Articles Categorized: Sport

Perfect pool play by youth team

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NEW Zealand has made the perfect start to the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana this week. The defending champions, which includes Whakatane’s Monica Falkner,…

Thrower hammers new milestone

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THE Edgecumbe College Athletics Academy has its first Oceania champion. Caleb Moore won the under-18 hammer throw title at the Oceania Athletic Area Championships in…

Rangers just short in tight game

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PLAINS Rangers were knocked out of the Bay Sports Centre bowl competition on Saturday. They were beaten 2-1 by Rotorua United in spite of a…

Rugby play-off race tight

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EASTERN Bay teams surged toward Baywide rugby play-off spots on Saturday. Paroa kept their unbeaten run in the premier two division intact, beating Opotiki 24-15…

Tradition evolves at Tai Mitchell

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YOUNG players showcased their talent at one of Bay of Plenty rugby’s most beloved events last week. Competing for the Tai Mitchell Shield, under-13 teams…

Special feature: Little Legends

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BEN Smith, Maria Tutaia, Shaun Johnson, Winston Reid and Stacey Michelsen all started on a field just like the one down the road. More than…

Swim club scoops Bay awards

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SEVERAL Whakatane swimmers, officials and volunteers won awards at the Bay of Plenty Swimming Awards last week. Whakatane’s Tarquin Magner, who swims for the Otumoetai…

Stage set for bodybuilders

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THE NABBA Bay of Plenty Bodybuilding Championships will be held in Whakatane this Saturday. It is one of 12 regional events run by the National…