Plymouth discus star Evans-Shields produces historic throw in Cornwall
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Plymouth discus star Evans-Shields produces historic throw in Cornwall

CITY of Plymouth’s national discus champion Nubia Evans-Shields created another piece of history at the weekend. The Plymouth College pupil became the first English female athlete ever at under-15 level to throw more than 43-metres. She smashed her PB guesting at the Cornwall Championships in Par with a throw of 43.42m. That has moved her … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Home defeat for Argyle and mixed fortunes for Signal Box
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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Home defeat for Argyle and mixed fortunes for Signal Box

PLYMOUTH Argyle lost 3-0 to a strong Southampton side in their opening home match of the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division season. The visitors, who had beaten Milton Keynes 3-1 in their opening game, did the damage in a seven-minute spell towards the end of the first half when they scored two goals … Continue reading

GALLERY: Techs and Argaum help celebrate the life of John Boasden
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GALLERY: Techs and Argaum help celebrate the life of John Boasden

THE life of one of rugby’s longest-serving club officials was celebrated at Weston Mill on Saturday afternoon. John Boasden was on Old Techs’ committee for a staggering 75 years – having started out as fixtures secretary in 1946. He held that role for 44 years before moving on to be Techs’ club president in 1988 … Continue reading

GALLERY: Devonport Services end pre-season campaign with victory over Saltash
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GALLERY: Devonport Services end pre-season campaign with victory over Saltash

DEVONPORT Services completed their pre-season fixtures with a 45-0 win over Cornwall/Devon League outfit Saltash at the Rectory on Friday night. All but one of the South West One club’s tries came in the second half as they brought on fresh players and Saltash, who were struggling a bit for numbers and playing their first … Continue reading

RUGBY: Trio ready for Friday night action, while Techs to honour former president
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RUGBY: Trio ready for Friday night action, while Techs to honour former president

IVYBRIDGE, Devonport Services and Saltash are all in Friday night action as the region’s rugby clubs continue their preparations for the 2021-22 season. Services and Saltash will meet at the Rectory under floodlights (7.15pm). It will be Devonport’s third pre-season fixture, having played higher league Brixham and Ivybridge in the last two weeks. But for … Continue reading

Battershill smashes his PB and achieves Commonwealth Games standard at Manchester International
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Battershill smashes his PB and achieves Commonwealth Games standard at Manchester International

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill produced one of the stand-out performances at the Manchester International Meet on Wednesday evening. Battershill, making his England senior debut, smashed his personal best and achieved the Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase qualifying standard on his way to victory in the North West. The Harvard graduate clocked 8:32.91 over the barriers, … Continue reading

RUGBY: Techs come from behind to earn draw with Oaks, while Hillson on the mark again for Tavistock
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RUGBY: Techs come from behind to earn draw with Oaks, while Hillson on the mark again for Tavistock

PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks, Old Techs and Tavistock continued their pre-season preparations with matches on Tuesday evening. Old Techs and Oaks drew 12-12 in a competitive encounter at Weston Mill, while Tavistock went down 35-12 away to higher league Okehampton. Cornwall/Devon League side Oaks, who had played Brixham on Saturday, started quickly against Devon One outfit … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Welsh medals for Edwards, while PBs go at Brickfields and Tavistock
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Welsh medals for Edwards, while PBs go at Brickfields and Tavistock

CITY of Plymouth’s Jonathan Edwards picked up two bronze medals at the Welsh Senior Championships in Cardiff at the weekend. Edwards came third in his main event, the hammer, with a throw of 60.21m and he also made the podium in the discus with a 48.53m effort. It was a busy weekend for athletics in … Continue reading

Old Techs could give some new faces a run-out against Plymstock Albion Oaks
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Old Techs could give some new faces a run-out against Plymstock Albion Oaks

OLD TECHS could give a number of new faces a run-out tonight when they open their pre-season campaign with a home game against Plymstock Albion Oaks at Weston Mill (6.45pm). Techs had been due to play Bodmin, but the Cornish side pulled out of the fixture yesterday due to availability problems. However, Oaks agreed to … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Plymouth Argyle hit by Portsmouth’s late-show
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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Plymouth Argyle hit by Portsmouth’s late-show

A RED card was to prove costly for Plymouth Argyle in their opening FA Women’s National League Southern Division fixture of the 2021-22 season away at Portsmouth. The Pilgrims lost 5-1 after conceding four goals in the final 20 minutes when Pompey’s extra player told. Up until the final quarter, the game was evenly balanced, … Continue reading