Sport Archive

Singles battle it out

THE men’s champion of champion singles was played at Inverloch Bowling Club on Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5. This involved the best player representing each of 14 South Gippsland Bowls Division clubs playing in a knockout competition to determine who goes on

Ninth Aussie title for Welsh

ALEX Welsh has returned to racing in great form, taking out the first two time-trials (TT) at Mount Helen for the Road Nationals in Ballarat and the road race win, earning his ninth Australian title. His time for the 24km course was 51:07, seven

Captain Mock leads the way for OMK

• A Grade, Division 1 OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak have made a strong return to cricket, winning over Wonthaggi Club, with batting dominance led by captain Daniel Mock. Mock won the toss and went on to bat most of his side’s 20 overs at the

Fifty years of Pony Club for Loch Nyora

PAST and present members will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Loch Nyora Pony Club next month. Celebrations will include a rally, barbecue lunch and afternoon tea at Yannathan Road, Nyora, followed by a dinner in the Nyora Hall on Saturday, February

Lifesaving donations from locals, visitors

CAPE Paterson Surf Life Saving Club members hit the streets last week as part of their annual New Year’s Eve fundraiser. Nippers’ participants, lifesavers and other club supporters were seen around Wonthaggi – including at the Plaza, McBride Avenue and Apex Park – to

Parks Memorial fours – a huge success

The Inverloch bowling club held the second Parks Memorial mixed fours tournament on Sunday, December 29. A full house this year, with 28 teams from, Wonthaggi, Foster, Korumburra, Phillip Island, Heathmont, Kyabram, Churchill, Meeniyan, Drouin, San Remo, Corinella, Leongatha, Atherton Tablelands, Essendon and of

Woolamai turns it on

THOUSANDS flocked to the Woolamai picnic races on Saturday to enjoy the six-race meet in fine conditions after the early morning smoke cleared. Locals and holidaymakers drove or took the convenient bus down to Woolamai and soaked up the country atmosphere trackside. It was

They’re off and racing at Stony Creek

By Kirra Grimes A LARGE team worked together to deliver a stellar season opener at Stony Creek Racing Club on Saturday, with over 1500 people making the most of the fine weather and family friendly focus of the day. The first race meeting of

Rusty cricket goes to the Netherlands

It started off just like any other Monday night in the nets for Loch’s Rusty Cricketers. Barry Ingwersen was on the phone when we arrived, so we ventured over to a caravan (later referred to as Wangaratta man) parked at the Loch Reserve. We

Coasters battle it out at Churchill tournament

Under 10 Girls THE girls’ first game of the tournament was against Foster and they fought hard throughout the game but were unable to secure a win, going down 12 to 8. The team’s second game against a strong Sale team ended up with

Campdrafters ring in the New Year

COMPETITORS from across Australia converged on Dumbalk at the weekend for a share in $40,000 prize money up for grabs at the Dumbalk Country Campdraft. Close to 400 drafters put their skills to the test over four days in front of one of Australia’s

Breakers down barriers to sport

THE Bass Coast Breakers social football has been nominated among VicHealth Active Recreation Initiatives of the Year. With the aim of increasing exercise and sport, the Breaker’s social footy removed many barriers that often limit participation. “For just a gold coin donation, women of

Pro cyclist returns Leongatha Cycling Club support

IN the closing kilometres of the Dutch Amstel Gold Classic road cycling race, Australian cyclist Simon Clarke counted his position. “With four in the group ahead, and one rider with me, sixth, I’m in good position,” Clarke thought. Until, Dutch prodigy and early attacker