A 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 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
It 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
Despite 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
Tots, 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
Four 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
The news that Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed it hopes to upgrade Lochgilphead’s 2G pitch to a 3G surface in the summer has been met with delight by sports organisations across Mid Argyll.
Peter Laing, the Lochgilphead referee who started a petition to get the 2G pitch upgraded, thanked the 1,400 people who signed the petition and local councillors for their support.
Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 7 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
THE FIRST home game for four months saw Red Star under 17s put in a convincing performance against Baljaffray to run out winners.
For the full match report, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 6 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
RUNNERS in Mid Argyll have reason to celebrate as the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer committee has agreed to Mid Argyll Community Pool taking on the running of the event.
The new arrangement secures the future of the Puffer – a popular 8.5mile run along the length of the Crinan Canal – and provides a valuable fundraising opportunity for community owned MACPool.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 14 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
THE CAMPAIGN for a 3G all-weather football pitch in Lochgilphead has received a boost after Argyll and Bute Council confirmed the town’s 2G pitch may need to be replaced.
Peter Laing, a Mid Argyll football referee, submitted a petition urging the council to upgrade the Lochgilphead Joint Campus pitch to 3G surface earlier this year; it had more than 1,400 signatures.
For the full details, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 24 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital