YOUNG LONG JUMPERS LEAP INTO HUNTER TRACK CLASSIC

At least 10 Paralympians and seven Olympians are confirmed starters for this year's Hunter Track Classic. For the region's emerging athletes, the January 28 event represents a chance to compete with Australia's best ...
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EARLY TEST FOR NEW NJC COURSE PROPER

It's not set to host its first meeting until March 17, but today the $11-million redevelopment of the NJC's course proper was tested for the first time. The Kris Lees stable posted this video on ...
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JETS AND MATT HALL JOIN FORCES FOR DANISH TREAT

Jets officials say Wayne Brown is recovering well from a hip injury, but will still be monitored ahead of the clash with Wanderers. The English midfielder has been in a generous mood, giving up a ...
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KNIGHT JARROD MULLEN PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED FROM NRL

The Newcastle Knights have confirmed that playmaker Jarrod Mullen has been provisionally suspended by the NRL under its Anti-Doping Policy. It comes after Mullen returned a positive A-sample for an anabolic steroid, Drostanolone, which is ...
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BEN SIMMONS EDGES CLOSER TO NBA DEBUT

Anticipation continues to grow for basketball fans, as former Hunters junior Ben Simmons edges closer to his NBA debut for Philadelphia. The 20-year-old, who suffered a foot injury in pre season, has been travelling with ...
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CRASH LANDING FOR SAMANTHA WELLS AT LAKE PLACID

She had limited preparation because of illness, but Newcastle aerial skier Samantha Wells still showed plenty of improvement at the World Cup event in the US. The 27-year-old qualified first for the final, but couldn't ...
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WAYNE BROWN BATTLING HIP INJURY AHEAD OF WANDERERS CLASH

Jets midfielder Wayne Brown had precautionary scans on a hip injury today, but club officials say he's a strong chance of facing the Wanderers on Sunday. Newcastle is coming off a tough 2-all draw with ...
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FENCE COLLAPSES AT JETS HOME GAME

To breaking news now and a fence has collapsed as home fans celebrated during an A-league game in Newcastle. The Newcastle Jets had just scored late in the first when when fans rushed the fence ...
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SUZY STILL PUTTING UP GREAT NUMBERS 300 GAMES IN

In basketball, and she put in another impressive performance, but Suzy Batkovic couldn't lift Townsville to a win over Canberra last night, as she marked her 300th appearance in the WNBL. The Hunter-product led all ...
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MASTERS SHINES IN FRONT OF HOME FANS TO CLAIM SPEEDWAY TITLE

North Lambton's Sam Masters has claimed his first Australian Speedway Solo title. The 25-year-old did it in front of his fans at Kurri last night ...
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JETS WOMEN WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF TOP FOUR

The Jets women have scored a dramatic win over Brisbane, to keep their W-League semi-finals hopes alive. Newcastle was in front inside 10 minutes. Brisbane earned a penalty just before the break, which was converted ...
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HAMMOND CONTENT DESPITE RESULT

The Hunter's Corrine Hammond has fallen short, at the World Darts Championship, beaten in this morning's final. Facing England's Lisa Ashton, Hammond never really threatened. The Australian was gracious in defeat ...
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A SHOT AT DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CORRINE HAMMOND

We've seen plenty of Simon "the Wizard" Whitlock, but now the Hunter has a new darts superstar. Charlestown's Corrine Hammond has caused a huge upset at the Lakeside World Darts Championships, powering into the final ...
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CRONULLA CROWNED KINGS OF PASHA DASHA

Cronulla has again taken out the Pasha Dasha outrigger race, blowing apart the field in Newcastle Harbour. It was tough conditions. The tide, wind and especially the heat, made for an exhausting day in the ...
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BROSNAN FASTEST IN DOWNHILL QUALIFIERS

World Number Two Troy Brosnan has qualified fastest for tomorrow's final run, in the National Downhill Mountain-biking series at Lake Macquarie. Woodberry's Graeme Mudd didn't have the run he was hoping for, on an action-filled ...
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GOOD DAY OUT FOR LEES AT MAGIC MILLIONS

Returning to racing, and a great day for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees at the Magic Millions, taking home a pair of podium finishes. Lomazzo finished a length behind Irish Constabulary in the Country Cup. While ...
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MEMBERS INSPIRE JETS AHEAD OF GLORY CLASH

Meanwhile the Jets have held their final training session in front of members today, before taking on Perth Glory tomorrow afternoon. The club has also finalised the signing of goalkeeper Tomislav Arcaba, who's likely to ...
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NEWCASTLE PREPARES TO HOST PASHA DASHA REGATTA

The Newcastle Outrigger Club will look to win its first main event when it hosts the sixth Pasha Dasha Grand Prix on Saturday. The locals have been training hard during the festive season, preparing to ...
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HEENEY SWEATING IT OUT AT PRE SEASON SWANS TRAINING

Here's proof the life of an AFL star can be a hard slog. While most of us have been doing our best to cool down this week, Hunter-bred Sydney Swan Isaac Heeney returned to training ...
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GRAEME MUDD THE MAN TO BEAT AT AWABA

He's won the Downhill Mountain Bike national series two years in a row, but Graeme Mudd isn't expecting to cruise to victory on his home track at Awaba this weekend. Mudd will face rivals from ...
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ADAM TAGGART INTENT ON PUNISHING HIS FORMER CLUB

Newcastle and Perth are both coming off wins. Former Jet Adam Taggart won't let nostalgia get in the way of another victory. "I love Newcastle but there's a job that needs to be done. It's ...
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REDHEAD IRONMEN EGDE CLOSER TO THE NATIONAL FINALS

Redhead ironmen Isak Costello and Daniel Collins remain in the hunt for a place at the National finals, following solid results at the penultimate round of the qualifying series ...
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LACHLAN JACKSON EXTENDS HIS DEAL WITH THE JETS

Jets officials say they're still considering striker Mark Bridge for next season, but the injury he suffered in Thailand last week rules him out in the short term. In positive news, Lachlan Jackson has signed ...
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WAYNE BROWN TALKS ABOUT HIS DASH BACK FROM BRISBANE

The Jets will decide on whether to continue their bid to sign Mark Bridge in the coming days, after he injured his knee training in Thailand. The side is picking up speed - in particular, ...
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KURT FEARNLEY SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

He might be closing in on 36, but wheelchair racing legend Kurt Fearnley is showing no signs of slowing down. His first race of the year, the Oz Day 10k, is just over two weeks ...
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DAMIAN MARTIN CONTINUES HIS COMEBACK FROM INJURY

Former Newcastle junior Damian Martin continued his comeback from a knee injury last night, helping Perth to a win over Brisbane. The skipper played 20 minutes, helping the Wildcats to their third-straight victory ...
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SOLID SHOWING FOR SANGHA AGAINST PAKISTAN

His team was hammered by Pakistan, but Newcastle's Jason Sangha put in a solid performance for the Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane today. The teenager featured with both bat and ball ...
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TOBY PRICE BEGINS PLANNING FOR INJURY REHABILITATION

Hunter rider Toby Price has taken to social media to update fans on his condition, after he crashed out of the Dakar Rally. The defending champion has a fractured femur, which is broken in four ...
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BATKOVIC PREPARES FOR ANOTHER CAREER MILESTONE

Hunter basketballer Suzy Batkovic will mark another milestone this weekend, when she becomes the 17th player to notch up 300 games in the WNBL. Over the weekend she helped Townsville to its fifth straight win, ...
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SAM MASTERS SIGNS ON FOR TROY BAYLISS CLASSIC

He's in contention for the Australian Speedway Championship following a strong performance in round two, and now North Lambton's Sam Masters has announced he'll take a shot at another title, when he lines up at ...
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