Mid Argll junior athlete smashes record

Jilly Lefebvre Mid Argyll sports hallAthlete Jilly Lefebvre ran a blistering under-11s four lap race shattering the Argyll age record at Oban on March 21 2015.

At the Sports Hall Athletics Argyll Final, Jilly, the under-11 champion, recorded 54.5 seconds, which is almost three seconds faster than the previous mark of 57.3 seconds.

For a full round-up of the athletics finals see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015, and also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Missed chances prove costly to Red Star

Red star lochgilpheadRed Star travelled to Paisley for their Premier Two encounter on Saturday, February 14 2015, and despite creating plenty of chances could only take home a share of the points.

The game did not start well for Star as the team found themselves a goal down after 10 minutes, when a neat through ball was met by the Paisley forward who scored past the  advancing Kalache to make it 1-0.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 20 2015, also available as a digital edition from the same date.

Red Star take on old foes and come out on top

Lochgilphead Red Star 2013Red Star welcomed old foes Paisley to the Ropework on Saturday November 29 in what usually proves a close encounter.

However on this occasion it was the Lochgilphead side which ran out winners with Docherty helping himself to five goals.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Graham hangs up Lochgilphead Soccer Centre chairman’s cap

Graham Whitefield Lochgilphead Soccer CentreThe man who helped put Lochgilphead Soccer Centre on the map of footballing excellence has hung up his football boots and chairman’s cap.

Graham Whitefield has headed up the sports charity for fours years, following an eight-year stint as the centre’s secretary.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 28 2014 for more. Also available online from the same date at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Ardfern sailor dreams of place on British team

Tom from ArdfernA sixteen-year-old sailor from Ardfern is knocking on the door of the Great British junior sailing squad after a rollercoaster year of competitions.

Tom Graham has been ranked 11th in Great Britain amongst under-19 boys after 2014 was filled with a series of highs and lows for the teenager, who only started competing seriously three years ago.

Read his story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Lochgilphead senior boys take home schools’ tournament title

lochgilphead high school footy teamLochgilphead High School’s senior boys retained their title in the MAKI (Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay) Schools Football Tournament.

But, in an event typically dominated by Lochgilphead and Campbeltown students the four trophies available for juniors, seniors, boys and girls headed home in different  directions.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 31 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Records fall at Mid Argyll Triathlon

triathlon mid argyllIt was damp and dreich but the Mid Argyll Triathlon produced some stunning performances, with new records being set and personal performances exceeding expectations.

In total there were 138 athletes who took up the multi-sport challenge, which included a 500m swim, 20km bike and 6.5km run, and it was a Kilmartin man who took fi rst place with a time of 1:04:02.

For the full report, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 3 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Hockey is least-played sport at Lochgilphead school

midargyllsportcentresmDespite Argyll and Bute Council insisting on laying ‘Tiger Turf’ to accommodate the playing of hockey at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, rather than the community’s perferred option of 60mm 3G to allow contact rugby to be played, figures show that after-school hockey is one the least-played sports on the pitch.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, August 1 2014 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Pupils help each other in Lochgilphead fun run

Lochgilphead Joint campus fun runTots, teenagers and teachers donned their running shoes last Friday as Lochgilphead Joint Campus hosted its annual Fun Run.

The event, which raises cash for Sport Relief, saw about 400 students, teachers and volunteers run distances of one mile, three kilometres and five kilometres.

For more photos see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 28 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Lochgilphead skiers qualify in Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition

Lochgilphead High School ski team alpineFour skiers from Lochgilphead High School have reached the final of the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski competition after thrashing the competition in the qualifying round.

The skiers travelled to Nevis Range   Lochaber, to compete in the Scottish Schools Alpine Ski Qualifier last month.

Patrick Feeney, 16, Lawrence Lister, 15, Alexander Feeney, 14, and Jennifer Stocks, 15, finished first in the team category to land a place in the final.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 14 2014, also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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