Matthew Stretch will get a chance to make amends, after missing last year's tournament, and Nick Weaver will get a second go-round with both Marlborough cricketers being named yesterday in the Central Districts under-19 team to contest the national tournament next month.
The Scaffold Marlborough junior touch finals were played on Thursday, December 11, and Monday, December 15.
Two Marlborough players and a coach helped Mainland Football hoist the Federation Cup in Wellington on Tuesday.
The Waikawa Boating Club action in the Marlborough Sounds took on a slightly more social atmosphere on Tuesday evening, and some talented youths got in on the fun too.
Marlborough's Sue Murray struck a blow for the country's older golfers at the women's national interprovincial championships last week.
The Christmas spirit prevailed when the Bowls Marlborough Christmas 2x4x2 mixed pairs bowls competition was staged at the Picton and Blenheim greens on Saturday.
Falcons left back Keegan Hollis is "gutted" that he will miss this weekend's final round match against Team Wellington.
The Marlborough team kept their cool and came away with an unlikely tie on the first day of the Central Districts under-15 cricket tournament in Levin on Monday.
Marlborough volleyball coach Alister McKenzie has been appointed head coach of the New Zealand senior women's team.
Grove Tavern Wairau and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley will go head-to-head tomorrow evening in Twenty20 cricket, just two days prior to meeting in the senior championship final.
Marlborough Volleyball's Subway Spikers and Premiers schools competition wound up for the year on Friday with an exciting finals day, which was followed on Sunday by the annual Tasman Spikers Championships.
Winning the World Cup on foreign soil has eluded the All Blacks but former coach Sir Graham Henry has confidence they can lift the trophy in England.
A captain's knock from Alex Kennedy kept the Wairau third grade cricket team in winning form on Saturday at Oliver Park in Blenheim.
Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.
Thomas Loza and Sally McMath broke Blenheim Swim Club records on Saturday, with Loza setting a mark nearly 16 seconds faster than the previous best in the 10 and 11-year-old boys' 200m breaststroke.
A thrilling men's encounter marked the penultimate round of senior touch before Christmas at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Thursday.
Marlborough rower Robbie Manson gave himself an early Christmas present at the weekend, taking out the premier single and double sculls titles on Lake Karapiro.
Rookies Mhicca King and Pippa Andrews "absolutely loved" their first taste of provincial sevens.
Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley will take all the momentum into the SBS Bank senior championship cricket final on Saturday after recording an outright win.
Marlborough beach volleyballer Micah Lindsay-Brown was part of the winning women's combination in last weekend's inaugural two-day Pines Beach Grand Slam event in Nelson.
Brodie Catterick raced strongly in demanding conditions to take out the A grade title during the sixth round of the BikeFit Marlborough Summer Road Series on Tuesday.
The Queen Charlotte College touch team has the chance to "shoot for the stars" this weekend.
Two multi-talented Marlborough athletes will transfer their silky touch skills to the more physical world of top level sevens rugby in Timaru tomorrow.
The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has rekindled memories of a 1960 fatality on the cricket fields of Marlborough.
Final positions in the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series were gained and lost during Tuesday evening's racing, but Maracas took a comfortable series lead into the final week's racing to claim division one honours.
Lucy Sheat is on a fast track to the top and, at this stage, she's happy to have Blenheim as her starting line.
Two of Marlborough's most talented youth footballers will get to test their skills against the best in the country this weekend - and the same can be said for their coach.
QCC Nats won a thrilling senior mixed touch encounter over Lansdowne Latinos on Wednesday.
Rookie motor racing driver Brook Reeve has scored his maiden race win in the New Zealand Formula First championship at just his third outing.
A surprise southerly change had the crews on their toes and the Waikawa Boating Club yachts on the move in the Marlborough Sounds last Sunday afternoon.
Blenheim athlete Dale Smit has been selected as the New Zealand athlete for the final leg of the Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015.
Blenheim masters swimmers took part in sea swimming competitions in both Paihia and Nelson over the last few weekends.
Batting collapses handed both Wairau and United Country and Vineyard Cricket wins in second grade 40-over cricket on Saturday.
Draws for sporting events across the region from December 9.
Sandra Bunt showed some solid early-season form to take out the Bowls Marlborough Harcourts women's open singles at the Springlands green on Sunday.
Eight Marlborough players have been selected in the Tasman under-15 mixed touch team to contest the national championships in Auckland.
The Wairau Cricket Club went two-for-two in the latest round of the WineWorks senior Twenty20 competition on Friday.
Despite a tough draw, the Tasman women's golf team have high hopes of bettering their national ranking at the Toro interprovincial champs, beginning in Hamilton tomorrow.
Marlborough's chances of hoisting softball's Jefferies Cup for the first time since 1988 were ended by "one swing of the bat" at Christchurch's Mainland Foundation Ballpark yesterday.
Marlborough's rowing clubs kick-started their season with two days of hard racing on the Wairau River.
A big, fast opening bowler rolled through the opposition when Marlborough hosted Buller at Horton Park in Blenheim, but not the one most were expecting to do the damage.
The Nelson Marlborough Falcons will be without midfielder Atkin Kaua for this weekend's do-or-die clash with table-toppers Waitakere United.
The first silverware of the 2014-15 Marlborough senior athletics season was handed out on Tuesday night.
The Blenheim Bowling Club team Touch of Class took out the Allan Scott Summer League Trophy on Saturday with a convincing 3-0 win over Renwick.
Records tumbled at the BikeFit Marlborough Summer Road Series time trial on Tuesday night.
The Marlborough senior men's softball team have their first Jefferies Cup title since 1988 firmly in their sights when they begin their 2014 campaign at Christchurch's Mainland Foundation ballpark tomorrow.
Renwick Whitehaven One's winning streak was halted at six games when they came up against Marlborough Stars in a top-of-the-table Marlborough premier club tennis clash this week.
The 2014 Meridian Marlborough Rowing Championships begin tomorrow on the Wairau River.
Marlborough needed a boost to get their Hawke Cup campaign back on track and they got it with the news that paceman Ben Wheeler will be available this weekend.
Twelve Marlborough boys have been selected to represent their province in the South Island Primary School tournament.