College sport

Students battle on tough circuit

The Woollaston Estates circuit set the scene for a competitive Tasman secondary schools road cycling championships last week.

Teen keeper has the golden touch

Jane Forrest-Waghorn

Cameron Thomas has risen from the third-division ranks to keep goal for the region's premier senior football team, all at the age of 16.

Students to stand on shoulders of Giants

Nine Nelson students have taken a big step towards becoming basketball Giants.

Usual suspects start on top in schools series

The first inter-schools cross country race of the season was held at Saxton Field on Saturday with 338 competitors taking part.

Ill health no bar to skating triumph

Mitsuko Nam's involvement in sport has always been restricted. But a congenital heart defect has not stopped her love for figure skating.

Motueka back in fray

The Motueka High School girls are back out in the middle and hoping to backup a breakthrough year.

McKillop House is on the ball

McKillop House has won the second-annual G-Ball tournament at Garin Collge, on Monday.

Riders mount up for school champs

 Braden Lawton


On a frosty prewinter morning half-a-hundred horse floats rolled across the Rabbit Island Bridge headed for Rough Island Equestrian Park.

Penalties decider in the wet

 Braden Lawton

Waimea College and Marlborough Boys' College are both likely to look back on yesterday's Press Cup rugby clash with equal degrees of frustration and satisfaction.

Same school but on opposing sides

Garin College team-mates Makaila Powick and Poppy Restieaux will find themselves on opposing sides when Nelson Netball's premier grade gets underway next week.

Nayland want to nail it this year

Football at Nayland College has undergone a changing of the guard with two new coaches leading the team in 2014.

Tasman boys get tips from the top

Miriam Hansen and Hamish Fletcher

While only two of the six selected Nelson players were able to attend performance camp, Ryan Charles believes it shows Tasman Rugby League is developing nicely.

Kelly takes out individual gold

A methodical buildup and a penchant for stunning finishing moves have earned Louise Kelly a gold medal at the Oceania Judo Union Championships.

Stove earns national selection

Devon Stove continues to make the grade, the Nelson College student picked for another age-group New Zealand inline hockey team.

Nelson First XVs prepare for Press Cup battle


A new format, new coaches and fresh thinking have the Nelson College and Waimea College First XVs eager to get into their work as the Press Cup gets under way this weekend.

Four crews for world junior champs

Waimea College's Sean Ducray and Nelson College's Olly Stephens have been named in the New Zealand team to attend the 2014 junior world rowing championships in Hamburg, Germany.

Shaw sets sights on world champs


Race walking is a sport that is easily recognisable for all the wrong reasons, according to one of Nelson's top college athletes.

No rest for jubilant swim team

The Tasman Swim Club Committee are "thrilled" with the performance of their five swimmers, who achieved personal best times as well as breaking regional and national records at the Australian age group champs.

Director's decision to give up role 'very hard'

Amy McIlroy

Participation growth and the regional sports awards are all part of the legacy Shanine Hermsen will leave Tasman sport, but it is the people she will miss the most.

Escape from earthquakes agrees with Ben

The Alloway family left Christchurch two years ago, choosing a Nelson lifestyle over earthquakes and long commutes.

Schools slog it out in mud

Adam Brown

It was a muddy good time for secondary students competing in the Tasman secondary schools mountainbike championships on the Codgers Trails in Nelson's Brook Valley.

Nelson, Waimea the best

There may be more national titles in store after the Nelson volleyball production line churned out two championship winning teams.

Golden Bay High off to nationals

Home advantage has helped Golden Bay High School qualify for the first national finals in the traditional Maori ball sport of ki-o-rahi.

Motueka athletes dominate

The Nelson region schools had a real impact on the South Island secondary schools athletics championships in Timaru, returning with 41 medals,

Area tourney offers a pathway

The Tapawera Area School's girls' team achieved at a high level during the Top of the South area schools tournament.

Waimea girls best in country

Val Smith, Jo Edwards and Shannon McIlroy

College teams have continued the proud Nelson tradition of excellence in adventure racing, with four out of five teams grabbing a podium finish to go with a national title.

Catcher Caleb going places

Caleb Delany has his eye on the ball. With his catcher's mitt he plans to take every opportunity that comes his way in softball.

Up against the best

geena cross

Spanish football is synonymous with the world's best. So, when Nelson's Geena Gross rates her Fifa World Cup game against Spain, you know it was a quality performance.

Christchurch wins team sailing

In difficult conditions, Christchurch Boys High School took the overall title at the Top of the South Secondary Schools Regional Team Sailing Regatta in Nelson last weekend.

Five to make a splash in Sydney

Five Tasman Swim Club swimmers have qualified for the Australian Age Championships, being held in Sydney this month.

Nelson College take title

The Nelson College First XI have ended their season on a winning note after claiming the Nelson second grade cricket title on Saturday.

Ducray, Johnston stun favourites for NZ title

Sean Ducray, left, and fellow Waimea College rower Sam Johnston

Waimea College rowers Sean Ducray and Sam Johnston have won a national Maadi Cup title and with it a chance to make the New Zealand squad.

Waimea - Gold

waimea college volleyball team

Waimea College Gold girls are the champions of the 2014 secondary school volleyball nationals.

Nelson College lose, but Waimea girls undefeated

The Waimea College Gold girls team remains unbeaten.

Academy sparks leap in success

Motueka High School's athletics academy has propelled the school to the top of the heap in track and field.

A passion for snowboarding

Tom Somerville

On the surface, travelling the world to chase the snowboard season seems glamorous. But as Richmond's JJ Rayward shows, it is all about hard work.

Eve has an eye on bigger things

Eve Clarke, of Waimea College, will once again be representing Nelson at golf's Junior Tiger national finals, with a trip to the United States also on offer.

Waimea storm to top 16 playoffs

Top-ranked Tasman girls team Waimea College Gold have swept all before them in early action at the national school volleyball championships.

Nelson College takes top scalp

Tom Somerville

The Nelson College First XI are celebrating a special moment in the school's cricket history following yesterday's clinical seven-wicket win over Palmerston North Boys

Goodness Gracie she's back to her best

 Moss Burmester

Serious injury in sport is one of the most devastating blows for a young athlete but, having come through it, Gracie Roberts believes it builds character.

Waimea defends team title with two wins

Strong winds at Fairhall Golf Course in Marlborough couldn't stop Waimea College defending their Tasman secondary school team golf title.

Double success for regional teams

Tasman will send a strong contingent of five schools to the secondary schools national volleyball finals, with Waimea College girls confident of a good placing.

Records tumble at sodden championships

The weather tried to prevent records at yesterday's Tasman secondary schools athletics championships but failed miserably.

Nelson College duo take pairs title

The Tasman secondary schools bowls championships concluded with Ben Tunnicliff and Ken Tyree taking out the boys' pairs title.

Four records crash at sports day

Four records were broken on a warm autumn day when Tapawera Area School held their athletics championships.

Nelson star upbeat on NZ's prospects

Nelson College for Girls football star Geena Gross is confident that her New Zealand under-17 side will hold their own against the world's best.

Bright future for medallist

Shaane Fulton

Pressure, tears and a nervous wait were all rewarded with a gold medal as Waimea College's Shaane Fulton excelled at cycling's age group track nationals.

Boyce, McIntosh give MBC edge

Harrison Boyce and Fraser McIntosh played key roles as the Marlborough Boys' College first XI had a convincing first innings win over Nelson College.

Move to bolster schools tennis


The Nelson Bays Tennis Association's regional co-ordinator Ali McQuillan is backing a drive to increase participation in the sport at secondary schools level.

Touch tournament

All of the region's colleges are expected to be represented at Sunday's Tasman secondary schools touch regional qualification tournament at Tahunanui.
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