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Just three points separate the top four teams on the Central Coast Rugby Union ladder. POINTS TABLE Terrigal 46 Gosford 45 Avoca Beach 44 Kariong 43 Northlakes 33 The Entrance 25 Ourimbah 18 Woy Woy 15 Warnervale 1 Gosford climbed to second place after downing top-of-the-table Terrigal.

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Erina has secured an upset victory over Kincumber in the Central Coast Rugby League, 36 points to 30. In the other round 15 games, Ourimbah beat Woy Woy 52 to 28, The Entrance scored a 50 point win over Toukley and Umina Beach posted 32 points and kept Northern Lakes scoreless.

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A Tumbi Umbi man bas been refused bail after appearing in Gosford Local Court, charged with murder. 51-year-old Terrence Borg handed himself into police and was charged with the murder of 49-year-old Susan Wirth, whose body was found in a car near Brooklyn railway station on Thursday. Police have searched the premises of a roofing supplies business the pair operated at Tuggerah. The matter will return to Wyong Local Court on the 23rd of July.

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Wyong sit at eight wins and six losses, but still the Roos are in the top four. Now there’s a chance to further climb the ladder. A win over second-placed Central Charlestown on Sunday could see Wyong catapult to third – a comfortable spot to be with just four rounds remaining. There’ll be no action for the Erina Eagles this weekend, with a mid season break in the Jim Beam Cup. No such rest in the local league however, Sunday sees Ourimbah-Wyoming head to the Roosters’ ranch, the Bunnies hop up the F3 to take on Northern Lakes, the Colts will try to put the Eagles in a flutter and the Hawks hope to hound the Tigers. Berkeley Vale and the Sharks have the bye. Local Aussie rules, and Killarney Vale continues to lead the charge for the Central Coast …

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World Youth Day celebrations on the Central Coast are in full swing, as over 18 hundred pilgrims in town for a weekend of festivities. The visitors were welcomed with a display of both local and international performances at the start of the two day event at Mingara.

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Central Coast basketball fans won’t have far to go to see the Crusaders in action come finals time. Basketball New South Wales today announced that the Gosford City Sports Stadium will host the Waratah Australian league finals weekend next month. It’s just their second year of competing in the Australian Basketball League – but already the Crusaders have proved successful in their mission of making a mark in the comp. But the right to host the finals weekend isn’t just a coup for the ABL side, with both the Youth League and State League finals also to be played out of the Terrigal venue. And if the Central Coast squads play their cards right in the coming weeks, the region could have across the board representation. “All four teams right now are a legitimate chance of being in the finals, …

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