Makos circling for semifinal challenge

Prop Tim Perry, carrying the ball at Tasman training, will play his 50th game for the Makos on Sunday.

 There is a rising tide of excitement in the Tasman Makos camp as they prepare for their biggest test of their season.

CD ready for Plunket Shield

Manawatu's Mitch Renwick will bat at the top of the order for Central Districts against Otago in Nelson this weekend.

Central Districts start their Plunket Shield season against Otago this weekend.

Bayley bags a double

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Southland Shooter Stu Sutherland won several national titles at the NZDTL ...

Twenty shooters contested the Marlborough Gun Club's monthly clay target shoot on Sunday.

Short competition leaves no room for error

Ben Blackman left, and Matt McCormick are key players if Celtic are to get back on track on Saturday.

The pressure is firmly on Celtic and Wairau leading into the second round of the Marlborough 50-over cricket competition on Saturday.

Fun for all at Bridge to Bridge

Emily Bell is all smiles as she makes her way around the mountain bike course at the Clarence Bridge to Bridge Challenge.

Hard work pays off at Clarence Bridge to Bridge.

Active family fun

Ronda South, left, and Kim Foy get down and dirty during a previous Kaikoura Warrior event. This year's event will be ...

Give yourself the ultimate challenge and enter the Kaikoura Warrior.

Premiership team guide

Albert Riera has returned to Auckland City from the Wellington Phoenix.

Stuff's football reporters run the rule over each club's prospects ahead of the 2016-17 Stirling Sports Premiership.

Storm combination eases past Matadors

Jade Otway helped Marlborough Storm win their premier tennis clash on Wednesday.

The feature match during the second round of the Allan Scott premier grade interclub tennis competition on Wednesday saw Forrest Marlborough Storm continue on their winning way with a hard-fought countback win over Rapaura Drylands Matadors.

Saints combo goes west

Lead-off batter Tyler Bird has a big job to do for the combined Saints side in Nelson over the weekend.

A combined Saints softball team, comprising players from both Rams and Aces senior men's club sides, will attend the Eagles tournament at Saxton Field in Nelson over Labour Weekend.

Lunn picks up hockey nomination

Pip Lunn takes a shot at goal during a club match between Arotea Kiwi and Beawai.

Pip Lunn is the women's hockey nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

'I was winning'

Long-serving Marlborough indoor bowler Jennifer Crawford is keen to return to the mats next winter.

Feisty gran's message to bowling selectors after being dumped from the team.

Worker taking cautious approach

Central Districts batsman George Worker will miss the start of the season in a bid to get over an elbow injury.

George Worker will miss the start of the season for CD.

Craig nominated by squash

Megan Craig stretches for a low backhand return in the final of the Marlborough champs.

 Megan Craig is the women's squash nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Fonotia wants to delay finale

Kieron Fonotia will make his 64th appearance for the Tasman Makos. But will it be his last?

Kieron Fonotia is fully aware that Sunday's clash with Taranaki could be his last in the Tasman No 13 jersey.

Hazelwood gets harriers nod

Margaret Hazelwood strides out during the 2016 Mount Vernon Grand Traverse.

Margaret Hazelwood is the harriers nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards, to be staged at the Marlborough Convention Centre on November 21.

Second grade cricket begins

Matt Clark top-scored for Wairau as they began their season with a win.

Wairau, Picton and Celtic Gold kicked off the Marlborough second grade cricket season with wins when the first round was played on Saturday.

Christie ready for semifinal showdown

Shane Christie will be attempting to lead his Tasman side to a semifinal win over Taranaki on Sunday.

Shane Christie is excited about leading the Tasman Makos into Sunday's NPC semifnal against Taranaki.

Injured keeper in race against the clock

Coey Turipa of Canterbury United makes a save against Southern United last season.

Coey Turipa is doing everything he can to be ready Tasman United's first ever game.

Havili extends Crusaders deal

Staying put: David Havili is sticking with the Crusaders.

David Havili happy to continue his professional development at the Crusaders

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

Emma's Team notch volleyball double

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Emma's Team made the most of their double-header on Thursday evening to pick up two wins in the Marlborough Volleyball Fairweathers' Senior League.

Lash key to Buller's chances

Buller first five James Lash likes to run with the ball and is the Heartland Championships second top try scorer.

Talented Buller first five James Lash is a man you want on your side.

Sheat named MGC's top sportsperson

MGC sportsperson of the year Lucy Sheat with parents Stephen and Jane.

Champion athlete Lucy Sheat capped a memorable week when she was named Sportsperson of the Year at the Marlborough Girls' College sports prizegiving on Thursday.

Weekly sports draws

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Weekly sports draws

Hardy sailors ferry wine across strait

Handicap winner Crewless battles the conditions in Cook Strait on its way to Wellington on Friday.

Two hundred and ten hardy sailors braved the elements in the Cook Strait on Friday to deliver and release the new vintage 2016 sauvignon blanc to Wellington.

Tennis juniors retain trophy

Marlborough player Rhys Blackmore concentrates on a strong forehand drive during the Malcolm Shield match on Sunday.

Marlborough's junior tennis talent repelled Nelson's challenge for the fifth consecutive year in the 14 and under battle for the Malcolm Shield on Sunday.

Rapid rise

Tasman Makos flanker Pete Samu.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to Pete Samu.

Colvey relishes 'special' US test

All Whites left-back Kip Colvey in action against the United States.

Drawing with the United States will go down as the best result of Anthony Hudson's tenure so far. But for All Whites defender Kip Colvey, just playing against them was a career highlight.

Sheat finds early form

Lucy Sheat won the 60m and 100m at Friday's opening Twilight Series Meet at Saxton Field.

Lycra tights, necessitated by cold and rain, was the norm for athletes at Friday's opening Twilight Series Meet at Saxton Field. They kept Lucy Sheat from pulling a muscle but didn't keep her from winning the 60m and 100m.

Tasman not getting ahead of themselves

Lock Pari Pari Parkinson is among a host of bright new stars on Tasman's horizon.

The Tasman Rugby Union hasn't entirely given up on the prospect of hosting the Mitre 10 Cup premiership rugby final in two week's time.

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