Ellinbank’s new pavilion

Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power joins Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, Ellinbank life member Ernie Matkovich and club president Rob Pandolfo to cut the cake to celebration the official opening of the club’s new facilities.

Ellinbank Football Netball Club kicked off its first home game in style by officially opening the doors of the brand-new sports pavilion at Ellinbank Recreation Reserve. With Ellinbank’s senior football team enjoying a big lead over Nilma-Darnum on the field,

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Skipper’s goal blitz

Warragul celebrate after a brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led the Gulls to its first win of the season.

A brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led Warragul to its first win of the season, by 22 points, win over Morwell in the Good Friday clash at Morwell. In only his second game as captain Fowler’s five

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Evison trains cup winner

Mister Wickham wins the Warragul Pacing Bowl Cup; Right: Pictured at the post race presentations are Part owner Andrew Thomas, driver Greg Sugars, part owners Kevin and Lance Sykes, part owners Jennifer and Julie Coventry, Harness Racing Victoria board member Peter Watkinson, Jenny Smith and Frank Hone from the Warragul Sporting and Social Club.

On what was a great day for local trotting trainers, Gippsland pacer Mister Wickham won Easter Sunday’s $30,000 Warragul Downtowner Pacing Bowl Cup. The third of three winners for ace reinsman Greg Sugars, Mister Wickham’s winy was a popular one

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Snow for Baw Baw Classic

Drouin cyclist Cyrus Monk (left) was part of the leading pack in the 103km Baw Baw Classic before finishing fourth in the elite mens.

Wintry conditions including rain and strong winds with snow on the finish line greeted participants in this year’s Baw Baw Classic on Sunday. Drouin cyclist Cyrus Monk, disqualified last year only kilometres into the ride, was keen to make amends

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Footy in full swing

Nilma Darnum’s Jarrod Stewart contests the ruck with Warragul Industrials’ player John Ikupu.

Football got into full swing last weekend with all four district leagues in action. Gippsland League and Ellinbank and District took the field for the first time for the season while it was round two for Mid Gippsland and the

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Tracey races to crown

Tracey Ingram of Warragul was crowned Victorian champion at Nyora Raceway recently.  Photograph: Louise Notman.

Nyora raceway’s latest race meeting featured the crown jewel in the women’s Standard Saloon season with the Victorian Ladies Standard Saloon title the feature event, and the big winner was Warragul woman Tracey Ingram. The best of the best came

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Warragul North serves up win

Warragul North took out the section one doubles pennant.  They are (back, from left) Nick Rowe, Glenn Roberts, Matthew Smart, Terry Quirk, (front, from left) Kylie Proctor, Jill Roberts, Jessica Fleming and Angela Bayley.

Warragul North defeated Trafalgar in the section one doubles grand final of the Riverside Tennis competition. The grand finals were played at Drouin on Saturday. Warragul North 5/53 defeated Trafalgar 4/48 to win the premiership. It was an all-Moe affair

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Girls make mark

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will debut in the new CGJFL youth girls competition this year: (back, from left) Ayla Dwyer, Darcy Gillies, Alex Hopkins, Kaitlyn Ferguson, Meg Findlay, Maycie King, Zoe Arnold, Nicole Faltum, Winsome Sheehy, Kirra Gill, Maddison Gray; (centre) team manager Michelle Robertson, Haylee Bills, Zoe Varsaci, Abbey Sneddon, Renee Faltum, Tess Sneddon, Mikki Tullett, coach Tracey O’Brien; (front) Tahlia Vosper, Matilda Matthews, Portia Bell and Jade Boyle.

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will expand its team list this year, with a youth girls team set to take the field in the new Central Gippsland Junior Football League competition. Coach Tracey O’Brien has embraced the challenge and taken on

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Drouin Hawks make final

Tight defence from Drouin’s Kym Diston and April Bethune in the Netball Victoria League Club Challenge.  Photos courtesy Grant Treeby, treebyimages.com.au.



Photo: Grant Treeby

The State Hockey and Netball Centre played host to the Netball Victoria League Club Challenge, where Gippsland League’s 2016 A grade premiers Drouin Hawks made it all the way into the final of the inaugural event. The Netball Victoria League

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Hallora snatches victory

Hallora division one players celebrate their grand final victory on Sunday.

Hallora (9-174) def Western Park (124) Battling injury and having spent the bulk of the season in division two before earning a call-up to the First XI in the semi-final, Mark Phillips delivered an inspirational performance to help Hallora cause

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