Mildura Weekly : Friday March 4 Vol 10 No 17
32 sport MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 Cricket World Cup to visit Tempy IN a massive coup for the Mallee, the 2015 Inter- national Cricket Council World Cup will be on dis- play prior to tomorrow’s cricket game between Tem- py Tigers and Ouyen Rams at Tempy Memorial Park. The World Cup – which Australia secured with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in last year’s final – will be available to view from 10am to 11.30am, with the morning to also include a junior clinic run by Cricket Victoria. Putting the kids through their paces will be Victorian Bushrangers fast bowler, Ryan Sidebottom, while home-grown talent – and Victoria Country represen- tative – Lauren McLean will also be assisting tomorrow. Also making an appear- ance tomorrow will be the Melbourne Renegade’s mas- cot ‘Sledge’, while there will be Renegades giveaways for all clinic participants. Mallee Murray regional cricket manager, Tom Huf, said the World Cup visit aimed to provide a distrac- tion and a release for Mallee residents, who have been affected by the drought. The event is free, with more information is avail- able by contacting 0408 321 877. MILDURA Mixed Martial Arts fighters Jesse Medina and James McGlashan will be hoping to land knock- out blows when they com- pete in tonight’s ‘Minotaur 03 Carnage’ event at the Reggio Calabria Club, Mel- bourne. Hosted by the Mel- bourne Fight Club, the event will attract some of Australia’s leading MMA fighters, with both Jesse and James facing experi- enced and tough oppo- nents. The duo were ap- proached to fight at the last minute, following in- juries to their opponents’ initial match-ups. Jesse – who usually fights in the featherweight class – will be competing at a higher weight category in his fight against WBC Australian Boxing Cham- pion Steve Maxwell. Required to ‘shred’ only 900 grams – com- pared to his usual five or six kilograms – to fight in the lightweight divi- sion, Jesse will be hoping to extend his impressive professional record, which stands at eight wins and two losses. In 2015, Jesse handed three fighters their first professional losses, includ- ing two that were cham- pions of their respective organisations (Fury MMA and MMA Downunder). Known for his dis- cipline, determination and manic approach to training, Jesse is currently ranked fourth in Australia in featherweight category, and 10th out of 900 na- tional registered fighters. Having recently turned professional, James agreed to fight at a ‘catch weight’ of 73kg, in his match-up against Absolute Mixed Martial Arts fighter James Tomlinson. A catch weight is a weight that is agreed upon by both fighters, when there isn’t sufficient time to do a full weight ‘cut’. Although facing an op- ponent that’s experienced in all aspects of martial arts, James is expected to hold his own during the fight, and will be intend- ing to improve his pro- fessional record, which stands at three wins and one loss. Tonight’s ‘Minotaur 03 Carnage’ event will be available to watch on pay- per-view. Mildura MMA fighters set for ‘Minotaur’ event • CAUSING CARNAGE: Local MMA fighters Jesse Medina, ABOVE in the black shorts, and James McGlashan, LEFT, and RIGHT celebrating victory, will be competing in tonight’s ‘Minotaur 03 Carnage’ event. Competition Line: 5023 1467 Reception: 5023 3311 | Newsroom: 5022 8833 130 Ninth Street, Mildura www.easymix.com.au Breakfast With Ted Guinea 5am – 9am weekdays Local News With Rebecca McDonald Weekdays from 6.00am st as ona m st aldddddddldd THANKS TO THANKS TO Starts Wed 9th March Listen for your chance to win the “Pot of Gold” 467 22 8833 TO THANKS TO POT OF GOLD 1/50 Madden Avenue, Mildura Phone (03) 5021 3883 Mildura Solar are now proudly installing Sapphire Solar 100% Australian Owned solar panels. Talk to us today about the huge benefits of installing Sapphire Solar panels. • 100% locally owned • Australian supported products and warranties • Customized design • Finest after sales care • Lower your power bills • $0 Upfront finance available • Paybackin3–6years • Extensive experience. UNBEATABLE SERVICE UNBEATABLE PRICES TO W INSHO PH ERE MILDURA TOYOTA CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY Mildura solar have completed over 800 installations in excess of 2.9Mw of power.
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