Author: Ben Triandafillou

BASEBALL pitcher Jackson Boyd, of Langwarrin competed against the “world’s best” at the under-18s Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, Canada earlier this month. This was Boyd’s first time representing Australia at the World Cup and he helped the side finish just one win shy of playing for a bronze medal. Boyd, 17, said the tournament was a good challenge to see how his pitching would hold up against baseball players from around the world. “It wasn’t easy but I was able to see how my game goes compared to the best,” he said. “It was something I have never…

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PARKDALE secondary student Joshua Sugden represented Victoria for the second consecutive year at the National Indoor Cricket Championships in Mackay last month. Sugden, 14, was given the opportunity to captain the second under-15s Victorian team and was able to lead the side into fifth place. Sugden said the team trained for close to three months before the tournament to decide who would represent the state. “Having the announcement two weeks before the tournament that I would be captaining the Victorian side was massive,” he said. “It was a big achievement as that was my main goal and was something I…

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TALENTED baseball pitcher Jackson Boyd, of Langwarrin will again represent Australia as he heads for the under-18s Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, Canada. Boyd, 17, flew out last Saturday 19 August and will have eight lead-up matches before the opening round of the World Cup on Friday 1 September. Boyd made the selection for the 20-player team, following an impressive performance at an Australian academy camp on the Gold Coast earlier this year. This will be the first time that Boyd has made the Australian World Cup side and he said making the team is a whole other level.…

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THE Mordialloc women’s development side have hit back after suffering their first loss for the season against Murrumbeena in Round 10. The Bloods (13.11.89) returned with an 89-point victory over Edithvale-Aspendale (0.0.0) at Ben Kavanagh Reserve, Mordialloc on Sunday 30 July. While Mordialloc suffered their first loss for the season to Murrumbeena in the previous round of the Southern Football Netball Women’s Development League, coach Natty Cardamone said they weren’t too fazed by it and actually learned a lot from it. “We always knew Murrumbeena were going to be a big ask but we weren’t too fazed to have a…

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MEMBERS of the lifesaving and aquatic community from the Mornington Peninsula were awarded for their dedication to saving lives at the 14th annual Life Saving Victoria Award of Excellence on Saturday 29 July. More than 280 guests, including Victorian lifesavers, aquatic industry members and dignitaries, attended the gala event. Bonbeach Life Saving Club collected three of the four major awards with Lloyd Thomas from Bonbeach LSC being awarded the John Wishart Memorial Medal as Lifesaver of the Year for his ‘outstanding contribution to lifesaving’. Bonbeach LSC was also presented with Outstanding Achievement of the Year for their 2017 CALD Surf…

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