SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BEN McElroy (12) of Holyrood Academy held on to his lead in the GBR Topper 4.2 Championship Series at the final event at Derwent Reservoir near Newcastle.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers picked for circuit racing team

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE youth members of McKinley’s 1st Chard Wheelers – Ruby Bond, Emily Attfield and Ryan White – have been selected for the South West Road/Circuit racing team.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo charge to victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE were some prodigious scores when 34 Windwhistle Seniors took part in a 4Ball Better Ball competition in benign conditions last Monday.

ANGLING: Convincing win for Homewood at Perry Street

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Chard AC members fished the penultimate league match at Perry Street pond, conditions were hot, flat and calm and many found the going tough.

TENNIS: Wimbledon heartbreak for Skupien

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

ILMINSTER tennis starlet Louis Skupien insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers dominate South-West squad

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

McKINLAY’s 1st Chard Wheelers will be providing half the South-West region team for the inter-regional track championships later this year.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo have Gleneagles in their sights

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A TILT at golfing glory awaits amateur Paul Manley and his Windwhistle PGA professional Liam Clarke as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles – just three weeks before Europe and America meet in the Ryder Cup.

ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

Chard & Ilminster News: ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

6:10am Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO Chard School pupils both won silver medals at the Independent Schools Association’s National Athletics finals in Birmingham last Monday.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers shine at two events

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

3:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE Kalas Cup two-day stage race was contested by teams of four riders from all the central, south and west regions along with Wales.

GOLF: Captain's team wins Midsummer Madness at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

11:25am Friday 27th June 2014

WINDWHISTLE’S annual Midsummer Madness competition teed off at 5.30am with 18 teams of four taking part and a shotgun start.

ANGLING: Carp bite well for Jamie Rich

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

3:10pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE warmer weather saw lots of carp cruising about in the upper layers for Chard’s latest match.

ANGLING: Hunt wins round three at Dillington

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Scales tip in Rich's favour

9:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

ROUND three of the summer league at Dillington saw the pond fish really well with some great weights recorded.

SWIMMING: Chard swimmers of the month

Chard & Ilminster News: SWIMMING: Chard swimmers of the month

5:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE Chard club’s Swimmers of the Month are Joss Copeman 12, and Xanthe Dyer 12.

GOLF: Scramble at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

12:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

WINDWHISTLE Golf Club held their first Open 3 Man Team Texas Scramble on Saturday when great turn out of over 30 teams competed in good playing conditions.

CYCLING: Barratt takes bronze in national Over-50s championships

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

2:44pm Thursday 12th June 2014

VETERAN Paul Barratt, of McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers, finished a brilliant third in British cycling’s Over-50s national championships at the weekend.

CYCLING: Hogg impresses professionals at Merryfield

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

2:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

ROB Hogg of McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers, once again took on the best of the region’s top riders at the third round of the Team Tor 2000 summer series at Merryfield, near Ilminster.

ANGLING: Courtney catches well on the canal

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

ILMINSTER AA juniors held a match on Ilminster Canal on Saturday and some good weights were recorded.

EVENTING: Classy show by Billie-Ann at Pontispool

Chard & Ilminster News: EVENTING: Classy show by Billie-Ann at Pontispool

6:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

WINSHAM rider Billie-Ann Warren and her horse Moses finished an excellent seventh in a novice class at the Pontispool Horse Trials last Monday.

CYCLING: Rietz races to third in regional championships

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

6:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

TWO McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers put in excellent performances at the South West regional championships at Hatherleigh in Devon.

BOWLS: Easy for Ilminster in Turnbull Cup

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

9:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

ILMINSTER men eased through to the next round of the Turnbull Cup with a comfortable victory over South Petherton.

TENNIS: Chard looking strong in Yeovil league

Chard & Ilminster News: TENNIS: Shuker grabs Gauten Open doubles title

7:30pm Thursday 29th May 2014

CHARD A men’s team have already built up a five point lead in the Yeovil and district league under the new captaincy of Peter Dixon.

SHOWJUMPING: Chloe qualifies for Horse of the Year Show

Chard & Ilminster News: POINT TO POINT: Kirkleigh can score in Open

2:00pm Monday 26th May 2014

CHARD showjumper Chloe Reynolds is looking forward to riding in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final at the Horse of the Year Show.

CYCLING: Chard youngsters excel at Merryfield

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

1:06pm Friday 23rd May 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers enjoyed another highly successful evening of racing at the second round of the Team Tor 2000 summer series at RNAS Merryfield near Ilton.

ANGLING: Rich pickings in Dillington Pond summer league

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Scales tip in Rich's favour

8:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

ILMINSTER AA members fished the first round of the Summer League at Dillington Pond.

GOLF: Young pips Markby in Windwhistle Seniors cup

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Southward wins Poppy Putter

6:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors began their week with the second round of the Challenge Cup, played at the Frome Golf Club.

FOOTBALL: Ambitious Combe ladies finish fifth

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

6:00pm Monday 12th May 2014

COMBE St Nicholas Ladies have made encouraging progress in their inaugural season, finishing fifth in division two of the Somerset Women’s league.

ANGLING: Rich finishes in pole position

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

6:00am Monday 12th May 2014

ILMINSTER AA members fished the first round of the Summer League at Dillington Pond on Sunday.

RUNNING: Loveridge finishes an impressive sixth

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

9:32pm Sunday 11th May 2014

REIGNING champion Wayne Loveridge of Chard Road Runners continued his defence of the Somerset Series when finishing sixth out of 662 runners in the Glastonbury 10k.

ANGLING: Parkhouse nets another good catch

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Scales tip in Rich's favour

9:30pm Sunday 11th May 2014

THE second match of the Perry Street Pond League was fished in much better conditions although the fishing still was tough for some.

GOLF: Windwhistle make winning start to league campaign

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Southward wins Poppy Putter

10:37pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

JON Stone and Andy Swain were the star performers as Windwhistle A beat Burnham & Berrow 3½-1½ in their first league game of the season. The duo won 7&6.

BOWLS: Chard edge season's opener

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Tucker takes Deane singles honours

10:35pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

CHARD’S lawn green bowlers began their season with a very close match at Lyme Regis last Friday.

CYCLING: Magnus reaches the heights in first mountain bike race

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

10:32pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

MAGNUS Larsen of McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers took part in his first mountain bike race at the weekend – and finished fifth in the British schools championships in Sussex.

RUNNING: Daniels heads team at a kanter

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

7:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

CHARD Road Runners joined an 85 strong field on Good Friday for the Kilmington Kanter, a seven mile multi-terrain race.

CYCLING: Hogg impresses against leading European riders in Belgium

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

6:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

ROB Hogg, McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers’ leading junior rider, Rob Hogg, travelled to Belgium over Easter with coach John Hughes for a long weekend of racing and to watch the professionals in one of the Ardennes classics.

SWIMMING: Chard youngsters shine at Open Meet

Chard & Ilminster News: SWIMMING: Minehead and West Somerset celebrate achievements

1:27pm Friday 25th April 2014

CHARD Swimming Club’s Joss Copeman and Xanthe Dyer, both 12, gained their first regional qualifying times at the Easter Open Meet in Bournemouth, writes Hannah Pullinger.

ANGLING: Donovan strikes at Perry Street

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Scales tip in Rich's favour

1:16pm Friday 25th April 2014

THE first match of the Perry St Pond League was fished in awful conditions with strong winds and heavy rain, some good weights were still recorded though.

HORSE RACING: McCoy and Tommo heading for Taunton finale tomorrrow evening

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

5:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO of racing’s best know characters, champion jockey A.P.McCoy and Derek Thompson, are heading to Taunton for their final meeting of the season tomorrow when the first of the seven race card is due off at 4.55pm.

HORSE RACING: Taunton host final meeting of the season on Wednesday

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TAUNTON bring down the curtain on another successful season of racing in style on Wednesday when they host their evening meeting, sponsored by Bathwick Tyres, with the first of seven races due off at 4.55pm.

GOLF: Windwhistle Seniors record first victory of the season

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Southward wins Poppy Putter

9:17pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors’ match team entertained Sidmouth Golf Club seeking their first win of the season.

GOLF: Windwhistle edged out in Somerset Bowl

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

11:54am Sunday 30th March 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors suffered a narrow defeat in the first round of the Somerset Bowl on Friday.

RUGBY: Redstart School wins tag tournament

Chard & Ilminster News: RUGBY: Barbarians continue hunt for new coach

1:15pm Friday 28th March 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s feeder primary schools took part in a tag tournament last Wednesday.

RUNNING: Runners tackle Peaky Freaky

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

1:12pm Friday 28th March 2014

CHARD Road Runners Wayne Loveridge and Martin Holley took to their bikes and running shoes for the much-acclaimed Peaky Freaky Duathlon.

GOLF: Windwhistle B team off to a flyer

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

5:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

WINDWHISTLE B made an excellent start in division four of the Avalon league with a 4½-½ win over Taunton and Pickeridge Stags.

CYCLING: Juniors best in time trial for Chard Wheelers

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

3:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

TIME Trial riders from McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers began their season at the weekend with the CS Dynamo ten mile TT from Feniton to Honiton and back.

BOXING: Chard ABC welcoming new members

Chard & Ilminster News: BOXING: Tiverton's Alex Jones reverses verdict against tricky opponent

2:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

CHARD Boxing Club, who hold training nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm, are encouraging new members to go along and train.

RUNNING: Loveridge and Holly shine in Somerset Series

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

2:43pm Friday 21st March 2014

TWO Chard Road Runners took part in the fourth race of the Somerset Series at Butleigh over 7½ miles of hills, fields and footpaths.

RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

7:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

CHARD Road Runners hit the top-rated Axe Valley Grizzly 20 mile off-road race and the ten mile Grizzly Cub.

HORSE RACING: Taunton race tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

8:59pm Sunday 9th March 2014

TAUNTON host their ever popular Landlords Day meeting tomorrow (Monday) when the first of the seven events on the card is due to post at 2.20pm.

HORSE RACING: Taunton kick off Cheltenham week

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

12:50pm Saturday 8th March 2014

TAUNTON provide an ideal start to Cheltenham Festival week when they when they host their ever-popular Landlords Day on Monday.

RUNNING: Loveridge heads Chard Road Runners

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNNING: Exeter captain third in this morning's Great West Run

6:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

WAYNE Loveridge led the contingent of Chard Road Runners in the Combe St Nicholas PFA 10k Road Race, finishing second in 38m 23s.






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