Judges cast their votes

FOCUS: Caitlin Thwaites shoots for goal in Australia's gold medal-winning campaign at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: GETTY

FOCUS: Caitlin Thwaites shoots for goal in Australia's gold medal-winning campaign at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: GETTY

THE outstanding feats in August will be evaluated at Tuesday night's meeting of the Bendigo Advertiser-Prime 7 Sports Star of the Year judging panel.

Now in its 50th year, Sports Star is the longest running event of its kind in the country.

Contenders for August include netball ace Caitlin Thwaites.

The goalshooter played a key role in the Australian Diamonds' run to win gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Top cyclists Jack Haig and Braeden Dean were in hot form on the road and track.

Haig earned the best young rider in the Tour Alsace.

Dean marked his first world junior track titles campaign by winning bronze in the sprint in Korea.

In the AFL, Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer earned the Rising Star award for round 20 after kicking four goals in the win against St Kilda.

Bendigo exponents dominated at the stickfighting world championships.

Glen Eden won gold in full contact and sayan disciplines. James Plowright won gold in longstick. Shawn Butters was a bronze medallist in double stick.

Ravenswood's Lucas Herbert earned selection in Australia's junior golf team to compete in the Eisenhower Cup in Japan.

Imogen Sexton won silver as she represented Victoria at the School Sport Australia 15-under netball titles.

Amelia Bruggy, 15, was selected in Victoria's under-18 team to contest the national lawn bowls titles on Darwin's greens.

Golden Square's Jack Geary was selected in the initial VFL squad to play Ireland in November. He is one of two non-VFL players in the race for selection.

Netball star Chloe Watson was added to the Melbourne Vixens squad for this year's Trans-Tasman championship. 

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