Top sporting news from the Busselton Dunsborough Times
In this week’s Busselton Dunsborough Times we celebrate the Olympics as two South West athletes take a chance at international sporting glory, back home the magpies swoop the Bulldogs and gain redemption and local netballers prove they’re still finals contenders.
Sporting heroes on big stage
Two South West sporting heroes are set to put aside an interrupted and uncertain preparation, and the chaos surrounding Japan’s COVID-19 situation, for a chance at Olympic glory next week.
Athletes can just about set their watches to the four-year Olympic cycle, so when the pinnacle of world sport is postponed for a year, they could be excused for losing their bearings a little.
But the region could boast two new Olympic medallists by the time the flame is extinguished in Tokyo in early August.
Home side works hard to overcome top dogs
In a marathon grand final rematch at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, the Busselton Magpies knocked off the SWFL’s top side, defeating Bunbury Bulldogs 16.9 (105) to 14.8 (92).
The two sides had already played in wet conditions just three weeks ago in round 12, but the Magpies and the Bulldogs squared off once again in the rescheduled round three match-up.
Busselton enjoy important victory against Bunbury
They might not be the top team of the South West Netball Football League but the Busselton Magpies have proved they are still finals contenders after dispatching Bunbury Bulldogs 52-44.
In the first weekend of the extended round 14 fixture, Busselton hosted Bunbury at Geographe Leisure Centre on Sunday where they were looking to bounce back from a hard 46-45 loss to Eaton Boomers just 24 hours earlier.
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