Sport Archive

Lamers lands Victorian selection

OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak prodigy, Ethan Lamers has been selected in the Under 17’s Vic Country squad for the Western Summer Series in January.

They’re back and racing

THE local racing industry and supporters got their first glimpse of what a COVID-safe racing season would look like in 2021 at Stony Creek’s annual post-Christmas race meet on Monday. Among the changes were limited spectator numbers, a three metre moat separating industry and

West Gippsland fixture released

THE West Gippsland Football Netball Competition fixture was released last Sunday and there are some blockbuster matchups in primetime slots for 2021.

Sun shines on return to motocross

IT was an epic day of racing on Sunday, December 13, as riders and spectators flocked to the Wonthaggi Motocross Track for the AMX MXOpen. After eight months without competition, riders and spectators were as eager as ever to attend the event. And Wonthaggi

COVID release gives way to water safety fears

IT WAS wild and windy out on Number One surf beach at Venus Bay last Sunday but despite the fact that beachgoers were only venturing into the shallows, the members of the local surf lifesaving club were keeping a weather eye on their movements.

How to clear life’s hurdles and dream big

IF KYLE Vander Kuyp hadn’t moved from Sydney to Melbourne at five weeks of age, and been adopted by a Dutch-Australian family, he might have been a State of Origin rugby league player. Years later, when he was able to connect for the first

Perfect matches for Gippsland trio

THE success of the Gippsland Power football program was franked by the National AFL draft in the past week with three graduates; Zach Reid, Ryan Angwin and Sam Berry, packing their bags for their new AFL clubs. And according to Gippsland Under 18 TAC

Foster draft hopeful his dream will come true

DESPITE only playing two games this year, Foster AFL hopeful Ryan Angwin is in top shape for draft night, set to be held on Monday, December 7.

Come and try girls’ and women’s cricket

  By Tom McNish AHEAD of the planned 2021 U/16s female cricket competition, the LDCA held their first come and try session for girls and women, in Wonthaggi on Wednesday night. Cricket for girls and women is a shared focus of the Leongatha District

Captain Sheerin saves Club on return

• A Grade, Division 1 WONTHAGGI Club have wrestled back control of their batting innings to post 190 against the Leongatha Imperials, who made 163. Club were first to bat on their home turf, with openers Sam Huitema 9 and Koby Brann 24. Imperial

Why 2020 was so special for umpire Matt Stevic

FOOTY fans often say, if you didn’t notice the umpires, they must have done pretty good job. And that was certainly the case where Leongatha’s Matt Stevic was concerned, umpiring his 8th AFL Grand Final in unique circumstances at the Gabba in Queensland last

Build it and they will come

THE South Gippsland BMX Club held its first training ride on Wednesday afternoon with a turnout of 25 riders over the evening. Club founder Nathan Evans took over managing the Leongatha track in early 2019. Since then, through community support, donations and a lot

Locals’ race win just what the doctor ordered

A HORSE that was bred, born and raised on a small farm just outside of Yarram has entered the pantheon of Australia’s great sprinters by winning the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. It was Hey Doc’s second win in