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MDU remains ladder leader A Grade, Div 2

Sterling form: batting at number five, Sam Sperling’s 33 was Koonwarra/LRSL second top score after Nev Toms’ 35 which included five boundaries. Photo www.mdphotos.net

MEENIYAN Dumbalk United’s winning form has retained its position at the top of the ladder with a convincing win over Fish Creek/ Tarwin. The win was set up by Craig Hoober and Nick Eddy batting at three and four. With their openers leaving the crease without impact the pair formed a partnership of 85 runs […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Drawcards give wind to Australia Day Regatta

Young hero: 2011 Australian of the Year, Jessica Watson encourages people to pursue their dreams.

THE Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta will be held again over the 2015 Australia Day Weekend with two of Australia foremost sailors, with very different backgrounds participating, Jessica Watson OAM and Tom King OAM. Jessica became the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted when she sailed back into Sydney Harbor in […]

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Parrots coaching appointments grounds for success

Grounds for success: from left, newly appointed U/18 team coach, Nathan Lynch with the Seniors’ coach, Beau Vernon.

THE Leongatha Football Netball Club is happy to announce that senior player Nathan Lynch will be taking on the coaching job, for the U/18 team in 2015. The club will place a high emphasis on the integration between the senior and junior playing groups. With Matt Davies as the Reserves’ coach and Adam Sheedy as […]

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Crown glory

Accolades: from left, South Coast Athletics president David Green and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eleanor Patterson were the recipients of major Athletics Australia awards at Crown on Thursday, October 23.

SOUTH Coast Athletics was in the spot light once again with Eleanor Patterson taking out the Athletics Australia Junior Athlete of the Year award at Crown on Thursday Night. South Coast Athletics President David Green, Eleanor Patterson’s coach, was awarded the Junior Coach of the Year Award. The award caps off a sensational year for […]

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Board riders take to waves

Winners: back row from left: Sophie Bolam (U16 runner-up), Lily Sharples (U14 winner) and Jess Tong (U16 winner, U14 runner-up). Front row, Sonia Seuren (Micro Groms winner).

THE Bass Coast Board Riders officially started its surfing season with a junior competition for Under 16 surfers at Inverloch on Sunday. Thirty competitors hit the waves in an event aimed at participation and enjoyment. Despite the onshore wind and smallish swell, the heats and finals were hotly contested with some great surfing shown by […]

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South Coast stars hit the big time

Up close: from left, Kelsey Dal Pozzo, Oscar Plenkovich, Harry Gibson-Goldsmith, Travis Cristall, Eamonn Toomey, Dimitri Vanos, Dion Renton, Jasper Kempster, Scout Greenhalgh, Quinn Brookes-Page, Oscar Gibson-Goldsmith and Blake Richards pitch side at AAMI Park.

THE South Coast Soccer Club Under 13’s team was surrounded by stars on the weekend, none bigger than Melbourne City’s David Villa. The boys were given the opportunity to be ball boys for last weekend’s A League clash at AAMI Park. They had prime positions right around the pitch to see the one-all draw unfold. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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