Media Wrap Up – Round 1

Each and every week, a number of wonderful external media outlets cover Big V in many different ways. Here’s a snapshot of what’s online from last week’s round of fixtures!

Hume City Broncos’ recruits right at home

Tara Murray – Star Weekly

Hume City Broncos’ big-name signings had an immediate impact in the first round of the Big V men’s state championship competition.

Big step up for Pacers

Jackson Russell – North Central Review

WHITTLESEA Pacers’ women were unable to get the win in their first Big V State Basketball Championship game, going down to McKinnon Cougars 84-67 at home.

Warrnambool Seahawks suffer narrow Big V round one loss

Justine McCullagh-Beasy – Warrnambool Standard

WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks coach Tim Gainey is urging his players to be calm and composed after poor shooting cost them in their one-point season-opening loss.

Ballarat gets two wins first up in youth basketball league

The Courier – Ballarat

Ballarat Miners have made a stunning start to their Big V men’s youth league division one season.

Gators get season off to a flyer in Big V basketball

Aydin Payne – Shepp News

Shepparton Gators have kick-started their Big V division one campaign in fine fashion, registering a 14-point road win against Whittlesea Pacers on Saturday.

Bellarine Storm signs Jason Reardon

Michael Alvaro – Geelong Advertiser

BELLARINE Storm has announced the marquee signing of Big V veteran Jason Reardon to its men’s Division 1 side, just in time for the Round 1.

Hume City Broncos deliver a top start

Tara Murray – Star Weekly

Hume City Broncos have claimed the scalp of reigning premiers the Sunbury Jets in the opening round of Big V state championship.

Just like old times for Heat

Heath Kendal – Sunraysia Daily

THE old firm of Calvin Henry and Dave Meyer led Mildura Heat to an impressive season opening win over Big V Division 2 rivals Sherbrooke at the Hothouse on Saturday night.

Altona Gators’ game plan slips

Lance Jenkinson – Star Weekly

Altona Gators coach Des Radoslovic is confident his side’s season-opening 97-84 loss to Southern Peninsula Sharks in the Big V basketball men’s division 2 is just a “speed bump”.

Panthers women struggle in opening game

Jackson Russell – North Central Review

WALLAN Panthers’ women were blown out by the Sherbrooke Suns 89-62 in their first Big V Division Two fixture.

Juina Lual to debut for Mermaids in Big V championship opener

Brian Allen – Warrnambool Standard

Imagine jumping from junior basketball into the big time.

The Big V starts this weekend and 17-year-old Juina Lual will make her senior debut for the Warrnambool Mermaids. 

Werribee Devils fail to fire in lacklustre opener

Lance Jenkinson – Star Weekly

Werribee Devils are licking their wounds after a first round shellacking in the Big V basketball men’s state championship.

Pacers want to be the force in the north

Jackson Russell – North Central Review

WHITTLESEA Pacers are ready and raring to go for the 2019 Big V season, which started at the weekend.The Pacers women have been promoted to the top-flight State Championship after making the finals in division one last season.

Warrnambool Mermaids coach Louise Brown expecting second child in April

Justine McCullagh-Beasy – Warrnambool Standard

WARRNAMBOOL Mermaids coach Louise Brown says a friendly draw will ensure she misses as little time with her Big V team as possible when she gives birth next month.

Sunbury Jets fall short

Tara Murray – Star Weekly

A late Sunbury Jets’ comeback fell short against the Hume City Broncos in the opening round of the Big V women’s state championship.

Warrnambool Seahawks welcome Josh Dean back for 2019 Big V season-opener

Justine McCullagh-Beasy – Warrnambool Standard

JOSH Dean doesn’t want to waste any time.

The point guard is ready to reclaim his mantle as Warrnambool Seahawks’ go-to point guard after returning to basketball for the 2019 Big V season.

Whittlesea’s rushed preparation costly

Jackson Russell – North Central Review

WHITTLESEA Pacers’ men started off the new Big V Division One basketball season with a 93-79 loss to Shepparton Gators at home on Saturday night.

Shepparton Gators season preview

Alex Mitchell – Shepp News

Big V basketball rips into action this weekend with the Shepparton Gators heading to Mill Park to battle Whittlesea.

Settling into business

Oliver Dearlove – Sunraysia Daily

IT has been a rocky off-season for the Mildura Heat Division 2 Men but a win to over their Big V rivals Sherbrooke to start the season tonight at The Hothouse is all that matters.

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