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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo to face Wests/UC in Douglas Cup final

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo will face Wests/UC in the final of the Douglas Cup after beating minor premiers Eastlake on Sunday.

Swimming

Former AIS swimming coach Shannon Rollason joins Gungahlin Leisure Centre

Former AIS head swimming coach Shannon Rollason is the new high performance coach for the Gungahlin Leisure Centre.

Lee Gaskin He has coached Olympic Games gold medallists and world champions, but Shannon Rollason's next challenge is making an impact at the grass-roots level.

Cricket

Reverend Peter Nelson, 71, reaches 300-game milestone for North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club

Lee Gaskin Reverend Peter Nelson, 71, brought up his 300th game for the North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club on Saturday in the fifth grade grand final against Wests/UC at Kippax.

Nick Kyrgios wins first-round match at ATP 1000 Indian Wells Masters

Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning a game against Denis Kudla at Indian Wells on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Australia's highest-ranked player Nick Kyrgios has made a successful return to the court with a straight sets victory in the opening round of the ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells.

Golf

Canberra golfers way off the pace at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown

Canberra's Matt Millar tees off during day three of the New Zealand Open at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfers Brendan Jones and Matt Millar will both need a dramatic final round surge on Sunday to chase a top-10 finish at the New Zealand Open.

Cricket

Wests/UC cruises past Queanbeyan to reach the final of the Cricket ACT Douglas Cup

Wests/UC batsman Ben Oakley evades a short ball during Saturday's Douglas Cup semi-final against Queanbeyan at Freebody Oval.

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC opener Blake MacDonald chose the perfect moment to score his maiden first-grade century, the 17-year-old playing a pivotal role in the club reaching its third straight Douglas Cup final.

Athletics

Lauren Wells vies for qualifier against US star Cassandra Tate at Sydney Track Classic

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells will be taking on American star Cassandra Tate in the women's 400m hurdles at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin Canberra sprinter Lauren Wells will use the competition from American star Cassandra Tate to reach the world championship qualifying time at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday.

Soccer

Belconnen United signs Sydney FC youth striker for National Premier League

Belconnen United recruits Matt Grbesa, Ben van Meurs, Ross
Costanzo, Conor Nolan and Jordan Tsekenis.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United has recovered from a player exodus, signing former Canberra FC captain Matt Grbesa and Sydney FC youth striker Jordan Tsekenis for this season.

Soccer

Canberra United W-League players square off in Federation Cup final

Canberra United defender Catherine Brown, right, will line up for Belconnen United in Sunday's Federation Cup final against Gungahlin United.

Lee Gaskin They're usually fighting for the same cause, but Canberra United teammates Catherine Brown and Grace Field will square off with the Federation Cup at stake.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo has Eastlake in trouble in Douglas Cup semi final

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Mac Wright plays a shot on the first day of the Douglas Cup semi-final against Eastlake at Kingston Oval on Friday.

Lee Gaskin An amazing bowling display in the final hour of the day has given Weston Creek Molonglo the upper hand in its Douglas Cup semi-final against minor premiers Eastlake.

Golf

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones eagles par four at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is at four under at the halfway mark of the New Zealand Open.

Lee Gaskin A sensational eagle on a par four salvaged an otherwise inconsistent round for Canberra golfer Brendan Jones at the New Zealand Open.

Cricket

Canberra clubs preparing for three-day challenge in the finals of the Douglas Cup

Wests/UC wicketkeeper David Spare, Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor and Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski  getting ready for the  Cricket ACT Douglas Cup semi-finals, starting Friday.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski is disappointed with the decision to add an extra day on to the finals of the Douglas Cup, but believes the minor premiers are capable of lifting the first-grade...

Golf

Brendan Jones, Matt Millar begin well at New Zealand Open

Brendan Jones shot a two-under round of 71.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfers Brendan Jones and Matt Millar get away to solid starts at the $950,000 New Zealand Open in Queenstown on Thursday.

Sport research

Injury recording software to help ACT sporting clubs reduce concussion risk

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Lee Gaskin Understanding the impact of concussions and injuries in community sport will be easier with the release of new software available to Canberra sporting clubs.

Soccer

Woden-Weston FC hoping to channel Western Sydney Wanderers in National Premier League debut

Lee Gaskin Woden-Weston FC will channel the spirit of the Western Sydney Wanderers and hope the immediate success of the A-League side rubs off on its inaugural National Premier League campaign.

Sydney trainer Peter Snowden collects National Sprint with Snippets Land with double on Black Opal Stakes day

Jockey Hugh Bowman on Snippets Land acknowledges the crowd after winning the Canberra National Sprint.

Lee Gaskin Leading Sydney trainer Peter Snowden enjoyed a 100 per cent success rate on Black Opal Stakes Day.

Mountain biking

Capital Punishment mountain bike race finishes after seven years in Canberra

Daniel McConnell claimed the first medal by an Australian man in the mountain biking at the Games.

Lee Gaskin Capital Punishment race organiser Alina McMaster says an abundance of mountain bike races have forced the race's closure after seven years.

BMX

BMX star Caroline Buchanan warms up for world title tilt with strong display at ACT championships

Caroline Buchanan during the ACT BMX Championships.

Lee Gaskin BMX star Caroline Buchanan is turning her attention to defending her Supercross World Cup series title after cruising through the ACT championships.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo secures finals berth to set up semi-final showdown with Eastlake

Adam Heading celebrates a wicket in Weston Creek Molonglo's clash with and ANU at Stirling Oval.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo may have only scraped into the Douglas Cup finals, but veteran batsman Cade Brown has signalled the side's intent as a serious challenger for the two-day title.

Weston Creek Molonglo and Tuggeranong in battle for finals berth on last day of Cricket ACT first-grade season

Weston Creek Molonglo spinner Mark Akeroyd scored 75 to help his side to 288 against ANU.

Lee Gaskin Michael Delaney has implored his bowlers to capitalise on a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership.