Sport

Richmond in a league of their own

The Richmond Rabbits continued their unbeaten start to the Tasman Rugby League season with a 78-0 demolition of Wairau Taniwha on Saturday.

South African prop in Picton

Ross Geldenhuys

Ross Geldenhuys is a hard man to miss around Picton, and not just because he stands at 1.89m tall, weighs about 120kg and sports a beard thick enough to do any man man proud.

There's no 'I' in Marist's team

I was in Blenheim again last week and let's just say that the transition from dry weather rugby to wet weather rugby wasn't that great.

Newport trio take top honours

The team skipped by Kate Newport took top honours when the Witherlea Indoor Bowls Club held their triples championship on Monday last week.

College awarded grant

The Blenheim Rowing Club has been awarded KiwiSport funding to extend its successful coaching and development programme at Marlborough Boys' College.

Premier rugby

All premier rugby in Marlborough is cancelled tonight.

Mountainbikers muck in for school pride

MOUNTAIN BIKING - The Marlborough Express

Students from across the top of the South Island participated in the downhill and cross-country races last week

Clay Wilson departs

Clay Wilson

CLAY WILSON - The Marlborough Express

Isn't it funny how things have a way of working out.

Karting elite flock to Blenheim

The country's top karters will be in Blenheim over Easter weekend contesting the Cresswell Electrical-backed KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting.

Two golds cap off successful series

Marlborough swimmers completed a successful campaign in the State NZ Ocean Swim Series when they claimed two more gold medals in the sixth and final event on Auckland's North Shore on Saturday.

O'Fagan the jewel in the crown

There were few surprises when the winner of the top award was announced at the Marlborough Tennis Association's annual prizegiving

Hirshfeld scoops the loop

Hanmer Springs runner Nick Hirshfeld won the 19th Loop the Lake event at Lake Rotoiti on Saturday.

Harlequins set to push Awatere

Mike Curry

Tomorrow night there will be a double-header under lights in Blenheim, with Awatere taking on Harlequins

Riverside combination wins tourney

Greg Smith, Ken Hart, Calvin Hart and Johnny Walker took top honours in the Kevin Gallop Memorial Fours Tournament

Collins lands maximum points

Billy Collins, Ross Geldenhuys and Brandyn Laursen all gained the maximum points in the Express premier club rugby player of the year competition

Moutere keep up unbeaten start

Moutere remain at the top of the Marlborough division two club rugby competition

Morris and Maister recognised

Mel Morris

Two Marlburians were among those recognised by Sport NZ for outstanding achievement across the sport and recreation sector

Novice Cup draws strong field

Strong fields contested the Marlborough Harriers Club's Novice Cup handicapped cross country event at Taylor Dam on Saturday

Pigou too good for opponents

Matt Pigou showed he will be one of the players to beat on the Marlborough table tennis scene this season

Sports draws

Kayden Burden

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough

Awatere show their colours

Things are looking up for the Tussock Jumpers.

Top team effort gets tick

Carl Connor-McClean

It didn't take long for Marlborough Development to get back on track in the Nelson division one football competition

Saturday sport

Harlequins, Awatere and Waitohi were the big winners during today's round of Marlborough premier rugby.

On the ball

futsal

Marlborough has kicked its way into the top 12 national secondary school futsal teams.

Marshall called up

There is one change to the Cycle World Fairweathers women's cycling team to contest the second leg of the Benchmark Homes series in Hokitika on Sunday.

Development depleted

Marlborough Development are keen to get their Nelson division one football campaign back on track

Schollum in Black Sox tour

Marlborough teenager Kurt Schollum has retained his place in the Black Sox softball team for their Canadian tour in June.

Campbell rowing his way to the top

Campbell Stevens

For many young rowers, the annual Maadi Cup regatta represents the physical and mental peak of their rowing days.

Dressage series under way

Results from round one of the Marlborough Dressage Lucas Saddlery Winter Series at Omaka on Sunday

Murphy, Allan win top awards

Heath Murphy and Daniel Allan took out the major individual awards when the Marlborough junior cricket prizegiving for the 2013-14 season was held on Wednesday last week.

Ramble the Kaituna Ridges

Kaituna

The Kaituna Ridges Ramble enters its second year and organisers are hoping to double the number of entries

Rugby starts year in very good heart

Rugby in the region is in good heart at the moment. I make that statement due to the fact that most aspects of our game are experiencing positive results.

Novices quickly into their stride

The Marlborough Endurance and Trail Club's CTR was held on Sunday in perfect conditions, riders enjoying some stunning views across the lower Wairau Valley ranges.

Sport outside the comfort zone

The Marlborough Indoor Bowls Association has held a successful SBS Bank Have a Go fours tournament at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim.

Good turnout for assessment races

Several newcomers were among the sizeable turnout of runners and walkers who took part in the Marlborough Harrier Club scratch races at Taylor Dam on Saturday.

Makos in bold scheme for funds

A rare chance to be involved in the buildup to a Tasman Makos ITM Cup match is part of an innovative concept being launched by the Tasman Rugby Union this week.

Having a ball

Marlborough junior football results from Saturday:

Title, final for Craig

Megan Craig

Megan Craig comfortably claimed the women's title and also made the men's final last weekend

Blue teams secure sevens

Bohally Blue and Witherlea Blue were crowned champions of their respective divisions when the Crafar Crouch Marlborough primary schools sevens competition was held at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim yesterday.

Taniwha suffer third defeat

The Blenheim-based Wairau Taniwha side is yet to register is first win of the Tasman Rugby League season, slumping to its third loss on Saturday at Nelson's Lord Rutherford Park.

Cavill sees bright future

Andrew Cavill

The Marlborough Cricket Association is set to have two fulltime employees after senior representative team coach Andrew Cavill's appointment to the newly created role of coaching and development manager was confirmed late last week.

Murphy, Allan win top awards

Heath Murphy and Daniel Allan took out the major individual awards at the Marlborough junior cricket prizegiving

Seniors support juniors

The future stars of Marlborough rugby came out to play for the first time this season at a skills morning on Sunday at the Renwick rugby grounds.

Riverside four take the honours

The Riverside quartet defeated the Whitehead Park combination at the Picton club at the weekend.

It's double delight for Mansons

Karl and Robbie Manson

Marlborough brothers Robbie and Karl Manson will take on the world together

Mackel grabs hat-trick

A hat-trick of tries to Lance Mackel saw Pelorus collect a 19-10 victory over Biddy Kate's Central in round three of the Marlborough division two club rugby competition at Lansdowne Park, in Blenheim, on Saturday.

Latest club rugby player ratings

Jake Cresswell, Daniel MacDonald and Louis Finau gained three points in the Express premier club rugby player of the year competition

MBC win thriller

Marlborough Boys' College Senior Blue scored a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Block This

Goals aplenty as trio lay down marker

Blenheim Valley Cobras, Central and Central Pirates made an early impression on Saturday.
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