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Constable Phipps’ selfless act

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Devonport Constable Angela Phipps will cut off her blonde locks as a part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. Picture: Jason Hollister.
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DEVONPORT Constable Angela Phipps makes a sacrifice every day to keep the public safe, but she will make a big personal sacrifice this week.

The mother of four will give up her blonde locks all in the name of charity.

Mrs Phipps will shave her head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

She is just a few hundred dollars off reaching her $5000 goal and hopes that will grow before she loses her hair.

“It wasn’t a hard decision to do it (the World’s Greatest Shave),” Mrs Phipps said.

“I’m not nervous at all about losing my hair – at the end of the day it will grow back.

“The reasons behind me doing it was the fact my four children and husband are lucky to have their health and I wanted to raise a bit of money to make someone’s life going through cancer that little bit easier.”

Mrs Phipps said she knows of people who have had to battle blood cancer at one time or another and losing her hair was small compared to what they have to go through.

“Every second person you talk to knows someone who has been affected by blood cancer.”

A date hasn’t been set for the big chop, but Mrs Phipps said it would be this week sometime.

“The support I have received from people, businesses and the community in general has been fantastic.

“The fact I’ve nearly raised $5000 shows that and I am hoping to go past it.

“I have had wonderful support from my colleagues at Tasmania Police and from my Children’s school, Our Lady of Lourdes, who conducted a fundraiser last week at their school to help raise funds.”

Mrs Phipps said the Surf Life Saving Community and Latrobe Swim Club, along with the Devonport Lions Club had also contributed to her goal.

To donate to Mrs Phipps visit http://www.worldsgreatestshave南京夜网/ and search her name, or drop into the Devonport Police Station.

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Leigh feels great in Gift

GLENHUNTLY sprinter Leigh Phelan continued his winning streak in Sunday night’s battle for the City of Greater Bendigo Thousand (120m) sprint classic at the Bendigo International Madison.
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Victorious in the Geelong Gift, Phelan reigned supreme in Bendigo’s great race.

GREAT WIN: Leigh Phelan, left, in the Bendigo Thousand.

The 39-year-old started off 10.75m and won in 12.39 seconds.

Runner-up was Marg Hignett (10.75m) 12.44 seconds as Edward Ware (8.25) fought on to be third in 12.47.

Phelan fires in Gift

Phelan was amazed to have won.

“When they called my name I didn’t quite believe it.”

The Gift victories continue a superb run since he returned to competition.

“I gave athletics away when I was 18.

“At 34 I was overweightand thought I may as well have a go at getting fitter and racing.”

Phelan said trainer Max Binnington was a huge support.

“It’s Max’s birthday today (Sunday), so to win for him is fantastic.”

Phelan thanked long-time partner Jasmin and their children, Caiden and Tamia for their support of his athletics pursuit.

The Flack Advisory-backed Black Pearl women’s 400m on Saturday night was won by Ruby Klemm off 46m in 52.19 seconds. .

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Yarra Ranges in back-to-back seaside volleyball title bidPhotos

Yarra Ranges in back-to-back seaside volleyball title bid | Photos Austral player Kystal Lacopetta returns the ball as teammate Hannah Berman watches. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE
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Austral player Hannah Berman spikes the ball watched by her teammate Sheena Peters in the women’s honours game. Pictures: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Renagades vs Austral in the Warrnambool Seaside Volleyball Tournament at Warrnambool Stadium. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

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Century caps Pomborneit cricket skipper’s new baby joy

Pomborneit captain David Murphy. 140310AS44
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POMBORNEIT skipper David Murphy will never forget his fourth division one ton.

The opening batsman blasted an unbeaten 154 in South West Cricket’s final round on Saturday against Cobden, less than 27 hours after his wife Lauren had their third child, Angus, in Warrnambool on Friday afternoon.

A sleep-deprived Murphy revealed the couple’s second son was due on Saturday.

But after getting home from training on Thursday night, he had barely put his head on the pillow when Lauren started having contractions.

They went to the Camperdown hospital about 12.30am before being transferred to Warrnambool at 8am.

Angus was born at 1.20pm.

Murphy got back to Camperdown about 10pm, had a quick sleep, returned to Warrnambool on Saturday morning to pick up Lauren and Angus and take them back to Camperdown hospital.

He left the hospital about 11.30am and only arrived at Pomborneit less than 30 minutes before he was due to resume his innings on five.

A damp pitch prevented play for an hour, giving Murphy a chance to compose himself.

“The whole weekend is a bit of a blur,” the 32-year-old said yesterday.

He remembered bringing up his first century of the season with an outside edge through a vacant third slip area for two runs.

“The ground was so slow because of the rain,” he said.

“I had to do a fair bit of running. A lot were pulling up a few metres short of the boundary.”

He accelerated after reaching triple figures, scoring his last 40 runs off five overs as his side easily achieved its victory target of 194, finishing at 6-243 when stumps were drawn 90 minutes early.

Murphy had little time to reflect on his third century in two seasons, racing from the ground to the hospital before picking up his other two children, Miller and Pip.

“To say it was a big weekend would be an understatement,” he said.

The win wasn’t enough for fifth-placed Pomborneit to climb into the four, missing the finals after playing off in the grand final last season.

“After the year we’ve had, it was great to get a win for the boys who haven’t played a lot of division one cricket,” he said. “It’s been a long year.”

Murphy is keen to extend his career next season.

Cobden slipped from second to third on the ladder but it didn’t change its semi-final opponent. An eight-wicket haul by young paceman Joe Muir lifted Bookaar to second after a big win over Noorat. Muir finished with career-best figures of 8-34 from 19.5 overs as Noorat was dismissed for 90, well short of Bookaar’s 203.

Heytesbury Rebels climbed to fifth on the ladder after an outright win over bottom side Simpson while the clash between top side Mortlake and fourth-placed Terang was a draw after no play was possible on Saturday.

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Man accused of biting police after pursuit

A manaccused of leading police on an elaborate pursuit through Wollongong, then biting two officers who tried to arrest him, has not applied for bail.
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Steven Lewis Mackay faced Port Kembla Local Court Saturday charged with 12 offences relating to the chase, which began Friday about 2pm at the intersection of Old Port Road and Darcy Road, Port Kembla.

Police travelled in an unmarked car to the intersection after a motorist reported a driver threatening and following their car.

They allegedly found Mackay, 30, of Cabramatta, at the wheel.

Police say a chase ensued but was soon terminated after Mackay accelerated to more than 100km/h and overtook a car on the wrong side of Old Port Road, while another car was coming at him.

The chase resumed at 2.51pm in Figtree, where Mackay is accused of crossing onto the wrong side of Thames Street and travelling at 140km/h on Robsons Road, where the speed limit is 50km/h.

According to documents tendered to the court, the pursuit continued into a dead-end near Irvine Street, where Mackay conducted a hand brake turn, mounted the curb and collided with the front section of the police car in a bid to evade officers.

Police further allege Mackay undertook a number of stationary cars at a red light on the Princes Highway exit of Memorial Drive, mounted the kerb and drove on the footpath.

“At this time of the afternoon it is by sheer luck that there were no school students on the footpath at that time as Wollongong and Keira High Schools are only metres away,” court documents state.

Mackay, who also used the surname Henry, allegedly ran multiple red lights at Fairy Meadow and narrowly avoided a collision with oncoming traffic several times.

The court heard Mackay drove into a Toyota Hilux on Blackett Street at North Wollongong before he fled on foot. A one-second burst of capsicum spray administered by one of the pursuing officers had no effect.

Mackay then allegedly entered a unit complex on Pleasant Avenue, pushed the male and female caretakers out of the way and stole their car keys.

He was charged with resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting police after he allegedly twice punched an officer in the face and bit his right shoulder blade, breaking the skin. He also allegedly bit a second officer before more police arrived and he was arrested.

Both officers required transport to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.

Mackay faces charges including reckless driving, aggravated break and enter, common assault, drive while disqualified.

He will re-appear at Port Kembla Local Court on April 22.

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