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Celtic recruit well for shot at seven straight

Can anyone stop Celtic? That's the big question as the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition kicks off.

Craighead u16 double shape as medal hopes

The Craighead under-16 double look to have the best chance of grabbing a title at the Maadi Cup regatta.

Roncalli College rowers on track for Maadi Cup semifinals berths

More success on Lake Karapiro for Timaru secondary school rowers as Maadi Cup builds towards business end.

Unsung heroes recognised at South Canterbury Cricket awards function

Efforts of unsung heroes of South Canterbury Cricket recognised at association's annual prizegiving.

Age clearly not an issue for Temuka golfer Gordon Howey

Two weeks ago 90-year-old Gordon Howey hit a better 18-hole score than his age for the 10th time.

Timaru crews in titles hunt at Maadi Cup

Timaru schools booked quarter and semifinals spots at the Maadi Cup regatta on Lake Karapiro.

No stopping hockey hero Rae de Joux

Rae de Joux has been playing competitive hockey for more than 50 years, but try telling her to stop.

Promising start for Timaru contingent

The Maadi Cup regatta is under way at Lake Karapiro with Timaru schools featuring strongly in the early heats.

Laura Dorgan makes cut at national schools' trial

Roncalli's Laura Dorgan is shooting for a spot in the New Zealand secondary schools netball team.

World Cup history beckons for Black Caps in semifinal

It has all come to this - the biggest match of the Black Caps' lives.

Strokes of luck: Four holes-in-one in three weeks

Ball clips ball to drop as an ace in an extraordinary run of four aces in just three weeks on a Timaru course.

Victory has special significance for Darby

Temuka's Keanu Darby will remember the shot that shut the Australians up for some time, even if he didn't play it.

Trap medal just out of Natalie Rooney's reach

Timaru's Natalie Rooney just missed a medal in the trap at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Hyde: Sky hasn't fallen as English Premier League becomes gloomy viewing

OPINION: In hindsight, Sky Sport might be pleased they lost the rights to screen the English Premier League.

Tough test first up for new South Canterbury rugby coaches

South Canterbury's new rugby coaches to face acid test first up in Heartland Championships.

Ray Cox bags ace as Gleniti yields third hole-in-one in three weeks

The Gleniti golf course appears easier to play after giving up its third hole-in-one in three weeks.

Geraldine claim 10th South Canterbury women's silver pennant title

Geraldine Golf Club takes out Aorangi South Canterbury women's silver pennant by beating Temuka.

Moving Relay for Life discussed

Relocating Timaru's annual Relay for Life for increased safety and warmth could be tricky, spokeswoman says.

Timaru crews chase Maadi Cup glory

Four school crews head to Lake Karapiro

Four Timaru schools are heading to Lake Karapiro chasing Maadi Cup glory.

Hayden Paddon happy to be back in NZ after rigours of World Rally

After Swedish snow and Mexican gravel, Geraldine's Hayden Paddon is happy to be back on home soil.

Andrews leads Aoraki records blitz

Four records tumbled as South Canterbury's finest school athletes shone at the Aoraki secondary schools athletics.

Vintage year for Waimate club

Waimate Bowling Club has been hard to beat this season in team events.

Awards open for late nominations

Temuka is set to celebrate their talented athletes with the annual Sportsperson of the Year awards.

Editorial: 'Minnows' deserve Cricket World Cup spots

Today is Ireland's day, but for their national cricket team a St Patrick's Day Guinness will never have tasted as bitter.

South Canterbury speedskaters dominate

Speedskating

South Canterbury speed skaters won six of the 10 grades in the "Top of the South" tour held in Nelson and Blenheim.

Junior softballers running out of room

Junior softball in South Canterbury has run out of space for all the kids to play at School Park.

Sandilands bags Canterbury hurdles record

Pleasant Point athlete James Sandilands has broken a Canterbury hurdles record in Sydney.

Table-topping girl cricketers prove a Point

The eight girls in Pleasant Point's Maroons cricket team have put the boys in their place.

Garchow's misfortune has positive spinoff

Timaru archer gets a pins-and-needles sensation in his fingers while competing, but is not about to let that stop him.

Benton's superb knock in TBHS's victory

Second XI cricketer Cameron Benton was the star of the annual Timaru Boys' High School summer exchange with Waitaki.

Timaru teenagers take out trap titles

Timaru teenagers Brittany Pilcher and Lauryn Howard excelled early at the New Zealand "Down The Line" Championships in Christchurch.

Timaru golfer scores fourth hole-in-one

Gleniti golfer Paul Goddard is unsure if his lucky number should be one or two after scoring his fourth hole-in-one.

Always help at hand

Lugging heavy sports equipment around isn't a problem for Temuka's new Kiwi Sport co-ordinator Tara Quinn.

Misfortune follows Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon in Rally Mexico

Luck deserted Hayden Paddon but he has survived a rocky Rally Mexico to finish 17th overall.

Two titles for Craighead at rowing championships

Timaru schools were among title winners and medals at the South Island Secondary Schools' Rowing Championships.

Celtic ride their luck and talent to another title

Celtic's scarcely believable dominance of South Canterbury cricket continues as they demolish Temuka.

Hayden Paddon struggles at Rally of Mexico

On a weekend where nothing has gone right for Hayden Paddon, the Rally of Mexico has been a "learning experience".

Plenty of excitement from pruned racing card

There is still a chance the Toyota Racing Series and the V8 Super Tourers could return to Levels next year.

Christchurch Metro survive South Canterbury bluff

South Canterbury gave Christchurch Metro a scare but an 80-run partnership got the visitors home at the end-of-season fixture.

Tom Walsh wins New Zealand national shot put title

Cantabrian sees off rival Jacko Gill at national champs with a a season-best 20.73m throw.

Haydon Paddon crashes in Rally of Mexico

Kiwi driver could only sit and watch as he slid into a rock on a slippery slope in El Chocolate.

South Canterbury's Jonathan Lord walks to gold medal at national champs

Jonathan Lord highlightes successful first day for South Canterbury athletes at NZ Track and Field Champs.

Time to reverse this two-ball business

OPINION: Remember reverse swing? Mystical movement that the world's leading physicists couldn't explain properly.

Aussie skaters bank on benefits of Timaru track

Australians are using Timaru's speed skating circuit in an attempt to get an edge on their Kiwi rivals.

Nelson gets chance to chase Olympic dream

Jonathan Nelson is chasing his Paralympics dream and has been given a boost by inclusion in the NZ academy programme.

TBHS cop tennis hiding

Timaru Boys' High School's chances of winning the South Island school tennis champs on their home court have taken a dive.

Top umpire joins South Canterbury ranks

If the senior one-day final gets close tomorrow, there will be one man on the field who will keep calmer than most.

Temuka vets keen to turn clock back

Temuka sense a chance to upset Celtic's cart full of trophies on what is expected to be a flat Aorangi Oval pitch.

Track action at Levels offers another chance to beat up on the Aussies

Last weekend it was on the cricket pitch, this weekend trans-Tasman rivalry will reignite on the track at Levels.

Tom Walsh favourite for NZ champs, but others have shot at medals

South Canterbury's top athletes will not just be making up the numbers at the NZ Track and Field Champs.
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