Christine makes her move

Providing a healthy role model for two-year-old daughter Emmi has motivated Christine Backman to hit the pavement and take up running.  She will join her first 14km race this weekend.

A simple jog around the block has ignited a love of running for a Drouin mother of two who will compete in a 14km run this weekend. Christine Backman is excitedly looking forward to running in the 14th Great Ocean

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Predictable footy

Midfielder Liam Axford, one of Drouin’s most consistent this year, wins a clearance from the centre to send the Hawks into attack at Traralgon on Saturday.

Ellinbank and district league’s Buln Buln pulled up probably the biggest upset of the season so far in the four district leagues when it ran away in the second half to send Ellinbank tumbling to fifth place on the ladder.

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Robin Hood are premiers

The Warragul and District Eight Ball Association summer competition premiers were Robin Hood Inn.  They are (back, from left) Terry Gilpin (captain), Bill Miller, Garry Burke, Clint Gilpin, (front, from left) Kenneth Towt and Sean Viotto.

Warragul and District Eight Ball Association concluded its summer competition with its presentation night. Grand final winners the Robin Hood Inn were awarded their trophies, having defeated Yarragon Tans in a closely contested grand final. The association hold both winter

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Umpire collapses

A defibrillator on hand at Poowong Recreation Reserve was used after umpire Danny Burke suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

Nilma-Darnum club umpire Danny Burke was taken by aerial ambulance to Melbourne on Saturday afternoon after suffering a heart attack during the Ellinbank and District Football League reserves’ match at Poowong. Burke left the field after feeling ill and collapsed

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Table tennis in Trafalgar

Frank Strickland makes a return, doubling up with Tom Nevell.

A happy place to exercise, enjoy a social hit and some laughter has begun operation in Trafalgar. The brainchild of Trafalgar resident Ning Anderson, who had relocated from China, Trafalgar Ping-Pong Kings Club has been running for about two years

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First win in decade

Warragul coach Lexie Riley drives her team to a 51-36 win over rivals Drouin.  It was Warragul’s first win over Drouin in A grade since 2007.

Warragul has defeated Drouin in A grade for the first time in a decade. Warragul, off the back of claiming the 2006 A grade flag, last defeated Drouin in the 2007 second semi-final 43-37.  It was Drouin’s first and only

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State basketball honours

Warragul basketballers Georgia Koopmans and Dallas Loughridge have been selected in the Victoria Country under 16 team to compete at the Australian Junior Championships.

Two Warragul basketballers have been selected in the Victoria Country U16 Girls State team for the Australian under-16 Junior Championships to be held in Queensland in July. With the team recently announced by Basketball Victoria, 14-year-old athletes Dallas Loughridge and

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Trafalgar win Anzac Cup

Trafalgar’s Damien Mann is awarded the Anzac medal from Trafalgar-Thorpdale RSL president Ray James.

With both sides unbeaten, the Anzac Day themed clash at Thorpdale promised plenty and one side delivered, it was Trafalgar, 15-11 (101) to Thorpdale 9-6 (60). Perfect conditions, a good crowd, terrific build up and two in form sides clashing

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Jenny is croquet champion

Jenny Leesing’s Gippsland championship victory has inspired a renewed interest in association croquet at Drouin Croquet Club.

Drouin croquet player Jenny Leesing put the town on the map when she won the Gippsland Croquet Association division three championship at Traralgon recently. Jenny, who plays off a handicap of 12, travelled to Yarrawonga to represent the GCA at

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Parkrun’s stylish birthday

Participants in Saturday’s park run are, from left Leonie ‘The General’ Mitchell, Dave French, Rachel Hammond, Melissa Taafe, Helen Matthews, Nathan Hoskings and Bruce Ferrier, all of Warragul.

Warragul parkrun celebrated its third birthday on Saturday. The event marked parkrun’s 160th consecutive event in Warragul, with the event carrying an op shop theme. Held each Saturday morning at Warragul’s Brooker Park, parkrun is a weekly timed 5km walk

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