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Back Stony Creek and head to the Cup

A great place, great people: from left, the Stony Creek Racing Club president’s wife, Jenny O’Sullivan of Gippsland Food Adventures a cup day sponsor, The Nationals candidate Danny O’Brien and club CEO Terry Grace.

STONY Creek will turn on some exciting racing this Sunday, March 8 with an eight race program featuring the 2015 The National’s Danny O’Brien Stony Creek Cup where the stakes are high with $70,000 up for grabs. The track could not be in better condition thanks to the tremendous work of talented track curator Trent […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Magic Moscript makes history

Welcome addition: Cougars coach Jack Hughes with Chelsea Moscript at Leongatha Turf on Saturday.

A TOP story of the round is the inclusion of Chelsea Moscript in the Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL team to become the first woman in history to play A Grade cricket in the LDCA. Spin bowler, Moscript was involved in the first two wickets to fall for the day in Koony’s match against Kilcunda/Bass at the Leongatha […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Phillip Island conquers South Gippsland

Division One Premiers: Phillip Island took out the South Gippsland Bowls Division Pennant grand final on Saturday in Leongatha, from left back row Dennis Oakley (emergency), Matthew Allen, Daryl Major, Russell Taylor, Arthur Denny,  John Batty, Peter Forrest, front row David Hanlon, Russell May, John Newcombe, Graeme Cornell, Kevin Wagner, Hans Olierook.

Phillip Island won the Pennant Division One bowling title on grand final day at the Leongatha Bowling Club on Saturday. Division 1: Phillip Island 14-71 defeated Inverloch 2-62. Division 2: Loch 14-75 defeated San Remo 2-61. Division 3: Tarwin Lower 13-65 defeated Wonthaggi 3-59. Division 4: Port Welshpool 12-70 defeated Phillip Island 4-69. Division 5: […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Triathlon turned up the heat

Swimmers: from left, Lucy Vernon and Rosie Bourke (women’s winner) from Phillip Island and Ann Lewton from Leongatha were ready to take the plunge in the Espy Hotel twilight triathlon recently.

THE Esplanade Hotel Twilight Triathlon, the third in the 2014/15 Alex Scott series, was held on Saturday, February 21 in very warm conditions. A record field of 75 entries took on a 500 metre ocean swim, a 25 kilometre cycle and a five kilometre run. The swim was on the top of the high tide, […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Easter fun for all at Tour de Tarwin

Easter mass: a fundraiser for the South Gippsland CFA and other emergency services, the Tour de Tarwin gets bigger each year and attracts a colourful crowd of all ages with entertainment for everyone.

THE Tour de Tarwin is more than an Easter time family fun bike ride and walk linking the twin villages of Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. Since its 2006 inception the event has grown from having 270 participants to 1300 walkers and riders and now encompasses a series of activities dotted across the Easter weekend. […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Pony club champions crowned

Happy helpers: from left, Wonthaggi Pony Club members Vivienne Carfrae, Jess Bolding, Sarah McNair, Anna Scott and Brigette Tack helped out wherever they could during the two day event.

WONTHAGGI Pony Club hosted the Pony Club Association of Victoria (PCAV) state dressage and show jumping championships recently. Nearly 200 riders converged on Wonthaggi Pony Club grounds for the event, coming from all over Victoria to compete in either dressage or show jumping. Several Wonthaggi Pony Club members also competed on the weekend. There are […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Superbikes – a real blast

Thrilling: Jonathan Rea Kawasaki (65)  leads the action in race one.

FIREWORKS lit up the night sky over the Phillip Island race track on Friday night with celebrations for the 25th year of the world Superbike championship blasting off. While British riders stole the show at the opening round of the 2015 Superbike World Championship with Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam sharing first and second places […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Jasmine collects four gold

Standing proud: Jasmine Woods with her four gold medals.

Jasmine Woods was a star performer at the Regional Track and Field meeting at Casey Fields on the weekend, bringing home four gold medals. Previously, on Thursday night at the Leongatha Little Athletics twilight meeting, Jasmine came within a centimetre of beating the club’s high jump Under 12 record held by Eleanor Paterson. As a […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Jordie breaks record

What a champ: Just Jordie, trained and owned by Robert and Bev Carmichael came in for his 11th win at the Woolamai racetrack on Saturday, breaking the course record.

LOCALLY trained Just Jordie became the first horse to win 11 races at the Woolamai racetrack on Saturday. Proud owners of Just Jordie Woolamai and District Racing Club president Robert Carmichael, his wife and club secretary Bev Carmichael and daughter Cindy couldn’t be happier. The 11 year old bay gelding by Monde Bleu had Courtney […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

The heat is on but the ladder is set

Red hot: Fifty one year old Wayne ‘Tex’ Telfer set up a Nerrena win with a grinding 87 before succumbing to Saturday’s stifling heat. More photos online at www.mdphotos.net

IT was always going to be a steep hill to climb, the 334 runs Workmens had set Town. Town succumbed in the 55th over with 194 runs against it name, nowhere in sight of the peak. Jake Burge gave it a good crack hitting the top score of 45 and Scott Browne’s 32 wasn’t far […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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