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Stony Creek hosts bonus meeting

Thrilling win: the highs and lows of racing came to the fore when Wallbanger stunned Stony Creek racegoers on Monday with an amazing win in race three ahead of No 3 Bubba and No 2 Hairini Tycoon after throwing his jockey before the race.

RACE-GOERS will be treated to an extra meeting at Stony Creek Racing Club. Racing Victoria has transferred a scheduled Moe race meeting to Stony Creek on Tuesday, January 27. The decision was made to rest Moe’s track in the wake of a recent renovation. Stony Creek Racing Club CEO Terry Grace said the additional meeting […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Golf club goes solar

Reduce costs: Woorayl Golf Club president Graeme Winkler said the club is really happy with the solar panels recently installed on the clubrooms.

THE Woorayl Golf Club has had solar panels installed on the clubhouse roof, in an effort to reduce costs. The $7000 project was partly funded by a $3500 community grant from the South Gippsland Shire Council, while the club provided the rest. Club president Graeme Winkler said the club was also assisted by government rebates […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Scorpions to go pink for McGrath Foundation

In the pink: Leongatha Town’s Kelly Davies, left, and Skye Trease are organising a Pink Stumps Day fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation to be held at Scorpion Park on Saturday, January 31 to coincide with the Scorpions’ A Grade clash with Nerrena.

THE Leongatha Town Cricket Club is stumping up to be part of the Pink Stumps Challenge by hosting its own Pink Stumps Day – an initiative from the McGrath Foundation that brings the magic of the Sydney Pink Test to the local community. The Scorpions’ big day will be held on Saturday, January 31 at […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Nipper carnival chaos

Happy days: keeping their smiles up despite the strong winds are competitors and friends from Venus Bay SLSC; from left, Grace Crozier, Anika Stehbens, Elisa Stehbens, Summer Crozier, Jessica Moore, and Lauren Kenneally.

THE regional nipper carnival hosted by Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club was turned into a debacle when organisers Life Saving Victoria moved the location of the carnival twice on Sunday. Wild surf, large dumping waves, a strong south westerly, and a high tide predicted for the start of events had organisers from Life Saving […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Picnics prove popular

Race won: Soldier’s Opera trained by Mark Thomas and ridden by Reece Goodwin was the winner of race two at Woolamai on Saturday.

THE races at Woolamai once again proved the place to be on Saturday to enjoy some quality racing and a good time. Picnic racegoers were happy with the pleasant, slightly windy summer conditions, coming out in their hundreds to enjoy another great day at the track. It was also a great day for the trainers […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Blustery but brilliant Aquathon

Off and swimming: the first race got underway in large swell at Cape Paterson on Sunday. The race is the first of three in the Bass Coast Summer Series.

Lots of local and regular visitors make the annual Cape Aquathon at Cape Paterson part of their calendar, either as an athlete, volunteer marshal or spectator – ensuring this is a top community event enjoyed by hundreds. Karen Marangio from CPSLSC said the event attracts a full range of athletes from Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Inverloch […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Moscript inspires rising cricketers

Country girls: Gippsland players for the Melbourne Ladies Stars, front, from left, Chelsea Moscript, Cassie Pollock and Emma Gallagher. Back, Erica Kershaw, Jade Ellams, Tamara Hall and Amy Harrison. Chelsea, Jade and Erica have played for the Leongatha and District Cricket Association women’s team.

CRICKETER Chelsea Moscript was honoured to be invited to play in an exhibition match to encourage girls to take up the sport. The Leongatha South woman travelled to Bendigo last Thursday at the urging of Cricket Victoria to play. Lining up for the Melbourne Ladies Stars, Moscript scored 18 runs and bowled two overs for […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Under 15’s win Country Week

Under 15 winning team with  the shield: back from left, Geoff Wyatt, Steve Brann, Brett Thorson, Damon Ginnane, Jye Celebrine, Eli Cousins, Steven Burchell, Jacob Beckwith, Daniel Blackney, Daniel Turton, front from left, Adam Honeysett, Harry McNeill, Jack Rosenow, Koby Brann, Ben Perry, Jaxon Wade, Joel Worner.

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s Under 15 team went through the Country Week Carnival undefeated to take out the title. This year’s carnival was held at Traralgon with weather conditions different on every day with some hot days, rain and storms making for an interesting week. The Under 15’s coach Steve Brann and manager […]

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New look bowls club takes shape

Looking good: inspired by progress on the new kitchen at Inverloch Bowls Club are, from left, painter and club member Mike Yates, club president Ron Burge, and plasterer and club member Dave Roberts.

THE $250,000 redevelopment of the Inverloch Bowls Club will open soon. The clubrooms are being extended to include a new kitchen, committee room, store room and toilets, providing more room and modern facilities for members to enjoy. The kitchen was upstairs and inconvenient to access, but the new kitchen will enable the club to offer […]

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Father, son dominate fun run

Top three: from left, second Steve Quirk, winner Sam Quirk, and third Ryan McKnight.

MIRBOO North’s Sam Quirk and his father Steve Quirk took out first and second places respectively in the annual Waratah Bay to Sandy Point Fun Run held on Sunday, January 11. There were exactly 400 participants this year in the 11th annual run held by the Fish Creek Football/Netball Club. In the women’s section it […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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