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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.