Sport Archive

Loch Nyora Pony Club – riding down memory lane

FOUR founding members joined celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Loch-Nyora Pony Club on Saturday. Linda Muldoon (née Cole), Jenny Miller (née McAninly), Lynette McAninly and Lorraine Rhodes were among about 80 people who marked the occasion. The day started with a pony

Challenging conditions for local Longboard competitions

AFTER a severe weather warning and threatening storms led to day one of the Victorian Longboard Titles being called off, competitors took to the water at Woolamai Beach, in tricky 2-3 foot conditions on day two of the event. Throughout the morning, as a

Cranbourne Cup – where the city meets the country

THE 46th running of greyhound racing’s annual Cranbourne Cup will take place this Saturday night, February 8, with entertainment for people of all ages. The Cranbourne Cup is the premier event held by the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club each year, and many champion greyhounds

Coasters train on new courts

THE new three-court stadium at McKenzie Street high school presents a new community dynamic to the Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association. Coming from the single court at Wonthaggi North Primary school, president Cathy Garnham there’s a new energy on and off the court. “Now that

Short course win shows Sullivan’s on track

BASS Coast triathlete Matt Sullivan has returned to his post-university home in Moama to record an impressive race win in the Moama-Echuca Triathlon. Matt took the short distance triathlon at full steam, using his local knowledge to charge into the 700metre downstream swim. “The

Wonthaggi vs Australia… and China!

WONTHAGGI was massively represented in the Victorian underwater hockey teams that attended the National Championships in Sydney last week. The Under 15s mixed team – with eight of nine competitors coming out of Wonthaggi – won the silver medal. Their coach Kevin Chisholm formerly

Wooden dinghies delight at Inverloch

INVERLOCH’S Anderson Inlet was home to a spectacular weekend of sailing as the wooden dinghy regatta returned for its seventh year. The South Gippsland Yacht Club hosted a stunning showcase of Moths, Mirrors, Herons, 145s, Sabres, Skiffs and more over three days, drawing competitors

Deb’s legacy will live on and on

By Tom McNish KEEPING fit, encouraging kids and bringing the community together were Deb Rielly’s passions. Deb created the Keeping Kids on Track fun run as a way of feeding her passions while at the same time raising money for community groups and worthwhile

Whitehouse sails back into fourth

AFTER a crash with a fellow race yacht departing Cape Town, Rick Whitehouse didn’t get off to a good start for stage three of the Clipper 70 Round the World yacht race. “It was a technical error, and unfortunately we were waiting for repairs

Golden oldies win OMK ladies match

NOW in its third year, the annual Ladies Cricket Match was played at Outtrim last Saturday night when two sides are selected from an eager bunch of wives, mums, daughters, sisters or friends of OMK cricketers. The Maroon Maidens (the young guns) took on

Perera posts 184 against ‘Burra

• A Grade, Division 1 A THUNDEROUS 184 by Leongatha’s Sahan Perera has set Town on track against rivals Korumburra. Perera finished the 75 overs not out, with 19 fours and two sixes to set the locals towards a total of 6/344. Conditions were

Aquathon makes a splash

THE Cape Aquathon is regarded as one of the most charismatic community Bass Coast races. Friendly yet challenging, the 400m swim, 4.4km run course is a favourite for many. It’s the 26th year of the event and in its usual resilient spirit, Dean Manns

New courts will be ace

THE Wonthaggi tennis courts have received maintenance works of epic proportions. Wonthaggi Tennis Club president Russell Cargill says after years of campaigning for upgrades, Bass Coast Shire has provided the funding required. “The works will include five courts being overhauled with synthetic grass surfacing,