It was a day for the defence, or as one spectator put it: "a day for the ducks".
Nelson College are out of title contention after losing to Otago Boys High School in Monday's quarterfinals at the junior secondary schools zone 4 premiership basketball championships in Nelson.
Nelson College and Waimea College have each suffered two heavy defeats on the opening day of the Rankin Cup and India Shield secondary schoolboys hockey tournament in Auckland.
Nelson College are already guaranteed to progress from their group after making a perfect start to the New Zealand secondary schools football championship.
Nathan Geddes won the Bill Adams snooker tournament in an all-Waimea final against Richard Denby at the weekend.
Trevor Voyce took the lead from the start and was never headed in Sunday's MiGym Duathlon at Rabbit Island on Sunday.
New Zealand's national MX2 motocross champion Jay Wilson is now also national champion in Australia.
Nelson's primary schools hockey teams fully tested at warm up tournaments in Blenheim.
Catch me if you can said Cashmere Technical, but Nelson Suburbs simply couldn't reach.
Nelson College remain on course to defend their title after reaching the quarterfinals after two days hard slog at the junior secondary schools zone 4 premiership basketball tournament in Nelson.
Around 600 young players braved the wet conditions to produce some tight finishes in the finals of Saturday's 20th annual McDonalds Mikes Sevens tournament at Greenmeadows.
The Tasman under-19 rugby team beat their Wellington counterparts 41-33 while Tasman under-18 accounted for Tasman Maori 52-7 to cap a satisfying afternoon's work for both sides in Blenheim on Saturday.
The Tasman Titans will have to wait for their shot at Canterbury after the team was left stranded at Nelson Airport on Saturday morning.
The Car Company Tasman Griffins' up-tempo approach proved too much for Canterbury Maori as the Griffins secured a comfortable 43-20 South Island Championship rugby win in Christchurch on Saturday.
Nelson Suburbs have become the first Mainland Premier League club to reach the 500 points milestone.
Motueka High School students let down by NBA star Steven Adams who failed to show for a visit.
Nelson College will carry the hopes of the region at the New Zealand secondary schools football championship this week.
Nelson's summer of cricket just got twice as sweet.
Louise Stevenson and Rachel McLaren have clearly earned the respect of the local competitive shooting community.
Tasman has signed former Hurricanes coach and ex-All Black Mark Hammett as its new assistant coach.
Two significant milestone await AMI Nelson Suburbs if they can close out the season in the Wright way.
Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams has revealed that Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona is one of his favourite players.
The Tasman Titans will run out against Canterbury searching for a performance stricken leader Phill Asi would be proud of.
Jacks and Richmond will enter the Premier 1 netball playoffs as top qualifiers.
The Tasman Makos have continued their impressive start to the national provincial championship rugby season after securing a decisive 41-14 win over Manawatu at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Thursday.
The Tasman Makos used an 11 minute second half scoring spurt to bank another five NPC points.
Nick Willis and Julian Matthews both through to 1500m semis at world championships in Beijing.
Nelson Suburbs president Graeme Duncan said his club should not be blamed for Marlborough Development's removal from the Tasman Trophy.
Two pre-season rugby romps have been resigned to the scrap heap as the Car Company Tasman Griffins contemplate a much tougher opening South Island Championship assignment against Canterbury Maori in Christchurch on Saturday.
Long walk to be with family in Golden Bay.