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Parrots wear down Gulls

Goal sneak: Brock Davidson scored valuable goals for Leongatha at the right time. Coming up from the two’s Davidson was right on target with five goals in a top game. More photos online at www.mdphotos.net

LEONGATHA was eventually able to conquer the young and talented Warragul team to take out an 86 point win at Parrot Park on Saturday. The Gulls were proving to be formidable opponents, especially in the first half, and the end result of the game is no real indication of the effort Warragul put in against […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

A life of croquet for the Arnups

Right, Well deserved: Thelma and Graeme Arnup were surprised with life memberships of the Leongatha Croquet Club last Wednesday, after more than 25 years of service to the club and the sport.

THE Leongatha Croquet Club welcomed two new life members at its annual general meeting last Wednesday. Thelma and Graeme Arnup have given more than 25 years service to the club and were surprised at the meeting with the acknowledgement. Outgoing president Merry Dyson-Holland said Thelma and Graeme are held in very high esteem at the […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

McFarlane fastest by scratch

Well done: the winners’ group from racing at Dumbalk on Saturday, May 7 with A Grade placings are, from left, second Tony Giles, first Sally Head and third Rod Cheyne. Front, B Grade winner Kaleb Jans. Fourth home but fastest over the 46 kilometre course was Thomas McFarlane who road off scratch with a time of 1.12.1.

LEONGATHA Cycling Club racing used a new course on Saturday with racing starting at Dumbalk and riding through Mirboo up the Limonite hill and then out toward Boolarra South before turning and retracing the route. With riders enjoying fantastic autumn weather they were well and truly warmed up after the climb to the turn. The […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bulldogs blunder against Allies

Ball up: Allies’ William Know and Phillip Island’s Alexandrew Redmond competing for the mark on Saturday. Photo by MalH Photography.

ALLIES hoped to stop the 11 years of losses and also stay in touch with the top six when it went up against Phillip Island on Saturday. The return of Justin and Ryan Marriott, Max Homer and Will Knox added to the midfield and half backlines.  Inside thirty seconds Phillip Island had a goal on […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bergles dominates with 16

Pressure: Kilcunda Bass’ Jacob Dakin shakes off his Korumburra Bena opponents. Photo by Sue Crawford.

A WHOPPING 16 goal streak from Kilcunda Bass’ Kael Bergles saw the Panthers take home a clear win. Though the scores weren’t giving the crowd a rush of excitement, the Panthers full forward put on a magnificent, once in a life time show. Korumburra Bena’s Sam Edwards and Jordan Myors put the pressure on and […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dalyston home in thriller

Battle of the titans: IK’s Craig O’Reilly tears away from the pack and evades young Dalyston dynamo Kyle Kirk’s attempt to tackle him.

LUCAS McMillan kicked six goals and with Dalyston’s Brad Fisher, an ex AFL player, at the other end of the ground, it provided one of the highlights of the match between Inverloch-Kongwak and Dalyston. Both full forwards played well although if Fisher had kicked more accurately the result might have been wider. For the Sea […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots all the way

Plenty of run: Zac Vernon provided Leongatha with fast transfer into the forward line.

LEONGATHA cruised to a thumping win over Sale to the tune of 121 points at Parrot Park on Saturday. The once mighty Sale side, which not so long ago was in grand finals against Maffra and Traralgon, was only a shadow of that team. After trying hard especially in the first half, Sale’s intensity dropped […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Basketball’s future rests on new floor

Aiming high: from left, Welshpool’s Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve Committee member Ilda Parry, coach, player and cleaner Lauren Mason and secretary Madelaine Mason are hoping South Gippsland Shire Council and the State Government will support the committee’s bid for a new floor for the basketball stadium.

SO popular is basketball at Welshpool that players are wearing out the floor in the stadium. The wooden floor has been affected by water damage and general wear and tear over the years, and now the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve Committee is seeking to replace it. Reserve secretary Madelaine Mason told South Gippsland Shire Council […]

May 4th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

High intensity cycling at Bena

Wind blown: B Grade winner Steve Allen, A Grade Thomas McFarlane and C Grade Bernadette Fitzgerald emerged the winners from a strong field that gathered for Criterium racing in high wind at Bena on Saturday, April 30.

CLUB racing on Saturday was at Bena on the old highway past the former Bena School with riders racing high intensity Criteriums in graded bunches. To add to the stress levels the riders had to battle a strong and gusty north west wind so riders were keen to find a wheel to follow at the […]

May 4th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sports big boost at Mirboo North

A bright day: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Don Hill; the State Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien; Joe Piper, project coordinator for the netball court resurfacing; Harriet Shing, the Member for Eastern Victoria; Wayne Roberts, president of the Walter J Tuck Recreation Reserve committee of management, Paul Van de Rydt, president of Mirboo North United Soccer Club; and Cr Nigel Hutchinson Brooks formed an impressive party of officials gathered to witness the opening of impressive new sporting club facilities at the Walter J Tuck Recreation Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

HARRIET Shing the Member for Eastern Victoria said it was with enormous pleasure that she opened the Mirboo North United Football Club Lighting and Netball Court Resurfacing Projects at the Walter J Tuck Recreation Reserve in Mirboo North. The formal opening took place on the new and impressive blue surface of the netball court on […]

May 4th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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