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Melbourne Cup winner at Stony Creek

MELBOURNE Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne took to the Stony Creek track this week trialling her racehorse trainer and brother Patrick Payne’s horses. In 2015, Michelle was the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup and only the fifth woman to ride in the race that stops a nation with Stony Creek Racing Club CEO […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Ideal conditions make for a fast Tarwin Marathon

ONCE a year, South Gippsland Yacht Club abandons its short course racing format and sends its sailors on an adventure to the upper reaches of Anderson Inlet in what is termed the Tarwin River Marathon. In days past, boats would sail up the river to the Tarwin Lower Hotel. In recent years however, the entrance […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Rain forces players off the field

NO A1 games were played to completion this week due to heavy rainfall. While Town and Kilcunda Bass abandoned their match from the beginning, the rest of the teams made an attempt at play. Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club almost finished the game against OMK. Batting first, a 78 run stint from Sam Huitema put the Workers […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

80 years of surf life saving

WONTHAGGI Life Saving Club celebrated its 80th anniversary over the weekend. To mark the occasion, current and past members of the club enjoyed a dinner at the club’s hall on Saturday night. Around 150 people came together to relive the past though memorabilia, enjoy live music and swap stories about the club’s history. “It was […]

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Aussie cricket coach visits

IN the wake of Australia’s Ashes victory, Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann made the trip to Leongatha to celebrate with local cricketers. Together with former local and AFL football great Stuart Wigney and current Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead, Lehmann took part ownership of Leongatha’s McCartin’s Hotel. He travelled to Leongatha last Tuesday and Wednesday for […]

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Safe to swim

VICSWIM is helping children increase their confidence at the beach. With the aim of keeping children safe in the ocean, the program teaches children how to be calm in a dangerous situation and how to read the current. The program has been running at Anderson Inlet, Inverloch, since the start of January. The program will […]

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Ladies’ day treat at Stony Creek Racing Club

IT was a massive day at the Stony Creek Racing Club yesterday, Monday, January 8. Not only were the children entertained with Chris Humfrey’s Wild Action Zoo, the ladies had a lovely day out as well. The Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club organised this year’s Pink Roses Ladies’ Marquee, with major sponsor Sisterhood Women’s […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sailors learn new skills

JUNIOR sailors took to the water in Inverloch last week. Over three big days, 24 beginners – or Tackers – between the ages of seven and 12 learned the basics of sailing from scratch. This coincided with the “Start Sailing” program for teenage and adult sailors. The event was held at the South Gippsland Yacht […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Local girl Sophie chalks up a double

IN A riding display that finally rewarded her talent, local jockey Sophie Logan produced a masterful performance on Sunday at Woolamai picnic races to land a winning double. While it was the first time Logan had tasted victory on her home track this season from the two meetings to date, it was just a matter […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland Junior Country Week Championships of 2018

THE Gippsland Cricket Championships conducted by the Leongatha and District Cricket Association were held last week. The six cricket associations’ U15 and U14 teams played five games during the week against each other over the first four days. According to ladder positions finals were held on the Friday. 1 v 2, 3 v 4 and […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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