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Oceania Championships medals for McFarlane

Bronze: Thomas McFarlane returned from the Oceania Championships in Adelaide with two bronze medals. Here he leads the team pursuit team.

LEONGATHA Cycling Club member Thomas McFarlane has been busy on the track at the Adelaide Super Drome this past week competing in the Oceania Track games. Thomas returned from the championships with two bronze medals. Thursday saw Thomas grab third in the Junior U19 scratch race whilst on Friday he was part of the four […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Little kangas assure the future of cricket

Interschool cricket: from left, Reinhard Otto, Leongatha Primary School, Rob Wood, Cricket Victoria, Kayla Redpath, Leongatha Secondary College, and Alex Battersby and Robert Reardon, St Laurence O’Toole Catholic Primary School at the Kanga 8 cricket carnival at Leongatha Primary School on Friday.

AGAINST the backdrop of news that the Leongatha and District Cricket Association is losing two teams in B Grade Division Two, the gathering of five primary schools to play cricket in Leongatha on Friday predicts a bright future for the sport. Grade 3 and 4 students from Leongatha, Loch, Inverloch Kongwak, St Laurence O’Toole and […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bike team make regionals

Bike champs: from left, Taylah, Jesse, Matt, Paul, Shay, Kyle, Braden and Maddy will represent Wonthaggi Primary School in the Bike Ed regionals in Morwell on Wednesday.

WONTHAGGI Primary School cyclists are off to Bike Ed regionals in Morwell on Wednesday. The team trained every Monday afternoon during term three to get ready for the upcoming Bike Ed championships. The children are asked to show their skills in balance and control. They have to be able to weave through cones, before figure […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

On your marks, get set, go

Local hero: from left, Riley, Zack, Brooklyn, Jordan, Tom, Joshua, Eleanor Patterson, Summer and Lily at the opening of the Little Athletics season in Foster. 
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eleanor Patterson was on hand to open the season and her autograph proved highly popular with the youngsters.

LEONGATHA Little Athletics took off with a bang on Saturday with the Come and Try and Bring a Friend Day. On a perfect day, more than 150 children, parents/guardians and siblings came to the velodrome to experience Little Athletics first hand. From the skills development On Track program for 5 to 7 year olds to […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

LDCA Under 16 season launched

Shot: Brett Thorson is in good form for MDU.

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association launched the Under 16s season with a T10 carnival on Sunday, October 12. Most LDCA clubs fielded teams which played multiple 10 over games throughout the day. The carnival was held at several locations: the association’s east zone teams in Leongatha at the East Campus oval and the velodrome, […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Return of the world’s best

Champion: the 2014 MotoGP World title was clinched by Marc Marquez in Japan on the weekend as he finished in second place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo, with Phillip Island favourite Valentino Rossi also on the podium. The MotoGP action will roar into action this Friday at Phillip Island and thousands of fans will flock to the Island for the three day event.

THE 2014 motorcycle racing season moves into the final rounds at Phillip Island and the competition across all categories is fierce with just a few points separating the top competitors. Spanish wonder Marc Marquez has conquered almost every circuit on the calendar this season, but victory at Phillip Island is one achievement he is yet […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Key grand final roles for Leongatha duo

All Australian: Leongatha born and educated, Matt Stevic was named for the 2014 AFL All Australian following a year which culminated in his being named one of the three grand final field umpires.

LIKE everyone else, grand final umpire Matt Stevic was surprised at how Saturday’s big game panned out. “Especially given the way the two teams finished the year.” Going into the match, Stevic said the pressure was incredible and the first ten minutes of the game was intense. “The 2012 grand final was an unbelievable game […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Tigers win tough grand final

Aiming high: from left, Morwell’s Tom Crosby and Wonthaggi Power’s Earl Shaw vie for the ball in Saturday’s Gippsland League grand final at Morwell Recreation Reserve.

MORWELL captured its ninth premiership and first back-to-back flags since 1952-53 when they defeated a courageous Wonthaggi team in an entertaining, close, low scoring contest that was still in the balance well into the final quarter. Conditions were perfect for the big day at Morwell and a good sized crowd turned out to witness  what […]

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

AFNL Grand Final Day


MEENIYAN really turned it on for the staging of the Alberton Football Netball League grand finals on Saturday. The weather was perfect and a bumper crowd of 5000 people paid $32,075 at the gate, just down on last year’s record gate of $33, 350 at Wonthaggi. As the Meeniyan ground filled to capacity with cars, […]

September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Meeniyan ready

Looking good: MDU groundsman Daryl Sinclair said the football ground will be in great shape for the finals this weekend.

THE oval at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve is “coming up a treat” as the MDU Football/Netball Club prepares to host the AFNL Grand Final on Saturday, September 13. Daryl Sinclair has been the groundsman at MDU for the past eight years. He said they have been cutting the grass every second day for the last three […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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