Sport

South Canterbury quintet court success

Five young, talented South Canterbury basketballers are set to get a big opportunity after being selected in New Zealand Koru teams.

Another golden year for South Canterbury athletes

Stu Piddington takes a look back on the highlights and those on the rise.

Mid Canterbury overcame nerves for a good 2014

Mid Canterbury timed their Meads Cup run to perfection but it was not without some nervous moments.

Vote of confidence in Fish and Game

Central South Island Fish and Game councillors and staff received strong commendation from the public at their annual meeting.

Shot putter Tom Walsh to compete in Lovelock event

Glasgow silver medallist Tom Walsh will be the headline act at the Lovelock Memorial meeting on January 3.

Timaru boys to be tested on Australian tour

Timaru Boys' High School's First XI will face some tough competition when they head to Australia in the new year.

South Canterbury coach leads calls to build women's sevens

Stand-in South Canterbury women's sevens coach Ken Wills would like to see the union get behind a club sevens or similar competition.

Warriors turn into Titans in Otago premier grade

Rugby league set to make another appearance on South Canterbury sports scene, with a new team, fresh approach and change in direction.

Fourth dan for Timaru's Morris after 25 years

Timaru's Eileen Morris was graded for her first black belt 19 years ago and has just completed her fourth dan.

Timaru umpire happy with first big outing

Timaru hockey umpire Ben Grant is happy after his first major international appointment.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon to return to World Rally

Hayden Paddon is set to return to the World Rally Championship with an expanded programme in 2015.

South Canterbury juniors take out tennis titles

Two Tennis South Canterbury juniors Dougal Gibson and George McAleer have netted back-to-back singles titles.

South Canty sevens side qualify for nationals

The South Canterbury sevens side have qualified for the national tournament on the back of two superb wins over Southland.

Roncalli/Celtic's best weekend of T20 season

Roncalli/Celtic moved into second place in the Twenty20 competition with a win over Temuka and on Saturday became the first team to dismiss Celtic this season.

Referee development officer seeks more recruits

Rugby refs could be in short supply in South Canterbury next season unless a recruitment drive has success.

Sam Robins dropped in loan player rule breach

South Canterbury women's sevens team has to drop a key player after falling foul of the eligibility rules.

Isbister one of four up for three places on board

South Canterbury Rugby Union chairman Brent Isbister will have to fight for his place on the board.

Changing of the guard with Southland sevens

Rookie Southland sevens coach Damien Pine says it is a changing of the guard.

Cross-over sportswomen bolster South Canterbury

Professional cricketer Hannah Linton is set to make her South Canterbury rugby sevens debut tomorrow.

Unbeaten South Canterbury pair the highlight

The South Canterbury men's bowls team had a less than memorable day at the annual quadrangular tournament in Temuka.

Lauren Bruce in outstanding form at NZ Champs

Craighead student one of stars of NZ Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in Whanganui.

Southland obvious target for South Canty sevens

South Canterbury have Southland in sights as they look to qualify for NZ Sevens tournament at Mt Maunganui.

Sky loses out again

OPINION: My, oh my, how the way we watch our sport has changed over the years.

Talented Waitaki player chosen for NZ side

Oamaru man Peter Wylie has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Disabled World Bowls in Wellington.

Bolderston can't stop Aorangi South Canty's slide

Gleniti's Ginny Bolderston was the shining light for Aorangi South Canterbury, notching two wins at women's NZ Interprovincial at Lochiel.

Matthews to coach South Canterbury Heartland team

Barry Matthews has been confirmed as the new South Canterbury Heartland rugby head coach.

South Canterbury women struggle in quad bowls

South Canterbury struggled in the annual quadrangular bowls tournament at the Westend Bowling Club last weekend.

Abernethys claim series

Jay Abernethy added another milestone for the season with his win in the series for brother reinsmen at Oamaru on Saturday.

Sam Porter dominates match in Waimate win

Sam Porter's 77 runs and four wickets, including a hat-trick, dominated Waimate's win against Roncalli/Celtic.

Waimate score dramatic Shield win

Waimate took out the women's lawn bowls Moore Shield in dramatic style.

Aorangi finish tourney on high

Aorangi finished its New Zealand Interprovincial tournament on a high with a 5-0 thrashing of Taranaki.

Motorcycling great Hugh Anderson happy being there

Four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion Hugh Anderson still has plenty of revs despite being 78.

Whitebait catches good in patches

Most Canterbury rivers are seeing anglers catching good sea-run trout at the river mouths.

Pyke comes up trumps at Burt Munro Challenge

After racing motorbikes for 16 years, a Timaru man has found it doesn't just rain but it pours.

Aorangi finally on board at national interprovincials

Aorangi men's golf team finally find their feet at national Interprovincial in Hamilton, but have a tree to thank for half with Canterbury.

Race is on to qualify for the Rio Paralympics

Laura Fairweather and Emma Foy will wear rainbow jerseys as NZ para-cycling team chases qualification points for Rio Paralympics this weekend.

Two teams racing to sign rally driver Hayden Paddon

The future of WRC driver Hayden Paddon looks bright with two teams chasing his signature for 2015.

Timaru athletes in good form for Wanganui meet

South Canterbury athletes should be among titles and medals at NZ Secondary School's Track and Field Championships in Wanganui.

Young Isabella holds on to claim Thin Trophy

Young Ashburton rider Isabella Smith took the line honours in Timaru Cycling Club's 55km handicap race for the Bert Thin Trophy.

McKinnon a rugby club life member

Fairlie man Colin McKinnon has been made a life member of the Mackenzie Rugby Football Club.

Haggart to lead search for new Heartland coach

Former Otago first-five will lead the panel in charge of finding South Canterbury's next Heartland coach.

Lane's star on rise with Junior Black Sticks nod

Talented Temuka sportsman now a double international having also played tennis for New Zealand.

Old heads shine in senior T20 cricket matches

The veterans starred in the latest double-header round of senior T20 matches played over the weekend.

New Darling of tennis

Waihi School's Harrison Darling is the South Island primary school tennis champion.

Cook is Aorangi's renaissance man

Travis Cook is the big talking point in the Aorangi men's golf team heading to the New Zealand Interprovincial.

Applications in for South Canterbury coaching job

Five coaches have applied to take charge the South Canterbury Heartland side.

Litterers may find canals off limits

OPINION: HEAD: Litterers may find canals off limits

Sth Canty Rugby rings the changes

Union will have its biggest change of faces around the board table in a long time at its annual meeting

Begg wins international speedskating event

Timaru speedskater Nicole Begg took out the Wuyishan International Marathon in China from a strong field.

Rain only winner in Senior T20 cricket matches

Teams batting second won easily with smaller run chases due to the wet weather in South Canterbury senior cricket on Saturday.
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