Sport

Lunn recognised by hockey

Pip Lunn shoots for goal in a match between Tasman women and their Canterbury counterparts.

 Another top year on the region's hockey turfs has seen Pip Lunn gain her sport's nomination for the 2017 Marlborough Sports Awards, to be staged at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Monday, November 20.

Tasman upset Taranaki

Tasman winger James Lowe shows plenty of commitment on defence against Taranaki's Declan O'Donnell.

A 25-point haul from Mitch Hunt secures Tasman a place in next week's Mitre 10 Cup final.

Mighty Makos reign in the Naki video

Taranaki captain Charlie Ngatai is targeted by Tasman's Mitchell Hunt after scoring.

The Makos win a one-point thriller to set up an all-South Island final in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership.

Goodman leading player development

Tasman Makos assistant coach Andrew Goodman has been instrumental in the team's development this season.

Andrew Goodman positive about young players' development.

Picton's boxing brothers

Boxing brothers Soldier Huntley, 12, left, and Stallion Huntley, 11, are off to Christchurch to compete in the South ...

It started as a part-time hobby, but Stallion and Soldier Huntley are now bound for the South Island Novice Boxing Champs.

Tavich vs Herbert

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich speaks to his players during a training session at Jubilee Park.

Davor Tavich is relishing a chance to go toe to toe with former All Whites gaffer Ricki Herbert.

Schmulian added to batting stocks

Brad Schmulian, here batting for Hawke's Bay at the Chapple Cup last weekend, will debut for Central Districts on Monday.

There could be a new Stag when Central Districts start their season against Northern Districts on Monday.

Tasman have high hopes

Tasman's Mitch Hunt prepares to kick ahead during the 2016 NPC semifinal against Taranaki.

They may be up against the form team of the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup, but the Tasman Makos won't be daunted by the challenge they face in Taranaki on Saturday evening.

Pressure on cricket hopefuls

Benjamin Ivory-McCullum will step up to senior cricket ranks for Wairau Valley on Saturday.

Marlborough's senior club cricketers will be keeping a close eye on the weather as they prepare to to begin a new season.

Tasman heading to Balmacewen

Thirteen-year-old Nelson player Lizzie Neale fills the No 3 spot for Tasman.

Eight-player Tasman women's team preparing for Balmacewen. 

Rugby

Ioane quits Crusaders

Digby Ioane scores his sole try for the Crusaders against the Western Force.

After three games and one try, ex-Australian international Digby Ioane is quitting the Crusaders.

Ainley looking forward to semifinal

Tasman lock and skipper Alex Ainley, shown here against Wellington, is feeling confident ahead of Saturday's semifinal.

Positive vibes for Tasman skipper Ainley ahead of Saturday's semifinal against Taranaki.

OPINION: Makos can recover from Pukekohe setback

Counties Manukau fullback Tim Nanai-Williams enjoyed himself at Tasman's expense on Saturday night.

And it all started so well.

Counties hammer Tasman

Tasman prop Tyrel Lomax takes the ball into contact as Counties winger Albert Nikoro makes the tackle.

Tasman a distant second to Counties Manukau in poor playoff dress rehearsal. 

Tasman women score first win

Midfielder Staci Kohe attempts to power through the defence during Tasman's Farah Palmer cup win over Hawke's Bay.

Tasman beat Hawke's Bay for first Farah Palmer Cup win. 

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