YOUTH SPORT

Teen equals Napier Golf Club record

Way to redeem yourself Hawke's Bay golfer Zack Swanwick! A day after shooting a two-over par 74 during pennant team trials on his Napier Golf Club's Waiohiki c...

Aquahawks clubmates capture respective Ocean Swim titles

Hawke's Bay swimmer Jayden Wilson's relaxed approach paid off when he won the open men's 2.5km title in today's Napier Port Ocean Swim. "I didn't expect to win...

Winning farewells for Bay swimmers

It's fair to suggest Covid-19 took its toll on the national swimming scene last year. The global pandemic forced many youngsters to give up the sport after bec...

Hastings Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon cancelled due to changes in alert levels

The Hastings Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon set to be held at Mitre 10 Park on Tuesday has been cancelled due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels. The decision, sent...

Junior Champs produce future stars

There is perhaps no better launch-pad for young Kiwi racers hoping to achieve motocross fame and fortune than the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships and...

Potential debut in tomorrow's Smash

The injury-hit Central Hinds could be introducing their fourth young debutante of the Dream11 Super Smash season tomorrow after Wairarapa 19-year-old Gemma Sims...

Annual Woodville Weekend had it all

It was a special weekend of motocross that had everything – high intensity dirt bike action, a slew of different race winners, weather that remarkably swi...

Hawke's Bay United footballer's inspirational life story

Hawke's Bay United football side's midfielder Ahmad Othman boasts a life story most Kiwis would struggle to comprehend. Now 21, Othman, arrived in New Zealand...

Bay boxer makes golden exit from cadet ranks

Hawke's Bay's Jett Varcoe celebrated his last year as a cadet fighter in style at the New Zealand Boxing Championships in Porirua last week. The Hastings Giant...

Double trouble for Central Hinds

Quick, somebody find a different coloured bat-grip. For the first time in 36 years, identical twins are in line to represent the Central Hinds together after An...

United's teen forward eyes more minutes

Zac Madsen has had a taste of New Zealand Football Championship play and is hungry for more. The 19-year-old wide forward got the final five minutes of Thirsty...

Bay golfing teen's year to remember

For many Hawke's Bay sports people 2020 has been a year of restricted or no play at all courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic. But promising Hawke's Bay golfer Zac...

Bucket of water changes Bay tennis player's fortunes

It's amazing what a bucket of cold water can do ... just ask promising Hawke's Bay tennis player Saul Emile Ramonteu-Chiros. The 12-year-old Havelock North clu...

Bay touch side wins Maori Nationals title

Talk about exceeding expectations ... Te Matau A Maui's Open Women's team did at the weekend's Maori Touch Nationals in Rotorua. The Anaru Bartlett-coached sid...

Bay whiz tastes Red Bull Ignite 7s glory

Talented Hawke's Bay rugby inside back Latrell Smiler-Ah Kiong intends to make Sevens his priority. "It was good to get away from 15s. I felt at home," Smiler...

Hereworth School cricketers in celebration mode

For the second year in a row the Hereworth 1st XI won the honour of representing Central Districts at the National Intermediate 20/20 ANZ Primary Cup to be held...

School set to take part in Peak Trail Blazer

Hawke's Bay's longstanding running event, The Peak Trail Blazer will see almost an entire school take part when the pistol sounds on Sunday.  More than 70...

Thirteen-year-old selected for Tennis Eastern cup defence

Thirteen-year-old Woodford House student India Apatu will become the youngest player to represent Tennis Eastern in a Christie Cup fixture on Sunday. "I feel q...

Pirate speedster earns NZ Universities rugby selection

Hawke's Bay's former two-time national under-19 beach sprint champion Ben Lewis gave up that summer pursuit to focus on gaining Magpies rugby selection. The 20...

All Black and former Napier Boys’ High student inspires next generation

Without Napier Boys’ High School, Brad Weber believes he would not have achieved what he has in his rugby career. Named in the All Blacks squad recently,...