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Clark’s second hole in one this season

It’s that man again – Greg Clark, who continues to amaze the local golfing fraternity. Clark ruthlessly outclassed men’s golf captain Peter ‘China’ Brien on Saturday to advance to the semi-final stage of the Bill Bartlett Matchplay competition. Then on Sunday, not happy with a hole-in-one a couple of months […]

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Who made the Men’s Golf Top 10 list?

Cobar’s Men’s Golf Captain Peter ‘China’ Brien has been playing golf in Cobar for the past 30 years and has served on the committee for 28 years. In that time he’s seen some great golfers in Cobar and we asked him to name his Top 10. “In my Top 10 […]

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Cobar’s best have all competed at Nationals

The Cobar Weekly has called upon a local Clay Target shooter (Mister Target) to select Cobar’s Greatest Clay Target team and, with so much local talent on offer, he’s gone back through the Australian history records to select his squad. The six shooters in this squad have been selected based […]

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Combined effort to select a women’s team

Basketball was a dominant sport for many years in Cobar, particularly in the 1990s, and a number of Cobar players went on to play at representative level. Cobar women’s teams competed in the Wild West Challenge and Macquarie Conference competitions which brought them up against teams from throughout the central […]

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Austin wins the 2020 WesTrac Cobar Cup

The Cobar Miners Race Club annual Autumn racing event took place on Saturday at the Dalton Park Horse Sports Complex minus the usual large crowd of spectators. Due to the government’s COVID-19 crowd restrictions, spectators were banned from attending the race meeting however the committee was still keen to see […]

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Enough rugby greats to fill two teams

The Cobar Weekly invited Rugby Union stalwart, Kevin ‘Rusty’ Mitchell to pick Cobar’s Best Rugby Team which he found pretty hard going and so Rusty selected enough players for two sides. “There are so many good players here I could not forecast the winner if they played each other,” Rusty […]

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A team of Cobar’s best netballers

Local respected netball umpire Sue Francisco was invited by The Cobar Weekly to choose a netball team as part of our ‘Cobar’s Greatest Sporting Teams’ series. Sue joined in the local netball competition when she first came to Cobar in 1982. “I hadn’t played netball for many years because my […]

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Goonrey picks greatest Rugby League Team

Having played 326 First Grade games for the Cobar Roosters (as well as coached Reserves and Junior teams and watched countless games at Tom Knight Memorial Oval), we called upon Jim Goonrey as someone of authority who could pick Cobar’s Greatest Rugby League Team. Jim’s rugby league career with the […]

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Is this Cobar’s greatest ever cricket side?

In the absence of any current sporting news, we asked Cobar’s Mr Cricket, John Collins, to select ‘Cobar’s Greatest Cricket Team’ and give his reasons why. Having played his first game of cricket with Nymagee in 1961 and then over the next 50 years with Nymagee, Bobadah, Rugby Union, Colts […]