BALLARAT Football League has opened its inter-league campaign with a win.
The BFL defeated the Riddell District league by 93 points in an under-18 football challenge match at Sunbury on Wednesday night.
Final scores: Ballarat 17.14 (116) d Riddell 3.5 (23)
Ballarat's next assignment is its AFL Victoria country championship clash with Goulburn Valley on Satuday, May 24.
This fixture will feature senior and under-18 football, and senior and 17/under netball.
RIPPON IN VFL SQUAD
NICK Rippon is North Ballarat Roosters' only representative in the VFL's initial representative training squad.
The squad is 40-strong.
The VFL plays the SANFL at Port Melbourne on Saturday, May 31.
PRIDE DOWN TO LIGHTNING
BALLARAT Pride lost to VU Western Lightning in Victorian netball League championship division on Wednesday night.
Lightning 52 d Pride 33
Division 1: Lightning 51 d Pride 32
19/under: scores not yet available