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Shooters coached by Olympic great

Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games shooter Michael Diamond attended Korumburra Gun Club for a two day coaching clinic recently. Ten shooters were lucky enough to be taught the finer skills of clay target shooting.  Michael took them through nutrition, psychology, gun fitting, gun mounting and the art of shooting clay targets.  Andrew Bradey from Morwell […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Waratah bringing sports to the forefront

THEY’RE a sporting lot at Sandy Point and Waratah Bay. Over the Christmas/New Year and for the first part of January there’s been a massive contingent of bike riders known as the Waratah Worriers. Started several years ago they now number up to 60 riders. The group meets at the Sandy Point and Waratah Bay […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Knights look for new jousters

THE Leongatha Knights Soccer Club is gearing up for the upcoming season starter on April 24, running a come try day last Friday night at its Mary MacKillop training oval. The Knight’s announced a new committee comprising of president Glenn Bainbridge, vice president Andrea Clifford, secretary Mandy Bongers and treasurer Lynda Abbisogni. They are also […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Trotter’s treat at Stony Creek

It was a spectacular Ladies’ Day that the Stony Creek Racing Club put on at its race track last Wednesday, with warm and sunny conditions making for a relaxed, fun-filled afternoon. Thirty five year Stony Creek trainer Paul Boag was at the track, with seven year old mare Zai Bu Zai placing 5th in race […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Runners battle strong headwinds

IN one of the most difficult races in years, runners battled strong headwinds in the annual Waratah to Sandy Point fun run on Sunday. Around 400 runners gathered at the starting line, a little less than usual, due to the easterly wind that whipped up pre-race and ran the 9km course. Despite the wind, conditions […]

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Record numbers at Waratah nippers

THIS year’s enrolments at Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s nippers program has swelled to 190. The club is delighted with the season that started just after Christmas and concludes this Friday, January 18 with the annual club nipper’s carnival. Coordinator of the program Natalie Ashdown told The Star it was tremendous to see the […]

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World class musician plays Wonthaggi

WORLD renowned jazz musician James Morrison delighted music-lovers at a performance with the Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band at Wonthaggi on Saturday evening. The renowned trumpeter also played trombone, saxophone and the piano, impressing the audience as well as the volunteer musicians of Wonthaggi’s own community band. Band musical director Craig Marinus said, “It was such a […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Locals battle Rosedale fires

FIREFIGHTERS and tankers from at least 12 local brigades were deployed to control the Rosedale fires, on the January 4 total fire ban day. The District 9024 Strike Team involved tankers from Ruby, Berrys Creek and Pound Creek, along with a Toora big fill water truck. Local brigades involved in the operation included firefighters and […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Considine and Johnston stalwart retires

GARY Bullen has called it a day at Leongatha’s Considine and Johnston Builders (C&J) after an illustrious career there spanning just over 37 years. He began as a draftsman for C&J in October 1981, six years after the business started, and worked his way up toward project management. Prior to Leongatha, he undertook a three […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thomas McFarlane selected in elite cycling race

LEONGATHA’s Thomas McFarlane, 20, will ride alongside the likes of Richie Porte and Luke Durbridge after being named in the national team for the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun cycling tour. This is a big feather in his cap with McFarlane saying it would be a fantastic experience. “This is the biggest event I’ll ever have […]

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