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Basketball dream

Toughing it: from left, the U/14 girls rep side “The Coasters” Chloe Bramley, Zali Anderson, Gemma Thomas, Ellie Bates and Grace McRae (front) would love to have a new basketball stadium in Wonthaggi to host their own tournaments. Their current court is not regulation size.

THE Coasters are embarrassed by the poor sport facilities in Wonthaggi. Despite substandard facilities, the Coasters, an U/14 girls’ basketball team, brought home a championship against all odds but need to see a drastic change. “The girls are embarrassed when they see every other little town with a better facility than them,” Wonthaggi Basketball Association […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Champion horse riders bid farewell


AS young children, Lauren Wilkinson (nee Claessen), Stephanie Goode (nee Carfrae) and Carleen Hefel’s dream was to ride horses. Starting off as junior members of the Wonthaggi Pony Club (PC) and progressing to associate members, they have managed to clock up over 61 years of pony club membership between them. Sadly, the time has come […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cricket for a cause

Batting for a cure: Danny O’Brien goes in to bat for the MND fundraiser with organiser of the 20/20 Cricket Fundraiser, Matt Boswell wicket keeping.

MOTOR Neurone Disease is a devastating illness that hit Matt Boswell close to home, so he’s decided to make a difference. Earlier this year, one of Mr Boswell’s closest friends lost his father to the disease. Mr Boswell, a member of the Koonwarra/ Leongatha RSL Cricket Club, decided to use his passion for the sport […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tigers overcome by fearless ferocity

Tearaway: Jack Robertson races away with the ball but unfortunately for the flag holders, Thorpdale snuck away with the game.

IN front of a bumper Sunday crowd, Thorpdale unexpectedly knocked over reigning premier, Mirboo North, by four points in the VCFL WorkSafe Victoria’s ‘Game of the Month’ at Thorpdale Recreation Reserve. However, there were no surprises with the weather; a heavy overnight frost ensured a stunningly bright winter’s day ensued. One joyful lady even burst […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Inverloch Ironman finishes 20th challenge

Pushing forward: Inverloch’s Gavin Slavin rode two laps of the Roth countryside (equating to 180.25 kilometres) during the Ironman Challenge in Germany on July 12.

FEW have the physical fitness and endurance to compete in an Ironman challenge. Inverloch’s Gavin Slavin entered his 20th Iron Man in Roth, Germany, on Sunday (July 12) Up against 5000 competitors in scorching conditions of over 30 degrees, Slavin came away with a result of 11 hours and 26 minutes. The 250,000 strong crowd […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Kraska boots 100

Milestone: Dalyston footballer Michael Kraska was cheered off the ground following the big win against Korumburra Bena. Left, Kraska kicked 10 on Saturday and  has now amassed 104 for the season.

CROWDS flocked to the Dalyston football ground on Saturday to cheer along the ladder leaders and witness star goal kicker Michael Kraska boot his 100th goal. And they weren’t disappointed with Kraska booting a massive 10 goals for the game, bringing his tally to 104 for the season. While it was a slow start with […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Young leaders up for a challenge

Generous sponsor: Bendigo Bank’s customer service officer Maddy Perry (far left) and customer relations officer Emma Earl (far right) presented a cheque to Inverloch Kongwak Football Netball Club’s Chris Terlich (second left), Ollie Collett and Olivia Hughes. Chris Terlich was Ollie’s mentor for the Captain’s Camp.

INVERLOCH’S Olivia Hughes and Ollie Collett are training to be exceptional young leaders. They were selected by Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club to participate in Captain’s Camp. This is a special program run by Game Changers Australia to help future young leaders develop their leadership skills to take back to their clubs and help them in […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Big moment for young eventer

Jumping for joy: Kardella South’s Molly Barry with La Muso has been nominated for the Equestrian Victoria Young Eventing Rider Of the Year.

KARDELLA South’s Molly Barry has been selected as a top three finalist in the Equestrian Victoria Young Rider of the Year awards in the eventing category. This is the 17 year olds second time in the top three. “I was selected in the top 10 and then attended the selection day, which involved a dressage […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Trepidation gives way to reasonable conditions

Action: scratch riders Brett Franklin and Thomas McFarlane with Kevin Feely (four minutes) enter Stewart Road on the first lap of the Kernot circuit on Saturday.

THE grim weather forecasts for Saturday afternoon had club members in trepidation for the afternoon race, however, the weather gods sent the weather around the Kernot Valley venue and racing was held in reasonable conditions. A small shower impacted some riders at the start whilst elsewhere around the Woodleigh-St Helier-Grantville-Almurta circuit it remained fine for […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Eagles now top birds

On the move: Nick Tuckett gets a centre clearance. More photos at www.mdphotos.net

LEONGATHA has surrendered top spot on the Gippsland Football League ladder for the first time this season after the Parrots suffered its second loss in a row and a third for the season against the Maffra Eagles. Previously second placed Maffra defeated top team Leongatha by a solid 32 point margin to emerge as the […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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