SEEING the name Ben O'Connell in the Laidley first division cricket side this season might surprise some people.
MULTI-talented Ipswich teenager Hayden Michel hopes to savour more seasons like the one he's just enjoyed.
ASKED how he copes with so many hockey responsibilities each weekend during the season, Hayden Michel smiles before answering: "Dedicated parents''.
AS one of the most experienced swimming coaches in the region Paul Sansby has every reason to be excited.
HAVING come within a whisker of a gold medal for Queensland, Cade Banditt is looking even higher.
DEFENDING premiers Occasionals came within two wickets of making the perfect start to the new Ipswich vigoro first division season.
He's keen to progress into international competitions after obtaining his black belt in the future.
AS Brothers celebrate an encouraging first-up win over Northsiders, the proud Ipswich club had another reason to be pleased with their season-opening success.
David, known as "Lemsy" around Ipswich, has been with the QT since 1984. He has been sports editor for more than two decades and has won numerous awards for his sports writing, including being named APN Journalist of the Year and Sports Editor of the Year. Away from work, he enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and watching sport.