Sport around the region

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Netball at Southern Trust Events Centre.
Pleasant Point's Jess Golding and Old Boy's Genae Manson.

Craighead had a close loss, Old Boys kept on winning and kids kept on having fun. The Timaru Herald's photographers were out and about capturing some of the sport around the region this week.

Table tennis doubles decided


Gary Soper and David Butler took out the men's open residential South Canterbury table tennis doubles title.

Highlanders make fans of us all

Richard Buckman, Aaron Smith, Mark Reddish and the rest of the Highlanders will have the majority of the country behind them as they look to win their first Super Rugby title in Wellington.

OPINION: The Crusaders have a battle on their hands to keep their South Canterbury fan base.

10-week ban for pushing rugby ref

Red card decisions upheld

Old Boys Rugby Club's Mark Wills will serve a 10-week suspension for shoving a referee on the shoulder.

Paddon slow start in Rally of Poland

Hayden Paddon in action during the shakedown at the Rally of Poland.

Kiwi driver off the pace in Poland in his first hit out since his historic podium finish at the Rally of Italy.

Nelson cycling faster than ever

Timaru hand-cyclist Jonathan Nelson rode a Switzerland time trial event at a speed of 37kmh.

Timaru hand-cyclist Jonathan Nelson is proud of the pace he found during his first-ever European sojourn.

Form players critical for season

Hayden Shaw will be critical in the mid-field for Cambridge as the season heats up.

Chris Hyde casts his thumb over the hockey players who hold Timaru's chances of a rare title on their stick.

Anglers' paradise to be rejuvenated

The Pomahaka River was once an anglers' paradise.

OPINON: Many Central South Island anglers have enjoyed this trout fishery in past decades, although it was rarely revealed.

Rule book needed to find semi-finalists?

Temuka need two competition points against Celtic to guarantee second spot in the Hamersley Cup.

Second spot in the Hamersley Cup may not be decided on the field but by the rule book.

Craighead comeback falls short

Craighead second five Ellie Lott makes a break against Ashburton College.

Craighead's First XV 's second half comeback fell tantalisingly short going down 20-19 to defending champions Ashburton College.

Point give champs scare

Annabelle Morgan wins the race to the loose ball for Old Boys from Genae Manson, left, and Ellen Davey. Old Boys beat Pleasant Point 28-27.

Sheer grit brought Old Boys back once again as they kept their 27-game unbeaten streak in tact.

Paddon heads to Poland with high hopes

Hayden Paddon, right, and co-driver John Kennard are hoping for more success as they head to Poland.

The fast roads of Poland are enticing Kiwi rally star as he looks to maintain his momentum in the WRC.

Morris makes move pay off

Working hard to keep away from the chasing pack in Cycling Timaru's club race are (from left) Dave Turner, Paul Williams, Johnny Stockwell, winner Nigel Morris (in green), Clinton Hall and Dan Mitchell

Nigel Morris turned in a powerful ride to win Cycling Timaru's 48km handicap race.

Craighead rugby girls rack up century

Elizabeth Hampton (left) and Lily McFarlane have both passed 100 points for the season with the Craighead rugby team.

Craighead backs Lily McFarlane and Liz Hampton are point scoring machines.

Triple delight for Timaru sides

Wakanui Black's Adam Wilson, left, passes beyond Cambridge's Andrew Brunton and Simon Small in their clash at Aorangi Park on Saturday. Cambridge won 5-4.

The mid-season resurgence of Northern Hearts, Cambridge and Timaru Boys' High School is on.

West End take league lead

Meadowbanks defender Darryl White and Thistle's Ellis Walker-Ibadulla race to the ball at Anzac Square.

Northern Hearts are counting the cost of a heavy 10-0 Chatham Cup defeat to Dunedin Technical.

Race on for second spot

Celtic lock Matt Stewart makes a strong run against Pleasant Point at Alpine Energy Stadium.

Waimate, Temuka and Harlequins all still have a shot at second spot in the Hamersly Cup's final round on Saturday.

TBHS miss an opportunity

TBHS lock Cullen Grace secures the lineout thanks to good support from his team-mates.

Timaru Boys' High School's First XV played well in patches but could not stop Marlborough Boys' College from triumphing.

Fetu gets 200 games for Celtic

Matt Fetu is all smiles after notching up his 200th senior game for Celtic with daughter Molly.

Matt Fetu celebrated his 200th senior game for Celtic with a win over Pleasant Point.

Time for a sporting chance


OPINION: Schools deserve a sporting chance when competing against each other, and poaching doesn't help.

Tough task ahead for Hearts

Northern Hearts striker Rowan Hewson, right, on the ball in their 4-1 Chatham Cup victory over Mornington. A tougher opponent in Dunedin Technical awaits them in the third round on Saturday.

Any way will do for Hearts as they attempt to make the Chatham Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 30 years.

Collins' crown 15 years after miss

Hamish Collin's impressive haul of trophies including the New Zealand championship title in the Pro 7s after a superb come-back season.

Pareora farmer Hamish Collins proved he can drive more than a tractor with his win the New Zealand Pro 7 championship.

Wheelchair fishing platform 'unique'

Conditions aren't exactly favourable for fishing on Lake Alexandrina at the moment.

OPINION: The McIntosh’s wheelchair fishing platform is a New Zealand first and possibly a world first.

Horsley wants mental toughness

The South Canterbury men's cricket team will have a change of mentality under player-coach Nick Horsley this season.

Former Auckland and Northern Districts left-hander going in to bat as a player-coach for South Canterbury.

Harlequins hold champs to draw

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It ended in a stalemate, but it was anything but stale.

5000 records up for grabs video

Ian Murray with his collection of records, numbering well into the thousands.

Ian Murray wants to sell his collection of records in one lot.

Lost champions found

Nick McIvor, principal of Timaru Boys' High School, beside the wall of honour in the school's gym. It turned out a few names had been forgotten.

Boys' High's new sporting "Wall of Honour" is already being updated after the original one was missing a few champions.

Park proves too powerful

Timaru Cycling B grade riders compete with snow laden hills behind them (from left) Phil Burtenshaw, Nathan Adams, James Lithgow (blue) leading  Gary Burtenshaw and Ian Kirkman.

Reon Park again proved hard to beat in Cycling Timaru's club race around Holme Station.

Fuller's basketball adventure

Timaru's Sean Fuller is off to Lithuania for a top level basketball coaching clinic.

Sean Fuller is hoping his Lithuanian trip will benefit both South Canterbury basketball coaches and players.

Gymnasium opens

South Canterbury GymSports have opened the former Century Pool for training. Brya Honniwell, 9, goes through her routine.

The new Century Movement Centre has already increased numbers within GymSports.

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