The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from December 19, 2016

Aggressive Sharks Win Again
Byline: Shannon Knapp Softball correspondent BALLINA Sharks continued their strong form with a 3-1 win over Dodgers Devils in Far North Coast Division 1 softball on Saturday. Michelle Lucas started on the mound for the Sharks and proved tough...
Carjackers' Jury Trial; Cross-Border Police-Chase Duo to Appear
Byline: Hamish Broome Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au TWO MEN who sparked a massive cross-border police chase from Caboolture in Queensland to Northern NSW will face trial in Lismore District Court next year. Brisbane men John Tough, 33, and...
China Agrees to Return US Drone; Beijing Complains about American Surveillance and 'Hyping Up' of Incident at Sea
Byline: WILL WORLEY and JUSTIN CARISSIMO CHINA says it will return the US Navy drone it seized in the South China Sea, but has accused the US of hyping up the incident. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said direct engagement with Chinese authorities...
Christmas Meant Beach Time; North Coast Families Headed to the Sand for Surfing, Swimming and Fishing
IN THE 1940s and 1950s Christmas time on the North Coast usually meant holidays. Most of the factories and workshops around the country took annual leave so that families could get together during the long school holidays. Many people from the...
Costa on Target as Blues Extend Lead at Top
DIEGO Costa's 13th goal of the season has propelled Chelsea nine points clear at the top of the English Premier League with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. It was the Spanish striker's 50th goal for the Blues, who celebrated an 11th straight EPL success....
Cricket's Fast and Furious Joyride; the Shortest Form of the Game Is in for the Long Haul, Writes Terry Mallinder
ADAM Gilchrist admits he could never have predicted Twenty20 cricket becoming the juggernaut it is - perhaps even the game's saving grace. There was very little faith the reduced format would have the pulling power, and in turn staying power, when...
For School the Bell Tolls; Final Day Ahead of Demolition
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au THAT'S it: the last bell has rung at Ballina High School. And there was little fanfare last Friday to mark the milestone for the school, which opened as an intermediate school in 1931. It is...
Jail Time for Drug Supply; Men's Involvement Was 'Pre-Meditated'
Byline: Hamish Broome Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au IT ALL started with a seemingly innocent invitation for a beer at the Nimbin pub to discuss a potential earner - with an illicit twist. But it ended with seven men facing multiple year sentences...
MATT CASHES IN; Prizemoney Mounts Up despite Poor Finish to Year
Byline: Mitchell Craig Mitchell.Craig@northernstar.com.au BYRON BAY surfer Matt Wilkinson has earned the most money behind world champion John John Florence on the World Championship Tour this year. Despite dropping to fourth in the world rankings,...
McCullum Wants Happier Big Bash Memories
CRICKET: Twenty20 cricket is supposed to be a batsman's game but new Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum wears a crooked nose as evidence to the contrary. McCullum has only a hazy recollection of his first game with the Heat in 2011 when he was...
Samson Fitness Challenge Looms
THE Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge, to be held in Lismore on March 4, 2017 is shaping up to be the best ever yet, with the Samson joining forces with the 41st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment (41 RNSWR) and Lismore City Council to ensure...
Vukovic Saving the Sky Blues Time and Again
FOOTBALL is a results- driven business and that is why goalscorers will get most of the headlines. But on a weekend where Besart Berisha equalled Archie Thompson's A-League record of 90 goals by scoring the winner in the cracking Melbourne derby,...
What's Up with Warriors?
RUGBY LEAGUE: Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Hoffman knows he is a very special young man. And those who know him well would not be surprised that he spent part of the off-season in the US on a mission to make him a better player,...
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