The festive period is traditionally the time when the football season reaches its halfway mark and this year it marks the run-in to what is being seen as a major overhaul of football at the lower level.
While many games across the region were cancelled on the third Saturday of December due to the wet weather conditions, Brixington Blues Under-13s travelled to Cullompton for a successful outing in what were extremely wet conditions.
Withycombe will sit bottom of the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table at Christmas, but their latest outing offers real hope that, once the new year kicks in, a great escape from a bottom spot finish can be achieved.
Exeter Falcons are holding a special event towards the end of January and anyone perhaps looking for a last-minute festive gift for a speedway fan could do a lot worse than purchase an advanced sales ticket for the event.
East Budleigh Chess Club players managed to combine Christmas shopping and chess on their first ever fixture to Barnstaple, to contest a match in the Schofield division of the Devon County Chess Association.
Brixington Blues Under-14s powered to another big win in their Exeter and District Youth League campaign, beating visiting Okehampton 11-0, but undoubtedly, the ‘Man of the match’ performed his magic before the first ball was kicked!
The Wednesday Men’s Over-60 League always gives the Budleigh bowlers the opportunity to test their talent against some of the best bowlers in Devon, and this was the case as they played Exonia last week and found themselves outclassed, writes David Roberts.
Exmouth Community College (ECC) year seven and eight (Under-14) boys’ team have been crowned national schools tennis champions after a nail-biting finish to the championship finals held in Bolton, Greater Manchester, writes Sam Saxby.
The second weekend of December saw students and instructors from the Lympstone dojo travel to Exeter and Tiverton to complete their final grading of the year under the watchful eye of KUGB’s chief instuctor Andy Sherry Sensei 9th Dan.
First up this week we asked the Cockles head coach for his thoughts on what sounded like a thrilling contest at Camborne – but one in which, yet again, his side were beaten, suffering a fifth straight defeat in the process.
Withycombe battled through another ‘difficult day at the office’ as they went down 32-5 at Pirates Amateurs, a side that started the day sitting immediately above them in the table, writes Adam Curtis.
The first Cornish meeting of the point-to-point season attracted horses from the Midlands and South Wales as well as a good contingent of local pointers to make up a healthy total of 51 runners for the seven races on the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.