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Cougars Leave Newcastle Thunder Struck
PLAYER-COACH Paul March felt his side jumped 'a massive hurdle' as Cougars got back to winning ways at home to Newcastle. Keighley's squad had been decimated by injuries in the build-up to the game…
Neil Cherryholme scoring a try - photo Charlie Perry

Second Annual Junior Cricket Festival

Howzat! One of the games played on the day
Howzat! One of the games played on the day
More than 150 boys and girls from across the Harrogate District have taken to Ashville College's sports fields for a one-day knockout cricket tournament.

A total of ten U9 teams were playing in…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 9:40am

The Brownlee Tri Introduce The Collective Kids Duathlon


The Brownlee Tri is delighted to announce its partnership with yoghurt brand The Collective for the Kids Duathlon at the 2015 event. The free Kids Duathlon at the Brownlee Tri, delivered by…

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Fri 24th Jul, 2015 | 9:07pm

Hundreds Of Smiling Faces At Football Festival

Thirsk Falcons U7 (Claret) v Thornaby Juniors U7 (Blue)
Thirsk Falcons U7 (Claret) v Thornaby Juniors U7 (Blue)
200 young footballers aged between five and seven years of age pulled on their team colours and took to the field as part of a day long football festival.

The event organised by North Riding…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 8:00am

Yorkshire Lasses Cycle Over 5,500 Miles In Three Months

Members of Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club
Members of Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club
Wetherby-based Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club (YLCC), one of the region's only all-female cycling clubs, is going from strength to strength with its members cycling an impressive total of more than…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 2:41pm

Comfortable Cougars Beat Coventry

Samir Tahraoui -  Man of the Match
Samir Tahraoui - Man of the Match
Cougars took top spot in Kingstone Press League One with a comfortable victory against Coventry to mark James Feather's 250th appearance for the club.

But assistant coach Adam Mitchell believed…

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Mon 13th Jul, 2015 | 6:52pm

Sam's Tour De France Inspiration

photo - Stephen Garnett
photo - Stephen Garnett
Nobody will be watching the Tour de France more closely than endurance athlete Sam Boatwright.

The 32-year-old Yorkshireman, well known as the Epic Runner, is training hard for an attempt on the…

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Mon 6th Jul, 2015 | 7:08pm

Charlotte Tackles Lack Of Women In Football


Women's football in England may have turned a corner after the team's best ever performance at the World Cup in Canada.

However, it seems that female players are still only receiving a fraction of…

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Fri 3rd Jul, 2015 | 4:54pm

Ilkley Turns Out To Cheer On Women's Cycling Race


Ilkley's love of cycling showed no signs of fading on 24 June as hundreds of people turned out to cheer on this year's Ilkley Cycle Races.

The four-category event, hosted by Ilkley Cycling Club,…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 12:10pm

Huddersfield Town Foundation Gears Up For Cycling Festival

L-R: Dave Sowerby | Martyn Bolt | Dean Hoyle | Mandy Taylor
L-R: Dave Sowerby | Martyn Bolt | Dean Hoyle | Mandy Taylor
Local children's charity the Huddersfield Town Foundation has recently declared its support for the Town's annual cycling festival, the 2015 Huddersfield Criterium. The Town Foundation has been…

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Wed 24th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

June 2016 Date Confirmed For Leeds To Host ITU World Triathlon Series

The Brownlee brothers
The Brownlee brothers
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has confirmed 11-12 June 2016 as the dates for the world's best triathletes to take on Yorkshire's and Britain's finest, including Alistair and Jonathan…

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Mon 15th Jun, 2015 | 5:11pm

Harrogate Rugby Club Hosts Summer School


This week more than 50 young rugby players attended the third annual summer skills school at Harrogate Rugby Club.

The club has teamed up with ACES (Active Community Education in Sport) to hold…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 3:02pm

Josh Chapman
Cougars Tamed By The Lions
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent
David March's try
David March's try
Paul March was disappointed that his side lost out on two points after a fourth defeat of the season to the Swinton Lions.

March said following the game: ""I've told the lads that we'll keep…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 11:37am

Tordoff Thwarted In Austria


Fresh off his British Touring Car victory, Sam Tordoff was back in action at the weekend with JMW Motorsport at the third round of the European Le Mans Championship, held at Red Bull Ring Austria.

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Sat 18th Jul, 2015 | 11:37am

Local Businesses Enter The Brownlee Tri Corporate Challenge


Companies from all over Yorkshire and beyond are signing up to compete against each other in the Brownlee Tri Corporate Challenge at Harewood House, Leeds on 26 September.

Teams of 3 will compete…

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Tue 14th Jul, 2015 | 9:10pm

World Triathlete Paula Aims To Inspire Women

Paula Fisher competing at the age group Sprint European Championships, May 2015
Paula Fisher competing at the age group Sprint European Championships, May 2015
A 57-year-old former accountant from Rotherham who qualified for a World Championship Triathlon in the USA is hoping to inspire more women to get into sport.

Paula Fisher, from Whiston, came…

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Tue 7th Jul, 2015 | 8:10am

Thomas Feaheny
Nav Mansouri And Sam Sheedy Fight Report
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
A fight of the year candidate was what the fans at the Magna Centre were treated to this past weekend as two Yorkshire fighters gave it their all.

At the end of the tenth and final round Rotherham's…

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Mon 6th Jul, 2015 | 3:40pm

Sheffield Junior Football Club Fulfils Goal To Buy Life Saving Equipment

L-R: John Richardson - Assistant Manager, Matthew Ball - Coach, Marc Gill - Manager, Ryan Zon.  Pictured with Under 12s
L-R: John Richardson - Assistant Manager, Matthew Ball - Coach, Marc Gill - Manager, Ryan Zon. Pictured with Under 12s
A former Sheffield footballer who almost died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game and was revived by the opposition team of medics, is backing a local junior football club's decision…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 1:27pm

Students Spin With Sam

Sam Boatwright
Sam Boatwright
Epic cyclist Sam Boatwright challenged students to get pedalling and raise money for Help For Heroes at the same time.

Sam, a teacher at St Bede's in Bradford, is training hard for a world record…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 11:51am

Luke Gets His Skates On For Sporting Success

Young skater Luke Sidebottom
Young skater Luke Sidebottom
A young ice skater who is being supported by Sheffield company Azzure IT has been earmarked for international sporting success.

Luke Sidebottom is going for gold in the British Figure Skating…

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Fri 19th Jun, 2015 | 8:52am

Ben Harris
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour Comes To Halifax RUFC
By Ben Harris
Sports Writer and Photographer

The Rugby World Cup is coming to Calderdale with Halifax RUFC having been selected as one of the host venues for the 100-day Trophy Tour.

The famous Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Ovenden Park…

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Mon 15th Jun, 2015 | 4:54pm

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