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Wreford flies through full marathon

Chris Tobin Close to 1000 runners and walkers 34 Greymouth contestants among them battled through the famous Buller Gorge Marathon on Saturday. The course is described as the most scenic marathon course in the country but contestants were too busy concentrating on their own individual struggles to take much notice as they fought their way to the finish line in Westport. Conditions...

Grey High students excel in Coast to Coast

Viv Logie Greymouth High School athletes exceeded expectations at the weekend in the two-day Kathmandu Coast to Coast all getting podium finishes. The boys' team of Ben Williams, Max Rubbo and teacher Martin McDonald competed in the open men's sections to finish second. They were first on day one and eventually completed the crossing from west to east coast in 12hrs 2min...

Three Coast teams unbeaten in men’s fours

Four teams came through the first days' play of the West Coast men's fours bowls tournament with three wins including three West Coast teams. Those with three wins from first day were K Watson (Stoke), B McNish (composite Karoro), J Lynch (composite Blaketown),T Pascoe (composite Blaketown). Teams with two wins so far included D Jones (Marlborough), C Tubb (Hinds), W Clarke...

Grey High team on top after first day

Viv Logie and John McKenzie The Greymouth High School men's team held a 17 minute lead after the first day in the men's open section of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. The school team proved to be local heroes as the trio of Martin McDonald, Max Rubbo and Ben Williams finished the first day on top of the three person men's...

Masters medal haul for Ryan

Viv Logie Greymouth senior athlete Lisa Ryan was laden with medals on her return from the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin last weekend. The athletics track and field was one of the first events and Ryan, along with another representative from the Greymouth Club, Reefton's Clarisa Price, were in top form. Ryan and Price both competed women's 45-50yrs winning a stack of medals...

Buller High wins school cricket

Greymouth High School batsman Mathew Robbins blocks the Buller High School attack during the Inter Secondary School Cricket Tournament held at Arthur Fong Park in Blaketown yesterday. Buller High School won the tournament outright scoring 198 runs and bowling Greymouth High School all out for 94 while chasing 76 runs against John Paul 11, scored 94 with overs and wickets in hand...

Record Coast to Coast turnout

Viv Logie The number of athletes doing the Coast to Coast multisport race this year is the best in a decade. Over 800 competitors took off from the beach at Kumara at 7 o'clock this morning. They left with the fire of a cannon, which was set off by Westland Mayor Bruce Smith. Race director Richard Ussher, who is stepping down after this...

Kelly brothers bag medals at masters

Greymouth black powder shooter Brian Kelly in action at the recent Masters Games in Dunedin. Kelly and his brother Neal were on target at the games, securing medals in their various competition classes. In the flintlock class, Brian bagged a gold and silver medal, while in the open class Neal won gold, silver and bronze. Both are members of...

Bowlers eye West Coast Fours honours

Greymouth bowler Peter Sinnott, playing in a composite team, sets his bowl alight during the opening day of the annual West Coast Fours tournament at the Karoro green this morning. Teams from throughout New Zealand are taking part, playing at Greymouth, Dobson and Hokitika over the next three days with the final to be played at Cobden on Sunday afternoon. The women's fours tournament will get...

West Coasters take up XVenture Family Challenge

Jack and Lynnette O'Connor and their daughter Charlotte,17, of Greymouth, and Jack's niece Eilis Neilsen, 13, from Westport, took part in New Zealand's inaugural XVenture Family Challenge. A new tv series hosted by Simon Barnett it will screen on TV3 from Sunday, February 11 for eight weeks. Team O'Connor was one of 16 families chosen from throughout the country. The most successful...
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