Family success for Dartmouth Darts on the second weekend of Devon County Champs
Aquatics

Family success for Dartmouth Darts on the second weekend of Devon County Champs

THERE was a special family double for Dartmoor Darts Aquatic Club on the second weekend of the Devon County Championships at the Life Centre. The club’s director of swimming Matthew Henry showed his athletes how to do it by winning the senior men’s 50m breaststroke title in 28.71 seconds. But pushing him hard was his … Continue reading

Long and Horton claim titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon at Newnham Park
Athletics / Cycling

Long and Horton claim titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon at Newnham Park

RICHARD Long and Maddie Horton claimed titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon held in muddy conditions at Newnham Park. Weeks of heavy rain made the course extremely tough. The main event saw athletes complete a 5k run followed by a 20km bike ride and then finish with a 3k run. Rockin’ Bikes’ Long, who recently … Continue reading

Ivybridge and Tamar Saracens represented as Devon Under-20s make winning start
Rugby

Ivybridge and Tamar Saracens represented as Devon Under-20s make winning start

TAMAR Saracens back Lewis Swatton scored a try on his debut as Devon Under-20s opened their season with a 21-7 victory over Gloucestershire at North Tawton. Ivybridge players Marcus Prout and Mitch Pinkus were also among the scores for the young Devon side in the friendly fixture. The county were using the game as a … Continue reading

Smart and McDowell win county school cross country titles
Athletics

Smart and McDowell win county school cross country titles

TAVISTOCK athletes Oliver Smart and Tilly McDowell both claimed county titles at the weekend. Smart, running for Mount Kelly College, triumphed in the intermediate boys’ race at the Devon Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Stover, while Callington Community College’s McDowell won the intermediate girls’ event at the Cornwall Schools’ Championships at Newquay. McDowell was one … Continue reading

Leander swimmers Fannon and Proud named in British squad for Luxembourg Euro Meet
Aquatics

Leander swimmers Fannon and Proud named in British squad for Luxembourg Euro Meet

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmers Tom Fannon and Ben Proud are part of a 16-strong British squad who will compete at the Luxembourg Euro Meet this weekend. British Swimming are taking a mix of young and experienced athletes to the first European long course event of 2018. The competition, which will be held at National Sports and Culture Centre … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge suffer first defeat of 2018, but joy for Oaks and OPMs
Rugby

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge suffer first defeat of 2018, but joy for Oaks and OPMs

IVYBRIDGE suffered their first defeat of 2018 when they were beaten 23-16 by struggling Hornets on the Somerset club’s artificial surface at Hutton Moor. The Bridgers went 10-3 up in the South West Premier League match with a Luke Martell penalty and then a converted try by player-coach Lewis Paterson. But Hornets levelled the contest … Continue reading