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Alex Murray Construction Cross Country Series winners

11 categories encompassed seven separate races and a mammoth 209 runners from under-9 to seniors took to the swampy, sticky mud tracks of the Lews Castle Grounds at the weekend as the silverware curtain came down on the Alex Murray Construction Cross Country Series.

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Gotland plans kicking into overdrive now

Gotland plans kicking into overdrive now

Since throwing their sporting hat in the international ring of the NatWest Island Games, the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) have turned so many dreams into reality.

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Bayhead blitz for superb Stornoway who return to winning ways

Bayhead blitz for superb Stornoway who return to winning ways

Stornoway Rugby Club are cautiously optimistic of achieving their best ever season since entering Caley North 2 after the high-flying Hebrideans rocketed to a five league win of the campaign.

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Skate hunters out in force as anglers reel in massive catches

Skate hunters out in force as anglers reel in massive catches

The freshwater close season seems to have flown in and we are on the brink of another new season.

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Family affair at the top of the pile

Family affair at the top of the pile

There are a number of members falling into the father and son category at Stornoway Golf Club, but only two such pairings are registered for the Car Hire Hebrides Winter League. Perhaps more parent and child partnerships will play in future, because the two pairings competing for the Winter League trophy now fill first and second places in the overall competition.

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WIIGA chair reflects on huge Island Games impact

WIIGA chair reflects on huge Island Games impact

There are just over 120 days now until the Western Isles sportsmen and women load up the chartered flight with their kit, gear and medal hopes and dreams for the 2017 NatWest Island Games.

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The winter League race is hotting up

The winter League race is hotting up

It was four degrees below zero when I prised open the vertical blinds at 7am last Saturday morning. The ground was white and, despite clear skies, I knew that there would be no golf played in Stornoway that day. I went back to bed, expecting at any moment to hear my mobile buzz with that most depressing of messages: Course Closed.

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Chance to support promsing teen footballer

Chance to support promsing teen footballer

A Lewis teenager is appealing for sponsorship as she bids to stake her claim at one of Scotland’s top women’s football teams.

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Impressive performance by SYRFC

Impressive performance by SYRFC

This time last year and Stornoway were sent home from Ellon with their tails firmly between their legs after a humbling and painful 88-5 defeat.

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Western Isles Darts Festival

Western Isles Darts Festival

Suits and clobber so loud you can’t hear the person next to you. Check.

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july date confirmed for hebrides triathlon

july date confirmed for hebrides triathlon

12-months on from the trial run of the Hebrides Triathlon the sporting event for the most devoted and fearless of all athletes will return to Lewis this July.

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WIIGA 5K draws huge crowd

WIIGA 5K draws huge crowd

Stornoway Running and Athletics Club’s flying Frenchman Florent Schall was first runner to break the tape in the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) 5K.

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Western Isles Island Games Association

Western Isles Island Games Association

The Western Isles Island Games Association men’s football team continued their step up in training with another friendly match this week.

Eric Macleod’s squad squared off in a keenly contested friendly against the West Side at the Stornoway All Weaher surface.

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Lewis lads shine in Highland junior comp

Lewis lads shine in Highland junior comp

Highland u13

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Leighton Thomas secured his second Winter League victory of the current campaign at Bute Golf Club on Saturday.

Rain dampens thoughts of summer

An amphitheatre created around an arena no larger than the shortest hole on Stornoway golf course was the centre of attraction in global golf last weekend. The stands constructed around the 16th hole at Scottsdale, Arizona, hold over 20,000 spectators and the intimidating and inspiring atmosphere generated is the major attraction of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The overall attendance at the event was in excess of 700,000, making the Phoenix Open easily the highest attended event on the PGA Tour.

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Hole in one for happy Huw

Hole in one for happy Huw

It was third time lucky for the Ken MacDonald & Co TeXmas Scramble last Saturday. Wintry weather resulted in two postponements at the tail end of last year but there was a silver lining: when the competition was eventually played, conditions could hardly have been better for the time of year.

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Guy Learmonth

Leaner and fitter Guy Learmonth chases another personal best

Guy Learmonth wants to start punching above his weight after shedding the pounds in a bid to muscle into the middle-distance elite.

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Butcher on the time of his life as an Invinciblue

Butcher on the time of his life as an Invinciblue

Terry Butcher skippered Rangers to three Scottish League titles in his four season north of the border, all the while his captains armband was sat next to the armband of England skipper at the same time.

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Harris Golf Club news and views

Harris Golf Club news and views

The Harris Golf Club AGM took place recently in the Harris Hotel. This was a special meeting in that the Captain Mal Hall was standing down after a lengthy period in ‘office’ and so the club now has a new captain with Kenny Morrison taking on the position.

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