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Volunteers pitching in during summer has helped Silsden

Craven Herald: Jim Rosser

8:04pm Friday 19th December 2014

SILSDEN worked hard in the close season after problems with the playing surface last winter but last Saturday proved that you cannot beat the weather.

Grand triumph for Skipton's Hoggarth

Craven Herald: Ryan Hoggarth with his final opponent Michael Power

9:18am Thursday 18th December 2014

TEENAGE darts starlet Ryan “Boggo” Hoggarth has lifted the biggest title of his fledgling career.

Walton believes things are looking up

Craven Herald: Skipton coach Mark Walton

9:15am Thursday 18th December 2014

MARK Walton is happy with the progress his Skipton side have made this season after two successive relegations had plunged them into Yorkshire Four.

New boy Mullins shines in Skipton romp

9:13am Thursday 18th December 2014

Knaresborough 0 Skipton 65

Williams lands Prior engagement

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9:13am Thursday 18th December 2014

EMBSAY professional Pete Williams has been signed up by the new cycling team that is part owned by England cricketer Matt Prior.

Taylor sees red as Town are beaten

Craven Herald: Mark Threlfall gave Town the lead

9:12am Thursday 18th December 2014

Congleton Town 3 Barnoldswick Town 1

Skipton Academy girls take netball title

Craven Herald: The team: Lucy Taylor (capt) Shelby Lawson, Amy Howarth, Rachael Tetley, Eva Garrett, Megan Waterworth, Lucy Howard and Francesca Speak

9:11am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE Skipton Academy students are celebrating after winning the Bradford Secondary Schools Sports Association - Emerging League Central Venue Under-15 Netball competition.

Centre gets four moire black belts

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8:47am Thursday 18th December 2014

At the recent Shukokai/shito-ryu Karate Alliance black belt examinations held at Warrington, the Harrogate and Otley Karate Centres added four more names to their long list of students who have achieved success at black belt level since the centres were established 45 years ago.

Yarnbury home in on another impressive victory

Craven Herald: Jimmy Cryan heads for the line

8:43am Thursday 18th December 2014

Yarnbury 35 Pontefract 20

Open day for Guiseley Academy

Craven Herald: Ben Whitfield tees himself up for a shot

8:38am Thursday 18th December 2014

Guiseley AFC will be holding an open day for potential new Academy players on December 20th prior to the first team game against Leamington FC.

Open day for Guiseley Academy

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8:37am Thursday 18th December 2014

Guiseley AFC will be holding an open day for potential new Academy players on December 20th prior to the first team game against Leamington FC.

New signing Evison stars in six-hitting Otley Town’s win

Craven Herald: Otley's Joe Currie tries to get away from Beeston's Liam Robinson. Otley Town V Beeston St Anthony's. ts (14749175)

8:37am Thursday 18th December 2014

Otley Town 6 Brighouse Old Boys 1

Ilkley coach Morgan homes in on perfect Christmas gift

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8:28am Thursday 18th December 2014

RHYS Morgan has one simple Christmas wish – for his team to continue their impressive home record in the new year.

England coach Stuart Lancaster is a big hit at Ilkley

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8:22am Thursday 18th December 2014

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster was the guestv speaker at a special fund raising event organised by Ilkley Rugby Club's players at Stacks Field.

Ilkley coach angered by bad day at the office

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7:40am Thursday 18th December 2014

ILKLEY coach Rhys Morgan was an angry man after his team’s 25-21 North One East defeat at Dinnington on Saturday.

Travel sick Bees suffer on the road

Craven Herald: Richard Scull goes over for a try in Bradford & Bingley's victory over Beverley last Saturday. Picture: John Ashton

8:42pm Sunday 14th December 2014

Old Crossleyans 20

Adams leads the way in West Yorkshire League race at Nunroyd Park

Craven Herald: Tom Adams

1:54pm Friday 12th December 2014

TOM Adams was in top form for Ilkley Harriers at the final WesT Yorkshire Cross Country League meeting of the year at Nunroyd Park.

Hats off to Skipton's Hood at winter League meeting

Craven Herald: ALL SET: From left to right: Emma Yiu, Joel Dalby, Sue Marshall, Brian Hugill, Helen Lindley, Angela Dowbiggin, Neil Maloney (kneeling), James Kirkpatrick, Emma Newbould, Ben Davies, Mel Ives, Alastair Wallace, Melanie Steventon, Hilary Seward, Derek Ives

11:13pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A 22-strong group of runners from Skipton AC travelled to Mirfield to take part in the first round of the West Yorkshire Winter League.

Petchey wings in to take his chance for Ilkley

Craven Herald: Winger Paul Petchey uses his pace to evade a tackle and run in one of his five tries. Picture: ruggerpix.com

1:51pm Friday 12th December 2014

FIVE-try Paul Petchey was the toast of the Stacks Field crowd as he inspired Ilkley to a 48-16 win over Driffield.

Otley fail to tackle the menace of the Ampthill mob

Craven Herald: James White profited from Jack Mackie's break to score a try

10:48am Thursday 11th December 2014

Ampthill 41 Otley 10

Thommessen hits five as Dynamo ruffle Hen's Face's feathers

Craven Herald: Ilkley Dynamo, back row, from left: Rob Powell, Craig Bentham, Sam Jacomb, Ollie Blair, Ross Wilson, Michael Bloom, Simon Walker, Phil Thommesen, Tom Higman, Danny Forrest (Manager). Front Row: David Knaggs, Craig Smith, Danny Kenna, Danny Henderson, Ben

5:16am Thursday 11th December 2014

Ilkley Dynamo 10 Hen's Face (Halifax) 3

Leaders Preston hit Ben Rhydding for six

4:17am Thursday 11th December 2014

Preston 6 Ben Rhydding 0

Brothers hope to give Oxford the blues

12:07am Thursday 11th December 2014

THE Hall brothers are poised to complete a family double at Twickenham today.

Lee Walker Settles cup tie

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11:16pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Lepton 0 Settle United 1

Town slip to defeat against strugglers

Craven Herald: Dan Chadwick scored Town's goal

11:22pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

East End Park 5 Otley Town 1

Otley celebrate season of success

Craven Herald: Wicketkeeper Paul Nicholson was voted most improved player

11:22pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

OTLEY'S cricketers celebrated their all-conquering season with their annual presentation evening at Otley Golf Club.

No final fling for Steeton

Craven Herald: Steeton threaten from a corner Picture: Simon Pickles

11:14pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Salts 1 Steeton 0

Table-topping Runcorn Linnets hit Barnoldswick own for six

Craven Herald: Joel Melia capped a lively display with a goal

11:12pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Runcorn Linnets 6 Barnoldswick Town 2

Injuries hurt as Skipton lose to leaders

Craven Herald: Luke Stockton

11:12pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Skipton 0 Wetherby 52

Silsden sunk at the seaside

11:10pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Squires Gate 2, Silsden 0

Petchey wings in with five tries as Ilkley storm to victory

Craven Herald: Skipper Stuart Vincent goes over for a try Picture: ruggerpix.com

11:18pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Ilkley 48 Driffield 16

Town's hopes of continuing revival are hit for six

Craven Herald: Mark Threlfall's penalty is saved by Jason Foulds

9:33pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Barnoldswick Town 1 Ashton Athletic 6

Stockton scores 21 points as Skipton triumph

Craven Herald: Luke Stockton

9:31pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Sheffield Oaks 29 Skipton 46

North Ribblesdale produce battling display but drop to the bottom

Craven Herald: Steven Moon had a fine game

9:31pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Wath-Upon-Dearne 15 North Ribblesdale 15

Ben Rhydding keep rivals at bay to retain third place

Craven Herald: Tanisha Janzen had her penalty flick saved

5:29pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Whitley Bay & Tynemouth 1 Ben Rhydding 2

Morgan defends his team and gives them his backing

Craven Herald: Jon Hutchinson makes a tackle

5:28pm Thursday 4th December 2014

RHYS Morgan is refusing to make a knee-jerk reaction to his side's disappointing 22-16 defeat at Northern.

Six of the best as Ben Rhydding climb off bottom

Craven Herald: Neil Sugden was impressive

5:28pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Ben Rhydding 6 Gateshead 2

Town made to pay for missed chances

5:25pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Otley Town 0 Shelley 2

England's Danny Care goes back to school

Craven Herald: Danny Care, Peter Latham, Phil Sprague, Ben Morgan, Dave Pass and Dylan Hartley

5:21pm Thursday 4th December 2014

England star Danny Care has met up again with his rugby coach from Prince Henry's Grammar School Pete Latham

Yarnbury continue on upward curve

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5:21pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Yarnbury 28 Middlesbrough 13

England's Danny Care goes back to school

Craven Herald: Danny Care, Peter Latham, Phil Sprague, Ben Morgan, Dave Pass and Dylan Hartley

5:17pm Thursday 4th December 2014

England star Danny Care met up again with his former rugby coach at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Pete Latham

Determined Otliensians battle their way to victory

Craven Herald: Declan Jackson powers away for Otliensians' second try

5:17pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Old Otliensians 19 Castleford 15

Things can only get better after lights go out on Ilkley at Northern

Craven Herald: Jon Hutchinson makes a tackle

5:17pm Thursday 4th December 2014

Northern 22 Ilkley 16

Ilkley Grammar School's national challenge

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5:17pm Thursday 4th December 2014

ILKLEY Grammar School had three cross country teams at the English Schools national final in Newquay on Saturday.

Ermysted's go fourth with strong display in English Schools Championships

Craven Herald: Matthew Kenneth was the top finisher for Ermysted's juniors

9:41am Thursday 4th December 2014

ERMYSTED’S junior boys produced a rousing performance to finish fourth in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Newquay.

Katie Atkinson leads the way as Skipton Girls High School win two national title

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson on her way to victory

9:35am Thursday 4th December 2014

SKIPTON Girls High School are celebrating a stunning title double in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Newquay.

Melling snookered by pace of the tables as he makes early exit from UK Championships

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6:10pm Thursday 27th November 2014

KEIGHLEY potter Chris Melling is determined to prove he can lock horns with the best in the business despite a first-round exit at the UK Snooker Championship on Thursday.

Melling snookered by pace of the tables as he makes early exit from UK Championships

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6:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

KEIGHLEY potter Chris Melling is determined to prove he can lock horns with the best in the business despite a first-round exit at the UK Snooker Championship on Thursday.

Lauren and Ethan lead way for Skipton

Craven Herald: GOLD: Kat Rose, Abie Newton, Mia Fitton and Izzy Ward

10:37am Thursday 27th November 2014

LAUREN Hanson and Ethan Camsey were individual winners for Skipton Swimming Club in the final Airedale and Wharfedale gala of the year at Aireborough Pool. Guiseley

Fenn wins final event but Wright takes Winter crown

9:34am Thursday 27th November 2014

CONDITIONS were quite good for the final match in this season’s Skipton Winter League series which was fished on the marina (boat yard) length of the canal at Barnoldswick last Sunday.

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