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Maffra claims the round

Hot potato: Ashlie Gilliam and Keely Price converged as a Maffra opponent tried to gain control of the ball.

THE only game of Round 12 that Leongatha and Maffra ended up playing was a win for Maffra. Efforts by AFL Gippsland to reschedule the fixture by rearranging the split round at the end of the month failed and left the clubs’ Girls’ teams solely in charge of recording a win. Leongatha lost the match […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Driving junior members

Lofty heights: Ryan Thomas loves that moment when he strikes the ball and tracks it as it sails low through the air and gun barrel straight to land a perfectly placed chip away from the pin.

LEONGATHA Golf Club has embarked on a massive recruitment campaign for junior golfers, realising these youngsters are the club’s future. The club has 40 Junior members, mostly under 10 years old, three of whom play regularly. One of the keenest is 15 year old Ryan Thomas. In Year 9 at Mary MacKillop College, Ryan has […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

IK step it up against Allies

Right, Ball up: Inverloch-Kongwak’s ruckman Brad Hender took on Allies’ Brandon Nolan in the Sea Eagles’ home game win on Saturday.

INVERLOCH-Kongwak showed why they are the 2016 flag favourites with a brilliant display of disciplined football against Allies on Saturday. IK stormed to a 13 goal win. The Allies travelled to Inverloch knowing they had a big job on their hands. Inverloch sitting on top of the AFL ladder produced a very convincing style of […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Riders chase the trophies

Shining: from left, in second place was Bernadette Fitzgerald; the winner of the Lex Watt Memorial Trophy, Oliver McLean; third, Brad Bouquet; and Zach Stubbs-Teylor, the winner of the Watchorn Trophy for Juniors made an impressive winners’ group for the Leongatha Cycling Club held at Pound Creek on Sunday.

CLUB racing was held on Sunday morning from Pound Creek with a 9.30 start to racing. For those riding to the start it meant a warm up ride across frosty country side with the thermometer at around zero degrees. The morning did warm up to be pleasantly sunny and race conditions were pretty good. The […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Close contest for seniors

B Grade: after the dust settled, B Grade coach Michael Adams gathered the players for a debrief to discuss future game play for the weeks to come. Michael is pictured centre with Michael Thomas on his left and Bart Riyter on the right.

IN the absence of the usual Under 13 baseball match, it was left to the senior teams to bring it home for the Miners; unfortunately both teams fell just short. Under 13’s No local game took place this week as seven of our super talented team took part in the State Winter Championships representing the […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Regatta plans underway for 2017

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THE South Gippsland Yacht Club is planning what it believes will be an outstanding fourth annual Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta event on the Australia Day long weekend in January next year. Along with the support of local businesses, the yachting industry, Bass Coast Shire Council, Inverloch Historical Society and local Rotary and Lions clubs the […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bulldogs rain on Tigers’ parade

Ready to play: from left, Mirboo North Seniors Brent Harriage, Tom Reiske and Jeremy Salinger donned the new jumpers in celebration of NAIDOC Week on Saturday.

Mid Gippsland ladder leader and 2016 premiership favorite, Newborough, retained the Ron Skinner Memorial Cup when it defeated Mirboo North by 17 points at Tigerland on Saturday. The much awaited clash between the top two teams in the competition was also the first indigenous recognition game held in the MGFL’s 81 year history. To mark […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Basketball boom in Leongatha

Get involved: the Leongatha Basketball Association is preparing for a big Spring season and club president Dan Monaghan said there has never been a more exciting time to play basketball.

THERE’S been a massive amount of interest shown in playing basketball as the Leongatha Basketball Association prepares for its Spring season set to begin on Monday, August 15 for both Junior and Senior competitions. LBA president Dan Monaghan said with the Aussies involved in the NBA play offs, the Olympics in Rio just around the […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Welsh takes first

Champion: Leongatha Cycling Club cyclist Alex Welsh won against some of his keenest rivals in the Para-cycling Individual Time Trials at Eildon on Saturday.

ALEX Welsh continued to make a name for himself when he won the Para-cycling Individual Time Trial division of Cycling Victoria’s Eildon Road Race over 19.3 kilometres on Saturday. The handcyclist was up against rivals such as world champion tricyclist Carol Cooke and fellow 3H3 H3 class handcyclist Michael Taylor. Mr Welsh won 45 seconds […]

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Awards end class season

Winners: All Star Six medal winners at the 2016 Victorian Country Volleyball Championships at Moe, from left, Sarah Damon, Division 2 and Kristen Sanders, Division 1.

KORUMBURRA Volleyball Association’s summer/autumn season wound up recently with a vote count at the Leongatha RSL. Competition concluded a fortnight earlier in A Grade with Bugs defeating Champions and in B Grade with Chargers defeating Saints. The season’s most valuable player (MVP) award count created a lot of interest with many players securing votes. Kristen […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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