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Kiwi judokas push Rio claims with medals

Commonwealth Games judo medallists Moira de Villiers and Jason Koster have returned from South America with six medals.

Kiwi korfballers to test skills at World Cup

BIG CHANCE: Rangiora High School Students Kendall Moratti, James Bolton and Jakob Edder are all heading to the World Cup.

New Zealand will be represented at the under-19 Korfball World Cup in the Netherlands over the Easter weekend by a team largely drawn from Canterbury.

New Zealand squares polo test series

New Zealand and South Africa both scored a win last weekend but the aggregate score meant South Africa claimed the series trophy.

BMX star Hansen's Rio Olympics dream dashed

DREAM OVER: A serious spinal injury has thwarted BMX rider Tahlia's Hansen's hopes of making the Rio Olympics next year.

Three-time world BMX Champion Tahlia Hansen's dreams of competing in next year's Olympics are all but over.

Class foes push Flanagan to world champs qualifier

HER TIME HAS COME: Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan has qualified to represent New Zealand at the World Athletics championships in August.

Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan has broken her New Zealand under-20 record for the fourth time this season.

New Zealand team sent to Korfball world champs

HIGH FLYERS: 
Rangiora High school students Kendall Moratti, left, Jakob Edder and
James Bolton are part of the Under-19 korfball team heading to the Netherlands for the world championships.

As we send our first Under-19 team to the world Korfball championships, hands up who knows what it is.

Willows prospects to tour Asia

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A number of Canterbury's highly promising secondary school players are in for the cricket experience of their lives next month.

SA test for polo players

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Savile Cup polo. Rangitikei v Cambridge

Cambridge player Jean Paul Clarkin

Christchurch will be treated to some international polo this weekend as a Kiwi schools team take on a touring South African team.

McGregor ready to show flair

TALENT: Courtney McGregor is off to the US.

Christchurch gymnast Courtney McGregor has accepted a scholarship to train and compete in the United States.

Garcia-Knight thrilled with effort

Carlos Garcia-Knight checking the quality of his silver medal in China.

Carlos Garcia-Knight has won a silver medal at the junior snowboard world championships.

Bruce to face Aussie idol

Black to the future: New Zealand Black Jack Tayla Bruce in 2008 with Australia's Kelsey Cotterell.

Tayla Bruce will be hoping to have success on her home green this week.

Kobori relaxed about China mission

IN THE SWING OF THINGS: Momoka Kobori playing in the Faldo Series qualifier at Clearwater in February.

Momoka Kobori said she will just enjoy playing at the Asia Final of the Faldo Series next week, after a good year playing for Canterbury.

Welcome boost for school hoopsters

HELPING HAND: Canterbury Rams player Shou Nisbet could be on court for Burnside in a new weekday competition.

High school basketball in Canterbury has received a welcome assist with a new Tuesday night competition to be launched.

Sisters doing it for themselves at SI champs

STRONG SHOWING: Canterbury's Ari Graham in action at the South Island schools' cross-country champs last year.

Canterbury showed its depth in schools' triathlon and duathlon, scoring 15 podium spots at the South Island Championships at Oamaru last weekend.

Canty pair make world series squad

CALL-UP: Mikayla Werahiko has been named in the Junior White Sox team for the world under-19 girls' softball championships.

Mikayla Werahiko and Amy Begg named in Junior White Sox team for world under-19 girls' softball champs in Oklahoma City in August.

Rose a late bloomer on the bike

ON THE RISE: Rose Marshall-Lee ready to race after enjoying early success in her final year at Rangi Ruru Girl's School.

Promising cyclist Rose Marshall-Lee is having a summer to remember.

Success for junior swimmer

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Taiko Torepe-Ormsby has returned to Christchurch after the New Zealand junior swimming championships with three medals.

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There isn't a better way to reaffirm your commitment to a sport than win the world championships at the first attempt.

Duo off to World Juniors

Snowboarding at Hotham

Two Christchurch athletes have been selected by Snowsports NZ for the World Junior Ski and Snowboarding Championships.

Linwood rugby buys into youth

Linwood Rugby Club has looked to bolster its young players after scrapping subscription fees to the club for the under-6 and under-8 grades.

Hutchinson fired up for rowing trials

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Taking home two medals from the national rowing championships last week in Twizel, 17-year-old Lucy Hutchinson is ready to take the next step in her rowing career.

Rising golf talent out to impress

US-BOUND: Darfield's Nicole Hamilton-Cross is off to Arizona to compete in the North American junior amateur championship later this month.

Taking her clubs on a family holiday to California proved a masterstroke for young golfer Nicole Hamilton-Cross.

Graham, Bush claim titles

MEDALS GALORE: St Andrew's College's Ari Graham won the junior girls' 1500m and finished second in the 800m at the national secondary schools athletics championships.

Christchurch runners Ari Graham and Harriet Bush impressed at national secondary schools athletics champs in Whanganui last weekend.

Schoolboy cricket title on line

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Christchurch Boys' High's Sean Forster in delivery stride during Monday's victory over St Paul's Collegiate. CBHS are gunning for a third straight national title.

The 25th annual national secondary schoolboy cricket finals are being contested at Lincoln this week.

Eustace gains scholarship boost

BIG OPPORTUNITY: Burnside High School year 13 leaver Sean Eustace has been awarded the Brian Taylor Memorial Scholarship for 2015.

Sean Eustace, the New Zealand under-18 3000m champion, has been awarded the Brian Taylor Memorial Scholarship for next year.

School tourneys in full swing

BLOCK THAT: Riccarton High's Mia Jenkins (left) battles it out with Caitlin Hamilton of Timaru Girls' High at last week's South Island junior volleyball championships at Invercargill.

The school year may be winding down, but it's still all go on the sports front, with a number of summer school tournaments on the horizon.

Rangi chase place in final

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Improving on last year's third place finish will be Rangi Ruru's aim at next week's national secondary schoolgirls cricket finals in Palmerston North.

Wieblitz eyes golden goodbye

SCREAMER: Mainland Pride's Mikayla Wieblitz shows off her long range scoring skills against Football South.

Capturing women's national football league title would be perfect farewell present for Pride midfielder Mikayla Wieblitz.

Rangiora rider signed up

NEW ADDITION: Young Canterbury cross-country mountain biker Ben Oliver has jumped on board with the NZXC racing team.

Oceania and NZ u19 cross-country mountain bike champion Ben Oliver to join the NZXC racing team.

A racing ace at 14

SPEEDY TEEN Caleb Cross, 14, leads the field on his way to winning a Formula Ford race at Timaru.

Caleb Cross will be the envy of his classmates when he experiences the lifestyle of a V8s driver.

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