Sophie Mackenzie, in Wairau colours, at the 2019 NZ rowing champs. Photo: Rowing NZ.

Sophie calls time on illustrious rowing career

A 14-year journey that propelled her to the top of the world has ended for Marlborough rower Sophie Mackenzie. The … 0 116
Harlequins player Tom Heagney finds a gap at Lansdowne Park on Saturday. Photo: Gavin Hadfield.

Junior rugby players get their chance

Marlborough’s rugby grounds were fully utilised on Saturday, as junior rugby returned after the lockdown delay. Under clear, blue skies … 0 26
Carl Connor-McClean, pictured at right against Nelson College earlier this season, scored the winning goal for Rangers AFC against Suburbs on Saturday. Photo: Shuttersport.

Table-toppers win again

Rangers AFC continued their unbeaten run in the Nelson division one football competition on Saturday, but their path to the … 0 22
Awatere players Aimee Jones, left, and Kim Andrews shut out MGC defender Taryn Breen at the circle edge.

Close encounters of the netball kind

Premier netball returned to Stadium 2000 on Tuesday with three entertaining matches, all decided by six goals or less. The … 0 26
Central midfielder Timoci Tavatavanawai slides in under the Moutere posts for his second try at Awarau Park on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Central, Waitohi claim wins

Central underlined their division one rugby pedigree at Awarua Park on Saturday afternoon, romping past home side Moutere 54-0. In … 0 52
Marlborough player Oscar Parkinson reaches high to attempt a forehand return during his doubles match with brother Felix against Joe Yank and Will Poff last weekend. Photo: Peter Jones.

Tennis juniors battle for titles

The Marlborough Tennis Association hosted the New World Blenheim Marlborough Junior Winter Open on July 11-12, one of the first … 0 68
Leo Langley, from the BV All Stars side, slams a ball into the net.

Rangers, Bullets notch important wins

Rangers AFC are back in the winning business, downing Nelson FC 3-1 at A and P Park on Saturday afternoon. … 0 44
MBC flanker Manase Taufa bursts down the sideline during Monday’s First XV clash on the MBC front field. In support is winger Charles Tupoutoa. Photo: Peter Jones.

Nelson College overcome Marlborough rivals

Nelson College came away with the spoils when they met traditional rivals Marlborough Boys’ College in a University of Canterbury … 0 58
Kane Elvy, left, and Kerry Webb battle for possession during the division two match between Rangers Development and Redwood Masters at Athletic Park on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Rangers AFC wrap up first round honours

Despite turning in what their coach described as their “worst half of football for the season”, Rangers AFC retained their … 0 154
SMOG defender Lina Pale rises high to attempt to block the shot of Tokomaru’s Haze Tepuia at Stadium 2000 on Tuesday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Netball duo remain unbeaten

Premier netball rivals Tokomaru and Harlequins stayed on track for a battle of the unbeaten teams with a couple of … 0 116
Central first five Liam Duncan breaks clear of the Renwick defence on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Blues brothers on song

Central came out on top in a division one rugby arm wrestle with Renwick at Lansdowne Park on Saturday. Although … 0 223
Marcelo Lopes, left, with sons Vitor, centre, and Lucas at their newly-rebranded Blenheim gym. Photo: Peter Jones.

Pandemic puts pressure on local martial arts instructor

The sign on Marcelo Lopes’ Blenheim gym wall says “Built Under Pressure”. The slogan refers to the diamond, symbol of … 0 117
Moutere halfback Tristian Taylor, pictured kicking against Renwick earlier this year, had a strong game against Waitohi on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Magpies find their wings

Awatere goal attack Aimee Jones prepares to put up a shot during her side’s match-up with SMOG. Photo: Peter Jones.

Quins underline title potential

BV Bullets player Kirsten Pease lines up a shot at goal during her side’s 4-1 win over FC Nelson on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

Rangers continue to show the way

Eloise van Velthooven waits at the net during an inter-collegiate beach volleyball match. Photo: Supplied.

Young volleyballer’s USA stay cut short

Tokomaru mid courter Kayla Wilson claims possession on Tuesday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Netball returns to stadium

Gus Marfell works out at home on his cycle trainer. Photo: Peter Jones.

Gus makes most of lockdown

Rangers Kiwis striker Hugo Escalle and Blenheim Valley Bayern keeper Josh Garrett converge on the ball during their 12th grade encounter at Oliver Park on Saturday morning. Photo: Peter Jones.

Rangers do enough, Bullets hit target

Central midfielder Nigel Satherley spies a hole in the Waitohi defence in Picton on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Blues back with a vengeance

Marlborough referee Tom Holohan discusses a point of law with Waitohi skipper Jimmy Giles during the Marlborough sub-union final at Lansdowne Park last season. Photo: Supplied.

Referee numbers positive as new season gets underway

Central Privateers player Gareth Shawcross shields the ball from Call Care Spartans defender John Rawcliffe during their division two match at A and P Park on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Rangers AFC make it two-from-two

Impressive MBC Falcons forward Viliami Napa’a bursts through the St Thomas side’s defence. Only a last-gasp ankle tap stopped the big No 8 scoring a second half try. Photo: Peter Jones.

MBC unable to hold out visitors

Renwick winger Josh Thomas dives in at the corner for the second of his three tries against Moutere on Saturday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Green Machine rolls to top of rugby table

Jo Ivory is relishing her time with the NZ Sailing Trust. Photo: Supplied.

Sailing away with the legends

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Sport put on hold

Hugh Robinson and Donna Clark won the mixed doubles title. Photo: Supplied. 

Residential tennis titles claimed

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