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Gippsland preps for 2019 footy season

GIPPSLAND Football Netball League released its 2019 fixture last week. Round one will kick off on April 6. Leongatha and Wonthaggi will both host home games in round one against Maffra and Warragul respectively. The first local derby will be battled out at Wonthaggi’s home ground in round three on April 19. They will meet […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tough conditions for parkrunners

WITH the mercury already exceeding 20 degrees by the 8am start time, it was shorts and singlet tops all round at Koonwarra parkrun. Sultry conditions saw 53 participants form a steamy train of colour along the Great Southern Rail Trail for the 59th event and regular local Leo Argento summed it up nicely; “The going was tough, […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Summer fun at the velodrome

IT was a great summer Friday night for racing and the riders had a fun night of competition. Zoe Reiter had her first night of racing and Tom Fitzgerald had a night where his casual job enabled him to have a race. In the first event of the night – the one lap time trial […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Town hits crushing 255 run partnership

FINE centuries to Sahan Perera and Amila Ratnaike have put Leongatha Town in a commanding position against Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL after day one. The pair added 255 runs for the second wicket with opener Perera powering his way to 170 runs which included 22 fours. His partner Ratnaike has now reached almost peak form and scored […]

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Fishing adventure for South Gippsland Specialist School

DURING term four, the Port Welshpool Working Group has been volunteering its time to support students from the South Gippsland Specialist School during a Duke of Education Fishing Program. This is the second successful year the program has been running from the Old Ferry Terminal and the feedback from students and staff involved have been […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Boxing a winner for Leongatha

MORE than 400 people packed the Leongatha Memorial Hall on Sunday, December 9 to watch a full bout of matches lasting more than three hours. Hosted by the Corner Inlet Boxing Club the event proved a winner with boxers from throughout Australia converging on the hall to watch some 20 fights and exhibition matches. Lachlan […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Storm on the move

GIPPSLAND Storm Elite Development Netball Club has just recently completed its 2019 try-outs. With some of the largest numbers taking part, the club will increase to 10 teams for next year. The Storm has been pushing further into the Gippsland region with netball clinics held with Nyora and more recently Moe and now the whole […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Boxing bonanza in Leongatha

LEONGATHA is set to host a huge boxing event in the town with fighters coming from Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia to compete. The boxing event, called the Corner Inlet Cup, is being presented by the Corner Inlet Boxing Club and takes place on Sunday, December 9 at Leongatha Memorial Hall from 12noon. “This should […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Alberton looks to 2020

ALBERTON Football Netball League has conceded to being a six team competition in 2019. A meeting on November 22 saw teams elect not to disband the league, but rather look to the future and plan for an improved 2020. League president Barry Stride said teams were disappointed with the outcome but had accepted there was […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony Creek’s season off and racing

MORE than 80 members, supporters and sponsors helped launch the Stony Creek Racing Club’s 2018/19 season with a cocktail evening on Friday, November 23. Club president Michael Darmanin said it was a terrific night with guests enjoying a relaxed evening, hearing about the exciting season ahead and listening to guest speaker Cranbourne trainer Michael Kent. […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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