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by Greta Yeoman

Timaru claimed softball success at the South Island Masters Games tournament at the weekend.

South Canterbury Softball hosted the Masters Games mixed teams competition at Morrison Park, in Washdyke, over the weekend.

The two-day competition was won by the Timaru Steelers, while the Demons, from Invercargill, claimed a silver medal and Derby Life, from Rolleston, won bronze.

Swing! . . . Temuka Titans softball team player Hamish Moss competed against the Invercargill Demons at the South Island Masters Games on Sunday. The softball tournament was held at Morrison Park in Timaru. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN

The Steelers were one of three Timaru teams competing, along with I’d Hit That and Old Skool.

South Canterbury was also represented by the Temuka Titans.

The softball tournament was one of several sports in action in Timaru over the weekend.

Archers were also competing, along with croquet players, mountain bikers, pool players, swimmers, croquet golf competitors, dancers, darts players, euchre competitors and tennis players.

Although the croquet golf and lawn bowls tournaments finished yesterday, the games would continue until Sunday evening.

Cycling events were set to resume tomorrow, and would run until Sunday.

The track cycling events would begin at 2pm on Friday at the Caledonian Sports Ground, followed by the road cycling competitions on Saturday, which would start from the Upper Waitohi Hall, 549 Main Waitohi Rd.

In the swing . . . Invercargill Demons player Christine Lima takes on the bowling of their Temuka opposition during their South Island Masters Games match at Morrison Park in Timaru on Saturday. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN

The three-day cycling competitions would conclude on Sunday with the time trial at Levels Raceway on Sunday.

Other sports on this weekend include the Hectors Coastal Run and Walk on Saturday, two days of football at Sir Basil Arthur Park in Washdyke on Saturday and Sunday, and petanque at the Timaru Town and Country Club on Friday and Saturday.

Touch players will play at Aorangi Park on Saturday and Sunday, and volleyballers will take to the indoor courts at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Morgans Rd over the weekend as well.

There will also be a variety of netball events coming up – including outdoor, walking netball and Fast 5 at the Aorangi Netball Courts on Saturday and Sunday – and indoor netball from tomorrow evening until Sunday at the Southern Trust Events Centre.

The Courier popped down to the Washdyke field on Saturday afternoon to photograph the Temuka Titans playing against the Invercargill Demons.