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Wonthaggi’s Bugboys rally home

Daniel Renfrey   DESPITE a car breakdown, Wonthaggi’s Nathan Leversha and friend Dale Thorn, who made up team Bugboys in the spring Shitbox Rally, crossed the finish line last week. The pair joined droves of drivers as they made their way from Melbourne to Townsville in their Volvo 240. While their car ran into a […]

October 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

From Parrots to Pies – Kaila enters AFLW

Daniel Renfrey   JUST a week ago, Leongatha’s Kaila Bentvelzen added another achievement to her footballing career when she was drafted to the AFLW by Collingwood with the 67th overall pick. The 22-year-old had just completed her second year at the VFL’s Casey Demons, and had also previously coached the Leongatha women’s team. While she […]

October 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Cub anglers catch a big one

BUDDING anglers braved windy conditions to learn how to catch a fish at Inverloch on Sunday – and catch them they did. As part of National Gone Fishing Day, a free fishing clinic was hosted by the Anderson Inlet Angling Club in conjunction with the Victorian Fisheries Authority, and mullet were among the fish landed. […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News,Sport | Read More »

Gippy’s best in AFL waiting game

Daniel Renfrey   JUST last week, Sam Flanders took out the Gippsland Power Best and Fairest award. A week before that, he was completing the AFL draft combine with the rest of the top prospects from around the nation. While the young gun from Fish Creek had been preoccupied and not thought much about the […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Luke wins gold in NZ

A group of 13 swimmers from the South Gippsland Bass Swim Club returned from New Zealand last week, after competing in the NZ Short Course Championships, which reeled in swimmers from around the world. Juniors Luke Muir, Ben McConachy, Josh Wight, Sophie McKenzie, Riley Harris, Hannah Simmons, Trinity O’Keefe, Nicolette Wight and Jordi Vanderkolk all […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Surf’s up for Sage

Daniel Renfrey   PHILLIP Island’s Sage Goldsbury will head to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship for the second time in as many years later this month. The 15-year-old will tackle the surf at Huntington Beach, California, from October 26 to November 3. “I’m very excited, it’s my second year going and I’m really keen […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

It’s Dallas’ Day

Daniel Renfrey   YOUNG gun basketballer Dallas Loughridge will pull on the green and gold at the next FIBA U16s Asia Championships, after being selected as one of Australia’s point guards. She will join five other Victorians as Australia looks to defend its 2018 U16s girls title. The 15-year-old from Bena was overjoyed when she […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Parrots surge into prelin

LEONGATHA reserves played a disciplined and determined game to overpower Bairnsdale and reach the preliminary final on Sunday. The Parrots started the game well and had scored 3.1 to the Redlegs’ 1.3 at the first break. Despite Bairnsdale having the wind advantage in term two, it couldn’t capitalise. A couple of costly 50-metre penalties helped […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Three in a row for Beau

HE was sensational as a player, but Leongatha and Gippsland footy icon Beau Vernon may be even greater as a coach. With the Phillip Island seniors achieving a thrilling four-point grand final win over Cora Lynn on Saturday and taking out their second flag in a row, Vernon has now coached three premierships on the […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Eagles win battle of the birds in second semi

SOMETIMES a team has to do it the hard way in finals, which is the case for Leongatha in the 2019 series. The Parrots went down to Maffra in the second semi-final on Saturday after a strong final term from the Eagles, and will take on Sale in the preliminary final this week. Coach Paul […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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