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Cameron Thelan, 11, of Queanbeyan, caught a 67cm brown trout he estimated weighed 4 kilograms in a feeder
creek at the back of Lake Eucumbene.The year 5 student also outfished his dad ''Stevo'' Thelan and his uncle
Wayne Thelan, of Bega.
Photo: Stephen Thelan
Lauren Jackson of the Canberra Capitals on the
attack in the Women's National Basketball League
round 11 match between the Dandenong Rangers
and the Capitals at the AIS Arena in Canberra.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Jackson still aiming for the big one
Being named an Officer in the Order
of Australia has reminded this
country's most decorated female
basketballer, Lauren Jackson, why she
loves the sport.
It makes me realise that basketball
means the world to me,'' Jackson said.
I get a bit emotional talking about it
because it's at that stage where it's
been taken away from me. It's one of
those things, like when I got the flag at
the Olympics, you never expect.
It's a huge honour and I'm kind of
blown away by it.''
Injuries have put a dampener on the
34-year-old's career in recent years.
Jackson underwent more knee
surgery in May in a bid to get right for
the final year of her contract with the
Canberra Capitals in the WNBL.
Jackson also hasn't given up hope
of a fairytale swansong at Rio de
Janeiro next year, which would be her
fifth Olympic Games. This is one of
those things that definitely motivates
me to get it right, but it's up to the gods
now,'' she said.
Helping the Opals to win an elusive
Olympic Games gold medal would be
a fitting way for Jackson to end her
Belconnen United qualifies for FFA Cup final
Belconnen United is the first team
through to the Capital Football final of
FFA Cup qualifying after knocking out
a gallant Tuggeranong United.
The Blue Devils withstood a late
fightback from the visitors to prevail
2-1 at a chilly McKellar Park on
Wednesday night. Belconnen United
will face the winner of the other semi-
final between Cooma Tigers FC and
Gungahlin United for the right to be
Canberra's representative in the round
The game burst to life three minutes
before half-time when Blue Devils
captain Taylor Beaton unleashed a
thunderous strike into the top corner of
It stayed that way until Blue Devils
striker Goran Mukevski was brought
down in the box by Tuggeranong
keeper Rohan Shepherd in the 56th
Mukevski made no mistake with the
penalty, placing it in the bottom left
corner for a 2-0 lead.
Zac Munster scored with nine
minutes on the clock to put
Tuggeranong right back in the contest.
Tigers FC and Gungahlin United
will square off in the second semi-final
at the Hawker Football Centre tonight.
spot in China
Canberra's Zoe Buckman
Canberra athlete Zoe Buckman has
booked her place in her second world
championships after clocking a
qualifying time for the 1500m event at
the Prefontaine Classic in the US.
Showing no signs of the calf strain
that forced her withdrawal from the
recent IAAF World Relays, Buckman
crossed in 4:06.30, behind American
Jenny Simpson's world lead time
The time is Buckman's quickest
since the British Athletics Grand Prix
in Glasgow in July last year.
At the 2013 world championships in
Moscow, Buckman became the first
Australian to compete in the 1500m
final and finished seventh.
Buckman joins fellow Canberrans
Lauren Wells (400m hurdles), Kelsey-
Lee Roberts (javelin) and Melissa
Breen (100m) in recording world
championship-qualifying marks for
Farrell ready to trap urn
Rene Farrell celebrates the wicket
of England's Lydia Greenway.
ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell
will take on the old enemy after
gaining selection in the 14-player
Australian Southern Stars squad for
the women's Ashes in England.
Farrell is in the squad for all three
formats of the tour, which includes one
Test, three one-day internationals and
three WT20 internationals from July
21 to August 31.
The 28-year-old is a veteran of three
Tests, 33 ODIs and 39 T20
internationals, and was a part of the
Southern Stars for last summer's series
with the West Indies.
Farrell suffered an ankle injury
during the Women's National Cricket
League, but is back to full fitness and
will spearhead the Southern Stars'
The Southern Stars are attempting
to win the women's Ashes for the first
time since it was changed to a points
system in 2013.
England claimed the honours at
home that year before retaining the urn
in Australia six months later in the
A Test win is worth four points,
while ODIs and T20Is are worth two
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