Sport Archive

Well-fought volleyball matches

THE South Gippsland Volleyball Women’s Division 2 team played in the Grand Final of the 2019 Volleyball Victoria State League competition, losing narrowly to Monash University in a 4-set match at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong. Captain Kristen Sanders won Most Valuable Player of

Saints’ final prayers answered

IN a tidal turn of conditions, Nyora have taken Saturday’s sun to toast the Lang Lang Tigers – launching them into a slightly lucky finals campaign. Following last week’s mud-slog against Poowong, Nyora are now feeling hopeful coming into finals with a classy defeat

Sea Eagles blown over by Demons

STARTING strong but defensively denied, I-K struggled to make the most of fair weather and a good start as the finals fever of Koo Wee Rup took the heat up a notch. Taking on a Demon side with sights set on grand final redemption

800 up for Scholz

DIRECTOR at the South Gippsland Umpires Association, Gary Scholz, is leading the way on and off the field – with over 25 years’ experience, his umpiring skills and family inclusion have reached fairy tale heights. At the weekend he umpired together with his 14-year-old

‘Double chance’ at Parrots’ mercy after 114-point win

A THUMPING 114-point win over third-placed Moe on Saturday, a little surprising after the Lions’ heroics against Maffra the previous week, has put Leongatha’s destiny in its own hands in season 2019. As a result, they’ve moved up into second place behind their nemesis

Grantville shooter up with the world’s best

SHOOTING at paper targets at distances from 300 to 1200 yards is known as Target Rifle Shooting and David Brewster, a long-time member of the Grantville Rifle Club, commenced the sport in 1990 and is one of Australia’s best exponents. David, a past winner

Convincing win for Burra U14s

IN the under 14s, Korumburra City continued their winning ways with a convincing 7 – 1 win against Wonthaggi United. Multiple goals from Alana Lopez-Freeman and first goals for Liam Beach, Payton Swain, Abbey Nicholls and Sam Tomkinson. Well done Burra! U12’s – Burra

Island girls bring it home

PHILLIP Island’s Youth Girls are 2019 Southern Eastern Junior Football Competition Premiers, after defeating Korumburra-Bena on Saturday. The game, at Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve, was a tight contest throughout, with the score kept low on both sides, and the final margin only seven points.

Killy Bass finish season on a high

DETERMINED to avoid the club’s first ever wooden spoon, Kilcunda Bass put in a strong performance against Garfield on Saturday, finishing off the 2019 season with a 14-point victory. Kilcunda Bass got off to a flying start with best on ground Jake Smith slotting

Powerful win for Under 14s

WONTHAGGI Power coach Neil DeSantis said he “couldn’t have asked for more” from his Under 14s players this season, as their win over Inverloch Kongwak at Tarwin Lower on Saturday saw them named Southern Gippsland Junior Football Competition Premiers for the second year in

Calling all junior footballers

DEVELOPING all levels of junior footballers, level 2 AFL coach Craig McCaughan is bringing a new breed of ‘Footy Fit’ holistic football education and training to Inverloch in Term 4. Footy Fit is a program designed for all junior footballers wanting to improve their

Leongatha seniors take the Shield

KORUMBURRA City visited the Leongatha Knights in the final game of the “Brian Newey Memorial Shield” with the first game seeing the teams play out a 2 all draw. Leongatha were starting behind with Charlie Dougherty and Matt Taylor out with injury and John

Still over the moon about ’69 premiership

MAN first walked on the moon and the Vietnam War was still raging when Kilcunda-Bass defeated the powerhouse team of the Bass Valley Wonthaggi District Football League, Inverloch-Kongwak, at Wonthaggi in September 1969. It was an eventful year and so was the 1969 grand