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Nick Hornby-Howell is a reporter with NBN News in Tamworth. After finishing high school in Newcastle, Nick studied Sports Media at the University of Canberra.

WARRIORS DEFEAT OUTLAWS IN BASEBALL BATTLE

The Tamworth Baseball League remains a close affair after round eight, after Cougars proved too strong for Gunnedah. While the defending premiers upset Armidale, cutting the Outlaws top of the table lead to just two points. Warriors recording a six-three victory, handing the competition’s newest team just its second loss of the season. The A Grade competition goes into recess for the next three weeks, making way for a local ‘Charity League’. (no audio)

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TOP THREE NOTCH BIG WINS

After several teams threatened throughout the year, two sides broke the triple figure barrier in Group 4 rugby league yesterday. Norths ran in 104 points against the Panthers, while Narrabri reached 126 against the Warriors. The big victory seeing the defending premiers remain at the top of the table, with the Blues and Gunnedah only one win behind. (no audio)

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TAMWORTH TEAMS CAN’T BE SPLIT

Tamworth’s Under 13s girls division four hockey sides have been crowned joint state champions on home soil today. Neither team had been beaten throughout the three days, and couldn’t be split after two lots of extra time. The final score, nil-all. Special praise reserved for the side affectionately referred to as the ‘Minions’, with all but one aged 11 or under. The hosts also finished tied fifth in division one, while New England bowed out in the semi final of division two after a draw with a higher-ranked side. (no audio)

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HARD WORK PAYING OFF

20 teams took to the green at West Tamworth today, for the annual Presidents Day. The region’s representatives on the state’s governing body were in attendance, to thank the committee for their hard work. “There’s a lot of clubs that without the ladies, that they just wouldn’t function. So therefore the ladies are also a good back up, but as far as the men go, there’s always a hand being put up to do a job.” Some teams travelling from as far as Glen Innes to play. (vision accompanied by audio in part)

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