Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.
Picton scored a crucial win at their home venue in second grade Twenty20 cricket on Thursday evening, keeping their finals hopes alive.
Leading Marlborough equestrian rider Melissa Galloway continued the development of her two young horses at the Bates Dressage Nationals over the weekend, coming away from the meet in Feilding with a third place finish in level three.
while the Nelson women got their second hurry-up from Marlborough in two weeks
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.
Despite being outscored in both matches, Central came away from their senior softball double-header in Blenheim last week with a draw from one of their clashes with Saints opposition.
A semifinal was not scheduled for Marlborough Cricket’s senior Twenty20 competition this season, but it will play out that way on Wednesday with Biddy Kate’s Celtic and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley set to battle for a place in the final.
Marlborough multisport ace Jeremy McKenzie battled pain and injury on Saturday to win the second edition of the Sounds Half race, based in Picton.
Marlborough enter their annual Blair Cup tennis fixture against Nelson on Sunday seeking to overcome their recent struggles in the under-18 matches.
Leading Marlborough multisporter Jeremy McKenzie will be looking to go one better while race organiser Peter Halligan is hoping for a repeat of last year’s occasion when the second te Pa Marlborough Sounds Half ironman is raced in Picton on Saturday.
"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 Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald is already well-advanced in his planning for the season ahead.
Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.
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.
Marlborough's primary school cricketers made it two wins from three matches at the South Island tournament in Dunedin on Wednesday.