Glen is world champion

New world champion Glen Gillam (right) attends VC Traders in Warragul with his gold medal and 10.5-inch giant axe to thank general manager Dean Addison and staff.

Neerim South has a new world champion after former resident Glen Gillam took out gold in the 2018 Stihl Timbersports World Championships in England. Glen, aged 35 and now living in Toongabbie, anchored the Australian Chopperoos team to secure his

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Jumping hurdles

Jake Boote, Daniel Waide, Logan Naus and Dallas Swain fly over the hurdles in windy conditions at Warragul Little Athletics Centre.

It was a chilly and windy morning for athletics on Saturday. Such were the conditions the hurdles had to be run backwards, which confused a few people. Results: 10F: 100m Olivia Barr 16.69, Olivia Boughey 18.41, Mia Eccles-Unstead 18.64, Caitlyn

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State athletics ahead

St Ita’s Catholic Primary School students Declan Burton, Kaiden Walmsley and Kayleb Burton have won through to compete at state level in athletics, while Elloise Campbell will play for Victoria Country in next year’s Australian Junior Basketball Championships.

Hard work and dedication towards their sporting endeavours are beginning to pay off for students at St Ita’s Catholic Primary School in Drouin, with four athletes set to represent the state in coming months. The school had 15 students make

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Warriors well placed

Drouin’s Kym Osseweyer leaves the ball on the way to scoring a valuable 22 runs in division five.

It was an historic day for the Western Park Cricket Club with its division five side the first senior team to play on the newly installed synthetic pitch on what was formerly the main Western Park oval. A strong bowling

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Hard work pays off

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Warragul Gymnastic Club members have returned from the Victorian Junior Championships with success, helping their open level three team to a fifth-place finish. An event run by Gymnastic Victoria and held at the BTYC Gymnastic Club in Donvale, the competition

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Bowling in the rain

Drouin division six bowler Barbara Watts hits the greens against Thorpdale on Saturday.  Despite the constant threat of rain, Barbara’s rink had a thrilling one-shot win.

Drouin bowlers got through most games despite the rain on Saturday but recorded just one win. Whilst the games played at Drouin were completed, the division four team playing away at Yallourn had a washout. Division one: Drouin 0/75 lost to

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Simon is Barcelona bound

Drouin tennis player Simon Young is congratulated on his efforts in taking his tennis exploits to Spain by Drouin Tennis Club president Glenn Awty.

Spain will be the next stop on the tennis journey of young Drouin tennis star Simon Young. The GippSport tennis academy program member will head over to Barcelona next month to start an intensive training program which will see his

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Athletes out in force

Nate McCorey shows an effective style while clearing the bar with this leap in the high jump.

Another day of great weather prevailed for week two of the Little Athletics season. Results: 6F: 100m Imogen Lyons 29.86, Jasmina Evans 43.39. 6M: 100m Spencer McAuley 23.28, Joshua Robertson 27.86, Jobe Garratt 32.75. 7F: 100m Xanthe Dalton 20.24, Ellie

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Ironman achieves goal

Niall Thompson has achieved a long-held ambition, winning the right to compete in the Kona Ironman in Hawaii this week. Usually near impossible to qualify for the event which is regarded as the world championships of Ironman, Thompson was devastated

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Longwarry wins thriller

Longwarry’s Glenn Pask bowls against Warragul in division two action on Saturday.  Despite gaining 21 shots over seven ends, Longwarry lost the rink 29/30.

Longwarry’s division two team came away with a thrilling three-shot win over Warragul in the first game of the pennant bowls season. Whilst division two played in glorious conditions, division six had an unfortunate day off with Warragul forfeiting. Division

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