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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Evalds impresses in Barrow Raiders defeat

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LOAN man Niall Evalds impressed with a hat-trick on a fine debut as Barrow Raiders suffered defeat against Halifax.

Barrow kids stuck in to futsal

50059528B003 WATERLOGGED pitches and wind-battered grounds have been no problem for dozens of teams battling it out in winter futsal competitions.

Barrow boxer Conroy hopes for big year

S81052B.jpg LIAM Conroy is targeting “a big year” in the ring as he waits to find out who his next opponent will be.

Barrow AFC boss not fearful of tap-up threat

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THE prospect of rival teams tapping up Barrow AFC’s contract targets does not concern boss Darren Edmondson, who is also poised to turn predator in the transfer market.

Tributes to Barrow RL's Bobby Little

S30942B THE rugby league community is mourning the loss of Bob Little – son of Barrow RL legend Billy and grandad of present-day Raiders player Max Wiper – who has died, aged 77. (2 comments)

Fine Barrow footballer Peter Doherty remembered

A0382102.jpg A SPECIAL tribute has been paid to all-round Barrow sportsman Peter Doherty. (1 comment)

Barrow racer Stewart dares to dream of TT podium

S09632B.jpgRH AN elusive podium spot in firmly in the sights of motorbike ace Dan Stewart at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

Pulses racing on Barrow all-weather pitches

50059412B002 FOOTBALL is supposed to be the beautiful game, but in recent weeks there has been nothing pretty about the weather’s decimation of the local soccer programme. (1 comment)

Furness football stalwart Stan the man for all seasons

50044886B001 HE’S talked tactics with some of Barrow AFC’s best, massaged players’ aching limbs after a punishing game, rubbed shoulders with international stars in East Africa and watched in awe at some of the amazing talent this community has produced. (3 comments)

Haverigg ace Georgia helps England triumph

50044261B003.jpg georga 555 HAVERIGG cricket starlet Georgia Holmes made a wicket-taking contribution to England’s successful Women’s Academy tour of Sri Lanka.

Cricket a big hit with Furness kids

50058822B008 POTENTIAL cricketing stars of the future enjoyed their first taste of the great summer sport during a special coaching course at Furness College.

South Lakes rally ace aims high

S28642B.jpg mcc GEAR-GRINDING ace Aaron McClure is ready to take his rallying to the next level as he gears up for the forthcoming season.

Casson closer to Barrow AFC takeover

S27338B PROSPECTIVE new Barrow AFC owner Paul Casson could be in charge of the club as early as this summer. (9 comments)

Lakes darter lands PDC Tour Card

A0370818.jpg DYNAMIC darter Tony Newell has Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen in his cross-hairs after landing his PDC Tour Card.

Athletes gear up for Grizedale Duathlon test

S27584B SOME of the north’s toughest athletes will be grinding it out in Grizedale Forest in a 37km test of their mettle.

RUGBY UNION

Furness claim league crown

S34892B.jpg corne BUOYANT Furness secured the Cumbria League crown with a bonus point win against a strong and resistant Windermere.

Barrow women stride to Mid Lancs crown

50058056B002.jpg run THE brilliant Barrow and Furness Striders women’s team have been crowned Mid Lancs cross country champions – with two meetings still to go.

Barrow boxers put on fine show in Grange

50058341B008 BARROW boxers earned success in the ring to put the icing on the cake of another successful Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons dinner and boxing evening.

Amateur RL news

Millom seek lift-off

MILLOM look to get their season up and running at last as they play host to Eccles tomorrow.

Young Barrow karter lands trophy haul

50058163B000 FEAR is not a word that exists for Jake Calvert when he gets behind the wheel of his kart.

Furness football kids take the inside line

50057732B002 FOOTBALL proved to be a real winner as youngsters had the chance to run off their New Year feasting with two days of fun and tuition.

My £1m dream to bankroll Barrow AFC

S27338B A BARROVIAN based in America claims he was willing to plough more than £1m into Barrow AFC as part of his recent takeover offer – and he may yet relaunch his dormant bid to gain control of the club. (18 comments)

USA businessman: I won't invest in Barrow AFC if it's run by members

EM Paul Casson PROSPECTIVE Barrow AFC owner Paul Casson says the club’s members must scrap their ownership model if they want him to lead a new Holker Street regime. (5 comments)

Junior Sport

Towering presence on Windermere court

S34609B TOWERING basketball megaliths Manchester Giants provided the experience of a lifetime for pupils at Windermere School.

PICTURE SPECIAL Barrow Raiders pushed to the limit at training camp

EM Barrow Raiders military training 130114/50058053B001.jpg_056.jpg THERE were aching muscles, tired bodies and 23 players put through the wringer after Barrow Raiders’ team-building day in the North York Moors. (1 comment)

Other sports

Peter pitches in to progress

50062078B008 ICE-COOL Peter Trelore kept his nerve under pressure to reach the penultimate stage of the competition.

Cartmel trainer ponders Cheltenham Festival bid

50010036B012.jpg TRAINER James Moffatt is hoping to savour the atmosphere of the Cheltenham Festival once again this year.

Barrow Island Brad has big Leeds Rhinos ambitions

S27033B HULKING prop Brad Singleton hopes to come of age in Super League this year after a breakthrough season.

Tributes to popular Barrow sporting all-rounder Brian Wishart

S26830B POPULAR all-round local sportsman Brian Wishart has died aged 71. (1 comment)

Barrow Paralympic ace battles injury

P27308.jpg INTERNATIONAL athlete Dean Miller’s European Championship campaign has been thrown into disarray after suffering a serious injury setback.

Barrow bodybuilder's national success

S27214B KELSEY Yung has headed into 2014 toned for success after finishing runner-up at the recent prestigious Universe championships.

Barrow basketball camp a Christmas smash

50057480B002 AN army of sports-mad youngsters got their festive season off to a great start with three brilliant days of training and fun at the annual Hoops Christmas Basketball Camp.

Furness schools dominate table tennis championships

S26173B FURNESS schools dominated the Cumbria Table Tennis County Championships, taking all but one of the crowns. (1 comment)

PICTURE SPECIAL: Wilson claims Grizedale Rally hat-trick

50056624B011 EXPERIENCED former World Rally ace Matthew Wilson made it a hat-trick of Coppermines Grizedale Stages victories with triumph in the forests on Saturday.

South Cumbria's fab five in for England

50057226B004 ENGLAND has come calling for five of South Cumbria’s finest young RL players. (2 comments)

Ace Ulverston teen joins Super League

S25899B TOWERING teen Will Maher has made rugby league history after signing for Castleford Tigers.

Cricket

Barrow aim to put pain behind them

DARYL Wearing hopes Barrow can use the agony of missing out on the title last year to spur them on as they bid to break their Northern League duck.

South Lakes cycle ace set to battle Cavendish & Co

50055592B002 SPRINT king Jack Sadler is living in a ‘surreal’ world after signing his first professional cycling deal.

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