Netball players to soldier on for first official fixtures

Bullets' Soraya Drake.

Five teams will contest the Division 1 season this year.

Waterlogged grounds hands Australs grand final berth

GO FOR IT: Australs' Terry Wex.

The decider will be their first game in three weeks.

Allan boys could make worlds with a little help from friends

EYE THE WORLD: BMX brothers Mackenzie and Campbell Allan had given up on the World Championships before a fundraiser was started.

"It was very emotional," Miss Ciavorella said.

NRL stars in region to support those doing it tough

HERE FOR YOU: Titans legend Preston Campbell (L) with Tate Bettles, 11, Kaleb Bettles, 9 and NRL star Clinton Toopi in Hervey Bay.

“A lot of people think they’re alone but they’re really not.”

Hockey's grass games moved as rain wreaks havoc

FIRST ROUND: Wallaroos (blue and white) faced Tinana (red and blue) in the first round of Maryborough Hockey's division-one women's season last week.

It's the second week games have been affected.

Where to wet your line on the Fraser Coast

There has been plenty of spotty action in local waters.

Out at Burrum a few prawns have been reported in the river.

Bay Break anticipates record entries for new-look event

Bay Break Hervey Bay - Organiser John Bone had some satisfied participants of the Bay Break weekend.
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Temporary road closures will be in effect on Sunday morning.

Pressure on Hunt to repay Reds' faith

Code-hopper is facing a make-or-break month.

Lions hold off fast-finishing Suns

Gary Ablett of the Gold Coast Suns (centre) is tackled by Daniel Rich of the Brisbane Lions.

Brisbane roared, snored then clawed their way to two-point victory.

Titans undone by Cowboys rookies

Gideon Gela-Mosby scores for the Cowboys.

North Queensland have unearthed a 'special three'.

Bombers rally to stirring first-up win

Dyson Heppell (left) and Orazio Fantasia of the Bombers react after Fantasia kicked a goal against the Hawks.

Essendon defeated Hawthorn by 25 points at the MCG.

Rookie skittles Aussies after Smith notches ton

Australian captain Steve Smith.

Australia was pegged back by a debutant spinner on the opening day.

Brumbies denied rare win over Kiwi opposition

Wharenui Hawera of the Brumbies makes a burst.

ACT succumbed late to the Highlanders in Canberra.

Roar striker's stunner clinches win over Victory

Jamie MacLaren of Brisbane Roar celebrates scoring against the Victory.

VIDEO: Jamie Maclaren rammed home his 15th goal of the season.

'Pest' Laura Clemesha hitting new heights with Firebirds

Laura Clemesha (right) of the Firebirds attempts to block Caitlin Thwaites of the Magpies.

It has been a baptism by fire for the six-foot-three Laura Clemesha.

Was Barca's comeback the best in history?

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (left) holds the trophy after Liverpool's victory in the the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

We run through some of sport's most memorable fightbacks.

Who's the strongest in the NRL?

Raiders forward Shannon Boyd.

These are the crowd-pleasers who can stop a whole gym.

Former Supercars champs gunning for title

Garth Tander is back at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

These title winners have lost none of their drive for success.

Laura Enever giving her all for surfing

Laura Enever is loving being able to give back to her sport.

Sydney girl has always been a generous soul.

The NRL's unlucky 16 for round one

Penrith recruit Tim Browne in action for the Bulldogs.

These are the players on the cusp of selection at your NRL club.

Titans are the real NRL superheroes

Gold Coast Titans players celebrate a try during their round three NRL match against the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium.

When under the pump the Gold Coast has produced some heroic wins.

Why Kohli is the Trump of world sport

India's captain Virat Kohli gestures towards Australia's Matt Renshaw as he runs to celebrate the dismissal of David Warner during the fourth day of the third Test in Ranchi.

The Indian captain is a law unto himself.

Thurston despised today but loved tomorrow

Cowboys skipper Johnathan Thurston is swamped by teammates after kicking a field goal to down the Brisbane Broncos in extra time on Friday night.

Cowboys great tests appeal with extra-time thrillers

Seeing is believing ... Barcelona completes impossible dream

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto celebrates after scoring the sixth goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday March 8, 2017. Barcelona won 6-1. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Just when you thought you had seen everything ...

Memo to NRL: Don't bring back the biff

James Graham and Will Chambers after the Round 1 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground in Sydney, Saturday, March 3rd, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In round one three players were reprimanded for punching.

Game must face hard discussion about Cartwright action

Penrith Panthers NRL player Bryce Cartwright takes part in a training session in Sydney

IT went without examination but Phil Gould nailed it early.

DCE inspires Sea Eagles to thashing of Bulldogs

Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles is tackled by Greg Eastwood of the Bulldogs.

Daly Cherry-Evans set the hallowed Brookvale turf alight.

Sharks have ready-made Origin replacement for Gallen

Matt Prior during a Sharks training session at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Cronulla coach believes he's uncovered ex-Blues captain's successor.

NSW Origin hopeful emerges as Panthers flog Knights

Peter Wallace of the Panthers celebrates with Reagen Campbell-Gillard after scoring against the Newcastle Knights.

VIDEO: Penrith ran riot over a hapless Newcastle, winning 40-0.

Clutch Kahu field goal lifts Broncos over Raiders

Andrew McCullough of the Brisbane Broncos is lifted by his teammates after scoring a try against the Canberra Raiders.

VIDEO: The Broncos finally found a crunch-time hero.

'The fact is, he lied today, not me'

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett talks to his players during training at Red Hill.

Paul Kent has lashed Wayne Bennett for calling him a liar.

Veteran Rooster in no hurry to determine his future

Michael Gordon of the Roosters gets a pass away.

Michael Gordon has been contemplating his career.

First-gamer shines as Power stuns Swans

Sam Powell-Pepper of the Power gets a handball away despite pressure from Jordan Foote of the Swans.

VIDEO: Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper looked like a natural.

Saints 'humbled and embarrassed' by Demons

Demon Jack Watts and Saint Jake Carlisle clash during their round one AFL match.

Melbourne kicked 10 straight goals at one stage.

AFLW grand final player ratings

Adelaide Crows co-captain Erin Phillips celebrates winning the AFLW grand final against the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium.

The final installment of the competition didn't disappoint.

Muscat to unleash exciting young guns on Roar

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Youth will be a key theme at Suncorp Stadium.

Postecoglou won't compromise on radical formation

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

Socceroos coach will put his legacy on the line.

Red-hot Santalab fires hat-trick to seal victory over City

Brendan Santalab celebrates his second goal for the Wanderers during the round 24 A-League match against Melbourne City at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.

It was a genuinely delightful striker's performance.

Adelaide drama still lingering for Roar coach

Roar keeper Michael Theo.

Roar to host the Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium.

Skipper admits Socceroos not physical enough against Iraq

Australia's Mile Jedinak heads the ball against Iraq during their World Cup qualifier in Tehran.

Mile Jedinak says other teams to try a similarly direct approach.

Roar assistant coach cops four-game ban

Brisbane Roar assistant coach Ross Aloisi.

Club will support Ross Aloisi if he wants to fight his suspension.

White wants fifth Shield title to cap tumultuous few years

Cameron White playing for the Renegades in the Big Bash League.

All-rounder still going 16 seasons after Bushrangers debut.

What the Aussie cricket team asked the Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (left) touches the nose of Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith in Dharmsala.

His Holiness met with Steve Smith and co in Dharamsala.

Kohli likely to miss series decider through injury

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the fourth Test against Australia in Dharmsala.

Indian skipper has all but ruled himself out.

Steve Waugh's son makes Australian under-19 side

Austin Waugh during a Big Bash curtain-raiser at the SCG.

The rise of Austin Waugh through the cricketing ranks has continued.

Indians running scared ahead of decider, say Aussies

Australia's Josh Hazlewood during the third day of the second Test in Bangalore.

Hosts starting to resemble a very nervous cricket team.

Tremain holds no bitterness over stint in Aussie side

Chris Tremain of Victoria appeals successfully for a wicket during a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania earlier this season.

Victorian quick preparing for Sheffield Shield final.

Vixens continue winning ways against GWS

Melbourne side chalked up a third straight win.

Wood and Bassett spark Lightning to dominant win in Perth

NETBALL: Sunshine Coast Lighting v Melbourne Vixens at Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Lighting's GA player Stephanie Wood takes aim.

Sunshine Coast confirms its title credentials.

Aiken to miss first game since 2008

Romelda Aiken of the Firebirds in action.

Firebirds shooter has a minor knee niggle.

Former Diamond in line for shock Thunderbirds call-up

Renae Ingles could be set for a Thunderbirds return.

Renae Ingles has not played netball since October 2015.

Langman to be named despite nasty finger injury

TOUGH: Laura Langman.

Lightning to name injured star but recovery will be monitored.

Giants skipper to miss remainder of season

Kim Green (left) of the Giants looks to make a pass during the round three Super Netball match against the Magpies.

Kim Green has a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

Gritty Lightning midcourter praised for match-winning role

KEY PLAYER: Laura Scherian of the Lightning passes the ball.

She had almost 150 possessions and came up with 'that play'.

Tragedy mars Godolphin's moment of glory

Tally's victory was overshadowed by what happened to The Gold Trail.

Weir drought ends in Sydney, now for the flood

Leading trainer Darren Weir.

Trainer has the talented Humidor among the favourites for The BMW.

Powell-Gibson returns home for reining event

HOME: Maryborough's Tania Powell-Gibson returned for a hometown visit during the Reining Australia event at the Maryborough Equestrian Centre.

"I thought it looked fun and haven't looked back.”

Winx aiming for sweet 16

Jockey Hugh Bowman returns to scale on Winx after winning the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick last month.

Winx will continue her march to greatness at Rosehill on Saturday.

Berry holding on to hope of beating Winx

Winx is put through her paces by Kerrin McEvoy in an exhibition at Rosehill last Saturday.

The barrier draw for the George Ryder Stakes has not gone Winx's way

Favourites fare poorly in Slipper barrier draw

Jeff Lloyd guides Houtzen to victory in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 14.

The Golden Slipper favourites have both drawn wide for the big race.

Jason Day's mother undergoes surgery

Dening was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of 2017.

Jason Day forced out of tournament as mum fights cancer

Jason Day hugs his mum Dening.

"It’s really hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now."

Leishman win earns spot at the Masters

Marc Leishman, of Australia, poses with his family, while holding the championship trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 19, 2017. With Leishman are sons, Harvey, 5, left, and Oliver, 3, and wife, Audrey. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

MARC Leishman has stretched the Aussie Masters contingent to five.

Hadwin victory secures spot at the Masters

Adam Hadwin and his fiance Jessica Kippenberger hold up the champion's trophy after he won the Valspar Championship.

Hadwin holds on for Valspar Championship win