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Tempero's hopes of competing still alive

Jacqui Marfell

Blenheim gymnast Anna Tempero's Commonwealth Games dream remains alive.

Waimea wins two of three

Waimea College came out on top of the secondary school sports exchange against Marlborough Girls' College on Wednesday, winning two matches to one.

Development wary of Suburbs

Marlborough Development football coach Dave Turner warned his side not to "get carried away" ahead of its match against Nelson Suburbs.

MBC eye top four place in Cup

Mitch Smith

SAM PATCHETT - The Marlborough Express

Marlborough Boys' College first XV are looking to make their final charge towards the Press Cup rugby semifinals.

New posts 'lift the whole ground'

Matt Dainty

SAM PATCHETT - The Marlborough Express

Marlborough Boys' College have set high standards on the rugby field this year and now they have the goal posts to match.

Craig gives 'lowdown' on Games Village

Matt Dainty

SQUASH - Marlborough

Marlborough squash star Megan Craig spoke to sports editor Peter Jones from the Commonwealth Games athletes village in Glasgow.

Rowers count down to racing

Matt Dainty

As the clock counts down to the world under-23 rowing championships, the rowers found time to contact the Express with their latest news and thoughts.

Weekly golf notes

A round-up of results from across the region.

Battle tightens for final semis spot

Duncan Marfell

Three of the four semifinalists in the MacDonald Cup interclub golf competition are all but confirmed, but the battle for the final position is expected to be tight.

Kaikoura women reign supreme

A commanding 40.5-31.5 win over Blenheim in Sunday's fifth round of women's interclub golf at Rarangi ensured Kaikoura took out the title for 2014. The winning team comprised Jenny Davies, Chrissy Guthrie, Chrissy Mackie and Lyn Batchelor.

Class prevails but top sides are made to work

Duncan Marfell

Last night's Marlborough premier netball action at Marlborough Lines Stadium saw several tight scorelines as teams prepare for the final full round of play.

Infected leg puts gymnast's competition hopes in doubt

Jacqui Marfell

Former Blenheim gymnast Anna Tempero has had surgery on an infected leg and is in a race against time to be ready for the Commonwealth Games.

Full of Spirit just that after first round

TABLE TENNIS - The Marlborough Express

Full of Spirit finished on top after the final first-round matches in the Marlborough senior table tennis competition on Thursday.

Lunn on target in win over Beawai

Arotea Kiwi maintained their perfect record against Marlborough senior women's hockey rivals Beawai with a 5-0 win at Blenheim's College Park on Saturday.

Wolf Pack tamed by Magnum

Premier grade frontrunners Magnum and Wolf Pack came head to head in the third round of Marlborough Volleyball's Fairweathers senior winter league at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Thursday.

Suns make semifinals despite loss

The Marlborough Suns smallbore shooting team was beaten in all three sections by Wellington in round five of the National District Championships on Thursday.

Top three march on after wins

Jacqui Marfell

Frontrunners Central Pirates, second-placed Blenheim Valley Cobras and third-placed Central all notched up emphatic Marlborough club football victories on Saturday.

Sports draws

rugby

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from July 22.

Powerhouse Crays dominate Moutere

 Kaikoura division two side

PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express

It was the attacking prowess of Whale Watch Kaikoura that earned them the Marlborough division two championship and capped an unbeaten season.

Two doyens missing from training squad

The absence of two senior players is the feature of the Marlborough Cricket Association's winter training representative squad named on Friday.

Game of missed opportunities

Marlborough Girls' College Scaffold Marlborough made a successful return to Marlborough premier netball by downing Pelorus Speight's Ale House 50-37 yesterday.

Not pretty, but Central too strong

 Kaikoura division two side

Biddy Kates claimed the Marlborough premier rugby title with a 21-10 win over the lads from Picton, picking up their fifth crown in eight years.

Development show their worth

The Marlborough Development football side recorded their "win of the season" on Saturday, according to head coach Dave Turner.

U17s learn lots at nationals

The Marlborough under-17 netball side may have struggled on the scoreboard at the national championships this week, but coach Brenda Chilvers said the tournament provided her side with invaluable experience.

Devilishly strong squad

A strong Tasman Red Devils squad has been chosen for a series of matches in August and September.

Tournament exhausting but valuable experience

Marlborough volleyball players Theo Martin-Babin and Harriet Greenslade relished mixing it with the best young players from Australia and New Zealand.

Laursen voted Player of the Year

 Brandyn Laursen

PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express

A decision to try his luck across the ditch has paid immediate dividends for Harlequins premier first five-eighth Brandyn Laursen.

Development side in season-defining game

The Marlborough Development football team face a massive challenge in their Nelson division one campaign when they face the Nelson College first XI at A&P Park in Blenheim tomorrow.

Waitohi, Central in epic face-off

 Brandyn Laursen

The cream has clearly risen to the top of the Marlborough premier club rugby competition with the top of the south's two leading clubs set to square off again tomorrow.

Tasman confirm two more signings

 Justin Wehner

Nelson's David Havili and Waimea Old Boys' Jeff Lepa have signed two-year deals with the Tasman Rugby Union.

NZ 420 crews have unremarkable day

The two New Zealand crews sailing in the French 420 championships in Ouistreham, France, yesterday had one of those days that are best forgotten.

Strong team named

The tough season the Marlborough representative indoor bowls side has had gets even harder when it travels to Greymouth for the A S Patterson Trophy on Saturday.

Close losses cost team title chance

Mulled venison roast

The Marlborough squash team are lamenting last weekend's opening night of the Heaphy Shield, after close losses ultimately cost them the title.

Our five in Glasgow

Mulled venison roast

The Marlborough Express

Sports editor Peter Jones asks five athletes with strong Marlborough connections some burning questions ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Something for everyone

Fifa Football World Cup Trophy

The 2014 football World Cup in Brazil was a terrific showcase for the beautiful game.

Supermarket clients sign Games' flag

Aaron Branks

Marlburians have been signing a New Zealand flag being sent to the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow to wish them well.

D-Day looms for Begg as Makos' chances recede

Dave Edwards

With Jimmy Cowan signing up for the Tasman Makos' Marist halfback Shawn Begg acknowledges that his prospects of playing for the Makos have been reduced.

Weekly golf notes

A round-up of golfing results from across the region.

Junior tennis going from strength to strength

The Marlborough junior winter tennis open was held at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre over the weekend, with hometown competitors claiming five titles.

Masterful win for Tokomaru

Aaron Reid

Tokomaru Crafar Crouch turned out a commanding 42-23 win over Pelorus Speight's Ale House in Marlborough netball's premier division.

Victory follows strong finish

Aaron Reid

The Marlborough Express

Marlborough's senior golfers recovered from an early setback to score a thrilling 8.5-7.5 victory over North Canterbury.

One-sided start to season

VOLLEYBALL - The Marlborough Express

Marlborough Volleyball's Fairweathers' senior winter league returned to the courts of Marlborough Lines Stadium for its second round on Thursday night, with premier division encounters characterised by one-sided score lines.

Topdogs put to the test by Wairau

Full of Spirit continue to lead the Marlborough senior interclub table tennis competition after Thursday's matches, but were made to work hard for a 7-5 win over Wairau Valley Blue.

Marlborough save best for last

RUGBY - The Marlborough Express

Marlborough saved their best rugby for their final game of the Seddon Shield Districts primary schools tournament, beating Golden Bay Motueka 34-22 at Lansdowne Park on Friday.

NZ rowers win medals galore

New Zealand's rowers sent a huge warning to the rest of the world at the final World Cup regatta of the season in Lucerne on Sunday.

Rising star scales new heights

Marlborough's Sally McMath showed why she is one of the region's top swimmers after returning from the South Island Secondary Schools' championships with more than just winners' ribbons.

Former Mako makes England team

Crystal Clear

Former Tasman Makos No 8 Mark Bright was this week confirmed in the England sevens team to compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Kaikoura primed for final battle

Crystal Clear

Whale Watch Kaikoura will meet Moutere in the division two rugby final on Saturday after both sides scored convincing semifinal wins.

Club rugby feast in the making

Marlborough premier club rugby

A mouth-watering Marlborough premier club rugby final is on the menu at Lansdowne Park.

Redbacks under intense pressure

Redbacks

Redbacks women's volleyball side has a last gasp chance to qualify for the national club championships.
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