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Local judo champs from John Goldman’s Exmouth Judo Centre gathered together at Exmouth Sports Centre for the annual awards evening.

Exmouth cycling star Will Tidball is currently in action in Belgium.

Exmouth Netball League table-topping Replay were involved in an ‘in-house’ derby when they took on Assent in their latest outing.

Newton Poppleford’s drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith lifted the Southwest Straightliners modified street bike title for the third successive year when he was in action at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe on Remembrance Sunday.

Cougars were 65-24 winners when they met Comets in an Exmouth Netball League match, writes Lucy Burch.

In the Coast Wealth Management Evening League, the Budleigh Buzzards met the Maderia Bluebirds and were beaten heavily, writes David Roberts.

Otterton drag racing young star Baxter Williams raced to a major title when he was part of a thrilling day’s action at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe on Remembrance Sunday.

Madeira took three teams to Honiton last week and, despite an excellent 25-13 win for the rink of Pat Harris, Jean Bagnall, Penny Preece, and Jean Rainton, lost overall to the hosts, writes Jenny Charles.

The opening fixture in the Saturday Interclub season saw the Budleigh men up against their local rivals Sidmouth and in a very close encounter it was Sidmouth who narrowly won the match overall, writes David Roberts.

The wait is over for point-to-point enthusiast as the first meeting of the new season takes place at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary this coming Sunday (November 19), writes Donna Harris.

Several Exmouth Harriers ventured out on a wet and windy Sunday to take on the increasingly popular Drogo 10, writes Cathy Newman.

Devon-based bowlers make up half the lawn bowls team announced by Games England for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia next April.

A second successive weekend of county badminton action saw Exmouth’s Jonty Wright play his part in a 31-5 match victory for Devon Under 16 A.

Ahead of next weekend’s cross-country fixture in Newquay, only a few Exmouth Harriers turned out to race this weekend, writes Cathy Newman.

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team scored a brilliant victory at the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Shanghai, China.

The second match of the season for the Budleigh ladies in the Lane Trophy saw a very tough match against a strong Torbay side with defeats on three rinks and an overall loss of 80 shots to 48, writes David Roberts.

Last weekend saw Madeira players receive Devon County awards for their splendid wins during the outdoor season, writes Jenny Charles.

Axminster Indoor Bowling Club’s men’s Over-60s team banked the maximum 20 points in their county match against Budleigh, writes David Harris.

Whilst still early days in the Budleigh Evening League sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, it is the Budleigh Falcons who are making the early running and top the table, writes David Roberts.

Exe Jets won a close encounter when they edged out Cougars in an Exmouth and District League netball meeting, writes Lucy Burch.

Exmouth Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright joined members of the Devon Under-14 county squad on Sunday for their Shires and South West League fixture against Cornwall at Newquay.

The highlight of the week for the Budleigh bowlers was a win against Dawlish at Cricket Field Lane with the home team winning on both rinks to take the match 42-16, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh Tuesday Morning Triples League saw wins for Anne Clark, Graham Rant and Tony Lim, 21-13, and for Mike Clark, Margaret Avery and Lilian Grainger, 18-14, writes David Roberts.

Madeira lady bowlers were in great form last week, writes Jenny Charles.

In the Coast Wealth Management Budleigh Evening League, the Budleigh Buzzards met the Budleigh Hawks for the second time this season (the points were shared in the first match) and whilst there were rink wins for both sides it was the Hawks who won the match overall 46-35, writes David Roberts.

Last Sunday, local rider George Kimber, representing Exmouth-based Cycle Sport Dynamo, competed in the National Hill climb event on Hedley Hill, Stocksfield, Northumberland.

The Women Can Marathon, which was intended as a one-off event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a landmark in women’s running, is to take place again in 2018 – and this time, it’s gone global.

The past one was a very busy week for Madeira bowls.

Finish times and personal best (PBs) times were shelved when 26 members of the Exmouth Running Belles competed in three separate events over the same weekend, writes Clare Medlock.

Sidmouth Running Club member and coach Jo Earlam has just completed an epic 10 half-marathons in just four weeks to raise money and awareness for dementia, with the vision that ‘Any Mile is Better’, writes Monica Read.

Running for Exmouth Harriers and Devon County, Tom Merson recorded another impressive win in the Great West Run on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

The highlight of the week saw well-fought contests with two local clubs, Maderia and Sidmouth, and whilst there is a natural rivalry there is always a great respect for each other, a friendly atmosphere and very enjoyable encounters, writes David Roberts.

Madeira bowls club has settled into its winter series with matches indoors against enthusiastic Devon local clubs, writes Jenny Charles.

For one of the smaller clubs taking part in the Westward League, Exmouth Harriers chalked up an astounding success with victory in both the Senior Men’s and the Veteran Men’s categories, writes Cathy Newman.

Exejets end the Comets’ unbeaten start

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exejets ended the Comets’ unbeaten start to the new Exmouth Netball League campaign with a 41-34 success.

Replay continued their unbeaten start to the new Exmouth Netball League campaign with a 49-24 victory over Exejets.

Wolfie targeting sub 9-second run in 2018

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Otterton-based drag racing star Mark Wolfie Smith was in action at the latest Straightliners meeting held at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe.

Otterton youngster Baxter Williams may be just a tender 12 years old, but already he is making a big name for himself in the world of drag racing.

In her England debut, representing England Masters F35-39, Hannah Bown ran one of the best races of her career in the Chester Marathon, writes Steve Birley.

South West bike racing fans are in for a treat this coming weekend (October 14 and 15) when the annual Beach Race weekend takes place at Weston-super-Mare.

Exmouth’s young badminton ace Jonty Wright was back in action last weekend.

The past week saw three matches in the Budleigh Salterton Evening League, sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, and the signs are there that this could be a very competitive season, writes David Roberts.

Comets were 64-41 winners when they met Assent in the opening game of a new Exmouth Netball League campaign.

Replay were in Exmouth Netball League action when they met Cougars.

Budleigh bowlers made a winning start to the new indoor campaign when they entertained Honiton at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Lympstone Amateur Boxing Club will be staging its final show of the year on Sunday, October 14 when another record number of boxers are set to showcase their skills in front of what is sure to be a sell out crowd at the Exmouth Pavilion, writes Ben Wiltshire.

This year’s edition of the Stockland Scamper offered an unexpected challenge as the route around the boggy, hilly, but scenic village of Stockland also encountered a hornets’ nest, writes Cathy Newman.

Madeira played host to the final visiting touring side of the 2017 outdoor season, writes Jude Latta.

Madeira’s final home match of the outdoor season was a Sunday meeting with Culm Vale, writes Jude Latta.

Madeira hosted the Devon Patrons, who raise money to support Bowls Devon Juniors and the Amenities Fund of Bowls Devon, writes Jude Latta.

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