Local Sport

Schools return to battle 

The battle of the Waipā high schools saw Te Awamutu College, St Peter’s and Cambridge High back competing on the sporting fields for the first time in four years last week. It was Cambridge that…

Mud and glory

Appalling weather conditions meant the much anticipated “sea of red and white” at Hautapu’s Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday was more a small wave – but those who did participate, made a notable difference….

Teen’s Olympic dream 

It’s a jungle out there in the competitive swimming world, but Cambridge’s own ‘Tarzan’ is up for the challenge. At just 14, Cambridge High School year 9 student Corné Diener is nearly two metres and…

Cambridge High signs Herbert 

Former All Whites coach Ricki Herbert is teaming up with Cambridge High as the school sees a boom in the sport’s popularity. The Ricki Herbert Football Academy has formed a partnership to help the school…

Champs again – St Peters takes title 

St Peters has retained the Waikato Secondary Schools Golf Team Championship title A dozen St Peter’s golfers competed in the annual intercollegiate teams championship at the Hamilton Golf Club. The team format involved four players…

Another title for Belfield 

Waipā 21-year-old Leah Belfield has collected her second United States sprint title in as many months. She added the NCAA Division 2 outdoor title to the indoor title she won in March, and in the…

Learning from the best   

Training with the Gallagher Chiefs on Friday afternoon was a dream come true for Cambridge Middle School student Riley McBeth. Riley started playing rugby when he was four and has never missed a Saturday game…

Wooing halls of fame

The Home of Cycling Trust has revealed plans for Cambridge’s Velodrome to be the venue for three sporting halls of fame. One, the Māori sports halls of fame already has the support of Māori king…

How hockey suited Nick

“You can’t be serious,” says Nick Goodwin as The News suggests the whole town needs to know about the lengths he went to for his hockey team on Friday night. Being a kind and generous…

Unity’s golden trip to Hokitika

Waipa para cyclist Unity Collins has become a national champion after winning gold at the Age Group Road Racing National Championships in Hokitika. The gutsy 27-year-old, who rides with the Morrinsville Wheelers Cycling Club, took…

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