Sport

Wells, Smith combine for bowls victory

Diane Payton sends down a bowl during the interclub competition at Simcox Stadium on Sunday.

Ken Wells and Melva Smith claimed the Masters Pairs indoor bowls title at Blenheim's Simcox Stadium on Saturday, defeating Steve Grant and Lyn Thompson 12-3 in the final.

Ifill predicts Tasman to surprise

Tasman United forward Paul Ifill in action during their pre-season defeat against the Wellington Phoenix reserves at ...

Paul Ifill believes Tasman United could be the surprise package of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Boon lands men's hockey nomination

Jack Boon in action for Arotea Kiwi in the club competition.

Jack Boon is the male hockey nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Saints gain experience at Shootout

Josh Ludemann had a top tournament for the Saints combined team in Christchurch.

The Saints softball club's combined side may have been on the wrong side of some results at the Spring Shootout in Christchurch at the weekend but the young team came away with some invaluable experience.

Sporting achievers recognised

Mayor Alistair Sowman and Sport Tasman CEO Nigel Muir with the Hall of Fame and Roll of Honour inductees in the council ...

Seven athletes, two coaches and one referee were inducted into the Marlborough Sports Hall of Fame, or had their existing listing enhanced, on Friday evening in Blenheim.

MacKenzie decides to take a break

Sophie MacKenzie, nominated alongside Rotorua’s Julia Edward in the Halberg Award’s Team of the Year Category for 2015 ...

 Dual world champion lightweight double sculler Sophie MacKenzie has decided to take a year away from rowing.

Zohrab leads the way for Nelson seniors

Nelson's No 3 David Zohrab and Marlborough's No 8 Mark Le Compte were the only senior golfers to record a perfect ...

Nelson triumphed in the senior grade but shared the overall glory with Marlborough at the Triangular Golf Tournament at Rarangi in Blenheim on the weekend.

Youth given chance to impress

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson talks to his players after their pre-season match against the Wellington Phoenix ...

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson is leaving it up to the youth players to prove they deserve first team opportunities more than someone from out of town.

Weekly sports draws

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L-R:  Magpies pitcher Jennifer Feret.
Magpies versus Dodgers. Women's softball semi ...

Weekly sports fixtures.

Gymnasts head for deep south

Marlborough gymnasts who will travel to Invercargill for the national champs. From left, back row, Abby Webb, Judith ...

 Seven Marlborough gymnasts will strut their stuff when the nationals championships take place at Stadium Southland in Invercargill from Wednesday until Sunday.

Rugby

Under-18 Tasman rugby side down Metro opponents

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A Rugby Ball is seen on the pitch during a New Zealand All Blacks training ...

The Tasman under-18 rugby team confirmed their top seeding for the forthcoming South Island tournament with a gritty 24-22 win over Canterbury Metro in Christchurch on Saturday.

First half gets them through

Makos' hooker Andrew Makalio turned in another strong display as Tasman beat Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday evening.

This season's Tasman Makos continue to be an enigma, albeit an entertaining one.

Tasman hold out Magpies rally

Tasman's Peter Samu breaks the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Robbie Fruean during their Mitre 10 clash at Napier's McLean Park.

Tasman have held on to secure an important NPC rugby win over Hawke's Bay.

Canterbury B too strong for Tasman

Tasman's Amos Pogia attempts to break the Canterbury B defence.

Tasman B leave it too late against Canterbury B.

Makos face tricky assignment

Loose forward Tevita Koloamatangi, pictured in action against Hawke's Bay in Blenheim the last time the sides met, is ...

Tasman Makos' coach Leon MacDonald feels his charges are close to finding their top form. But it needs to be soon.

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