I WAS surprised to see Melanie Wright shunned by selectors at the world championships in Kazan.
SWIMMING: Unheralded Sunshine Coast breaststroker Taylor McKeown is poised to strike at the world championships, according to her coach Chris Mooney.
AS a former Australian player and coach Ian Schuback has seen plenty of promising players come and go but none have shown as much passion for the sport as Buderim teenager Joel Andersen.
SWIMMING: Melanie Wright is relishing a world championship gold medal in Russia after starring in the heats for Australia’s 4x100m freestyle squad.
THE Sunshine Coast’s top two sides of recent years – Maroochydore and traditional arch rival Noosa – will meet at Fishermans Road today.
FOOTBALL: When Buderim midfielder Shaun Callanan says his team is “desperate for silverware”, he’s not intentionally tormenting other sides over much-dustier trophy cabinets.
SURFING: Sunshine Coast surfers Dimity Stoyle and Keely Andrew failed to make an impression at the World Championship Tour event in California.
RACING: Leading Australian jockey Brad Rawiller has paid tribute to Sunshine Coast’s Phelan Ready, the horse he won the Golden Slipper on, after the eight-year-old was retired.