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Students put cricket skills to the test

STUDENTS boosted their cricket skills in a series of skill based activities last Tuesday (October 24). Some 200 students from a dozen local schools descended on Leongatha’s Scorpion Park to be part of the program. The day was designed to help students in Grade 3 and 4 prepare for competition cricket in Grade 5 and […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Race president reflects on great year

STONY Creek Racing Club held its 2017 annual general meeting to report on its activities over the preceding 12 months. Those members attending the dinner meeting at the Meeniyan Hotel also heard an entertaining talk from Dr Michael Bourke, a highly respected club life member. It was also confirmed that retired champion jockey Peter Hutchinson […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Knights celebrate amazing season

LEONGATHA Knights Football Club players and supporters gathered on October 14 to celebrate another wonderful season. The juniors enjoyed a short presentation followed by the traditional barbecue and parents vs. players match. The Seniors presentation night was held at the Daker Centre with decorations by Jess Odgers, lights by Chris Gale, beautiful tunes from Marty […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Town, Glen Alvie on the board

LEONGATHA Town and Glen Alvie have broken through to claim first wins of the season after claiming Round Three one day matches in A1 cricket on Saturday. Town secured its win with a lively innings by Matt Davies with 91 not out coming after losing his opening partner Jack Hume LBW for a duck. Davies […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

85,600 attend Island grand prix

DEFENDING MotoGP™ World Champion, Honda superstar, Marc Marquez was first across the line at Phillip Island on Sunday to win Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017. Marquez crossed line 1.8 seconds ahead of rival and crowd favourite Italian Valentino Rossi and third placed Maverick Viñales. Marquez has extended his MotoGP™ world standing lead from Ducati factory […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dressage riders converge on Wonthaggi

THE first two days of competition of the Gippsland Dressage Series are complete, with the Leongatha and District Equestrian Club and the Wonthaggi Adult Riding Club hosting the event in Wonthaggi over the weekend. The event, which is in its second year brings together four local clubs, which each host a day of dressage competition. […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

World silver for Welsh

MONTHS of solid training has paid off for Korumburra’s Alex Welsh who has collected a silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Returning home on Saturday, Welsh said he was “super happy with my race, I had some issues with my hard glove in the first run and was sitting in fourth […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Moto GP just around the corner

THE 2017 motorcycle racing season is nearing the business end which means the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island is this weekend. This is the biggest sporting event in regional Victoria and the economic benefit it brings to Bass Coast Shire is in excess of $30 million. Phillip Island has successfully hosted the Australian […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Beau Vernon exits Parrots on a high

HAVING guided the Leongatha senior football team to the 2017 premiership and two grand finals in 2016 and 2015, Beau Vernon is stepping down from the coaching role. Speaking to The Star on Monday, Beau said he would have loved to have coached the Parrots in 2018 but family commitments and the long travel distances […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

San Remo bike blessing – a roaring success

SAN Remo hosted the 4th annual Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday that saw more than 10,000 bikes roar into the town, making this event one of the State’s biggest motorcycle events. By lunchtime on Saturday the town was a sea of bikes and people stretching the full length of the main street. San Remo […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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