The 2nd round of the Scottish Tarmac Championship was held at Ingleston Highland Showground on 2nd April 2016. With the entries full within 15 minutes of opening and a reserve of 20 cars it was a capacity entry.
Wick Academy 2 Brora Rangers 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Scorries reversed a two-goal deficit, to grab a share of the spoils in a gutsy second half comeback. Apart from displaying a never-say-die commitment, the draw demonstrated that Academy are closing the gap on their derby rivals, no small achievement when you consider Dudgeon Parks quality and expensive outfit.
A momentous day for Caithness as the Caithness Ladies football team has drawn Dunfermline in a home tie in the Scottish Cup. The game will be played on their home ground at Naver Park, Thurso.
Wick Academy 0 Formartine United 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson WICK will doubtless feel a draw would have been a fairer result given the work they put in to the 90 minutes. United on the other hand needed all three points to stay in contention with the title challengers and will have been relieved to have shaded it.
Wick Triathlon Club have their annual Easter 10K run on Sunday 27th March. The run will start from Staxigoe Hall at 11am.
Wick Academy 4 Inverurie Locos 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson TIME was when Academy would have viewed an encounter with Locos with some trepidation...not any more. The Scorries had Inverurie on the run, but while the visitors were down at times, they demonstrated they were not out of the game and kept coming back in an entertaining ninety minutes for the fans.
Match Date 27th February 2016. Macadie makes the difference in late kick-off tussle.
Want to get fit? Want a new challenge? Want to be part of an awesome team? Then come and give rugby a try. All abilities welcome.
There will be a meeting at the PPP on 6th February, 1pm until 2pm It is open to anyone who is interested in the sport either wanting to have a go or wanting to get back into it. Our first meeting will be an informal gathering to see what interest we have.
High Life membership offers you and your family access to a range of health and fitness opportunities in leisure centres throughout the Highlands. In addition to swimming pools and fitness suites, your membership gets you access to squash courts, swimming lessons and a huge range of group exercise classes for people of all abilities and interests.
Wick Academy 6 Rothes 1 Reporter - Noel Donaldson THIS was Academy at their creative best and while it is never wise to tempt fate in cup contests, the result must leave them with the confidence they can progress in this league tournament. Rothes were powerless to counter the ever-increasing goal spate in the preliminary round, as Academys ruthless strike force ripped through their hapless defence, time and again.
Wick Academy 2 Linlithgow Rose 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THEY thought it was all over... until Davie Allan demonstrated it wasnt! His dramatic, last gasp, strike kept Academy in their Scottish Cup quest although it will be their turn to make the long trip - for the replay The dejected Rose players trouped off the field in disbelief, last night, the Harmsworth Park roar ringing in their ears.
Alyn Gunn, Head coach, at Thurso Football Academy was announced Young Persons Coach of the Year at the 2015 Highland Coaching Awards. The awards are run by High Life Highland in partnership with sportscotland to recognise the outstanding contribution and significant impact of local coaches in enabling quality sport and physical activity opportunities to happen in communities across the Highlands.
Wick Academy 5 Nairn County 1 ACADEMY booked their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup with a superb performance at Harmsworth Park, yesterday. This was Academy at their best, with all the team regulars playing attacking football with commitment and a conviction that they were going to be the side going through.
Wick Academy 2 Whitehill Welfare 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson JUST when it look as if Academy had booked their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup, with a late decider, than opponents Whitehill Welfare delivered a party spoiler with an even later goal. With the scoreline at one all at half-time - Gary Weir out-jumping the Welfare defence to even things with a well-placed header - there was everything to play for in the keenly-contested second period but as the clock ticked on, it seemed that a replay was the cards, until Stephen Anderson struck, forging his way through the centre of the Welfare defence ...sparking jubilation on field and among the Academy faithful.
Highland Council has agreed funding of up to £150,000 to develop detailed designs and costings for a Regional Sports Facility. The project planning is to be taken forward in line with the Council's Programme commitment to work with partners to progress the delivery of a regional sports facility for the Highlands in Inverness incorporating indoor cycling, tennis and athletics as part of our aim of promoting the Highlands as a great place to live, work and visit.
Wick Academy 3 Huntly 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY'S fluctuating fortunes took another turn, this time for the better, with a scintillating display that delighted their fans, desperate to see their team settle into a new season swing after an uncertain start. While the Scorries have yet to find the elusive match play quality of consistency, the performance highlighted what the team is capable of, though it would be tempting fate to suggest that their title challenge is well and truly back on track.
The Scottish Surfing Federation have one week left to raise the money to send a Scotland surfing team to the European Surfing Championships in Morocco. The team are trying to raise money on their Crowdfunder page where you will find all the information on the competition and the team.
2015 Wick & District Summer League Final. Suzanne Carter's Camps "1" have won the Wick & District Summer Pool League for the second year in a row after a 12-8 victory against Camps "2" in this years final.
Wick Academy 8 Ft William 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Fort must have been dying to hear the ref whistle time-up before Academy made a humiliating defeat even more embarrassing by taking their score into double figures. The Scorries put down a marker when Gary Manson open their account in no less that three minutes and Danny Mackay and Steven Anderson made it 3-0 before the break.