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Allies break the drought

Outclassed: Ricky Benis clears away with good shepherding.

NOT since 2006 has Allies come close to defeating the powerful Korumburra Bena outfit. Last Saturday they broke that drought and sent an ominous message to all the other Alberton League clubs that they are no longer the easy beats of the competition. Allies went into the game without Dan Vardy and Josh Becker. This […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Surfers commemorate Island national reserve

Showing style: Adrian Maier from the Confusion team in action at Cape Woolamai.

THE Surfing Teams Challenge held to celebrate the second anniversary of the declaration of the Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve was a true recognition of what surfing is all about: fun, family, community and great waves. Throughout Saturday, 99 competitors in 11 teams battled it out in often challenging conditions at Cape Woolamai under the […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Woodchoppers come close in international Cricket Sixes

Melbourne Cup Team: Simon Mellish, Ryan Pearce, Aaron Boyle, Sam Brewin, Andrew Kent and Tim Sauvarin.

THE Leongatha Woodchoppers went so close to being back to back International Cricket Tournament winners at the Cricket Sixes tournament in Thailand last year. As premiers of the Veterans Competition the now internationally renowned Leongatha Woodchoppers team decided to return to Thailand to defend its trophy. The team banded together with partners and a couple […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Quality cyclists take to the hills

Winners’ group: from left, second Peter Finlayson, first and fastest time Cyrus Monk, third Rob Monk and junior event winner Thomas Fitzgerald.

THE Leongatha club riders were joined by some of the Warragul club riders on Saturday for the race through the Nerrena and Mardan hills with great weather conditions prevailing. The handicapper had 24 riders to sort for the 38km race. With out markers at 20min and 15min before an eight rider bunch at nine minutes […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

400 games for Barry

Milestone: Barry McCoy enjoyed doing his 400th game at the Leongatha v. Wonthaggi night game.

BARRY McCoy umpired his 400th game as an umpire in the Leongatha v. Wonthaggi match on Saturday night. He started his football umpiring career on the promise of $50 and a beer. The year was 1998 and he was not sure where his football career with the Wonthaggi Rovers was headed. The career cop – […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots show class in derby

In front: Ash Lynch gets a free for holding the man, courtesy Wonthaggi's Riley Lindsay.

A BIG crowd welcomed what promised to be a thrilling encounter between two long standing adversaries, keen to test each other early in the season. These games are always tough and played with passion and intensity. This game would be no different with the Parrots this time prevailing and sending a strong message that this […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Great club celebrates it best

Best club person: from left, Mark Cantwell was congratulated by MDU club president Craig Hoober on receiving his best club person award.

THE MDU Cricket Club held its U16 and Senior award presentations on March 27 at the Meeniyan club rooms with a very good crowd in attendance. The club had an excellent year with both A and B Grades playing finals with A Grade having a heartbreaking loss in the semi final after losing only two […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Born to jump

Stony Creek’s Maree Young and her horse Storm have been very successful in the show jumping ring this year.

STONY Creek’s Maree Young has achieved great success in the show jumping arena with her horse, Storm, a 15.2hh, nine year old paint. One of her most recent triumphs was winning D Grade champion at the recent Moomba show jumping event. “I got Storm as a young, green horse and didn’t think he was going […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha wins for Beau

Singing the song: joining together in a rousing rendition of the club’s song were, from left, coach Beau Vernon, Sean Westaway, Aaron Heppell and Shem Hawking.

HARD work during the off season and the appointment of new coach Beau Vernon has led to an ideal season start for the new look Leongatha senior football team. On Saturday in front of a bumper local crowd, Leongatha got its season underway in emphatic style with a 123 point thumping of Traralgon. The anticipation […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

England awaits Australian class

In shape: opening the bowling for Australia, Southall is also no slouch with the bat.

MIRBOO North identity, Ian Southall is the only Gippslander and one of five Victorians to have been selected as one of 17 Australians to tour England as the Australian Seniors Over 60s cricket team. Better known in the town as an activist for renewable energy he is on the team that will play its English […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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