The first round first legs of the 2014/15 Rockwater Shield got underway on Monday night, with Lybster teams Bayview1 and Commercial earning healthy leads to take into next weeks 2nd leg ties. Dale Johnston of The Seaforth Club got his side off to a good start, but George Zindilis' Commercial showed great desire to win all of the remaining frames to score a 6-1 first leg win.
Wick Academy 3 Turriff United 4 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE last-minute strike by Gary Harris denied the Scorries a share of the points and ended their 14-game unbeaten record in a seven-goal ding-dong thriller before a bumper crowd at Harmsworth Park. The tension was tangible as United levelled the scoreline at three all, with a couple of minutes of injury time left, and local supporters doubtless content to settle for a share of the points.
The Queens Hotel kept up their undefeated streak on Monday night and remain at the top of Wick & District Pool Leagues division two. Harry Candeland was the key player for Queens as he helped his side to a comfortable 8-4 victory over Francis Street Club.
The 6 week "MOVE IT TO LOSE IT" Christmas Challenge begins this week with first weigh in's taking place at all participating High Life Highland leisure centres. The campaign encourages everyone in the community to get active in the run-up to the festive season.
The final rally of the 2014 Scottish Rally Tarmac Championship, the Kingdom Stages was held at Crail Airfield near St Andrews in Fife on November 1st. Competing in Class 3 was Bill Hamilton and new co-driver Matt Fletcher in the Hamilton Optimum Training Opel Kadett.
Steve Atkins' Bayview1 team remain at the top of Wick & District Pool League's division one after an extremely hardfought 7-5 win over Suzanne Carter's Camps1. Mark Alexander's 8-ball clearance in the opening frame got the Camps side off to a great start, but Bayview would win the next three to turn thing around.
The Mountain Dew have joined the Queens Hotel at the top of Wick & District Pool League's Division Two, thanks to a convincing 9-3 victory over Crown2 on Monday Night. Andy Bunn's Mountain side got off to a great start and took a 3-1 lead, but Crown2 bounced back to trail 4-3.
Alan Larnach's Crown1 side recovered well after last weeks defeat to Bayview1, as they secured the three points in a 8-4 home win against Sinclair Bay. Colin Banks got the match underway with a fantastic total clearance, and his Crown team would go on to race into a 5-0 lead.
The 2014/15 Wick & District Pool League season got underway on Monday night as sixteen teams looked to get their campaign off to a winning start. The big match in divsion one saw last years second and third placed teams (Bayview1 & Crown1) go head to head out in Lybster.
Thursday 30th October 30 to Saturday 1st November 2014 Momentum is building for the forthcoming UK Pro Surf Championships which will see the UK's top surfers competing in Thurso. SSE and Highland Council's support for the Thurso Surfing Championships is helping to bring the UK Pro Surfing Tour back to Thurso this year, where over 100 surfers will compete for the National Title.
Wick Academy 4 Keith 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson. THERE can be nothing more demoralising for any football team team than being hammered 7-1 and days later losing 4-0 with no immediate prospect of things improving.
Wick Academy 2 Buckie Thistle 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY returned to league business after their cup catastrophe but it was a hard slog for both sides. With a little luck, the Scorries might have had a substantial goal tally.
ALL ADULTS WELCOME - YOUNG AND OLD! EVERY THURSDAY FROM 7-9PM 11 September 2014 7.00 - 9.00pm AT WICK SQUASH CLUB HARMSWORTH PARK, SOUTH ROAD JUST BRING SHORTS OR JOGGERS, T-SHIRT AND TRAINERS WE'LL SUPPLY THE REST DON'T BE A COUCH POTATO THIS WINTER IT ONLY TAKES AN HOUR AND HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE THE MOST HEALTHY FORM OF EXERCISE. IT IS A GREAT WAY TO WORK AWAY THE STRESSES OF EVERYDAY LIFE SAUNA AVAILABLE TO HELP WORK UP A SWEAT! FEE £3.00 .
Building work has now commenced in Inverness as The Highland Council prepares to stage Scotland's biggest ever traditional sports weekend as part of the Highland Homecoming celebrations. Angus Dick, Chair of the Inverness Highland Games Committee said: "We have a wonderful weekend of traditional sports planned including the hosting of the Masters World Championships and a Guinness World Record attempt for Simultaneous Caber Tossing (admission to both events is free); and the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final." The action will commence at Bught Park on Friday 12 September at 9am as the Masters World Championships (MWC2014) featuring a world record 160 competitors from 14 countries gets underway.
Wick Academy 1 Brora Rangers 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE SCORRIES turned in a gutsy performance in front of a packed Harmsworth Park, last night and must have felt cheated by that late Brora decider as well as left wondering what might have been had some of the Wick chances borne fruit. The wee Rangers' keeper, Jo Malin was partly "to blame" for that, pulling off some spectacular saves.
30 August 2014 See the game at http://vimeo.com/104913654 http://vimeo.com/104913654.
Wick Academy 3 Fraserburgh United .2 (half-time 2-1) Reporter Noel Donaldson - Saturday 30 August 2014 IT was perhaps poetic justice, that, in a game where penalty issues caused much controversy, Academy snatched the decider from the spot, seconds from the final whistle. Even then, there was drama, as Scorries' supporters held their breath while referee Graham Elder, who initially awarded Wick a free kick from the edge of the box, consulted his linesman and then pointed to the spot.
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.
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.
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.