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Zanders heads time trials

Marlborough Harrier Club members contested their annual time trial on Saturday afternoon at Renwick over a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.

Trollope takes Anderson Rosebowl

Hugh Trollope took line honours and claimed the Anderson Rosebowl in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's Fairweathers winter series at Fairhall on Saturday afternoon.

Shaky start for Kiwi yacht crews

The Kiwi crews, including Marlborough's Taylor Burn, made a nervous start to the 420 Open worlds and ladies world championships in Travemunde, Germany on Monday.

New blood 'sound' in Makos loss

Tasman Makos coach Kieran Keane hoped that some of his younger charges would heed important lessons in the wake of yesterday's 24-22 loss to Canterbury.

Mixed fortunes for Marlborough athletes in Glasgow

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Tuesday was a busy, and ultimately fruitless, day for the five athletes with strong Marlborough connections at the Commonwealth Games.

Marathon gets a makeover

A desire by organisers to present a more "family-friendly and local-orientated" event has resulted in a change of name and venue for what was previously the Marlborough Marathon.

Smith tops clay target scores

Marlborough shooter Murray Smith picked up the high gun overall title when the Marlborough Clay Target Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday.

Nelson reclaim Perry Shield from Marlborough A

The Marlborough A table tennis team let the prized Perry Shield slip from their grasp, losing 21-45 to Nelson at Blenheim's Simcox Stadium on Saturday.

Touring team named

Marlborough were unable to win back the McNabb Shield, losing their annual indoor bowls inter-provincial clash with Nelson, 31-41.

No surprises in fourth round

PATRICK DAWKINS - The Marlborough Express

The fourth and final round of Marlborough premier netball got under way at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim last night, with matches going to form.

Wellington team exact decisive revenge

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Last year, the strong Wellington representative golf team were held to a draw by their Marlborough counterparts. This time, they were taking no chances.

Marlborough outclassed by fit Nelson side

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Marlborough's senior representative hockey players returned from Nelson on Sunday with their tails firmly between their legs, having been beaten in three of the four fixtures.

Nelson teams almost claim a full house

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Nelson's senior representative hockey players let one slip through their fingers but still finished well on top.

Shield lost by just a whisker

Less than two points separated the Marlborough smallbore shooting team and retention of the Andrew and Faulkner Shield after their match at the Clubs of Marlborough on Saturday.

Full of Spirit avenge loss, extend lead

Full of Spirit increased their lead in the Marlborough senior interclub table tennis competition after a 10-2 win over Arawa in the first match of the second round on Thursday.

A good night for Uso 4 Life

Uso 4 Life had a successful night on Thursday, notching up two wins in Marlborough Volleyball's Fairweathers Senior Winter League at Marlborough Lines Stadium.

Win returns Jetz to premier grade

Wairau Jetz earned themselves promotion to the Marlborough premier netball division by beating Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern in grade one action at Horton Park on Saturday.

Banks blow for Makos' trip south

Marty Banks

Marty Banks is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after a knee injury ruled him out of the Tasman Makos' southern tour.

Golden day for Marlborough’s rowers in Italy

Chris Kirby

There was double delight for Marlborough’s rowing fraternity at the world under 23 championships in Varese, Italy.

Sports draws

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Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from July 29.

Defence holds for MBC win

New Zealand rowing eight

Staunch goal line defence allowed the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College first XV to hold out visiting Roncalli College 20-17.

Central Men, MGC too good for their opponents

Central Men and Marlborough Girls' College scored emphatic victories in catch-up games at Marlborough Lines Stadium yesterday.

Development pay for mistakes

Despite enjoying the lion's share of possession, and creating a wealth of scoring chances, Marlborough Development went down 3-1 to the Nelson division one football table-toppers on Saturday.

Rising star Craig beaten by world No 1

Marlborough's squash star Megan Craig bowed out of Commonwealth Games, but there was no despair in her defeat at the hands of world No 1 Nicol David.

Marlborough's MacKenzie, Murray pick up world titles

New Zealand rowing eight

PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express

Marlborough rowers Sophie MacKenzie and Tom Murray proved they were as good as gold at the world under-23 rowing championships in Varese, Italy overnight.

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.

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.
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