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Table toppers well represented

Cambridge's Hayden Shaw and Northern Hearts Matt Cooper are just two of the many in form players this season.

Timaru Herald sports reporter Brayden Lindsay casts his eye over a number of Hockey players who have really looked at home this season.

Wreford aiming high in Christchurch

Ben Wreford is hoping for a top finish in the Christchurch marathon this weekend.

Timaru runner Ben Wreford's priorities at the Christchurch marathon? A top 10 finish and a personal best.

Sport Twizel to assist individual codes

Newly created 'Sport Twizel' should boosto rganisations in the high country town in a variety of ways.

Sports in Twizel looks set to benefit from a new umbrella organisation which will assist in a wide variety functions.

Men's hockey team prepared for Invercargill

Wakanui's Sam Bennett  and Cambridge's Andrew Brunton compete for the ball in 2015. Brunton is taking part in his 20th ...

The Ian Smith hockey tournament in Invercargill has special significance for South Canterbury player Andrew Brunton.

Thin top bodybuilder

Timaru bodybuilder De-Anne Thin has won the South Island physique title.

Timaru body builder De Thin has landed herself an invitation to the Arnold Classic in Hong Kong.

Coll's transfer perfect timing

Kieran Coll will play club rugby for Pleasant Point which will make him eligible for selection in the New Zealand ...

South Canterbury rugby is about to get an unexpected boost with Kieran Coll deciding to play for Pleasant Point.

Langrell pulled out PBs at big events

Former South Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Phillippa Langrell, with daughter Georgie and husband Ian McAlley.

Dedicated Kiwi sportswoman Phillippa Langrell was a touch unlucky when it came to the big international events.

Disc golf hits Timaru

Disc golf has made an appearance on Caroline Bay, courtesy of hard working Round Table 8 members. 
(Back row from left) ...

Michael Nesbit's bright idea has many people scratching their heads on Caroline Bay.

Park proving unstoppable

Jeff Allan (right) produced a strong ride in Cycling Timaru's senior race on Saturday but it was Reon Park (left) who ...

Reon Park proved to be the hardiest of souls that ignored Saturday's poor weather to again dominate Cycling Timaru's winter programme.

Christ's cruise past Roncalli

Roncalli centre PJ Latu is pulled down by Christ College's Joe Wilkson.

Christ's College First XV continued their unbeaten run in the Crusaders Schools Championship with a 36-0 win over Roncalli College.

Waimate hammers Harlequins

Waimate midfielder Jared Matthews almost catches out referee Chris Paul in their thrashing of Harlequins.

Waimate was the place to be on Saturday night after their side pulled off a stunning 41-0 upset against Harlequins in the Hamersley Cup senior rugby championships.

Hampstead remain top with victory

Tash Dockrill, of Cambridge, and Hampstead's Karen McAuley battle for the ball in last season's women's division one ...

Hampstead won the battle in the wet against Cambridge on Saturday.

Celtic punish Temuka

Raitube Matanabua was outstanding for Mackenzie in the 20-10 loss to Pleasant Point.

Hamersley Cup favourites show their class with drubbing of second-placed Temuka.

Point Cricket Club delighted with pitch

Pleasant Point Cricket Club president Graham Sharp and club captain Cameron Lundie check out the newly laid grass wicket ...

A new cricket pitch has been laid at Pleasant Point Domain.

Haywood leading the way

Caleb Roberts has been in sparkling form for Meadowbank United this season scoring four goals.

Matt Haywood is showing age doesn't matter as he sits atop the South Canterbury Football League goal scoring charts.

Deeley on All Whites radar

Tom Deeley in action in the United States recently, where he has starred for Lees McRae College.

Former Timaru Boys' High School football Tom Deeley is standing out in America.

PM scholarships for pair

Lauren Bruce (left) and James Sandilands have both been given boosts to their respective athletics careers.

Two South Canterbury athletes have received Prime Minister's sporting scholarships as they look towards the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. 

Father and son senior referees

Father and son Lindsay and Chris Paul will referee adjacent senior games at Alpine Energy Stadium.

Father and son referees Lindsay and Chris Paul will take charge of adjacent senior rugby games at Alpine Energy Stadium on Saturday.

Jackson just loves to run

St Joseph's Temuka pupil Jackson Robinson races towards the finish line in the year 1 boys' cross country race.

Jackson Robinson has a fabulous cross country record so far - one victory from one race.

Hellier top points scorer

Ken Hellier's accurate boot has helped Harlequins this season.

Harlequins' Ken Hellier is poised to be the first player to break 100 points for the season in senior rugby.

Mackenzie remain unbeaten

Roncalli wing defence Sophie Beard gets her pass away with Harlequins' Courtney Robson watching on.

Mackenzie kept their unbeaten run alive after six rounds of the Netball South Canterbury premier competition.

Frankum on top for 4th time

A delighted Mata Frankum was named Bowls South Canterbury 'player of the year'.

Waimate's Mata Frankum beat off the boys to be named Bowls South Canterbury 'bowler of the year'.

Cockroft makes NZ Uni eight

Laura Cockroft (centre) has been named in the New Zealand Universities four.

Former Roncalli rower Laura Cockroft is looking forward to her next challenge in the sport.

Havea commits to SC

Loan player Frank Havea is keen to come back to South Canterbury for the 2016 Heartland Championship.

Belfast loose forward Frank Havea is committed to return to the South Canterbury side for their 2016 Heartland campaign.

Awards cap off top year for Duncan

Courtney Duncan had a stellar weekend winning two different awards.

It was a busy weekend for international motocross sensation Courtney Duncan.

Rugby boss wants to lift SC further

New South Canterbury Rugby chief executive Craig Calder is excited by the opportunities on offer.

South Canterbury Rugby's new chief executive Craig Calder is delighted to have landed a job that is also his passion.

Rush and Park make light of handicap

Brent Connor (right) leads a small bunch with Gail Burtenshaw, Adair Craik and Andrew Kitching behind in the early ...

It was a Tim Rush-Reon Park show re-run as Cycling Timaru's winter programe headed to Peel Forest.

Kennett sits second in Irish tour

Dylan Kennett (centre) has impressed opening day ofthe Tour of Ireland. He rode in Timaru criterium on Boxing Day with ...

Waimate cyclist Dylan Kennett took second place in the opening stage of the Tour of Ireland.

NZ derbies set to boost Super Rugby video

Appearances are deceiving: At first glance it looks like the Crusaders were playing on Loftus Versfeld but it is ...

The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.

Tainui leave it late against Cambridge

Tim Butler (red), scored a double against Wakanui Blue in Northern Hearts 4-1 win. Here he is in action against ...

Tainui came from behind to upset Cambridge in the top of the table Timaru hockey clash.

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