Articles Categorized: Sport

Players hit the small screen

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EASTERN Bay rugby clubs had the opportunity to be part of a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union promotion last week. Pictured are Whakatane Marist players…

Sport in brief – Title for Blackwood

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FORMER Whakatane athlete Ariana Blackwood won the open women’s heptathlon title at the New Zealand Combined Events Athletics Championships in Dunedin last month. Twenty-three-year-old Blackwood…

Rees riders claim one title, for now

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THE New Zealand Superbike Cham-pionships did not finish in ideal circumstances for Whakatane’s Tony Rees. Rees went into the weekend’s final round at Hampton Downs…

Athletes step up for nationals

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WHAKATANE Surf Lifesaving Club’s young members shone on the national stage at the weekend. The three-day Under-14 New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships were held at…

Ripping good time for youngsters

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THE first Whakatane rippa rugby module kicked off last week as 150 children tore up Rugby Park. Eastern Bay rugby manager Mark Seymour said the…

Horse riders step up for champs

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WHAKATANE District Pony Club showjumpers showed good form at the North Island Championships in Cambridge last month. It was the 32nd year the event was…

Late netball great remembered

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WHAKATANE netball coach Mary Jane Araroa says former Silver Fern Tania Dalton, who died two days ago, had a great goose step. Dalton was admitted…

Juniors shine for surf champs

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THE Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club held its junior club championships at Ohope on Sunday. On a typically-cracking Eastern Bay day, the young athletes competed for…

Pair claim title

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WHAKATANE golfers Henry Spring and Ryan Maxwell won the New Zealand Foursomes Championships at Mount Maunganui last month. Spring and Maxwell beat New Zealand squad…

Players double up for titles

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THE Whakatane Tennis Club held its annual doubles championships on Sunday. Teams battled across men’s and women’s divisions with some tight battles for the titles.…