Celtic’s Tom Sutherland notched a top double on Wednesday. Photo: Shuttersport.

Tight at the front of T20 race

Renwick have moved to top of the Marlborough’s SBS Twenty20 competition standings after a double round was played last week. … 0 13
Weights sessions are a part of rower Phoebe Trolove’s training programme. Photo: Peter Jones.

Back home and ready to row

World champion rower Phoebe Trolove hopes a return to her home town will maintain the momentum she has built in … 0 33
Nikau Peipi stretches out during the 100m at the national schools champs. Photo: Supplied.

Halberg Trust offer support for talented teen

Marlborough athlete Nikau Peipi’s burgeoning sporting ambitions have received a welcome and timely boost. The 15-year-old Marlborough Boys’ College student … 0 25
Jamie Spowart scored the second try for the Mako Development XV in Houston. Photo: Shuttersport.

Mako prevail in USA

The Tasman Mako Development Team opened their two-match tour of the USA with a 29-19 win over the Houston Sabrecats … 0 20
Jorja Bacchus claimed medals at both the North Island and South Island Colgate Games. Photo: Supplied.

Bacchus bags medals in both islands

Marlborough athlete Jorja Bacchus bagged high jump medals at both the North and South Island Colgate Games. At the North … 0 23
Stars Tonight, 8, driven by John Dunn, gets up to win the Marlborough Cup prelude by a neck on Friday. Photo: Matt Brown.

Harness racing looking forward to next 100 years

The Marlborough Harness Racing Club are looking confidently to the future after seeing off their first 100 years in appropriate … 0 24
Tasman midfielder Corey Larsen, second from left, battles for the ball with a Southern United player during Saturday’s match at Lansdowne Park. Photo: Andrew Board.

Tasman United turn on the goals at Lansdowne

Tasman United’s recent resurgence continued in emphatic fashion in Blenheim on Saturday afternoon when they dismantled Southern United 5-0. There … 0 20
Clasina Maria takes out the 2019 Marlborough Cup at Waterlea, the 99th running of the province’s premier harness racing prize. Photo: Peter Jones.
History, Sport

Waterlea Raceway celebrates 100 years of harness action

By Peter Jones and Peter Craig A century of harness racing in Marlborough will be celebrated at Waterlea Racecourse on … 0 162
Megan Graham and George Varney, Marlborough’s running royalty. Photo: Peter Jones.

Withers run tests new year fitness

The 2020 King and Queen of the Withers were crowned in blazing sunshine at the foot of the Wither Hills … 0 96
When Tasman United take on Southern United at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, local goalkeeper Nick Stanton will have plenty of local support behind him. Yesterday he and midfielder Corey Vickers facilitated a Holiday Programme session for a large and enthusiastic group of young footballers at A and P Park. Photo: Peter Jones.

Tasman United coming to town

The region’s premier football team will make their one and only appearance in Marlborough this season on Saturday. Tasman United, … 0 80
The Marlborough primary school reps decided to contribute to a fundraising effort for cancer-sufferer Hollie Beattie, a cause recently highlighted by Black Caps opener Tom Blundell. They bought specially-designed bat grips, which they all used throughout the South Island tournament, then presented the leading opposition player with one following each game. Photo: Supplied. 

Primary cricketers do battle on coast

The Marlborough primary school cricket team may have finished out of the top placings at the South Island tournament in … 0 71
George Glover is welcomed onto the beach at Anakiwa on Wednesday afternoon after completing his 123km “Black Dog Swim”. Photo: Peter Jones.
Advocacy, Sport

Sounds swimmer finishes with a smile

Spontaneous applause echoed around Anakiwa as a wet-suited swimmer in a pink cap neared the jetty. Cheers rang out across … 0 344
Nick Weaver, from the Falcons, bowls to Stoke Nayland skipper Brendan Hodgson at Horton Park on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Marlborough club cricketers slip off pace

The under-12 girls, who completed an unbeaten season. Photo: Supplied.

Touch teams strike gold in Christchurch

Sam Boyce was Marlborough’s second inning s bowling hero. Photo: Shuttersport.

Marlborough cricketers dodge bullet in Buller

Sam and Simon Phillips won the 2019 Rapaura men's title. Photo: Peter Jones.
Laser sailor Jack Bennett from the host club. Photo: Supplied.

Sailing away in Picton

Pickleball players, from left, Val McMurtry, Carol Stanton, Lowri McNabb and Annie Percy. Photo: Peter Jones.

Pickleball gathering momentum

Brett Forgesson. Photo: Supplied.

Tennis honours former president

Anton Oliver has been named to lead the MBC First XV. Photo: Supplied.
Water polo is talented teen Abbey Moody’s preferred sport. Photo: Peter Jones.

‘Throwing things’ propels Abbey to the top  

William Macdonald had a strong tournament, both at bat and on the pitcher's mound, for Marlborough.  Photo: Shuttersport.

Softballers third at Jefferies Cup

Abbey Moody. Photo: Peter Jones.

College athletes shine at nationals

Jade Otway won the national under-18 doubles crown. Photo: Supplied.

Jade NZ champ again

Prabodha Arthavidu is clapped off by Horton Park by opponents and team-mates alike after scoring a superb unbeaten 133 against Stoke Nayland. Photo: Peter Jones.

Dolphins get one over defending TPL champs

Tennis finalists warm up with narrow wins

QCYC sailor Indio McNab in an open skiff. Photo: Supplied.

Picton’s the place for sailing action

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