As part of our look back on 2018, the Northern Advocate photographers have put together some of their favourite news, sport and general pics from the year.
Today John Stone looks at some of his favourite sports pics of the year.

Erin Steel, left looks on as Neil Homes scores a goal, while Kezia Singleton plans her own strategy at the Tikipunga Football Club's 50th anniversary celebrations in October.
Erin Steel, left looks on as Neil Homes scores a goal, while Kezia Singleton plans her own strategy at the Tikipunga Football Club's 50th anniversary celebrations in October.
Northland and New Zealand basketball legend Pero Cameron muscles his way past Koro Edwards in the Mobil Marters memorial match in March.
Northland and New Zealand basketball legend Pero Cameron muscles his way past Koro Edwards in the Mobil Marters memorial match in March.
A windsurfer takes advantage of the wild weather lashing the Onerahi foreshore in June.
A windsurfer takes advantage of the wild weather lashing the Onerahi foreshore in June.
Australian driver Nathan Quinn in his Ford Fiesta R5 on the afternoon Tapuhi stage at May's International Rally of Whangārei.
Australian driver Nathan Quinn in his Ford Fiesta R5 on the afternoon Tapuhi stage at May's International Rally of Whangārei.
Kamo's Thomas Barlow gets a backhand pass away in the Joe Morgan Memorial Premier Rugby Competition match between Hora Hora and Kamo in February.
Kamo's Thomas Barlow gets a backhand pass away in the Joe Morgan Memorial Premier Rugby Competition match between Hora Hora and Kamo in February.
Mystics player Anna Harrison makes a daunting obstacle for aspiring goal shooter Siena Southall at the Northern Zone Community Day with the Mystics at the Whangārei Netball Centre in February.
Mystics player Anna Harrison makes a daunting obstacle for aspiring goal shooter Siena Southall at the Northern Zone Community Day with the Mystics at the Whangārei Netball Centre in February.