Local Sport

Back in the slot 

Cambridge Raceway officials are expected to reveal this week plans to hold the country’s richest harness racing night following on from the success of the inaugural event in April. The News asked Raceway chief executive…

Fastest feet in the Waikato

Cambridge Middle School beat nine other schools to win the Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools (WIMS) cross country championships last week. CMS took 24 year 7 and 8 athletes to the annual championships, held at…

King a Games queen

Waipā-born athletes have excelled at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Cambridge squash queen Joelle King picked up two gold medals in Birmingham this week to take her career medal tally from four Commonwealth Games to…

St Peter’s wins

St Peters has sounded a warning that it will be a regional netball force by beating Avondale in the major final of the Auckland Combined Points Netball tournament where 95 teams competed in three grades….

We will welcome them

Street parades will be held in Waipā for the district’s Commonwealth Games athletes to recognise their achievements in Birmingham. The games still have another four days to go so there might be even more successes…

Hockey youngsters shine

Several Cambridge High School hockey players competed for Waikato during the school holidays – one playing for a New Zealand invitation team. Eden Wood scored a goal and was a stand-out performer for the New…

Our riders aiming for gold in Israel

Last week we reported fundraising had started to get six Cambridge area cyclists to Israel next month for the Junior World Track Championships. Today we look at the six athletes who have been selected. Jaxson…

‘Fame’ at last for Bezzant  

Softball international Gaye Bezzant is to become the 41st inductee into Cambridge’s Sports Walk of Fame. The announcement was made this week – at the same time six inductees were announced for Te Awamutu’s Walk…

What a ride by Leo …..

His mum was wondering.  His dad was wondering.  The whole school was wondering. Could Leo Piper do it? Could a 10-year-old boy who had never ridden longer than 2.5 hours pedal for six hours straight…

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