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Axminster bowlers have been busy with New Year action, writes David Harris.

The ladies’ 2nd team shared four goals with hosts Yeovil and Sherborne II and what made the result all the more impressive was that, prior to the game, the home side sported an unbeaten home record, while SOHC travelled to Yeovil having not won away all season and banked two points from their first five away games!

Somerset Rebels’ new signing for the 2018 campaign, Jack Holder, finished fourth in the 2018 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championships that were raced to a conclusion last weekend.

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

Sidmouth Running Club members have welcomed over 50 new recruits to the 2018 new year beginners and improvers’ courses, writes Monica Reed.

The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s fifth team duly made it an 11th win in 12 games with a 3-0 home win over Bridgwater.

The AVR handicaps have restarted and Megan Woolland won the January Junior handicap in 21:13, writes Dave Mutter.

AVR athlete Jake Smith was second U20M in the SW (England Athletics) cross-country championships held at Aldon Hill, Yeovil, writes Dave Mutter.

Taunton host the Bathwick Tyres this coming Saturday (January 20) when the card boasts almost £79k in prize money and includes one Class 2 and two Class 3 events with the first race due off at 12.30pm, writes Richard Walsh.

A group of 10-year-olds from Feniton C of E Primary School visited the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) to learn all about gliding, writes Jill Harmer.

The year of 2018 has not started well for some Honiton teams, but let’s start this report with some success, writes Julie Grant.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) had a great turnout for the Axmouth Challenge last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

Exmouth cyclist Will Tidball is seeking sponsorship to help him on his way to the next Olympics, set for Tokyo, Japan in 2018.

An England Hockey Sessional Coach Award Course has been organised in Exeter in February half-term week.

Organisers of the Women Can Marathon, the first women-only marathon in Devon, have announced four regional and national organisations as their nominated charitable causes for 2018.

There’s a full set of league fixtures for the Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club ladies’ teams on the second Saturday of the new year.

The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s teams all return to league action after the festive break this Saturday (January 13).

Exmouth cyclist Will Tidball is looking at the next 12 months with real confidence.

Wayne Loveridge of Chard RC won the latest Seaton Parkrun, writes Dave Mutter.

The organisers of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (May 2 to 6) have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset.

A group of hardy AVRs travelled to Dawlish on Sunday to take on the very chilly ‘Oh My Obelisk’, which was stretched to 13.4 miles this year making it a little over a half marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club teams return to action this weekend after the festive break.

Taunton racegoers can gallop into the new year at the Orchard Portman course when they host the Love Musgrove Raceday on Tuesday (January 9), which carries a handsome prize fund of nearly £63k and the first of the seven races goes to post at 12.35pm, writes Richard Walsh.

The festive celebrations have left us with precious little action to report about, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club will once again be offering its popular New Year Beginners courses in 2018, writes Monica Reed.

When most people should be sleeping off party excess from New Year’s Eve, 170 runners started the Chard Flyer 10k run, organised by Chard Running Club, writes Dave Mutter.

Point-to-Point horse-racing gets back on track in the area on Sunday (January 7) when The North Cornwall host their meeting at the popular venue of The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, writes Donna Harris.

Honiton Running Club’s Paul Lowman has organised a beginner runners’ course which starts on the second Monday of 2018, writes Judy Davey.

Jake Smith smashed his personal best (PB) and the course record in winning the Seaton Parkrun on the penultimate Saturday of 2017, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton men recorded a full house in their Top Club victory over Dawlish by winning all five events, writes Julie Grant.

During the festive period lots of folk head for home and, particularly for sporting folk who might be ‘out of season’, such trips home are extra special - and East Devon racing ace Harry Tinckenll is one such sportsman.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s third team were edged out 2-1 when they visited Yeovil and Sherborne.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s second team bagged their first win of the Southern Two season with a 4-0 home win over West Dorset.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club’s men’s fifth team went into the festive break still undefeated and 12 points clear at the top of the division.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI completed a league double over Bude, following up their 4-1 home success on the opening day of the season with a 3-0 win in North Cornwall on Saturday.

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