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Young squad ‘exciting’, coach says

"Young and exciting" is how North Otago rugby coach Jason Forrest has described his 31-man training squad for the coming representative season. Despite the cancellation...

St Kevin’s embraces top-six challenge

The St Kevin's College First XV has been promoted to the top six of the Otago premier schools competition after a 59-29 thumping of...

New season brings new hopes

North Otago netball teams return to action this weekend as the club competition makes its long-awaited post-Covid comeback. Gus Patterson checks in with the...

Pressure off and loving it

Getting paid to play rugby in front of tens of thousands of people around the world sounds like the ultimate dream. But Nick McLennan has...

Athletic Marist breaks long drought

With only three round robin games left, there is little separating the top four teams in this year's Citizens Shield competition. But fifth-placed Athletic Marist...

Country clubs lead standings

After a high-scoring third round on Saturday, the country clubs are leading the Citizens Shield standings. Valley and Maheno could not be separated - finishing...

Hockey team ‘going to get there’

Despite a winless start to the season, there is an air of confidence in the Tainui men's hockey team. Playing in the five-team South Canterbury...

Valley, Maheno remain unbeaten

Valley and Maheno remain the only unbeaten sides after a hard-fought second round of the Citizens Shield. Maheno had a 54-12 win over Excelsior and...

Continuity, positivity key in big win

St Kevin's College First XV captain Henry Kay struggled to find the right words after his side's record win over Waitaki Boys' High School...

Men part of revised 10-week competition

In a normal season, the final round of North Otago's netball competition would be heating up after the school holidays - instead the revised...

Forwards key in big Valley victory

Country clubs dominated their town counterparts in the opening weekend of the Citizens Shield. In Oamaru, Kurow edged out Old Boys 31-24 and Maheno beat...

‘Key thing is to enjoy it’

Regardless of the result, enjoy the occasion. That is the message from the coaches of Waitaki Boys' High School and St Kevin's College First XVs...

Fields alive with happy players

Football players - and spectators - are excited to be back on the fields on Saturdays, Football Waitaki president Twyla Kingan says. "The kids were...

Teams need to hit ground running

In some ways, it was the longest pre-season in the history of the Citizens Shield, and in others, it was the shortest. While most teams...

Dreams not dampened by pandemic

Max de Geest's freshman year playing basketball for Long Beach State University was a "dream come true". The former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil returned...
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