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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.

Peipi gets volleyball nod

Marlborough volleyballer Jordan Peipi has had a very successful season.

Jordan Peipi is the volleyball nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports awards.

Hodson sprints away from bunch

Cyclists race along Northbank Rd in the Okaramio Hotel Challenge Cup event on Saturday. From left, Kim Marshall, Gael ...

Dylan Hodson prevailed in a sprint finish to take both handicap and fastest time honours in the 10th race of the Cuddon Cycling Marlborough winter/spring series.

Volleyball tussles tight

120516 Sports photo. ROBERT CHARLES/Fairfax NZ. NZ indoor volleyball representative, Maya Dickson.

Close results were the order of the night when the latest round of Marlborough premier volleyball was contested at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Thursday.

Nervous start costs Tasman

Tasman United's Ermal Hajdari was lively up front.

Hamish Watson scored the game's only goal as the Wellington Phoenix reserves beat Tasman United in pre-season match.

Sheat's stellar season recognised

Marlborough athlete Lucy Sheat.

The athletics nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards is track star Lucy Sheat.

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.

Webb sprints under minute mark

Neil Webb and his Mitsubishi Mirage in action during the Ashley Forest rallysprint.

Blenheim rally driver Neil Webb achieved a long-standing ambition during the Ashley Forest rallysprint event held north of Rangiora last weekend.

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.

Blenheim masters grab big medal haul

The Blenheim Rowing Club contingent at Lake Karapiro.

Twenty two masters rowers from the Blenheim Rowing Club left Lake Karapiro with 30 medals after another highly-successful regatta.

Tasman women finish third

Marlborough player Celia Watson, left, scored three goals for Tasman at the national tournament.

 The Tasman women's hockey team finished third at the national senior tournament in Whangarei.

Tasman United to debut on big stage

Tasman United players train at Saxton Field ahead of the Stirling Sports Premiership season.

Tasman United will meet the Wellington Phoenix reserves in their first ever pre-season game at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Makos on loan to Tasman B

Makos prop Blair Prinsep has been released to play for Tasman B on Saturday.

Tasman B will have eight Tasman Makos in their ranks on Saturday.

Riding in harmony

Tracey Johnson has been named National Judge of the Year 2016 at the Dressage NZ Conference.

Dressage judge of the year says you don't need an expensive horse, just the will to learn.

Saints softballers set for shootout

Josh Ludemann is part of the Saints squad which will take part in the Spring Shootout in Christchurch.

Several of Marlborough's leading softballers have dusted off their gloves and cleaned their cleats as they prepare to test their early-season skills at Mizuno Ballpark in Christchurch over the weekend.

Time running out for duathlon

The New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon will be held for the 10th year this year.

The 10th anniversary of the New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon is just around the corner.

College keep hold of Price Charity Cup

Nelson College celebrate after winning the Price Charity Cup for the third consecutive year.

Nelson College score twice in the first half to beat Marlborough Mariners in Price Charity Cup final.

Tasman finish 11th in Taupo

Tasman's TC Campbell tries to evade the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Jarvan Nofoagtotoa.

 The Tasman under-19 rugby team has ended its season in style with victory over Hawkes Bay.

Coaching set-up changes

Jarrod Englefield will be head coach of the Marlborough rep cricket team for the 2016-17 season.

Five former Marlborough cricketers will join forces to guide the senior representative cricket team through the 2016-17 season.

Ainley hoping for a return to action

Lock Alex Ainley lunges across for Tasman's match-winning try in their NPC clash with Waikato.

Lock Alex Ainley is eyeing up a return to NPC action against Hawkes Bay on Saturday.

Dressage series up and running

Tessa van Bruggen with Fortunato, left, and Furst Jupp, known affectionately as "Stretch" and "Frodo".

The first round of the Marlborough Dressage Dunstan Summer series was completed on Sunday September 11 at the Marlborough Equestrian Park at Spring Creek, near Blenheim.

Makene ready for step up

Caleb Makene in action for the New Zealand Under-20s during his three-try effort against Wales.

Tasman's new winger Caleb Makene is heading back to his home province this weekend.

Hockey development going well

10052015. Sports Photo: Stacy Squires/Fairfax NZ. 
 Christchurch club hockey knockout competition Womens final at Marist ...

 The future of women's hockey in Marlborough looks to be in good hands if the recent results of the Marlborough under-13 girls development side are anything to go by.

Weekly golf notes

The Ashburton Golf Club's women's club championships get under way.

Weekly golf notes.

Mariners chase cup glory

Mariners skipper Lukas Simpson will lead the team for the last time in the Charity Cup final in Nelson on Wednesday.

The Marlborough Mariners can cap a long, demanding season with some coveted silverware when they meet Nelson College in the Charity Cup final on Wednesday.

Breen named netballer of the year

Marlborough Girls' College netballer McKynlee Breen with the spoils of a successful season, both as a player and umpire.

Marlborough Girls' College midcourt player McKynlee Breen was named the Marlborough Netball player of the year at the annual prizegiving on Saturday.

Lowe still hoping for a comeback

Tasman winger James Lowe, shown here in round two action against Canterbury, is still hoping to pull on the jersey again ...

 Tasman winger James Lowe hasn't given up hope of returning to the Makos this season.

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