Local stars have a ball in and out of water
GLADSTONE dominated the court and the pool in a massive weekend of sporting success.
The Gladstone Gladiators Swimming Club dominated the Liquid Energy event on Saturday and club president Shane Richardson was delighted.
"Personally, as the new president, the way our club delivered such a quality event was just terrific," Richardson said.
"The Fairymead swimmers said it's the best event outside the ones in Brisbane."
Gladiators led the points ahead of Caribeae, Fairymead, Boyne Tannum Bullets and Wests.
The Gladstone Power under-18 boy's' basketball team are is the new trend-setters of a team destined for sustained success at senior level.
The Power smashed the two Rockhampton teams, obliterated Emerald and were was challenged, but then outclassed Bundaberg by 15 points in a game that decided top- billing.
Coach Ray Cooper said the hard work on defence at training has had paid off.
"It now puts us above Bundy before the next CDC in two or three weeks," Cooper said.
Win that, and the Power then make division 1 one competition at representative level.
Bundaberg mounted a third-quarter challenge, but Cooper said the players kept their cool. "I wasn't too worried and no-one freaked out because basketball is a game where teams get a run-on," Cooper said.
"Our training shows that it transitioned into games."