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Ashburton swimmer claims ocean race

Steve Prescott and Marco Troiani finished first and second in the Prime Port ocean swim on Saturday.

Steve Prescott mastered the Caroline Bay waters in his first attempt to claim the PrimePort ocean swim.

Sth Canty struggle in Rotorua

Kalavini Leatigaga scored three tries for South Canterbury at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.

South Canterbury struggled against some quality opponents at the national sevens in Rotorua.

Arthavidu helps Timaru to victory

Dan Mehrtens prepares to sweep the ball against Temuka at Aorangi Oval.

Temuka and Timaru started the twenty20 campaign off in fine style with strong victories.

Exciting homecoming for Taylor

Race winner 2NZ Richie Taylor closest to camera runs alongside 3NZ's Shane McIntyre in the New Zealand Super Saloon ...

It was an exciting homecoming for Southland born Richie Taylor who claimed the NZ Super Saloon Grand Prix in Invercargill.

Bowlers star on final day

Christchurch Black's Quinn Smith on the way to 67 against Canterbury Country.

Three bowlers picked up five-wicket bags on the final day of the SIPST tournament in Timaru.

Cantabs desperate to reclaim title

Canterbury all-rounder Andrew Ellis has been a mainstay of the side over the past decade.

It's nearly been 11 years since Canterbury's last one-day title.

Mo'unga re-signing 'no brainer'

Crusaders' pivot Richie Mo'unga scores a try against the Waratahs last season.

Crusaders' first five-eighth re-signs in New Zealand through to 2019.

Strong numbers for ocean swim

Sam Naylor won the 2016 Timaru Ocean Swim but is overseas so won't be competing in 2017.

Rob Naylor is pleased with the number of entries for the Timaru Ocean Swim being held on Saturday.

South Canty aim higher

Vatili Tora, right, in action at the sevens tournament at Alpine Energy Stadium in November. He will be a key player for ...

South Canterbury are hoping to make a splash at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua this weekend.

Runs galore at tourney

Mid Canterbury's Gus Casey-Solly prepares to catch the ball whilst Joel Pannell of Marlborough watches.

Plenty of runs were scored on day four of the South Island primary schools tournament in Timaru.

Southern United to teach SC youngsters

Conor O'Keeffe, left, and Stephen Last are running coaching clinics in Twizel and Timaru over the next fortnight.

Junior footballers in South Canterbury will get the chance to show off their skills to Southern United players at two clinics coming up.

'Rooney's Halberg snub unfair'

New Zealand's Natalie Rooney on the Olympic Games podium. She missed the cut for the Halberg Awards sportswoman of the ...

Opinion: Natalie Rooney should be joining fellow South Canterbury sports star Tom Walsh at the Halberg Awards, writes Tony Smith.

Christchurch Black remain top

Buller's Jamie Barr lets rip against Christchurch Black at Celtic Sports Ground.

Christchurch Black look set to claim the Sir Jack Newman Trophy with two days to go.

Walsh named Halberg finalist

Tom Walsh with the Diamond League trophy he won earlier this year. Walsh has been announced as a finalist for sportsman ...

Tom Walsh is the only one of four South Cantabrians who have been announced as a finalist for the 54th Halberg Awards.

SC athletes after medals in Invercargill

Tillie Hollyer competing in the Lovelock Mile. She will be a strong chance to medal at the Colgate Games in Invercargill ...

South Canterbury's athletes are hoping to excel at this weekend's Colgate Games in Invercargill.

Gill might have to wait - Walsh

Tom Walsh in action during last year's Rio Olympics.

Olympic shot put bronze medallist Tom Walsh is confident he can rebuff Jacko Gill's plan to dethrone him.

New openers set for Canterbury

Jack Boyle is in line for a Canterbury one-day debut in the Ford Trophy.

Canterbury forced to use new openers in Ford Trophy.

Taylor pipped for first place

Richie Taylor, front, in action at the New Zealand Speedway Super Saloons last weekend. He finished second.

Timaru speedway saloon driver Richie Taylor finished second at the New Zealand championships in Cromwell last weekend.

Jacob Cumming joins dad as centurion

South Canterbury's Cameron Slee smashes one through the off side against Otago Country.

Dunedin Metro's Jacob Cumming joined his dad as a century maker at the SIPST tournament with an unbeaten 106.

Christchurch Black rout West Coast

Lachlan Brookes defends a ball against Nelson at Celtic Sports Ground.

Two hundreds have been scored on the first day of the South Island Primary Schools Tournament.

Juniors rule the roost in Mandeville

The victorious South Canterbury year 5 and 6 side, back from left, coaches Jason Sew Hoy, Kevin Kerse, Haden Powell, ...

South Canterbury have a talented crop of cricketers coming through following their deeds at the year five and six Canterbury Districts tournament last week.

South Canterbury feeling confident

The South Canterbury primary schools cricket team which is looking to win the South Island tournament, something it last ...

South Canterbury are hoping to let their actions do the talking at the South Island Primary Schools tournament.

Bremer wins Lovelock Mile

Ben Sewell of South Canterbury in the men's long jump.

Samuel Bremer's best effort wasn't enough to better Jack Lovelock's former world record.

Celtic reach another final

Dan Laming scored 67 not out for Celtic in their match against Sefton.

Can Celtic add another title to their 10 South Canterbury one-day titles and numerous Twenty20 victories?

Celtic seek revenge

Dan Laming batting for Celtic in the one-day final. He will be a key figure in their clash against Sefton at Mainpower Oval.

Celtic are hoping to get one back on Sefton and beat them in their match at Mainpower Oval.

Famous names have graced tournament

Invitational team captain Tom Walsh takes a swing watched by Crusaders team captain Mitch Drummond in a Twenty20 charity ...

Several sporting stars first made their name at the South Island Primary Schools cricket tournament held at different venues around the South Island each year.

SC's best schoolboy cricket stars

Jordan Sheed was one of the best players for South Canterbury at the South Island Primary Schools Tournament during its ...

With the South Island Primary Schools cricket tournament looming, Brayden Lindsay picks a best South Canterbury XI

Paralympian comes to Classic

James Sandilands from Christchurch races in the men's 110m hurdles at the 2016 Lovelock Classic.

Anna Grimaldi, a Paralympic Games gold medallist, will have star billing at Timaru's Lovelock Classic.

Cricket records could be extended

Craig Cumming in action for New Zealand in 2006. He still holds the record for most centuries at one South Island ...

Will anybody be able to match the efforts of Craig Cumming and Jeff Wilson from previous South Island Primary School tournaments?

Taiaroa loving the new challenge

Tom Taiaroa is enjoying his new roles at the national bowls championships in New Plymouth.

West End's Tom Taiaroa is happy with happy with form at the national championships in New Plymouth.

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