A focus on the sporting stories that made a year of headlines.
SHOCK CRACK AT BRITISH TITLE FOR ‘MR BLOCK’ — Bulwell boxer Shane McPhilbin is given a surprise shot at the British cruiserweight title against reigning champ Leon ‘Solid’ Williams.
PLAY GOLF’S GREAT HOLES AT THE PUB — the Hucknall Empire is giving amateur golfers the chance to walk in the footsteps of the likes of Tiger Woods with a high-tech new simulator.
GLORY BOY BACON ON LYTTLE’S RADAR FOR RETURN TO YELLOWS — Hucknall Town boss Des Lyttle is reportedly considering bringing fans’ favourite Danny Bacon back to Watnall Road.
‘ROCKY’ MCPHILBIN CROWNED BRITISH CHAMP — Bulwell fighter Shane McPhilbin wins a Lonsdale belt after a last-round victory.
NEW OWNERS THREATEN TO WALK AWAY — Hucknall Town are plunged into a fresh crisis as owners Steve Greaves and Michael Johnson consider cutting ties with the clubjust three months after taking charge.
TOWN SOAP OPERA TAKES NEW TWIST — it is revealed that Hucknall Town’s committee is considering a damning vote of no confidence in chairman Steve Greaves.
TOWN TURMOIL — Hucknall Town chairman Steve Greaves is ousted in a coup but manager Des Lyttle pledges to stay on.
BOSS CALLS FOR FANS’ BACKING — Des Lyttle pleads with Hucknall’s Town’s supporters to get behind him and his players after the latest off-the-field troubles.
TRIATHLON READY TO SPRINT INTO HUCKNALL — a first-ever triathlon is to be held in the town.
HURT TURNER STUNNED BY TWITTER BILE — Hucknall Olympian Andy Turner suffers a torrent of abuse on the social-media site.
BOXING MOURNS DEATH OF COACH — glowing tributes are paid to Hucknall coach Paul Singleton, who dies at the age of 52.
PLAY-OFFS STILL ON, SAYS LYTTLE — Hucknall Town boss Des Lyttle remains optimistic about the club’s promotion chances despite behind-the-scenes turmoil.
BOXER BRACED FOR BATTLE OF BIG MACS — Bulwell’s Shane McPhilbin is to defend his british title against former world champ Enzo Maccarinelli.
BADGERED OUT OF CUP BY DERBY RIVALS — former manager John Ramshaw, now boss of Eastwood Town, plots the demise of Hucknall Town in the Notts Senior Cup.
OLYMPICS GLORY GIRL OF FUTURE? — swimmer Amelia Sale is crowned the beest in Nottinghamshire for the fourth consecutive year.
RINGSIDE ROBBERY — Bulwell boxer Shane McPhilbin loses his British title after an astonishing blunder by a timekeeper.
LYTTLE VOWS TO CARRY ON AT TOWN — Yellows boss Des Lyttle shows commitment despite seeing his playing budget reduced.
FORGET THE CONFERENCE, SAYS HOLMES — chairman Brian Holmes warns fans that Hucknall Town face tough times ahead. — young gymnast Ellie
PERKY PAPPLEWICK BID TO BOUNCE BACK — Papplewick and Linby Crocket Club plot a return to form after a dismal campaign in 2011.
ELLIE STEALS OLYMPIC LIMELIGHT FROM FAMOUS BIG SISTER — young gymnast Ellie Downie is pickeed to represent England.
BIG GUNS EYE ELITE HEAVEN — Hucknall’s top cricket clubs outline their ambitious targets for the new season.
LYTTLE QUITS YELLOWS — Hucknall Town begin the search for their latest new manager.
SHOWPIECE SHOWDOWN — local football fans prepare for a derby clash in the final of the NSL Senior Cup.
THAT’S THE (OLYMPIC) SPIRIT — Hucknall Olympian Andy Turner returns to form as the London Olympics loom large.
NEW MANAGER AND CHAIRMAN — Hucknall Town unveil Brett Marshall as boss and Derek Blow as their new chairman.
LET’S MAKE THIS CLUB GREAT AGAIN — Brett Marshall and Derek Blow set out their plans for Hucknall Town.
SILVER MEDAL DEDICATED TO DEVOTED DOG — champion duathlete Pete Orme pays tribute to his border collie/labrador cross, Ben.
TURNER TO FIND TOP GEAR AT OLYMPIC TRIALS — Olympian convinced he will hit top form ahead of London 2012.
MCPHILBIN TITLE RE-MATCH AXED — Bulwell’s Shane McPhilbin sees his return bout with Enzo Maccarinelli cancelled at the 11th hour.
NERVY TURNER FACES OLYM PICS WAITING GAME — Hucknall’s Andy Turner only finishes third in the Olympic trials.
PROUD PARENTS HAIL TOWN’S OLYMPIC STARS — athlete Andy Turner and water-polo star Sean Ryder are confirmed on the GB team for the London Olympics.
BIG CHANGES IN THE TOWN BOARDROOM — chief executive Liz Morley resigns from her post at Hucknall Town.
TOWN START SEASON AT NEWCASTLE — The Yellows find out their fixtures for the new season.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN — the Dispatch calls on sports fans to back Hucknall’s Olympians as London 2012 begins.
TURNER BANS KIDS FROM OLYMPICS — Hucknall’s Andy Turner takes drastic action to make sure he performs at lONDON 2012.
NO OLYMPICS GLORY FOR ‘GUTTED’ TURNER — hurdler Andy Turner goes out in the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at London 2012.
‘I WANT TOWN TO WIN TITLE’ — Hucknall Town boss Brett Marshall is bullish on the eve of the new football season.
TOWN SET OUT TO BANISH FA CUP JINX — Hucknall Town make their first foray into the prestigious Budweiser FA Cup having never made it to the First Round Proper.
ROLLS BOWLED OVER BY TITLE — Rolls-Royce Leisure Cricket Club fulfil their ambition and secure the Gunn And Moore South Notts League with two games to spare.
GOLDEN GIRL RIDES INTO HISTORY BOOKS — Papplewick-train horse-rider Sophie Wells wins a hat-trick of Paralympic medals.
MOMENTUM KEY AFTER YELLOWS’ TROPHY WIN — boss Brett Marshall looks for Hucknall Town to go on a run after progressing in the FA Trophy.
BMX PRODIGY IS THE BEST IN BRITAIN — youngster Lewis Locker, of Hucknall, is crowned a national BMX-cycling champ.
BIKER LANDS TITLE GLORY — motorbike racer Rob Collison wins a national title in his first full season.
BOXER’S DATE WITH DESTINY — Shane McPhilbin says is ready to correct the record books by winning back his British cruiserweight title.
TURNER WINS LOTTO AFTER OP SUCCESS — athlete Andy Turner learns he has retained his National Lottery funding as he recovers from an Achilles operation.
CEE’S ALL SET TO REPRESENT COUNTRY — Bodybuilding Bulwell teacher Caroline Oliver will take centre stage in an international contest.
BOSS QUITS TOWN — Brett Marshall leaves Hucknall Town, leaving the door open for the club’s 15th manager in 12 years.
EX-PLAYERS IN YELLOWS HOTSEAT — former Hucknall Town duo Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson take over at the crisis-hit club.
SUCHAREWYCZ PLEASED WITH EARLY PROGRESS — Hucknall Town’s new managers look to bring in more players.
HATS OFF TO GOLF CHAMPION CARL — a golfer with Hucknall ties scoops a prestigious national competition.
BOXING COACH WINS TOP PRIZE — Bulwell’s Barry O’Dowd is crowned coach of the year in Nottingham’s glittering sports awards.
PHEW! RELIEF AS NEW BOSSES EARN FIRST WIN — Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson break their duck at Hucknall Town with victory over Market Drayton Town.
BODYBUILDING TEACHER THIRD AT WORLD CHAMPS — Caroline ‘Cee’ Oliver takes bronze in competition in Bulgaria.
TOWN CONSUMED BY CRISIS — AGAIN — Hucknall Town are hit by a double blow as their managers and chairman leave the club as the money runs dry.
TINSEL OF CHRISTMAS TURKEY? — crisis-hit Hucknall Town face a vital Christmas period that could define their future.
KICKBOXING SISTERS ARE BEST OF BRITISH — talented martial arts sisters Lucie and Josie Callan each win a British title.
BOXING DAY BATTERING FOR YELLOWS — Hucknall Town are destroyed 8-1 in Division One South of the Ev-Stik Northern Premier League.