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Top three quiz teams stay unbeaten

Wanderers, RAFA Vulcan Club and Flanagan’s Army maintained their 100 per cent records in Five Towns Quiz League Division One on Monday evening.

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Pontefract's James Willstrop on his way to a 3-1 win over Steve Coppinger in the US Open quarterfinals. Picture: Steve Line/

Willstrop’s displays in United States confirm his return to form

PONTEFRACT squash star James Willstrop’s remarkable run in the United States ended when he was beaten by world number one Mohammed El Shorbagy in the US Open semi-finals.

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Said receiving his award.

Courage of star player who fled Afghanistan

A brave teenager who fled Afghanistan and went on to win a rugby scholarship with Castleford Tigers has been honoured for his bravery.

Dbai (right) ridden by William Buick, won the feature race at Pontefract on Monday. Picture: Alan Wright.

Bumper crowd at Pontefract’s final race meeting

THE curtain came down on the 2016 racing season at Pontefract on a lovely autumn afternoon on Monday (writes Richard Hammill).

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Featherstone B are the new Section B leaders after winning 10-0 at Rockware C.

Ladybalk inflict leaders Swillington’s first defeat

SWILLINGTON SOcial A’s lead in Castleford and District Snooker League Section A was cut to two points with their first defeat this season.

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Winning start: Marc Diakiese.

Diakiese delighted with winning UFC debut

Hemsworth teacher Marc Diakiese made a successful UFC debut when he beat Poland’s Lukasz Sajewski inside two rounds at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

Wheatsheaf lead the dominoes section.

Unbeaten Rising Sun on the rise

The top three clubs in Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League’s darts section all recorded victories.

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On the front row, from left to right, are Malcolm Lord (MC), Rotary President Chris Sharp, and Big Jim Mills. On the back row, left to right. are Ken Rollin, Brian Lockwood, Nick Fozzard, Paul Mallinder, Ian Brooke, Neil Fox, Terry Crook, Bob Haigh and Joe Bonnar.

Rugby legends pack down again

These rugby greats of yesteryear would have made a formidable team.

The action on Monday gets underway at 2.10pm with the gates opening at noon. Picture: Alan Wright.

Pontefract’s final race meeting of season on Monday

After a great summer of racing, Pontefract’s season comes to a close next Monday.

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James Willstrop, left, on his way to victory at the US Open against Sgtephen Coppinger. Picture:

Inspirational James Willstrop powers through to US Open semi-finals

YORKSHIRE’S James Willstrop admitted to feeling “great” after reaching his first PSA World Series semi-final for two years.

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Section A leaders Swillington Social A maintained their unbeaten record by beating Elmet A 10-0.

Swillington continue excellent start by trouncing Elmet

CASTLEFORD AND District Snooker League Section A leaders Swillington Social A maintained their unbeaten record by trouncing Elmet A 10-0.

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Champions Wanderers are level on points at the top with  Flanagan's Army and RAFA Vulcan Club.

Three teams unbeaten after first two matches

Defending Division One champions Wanderers maintained their 100 per cent record in Five Towns Quiz League with an 82-59 victory at last season’s Division Two title winners Last Orders.

Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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Lizzie Armitstead on the start line for the womens Tour de Yorkshire race.

Yorkshire wins bid to host 2019 Road World Championships

Yorkshire’s standing as the capital of world cycling was confirmed today when it was announced that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Upton Social Club are six points clear at the top of the table.

Leaders Upton beat title rivals Byram

UPTON Social Club won 7-3 at Byram Park A in a top-of-the-table clash in the Pontefract and District Pool League on Thursday.

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Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire awaits UCI decision over hosting cycling World Championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on Wednesday.

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Yorkshire's James Willstrop celebrates his victory over Mohamed Abouelghar. Picture:

James Willstrop stays strong to reach US Open quarter-finals

YORKSHIRE’S James Willstrop produced another stunning performance in Philadelphia to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

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Craig Lomax.

Fuel issues leave Pontefract rallycross driver disappointed

Milltek and Baxi backed Pontefract rallycross driver Craig Lomax experienced yet another frustrating weekend in Wales.

Able2's Thomas Raddings and Sarah Shutt, with their medals.

Able2 swimmers earn bring back medals from national event

Two local athletes from Able2 Pontefract, Special Oly-mpics came back with several medals after competing in the May Philips Down Syndrome British Open Swimming Championships at The Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre, Rugby.

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