FENCING: Nat Lewis picked for elite coaching

Somerset County Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

TAUNTON Blades coach Nat Lewis has been selected by British Fencing to attend an International Sabre Coaches course in Budapest, Hungary in September.

MOTOR SPORT: Smeatharpe prepares feast of high octane action

Somerset County Gazette:

7:10am Saturday 27th September 2014

A DAY of fun and action awaits racegoers at Smeatharpe Stadium between Taunton and Honiton tomorrow (1pm).

RUGBY: Titans at full strength for visit of Canterbury

Somerset County Gazette:

11:34am Friday 26th September 2014

TAUNTON Titans return to Hyde Park on Saturday for their second home game of the season when they take on some people’s tip for promotion, Canterbury, at 3pm.

BOWLS: Taunton Deane host world class bowlers this weekend

Somerset County Gazette:

11:31am Friday 26th September 2014

SOME of the world’s top bowlers will be in action at Taunton Deane Bowling Club this Saturday and Sunday.

ATHLETICS: Burden's the boss in Yeovilton 5K series

Somerset County Gazette:

11:23am Friday 26th September 2014

PHIL Burden of Taunton AC secured overall victory in the Yeovilton 5K event series with a personal best of 15m 4s in the final race of the summer.

CYCLING: Fine season for Somerset Road Club

Somerset County Gazette:

11:10am Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET Road Club ended a strong road season lying second overall in the South-West standings behind Mid Devon CC.

NETBALL: Hoveland youngsters hold their nerve

Somerset County Gazette:

11:07am Friday 26th September 2014

GALMINGTON side Hovelands travelled to Sherborne to play Yeovil’s 2nd team, Newton, in the Somerset League Premier Division and edged a thrilling game 38-35.

GOLF: Trio race to victory in Oake Bowmaker

10:39am Friday 26th September 2014

OAKE Manor Ladies held a hugely successful Open Day in glorious weather, taking full advantage of a course superbly manicured for the Pro Am a few days before.

GOLF: Wellington youngster is Devon champion

Somerset County Gazette:

10:20am Friday 26th September 2014

WELLINGTON golfer Tom Trowbridge won the Devon Boys’ Championship at Stover, near Newton Abbot.

ARCHERY: Taunton student is on target

Somerset County Gazette:

10:13am Friday 26th September 2014

TAUNTON School student Al Waleed Al Omair has taken part in two high-profile competitions.

BOWLS: Watchet edge friendly

Somerset County Gazette:

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

WATCHET scraped a four shot victory over Wiltshire touring side Purton.

GOLF: Vivary's John Woodward on Ryder Cup duty

Somerset County Gazette:

10:16am Friday 19th September 2014

VIVARY Park Golf Club secretary and former club captain, John Woodward, has again been selected as a senior marshall for the Ryder Cup which starts next Tuesday and is being held at Gleneagles in Scotland.

HORSE RACING: Empiricle looks one to follow from Jeremy Scott yard

Somerset County Gazette:

10:12am Friday 19th September 2014

THERE was only one place to be on Sunday for those interested in the racing world and that was the open day held by National Hunt trainer Jeremy Scott’s at his Brompton Regis stables.

ANGLING: Hawkridge enjoys fine sport

Somerset County Gazette:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

SOME excellent fishing was had at Hawkridge last week, with plenty of fish showing on the surface all over the lake, and anglers averaging 3.4 fish per rod.

GOLF: Oake Seniors claim Somerset Rosebowl

Somerset County Gazette:

10:07am Friday 19th September 2014

OAKE Seniors recorded a brilliant victory when they returned home with the Somerset Rosebowl Trophy after beating Burnham and Berrow on neutral ground at Enmore. The previous trophy holders were Taunton Vale.

GOLF: Wilson lands Vivary Park championship

Somerset County Gazette:

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

THE 76th Vivary Park Golf Club Championship was played in glorious weather and 47 players took part.

NETBALL: Regional league double for Galmington club

Somerset County Gazette:

9:50am Friday 19th September 2014

BOTH Galmington and Trident opened their regional league campaigns with impressive wins.

GOLF: Slomans hold sway on professional's day

Somerset County Gazette:

9:48am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Professional’s Open Day – celebrating Simon Stevenson’s 10 years at Taunton & Pickeridge – attracted a record 156 players.

GOLF: Juniors to get free membership at Oake

Somerset County Gazette:

4:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

OAKE Manor are preparing to offer free membership for juniors.

TENNIS: Open day at Taunton wheelchair club

Somerset County Gazette:

1:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TAUNTON Wheelchair Tennis Club are holding a free open day at Blackbrook on Sunday, September 21 between 2pm and 7pm.

EQUESTRIAN: World's elite descend on Pontispool

Somerset County Gazette:

1:40pm Friday 12th September 2014

EVENT riders switch their attentions to Pontispool Equine Sports Centre near Taunton on Sunday and Monday when many of the sports elite will be in action.

BOXING: Harrison brothers shine in Australian 'Golden Gloves'

Somerset County Gazette:

1:34pm Friday 12th September 2014

HARRISON and Flynn Sansom, previously members of Hamilton Green boxing gym in Taunton, both starred in the biggest boxing tournament in Australia – The Golden Gloves.

TENNIS: County honours for junior duo

Somerset County Gazette:

1:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

KING'S College student Pearllan Cipriano and King’s Hall pupil and Matthew Harrison, won a combined three county titles in the Somerset junior championships at Blackbrook Tennis Centre Taunton.

TRAMPOLINING: Whirlwinds bounce into new season in style

Somerset County Gazette:

1:28pm Friday 12th September 2014

WHIRLWINDS trampoline and DMT club were in the medals at the first league event of the season at the Welsh institute of sport in Cardiff.

GOLF: Loaders double up at Oake Manor

Somerset County Gazette:

1:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

OAKE Manor’s Junior Championship was held in atrocious weather but the youngsters battled it out to the end and the winner of the gross was 14-year-old Sam Loader while his 17-year-old sister Kathryn won the net.

SKITTLES: Latest results from Blackdown Hills league

Somerset County Gazette:

1:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

CATHERINE Wheel started their defence of their Division A title in the Blackdown Hills league with a 40 pin win over newly promoted Dam Busters.

GOLF: Fun day at Taunton and Pickeridge

Somerset County Gazette:

1:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

IT was sunshine all the way at Taunton & Pickeridge on Tuesday when 30 lady members invited golfing friends from other clubs to join them in a fun day of golf in glorious conditions.

PIGEONS: Latest South Road club results

1:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

FIVE members of South Road Flying Club sent 33 birds from Eastbourne on Saturday.

HOCKEY: Vale offer event for newcomers tonight

Somerset County Gazette:

1:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

TAUNTON Vale Sports Club is taking part in the national Back to Hockey initiative for those who are thinking of getting back into hockey or wanting to pick up a stick for the first time.

NETBALL: Claremont take Taunton derby

Somerset County Gazette:

1:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

JUST four of Galmington’s Somerset League teams were in action on the opening Saturday of the new season with first division Claremont leading the way with an excellent if nail-biting win over Taunton’s Quantock at the Vale.

RUNNING: Miles heads Longrun Meadow parkrun field

Somerset County Gazette:

12:08pm Sunday 7th September 2014

DANIEL Miles of Taunton AC finished first in the Longrun Meadow parkun on Saturday, making the most of ideal conditions to return a time of 18m 23s.

GOLF: Pickeridge ladies lose crown

Somerset County Gazette:

3:51pm Friday 5th September 2014

TAUNTON and Pickeridge Ladies missed out on retaining the Rogers Cup – a county competition – by the narrowest of margins.

MOTOR SPORT: Taunton club in action at Wiscombe Park

Somerset County Gazette:

3:46pm Friday 5th September 2014

TAUNTON Motoring Club will be part of the Five Clubs syndicate who be promoting two days of championship hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park this weekend.

FENCING: Cashen's experience tells

Somerset County Gazette:

3:43pm Friday 5th September 2014

TAUNTON Deane Blades Fencing Club Junior Championships were fought at the new venue of Kings Hall School with the finals being a tense contest between Gabby Sully Dunbar and club-mate Milo Cashen.

GOLF: Richards holes ace in Generation Cup

Somerset County Gazette:

3:40pm Friday 5th September 2014

BERYL Richards hit a superb hole in one when Taunton Vale took part in the Generation Cup at Weston-super-Mare.

RUNNING: New club holds first run

Somerset County Gazette:

3:37pm Friday 5th September 2014

TAUNTON Running Club are holding their first meeting next Tuesday.

TABLE TENNIS: Taunton league welcomes new players and clubs

Somerset County Gazette:

6:10am Monday 18th August 2014

THE Taunton Table Tennis League starts up again next month and any new teams or players are welcome to join.

CYCLING: Exmoor Explorer raises £5,000

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE 17th annual Exmoor Explorer mountain bike challenge attracted nearly 400 riders from all over the country.

CYCLING: Elliot on a high after RideLondon event

Somerset County Gazette:

1:40pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TAUNTON’S Elliot Redfern admitted that being roared down the home straight on The Mall by hordes of fans at the Prudential RideLondon Youth Grand Prix would live long in the memory, writes Marios Palaloizou.

CYCLING: Hardy Wheelers join in Exmouth Exodus

11:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

EIGHT brave members Wellington Wheelers CC took on the challenge of the Exmouth Exodus bike ride on Saturday.

GOLF: Gidley on form at Taunton and Pickeridge

Somerset County Gazette:

9:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Goodman Cup Bogey Competition at Taunton and Pickeridge GC attracted a good entry.

BOWLS: Helen, 70, wins Champion of Champions title for Watchet

Somerset County Gazette:

7:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

HELEN McDermaid has won the Bowls England Champion of Champions trophy – at the age of 70.

BASEBALL: Taunton Muskets finish in style

1:20pm Saturday 9th August 2014

TAUNTON Muskets’ debut season in the South West Baseball League drew to an end last with their final game at home to the Torbay Barons.

HOCKEY: World Cup star to boost Vale

Somerset County Gazette:

11:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

IAN Haley, who played for South Africa in the London 2012 Olympics, will be turning out for Taunton Vale next season.

GOLF: Rookie Lowe wins Ronnie Mead Trophy

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

JOHN Lowe, who only received his competitive handicap in May, won the Ronnie Mead Trophy by three clear points at Taunton Vale.

GOLF: Carter's back in style

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

AFTER a quiet winter Dave Carter, the former seniors competitions secretary at Vivary, stormed back into form with a trio of high-profile victories.

GOLF: Taunton and Pickeridge ladies raise charity cash

Somerset County Gazette:

12:46pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TOTAL of 116 Taunton and Pickeridge Ladies and their guests took part in the 4 Ball Team Event on Tuesday.

ROLLER DERBY: Angels of Terror retain trophy

6:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

TAUNTON and Exeter's South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) retained the coveted title of Champion Roller Derby Team in the South-West.

HOCKEY: Former Vale player represents England at Commonwealth Games

Somerset County Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

FORMER Taunton Vale player Simon Mantell is currently representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

MOTOR SPORT: Wellington brothers add extra interest to bumper weekend of hill climbing at Wiscombe Park

Somerset County Gazette:

11:55am Friday 25th July 2014

WISCOMBE Park hosts the highlight of the South-West’s hill climb season this weekend with the visit of the country’s premier series, the Avon Tyres/TTC Group British Hill Climb Championship.






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