CANBERRA’S Nick Kyrgios claims the Acubra crown at Traralgon’s ITF Junior International, while Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina wins the girls event.
MOE bowler Charlie Ward wins the Yallourn Classic on two artificial knees with a miracle shot on the final end of play.
BRAD Knowles takes two hat-tricks for Traralgon in a single Gippsland Cricket League match against Warragul.
ENERGYAUSTRALIA Track Cycling Carnival in Newborough holds female only events for the first time.
LEONGATHA driver Brett Hayward breaks the Bryant Park course record on five successive runs to win the Victorian Hillclimb championship.
GLENGARRY superstock motorcyclist Ben Currie secures a deal to race in the British Superbikes support series.
TRARALGON T-Birds women’s team takes out the CBL All Conference championships with a 73-65 win over Shepparton.
MORWELL Pegasus and Trafalgar Victory join the Gippsland Soccer League south division.
YALLOURN lawn bowler Lisa Phillips becomes the first woman to win two Australian Open titles after defeating then world champion Karen Murphy at Darebin International Sports Centre.
MOE’S Ken Robinson breaks an Australian land speed record at speed week in South Australia.
FORMER Collingwood stars Tarkyn Lockyer and Anthony Rocca sign on to play with Morwell in the Gippsland League.
A $110,000 Morwell Park sporting precinct revamp saw the creation of a new street soccer field.
EX Students win the Traralgon and District Cricket treble, claiming the silverware across the grades.
A NEW program targeting social and cultural change through sport, ‘Captains Camp’, is launched by Leongatha’s Jamin Heppell.
MOE Lions secures an eighth consecutive Central Gippsland Cricket premiership with victory over Latrobe in the grand final.
AN all female action committee is appointed to oversee the direction of girls soccer in Gippsland.
FORMER Gippsland Falcons player and Morwell local John Hutchinson leads the Central Coast Mariners to the A-League premiership.
A GIRLS only Australian Rules Football competition takes its formative steps in Gippsland.
TRARALGON Redsox junior Blake Townsend is picked for Victoria to play at the Nankyu World Championships in Japan.
THE Gippsland League surges to eighth on the Country Championship rankings courtesy of an 84-point win over Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.
GIPPSLAND elects not to pursue a National Premier Leagues Victoria licence in the face of exorbitant cost and administration requirements.
BRENDAN Fevola kicks six goals for Traralgon in its Queen’s Birthday match against Morwell but the Tigers go on to win.
MORWELL Latrobe Valley wins the overall women’s standings at the National Bocce Championships in Queensland.
TWIN City Archers hosts the state and national indoor archery championships.
KAY Street, Traralgon plays host to the final stage of the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland, a fast paced criterium. Jack Anderson wins the yellow jersey.
THORPDALE legend Mick Hammond plays his 600th game for the Blues after 40 years with the Mid Gippsland club.
HEYFIELD club captain Dave Kelly runs 100 kilometres to raise money for his daughter Ivy’s medical expenses.
THE Moe Cup is cancelled for the a third consecutive year amid fears the recently redeveloped track surface would not be ready in time for the event.
MOE Red Devils win the Gippsland Soccer League championship for the first time since 1989.
MOE teenager Brandon Taylor wins the Formula Vee 1200cc national title, and Moe brothers Nathan and Tyson Jones secure a one-two Victorian Road Racing Championship Superbikes finish.
DANIEL McConnell and Aoife Coughlan are named senior and junior Gippstar winners respectively.
YALLOURN wins back-to-back Latrobe Valley men’s hockey titles.
CHURCHILL wins the Battle of Britain Cup 3-1 over Sale United in the final.
MIRBOO North Tigers win the Mid Gippsland Football League flag in a dramatic grand final against Newborough.
GIPPSLAND Power forward Josh Scott wins the TAC Cup’s Morrish Medal for best and fairest, as well as the competition’s goal kicking award.
GLENGARRY breaks a 17-year North Gippsland premiership drought by defeating Heyfield in extra time 16.15 (111) to 15.15 (105).
FORTUNA 60 Soccer Club is handed a hefty penalty for an incident of parent violence at an under 14 fixture. The club was suspended across the grades for the first three rounds of the 2014 GSL season and fined $2500. The punishment was later reduced at appeal.
MOE Newborough Dodgers win the Latrobe Valley baseball premiership for the first time in more than a decade.
SALE United wins its first ever GSL grand final trophy with a rapid fire 3-0 win over Monash. Churchill takes the glory in the women’s division.
MORWELL decimates Sale in the Gippsland League grand final by 81 points to win the club’s first premiership flag in 17 years.
CANCER survivor and professional golfer Jarrod Lyle plays the Yallourn pro-am as part of his comeback to the sport.
GIPPSLAND sporting identity John Hehir dies, leaving an indelible mark on the local landscape.
FOOTBALL Federation Victoria’s appeals board describes sanctions against Fortuna 60 Soccer Club as “manifestly excessive” in handing down a significantly reduced penalty.
GIPPSLAND athletes come home from the Masters Games in Geelong with a swag of medals.
YARRAM Football Club’s appeal to join the North Gippsland Football League is upheld despite failing to secure a majority vote from the league’s member clubs.
INDIAN Yuki Bhambri wins the inaugural $50,000 Traralgon ATP Challenger tennis tournament.
GIPPSLAND Power announces Nikki Schroeter as coach of its first ever girls team.
FORMER AFL star Leigh Brown returns to his TAC Cup club Gippsland Power as senior coach for 2014.
GIPPSLAND Power ruckman Jack Leslie IS drafted to the Gold Coast Suns at pick number 20 in the AFL National Draft.
SEVERN Road wins the $50,000 Traralgon Cup for group one trainers Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington.
FORMER Moe Racing Club top dog Lance McMillan rises to become chief of Country Racing Victoria.
SEVEN Gippslanders take part in the annual Volleyball Australia high performance camp in Churchill.
photographs by bryan petts-jones, laura ferguson, samuel darroch and beck madyson