Local Sport

Praise for coaching ‘legend’

There was one person mentioned repeatedly after Te Awamutu Intermediate came third at the Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools hockey tournament this month – coach Sally Davies. “Sally lives and breathes hockey and her energy,…

Te Awamutu hang on for draw

Honours were shared in the Battle of Waipā between Cambridge and Te Awamutu in the Waikato division one women’s senior reserve match at John Kerkhof Park in Cambridge on Sunday. But the joy on the…

McGovern’s life of racing

Tony McGovern was 16 when he first became involved in racing, but the King Country-born industry stalwart was born into it. His family have long ties with the racing industry – uncle Rory was a…

Hockey players tickled pink

Two Waipā schools achieved top-three finishes at the 2024 Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools tournament in Hamilton this week. The annual tournament, held at Gallagher Hockey Centre on May 28, attracted eight mixed teams this…

Targa rally returns

This year’s Targa rally may have a base in Ōtorohanga township as part of the rally organiser’s  plan to regionalise the event. Ultimate Rally Group managing director Peter Martin said at last week’s Otorohanga District…

Home team win bowls

Kihikihi won the triples tournament held at home last week. Twenty eight teams contested the Edward’s and Hardy-sponsored event held in perfect winter conditions – fine and sunny with only a light breeze. The first…

Petch at the games double

Te Awamutu’s Rebecca Petch will become a double Olympian at the Paris games starting in late July. Petch, 25, represented New Zealand in BMX at the Tokyo Olympics, where she finished 12th. She announced her…

Game on for Maestro Mark

Te Awamutu darts player Mark Cleaver has won a spot competing with the biggest names in darts. Cleaver, known as the maestro (because of his guitar playing) confirmed his place in the Hamilton event at…

Visitor’s claim win

Kihikihi Bowling Club started its “Winter Programme” last week with a very successful Presidents’ Birthday tournament. President Dave Barnett sponsored the event and playing conditions were perfect with a full field of entries and $1000…

It’s driving them mad…

To the uninitiated, they are rocks compared to normal golf balls. We are talking about range balls – thousands of them are placed on tees on driving ranges around the country every day by club…

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