Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Softballers settle at new home base

The versatile Kyle Marfell is again expected to be one of Saints Rams’ leading performers.

Marlborough’s softballers will frolic in a new pasture this season.

Dressage exponents shine in west

Level two champion Georgia Ryan on SE Gym Bellomi.

A group of Marlborough riders made their mark at the Nelson area dressage group spring tournament at the weekend.

Successful Marlborough indoor bowls season rolls to a close

Simon Hitchcock: a standout for the Marlborough rep indoor bowls team in 2015.

The recently-completed indoor bowls season would have to rate as one of Marlborough’s more successful in recent years, certainly judging by the state of the trophy cabinet.

Black Sticks too good in Nelson

Kane Russell shows desperation in a tangle with an Indian player during the Black Sticks' win in Nelson on Tuesday.

Black Sticks men and women both win in Nelson on a good day for NZ hockey

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Mount Taranaki to climb for Makos

Taranaki midfielder Charlie Ngatai charges away with the ball during last year's NPC final in New Plymouth. He will be a major player in Thursday's re-match with the Makos.

The Tasman Makos have a Taranaki mountain to climb on Thursday if they are to get their 2015 national provincial championship campaign back on track.

Blenheim teen shines at Manfeild

Brook Reeve racing in the first round of the New Zealand Formula First championships at Feilding.

Blenheim’s Brook Reeve has encouraging start to the Formula First championship.

Footy kids hit town


The Gavin Roberts 12th Grade South Island tournament will once again bring a throng of junior footballers to Marlborough this week

Pro-am golf planned for Marlborough club

Marlborough golf professional Jonti Philipson, flanked by John O'Brien and Wendy Batchelor from the organising committee, overlook the Marlborough Golf Club course at Fairhall where next week's Sharpies pro-am will be staged.

Professional golf returns to northern Marlborough when a new pro-am event is staged at Fairhall next week.

Wheeler to undergo back scans

Impressive Black Caps newcomer Ben Wheeler is undergoing scans on his sore back this week.

One of the bowling finds of the year, Ben Wheeler, is sidelined with a back problem.

Marlborough footballers finish South Island runners-up


The Marlborough 16th grade football team were only narrowly bettered by a more vaunted Canterbury Red team at the South Island Championships last week, only goal differential pushing the city side ahead in the seven-team tournament.

Nelson teams rule at Marlborough tournament

Harison Kilgour drives to the hoop for Nga Tama Toa against Stoke on Sunday morning during the Marlborough Men’s Tournament at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim.

Nelson teams finished on top at the Marlborough Men’s Basketball Tournament and the second-year event looks set to grow following good feedback from visiting teams, according to one of the organisers.

Sailors relish warm, windy weather

The Queen Charlotte Yacht Club Optimist fleet lines up for racing in Picton harbour on Saturday.

Conditions were perfect for sailing on Saturday in Picton when 17 Queen Charlotte Yacht Club sailors raced under sunny skies and amid north-westerly winds.

Hockey showpiece delights organisers

The Blacks Sticks women and nearly 100 young Marlborough players celebrate a successful coaching session on Friday evening at Blenheim's College Park.

In five short weeks the Marlborough sporting fraternity turned a provincial hockey turf into an international sporting venue.

Marlborough warm up with one win from two against Johnsonville

Marlborough all-rounder Matt McCormick gets some early season bowling in against Johnsonville Cricket Club at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday as umpire Owen Robinson watches on.

Marlborough batsmen registered eleven scores of 20 or more, earning valuable early-season time in the middle, when the senior rep squad played Johnsonville Cricket Club at Horton Park in Blenheim in two matches, Saturday and Sunday.

Long-expected volleyball finalists confirmed


With only the final left to play, Uso Fiafia’s march to the Marlborough premier grade volleyball title appears unstoppable.

Weekly sports draws


Marlborough's weekly sports fixtures.

Udy claims national squash title

Quinn Udy with the spoils of victory.

Marlborough's rising squash star Quinn Udy is the national under-17 champion.

Call for clubs to support national bid

Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston.

Falcons coach Mark Johnston wants the region's football clubs to support a bid for a senior men's national league team.

Softball season opens with thriller at Lansdowne

Anaru Anderson scored the winning run for Central during an exciting opening to the club softball season in Marlborough on Saturday.

Marlborough softball began a new season at their new home with a thrilling encounter between old adversaries Central and Saints Rams at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

New bowls season up and running


The 2015-16 Marlborough lawn bowls season began in style on Saturday and Sunday with two popular tournaments.

National tournament proves challenging for MGC basketballers


Most of the results may not have gone the way they had hoped, but Marlborough Girls’ College senior A basketball coach Emily Stenhouse had plenty of praise for her team following the National Secondary School Championships last week.

Makos understudies edged by Wellington opponents


In an up-tempo match played at Endeavour Park in Picton, Tasman Development were beaten 36-33 by Wellington Development on Sunday afternoon.

Black Sticks, Argentina relish Blenheim battles

Black Sticks midfielder Anita Punt tries to find her way through a crowded Argentinian defence.

International hockey's long-awaited return to Marlborough was a stunning success.

Black Sticks beat Argentina 3-2

New Zealand’s Anita Punt is kept on her toes by the Argentinian defence during the second test of their series, on Sunday in Blenheim.

The Black Sticks beat Argentina in a women's hockey thriller in Blenheim.

Falcons open account with a win

Nelson Marlborough Falcons players from left; Josh Moffat, Kevin Obed, Dion Keetley and Josh Sansom celebrate Kevin Obed's goal against Heartland Wairarapa last season.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have made a winning start to the ASB Youth League football season.

Back to drawing board for Tasman

Makos flanker Shane Christie charges at the Canterbury defence during their NPC match at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

The Tasman Makos have lost their edge.

Bateman triumphs as gruelling NZRC season goes down to the final stage

Richard Bateman tackles the roads of the lower North Island in his Mitsubishi Evo on Saturday during the Daybreaker Rally of Wairarapa.

“We are tied, this is it” were the words co-driver Sharrise Guckert gave Richard Bateman before his season-defining final stage of the Daybreaker Rally of Wairarapa on Saturday.

Tasman lose to Counties Manukau in game's last play

Centre Amos Pogia was a key figure in the Tasman under-19 attack.

Tasman had the Michael Jones Trophy within their grasp.

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