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Croquet and golf – the match is made

Golf anyone?: from left, Ken Walter, Marg Horvath, Nanette Meredith, Betty Strong, Merry Dyson-Holland, Lilly Eichstadt and Garry Shandley on the green.

FOR the first time in a long time Leongatha Croquet Club has submitted a golf pennant team alongside the association team. We will play 12 games against eight other competing clubs within Gippsland, culminating in finals early December. Leongatha triumphed in its first golf match against Phillip Island this week winning by three hoops on […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Charity match raises the bat

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MORE than $2000 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Foundation Australia on Saturday at a charity cricket match organised by Matt Boswell. The weather was fine and all the players showed up for what was a fun and friendly game of 20/20 cricket. Earlier this year, one of Mr Boswell’s closest friends lost his […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bowlers keen to try new green

New green: from left, Inverloch Bowling Club board member Neil Everitt, president Ron Burge, Bass MLA Brian Paynter, Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale, treasurer John Sutcliffe, secretary Carol Waters, tournament Secretary Marg Flett and greens director Gary Hardy test out the new synthetic green at the Inverloch Bowling Club.

A NEW synthetic green has been installed at the Inverloch Bowling Club thanks to a joint effort by the club, the former state government and Bass Coast Shire Council. With the assistance of council, the club successfully applied for a $50,000 Local Facilities for Local Clubs 2014-15 grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria, with the […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fish Creek hang on against MDU

Star afield: Ashley Snooks was officially named the best on the ground but Jason Rouda seen here with one of his many possessions, wasn’t far behind.

FISH Creek managed to hang on for a hard fought three point win in the second elimination final against a fast finishing MDU on Sunday at Foster. A couple of changes to both sides in the lead up and with Fish Creek winning the home and away season clash convincingly, the Kangaroos went in warm […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

All eyes on Eleanor

Eleanor Patterson: pictured after winning Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, Eleanor will compete in the Athletics World Championships in Beijing with the women’s high jump qualifying this Thursday.

LEONGATHA’S Eleanor Patterson begins her assault on the women’s high jump World Championship in Beijing from 11.35am this Thursday, August 27. Thursday is the qualifying competition and if Eleanor can get through qualifying she’ll then compete in the final set down for 8.30pm this Saturday, August 29. Eleanor, 19, the current Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots’ forward has the spark

Team player: for Jake Best, Leongatha’s success this season will be all about the team not individuals. Leongatha is on track to finish on top with a win this Saturday.

JAKE Best is the Gippsland Football Netball League’s leading goalkicker this season. He has 76 goals with one home and away game to go. With the Parrots season likely to run deep into the finals, chances are the Leongatha full forward, at 25 years old, could cap off his season by kicking 100 goals. That […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

South Gippsland Field and Game August fox drive

It will do: a good attendance at the weekend’s fox drive admires the results of the hunt.

SOUTH Gippsland Field and Game held its August fox drive on Sunday 16 attended by 12 members of Field and Game including four juniors. The weather started out fine and sunny but soon changed to overcast with a cold north westerly. The first drive was at Koonwarra after which the group moved onto Pound Creek […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Finals dream alive for IK

Line them up: Dale Lawton about to kick a late goal is shepherded by Lucas McMillan and Tom Wyatt.

A CLOSE match was fought between DWWWW and Inverloch Kongwak, but IK wanted it more. Finishing off 20 points ahead of the Allies, the Sea Eagles worked hard to ensure they secured their spot in the finals. IK’s Barry Withers dominated the first half, out marking his player and using his body well to provide […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Criterium challenges the toughest

Action:  Bernadette Fitzgerald leads Neil White, Rob Waddell and Mark Bensley with one lap to go in the B Grade Criterium.

CONDITIONS were excellent for Criterium racing at Bena on Saturday. Seniors, graded into A and B and the Juniors rode an eight lap handicap over the 1.8 kilometre undulating, ‘hot dog’ circuit. Criterium racing doesn’t suit a lot of riders and the Senior numbers were down to 11 riders in the two senior grades. The […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Netball stars on court

Meeniyan U11 finalists: back row from left, Grace Mattingly, Stella Brewer, Tynisha Lim, Maddi Boyd and Meg Rathjen. Front row, Jack Rathjen and Kaitlyn Lovada.

THE Leongatha and District Netball Association enjoyed pleasant weather for the 1st and 2nd semi finals. There were some very close matches watched by a good crowd of supporters. A successful Round Robin was held for the Under 11 section followed by a barbecue. Special recognition awards were made to four ladies for outstanding service […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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