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Peak performance 

Charlie Trollope was man of the tournament for Cambridge Middle School last week. His futsal team beat Tokoroa Intermediate 9-0, Rototuna Junior High School 4-0, Maeroa Intermediate 5-0 and Peachgrove Intermediate 10-0 in pool play,…

O’Dwyer chases American dream

American universities are lining up to offer top rowers athletic scholarships. “They chase all of the rowers – they send recruiters over to meet you,”  year 13 Cambridge High School student Tegan O’Dwyer said. O’Dwyer…

Georgie’s Magic week

Cambridge netball star Georgie Edgecombe celebrated two milestones last week, playing her 50th game for Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday   before marking the team’s 25th birthday on Sunday. “It’s definitely a dream come…

Van built for speed

Van Hazelden is hoping to win gold at the New Zealand Mini Motocross Nationals later this year and, based on his recent trophy haul, he’s in with a good chance. The Cambridge Middle School student…

Reds march on

Cambridge Reds maintained their unbeaten run in the Northern Region Football League Southern Conference with a thumping 5-1 victory over Taupō at John Kerkohf Park on Saturday. But tardy supporters need to ensure they get…

Olympic crew brings K4 back

Max Brown fought back tears as he spoke to more than 40 people at the official naming of the New Zealand men’s canoe sprint team for the Paris Olympic Games in Cambridge today. “There’s a…

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…

What a-Paul-ing good luck

Number 13 may be unlucky in terms of mythology but for two Cambridge Golf Club members, hole 13 holds special memories. Paul Matthews and Paul Bartlett have both scored holes in one on the par…

Olympians feel the love

Cambridge sprint cyclist Ellesse Andrews is grateful to the local community as she gears up for the Paris Olympic Games, which kick off on July 26. “Thank you, everyone, for all of your support,” she…

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