Harrison Boyce and Fraser McIntosh played key roles as the Marlborough Boys' College first XI had a convincing first innings win over Nelson College.
The Nelson Bays Tennis Association's regional co-ordinator Ali McQuillan is backing a drive to increase participation in the sport at secondary schools level.
All of the region's colleges are expected to be represented at Sunday's Tasman secondary schools touch regional qualification tournament at Tahunanui.
Senior girls and boys teams from Nelson and Marlborough colleges survived the Blenheim heat and humidity to complete the first round of the Honours Division Tasman schools volleyball championships at the weekend.
Waimea College, Nelson College and Marlborough Girls' College took the teams titles honours at the Tasman secondary schools tennis championships.
Fell housemaster Rob Jenkins believes a new partnership will give his charges the confidence to walk tall and demonstrate respect.
The region's college sailing teams took to the water on national sailing day to give the public an exhibition in racing.
The Nelson College First XI have reclaimed the D'Arcy Cup after outclassing defenders Waimea College at Jubilee South yesterday.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waimea College First XI will start the defence of their D'Arcy Cup title against Queen Charlotte College on Monday.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson College have pulled off a major coup for their football development programme, signing Falcons' coach Davor Tavich as their director of football.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNelson schools sent a record number of teams to the national secondary school beach volleyball finals held on Mt Maunganui beach.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe region's young rowing talent continues to build towards Maadi Cup on the back of improving form and gold medals.
A compact school volleyball season got under way last weekend with Waimea College beating Burnside in the final to reclaim the Nelson College for Girls tournament title.
Nelson College has introduced an independent sport council, to develop and support the growth of sport at the school.
Harry Fergusson and James Anderson remained unbeaten to win Sunday's inaugural Tasman secondary schools' beach volleyball championships at Brightwater.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson College for Girls student Geena Gross has been selected in the New Zealand under-17 side to play in America next month.
Annie Eden and Hannah Davenhill will be an important combination for the New Zealand junior women's volleyball team.
Nelson College's Marcus Jones fought three times in three days, winning each bout to claim the gold medal and national title.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson College have taken the bronze medal at the national secondary schools inline hockey tournament in Hamilton.
Six junior tennis players represented Tasman at the South Island intermediate and primary schools tournament in Christchurch this week.
Two-time national club volleyball champion Teryn Proracki, believes Nelson can become the beach volleyball "Mecca" of the South Island.
Waimea College are off to Great Barrier Island for the 2013 national Get2Go grand final.
Young athlete makes inspirational comeback
One of Nelson's most promising athletes will return to competition this week following reconstruction surgery and 13 months of rehab.
Kill Bill, The Wolverine, 13 Assassins, The Wu Tang Clan; wherever you look, samurai is definitely ingrained popular culture.
Nelson triathlon coach and teacher Jon Linyard believes a new initiative from Tri NZ outlines a pathway but doesn't want the sport to lose its enjoyment factor.
Summer in Nelson and beach volleyball go hand-in-hand for many people and a number of junior players have already been out on the sand.
Waimea College's Emily Jensen called a "remarkably high achiever for her age" - and very modest, to boot.
Sportsman of the Year heads to Auckland
Mitchell Hunt will represent Nelson College at the Condor Sevens national finals and the national touch finals.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNelson junior volleyball teams have swept the competition aside at the Roy Titheridge Junior Invitation Tournament in Blenheim.
The inaugural Tasman Secondary School Sport Awards are creating huge interest, with more than 35,000 page views for the People's Choice Award on Facebook.
Without the help of funding from a local trust, the 14th grade South Island football finalists may not have had their golden boot.
Following last month's national talent camps in Auckland, five Nelson students have been selected in Basketball NZ age group squads.
Competition is getting more intense as support for ki-o-rahi continues to grow, Jonathan McKeown reports.
Hard-hitting Tamaira Raurimu-Carew has made a big impact in his first season of rugby league, as Wayne Martin reports.
The Nelson Bays under-17 girls came close to winning the South Island football championships last week.
Positive form from college football sides has Nelson Falcons coach Davor Tavich keenly anticipating the season ahead.
Elite college athletes say they enjoy the pace of ki-o-rahi and are backing the traditional Maori ball sport to maintain its popularity.
JONATHAN MCKEOWN - © Fairfax NZ NewsRainbow Ski Area's development team returned from Cardrona Alpine Resort with valuable experience.
Nelson College First XV rugby prop Tom Hill recognised early this season that he had some serious work to do on his fitness.
The Nelson College for Girls junior team appears to be Nelson's leading gold medal prospect when the national secondary schools underwater hockey championships begin in Auckland on Friday.
Garin College and the Marist Rugby Football Club are formalising an even stronger bond in a bid to keep more young players in the game.
Swimmers selected for all-South Island team following impressive performances at championships.
Talented Waimea College third formers turning heads on the local netball scene.
Region's top college athletes are to be officially recognised for the first time.
Regionals victory means Waimea College's No 1 team will get their fourth crack at national title.
A bitter club versus school dispute has developed in Nelson's hockey competition.
The local boys' basketball sides continue to impress at the South Island champs in Nelson.
Nation's top 32 college football sides battle it out and after pool play two local sides will finish in top 16.
After an enforced break, the Get2Go Challenge adventure race is set to return to Nelson next week.
It was heartbreak for the Nayland College First XI in Taupo and hard luck for Nelson College.