Young stars all ready to shine

Some of Marlborough's rising young swimming stars will look to prove themselves in the pool this weekend as they take on some 250 competitors in the South Island Country and Town Championships.

Stars blaze way to premier title

The Forrest Marlborough Stars shone brightly again as they wrapped up the premier grade tennis title on Wednesday evening at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre in Blenheim.

Rowdy rowers trash Twizel after regatta

Abusive antics of rowers after the New Zealand Rowing Championships have upset Twizel residents.

Tasman quartet face unknown

Dan Moore and Jeremy McKenzie will venture into the unknown next week - and that's just the way they like it.

Champs PNG no match for Fiji

Fiji sprung an early upset when the East Asia Pacific Under-19 Trophy got under way in Renwick.

Hopes of a win rest with the Marlborough under-15 boys

Marlborough's under-15 softball teams will have different agendas when they take to the diamond for the South Island U15 Boys' and Girls' Championships starting in Blenheim tomorrow.

Central sides blitz rivals

Central teams triumphed when Marlborough softball hosted a Little League tournament at A and P Park in Blenheim on Sunday.

Marlborough players put on good show

The Tasman Secondary Schools Tournament was hosted in Nelson on Friday with Marlborough's players posting some strong results.

Gwynne shows abundant talent

The cream of Marlborough's young tennis talent rose to the top at the Marlborough Junior Residential Tennis Championships.

Winning becoming a habit for Wairau cricketers

Wairau and Celtic Green both got off to first round wins of the third grade championship competition in Blenheim on Saturday.

Grono takes major honours

Good racing conditions graced the runners taking part in the second event in the Awatere Triathlon Series.

QCYC regatta gets thumbs-up

The North Island may have triumphed over the South at the Interislander Optimist Challenge but organisers have hailed it as a great success for the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club.

Log-jam at top of cricket table

Wins to Grove Tavern Wairau and Biddy Kate's Celtic have creates a log-jam at the top of the cricket standings.

UAE stand tall on world stage

Underdogs United Arab Emirates sent a massive scare through the Zimbabwe camp in their Cricket World Cup match at Nelson's Saxton Oval yesterday.

Two New Zealand rowing coaches expelled from national champs after run-in with officials

Two of NZ’s top rowing coaches were expelled from the national championships after becoming abusive towards officials.

Chance for second tier players to step up

With university students returning to study and cricket World Cup matches taking others out of town Marlborough senior club cricket teams will look to their second grade sides to fill out their rosters tomorrow.

Strung out finish to summer cycling opener

Gerard van Antwerpen took line honours in the first race of the Cuddon Summer Series held on the Awatere Valley Rd.

Pride pay price for costly mistakes

The Southern Pride softball side opened the National Fastpitch Championships with two losses at Hamilton's Resthills Park yesterday.

Softball pups to slug it out

Some of the South Island's up and coming softball stars will get to strut their stuff when the Marlborough Softball Association's Little League Tournament takes place at Blenheim's A and P Park on Sunday.

All Rapaura final hopes volleyed away

Forrest Marlborough Stars and Renwick Whitehaven will meet in next week's Marlborough premier tennis final after they both overcame Rapaura opposition on Wednesday evening.

Lucy looking sharp ahead of nationals

Young sprinter Lucy Sheat continued her build-up to the track and field champs in Wellington with some smart performances at the latest Marlborough athletics meet.

Blenheim hosts islands cricket

Pacific Island flair will grace the cricket fields of Blenheim next week when four under-19 teams do battle in the Pepsi East Asia Pacific Under-19 Trophy.

Good day on water for Marlborough

Marlborough-based crews claimed their first medals at the New Zealand Rowing Championships yesterday.

Nelson Sth prove too strong for rivals

The Nelson Marlborough Age Group Swimming Championships wrapped up last weekend, with Nelson South Swimming Club dominating to claim the JR Buchanan Cup.

Satellite Spy in the clear

The Waikawa Boating Club had one of its busiest evenings of racing this summer when 43 boats took to the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday evening.

Hunderlee Shield back with Marlborough

Marlborough's tennis juniors reclaimed the Hunderlee Shield, defeating North Canterbury by 40 matches to 24 in their annual rep match held in the Rangiora region on Sunday.

Youngsters punch above weight

Blenheim Rowing Club crews enjoyed their day in the sun at the New Zealand championships on Lake Ruataniwha yesterday.

Young sailors on course for Picton

The Picton Harbour will be especially busy tomorrow and over the weekend with the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club expecting around 160 young sailors to hit the water.

Southern Pride eye spot in top four

Southern Pride coach Steve Gill won't be satisfied unless his side reach the last four at the National Fastpitch Softball (NFC) championships which begin in Hamilton tomorrow.

Men deliver bold showing in Christchurch

The Marlborough senior men's bowls team finished second in the northern quadrangular tournament in Christchurch at the weekend, a fine effort in a highly competitive environment.

Free Radical profits from rivals' mistake

Free Radical made it two from two in the Redwoodtown Doctors Summer Shorthanded Series on Sunday when three yachts ahead of them went the wrong way around the top mark.

Bishop blazes around course at Coppermine

Liv Bishop's course record-breaking ride highlighted a successful trip by Marlborough mountain-bikers to the Coppermine race in Nelson on Saturday.

Marlborough pair call the shots

Marlborough women Jodie Lovell and Judy Hegglun picked up wins to lead a six-strong contingent from the province at the La Grande Swim at Akaroa on Sunday.

Robbie Manson's class shines through in Twizel

Robbie Manson underlined his international class as the New Zealand rowing championships began in fine style and superb weather.

Nelson's 64 no sweat for Marlborough

Marlborough Boys' College First XI claimed the title of best cricketing school in the top of the South Island after dismissing Nelson College for just 64 runs in Blenheim yesterday.

Marlborough earn spot in D'Arcy final

Marlborough Boys' College first cricket XI defeated Waimea College yesterday, earning themselves a place in the D'Arcy Cup final to be played in Blenheim today.

Marlburians relish multisport challenge

Experienced multisport athlete Josh Scott headlined a strong showing from several Marlborough athletes at last weekend's Coast to Coast adventure race.

Courtney's Team downs QCC Nats

Courtney's Team came out on top in the feature match of Marlborough mixed premier touch at Lansdowne Park last Wednesday.

Dean pipped for silver at nationals

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club cross-country champion Sarnim Dean claimed bronze in the Masters 2 section of the New Zealand Mountain Bike Championships on Saturday.

Easy victories in Twenty20

Two comfortable wins headlined the latest round of WineWorks second grade Twenty20 cricket played in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Wairau win second title

Wairau demolished Celtic Green in a one-sided third grade Twenty20 final on Friday evening on Horton Park No 3 in Blenheim, claiming their second title this season.

Fitzpatrick belts Celtic to T20 title

Man-of-the-match opening batsman Andy Fitzpatrick led Celtic to a 27-run win in the T20 cricket final on Friday night.

Determined duo chasing national trial

A couple of rowers with more to prove than most at the New Zealand Rowing Championships next week are Robyn Munro and Kirstyn Goodger.

Honours to consistent Stars side

Forrest Marlborough Stars claimed the minor premiership title with a 4-2 victory over closest rival Rapaura Drylands.

Rowers prepare for champs at Wairau

All the Central Rowing Performance Centre athletes have been training together at the Wairau River base ahead of the New Zealand championships.

Union on track for surplus

The mood at the Marlborough Rugby Sub-Union annual general meeting on Wednesday night was described as "extremely positive".

Cricket World Cup set to deliver on promise

Express cricket writer Patrick Dawkins catches up with some of the region's s best known cricketing figures to gauge their opinions on the Cricket World Cup.

Innings all over in nine overs

Queen Charlotte College defeated Motueka High in a hugely one-sided Darcy Cup Top of the South secondary schools cricket competition match on Tuesday.

Depth of talent tested

When Marlborough take on North Canterbury in their junior representative match on Sunday, both region's depth of talent will be put to the test.

Local riders gallop to champs success

Marlborough riders and their horses enjoyed considerable success when the South Island ESNZ Endurance and CTR Champs were staged near Renwick last week.
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