Selwood named in elite squad: Promising teenager Joel Selwood reaffirms his status as one of the country's most promising young footballers after earning selection in the All-Australian team following the under-18 national championships.
Selwood is picked on a half-back flank in what is the first time the All-Australian team is selected in positions.
Addy triumphs: Basketball Australia names The Advertiser's coverage of junior basketball the best in the nation.
The award ceremony is held as part of the national under-18 championships in Perth.
Sexton's milestone: Sandhurst veteran Matt Sexton becomes just the third Dragon to reach the 300-game milestone when he lines up against Kyneton in round 12 of the All Seasons Bendigo Football League.
The Dragons celebrate the milestone with a 16-point win at the QEO to keep their finals hopes alive.
Wilkinson joins elite company: Bendigo Fighting Miners' player Alan Wilkinson is the fourth player in the club's history to notch up the 200-game milestone when he lines up for the rugby union club against Ballarat on July 16.
Wilkinson wins the Manchester Arms Player of the Day award in the Fighting Miners' comfortable victory.
Newbery claims silver: Former Castlemaine diver Chantelle Newbery consolidates her status as one of the world's premier divers by winning a silver medal on the opening day of the FINA world championships in Montreal.
Newbery combined with Loudy Tourky to win silver for Australia in the 10 m synchro event.
Triple triumph: Gymnasts Allanah Koch, Luke Hubbard and Morgan Lawson all win gold medals in their age groups at the national tumbling titles in Brisbane.
Bendigo basketballers strike gold: Bendigo Junior Braves' guards Damon Byrne and Matthew Dellavedova lead the Victoria Country under-16 boys team to the gold medal at the national titles in Canberra.
Victoria Country beats arch-rival Victoria Metro 65-50 in the final.
Braves set club record: The Bendigo Hume & Iser Braves set a new club record when they end the South East Australian Basketball League season with 21 wins after smashing Albury Wodonga 135-96.
The following week, the Braves advance to the SEABL south conference grand final after belting the Kilsyth Cobras 114-82 in their semi-final at the Schweppes Centre.
qlAUGUSTQCRoos' maul Magpies: Kangaroo Flat wins just its second game in 53 All Seasons Bendigo Football League matches with a 191-point annihilation of Maryborough at Dower Park in round 16.
The Roos win 38.17 (245) to 8.6 (54) in what is the fourth biggest score kicked by a BFL side in 11 years.
The win is Kangaroo Flat's only victory of the season.
Richards creates history: Glenn Richards creates history when he becomes the first player to reach the 300-game milestone for Calivil United.
Richards notches up his 300th game against Newbridge on August 13, which the Demons win by 115 points.
Braves clinch title: The Bendigo Braves clinch their first SEABL south conference title in 17 years with a thrilling 105-99 win over Kilsyth at the Schweppes Centre.
Shawn Redhage is named MVP of the grand final for his 43 points and 13 rebounds.
Hawks celebrate: The Eaglehawk Football Club marks its 125th anniversary with a gala weekend of celebrations.
Among the highlights of the weekend is the naming of the Hawks' Team of the Century, which recognises 24 of the club's greatest players.
John Ledwidge is named coach.
Ollie's milestone: Castlemaine full-forward Steven Oliver becomes just the second player in BFL history to reach the 1000-goal milestone when he boots 13 against Golden Square at Camp Reserve in round 17.
The only other player in the "1000-goal club" is the legendary Ron Best, who kicked 1624.
Braves - national champions: The Bendigo Braves cap their stunning season by winning the Australian Basketball Association national title in Geelong.
The Braves come from 17 points down at half-time to defeat the Sydney Comets 102-98.
Co-captain Jason Cameron is named the grand final MVP after sparking the Braves in the third quarter, while also shutting down the dangerous Graeme Dann.
The BFL's new addition: The North Ballarat Junior Football Club officially becomes the BFL's 10th and newest team on August 23.
North Juniors - now known as North City - sign a 10-year agreement with the BFL.
Campbell bows outs: Former Golden Square star Wayne Campbell plays his 297th and last game for Richmond against Geelong at Skilled Stadium on August 27.
Campbell won the Nalder Medal for best on ground in Golden Square's 1989 BFL grand final win over South Bendigo, before going on to enjoy a 15-year AFL career with the Tigers that saw him win four best and fairests, two All-Australian guernseys and captain the club for four years.
Geelong spoils the party though with a one-point win.
Scorpions are champions The Epsom Scorpions claim the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League division one championship, while the women's championship is taken out by Golden City.
Positive start for Vipers: The Bendigo Waterstore Vipers end their first season in the women's Premier League in sixth position.
Bendigo's newest soccer team wins nine games, draws four and loses nine in its inaugural year in the state's elite women's competition.
SEPTEMBER Bomber Blitz: The Bendigo Bank Bombers create a piece of club history when they win their first final.
The Bombers comfortably beat Port Melbourne by 62 points at TEAC Oval in the VFL's first semi-final, but their season comes to an end the following week when they are downed by eventual premier Sandringham in the preliminary final.
Mount Pleasant triumphs: Mount Pleasant claims the Heathcote District Football League premiership with a 23-point win over White Hills at Colbinabbin.
Mounts wins 16.14 (110) to 12.15 (87) to give the club its 18th senior premiership since 1938.
Colbert hangs up boots: Former Golden Square and South Bendigo footballer Leigh Colbert retires after the Kangaroos' AFL elimination final loss to Port Adelaide at Telstra Dome.
Colbert played 209 AFL games for Geelong and the Kangaroos before hanging up his boots.
Dal's delight: Ex-Bendigo Pioneer Nick Dal Santo is named on a wing in the AFL All-Australian team after a stellar season with St Kilda.
Three weeks later, he finishes third in the Brownlow Medal behind West Coast pair Ben Cousins and Daniel Kerr.
Kyle's on target: Bendigo's Kyle Bateman wins the Victorian Clay Target Association junior championship.
Kyle wins the title at the Bendigo Gun Club in a thrilling shoot-off with a competitor from Camperdown.
Three in a row for Demons: For the second year in a row, Calivil United goes through the Loddon Valley Football League season undefeated on its way to the flag.
The Demons win their third straight flag with a 21.11 (137) to 16.12 (108) win over Bears-Lagoon Serpentine at Marong - the club's 40th consecutive victory dating back to 2003.
Luke's Medal: Gisborne captain Luke Saunders is the toast of the BFL after winning the Michelsen Medal at the All Seasons Quality Resort.
The courageous Saunders polls 18 votes to win by two from Castlemaine team-mates Ian Martin and Luke Walters, who each collect 16.
Hat-trick for Fighting Miners: The Bendigo Fighting Miners create Victorian Rugby Union country division history when they win their third premiership in a row.
The Fighting Miners defeat Deniliquin 8-5 at Box Hill's Sparkes Reserve with lock Trent McGilchrist receiving best on ground honours.
They are the first team to win a hat-trick of flags.
Gisborne's flag: For the third time in four years, Gisborne wins the BFL premiership on a cold day at the QEO.
The Bulldogs defeat Eaglehawk 14.17 (101) to 10.10 (70) with speedy wingman Ty Elliott winning the Nalder Medal for best on ground.
Carisbrook's Cup: There are no surprises in the Maryborough-Castlemaine District Football League grand final when Carisbrook caps its unbeaten season with victory.
The Redbacks beat Rovers 13.16 (94) to 4.6 (30) to win back-to-back premierships at Maryborough's Princes Park.
Spring Gully salutes: Spring Gully wins the BASL division one grand final 3-1 over Eaglehawk.
Strathdale wins division two and the youth division, while the women's title is won by Golden City.
Selwood's on the big stage: Former Bendigo Pioneer Adam Selwood lives out every young footballer's dream when he lines up for West Coast in the AFL grand final against the Sydney Swans.
Selwood collects seven possessions and has four tackles in 92 minutes of game time as the Swans win a thriller by four points at the MCG.
OCTOBER:Thwaites named in national squad: Bendigo's Caitlin Thwaites is again named in the Australian under-21 netball squad.
Thwaites is named in the squad for the second year in a row following the completion of the National Net ball Championships in Canberra.
Aussies KO Kiwis: Australia continues its build up to the World Boxing Championships in China with a 7-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the Tasman Cup 2 Challenge at the Schweppes Centre.
The Australians are convincing winners in all seven bouts in a heartening performance for coach Bodo Andreass.
Tour hits Bendigo: Lithuanian cyclist Dainius Kairelis wins a lightning-fast stage two of the Herald-Sun Tour around Bendigo and the Goldfields on October 10.
In ideal cycling conditions, the 26-year-old member of the Amore and Vita team takes out the stage in a time of 3:20.55.
Braves take crown: The Bendigo Young Lady Braves are crowned the Country Basketball League's north-east conference champions.
Bendigo defeats Albury 67-62 in the final at Wangaratta with Ebony Evans winning the MVP award.
Rouse rules the ice: Bendigo ice hockey star Huw Rouse is selected in the Australian team to compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation under-20 World Championships, to be held in Romania.
Weeks dominates Open: Sydney's Ben Weeks enjoys dual success at the Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open at the Coca-Cola Complex.
Weeks claims both the men's singles and doubles crowns at the Open, which draws a record field of 35 competitors.
Bendigo powerlifters dominate: Bendigo powerlifter Luke Stratford smashes three Australian records on his way to becoming a triple world champion at the World Drug Free Powerlifting Single Lift Championships.
Glenn Stephens also wins a gold medal at the world championships, which were held in England.
Footscray ace wins scull final: Footscray's Neil Bonness wins the feature event at the Bendigo Rowing Club's short-course regatta at Lake Weeroona.
Bonness, who races in the master class, takes out the Arthur Cambridge Memorial Sprint (200 m), with Bendigo's Chris Griffin coming second by 2sfr1/2 metres.
Karate kid reaps world title: Bendigo's Chris Jones can now carry the tag of a world champion after his stunning performance at the International Sport Karate Association World Cup in Sydney.
The 12-year-old wins the 10-11 years advanced black belt point-sparring title.
Top honour: Veteran Bendigo horseman Ron Pocock claims Harness Racing Victoria's top individual honour at a gala dinner at Moonee Valley.
Pocock is named the 2005 HRV Gordon Rothacker medallist, which recognises excellence, passion, hard work and honour in the sport of harness racing.