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The racing hots up

Velodrome action: the re-handicap event saw a win to Jack Allen (45) from a fast finishing Oliver Mclean (Scr). Kaleb Jans (30) also finished well to grab third place.

IT was a busy weekend for Leongatha Cycling Club members beginning on Friday night with track racing for 17 starters on a cool and breezy night. This was followed by the Bass Coast Challenge charity bike ride at Inverloch on Saturday for some whilst our top juniors were battling it out over Saturday and Sunday […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Having a roll at Leongatha bowls

Roll on: from left, Chris Wilson, Jeff Wilson and Ben Miles from Berry Sport Surfaces in Mitcham, roll up the surface to be replaced.

ASKED if he was surprised at how easy the used synthetic surface of the greens had been to sell and Leongatha Bowls Club president, Mr Barry Davidson said, “It worked out pretty quickly. “We had the idea from Dromana where they sold quickly.” Eight unlucky buyers were left on the waiting list once all the […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Baseball comes to town

Uniform: the team name, The Miners, has been chosen to reflect the heritage of South Gippsland.

BASEBALL is coming to South Gippsland with the team hopefully based at The Town Cricket Club on Horn St, Leongatha. To be called the South Gippsland Baseball Club it will play in the La Trobe Valley League winter competition. The team will be known as The Miners. Negotiations are taking place with the cricket club […]

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Inspirational and exceptional

Learning a lot: some of Bev Shandley’s (second from right) students from left, Emma Dutchman, Annie Winchester, Coby Elmore, Alex O’Sullivan, Julia Green and Logan West on the cross country course at Tarwin Lower.

BORN into a family of horse enthusiasts, Middle Tarwin’s Bev Shandley was destined to become a person involved in all things equine. Her father was a horseman, he used to break them in and right back from when he left school he was working with horses. Bev, her brothers and sister used to ride to […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sheep dogs compete

Dog trials: from left, local competitors Luke Harris with Banjo and Owen Harris with Gypsy at the Korumburra Sheep Dog Trials at Korumburra Recreation Reserve.

MORE than 100 sheep dogs and their owners converged on Korumburra Recreation Reserve last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the Korumburra Sheep Dog Trials. “We’ve had them from Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales and all over Victoria,” assistant event organiser Judy Macdonald of Leongatha South said. Local competitors included Chris Davis and dog […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Soccer Stars begin new era with new name

New era: from left, new president Pat Gilbert and treasurer Joe Licciardi looking forward to playing at their new home at Thompson Reserve in Inverloch.

THE South Coast Stars has begun a new era with a name. They will now be known as the Inverloch Stars and move to a permanent home at Thompson Reserve, Inverloch. Season 2015 promises to be the biggest, most important year yet for the Stars with the relocation allowing for further expansion. Since it was […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dogs get worked up

Puppy love: Paul Macphail and kelpie Tom had a little time together during a busy weekend of dog competition at Beloka Kelpies at Welshpool over the weekend.

THE 18th annual state cattle, sheep and duck dog championship was held at Paul Macphail’s Beloka Kelpie Stud at Welshpool on the weekend. The weather didn’t suit everyone, particularly on Saturday but the dogs and their handlers still got through the challenges put before them.

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots pumped for 2015

Club man: Beau Vernon Leongatha Football Netball Club as coach of the Seniors in 2015 has the premiership cup in his sights.

NEW Leongatha Football Netball Club Senior coach Beau Vernon doesn’t just want to make the finals, he says the Parrots are a definite chance of winning the flag in 2015. Vernon has wasted no time in making this goal a reality, working hard to keep as many players as possible from last year and he […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Runners brave the cold

Made it: father and son Ryan (right) and Caelan Owens cross the finish line at the Park Run on Saturday.

WITH steady rain in the hours leading up to this week’s Inverloch Park Run, many runners chose to stay in bed and keep warm. However, 29 dedicated runners and walkers braved the conditions on Saturday morning. With the finish area under water, the start and finish lines were moved so runners could run towards shelter. […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Runners think pink for Narelle

Ready, set, go: Elmo (from Bass Coast Character Mascots) led the children at the starting line before the fun run began at the Run for Narelle fundraiser on Saturday.

DESPITE wet weather woes, $10,000 was raised during the Run for Narelle fundraiser in Inverloch on Saturday. Around $2000 had been raised in early registrations before the event had started. Half the proceeds will be going to the breast cancer foundation. The other half will be given to Inverloch’s Narelle Jones who was diagnosed with […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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