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Big names turn out for the best Bass Coast Cycle Challenge yet

Hand cycle: well know para cyclist Alex Welsh at the finish of the race. Welsh is a familiar sight on the hilly back roads around Korumburra where he trains most days.

RECORD numbers turned out for the sixth edition of the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge held on Saturday, November 12 in Inverloch and they included the former Australian racing cyclist and SBS commentator Dave McKenzie, the first non-European to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France Phil Anderson, and Australia’s current hand cycle race […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Local hero receives bravery award

Bravery rewarded: Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club’s David Cumming received the highest meritorious award at Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Awards of Excellence after saving four people from drowning late last year. He is pictured with fellow member Kimberley Gee, who received National Trainer of the Year.

AN act of bravery earned Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club’s David Cumming the highest meritorious award at the Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Awards of Excellence recently. David saved four swimmers from drowning at Venus Bay’s first surf beach in early December, 2015. Off duty at the time, David saw the swimmers were in […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Molly performs at Adelaide

Up and over: Kardella equestrian Molly Barry recently competed at the Australian International Three Day Event in the three star competition on her horse, La Muso.

KARDELLA eventer Molly Barry has recently returned from Adelaide, where she competed at three star level in the Australian International Three Day Event with her off the track thoroughbred, La Muso. Recently accepted into the Australian eventing squad, Molly had help from national coach Prue Barrett in the lead up to the event. Eventing consists […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

McFarlane takes all, almost

Edged out: from left, Thomas McFarlane takes the win from a determined Will Lumby in the eight lap scratch race on Friday night at the velodrome.

THE second night of track season saw a good roll up of riders, especially Seniors. This enabled the riders to be split into different fields over the night. The night started off with a cold wind blowing but by around 7.30pm that had dropped so conditions were pretty good for racing. The first event was […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Breakthrough win for Rayson

Winner: even at age 59 you can still be a champion. Peter Rayson has proven it is possible to improve your game enough to be on a single figure handicap having won Woorayl Golf Club’s championship on Sunday.

PETER Rayson has won his first ever golf club open championship, winning the title at Woorayl Golf Club on Sunday. Rayson was competing in only his first open championship having won B and C Grade titles in the past. Having worked on his game with golf professional Rohan Walker of Phillip Island, Rayson has got […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sheepdog showcase

Spectators: from left, Leongatha South’s John Macdonald and Kongwak’s Dick Scott watched the Korumburra Sheepdog Trials on Friday afternoon. John is pictured with his dog Macdonald Heidi.

THE 55th annual Korumburra Sheepdog Trials were contested over three exciting days last week. A field of 76 – with competitors travelling from right across Australia to participate – competed in the open and improver sections, while 46 competed in the novice section. The numbers were a slight increase on previous years, and good crowds […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dogs show the skills

Weekend fun: Paul Macphail from Beloka Kelpie Stud in Welshpool is looking forward to the 20th annual sheep, cattle and duck state championships, held at his property on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.

THE 20th sheep, cattle and duck state championship trials will be held on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. The trials are held at Paul Macphail’s Beloka Kelpie Stud, on the South Gippsland Highway at Welshpool. Mr Macphail said they have seen many of Australia’s greatest working dogs and their fantastic handlers competing in […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha hosts regional swimming

Keeping warm: staying dry before their 10 and Under relay race are South Gippsland Bass members, from left, Oscar Dellamina (Wonthaggi), Tom Niven (Phillip Island), Thomas McKenzie (Leongatha) and Rhett Collins (Leongatha).

SOUTH Gippsland Bass Swimming Club, comprising swimmers from Phillip Island through to Toora, hosted Gippsland Swimming Inc. meeting number two for the season at Leongatha’s Splash pool on Sunday, October 23. More than 100 club members were out in force for the “Snappers” as they competed against swimmers from Traralgon, Sale, Warragul and Moe. Swimmers […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dawn awarded 2016 Greenlow

Worthy winner: Dawn Rasmussen, left, and Alan Odgers with the Greenlow trophy.

LEONGATHA table tennis KeenAgers have presented this year’s prestigious Greenlow award to Dawn Rasmussen. Dawn was judged by award founder, Alan Odgers, to be the most outstanding member of the group who has excelled in their field of skills during the 2015/2016 year. The award was presented during the extended coffee break last Thursday morning. […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Races back at Woolamai

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THE Woolamai and District Racing Club will again hold a meeting on the New Year’s Day public holiday in January 2017, which is welcome news. After losing the race meeting in 2016, club secretary Bev Carmichael said it is nice to see it returned to the club. “Woolamai is very pleased to have the Monday, […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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