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WC League in chaos

The West Coast rugby league senior may be over before a game has even been played.

Coast runner making tracks

Seventeen-year-old Greymouth student Ben Williams has achieved more than someone twice his age.

Forsyth, Smith through to Champion of Champions final

Blaketown's Jarrad Forsyth and Hokitika's Kiel Smith made the grand final of the West Coast Men's Singles Champion of Champions bowls at the weekend. The tournament was played at the Karoro green and after some great games Smith and Forsyth made it through to contest the grand final in April. The women's challenge games set down for Friday afternoon have been...

Junior duathlon added to Lake Kaniere Triathlon

Cheryl Riley The 34th annual Lake Kaniere Triathlon next month will include a new junior duathlon section. Youths aged between 13 and 16 years are encouraged to come along and have go in the new 10.2km run and 20.2km cycle event. Organising spokeswoman Kath Maitland said the Lake Kaniere Triathlon committee was encouraging young people into the event. "It's a lot of fun...

Coast bowlers on fire

Brendan Marshall Eden Park might have seen nearly 500 runs scored in less than 40 overs on Friday night but it was the complete opposite in round five of the West Coast competition at the weekend. A hat-trick and two teams failing to chase down scores of 80 has meant it is the bowlers and not the batsmen who have plenty...

Ex-Coaster up for Canterbury award

Viv Logie A former Greymouth woman is among the finalists in the 2018 Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards, a celebration of sporting achievement of the region's top athletes, coaches, officials and administrators. Emily Robbins, 24, is a finalist in the administrator of the year category, along with three others. Robbins attended John Paul II High School before heading to Lincoln University,...

West Coast and Club Junior Athletic Championships

Nine-year-old Addison Kilkelly produced the performance of the day at the Greymouth Junior Athletic Club West Coast and Club Championships, held on Sunday. The championships were postponed from Saturday due to the thundery and rainy weather. Thirteen athletes from Hokitika attended, and of those Eden Brokenshire (7rs) and Renny Jones (6yrs) dominated in their age groups in the track and field...

Lucas off to Games

Viv Logie and Janna Sherman A second ex-West Coast athlete has been named among the 151 so far confirmed for the New Zealand's tilt for glory at the XXI Commonwealth Games to be on the Gold Coast, Australia. Elite Hokitika road cyclist Sharlotte Lucas is the latest selected to wear the silver fern, being named at the weekend in the New...

Rescues add to Reefton adventure

Viv Logie Tractors and two helicopters came to the aid of competitors taking part in the fifth Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race based in Reefton at the weekend. A total of 115 teams and about 360 competitors made it to the start line and on Friday night they took part an orienteering stage around the township and Inangahua River. The 3km navigation test,...

Coast tennis juniors chase top honours

Young West Coast tennis players will be vying for top honours in the West Coast junior closed competition this Sunday. Entries will be accepted until 5pm today and should be e-mailed to grace@xtra.co.nz Play gets under way at 9am. Results from the past week were. West Coast senior: Team Blackman drew with Team Hynes 10-10; Team Wilkie beat Team Kingi 16-4. Twilight tennis:...
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