In the only senior game played on Saturday, Taieri was a comfortable winner over North East Valley at Brooklands.
Some hockey royalty visited the south over the weekend.
Otago was gallant and almost scaled what appeared to be a steep climb.
She barely got an hour’s notice, but Wanaka snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott just topped an Olympic medal.
Christi Viljoen is enjoying life in Dunedin. Second to none, he says.
Otago school playing numbers are staying relatively steady as the emphasis continues to be on flexibility and getting players to play as much as possible.
Key batsman Neil Broom could be back for the Otago Volts in their key match against the Wellington Firebirds on Sunday.
There is no sign of panic in the Black Caps camp but the only way is up after the heavy defeat the side experienced on Wednesday night.
A new report into rugby at secondary school level has found a disjointed structure and an alarming drop in boys playing the game.
Millers Flat had its moment in the sun over the weekend thanks to a couple of battle-hardened and determined veterans.
Prop Donald Brighouse has gone to Coventry as Otago front rowers spread themselves around the world.
Just when it really mattered, New Zealand put on a performance to forget in Naseby last night.
Riki Flutey has been around.
Half a dozen players from the South have headed off to play in Singapore but details appear light on the competition they are playing in.
Injury concerns have abated and an almost fully fit squad will line up in Hamilton next weekend at the New Zealand sevens tournament.
Sarah Scott has just written another chapter in what is becoming an impressive sporting family history.
The most valuable trophy in the land has had a clean, some spit and polish and been smartened up.
There were plenty of teams lining up to have a crack at the Ranfurly Shield this season but Otago is limiting itself to just the two mandatory pre-season challenges.
Tony Gilbert scored a couple of firsts in his rugby career. Now both of them are about to intertwine.
National cricket representatives are a bit of a rare breed in the south at the moment.