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Stonyhurst’s county crown

Stonyhurst College’s first XV rugby squad continued their impressive run of victories in the Under 18 Lancashire Schools’ Cup, winning their fourth-consecutive final out of the last five years.

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Russ Thompson	image courtesy of Stanislav Kucera

Russ disappointed not to take the win

Russ Thompson put in a battling drive on his way to third in Group N on this year’s Malcolm Wilson Rally, but came away from the forests of Cumbria hugely disappointed not to have taken a win.

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Rocky Fielding (left) knocks down Luke Blackledge in their Commonwealth Super Middleweight Title fight at the Phones 4u Arena, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 23, 2013. See PA Story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Coach hoping to keep fighters apart

In an ideal world, for boxing coach Alex Matvienko, both Luke Blackledge and Rocky Fielding can continue to climb up the super-middleweight rankings without the lingering threat of a rematch.

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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 26:   Michael Bisping weighs in during the UFC 159 weigh-in event at the Prudential Center on April 26, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Bisping paired with GSP

Michael Bisping is expected to make the latest defence of his middleweight crown against legendary UFC champion Georges St-Pierre’s in the summer.

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Sophie Lamb

Sophie on England duty

Clitheroe’s Sophie Lamb will be part of the England team in the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande in Spain from March 29th to April 1st.

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The shelters provided by the 2016 Aviva Community Fund. (s)

Netball players say thanks for shelters

Thanks have been expressed by a local netball club’s players and their parents after residents’ votes secured funds from the 2016 Aviva Community Fund to buy two new shelters.

Matron Linda Gregson with supporters at the 2016 Graham Gardner Golf Day.

Golfers are urged to hole some cash for Critical Care Unit

Local golfers are being encouraged to swing into action and raise cash for vital hospital equipment in memory of a Ribble Valley man.

Michael van Gerwen in action during day fourteen of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 1, 2017. See PA story DARTS World. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

World’s top darts stars coming to Preston venue

Some of the world’s best professional darts players are arrowing in to Preston for an exciting night of sporting entertainment at the Guild Hall later this year.


‘You don’t play boxing’ – Carl Frampton offers words of advice to young boxers

Northern Ireland’s first ever two-weight world champion Carl Frampton offered words of advice to Kevin Maree’s stable on his nostalgic return to the Stirk House.

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Rugby player Oscar Duck, centre, with his dad Roger on the left and coach and club chairman, Bob Wilkinson, on the right.

Oscar typifies rugby club’s ‘superb spirit’

Clitheroe Rugby Club Under 16 outside centre, Oscar Duck, ran 15 miles around Clitheroe on Saturday to raise money for the RFU Injured Players Foundation.


Carl Frampton wants to settle the score with Santa Cruz

“I’ll lose a little bit of respect for him,” Carl Frampton said of rival Léo Santa Cruz, should the Mexican champion prevent a conclusion to their trilogy.

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Action from Clitherie Under 16s Plate Quarter-Final defeat against Blackburn

Hard-fought win sees Clitheroe maintain push

Clitheroe maintained their promotion push with a thrilling win at rivals Tarleton.

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Sophie Lamb												Image courtesy of Leaderboard Photography

Sophie on Nations Cup duty

British stroke play champion Sophie Lamb is in action with Georgia Price and Bel Wardle in the Nations Cup at the Spanish women’s championship.

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Berlin, 2 July 2015: Day 4 of the Modern Pentathlon Senior World Championships. Day 4 qualifying women. The World Championships goes from 29 June until 5 July 2015.

Samantha is third Brit home in Los Angeles

Samantha Murray was third Pentathlon GB athlete home in the first Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year in Los Angeles at the weekend.

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Those swimmers who took part in this year's Lancashire County Championships.

Great results and medal haul for Clitheroe swimming club

Swimmers for Clitheroe Dolphins have been going that extra length recently following the appointment of a new head coach.

Clitheroe Golf Clubs newly elected officials for 2017 are pictured (from left) John Holt (Captain-Elect), Les Bury (President), Janette Ranson (Lady Captain), Peter Hargreaves (Captain) and Gail Clifford (Lady Captain-Elect).

Hargreaves is elected captain at Clitheroe GC

Over 100 members attended the Annual General Meeting of Clitheroe Golf Club last week, when Peter Hargreaves was elected Club Captain for 2017.

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Action from Saturdays defeat to Hawcoat Park

Promising second half not enough

A promising second half wasn’t enough as Clitheroe seconds were beaten 41-29 at Litlemoor by Hawcoat Park under perfect conditions, thanks to head groundsman Phil Isherwood.

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Mark Heffron (right) with his manager Kevin Maree

Heffron signs knockout TV deal

Hard-hitting super-middleweight Mark Heffron has been given the platform to get his career off the ground after signing a knockout three-year deal with Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions.

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Lincoln City footballer Sam Habergham with his parents Linda and Richard

Habergham's history boys in search of ancestors

A famous name from the past, which came back to haunt Burnley during Lincoln City’s historic FA Cup victory, is seeking to unearth more history.
Malcolm Dorfman

Karate club kicks off new workshops

A karate club is kicking off new workshops run by an internationally renowned karate instructor.

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