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It was a week to relax for Sidmouth bowlers as there were no league points at stake, writes David Fairclough.

Sidmouth ladies 2nds played Dart at the weekend. Ref shsp 6566-06-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s teams had a near perfect match day last weekend.

Sidmouth & Ottery ladies 4th team at home to Honiton Hornets. Ref shsp 2553-07-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth and Ottery (SOHC) ladies’ were beaten by the odd goal in five when they hosted Redlands UWE.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club Under-10 girls' at the Exeter School tournament.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) girl’s Under-10 team were in action again last week, taking part in a friendly tournament at Exeter School.

Sidmouth running club members before the start of the Grizzly run 2015. Ref mhsp 3892-10-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

On Grizzly day in Seaton, everything else comes to a full stop as the Town focuses on the race for the whole day, writes John Perratt.

The Westward Cross Country League concluded its 2014-15 season at Redruth last Sunday, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Lympstone boxer Jack Silk

Lympstone boxer Jack Silk successfully defended his Southern Division Junior title at Torrington against old foe Tyrone Richards of Camborne ABC, writes Neil Parsons.

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Taunton race goers have got three meetings to look forward to this month.

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This coming weekend (March 8), will see the re-arranged East Cornwall Point-to-Point fixture take place at the popular track of Great Trethew, Menheniot, writes Donna Harris.

Grizzly run 2015. Ref mhsp 3950-10-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Axe Valley Runners Grizzly multi-terrain race is the seminal post-modern cross country race, often imitated, but never bettered and still incredibly popular after nearly 30 years, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Roller derby action

South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) B took to the indoor hall for the first time when they faced Plymouth City Roller Girls B in Barnstaple.

Thousands of runners leave the start line for this year's Grizzly. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 7460-11-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The Grizzly athletic weekend started on Saturday with the Junior Grizfest runs that were exceptionally well attended, writes Dave Mutter.

Sidmouth RC’s Justin Ashby was the victor in the Grizzly Cub Run taking 1:06:13, writes Dave Mutter.

Katy Campbell in action at the Malta Marathon

Honiton Running Club member Katy Campbell ran the Malta half marathon, writes Judy Davey.

Gliding

With Friday, forecast to be the best gliding day of the week, Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members used social media to get together on a non-club day - the second so far this year, writes Jill Harmer.

James Thomas with his 18lb 8 spurdog.

Minehead angler lands 18lb 8 beauty on board John Barbeary’s Bluefin at the weekend.

Honiton runners at the 2015 Grizzly

Honiton Running Club had a fantastic turnout for local Axe Valley Runners’ Grizzly and Cub runs last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

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Axminster ladies have enjoyed two matches with Honiton ladies over the past week with one win each, writes David Harris.

The AVR runners who took part in the 2015 Grizzly

Grizzly day dawned nice and bright and for most of the race running conditions were wet and slippery, but adorned with pleasant spring weather, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton ladies in Yetton Plate action. Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear and Carol Smith watching the last wood of their 18-16 win.

Honiton ladies have bowled their way into the final of the Yetton Plate national championship, writes Julie Grant.

Mark Courtney congratulates James Flory on his glider solo at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

James Flory from Culmstock, who joined Devon and Somerset Gliding Club in the autumn, has soloed his first glider at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

The race at the top of division one of the Honiton Netball League got a whole lot closer with Otters defeat at the hands of Uplowman reducing their lead to just three points, with Flamingos three points behind with a superior goal difference, writes Graham Ingram.

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It was a week of mixed fortunes for Sidmouth bowlers, the highlight being further points earned in the men’s Over-60s League, writes David Fairclough.

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The Sidmouth ladies’ internal triples league is hotly contested by teams Amethyst, Ruby, Coral, Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire, writes Zena Johnson

Andy Thompson and Mike Nice who contested the Sidbury Short Mat Bowls Club men's final

Sidbury Short Mat Bowls club held their annual singles competition last week.

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In the latest round of matches there was an Evening Division One away draw for Beer and a home win for Awliscombe, writes Caroline Pavey.

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There was more success for Madeira ladies last week with success in the section final of the County pairs competition.

Exmouth Community school pupil Ben Lane was a gold medal double winner at the Under-19 nationals held at Milton Keynes.

Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening at Exeter

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Exeter Racecourse’s annual Star Sports Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening takes place after racing on Tuesday, March 3 when an all-star line up will answer questions about their chances at the world’s greatest jump racing meeting, writes Lucy Johnson.

Point-to-point action this weekend

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Point to Point racing takes place this Saturday (February 28) with the meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, writes Donna Harris.

Angling: Put that winter downtime to good use

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Now is a good time to consider that neglected reel maintenance.

North Devon is the not most inspiring fishing venue in March, but there is plenty you can do to prepare for the coming season...

Otters maintained their five point advantage at the top of division one with a 50-23 win over Tip Top Trees, who were just three goals short of collecting a point from the game, writes Graham Ingram.

Titans beat Carol Anne in derby

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Titans beat local rivals Carol Anne

Titans came out on top in the all-North Devon clash against Carol Anne.

Isabella Synekherd (left), Alexis Jouan (centre) and  Guy Round with their medals won at the Devon Foil Championships

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club was well represented at this years Devon Foil Championships, with nine adults and five juniors taking part.

Honiton runners at the Dalwood event

Most of the runners at last Sunday’s Dalwood Three Hills’ Challenge were using it as last minute training for next week’s Grizzly, write Judy Davey.

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