Netball fun and games

There were no winners, but plenty of grinners, in the NetSetGo match between Pixies and Rubies on Saturday morning in the Charlestown Netball competition. In the match covered by our LakeMac Today photographer, the littlies...

Marathon treatment a black eye for organisers

Now, I don’t profess to know much about the rules and ethics of athletics, but I take great exception to the treatment, or lack of, rather, meted out to the collapsed Scottish marathon runner...

Kurt Fearnley bred to be a champion

To know Kurt Fearnley, the man of the moment, the supreme athlete, is to know where he comes from, know a bit about his family background, and know what makes him tick. You see, Kurt,...

Port to Port back for 5th year

Four days of awesome trails through state forests, wine country, hinterland, national parks, coastline and mountain bike parks on Australia’s spectacular east coast; all part of the fifth annual Port to Port MTB cycling...

1,000 players take to the courts

One thousand netballers aged five through to seniors took to the Charlestown Netball courts on Saturday for Round 1 of the 2018 winter competition. On a warmish day it proved to be hard yakka for...

Aussies fall short in Masters

Australia’s Marc Leishman dropped out of the running in the prestigious US Masters today after shooting a final round 73 to end the event at 6 under par, nine shots behind the winner. Another Aussie,...

Five more Lake Mac life savers

Five sporting organisations in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been awarded State funding for life-saving defibrillators which will be installed at their clubhouses and grounds. Among the recipients are Hunter Mountain Bike Association, Lake Macquarie...

Belmont 16s Sailability

You probably haven’t seen them, nor heard about them, but the volunteers at Belmont 16s Sailability are among our community’s long list of wonderful volunteers; those people who go out once, twice, maybe even...

Charlestown’s million dollar skate park

High excitement is building among the younger generation in Lake Macquarie with plans unveiled today by Lake Macquarie City Council for construction of Charlestown's new skate park. Local pro skaters, including Jedd McKenzie and Poppy...

Fanning bows out on a high

It was oh so close for Australian surfing hero, Mick Fanning, when he bowed out in the final of the Bells Beach pro today. Fanning, in his last competitive performance before hanging up the professional...
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