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Sheat edges closer to 200m qualifier

Lucy Sheat in action during the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa last year.

Marlborough sprint Lucy Sheat now just 0.03sec off World Junior Championship 200m qualifying time.

Valley hit their target

Wairau Valley opening batsman Fanie de Villiers drives during his side’s senior club Twenty20 final victory over the Wairau Cavaliers on Friday at Horton Park in Blenheim as Cavs wicketkeeper Colin Wood reacts.

Practice is paying off for Wairau Valley’s senior cricketers this year, with a polished fielding display assisting them to the Twenty20 club cricket title on Friday night in Blenheim.

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

North Otago bully Hawke Cup holders

Happier days: Buller's cricketers celebrate winning the Hawke Cup but their reign looks certain to be brief

Buller's grip on the Hawke Cup is loosened as North Otago rout holders for 60

Rams, Aces and Central head intercity

Cairo Adams’ catching of Saints Rams ace Kurt Schollum will be crucial to the success of the Marlborough club side at the Intercity softball finals in Nelson on Saturday.

Saints Rams, Saints Aces and Central softball teams all head over the hill to Nelson on Saturday gunning for intercity supremacy, but with Rams in the box seat.

Veterans come from far and wide

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Junior Tennis from Pollard Park.
Rapaura Aces v Fairhall Aces.
Alice Roughan (Fairhall Aces)

The Marlborough Veterans Tennis Club welcomed players from many different corners of New Zealand for their 50th Anniversary tournament over the weekend.

Story behind the fairytale

The Buller team following their Hawke Cup win at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. Back row, from left, Mark Burnett (assistant manager), Michael Anderson, Michael Grafton, Alistair Burnett, Nik Cumming, Troy Adams, Ben Pratt, Max McDonald, Alex Paterson, Ethan Slee and Pete Knowles (manager). Front, from left, Clinton Harvey, Troy Scanlon (captain), Andrew Duncan (vice-captain), Craig Adams and Frano Volckman.

For the first time in their 106-year history, little-known Buller achieved something no-one thought possible. How did they do it?

McMath a Mako again

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Swimming
Swimming Nelson Marlborough Winter meet.
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Woman 15 & over finals
Sally McMath ( Blenheim)  100M Freestyle

Sally McMath will get her second shot at helping the South Island Makos claim national swimming glory in Auckland on Saturday, with the action played out live on television.

Stags without Wheeler for Nelson match

Will Young returns to Nelson's Saxton Oval, this time as Central Stags' captain, for their fifth round Plunket Shield clash with Canterbury.

There's no getting around the reality that the Central Stags are having problems reconciling both their long and short game execution.

Three sets required in doubles duels

Torban Otway’s wins in doubles and singles play were crucial during the Marlborough Storm’s 13-8 win over the Rapaura Matadors in premier grade tennis at the Marlborough Tennis Centre in Blenheim on Wednesday.

All three doubles contests went to third set tiebreakers when two evenly matched teams tussled in Allan Scott premier grade tennis on Wednesday evening in Blenheim.

Rugby

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Top rugby action in Blenheim

Crusaders lock JImmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

"If we get a good turn out and there's lots of support, maybe it'll only be five or six years rather than 12."

New Makos coach gets to work

New Tasman head coach Leon MacDonald is already well under way with this season's planning.

New Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald is already well-advanced in his planning for the season ahead.

Tasman off the pace at nationals

Tasman's Andrew Knewstubb attempts to bring down Canterbury's Jesse Houston at the National Sevens in Rotorua International Stadium.

Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.

Valley climb to top of table

Renwick opener Rikki Bovey slams the ball through the off side during Wednesday's Twenty20 match at Horton Park. The Wairau Valley keeper is Matthew Stretch.

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley moved to the top of the Marlborough senior Twenty20 table with a comprehensive victory over Guthrie Bowron Renwick at Horton Park on Wednesday evening.

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