Sports

Archers eye Olympic spots

STANDING on the shooting line with a group of New Zealand sports stars rallying behind made all the difference for Adam Kaluzny when he made an Olympic qualifying shot. It had been 15 years since...

First Rakiura trail run challenge full

STEWART Island/Rakiura will host its first trail run challenge in October. Still months away, the competition is already fully subscribed. A 37.7km race, The Rakiura Challenge, will be held in the Rakiura National Park on October...

Mahon claims world champion lifting title

INVERCARGILL can lay claim to having a world champion powerlifter in its midst. Andy Mahon is the reigning world champion in the Master One (M1) under 105kg division following the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in...

Distance runner takes on world games

SOUTHLAND distance runner Hannah Miller is once again competing on the world stage, representing New Zealand at the 30th World University Games (2019 Summer Universiade) in Naples, Italy this week. The former Southland Girls' High...

Marsh selected as coach for Brazil

FORMER All White Chris Marsh, of Invercargill is once again representing his country on the football world stage. He has been selected as the goalkeeping coach for the New Zealand Under-17 men's football team which...

Kiwi player digs deep to take Southern squash title

AFTER five years of travelling south for a shot at the Professional Squash Association Open title, composure, determination and sheer skill brought it home for New Zealander Evan Williams. Evans, the fourth-seeded Kiwi, faced top...

Sports awards finalists named

FINALISTS from a wide range of sporting codes have been recognised ahead of the 2018/2019 ILT Southland Sports Awards next month. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Ascot Park Hotel...

Girls football popular in the south

GIRLS are stepping up to kick for goal. The growing popularity of girls football in Southland was evident at ILT Stadium Southland last week with nearly 100 girls from five Southland schools turning up to...

Cycling teams on track for Challenge

TRAINING is under way for those entered in the 2019 Architecture Unlimited Track Challenge set for June 30. Previously called the Corporate Pursuit, the event held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill will...

Southern Steel has ‘plenty to be proud of’

WHILE a "gutting" loss is fresh in the mind of the Southern Steel, the team is not letting that define a stellar season. The hometown hopes were knocked out of the ANZ Premiership elimination final...
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