Sporting dreams come true in 2012: Year in review Oct-Dec
NINE girls from the Emerald Gymnastics and Trampoline Club competed at the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Club Championships and the Queensland Cup. Emerald was awarded first in the Excellence Award in the Queensland Cup and second in the participation section.
DION Bromley represented Moranbah at the Queensland BMX State Championships, finishing third in the 13 girls and in the 13-14 girls cruiser.
CARLY-MAE Pye claimed a winning double, winning the Emerald 100 and also being named Country Apprentice of the Year. It was the second year running Pye won the title, which is awarded based on the amount of wins in a season.
MICHAEL Hooper finished sixth in his under-17 age division at the Queensland Country Tennis Finals in Rockhampton. Brother and sister duo Braidyn and Briannah MacNab made their debut at the finals, too, after competing in the Junior Masters tournaments throughout the year.
HARRY Wills and Jamie Stallard cleaned up at the second and final round of the Primary Nine-Hole division at the Central Queensland Interschool Golf Challenge. Tori Edmistone was named Secondary Girls Champion for October and also took part in the Marist College team, which came second in the October Team Gross and also in the Overall Gross Secondary Team Champions.
THE Western Sevens carnival at Emerald State High School was hailed a success, with the high school's under-16 side finishing third overall. The school's Isaiah Huet was named under-16 age group champion and player of the carnival.
THE Central Highlands council gave the go-ahead for a new drag strip to be built west of Emerald, with construction to begin early in 2013. The Denison Downs property is the chosen temporary venue until the Central Highlands Drag Association secures funding for a permanent facility.
FOUR athletes from the Central Highlands Triathlon Club competed at the Noosa Triathlon. Helen Scott placed third in the Mates Wave female division, bettering her time from the previous year by 16 minutes.
EMERALD karter Tarina Rix came second overall in the CQ Sportsman Y Light category at the Central Queensland Karting Series Finals. The only female competitor in her category, Rix beat the lads and finished fastest in three of her four rounds.
MATILDA Donaldson and her noble steed Calveston Spirit snared two medals at the Queensland Showjumping and Jumping Equitation Championships in Cairns for the 10 years and under division.
CENTRAL Queensland team the Highlanders rugby sevens side won the grand final of the New York International Sevens. The competition is the largest American rugby sevens competition. And the women's side made it through without dropping a single game.