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22/8/2014
Get Training With Caithness Rugby Football Club - Juniors
CRFC - Juniors 2014/15 training begins Sunday 31st August.   Wick has moved from WHS to Bignold Park - Micros (P1-3) & Min's (P4/5) 11am - 12noon & P6/7 11am - 12.30pm Thurso - Millbank - Mini's ( P4/5 -) 11am - 12noon, & (P6/7) 11am - 12.30pm - Micro's (P1-3) 3.30/4.30pm U15's & U16's - Millbank - Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm The club is happy to invite new members to come along & try.  
21/8/2014
Keep On Runnin On Sunday 24th August 10k & 4k
North Highland Harriers are holding the Baillie Wind Turbine 10K this Sunday (24th August 2014).   The run starts at 2pm with registration taking place between 12 noon and 1.30pm.  
20/8/2014
Serco NorthLink Ferries Sponsorship Programme Assists Record Amount of Islanders
Serco NorthLink Ferries is looking to build on its sponsorship programme offering having recently awarded £80,000 worth of ferry travel to local residents, clubs and event organisers.   The company's rolling yearly sponsorship programme is designed to support local community groups, events and individuals by providing discounted fares and travel vouchers, enabling them to travel between the mainland and the islands of Orkney and Shetland.  
17/8/2014
Wick Academy 3 Inverurie Locos 6Thumbnail for article : Wick Academy  3  Inverurie Locos  6
Academy derailed by locomotive works team Reporter Noel Donaldson A NINE-goal encounter but no thriller for Academy's fans as the bulk of the strikes were down to their opponents, in one of the Scorries' heaviest home defeats.   It began optimistically for the home side with Jack Halliday netting from close in, in 17 minutes, but the early promise was painfully snuffed out, when, in a nightmare few minutes Locos scored three times and David Ross rubbed salt in the Scorries' wounds by making it 4-1 before the break, from a rebound.  
14/8/2014
Blue do for Lilywhites as they crash out of CupThumbnail for article : Blue do for Lilywhites as they crash out of Cup
North of Scotland Cup Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy 2 Clachnacuddin 0 WICK got off to a perfect start through a Gary Weir strike in the opening minutes but it didn't deter the visitors who demonstrated they wanted that semi-final North of Scotland Cup slot just as much.   The two teams served up an entertaining 90 minutes, which, unlike the earlier league encounter had no nail-biting finish as Academy went on to consolidate their lead.  
3/8/2014
Richard Macs the difference in five-goal thrillerThumbnail for article : Richard Macs the difference in five-goal thriller
Wick Academy 3 Deveronvale 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY and their fans couldn't have wished for a better season opener than this, with Richard Macadie snatching the decider in the dying minutes.   It was essentially a game of one half as the first period was a non-productive tussle with Academy looking the more threatening.  
1/8/2014
New Gym Equipment for Wick Swimming Pool
High Life Highland has invested in the upgrade of the equipment in the fitness suite at Wick Swimming Pool.   Seven new pieces of resistance equipment will be supplied by Commonwealth Games supplier Technogym from their "Element +" range, along with twelve pieces of cardiovascular equipment which have individual television, radio and I Pod connectivity built in.  
31/7/2014
Wick & District Summer Pool League WinnersThumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League Winners
Suzanne Carter's Camps Bar "1" team have won the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League Championship after defeating last years winners Queens Hotel 8-7 in the final.   After four extremely close frames the finalists were tied at 2-2 in the early stages, but Shane Honeyman defeated Scott Risbridger 2-0 to give Camps "1" a 4-2 lead.  
23/7/2014
Wick & District Summer Pool League Semi - finalsThumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League Semi - finals
Camps Bar "1" and The Queens Hotel booked their place in the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League final, after both sides recored 8-7 deciding frame victories over Retro "1" and Camps Bar "2" respectively.   Both semi final matches ended in 7-7 draws, so a one frame shootout would decide this seasons finalists.  
21/7/2014
North Highland Harriers and Wick Triathlon Club - Competitions To Enter
Beach Run - On Sunday 27th July NHH are holding a 10K run along Reiss and Keiss Beach.   There will also be a short fun run through a series of flags will be about a mile for the younger athletes (although under 10 year olds should be accompanied by an adult).  
20/7/2014
Academy 'eight' their opposition and sampled some tasty goalsThumbnail for article : Academy 'eight'  their opposition and sampled some tasty goals
Wick Academy 8 Orkney AFA.......0 Reporter Noel Donaldson THERE can be no more demoralising predicament for a football team that being a couple of goals down and trying to come to terms with the likelihood that the ball was going to hit the back of their net a few more times.  That must have been what the Orkney players were dreading when they encountered an on-form, free-scoring Wick Academy side, on the crest of a wave having beaten the first two teams on their friendlies list, one of them Scottish Premier outfit Ross County, at that.  
16/7/2014
Wick & District Pool League - Summer FinalThumbnail for article : Wick & District Pool League - Summer Final
Camps Bar "1" recorded an impressive 7-3 victory over defending champions Queens Hotel on Monday night to qualify for the semi final stage and finish in second place in the league.   Dave Mcgillivray and Mark Alexander were the star players for Camps "1", winning both their singles as well as an excellent 8-ball clearance for McGillivray.  
14/7/2014
Lybster 5 Pentland United 3Thumbnail for article : Lybster 5 Pentland United 3
Lybster team who beat Pentland United 5-3 in the Eain MacIntosh cup in Halkirk on Saturday 12th July 2014..  
14/7/2014
INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES PREVIEW
A bumper crowd is expected to attend Saturday's Inverness Highland Games following the announcement by the Games Committee that children aged 12 and under will be admitted free to the event as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Northern Meeting Park.   The opening hour of this year's Gathering will be firmly focused on the younger members of the community with Toddlers Races and Junior Field Events entertaining the crowd before the Opening Ceremony commences at noon.  
7/7/2014
Queen's Baton Relay For Commonwealth Games 9th - 12th 2014
Queen's Baton Relay Route in Highland 9th - 12th July 2014 Wednesday 9th July Ullapool Ferry in at 9am Baton Bearing starts 0925 Route follows from pier, along Shore St and Mill St to Morefield.  Visits Macphail Centre [AT] Ullapool High School Short welcome and photo opp at Pier.  
3/7/2014
Wick & District Summer Pool League - Week 7Thumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League - Week 7
Camps Bar "2" are the first team to qualify for the Wick & District Summer Pool League semi final play-off stage after defeating defending champions Queens Hotel on Monday night.   The 2012 champions got the better of the current holders in a match where both sets of players played some outstanding pool.  
3/7/2014
STAR Coaching Summer Holiday ProgramThumbnail for article : STAR Coaching Summer Holiday Program
22nd July - 24th July (Tuesday - Thursday) Come along in the school holidays for some well orgaised fun football sessions with a great goody bag at the end ! Thurso - The Dammies 6-8yrs 9:00-10:15 9-12yrs 10:30-11:45 Wick - East End Hut 6-8yrs 1:00-2:15 9-12yrs 2:30-3:45 Any queries please visit our website www.star-coaching.co.uk.  
2/7/2014
Highland communities gear up to host Queen's Commonwealth baton relay next week
Final preparations are underway in Ullapool, Lairg and Thurso as communities get ready to give a Highland welcome to the Queen's baton relay when it returns to and crosses the Highlands en route from the Western Isles to Orkney on Wednesday 9 July .   The day starts at 9.00am at the Ullapool ferry terminal when the Baton is carried off the Stornoway Ferry and is officially welcomed by Janet Bowen the Lord Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty who will hand it over to the first of 8 baton bearers.  
27/6/2014
First Highland sighting of Queens Baton to be in Aviemore next week
The first chance to see the 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton in the Highlands will be a week today when the relay arrives in Aviemore on Friday 4 July.   10 eager baton bearers will be lined up and ready at 10am next Friday as the relay convoy enters Aviemore on Grampian Road to travel south through the village.  
24/6/2014
Wick & District Summer Pool League - Week 6Thumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League - Week 6
Ryan Carter's Camps Bar "2" side have moved to the top of the Wick & District Summer Pool League, after winning 6-4 in their top of the table clash against Retro "1".   George Smith and Andrew Edwards helped their Retro team take a 2-0 lead, but the Camps side won four in a row to go 4-2 up.