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Snow tried to stop play at the Devon County finals this past weekend, but Madeira lady players beat the weather to travel to the South Hams to compete for the County Championships, writes Jenny Charles.

The Budleigh Evening League, sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, has been a tight affair for the top teams over recent weeks, but no one would have predicted that there would be a tie for top position, writes David Roberts.

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.

After several weeks of wet and snowy conditions, point-to-point racing looks to be back on track with this Sunday’s (March 25) meeting being the Lamerton hosted one held at Kilworthy, near Brentor, Tavistock, writes Donna Harris.

Exe ladies’ 1st XI were 4-3 winners when they met Bristol Firebrands in a West Premier One meeting.

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.

Exe ladies’ 2nds were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth in a game played with snow falling for long periods.

As a prelude to the 2018 Grizzly, there were three junior races held in the bitter cold on Saturday afternoon, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton Sea Angling Club (HSAC) held a presentation evening at which they handed over cheques to local charities.

The Grizzly run, organised by Axe Valley Runners, is a special event, writes Cathy Newman.

What a fantastic, bizarre, surreal and humbling experience the 2018 Grizzly was, writes Dave Mutter.

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.

There were two great results for Honiton bowlers to warm their hearts before the snow caused chaos at the weekend, writes Julie Grant.

Due to the adverse weather conditions last weekend, this year’s Grizzly was definitely different, writes Judy Davey.

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.

Exe 1st XI hosted Newent in their penultimate home game and both teams were hoping for a win in their campaigns to achieve success at either end of the league in West Premier One, writes Jojo Bannister.

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.

Madeira had four ladies – Christine Macaulay, Deirdre Norman, Janine Orchard and Jan Roberts – playing as part of the Devon team that played in a crucial South West League match at Exeter-based Isca against Somerset, writes Jenny Charles.

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.

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh is where racing enthusiasts can round off their week after the buzz of Cheltenham this coming Sunday (March 18), when the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers host their meeting, writes Donna Harris.

An Interclub match against Torquay B for the Budleigh men resulted in a narrow defeat, but was one of the better results for the club in this competition this season, writes David Roberts.

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.

The Bideford Half Marathon, run on the second Sunday of March, had 1,263 finishers, writes Cathy Newman.

AVR member Emma Kiernan travelled to Berkeley in Gloucestershire to take part in the 2018 Fission 20/20 road race, writes Chris Keeffe.

Exe thirds are still looking for their first win of the campaign after going down 4-3 in their meeting with Bude, writes Jojo Bannister.

There’s lots of exciting things happening at the next Family Fun Day at Exeter Racecourse, being held on Sunday, April 8, writes Lucy Johnson.

The Exmouth Netball League saw the much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash when defending champions Comets came up against fierce rivals Replay, writes Lucy Burch.

Exe fifths were beaten 3-2 when they travelled to Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) fourths, writes Jojo Bannister.

Last weekend saw the indoor competition between Madeira members who had been bowling for less than two years, writes Jenny Charles.

With very few games being played of late due to weather conditions and illness, Axminster bowlers are looking forward to what remains of the indoor season with fingers crossed, writes David Harris.

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