Marlborough Boys College are looking likely in the boys' competition while defending champions Waimea College look set to square off with Nelson College for Girls for top honours at the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament.
The Makos have reshuffled the deck for their final shake-down before the national provincial rugby championship begins in earnest next week.
Zac Muir has been thrown in the deep end for Nelson Suburbs many times this season but the 17-year-old hasn't sunk under the pressure yet.
Teu Sami is a towering presence but he has already made an impact as big as himself in the Tasman Rugby League competition this year.
Nelson College First XI coach Davor Tavich believes his team can go on and challenge for a national title on home soil.
One of NZ's top domestic football coaches is calling for the Mainland Premier League to be replaced by a South Island league.
A selection dilemma is the headache every coach wants and incoming Tasman Titans coach Phill Tavite will have a big job on his hands settling on his final squad.
The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.
Nelson College did all that was required to keep their UC Championship fading playoff hopes simmering with a 38-0 Crusaders secondary schools rugby win over Rangiora High School in Nelson on Saturday.
Tasman took the early initiative with a 2-1 win over the Federal Titans on Saturday as a dress rehearsal for their Newman Shield hockey showdown on August 15.
Four hundred and five players have taken over the Motueka Recreation Centre for the NZ Darts Council Championships.
Golden Bay-Motueka's Hayden Warnes has been named in the South Island indoor bowls team that begins a tour of the North Island on Friday.
Anchor Engineering Tahunanui Tigers have broken a six-year drought to secure their first ever Tasman Rugby League title, edging the Victory Phoenix 30-22 in Saturday's grand final.
Nelson Suburbs' 16-game unbeaten run is over and their hopes of winning the Mainland Premier League could be too.
The Tasman Makos mended some cracks with Saturday's 31-25 pre-season rugby win over an Otago XV at Trafalgar Park but they're still in desperate need of some polish.
The Tasman Makos produced a solid second half performance to seal a tight 31-25 preseason rugby win over an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park on Saturday.
He may have been asking advice for things to see and do during a holiday in Nelson, but Phoenix coach's No 1 priority is finding a gun goal-scorer.
The Tasman Makos will field a significantly stronger lineup for Saturday's preseason rugby clash with an Otago XV at Nelson's TrafalgarPark.
Sport has a way of making us transcend our normal limitations and expectations.
Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.
After three years of Richmond Rabbits dominance, it is time for a new conqueror to emerge.
The secret weapon, Jodi Hikuroa-Jeffrey, has struck again.
The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.
After spending most of the season riding shotgun Nelson Suburbs want a turn in the driver's seat.
Tasman under-19 representative rugby squad 2015
Shirley Boys High School's shock 21-0 win over previously unbeaten St Andrews College last Saturday hasn't done Nelson College any favours with just two regular season rounds of the UC Championship secondary schools rugby competition remaining.
It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.
Nelson Netball is reviving its senior representative team after several years' absence.
For three years Nelson's Premier 1 netball has been about two teams -- Jacks OPD and Richmond Glass.