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Town star selected to Team of the Year

Great return: excellent bowling figures have earned Weerasinge Silva a place in the Victorian Country Cricket League’s Team of the Year.

LDCA team Leongatha Town’s Sri Lankan import, Madura Weerasinge Silva has been selected to the VCCL’s state Team of the Year. The state team was selected from the best performed players across the VCCL’s eight regions during season 2013/14. In the 2013/14 season Weerasinge Silva achieved a bowling average of just 15.32 having notched up […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

A stellar year

Giving back: Max Leonard winner of the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club’s Ansell and Bolton Most Outstanding Active Award seen here with fellow patroller Hilary Collett.

SEASON 2012/2013 and Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club member Max Leonard was named Patroller of the Year. The award is not only for patrolling but goes to an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the club in building community awareness, personal development, enthusiasm and passion for lifesaving. Season 2013/2014 […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Taking the netball scene by storm

If at first you don’t succeed: Hannah Flanders is full of praise for the Fish Creek Football Netball Club which has played such an important part in nurturing her playing career.

PLAYING in a premiership team is a highlight of any sportsperson’s life regardless of whether one is five, 25 or 65. Hannah Flanders, as reported in The Star on Tuesday, July 8 played a pivotal role in Monash Storm’s two goal premiership victory over City West Falcons. Having had time to reflect on a successful […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Race of truth

Mt Misery: Leongatha Cycling Club senior riders in Saturday’s hill-climb event at Outtrim.

FINALLY, Leongatha Cycling Club members had an opportunity to race. After two consecutive cancellations due to inclement weather, conditions were favorable enough to allow the running of the annual Club Individual Time Trial and Hill Climb titles. A few light showers early on ensured the roads were wet and riders had to work hard to […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland’s light shines in Glasgow

Sailing: Eleanor Patterson is the world’s best female high jump prospect in decades.

SOUTH Gippsland is well represented at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Leongatha school girl sensation Eleanor Paterson who high jumped 1.96 as a 17 year old last year. She is the best female high jump prospect the world has seen in decades. Kaila McKnight, our middle distance Track and Field hope, is also from Leongatha. Kaila […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Fast Dayn

Speedway winner: Dayn Bentvelzen with two of his many trophies including that for his victory in the 12/13 Wingless Speedway Series.

WINGLESS sprintcar enthusiast, 27 year old Dayn Bentvelzen of Leongatha is passionate about his sport. While it may not be a high profile sport and victory does not bring much other than the trophy and small cash prizes, for Bentvelzen it is about the challenge and to gain the respect of his racing peers for […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony Creek Racing Club loses a winner

Moving on: The Stony Creek Racing Club has undergone a period of renewal and retiring CEO Ralph Gallagher says it is time for refreshment.

THE retiring CEO of the Stony Creek Racing Club, Ralph Gallagher is the survivor of an aggressive cancer diagnosed in 2002. While the cancer and its treatment for which he spent many long hours in the ‘chemo cafe’ as he puts it, impacted heavily on his life, took a toll particularly on his lungs and […]

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

Super tenpin bowl

In action: Aaron Boscombe-Hill shows form at the National Championships for Bowlers with a Disability held in Hobart, mid June.

AT the State Championships held in Frankston earlier this year, Mirboo North tenpin bowler Aaron Boscombe-Hill won a bag full of medals. He has returned from Ten Pin Bowling Australia’s 26th National Championship for Bowlers with a Disability held at Moonah, a suburb of Hobart with another bag full. Competing for the Cole Cup Team […]

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

Kids on track

Cool cash: back row from left, Mark Lindsay, Raymond Slade (WLAC President) and Theresita Plumb (KKOT Committee). Front row from left, Xavier Lindsay and Hayden Lindsay (WLAC members).

WONTHAGGI Little Athletics has become the latest beneficiary of the KKOT fun run held at Kilcunda in March, receiving a cheque for $1000 and joining the long list of local organisations that have now benefited from this event organised by a group of local, passionate volunteers. Planning is well underway for the 2015 ‘Keeping Kids […]

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

Jumping to volunteer

Up ‘n’ over: Wes Joyce rides LH King Arthur over a jump during last year’s Australian Show Jumping Championships. King Arthur has now been sold to Japan.

THE Joyce family from Jumbunna have always been involved in the equine industry, and often volunteer their time to various equestrian events and activities. Wes and Trish, along with their daughters Sarah and Tiffany run Lals Haven and are currently concentrating on breeding and training and competing quality horses. Wes, Sarah and Tiffany all went […]

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

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