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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Sailing

Canberra yacht Namadgi aiming for finish line in 70th anniversary of Sydney to Hobart

Lee Gaskin Sacrificing sleep, battling 100kmh winds and six-metre seas are all par for the course for the Canberra Ocean Racing Club's long-serving Sydney to Hobart entrant.

Canberra United's teen debutant Grace Maher grabs W-League championship glory

Canberra's Grace Maher challenges Perth Glory's Alanna Kennedy.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's 15-year-old midfielder Grace Maher rose to the occasion in her first W-League start to play an important role in the club's 2014-15 championship success.

Canberra United wins W-League championship with 3-1 victory against Perth Glory in grand final

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg kisses the W-League trophy.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

Cricket

Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan takes 10 wickets to secure outright Douglas Cup victory against Ginninderra in Canberra grade cricket

Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan took 10 wickets for the match against Ginninderra.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan claimed 10 wickets for the match in his side's outright victory against Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup on Sunday.

Queensland Fire hits a six off the last ball to defeat the ACT Meteors at Manuka Oval in the women's Twenty20 competition

Opening batter Jenny Taffs scored a half-century for the ACT Meteors in their Twenty20 loss to the Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Former Australian captain Jodie Fields hit a six off the final ball to deny the ACT Meteors revenge on the Queensland Fire for last season's loss in the Twenty20 final.

Canberra's Jason Floros faces Sydney in his first BBL game for Brisbane Heat

Jason Floros will swap his Thunder colours for the blue of Brisbane Heat's in tonight's opener.

Lee Gaskin Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros will face his former team the Sydney Thunder in his first game for the Brisbane Heat.

Ex-Canberra United duo chasing first W-League championship with Perth Glory

Perth Glory's Bronwyn Studman will take on her former teammates on Sunday in the W-League grand final.

Lee Gaskin Former Canberra United duo Bronwyn Studman and MacKenzie Arnold out to help Perth Glory claim its first W-League championship.

Cricket

ACT Meteors opener Katie Mack scores maiden century in five-wicket loss to Queensland Fire

A century to Katie Mack wasn't enough to steer the Meteors to victory against Queensland.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors opening batter Katie Mack scores her maiden century in five-wicket loss to the Queensland Fire.

Cricket

Eastlake wary of Weston Creek Molonglo's strong batting after opening day of Douglas Cup match

Eastlake's Adam Tett hits out during the match against Weston Creek.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake's Douglas Cup match with Weston Creek Molonglo is evenly poised after the first day of play at Kingston Oval.

Cricket

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt set to play 100th WNCL game against Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt will play her 100th Women's National Cricket League game on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt playing her 100th Women's National Cricket League 50-over game on Sautrday.

Cricket

Canberra youngster Blake MacDonald following the path of former Canberra Comets all-rounder Darryle MacDonald

Wests cricketer, Blake MacDonald, with his father, former
district cricket all rounder, Darryle MacDonald, at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Promising opening batsman Blake MacDonald is following in the footsteps of his dad Darryle, a former Canberra Comets all-rounder and life member of Wests/UC.

Soccer

United coach Migchelsen weighs up future ahead of W-League grand final

Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen is hoping to go out on a high with a W-League championship as she weighs up her future.

Australian Football

Six teams in revamped AFL Canberra first-grade competition

Eastlake and Ainslie will field teams in the AFL Canberra first-grade competition.

Lee Gaskin The AFL Canberra competition has been restructured featuring six teams following changes to the North East Australian Football League.

Cycling

Canberra para-cyclist Sue Powell makes it magnificent seven at Track National Championships

Sue Powell

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Sue Powell claimed a remarkable seventh straight C4 national time trial title at the para-cycling Track National Championships at the Melbourne velodrome on Thursday.

Cricket

ACT Meteors all-rounder Kira Churchland bounces back after car accident and shoulder injuries

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors all-rounder Kira Churchland has recovered from two shoulder injuries, rib cartilage damage and a car crash in an eventual past 12 months.

Canberra United's magnificent seven chasing second W-League championship

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

W-League final: Perth Glory v Canberra United

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman takes on the Perth Glory defence.

Lee Gaskin All the latest from the W-League grand final between Perth Glory and Canberra United from NIB Stadium.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tristan Crawford picks up the win in the Australian Baseball League All Star game

Tristan Crawford of the Canberra Cavalry whips one in from the pitchers mound.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tristan Crawford is in top form for this weekend's series against the Brisbane Bandits, picking up the win in the Australian Baseball League All Star game.

Soccer

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes aiming to cap off special week with W-League championship

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes can cap off a terrific season with a W-League championship and selection in the Matildas squad.

Cricket

ACT Meteors focus on fitness with three changes for series against Queensland Fire

Kate Owen has been dropped from the Meteors squad for this weekend's series.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says there needs to be an increased focus on fitness in women's cricket with a women's Big Bash League on the horizon.