Class field for championships

Waikato's Teri Anderson will be the one to watch at the indoor bowls nationals in Timaru.

The defending champions will be back on the mats at the National Indoor Bowls Championships in Timaru next month.

Smith and Clarkson quickest

Tyla Smith (left) took out the first tri-skate competition at Levels.

Temuka's best did the double at 43km tri-skate races at Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Paddon closes gap on world's best in Portugal

WRC driver Hayden Paddon is happy with his progress at Rally Portugal.

Kiwi rally driver back on track after finishing eighth after final day at the Rally Portugal.

Cambridge snap losing streak

Hayden Shaw scored a double to lead Cambridge to a 3-2 victory over Timaru Boys' High School.

Cambridge lead the South Canterbury sides at the end of the first round of premier hockey.

Pareora promoted to premier netball

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Craighead Goalshoot Emma Dobbs, left, tries to outreach Pareora Goalkeep Kylee Little in the netball challenge series playoff at the Southern Trust Events Centre.
Reporter: Chris Hyde

Pareora have a team in Netball South Canterbury's premier competition for the first time in memory.

Rock-strike costs Paddon

Hayden Paddon has a frustrating day two in Rally Portugal.

Kiwi rally ace remains upbeat despite gearbox-damaging incident on Rally Portugal dropping him back to seventh.

Mountainview feel the heat

Mountainview's Ethan Franks keeps the ball away from Ross Godwin.

For all of 10 minutes Mountainview High School were the darlings of the South Canterbury Football League.

Harlequins pluck the Magpies

Temuka halfback Josh Rooney weaves his way through some heavy traffic.

Harlequins show they will be a threat come finals time after beating second place Temuka.

Roncalli and TBHS find the going tough

Roncalli centre Tayla Meager scores after stealing an intercept against Burnside.

An improving Roncalli side managed to hang on to unbeaten Burnside outfit for decent periods before succumbing 45-15 in Timaru while TBHS fell to Christ's College 33-12.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon shines in Rally of Portugal

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Hadlee: This summer the kids come back

Sir Richard Hadlee says this summer will be key for bringing kids of all levels back to cricket.

Cricket drop out rates in regions like South Canterbury can be halted, Sir Richard Hadlee says.

Bennett ousted after 30 years

Peter Bennett reflects on 30 years as chairman of the Aorangi Park Association.

A pragmatic Peter Bennett is disappointed to have missed out on chairperson of the Aorangi Park Association after 30 years in the job but wishes his successor well.

Shand shines at indoor bowls

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler i at the Southern regional tournament.

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler at the Southern Zone tournament.

Spawning race like nothing in New Zealand

Central South Island Fish and Game field officer Mark Webb says the specially constructed salmon spawning race in the Rangitata River is like no other in New Zealand.

OPINION: From its effects upon the river to its role within the community, no questions about the Rangitata South Irrigation scheme went unanswered.

A celebration of SC's sporting success


OPINION: South Canterbury is punching well above its weight in the sporting arena, says sports editor Stu Piddington.

Hockey practice areas get turf

Ready to use the new warm-up turfs at Aorangi Park are, from left, Janelle Amalfitano, Jessica Brown, Amelie Lewis with Fulton Hogan's Richard Boult, Aoraki Foundation's Stacey Scott and youth president of Hockey South Canterbury Susan Coker.

Bare concrete warm-up areas around Timaru's hockey pitches have been turfed.

Point promoted to senior cricket

Pleasant Point club captain Cameron Lundie, left, and SCCA chief executive Mark Medlicott show off the spot in the Pleasant Point Domain where a new four-pitch cricket block will be created.

Pleasant Point has been given the green light to play senior cricket next season by South Canterbury Cricket.

Winter inter-school tournament a first

Rugby will be one of the games played in the Round Robin inter-school winter tournament in Geraldine.

Over 400 students from Pleasant Point, Geraldine and Temuka will take part in a first-of-its-kind inter-school winter tournament in the region.

Looking to the future of Timaru's sports hub

Aerial view of Aorangi Stadium.

The future of Aorangi Park is set to come under the microscope at the Timaru District Council's long term plan hearings, and several sports organisations are calling for big changes.

Boys' High footballers lose exchange

Timaru Boys' High School's Ben Deeley avoids a slide tackle from Christchurch Boys' High School's Ieaun Edwards in their battle at School Park.

Timaru Boys' could not take advantage of a red card against a well-drilled Christchurch Boys'.

Paisley wins race despite knockout

Joseph Paisley inside his mini stockcar during the New Zealand Youth Mini Stocks Champs at Oxford.

Joseph Paisley finished his career in mini stocks with a bang at the New Zealand youth championships in Oxford.

Harlequins survive Roncalli scare

Roncalli B's Madeline Johnson fights for the ball with Timaru Girls' High School's Lucy Stephens and Fakaola Latu.

Roncalli A gave them a scare but Harlequins showed their championship qualities.

Matt's round with the original big gun

Lincoln University golf scholars Matt McLean, left, and Matthew Morris got to play a round with golfing legend Sir Bob Charles on Friday at Clearwater.

Timaru golfer Matt McLean can lay claim to playing Sir Bob Charles and being on par with the British Open winner.

Paddon: Portugal WRC return 'levels playing field'

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard, left, are aiming for a top five finish in Rally Portugal.

WRC's return to north of Portugal after 14-year absence gives Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon a shot at the podium.

Classy TBHS beats Christchurch

Timaru Boys' High School's Tom Johnstone (in white) is under pressure Christchurch Boys' High School's Sam Kerry (left), Sam Flavell and AJ Tyler in their annual First XI clash.
Reporter: Stu Piddington

A slick double by Sam Early saw TBHS beat their Christchurch counterparts 4-2 in the annual First XI clash.

Young guns go on

Marc Ryan won the South Canterbury junior sports person twice before going on to dominate the top award.

South Canterbury's young award winners have gone on to world stage.

Girls' High flick aside Craighead

Sophie Wills of Timaru Girls' High School fights for the ball with Craighead's Roseanna Porter in their match-up at Aorangi.

Timaru Girls' High School's 1st XI hockey team have given Craighead a hockey lesson.

Waimate fight back to draw

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Competition leaders Celtic and Waimate played out a 15-15 draw in a game of two halves.

Archbold's team takes stage victory

Shane Archbold in his team colours ahead of the Criterium International in Corsica.

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold helped his Bora Argon team briefly regain the yellow jersey.

Boys' High stun Meadowbank

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Timaru Boys' High School have pulled off the upset of the South Canterbury Football League season so far.

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