The Demons had a lead of 40 points whittled away by the Gold Coast Suns in the second half of their round one NEAFL game on Saturday but still clinched a win.
Rebecca McConnell's triumph perhaps means more than most.
The Vikings looked dead and buried as they trailed 47-19 heading into the final stages of the contest.
She was one of two local products fighting for an Australian crown but the only one that prevailed.
They didn't get the win they wanted, but five Monaro Colts got a trip to New Zealand instead.
Getting asked to be captain was already a big honour, but getting asked to do it in Yass's century season blew Willie Peace away.
Penny Slater heads in to the next stage of the tour in New Zealand on Saturday with a big confidence boost after a win in Taiwan.
Seven Canberra products will feature for the GWS Giants Academy this weekend.
The Demons were perilously close to their planned limit of four wins for the 2009 season when they arrived in Canberra.
Ethan Bartlett's triumph capped off a massive night for Wests with player Cherie Taylor claiming the women's going.
State of Origin players back up two days after playing, the Monaro Colts will try to do it after one. That's the plan anyway.
Sam Rolfe is the youngest coach in the John I Dent Cup, but he isn't letting the pressure get to him when the Uni-Norths Owls take on Queanbeyan on Saturday.
Kelsey-Lee Barber is excited for Saturday's women's javelin final at the national athletics championship – having already qualified for the world championships.
Gungahlin will begin their premier league campaign on the backfoot heading into their round one bye.
The former Ainslie ruckman joins reigning AFL Canberra Mulrooney medallist Kel Evans in a side looking to better a finals tilt.
Lewis Holland and Danny Matthews had to laugh when they found themselves on the edge of Hong Kong harbour years after building kitchens together.
The wetter the better. Words to live by for both Fell Swoop and Noble Boy as they travel up the Hume Highway.
Olympic has lost 16 players from their first-grade squad last season but also made some high-profile signings.
A victory would see Wells picked to represent Australia at the world track and field championships this year, and put her on track for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 35-year-old boxer is among a group of athletes still seeking asylum in Australia after fleeing the Commonwealth Games.