Local Sport

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…

The mounting problem with glass

It’s Saturday afternoon in Vogel Street, the hosts are entertaining teams from Papamoa and Tokoroa, and there is a growing collection of black bags in a room behind the bar. Cambridge Football Club is a…

Volleyball girls dig deep

Cambridge High School’s girls’ volleyball team were all smiles after winning gold in division five at the national secondary schools championships in Palmerston North. Coach and assistant principal Marcel Kuijpers said participation in the annual…

Triple joy

A Cambridge team won the Kihikihi Bowling Club’s Te Awamutu Funeral Services Tournament last week. The event attracted 24 teams – and at the end of the day none managed to win all their games…

Bell shows tons of promise

Xavier Bell wrapped up his summer season in sensational form, scoring two double-centuries in two weeks. “One double-hundred is a significant achievement but two is virtually unheard of and would be the most significant achievement…

Rio done… now for Paris

Sleep was at the top of Devon Briggs’ agenda when he arrived home a fortnight ago. Fresh from his stunning performance at the Para Cycling Track World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, the world champion…

Waipā star Kango for it

Waikato interest in the biggest event of Cambridge Raceway’s calendar tomorrow has been boosted following a late withdrawal. Kango, trained at Cambridge Raceway by Arna Donnelly, is a  late starter in the feature race following…

Jasmine and Balu: champions

What a difference a year makes. Just ask Jasmine Gaualofa. At the Leamington Pony Club’s Easter gymkhana last year, she and Balu, a 14-year-old station bred gelding, were reserve champions. This week they were the…

Central wins in Kihikihi

A Cambridge Central combination won a successful tournament at Kihikihi last week. Skip Laurie Roycroft, with Ron Greenwood and Dennis Wilcock , secured first prize with four wins, 22 ends and 49 points. They headed…

Booze ban on champs’ night

Problems with people “pre-loading” before last year’s Grins Night of Champions at Cambridge Raceway has prompted officials to put a temporary liquor ban in place for next month’s event. The grassed paddock to the east…

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