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Lympstone ABCs Jack Silk just missed out on emulating younger brother Louis when he was edged out in his national finals title bout at the TA Centre South in London.

The game of the night in the Net10 series was the meeting of Comets and Exe Jets, a contest that Comets eventually won 54-42.

Family day at Exeter Racecourse on Wednesday, April 11 is free for kids and one of the track’s busiest and most action-packed days of the year, writes Lucy Johnson.

A handful of N1 Tri Club athletes emerged from their winter training hibernation last week to dust off their kit and tackle a couple of duathlon (run-bike-run) events, writes Ellie Dominey.

The re-arranged Lamerton Point-to-Point fixture will take place this coming Saturday (April 1) at Kilworthy on the edge of Dartmoor, writes Donna Harrris.

It’s going to be a close call in terms of who wins the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League title this season.

Bicton Arena has announced that work has begun on a new all-weather arena providing valuable additional space on a surface for competitions, warming-up at multi-day shows and a cross country track during the winter.

Taunton host their Lifeboats Go Racing Meeting on Thursday March 30th when the first of the six races on the card which includes two Class 3 events and carries a very generous prize money total of £46,000, goes to post at 2pm.

This weekend’s point-to-point, run by the Lamerton Hunt and due to be staged at Kilworthy near Tavistock, is off, writes Donna Harris.

The first drag meeting of the year at Smeatharpe last weekend was hit by the weather.

As the Interclub League draws to a close for the Indoor season the Budleigh men put up a great display against Dawlish winning on three rinks, taking the tie overall 83-54, writes David Roberts.

Madeira bowler Jan Roberts was involved in two of the 2017 Indoor County Finals, writes Jude Latta.

It was a night full of pink as Exmouth and District Netball raised money for Cancer in the Net10 for life, an event that will be running over a two week period.

Exmouth Netball took their Under-12 squad to Paignton Community Sports Academy to take part in their first regional competition.

Thriller at Isca may not have the same ring as ‘The Thrilla in Manilla’, but the County Triples Final between Madeira and North Devon was just as exciting, writes Jude Latta.

Lympstone ABCs Jack Silk,16 Yrs, 62kgs, is following in his younger brothers footsteps as he was successful at the ABA Youth Championships held at the TA Centre, South London at the weekend.

Kilworthy on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, is the location for the Lamerton Point-to-Point fixture to be held on Sunday (March 26), writes Donna Harris.

This has been an exceptionally busy week for our representative ladies with the Finals of the County Competitions together with inter-area finals of National competitions, writes Jude Latta.

Exmouth Netball Club member Erin Humphries has been recognised for her sterling commitment to the sport of netball.

Will Biddick and Byron Moorcroft each scored doubles at breezy and overcast Buckfastleigh on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

A new season of Drag Racing gets underway at Smeatharpe this coming Saturday (March 18).

Those of you who enjoy viewing the wildlife programmes on TV will, no doubt, remember watching how the big cats prepare their one and two year-olds for life on their own, writes Jude Latta.

The Budleigh Buzzards sealed the title in the Coast Wealth Management League on Wednesday night with a fine overall win over Exonia, writes David Roberts.

A trip back to the historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh where the Dart Vale and South Pool Harriers will be hosting Sunday’s (March 19) point-to-point meeting, writes Donna Harris.

In our friendly matches Madeira men travelled to Sidmouth for a triples match, writes Jude Latta.

As we approach the Indoor National Finals, Madeira ladies were involved in the very last round of the triples before the finals weekend at the end of the month, writes Jude Latta and Sue Harriott.

While many of their club mates were enjoying the rural challenges of the Grizzly multi-terrain race at Seaton a handful of Exmouth Harriers preferred the roads of Bath where they ran the annual Half-Marathon, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Twelve-year-old Iron Chancellor had not tasted success for fourteen months, but gave his three rivals a jumping lesson to win the Mixed Open on a pleasant spring afternoon at Ottery St Mary, writes Granville Taylor.

Taunton hold the second of three meetings this month on March 20, with a six race card that has a generous £44k on offer in prize money, writes Richard Walsh.

Double defeat may not have been the way Exmouth badminton star Ben Lane had pictured his YONEX All England Open Championships campaign ending on Tuesday, but he was quick to pinpoint areas for improvement, writes Katie Falkingham.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.

The Bideford half marathon is always a favourite with Exmouth Harriers and this year was no different, writes Cathy Newman.

This weekend’s (March 12) point-to-point action is the pretty course at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, writes Donna Harris.

Comets see off Cheetahs

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Comets were 47-33 winners when they met Cheetahs in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Madeira ladies had a fine result in the Foxlands County League against North Devon, writes Jude Latta.

Budleigh bowlers endured a frustrating week, writes David Roberts.

The Manor Hotel Triples reached its final stages this week, and we saw three high quality matches.

The Exmouth Running Belles were out in force for the Bideford Half Marathon, writes Clare Medlock.

The I-Fly JK Yamaha Racing Arenacross team won the Pro-Lites class this thanks the brilliance of young French rider Yannis Irsuti in the UK Arenacross Championships, a first UK title of 2017 for the team.

In the ladies County Triples, Janine Orchard, Catherine King and Jan Roberts continue to dominate their opponents, writes Jude Latta.

Assent were 38-17 winners when they met Cheetahs in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Lympstone ABC unearthed a new star in North Devon on Saturday night.

Budleigh Buzzards sit proudly atop the Coast Wealth Management Evening League table, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harrier Hugh Marsden was recently in the Falkland Islands, writes Dave Eveleigh.

History was made at Lympstone ABC on Saturday when Louis Silk became the first member of the club to win a national title.

The highlight of the week was a great result for the Budleigh men against Honiton in Division Two of the interclub competition, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth youngsters Jonty Wright and Josh Findel-Hawkins joined up with fellow county players this Saturday to travel to the National Badminton centre in Milton Keynes representing Devon Under-14s against Buckinghamshire.

Former Lympstone ABCs Harry Webb will make his long awaited professional debut when he appears on a bill in Swindon on April 8.

A trip back to Cornwall takes point-to-point racehorse followers to Great Trethew this Sunday (February 26) where East Cornwall host their meeting at the popular track near Menhenoit, writes Donna Harris.

She may not have climbed to the top step of the podium but Exmouth judoka Donna Riggs insisted she couldn’t have been happier after clinching a silver medal at the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) Nationals this past weekend.

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