A host of Hunter BMX riders finished among the medals at the recent 2019 BMXA National Championships in Shepparton, Victoria.
More than 1500 riders took part in this year's event, travelling from every state and territory in Australia.
Riders were chasing a national title or a coveted 'A' plate that is awarded to a finalist in each age category.
Maitland-Tenambit's Harrison Davis placed second in 16 years boy's 20 inch, Zane Bourke was second in eight-10 years boy's cruiser and Porschea Longbottom came third in 11-12 years girl's cruiser.
Teammates Zalia Monkley and brothers Lachlan and Zac Moore also made finals in their respective classes.
Not to be outdone, their rivals from the Lake Macquarie BMX Club also performed strongly.
Miller Ruks finished with a 3A plate and bronze medal in the 11-12 years boy's cruiser.
Clubmates Jeorjia Kelson, Melissa Ott and Ashley Teakle featured in finals.
Nathaniel Rodway crashed heavily in the elite men's class. He courageously raced on but was eliminated in the quarter finals.
U/18 Blues fall to QLD in Brisbane
Junior Knights Bradman Best and Mitchell Black played on the hollowed turf of Suncorp Stadium before the first State of Origin match on Wednesday/
The duo were part of the Michael Ennis-coached NSW under-18 side that suffered a heavy loss to Queensland. The Blues trailed 18-6 at halftime, but the Maroons kicked away to record a 34-12 victory.
Rollings wins in Germany
Souths hockey player Sebastian Rollings has helped the Australian All Schools team to victory at the Whitsun Four Nations Tournament in Germany.
The Aussies beat arch rivals the Netherlands 4-3 in the final 30 seconds of the match. The side had toured the Netherlands and France before the tournament. Rollings attends Hunter Valley Grammar School.
Four in NSW PSSA soccer side
Four Hunter primary school students were picked in the NSW PSSA football side after the recent state championships in Bathurst
Max Miller, of Wallsend South Public School; Oscar Morrison of Samuel Gilbert PS; and Isaac Preston Poole and Will Dobson, both of Floraville PS, were selected in the side after helping the Hunter side to third place.
Anson-Smith selected for NSW
Angus Anson-Smith was selected in the NSW PSSA boys hockey side after the Primary Hockey Championships in Lismore last week.
The St James, Kotara student stood out playing for Polding, which had four wins, two draws and a loss.
The Hunter PSSA side recorded one win, four losses and two draws.