City of Plymouth duo set personal bests to make their mark on UK rankings
Athletics

City of Plymouth duo set personal bests to make their mark on UK rankings

TWO young City of Plymouth athletes made their mark at meetings over the weekend. Thrower Nubia Evans-Shields extended her lead at the top of the UK under-15 discus rankings with a personal best effort of 35.46m at the Bournemouth Throws Invitational Trial on Sunday. The previous day, Evans-Shields, who is in her first year at … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from Launceston v Ivybridge at Pennygillam
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GALLERY: Pictures from Launceston v Ivybridge at Pennygillam

IVYBRIDGE conceded two goals in the last five minutes as they drew 2-2 away at Launceston in their final pre-season fixture. The Bridgers looked in total control at Pennygillam having scored twice in the opening 25 minutes. But they just switched off in the closing stages and Launceston took their chance to equalise with goals … Continue reading

Triathlete Shaw marks his return to action with victory at UK Ultimate Half
Other sport

Triathlete Shaw marks his return to action with victory at UK Ultimate Half

PLYMOUTH triathlete Robert Shaw marked his return to competition by claiming victory in the UK Ultimate Half at the weekend. Shaw, who qualified for the 2018 World Ironman 70.3 Championships, had taken a year off from the sport but came back with a bang in Shropshire. The 31-year-old, who is a Year 5/6 teacher and … Continue reading

GALLERY: Argyle Ladies edge out Callington in latest pre-season match
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GALLERY: Argyle Ladies edge out Callington in latest pre-season match

A MUCH-changed Plymouth Argyle Ladies side continued their build up for the new FA Women’s National League Southern Premier season with a narrow 2-1 win away at Callington Town on Sunday. The sides had only met the week before also at Marshfield Park. That game seven days earlier had ended in a 1-1 draw and … Continue reading

Devonport Services Ladies add trio of forwards to their squad
Rugby

Devonport Services Ladies add trio of forwards to their squad

DEVONPORT Services Ladies have started building for the 2020-21 season by adding three new back-row forwards to their squad. Services finished an impressive second in National Challenge Two South West (West) last season in only their second year in league rugby. They were only beaten by Cornish side Penryn. The Rectory-based club are hoping to … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from Plymstock United v D&C Auto Repairs
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GALLERY: Pictures from Plymstock United v D&C Auto Repairs

NON-LEAGUE football clubs were able to welcome back some fans this weekend for their pre-season matches. Numbers may have been limited and social distancing measures had to be put in place but it was major boost for clubs. Plymstock United, who had been forced to cancel their big warm-up match with Elburton Villa earlier this … Continue reading

King runs his fastest time for three years at tour event in Hungary
Athletics

King runs his fastest time for three years at tour event in Hungary

PLYMOUTH hurdler David King ran his fastest time in more than three years on Wednesday night to take second place in the B final at the latest World Athletics Continental Gold Tour event. King clocked an impressive 13.51 seconds for the 110m hurdles at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. He was only … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: King wins in Nuneaton while club colleagues impress at Tavistock opener
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ATHLETICS: King wins in Nuneaton while club colleagues impress at Tavistock opener

CITY of Plymouth’s international hurdler David King continued his preparations for the forthcoming British Championships by claiming his second win within the space of two weeks at Nuneaton. King once again beat his British rival Cameron Fillery to triumph at the second Nuneaton Open Meet of the delayed 2020 athletics season. His victory came within … Continue reading

Quintet named on national para-swimming talent programme
Aquatics

Quintet named on national para-swimming talent programme

FIVE swimmers from the region have been included in the 2020-21 Swim England para-swimming talent squad. Mount Kelly’s Alexander Hobbs and Sebastian Williams are joined by Devonport Royals’ Abigail Daly and Xander Harris and Plymouth Leander’s Cameron Vearncombe. They are part of 58 youngsters from 49 clubs across the country have been chosen to take … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the Devon Open Meeting at Tavistock
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GALLERY: Pictures from the Devon Open Meeting at Tavistock

THE region’s first track and field event of 2020 took place on Sunday with Tavistock AC hosting a Devon Open Meeting. With most of the outdoor athletics season having fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the area’s promising athletes were keen to have an outing at the Tavistock competition that followed England Athletics’ … Continue reading