, mentor and friend to the young men who line up to test their courage up to five times a week. He attributes the meteoric rise of mixed martial arts to the establishment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The championship, known among the masses as UFC, was established in 1993 as a way of determining which martial arts style was the most superior. The advent of the competition is tied to the evolution of mixed martial arts, which soon became the standard for the competition. ‘‘It’s every boy’s dream, and every guy who watches it wants to do it. And this gives them an opportunity,’’ Brown says. Mixed-martial arts competitions are now organised around the world on local and national levels. In the seventh months since Adrenaline MMA and Fitness opened, the mixed-martial arts class has grown to about 50 students — the fastest in the gym. The goal of mixed martial arts is to knock out an opponent or to force them to submit using a choke-hold or joint lock, or win via a judges’ decision. Mixed martial arts is demanding: the fitness and high-skill set required to fight for 15 minutes with two minutes of rest in between rounds is enough to floor even the most compet-

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On his toes: Coach Cris Brown holds the pads as Jordan Cameron practices a head kick. facing someone is just an art in itself. Anybody who has ever done it will know that it’s something they’ll never experience anywhere else. I’ve been to five Olympics. I’ve never experienced anything like the first time I fought.’’ At the end of March, Glen Waverley’s Aidan Aguilera won his third mixed-martial arts fight using the skills Brown has imparted. The 22-year-old motion graphics artist and editor is a testament to the intellectual nature of the sport. ‘‘There are guys who go in there and just swing for the fences and rage, but they don’t get very far. It takes more than that. It’s not just about the viol-

ence because if someone’s just coming in there bringing violence, eventually they’re going to come across someone who’s better (than) them technically,’’ he said. Aguilera has been training in mixed martial arts for seven years. ‘‘I honestly believe it makes you a better human being if you take it the right way. It forces you to confront fears and weaknesses yourself and you can’t lie to yourself about it while you’re in there. There’s plenty of guys who do afterwards ... but while you’re in there, if you’re lying to yourself, you’re going to get hurt. ‘‘It’s a pretty crazy experience.

You’ve got to focus on what you’re doing otherwise you can end up getting hurt because at the end of the day, you’re playing a game with your health. I guess it’s just kind of overcoming your own doubts while simultaneously defending yourself.’’ Aguilera spends most of his evenings at Adrenaline, constantly conditioning his body and honing his skills. Most of the fighters, like Aguilera, follow the adage, ‘Train hard, fight easy’. Monday nights, run by coach Travers Grubb, are the worst. ‘‘Travers takes Monday night... and he does it for a reason,’’ Brown says. ‘‘He just gets in there and he flogs the hell out of them. They have nightmares over Monday. It gives you the rest of the week to really work on your techniques and everything else, but you really (have) that day to throw up. ‘‘If they’re going to fight, they’ve got to have that base. Every minute in a fight is like a week’s training. You cannot substitute that match fitness.’’ As Jordan Cameron walked from the change room to the ring at his most recent fight, for the first time everything was not a blur. ‘‘I was there, I was myself, I just felt normal,’’ he says. Cameron has a record of four wins, zero losses and a draw. The ring has become an extension of the gym and no longer makes him apprehensive. As one of Brown’s proteges, he is the epitome of his coach’s fighting philosophy. ‘‘There’s strategy to it,’’ he says. ‘‘It is a bit of a brawl but there are tactics to it. You have to be smart. You’ve got to know when to fight, when to relax, when to catch your breath and when to turn it into a brawl.’’ And if your senses escape you? ‘‘You’ll end up getting bashed or you’ll get tired and you’ll probably lose.’’ The 22-year-old nursing student is constantly in training. ‘‘It’s become my purpose in life,’’ he says. ‘‘If I have a day off, I just feel lost.’’


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Neighbourhood House Week: Arrabri Community House in Bayswater North and Glen Park Community House are celebrating what neighbourhood houses have to offer. Join them this Friday to walk along the track between the two houses, starting at Arrabri at 9.45am. Details, bookings: 9294 7530 or arrabri.org Feel the glow: Ladies of all ages are invited to join fellowship at Aglow International AustraliaCroydon this Friday at 10am, at the Keystone Hall, behind Arndale shopping centre, Croydon. Cost of $10 includes lunch. Details, bookings: Irene, 9879 9950 Computer classes: Arrabri Community House in Bayswater North is holding computer classes including introduction to computers, internet and email, MYOB, Word and Excel, as well as a course on how to choose and use a tablet computer. Details, bookings: 9294 7530 or arrabri.org Africa’s song: THECHO!R, Melbourne’s largest

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Upstart Lilydale upends Knox BY ROY WARD LILYDALE coach Simon Rourke believes his side’s win over Knox Falcons has shown its potential for this Eastern Football League division 1 season. Lilydale beat Knox by 20 points at Lilydale Oval, ending the Falcons’ undefeated start to the season and moving themselves into equal fifth position on the ever-congested division 1 ladder. Lilydale won the match 16.14 (110) to 13.12 (90). Rourke praised his team for its dogged performance, leading at each change and withstanding Knox’s five goals to two final term. ‘‘From a skill perspective and improvement perspective, we still have a lot of improvement to come,’’ Rourke said. ‘‘People talk about those sides at the top of the ladder who have the resources to be strong each year, but it’s a very tight competition as shown by some of the results and once you get past those top few clubs everyone is very even. ‘‘It was a very important win for us.’’ Lilydale on-baller Marcus Hottes was named best player, while Ben Weightman and Daniel Breese were exceptional in the forward line as were Leigh McCombe and teenager Kyle Maher on the wing. Weightman kicked five goals and was especially good in the first half, while Breese was his usual strong marking target, adding three goals. Ryan Breese is close to returning to the football field after moving into professional boxing. Rourke said Breese has his second professional fight this Friday, then will be able to return to football. East Ringwood was upset by previously winless Scoresby on Saturday with the Magpies taking a three-point win to leave the Roos on equal bottom spot, ahead of East Burwood by percentage. Norwood had to work to beat the belligerent East Burwood, eventually coming away with a 10-point win. South Croydon couldn’t stop Blackburn from recording another win, with the Panthers taking victory at Cheong Park by 15 points. Noble Park coach Mick Fogarty has demanded his players improve their kicking for goal after poor kicking cost them in their clash with Vermont on Saturday. Vermont won 14.7 (91) to 11.17

Hot footy: Lilydale’s Marcus Hottes breaks away with the ball during his side’s win over Knox on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

(83). Fogarty said a video review showed his players missed 10 set shots at goal from their 17 behinds, a figure he said was simply not good enough. ‘‘I’m as disappointed in the team as I have ever been in my years at the club,’’ Fogarty said. ‘‘It was a tight affair all day, but we made crucial errors in the last quarter that let us down. We had opportunities to hit the scoreboard again, 10 of our behinds were set shots. After they kicked those couple of goals it was virtually game over.’’ Fogarty said his players had the ability to kick goals from all angles but were struggling with confidence. ‘‘We discussed it after the game. We’ve talked about it and looked at what we do at train-

lead. The Hawks trailed by five at the final change and looked in trouble as they were down six points with two minutes remaining. Dougher’s pinpoint three pointshooting opened up other scoring opportunities and a strong lay-up followed by a Sam Belt three-pointer had the Hawks within a point. Dougher followed up with two freethrows to hand his side the lead. The Boomers again missed a crucial shot from the perimeter and the Hawks found captain Willie Weimer in the corner for what looked like a

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FINAL SCORES TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges 19.9 (123) d Tasmania 9.10 (64). Eastern Football League: Division 1: Balwyn 17.9 (111) d Rowville 13.4 (82); Lilydale 16.14 (110) d Knox 13.12 (90); Vermont 14.7 (91) d Noble Park 11.17 (83); Norwood 8.14 (62) d East Burwood 8.4 (52); Scoresby 14.6 (90) d East Ringwood 13.9 (87); Blackburn 17.9 (111) d South Croydon 14.12 (96). Division 2: North Ringwood 11.19 (85) d Mooroolbark 6.12 (48); Donvale 13.15 (93) d Mulgrave 5.13 (43); Montrose 20.21 (141) d Upper Ferntree Gully 1.5 (11); Croydon 9.17 (71) d Doncaster East 5.9 (39); Bayswater 17.19 (121) d Waverley Blues 8.9 (57). Division 3: Heathmont 11.13 (79) d Glen Waverley Hawks 10.17 (77); The Basin 9.4 (58) d Boronia 7.15 (57); Doncaster 15.16 (106) d Ringwood 8.14 (62); Mitcham 14.12 (96) d Templestowe 7.7 (49); Wantirna South 25.10 (160) d Warrandyte 9.18 (72); Chirnside Park 9.16 (70) d Whitehorse Pioneers 10.9 (69). Division 4: Kilsyth 16.17 (113) d Park Orchards 9.10 (64); South Belgrave 21.15 (141) d Surrey Park 12.5 (77); Silvan 16.21 (117) d Nunawading 10.13 (73); Ferntree Gully 16.13 (109) d Eastern Lions 11.8 (74). Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Division 1: Wandin 23.13 (151) d Monbulk 14.12 (96); Emerald 15.12 (102) d Gembrook Cockatoo 12.7 (79); Woori Yallock 11.10 (76) d Warburton Millgrove 8.8 (56); Olinda Ferny Creek 17.16 (118) d Mount Evelyn 16.11 (107); Upwey Tecoma 14.15 (99) d Belgrave 10.11 (71). Division 2: Seville 32.20 (212) d Kinglake 4.7 (31); Yarra Glen 23.20 (158) d Yea 4.5 (29); Yarra Junction 11.4 (70) d Alexandra 8.15 (63). For full results go to maroondahweekly .com.au/sport.

ing but like so many things in life, it’s more mental than anything else.’’ Former Hawthorn player Tom Schneider was named best for the Eagles and forward Ash Froud kicked seven goals. EFL division 1 ladder: Balwyn 16 points, 143.38 per cent; Norwood 12, 136.61; Knox 12, 114.39; Blackburn 12, 96.91; Noble Park 8, 133.97; Lilydale 8, 110.86; Rowville 8, 96.76; Vermont 8, 96.65; South Croydon 8, 84.71; Scoresby 4, 74.42; East Ringwood 0, 71.94; East Burwood 0, 66.67. ■ More pictures from Lilydale v Knox at maroondahweekly.com.au.

Seconds from oblivion ... but Hawks prevail RINGWOOD Hawks are back in form after an upset win over undefeated Bulleen Boomers in the Big V state championship men’s competition on Saturday night. The reigning champions have struggled for form and fitness in the season’s opening months but rode the hot-shooting of import guard Bryan Dougher to a memorable 88-86 away victory. Dougher (39 points, 7 rebounds) was looking dangerous and his 16 points in the first half sent his Hawks to the long break with a three-point

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game-sealing three-pointer. His shot rattled in and out, but to the horror of the Hawks a foul was called on a desperate Belt in the battle for the rebound. The Boomers nailed their two foul shots to tie the game with 14 seconds remaining. Weimer aggressively took the ball hard in the final play but his floating lay-up sailed towards the hoop before it bounced to the left. Out of nowhere, Dougher launched himself in to the air, tipping the ball back in to the basket and

sealing the Hawks their biggest win of the season. Hawks coach Ken Harrington praised his players for their determination. “Bryan was aggressive and fearless and basically refused to let us lose.” The Hawks will need to win again when they host Sherbrooke Suns at Maroondah Stadium this Saturday night at 8pm. ■ The Hawks women firmed at favourites for the Big V state championship women’s title with a thumping 65-33 win over Bulleen Boomers.

THIS WEEK TAC Cup: Development round, no matches. Eastern Football League: Division 1: East Burwood v Balwyn, East Burwood Reserve, 2.10pm; East Ringwood v South Croydon, East Ringwood Reserve, 2.10pm; Blackburn v Vermont, Morton Park, 2.10pm; Norwood v Knox, Mullum Reserve, 2.10pm; Noble Park v Lilydale, Pat Wright Senior Oval, 2.10pm; Scoresby v Rowville, Scoresby Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 2: Donvale v Waverley Blues, Donvale Reserve, 2.10pm; Mooroolbark v Upper Ferntree Gully, Heights Reserve, 2.10pm; Montrose v Croydon, Montrose Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Mulgrave v Doncaster East, Mulgrave Reserve, 2.10pm; North Ringwood v Bayswater, Quambee Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 3: The Basin v Mitcham, Batterham Reserve, 2.10pm; Heathmont v Wantirna South, HE Parker Reserve, 2.10pm; Doncaster v Chirnside Park, Schramms Reserve, 2.10pm; Whitehorse Pioneers v Templestowe, Springfield Park, 2.10pm; Boronia v Glen Waverley Hawks, Tormore Reserve, 2.10pm; Warrandyte v Ringwood, Warrandyte Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 4: Coldstream v Canterbury, Coldstream Reserve, 2.10pm; Forest Hill v Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill Reserve, 2.10pm; Kilsyth v South Belgrave, Pinks Reserve, 2.10pm; Silvan v Park Orchards, Silvan Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Surrey Park v Eastern Lions, Surrey Park Reserve, 2.10pm; Nunawading, bye. Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Division 1: Belgrave v Wandin, Belgrave, 2.10pm; Emerald v Woori Yallock, Emerald, 2.10pm; Warburton Millgrove v Mount Evelyn, Warburton, 2.10pm; Monbulk v Gembrook Cockatoo, Monbulk, 2.10pm; Upwey Tecoma v Olinda Ferny Creek, Upwey, 2.10pm. Division 2: Alexandra v Yea, Alexandra, 2.10pm; Kinglake v Healesville, Kinglake, 2.10pm; Powelltown v Yarra Glen, Powelltown, 2.10pm; Yarra Junction v Seville, Yarra Junction, 2.10pm. All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.


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Ranger shares in golden glory BY ROY WARD CROYDON junior basketballer Michael Wearne has described playing in Vic Metro’s gold medal win at the national under-18 championships as ‘‘the best experience of my life’’. The 16-year-old, who plays junior basketball with Dandenong Rangers, was a back-up point guard on the Metro team which beat New South Wales Metro 63-60 in the men’s gold medal game in Brisbane late last month. Wearne played 12 minutes off the bench in the final, but they were some important minutes in a pressure-filled game in which the Vics came back from 13 points down to win the match. Wearne said the atmosphere in the stadium for the gold medal game was electric and he was very proud to have earned a gold medal. ‘‘It was great, the best experience of my life,’’ he said. ‘‘All the boys worked so hard for eight months of preparation work so it was good to come away from the win after a long, hard tournament.’’ He added that the pressure of each match and the closeness of matches made for a stressful tournament. ‘‘It was really tough,’’ Wearne said. ‘‘We had two or three really close games which we won by two points; the rest of the games we won quite easily but it was a very hard tournament against the best players in Australia. ‘‘In the warm-ups for the grand final, I was so pumped up, the stadium was just crazy.’’ With selections taking several months, Wearne said he truly valued wearing a Vic Metro singlet. ‘‘The selections dragged on for ages because they couldn’t decide who would be in the team. When I was told, I was in the car driving home from training. It felt amazing, knowing I was with the best players in the state.’’ Vic Metro coach Nick Abdicevic praised his team, including Wearne, for its efforts in winning the gold medal. “I am unbelievably proud of what we achieved in Brisbane,’’ he said. ‘‘I was confident that the players would give a good account of themselves throughout the championships and was especially pleased with

Gold effort: Michael Wearne won a gold medal with Vic Metro at the national under18 championships. Picture: Kangaroo Photos

the way that the team structures were adhered to. ‘‘The players had a special bond and this was certainly a big factor during the time spent in Brisbane. ‘‘To come back from 13 points down in the gold medal game was a fantastic effort and proved that the players were playing solid teamoriented basketball and would not give in.’’ Wearne plays with the Rangers under-18 side in the Victorian championship competition on Friday nights and is also a member of Box Hill

Secondary College basketball program. ‘‘If I can, my first priority would be to get over to the United States and play college basketball,’’ he said. ‘‘I think I’m too young to be recruited at the moment, but with the people I know from Dandenong Rangers and Box Hill, I hope I will get the chance to head over there.’’ Wearne now plans to help his Rangers under18 side win the state championship and will also begin training with the Rangers’ D-League team.

KILSYTH Cobras men showed they could maintain their form with a fighting South East Australian Basketball League win over Hobart Chargers at Kilsyth Stadium on Saturday night. The Cobras men won 98-90 after trailing at half-time, with import guard EJ Kusnyer scoring a team-high 28 points and Auryn Macmillan 21 points, while point guard Tiri Masunda flirted with a triple-double scoring 11 points, dishing out 10 assists and pulling in eight rebounds. Cobras centre Tim Lang added 19 points and seven rebounds, while Matt O’Hea scored 11 points to see five Cobras in double figures. Cobras men’s coach Grant Wallace was happy with his side’s win over Hobart, but he acknowledged his team would have to keep its form going as it takes on rivals Bendigo and Ballarat in a double header this weekend. After coming off a disappointing loss in round six, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras women picked up their game and enjoyed a resounding win over the Hobart Chargers women, also at Kilsyth Stadium on Saturday night. The Cobras women scored an impressive 86-69 win which was powered by 23 assists. Cobras forward Ellie Junod led her side with 16 points while veteran Gemma Kerr scored 14 points. Both Cobras teams visit Bendigo on Saturday night then host Ballarat at Kilsyth Stadium this Sunday with matches starting at noon.

Ranges win in Tassie Eastern Ranges made an impressive visit to Aurora Stadium, Launceston, on Saturday, scoring a big win over Tasmania in a special TAC Cup match. The Ranges made a match-winning move in the second term, kicking eight goals to two to hold a 50-point lead at half-time. The Ranges won 19.9 (123) to Tasmania 9.10 (64). Tom Boyd kicked five goals for the Ranges, while Daniel McStay added three majors. Jordan Walker, again the best player, was joined by James Belo, Daniel Welsh, Boyd, Ben Cavarra and McStay. All TAC Cup sides will have a bye this weekend with the Vic Metro and Vic Country squads playing practice matches on Sunday.

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