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’Burra’s bright future

Standing tall: from left, Korumburra Football/Netball Club vice-president, Troy Patterson; major project co-ordinator, Don Olden; Matt Walker of Walker Electrical; grants officer at the South Gippsland Shire, Penni Elliot. 
The U15s train in the background.
Penny Elliot says the coming to fruition of this project is “a really good example of cooperation between community and local government, working together to bring about a major upgrade to an important community recreational facility.”

THE night of Saturday, April 12 is an important one for the township of  Korumburra. The Ian Hillberg Shield fought for annually between Korumburra and Dalyston and hosted annually by the home team year about, will be contested under lights for the first time. The four new light towers that ring the Korumburra showground, and […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cycling to remember

Family affair: from left, Sue Sauvarin, Sarah Sauvarin, Lyn Cameron, Melissa Cameron, John Cameron, Fred Sauvarin, Tim Sauvarin, Alan Sauvarin, Adele Sauvarin, Barb Sauvarin and Krystal Sauvarin at the John Sauvarin Memorial Ride on Sunday.

THE annual John Sauvarin Memorial Ride was held on Sunday for the eighth year, raising money for the Heart Foundation. Riders could choose from a 40km road course, or a 16km mountain bike course along the Great Southern Rail Trail, beginning at the Koonwarra Recreation Reserve. Event organiser Tony Smith said around40 people participated in […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Eleanor has Glasgow in her sights

Up there: Australian high jump champion Eleanor Patterson with coach David Green.

ELEANOR Patterson is just one day away from learning whether or not she will be selected in Australia’s team to contest the Commonwealth Games this year. The 17 year old won the Australian women’s high jump title at the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne on Sunday, defending her 2013 crown. She leapt 1.92m – lower […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Cricket action

A Grade Division One: premiers for 2013-14 are Wonthaggi Workmen’s Cricket Club, L-R back, Mitch Davey (12th), Jacob Thomas, Gav Britt, Ryan Thomas, Dave Britt, Joel Liddle, front, Sam Huitema, Mitch Thomas, Tim Hooper (c), Daniel Turton, Jay Baker and Gavin Bolding.

Leongatha and District Cricket Association grand finals were held on the weekend. Wonthaggi Workmen’s won A Grade Division One by 70 runs over Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak. Wonthaggi Miners accounted for Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL in A Grade Division Two. Workmen’s also took out the B Grade Division One title over OMK. Imperials claimed the B Grade Division […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Centenary just ace


THE Hallston community will commemorate the centenary of the Hallston Tennis Club this Saturday, April 5. Junior tennis will open the party from 11am-1/2pm, followed by a barbecue lunch and then afternoon tea. Posters, old photos, trophies and other memorabilia will be on display in the hall. Hundred of players came through the club over […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Sam Hughes smashes double century

Another boundary: Sam Hughes smashes one of his 27 fours (and four sixes) on his way to a mammoth 202 not out. Photo by Mark Drury.

KOONWARRA/Leongatha RSL’s Sam Hughes was a run machine on the weekend when he smashed 202 not out to claim  a huge win for his team against top side Wonthaggi Miners on the eve of finals. In a huge confidence booster for the Cougars Hughes and Nathan Toms, scoring 113, made 237 for the first wicket. […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Ali Vital wins the Cup

Celebrate a win: managers Brendan Tohill and Dr. Sue Taylor hold the Cup high.

ALI Vital took home the Cup at the Stony Creek Races on Sunday. The horse trained by Robbie Laing came away with a win, just ahead of Cosentino trained by Doug Harrison. Mr Laing had two horses running for the cup. Altonio and Second King came in at third and fourth. Second King was a […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Wilsons celebrate another triumph

We won: two in a row, Kelly and Andrea Wilson celebrate with their Bendigo Spirit teammates after winning the grand final. Photo courtesy Andrew Perryman, Bendigo Weekly.

LEONGATHA sisters Kelly and Andrea Wilson are celebrating another huge triumph, being involved in the winning Bendigo Spirit team which clinched the Women’s Basketball League Grand Final on Sunday in Bendigo. Bendigo Spirit completed a stunning season with a thrilling grand final win 94-83 over Townsville Fire, claiming its second-straight Wattle Valley WNBL championship. In […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Race ambassador back to support fun run

Keeping kids on track: An inspirational athlete, Magnus Michelsson is big on the world stage and race ambassador.

There are less than two weeks now until the 3rd annual Keeping Kids on Track fun run held along the Kilcunda-Wonthaggi rail trail on Saturday, March 15. The event caters for everyone, young and old, as well as elite athletes or those who simply prefer to stroll along the rail trail enjoying the views. The […]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Wonthaggi triumphs in the pool

Team effort: from left, Wonthaggi Secondary College’s Jen McFee, Charlotte Townsend, Molly Edwards and Courtney Dunlop won the senior female relay.

KORUMBURRA hosted the South Gippsland District swimming sports carnival last Tuesday. Five secondary colleges faced each other in the swimming championships, with Wonthaggi Secondary College standing victorious overall. “We participated to our best,” Korumburra Secondary College teacher Rachel Reddie said. “We stood up to positions we don’t usually have. We may not be the strongest […]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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