Must win for South Canterbury



Craighead basketballers make top eight

Craighead basketballer Phoebe Trolove has starred in Dunedin.

Craighead made the top eight of the South Island secondary schools' basketball tournament in Dunedin.

McKinnon's salmon hatchery a winner

Mark Webb releases adult Chinook into the Rangitata South spawning raceway to seed the $1m-plus enhancement project.

 I can't recall when Central South Island anglers and hunters last exhibited such enthusiasm to play a direct role in the direction and management of the fishing and hunting resources of this region.

TGHS First XI through to final

Timaru Girls' High School's Abby Lennon, right, in action against St Mary's.

Timaru Girl's High School First XI hockey team is through to the final of the Audrey Timlin Memorial tournament in Invercargill after beating St Mary's 4-0.

Roncalli fall at semi hurdle

Roncalli wing attack Abby McIlroy is shut down by massive St Andrew's goal keep Kelera Nawai as she attempts a high pass in the third-fourth playoff on Thursday. St Andrew's won 38-30 leaving Roncalli in a more than credible fourth.

They may have lost their final two games but Roncalli College will be basking in the glory of their netball team's success this week for some time.

Geraldine take last promotion spot

Geraldine High School's Steph Lysaght was named in the B grade tournament talent squad after helping her side to promotion.

Geraldine High School will play in the A grade in 2016 after securing the final promotion spot.

St Margaret's win with shot in final second

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South Island secondary schools netball tournament. Roncalli v Otago Girls' High School. Otago player ** catches the ball while Roncalli girl Macie Austin tries to intercept.

St Margaret's College won the South Island Secondary Schools' netball tournament in the most dramatic of circumstances in Timaru.

Annear back in 'green and black' for Heartland

Nick Annear is happy to be back playing for South Canterbury

Timing that is so crucial on the rugby field also proved perfect off it with South Canterbury snaring the services of halfback Nick Annear.

Roncalli sublime with one-goal win

Roncalli's Macie Austin tries to intercept a pass.

Roncalli have made it through to the semifinals of the South Island Secondary Schools' netball tournament in incredible circumstances.

Geraldine a chance of promotion

Geraldine High School celebrate making the semifinals of the B Grade after a 31-30 victory over St Kevin's College.

Geraldine High School are one win away from promotion to the A grade and two wins away from winning the B grade outright.

TBHS beat Otago in Auckland

Timaru Girls' High School's Emily Bell, left, tussles for the ball with Gore High player Kate Johnston in their 3-1 defeat in Invercargill.

Timaru Girls High School went down 3-1 to Gore High School at the Audrey Timlin tournment in Invercargill.

TBHS, Craighead struggle at top tier tournaments


Timaru Boys' High School First XI hockey side are findingthe going tough at the top tier tournamant in Auckland.

Roncalli nail crucial win at death

Roncalli College's Sonnie Katene is fed a ball into the shooting circle under pressure from Otago Girls' High School defender Maddy Campbell.

 A stunning final quarter performance against Villa Maria has given Roncalli College a good chance of making national tournament.

O'Brien wrestles trophy off more fancied opponent

Timaru wrestler Ben O'Brien won his 65kg senior weight class and the overall best performance trophy at the New Zealand Olympic Wrestling championships.

Returning Timaru wrestler Ben O'Brien is a New Zealand champion again after tipping up the favourite to win.

Powerful Park wins again

Sprinting at the finish of the Cycling Timaru's B grade race are (from left) Gary Burtenshaw, Amy Hollamby, Ryan Aynsley and winner Shane Brookland.

Reon Park contimued his dominance of the Cycling Timaru season with another impressive win.

TGHS make perfect start

Timaru Girls' High School's Emily Bell looks for support against Avonside Girls High.

Timaru Girls' High School made a perfect start to the Audrey Timlin Memorial hockey tournament  in Invercargill recording two wins on the opening day.

Roncalli blow golden chance to seal spot

Mackenzie College's Zoey Taylor, left, takes a ball out of the hands of Motueka's Dylan Sixtus on the opening day of the South Island Secondary Schools' netball tournament at Aorangi Park.

Roncalli College's quest to get out of the pool of death in the SISS netball tournament has had a positive start.

Mackenzie's girls and guys ice hockey team wins

Mackenzie College's winning ice hockey team are manager Rosie Adams, left, Kengo Edmondson, Luca Midgley, James Abella, Thomas Adams, Kyle Bell, Ossi Karkkainen, Fin Leppard, James Russek, Amber Midgley,  manager Sandra Lambert, Peggie Barnes, front left, and Nicola Henare.

As far as winter tournament teams go, this one's a South Canterbury rarity.

Netball builds life long skills

Waitaki Girls High School pupil Jennifer O'Connell, (back), playing for WGHS Wildfire, jumps for the balls in the 1.1 final  against Ancare Merial Valley.

Continuing our series on young up and coming sports people from the Waitaki, this week Nicola Wolfe put questions to Jennifer O'Connell,18, from Waitaki Girls High School, whose sport is netball.

South Canterbury showcases skills

South Canterbury fullback Paula Fifita scores despite the best efforts of East Coast hooker Kareti Palmer

South Canterbury got on to the Heartland Championship points table in style with a nine try thrashing of East Coast in Timaru.

Pleasant Point beat West End to seal semi spot

Pleasant Point's Michael Heremaia and West End's Connor Bourke fight for control in their South Canterbury Cup quarterfinal at Mountainview High School. Bourke was red carded soon after as Point won 1-0.

West End's football season is over after a 1-0 loss to Pleasant Point in the South Canterbury Cup quarterfinals.

Hyde: Sayonara from me - sort of

Hayden Paddon on his way to a historic second place in Rally Italy in Sardinia. Paddon is currently South Canterbury's top sportsperson according to Chris Hyde.

I've been told my Saturday column this week has to be a farewell. Light-hearted, nothing too deep.

Bonus point win needed over East Coast

South Canterbury need five points when they take on East Coast.

The pressure is on South Canterbury to deliver a bonus point win in their first home game of the season.

Walsh's bomb in golden territory gallery

Tomas Walsh of New Zealand competes in the men's shot put final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Tom Walsh's Oceania record throw good enough for a medal at almost every other world champs in history.

Football and hockey have field day

23052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.  Mountainview vs Timaru Boys High school football at Ashbury park.  Cam Anderson from TBHS takes a shot at the goal

Football and hockey were the saving grace for TBHS at their long-running winter exchange with Waitaki.

Aviemore looking good for trout

Rebecca and Thomas Clarke, left, along with Robyn Taylor-Loach, watch as Fish and Game field officer Jayde Couper takes a fish from the holding tank for tagging during the Lake Alexandrina project last weekend.

East coast whitebaiting has not yet proven to be the bonanza some expected, but it's early enough in the season.

Cup draw throws up mouth-watering quarterfinal

Eddie Iraia in action for Pleasant Point in their league-sealing win over Temuka on Saturday. The side now faces a tough battle against second-placed West End to make the South Canterbury Cup semis.

A week after Pleasant Point pipped West End to the league, the two will meet in a cup quarterfinal to get fans salivating.

West Ham chance for South Canterbury footballers

South Canterbury footballers Bailey Chambers, left, 12, Carter Brewer, 13, Henry Baxter, 13, Tom Baxter, 14, Brodie Chambers, 12, and Taylor Donaldson, 13, have been selected to attend a West Ham Oceania camp in Auckland.

Six talented South Canterbury footballers are off to Auckland to take part in a football academy run by English Premier League club West Ham.

Harlequins and Waitaki create upsets gallery

26082015 News. John Bisset/Fairfax NZ. Old Boys vs Harlequins netball final at Southern Trust Stadium. Pictured is Old Boys player Andrea Morrow

Both the South Canterbury netball final and Timaru Boys' High School's traditional exchange drew big crowds.

Harlequins upset Old Boys to take title gallery

Harlequins Pip Oliver, left, leaps for the ball with Old Boys' Kate Shaw in close attendance.

Harlequins have defied the form book to win the South Canterbury premier netball title off Old Boys.

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