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In Provence, the sun was shining and many petanque players were enjoying the spring weather, writes John Thatcher.

Wednesday morning saw the last ladies’ game of the indoor season, writes Carol Smith.

Otterton-based young drag racing ace Baxter Williams and his father Gary drove 300 miles to Lincolnshire for their latest taste of early season drag racing.

The second Saturday of April saw lots of bowlers at the races, writes Carol Smith.

There was a great turnout for the Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) awards evening held at the Blue Ball, Sidford.

Sidmouth ladies had a midweek afternoon meeting with Dawlish ladies while the men were also in action, taking on hosts Madeira at their Exmouth home, writes Carol Smith.

The second Monday of April was President’s Day at the bowls club, writes Carol Smith.

The men’s Captain’s Day proved to be a huge success, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club welcomes runners of all abilities and experience and the last week in March saw a whole range of runners in action, writes Monica Read.

Petanque players in the Devon Region have been dusting off the their boules as the new season gets underway, though the hardier players have been involved in club sessions throughout the winter months, writes Chris Bigmore.

Sidmouth Running Club held their Annual General Meeting and their trophy presentation evening following the regular midweek club running evening, writes Monica Read.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club can claim two division titles in the men’s section this year, after the fifth team drew with Isca in the last game of the season.

Last week saw the final game of our ladies’ Foxlands (Interclub) League campaign, writes Carol Smith.

Organisers of Devon’s Women Can Marathon and Relay have released details of the event’s 2018 commemorative medal, which pays tribute to the suffragette movement in the 100th anniversary year of women achieving the right to vote.

It continues to be a seriously close contest at the top of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League Evening League Division One with just a couple of points separating the top three.

East Devon’s drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith was in action at the opening of a new South West season of action when he rode at the Dakota Raceway meeting on the penultimate Saturday of March.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI, with the Southern Two title already in the bag, went down by the odd goal in three to top three rivals PGSOB A.

The third Sunday of March saw the staging of the 31st Grizzly running event, and it became a run with a difference with the event turning polar as the second wave of snow hit the South West, writes Monica Read.

This week didn’t start off too well and, unfortunately, got worse for some as the week went on, writes Carol Smith.

Despite the weather showing the contrary, the coming of spring has also signalled the start to the triathlon and multisport event season, and the second weekend of March saw N1 Triathlon Club members out in force, writes Jim McKechnie.

Honiton Netball League saw a return to a regular schedule of play-off fixtures after the rain that had seen all but a couple of matches postponed the week before, writes Steph Upson.

The 2018 Grizzly is off! However, they are to run a modified CUB run covering a 10-mile route – the Grizzly is a 20-mile event.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s third team recorded an excellent result when they drew 1-1 at the home of third-in-the-table ECV Hornets B in a South East Two meeting.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 2nd XI were good value for an outstanding 3-1 home win over Taunton Vale.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sidmouth men played in the quarter-finals of the Devon County Over-60s League, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth men were in action in what was the penultimate match of their Devon Interclub League campaign, writes Carol Smith.

Every year at about this time, Sidmouth Running Club members can be found getting up to all sorts of eccentric activities as they prepare for the annual challenge of ‘The Grizzly’ (taking place this coming Sunday, March 18), and this year was no different, writes Monica Read.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s fifth team will be involved in a tense affair on the final Saturday of the South East Three league season.

Last Sunday, some of Sidmouth’s female runners headed to the north of the county, to Bideford, for some half marathon competition, writes Monica Read.

Rain forced many Honiton Netball League fixtures to be called off on the first Monday of March and so just two games were played, both on indoor courts, writes Steph Upson.

Beer remain top of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls Evening League Division One, but it is close, for Seaton have the same number of points, albeit from having played one game more.

Sidmouth entertained a touring team from Newbury Bowls Club, who are based in West Berkshire, writes Carol Smith.

All the Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ teams had their matches cancelled on the first weekend of March, but all four teams are back in action tomorrow.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) saw no action across both men’s and ladies’ teams on the first Saturday of March, but eight of the club’s nine senior teams are in action this weekend.

Sidmouth ladies travelled to Isca Bowls Club in Exeter to play the Devon area final of the National Triples, writes Carol Smith.

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