Basketball

Never stop believing

Penrith Youth League basketballer Marshal Ndebele was always overlooked by the system. He never made state teams and was never told he would one day...

History made as Penrith goes back to back

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors both failed to do it in recent NBA seasons but the Penrith Panthers women’s basketball team have...

Ella shoots for the stars (and stripes)

Penrith teenager Ella Edwards is one of the hardest working and dedicated young sport stars around. Five days a week you’ll find the 13-year-old basketballer...

Chloe’s tears of green and gold

Penrith basketballer Chloe Bloom was sitting in class last week when she suddenly burst into tears. The 16-year-old received a text message from her mother,...

Veteran snapper calls it a day

In his half century of covering basketball, Noel Rowsell has seen more three-pointers, thrilling finishes and talented players than he could possibly recount. Now the...

Panthers focus on Youth League teams in 2016

The Penrith Basketball Association will begin a new era this weekend when it fields three Youth League teams and no senior teams for the...

Penrith’s Matt Nielsen took on the world – and succeeded

Before he captained the Australian Boomers at two Olympic Games and carved out a successful career in European basketball, Matt Nielsen was ditching school...

Glory beckons for Panthers

Penrith’s Youth League Women’s basketball team are just two victories away from being crowned back to back Division 1 champions. The third-placed Panthers remain in...

Slice of basketball history for St Doms

St Dominic’s College has achieved a feat no other school in the state has ever done before by being crowned champions in three Combined...

Goldrick heads to US to chase basketball dream

Daniel Goldrick may only be 16-years-old but that hasn’t stopped him from following his dream of one day playing in the NBA in America. The...

Penrith’s basketball blow

Basketball in the local area could take a hit next year after the Penrith Basketball Association voted to not enter teams into the 2016...

Appreciating the game

Local basketballer Ella Tofaeono almost gave it all away, that was until a serious knee injury changed her perspective on life and the game. The...

Triple treat: St Doms win again

St Dominic’s College has plenty to smile about after their Senior basketball team won the Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) State Championship for the third...