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.
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.
Lybster team who beat Pentland United 5-3 in the Eain MacIntosh cup in Halkirk on Saturday 12th July 2014..
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Bobby Gunn's Retro1 side remain undefeated and sit top of the Wick & District Summer Pool League after an impressive 6-4 victory over current holders Queens Hotel. Andrew Edwards was the star player for Retro1, winning all three of his games to help his side secure the three points against a strong Queens team.
The low cost inclusive High Life membership scheme for leisure facilities in Highland has received a growing amount of national attention over the last two years. Notably a Scottish Government working group has recognised the scheme as a significantly different operating model, which enables access to all regardless of income levels and one that could potentially be replicated by other Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts across Scotland.
The Glasgow 2014 team have announced the names of the 109 batonbearers who will take part when the Queens Baton Relay comes to the Highlands next month. On Friday 4 July 10 baton bearers will take the baton through Aviemore as it makes it's way to Perth.
- Dario Franchitti to drive Jim Clark's Lotus 25 - Adrian Newey to drive Ronnie Peterson's March 711. Three-times Indianapolis 500 winner and four-times IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti, and Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey are the latest high-profile drivers confirmed to drive in the 50th Grand Prix commemorative parades taking place on all three days of this year's FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (04-06 July).
Staffordshire's Julie Brown will bid for a rare double when she tees up in the English senior women's stroke play championship at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, from June 17-19. Julie (Trentham, Image © Leaderboard Photography), won the English senior women's amateur at her first attempt in April.
The Mahindra Formula E team completed a successful shakedown of the team's new Formula E car on Wednesday, at a wet Donington Park circuit in the UK. Taking part in the first ever shakedown for the 10 Formula E teams, Mahindra Racing drivers Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok completed various system checks during the day's running.
'WILDCARDS' - A FILM BY FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS. The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has released a short film produced by an independent videographer which follows the progress of Lydden Hill's wildcard entries Tanner Foust, Andrew Jordan plus Monster Energy World RX Team's, Liam Doran.
One hundred fifty "specials" -- journalists and technicians of 35 nationalities -- will be assigned to the 12 cities where the national teams will be competing. They will report on the matches, the players, the training sessions, the press conferences and the fans' reactions.
The Highlands prepare to celebrate as Queens Baton Relay draws nearer With just a month to go until the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay arrives in the Highlands, communities across the area are busy preparing to mark this once in a lifetime occasion. The first Highland sighting of the Baton, which has travelled over 190,000kms around the globe, will be in Aviemore on Friday 4 June while it is en-route from Moray to Perth and Kinross.
Retro "1" remain undefeated in the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League after sealing a 7-3 win against the Francis Street Club on Monday Night. Bobby Gunn was the star player, winning all three of his games to help his Retro side climb up to second place in the table.