Otley's Armitstead extends World Cup lead

Ilkley Gazette: Lizzie Armitstead had good finishes in first two stages

7:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Lizzie Armitstead, above, scored her fourth podium spot in a row in the World Cup for women, yesterday Only winner Ferrnad Prevot was able to stay in front of the British champion on the steep climb in the Fleche Wallone Classic race in Belgium.

No sweat as Otley reach Yorkshire Cup semi-finals

Ilkley Gazette: Otley's Mark Ireland is felled

6:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Otley are through to the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cup without playing a game.

Prell and Bainbridge help England to title

Ilkley Gazette: SOMERSET PREMIER LEAGUE: Tor - 26, Chard - 5

6:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wharfedale flyer Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School) scored two tries and Prince Henry’s Grammar School flanker Josh Bainbridge a try as England Under-18s won their third consecutive FIRA-AER European Championship.

Steeton are maximum men to lead way in top flight

Ilkley Gazette: Moin Ali bowling for Horsforth in their Division Three victory over Woodhouse

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Steeton find themselves leading Aire-Wharfe League Division One after the season opener, one of only two clubs to pick up the full 20 points available under the new scoring system.

Guiseley's play-off bid goes to the wire

Ilkley Gazette: Adam Boyesw, left, netted Guiseley's equaliser

9:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

Workington 1, Guiseley 1

Ilkley are crowned champions

Ilkley Gazette: Hat-trick hero JH Johnson steps out of a tackle Picture: ruggerpix.com

1:07pm Monday 21st April 2014

Ilkley 49 York 7

Yarnbury clinch Twickenham final place

Ilkley Gazette: Jason Avison dives over the line for Yarnbury's second try

12:41pm Monday 21st April 2014

Yarnbury 21 Stewarts & Lloyds 11

Guiseley on the brink of sealing play-off place

Ilkley Gazette: Guiseley's Gavin Rothery, right, battles for possession with Colwyn Bay's Danny Taylor

7:21pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Guiseley 2 Colwyn Bay 1

Victory will give Ilkley league title

Ilkley Gazette: Rhys Morgan wants to win Shield Picture: ruggerpix.com

9:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

Rhys Morgan will tell his Ilkley players to play with their heads not their hearts as they go into Saturday’s home game with York knowing that victory will give them the Yorkshire One title.

Lizzie Armitstead's hopes sent crashing

Ilkley Gazette: Lizzie Armitstead had good finishes in first two stages

8:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

Lizzie Armitstead’s hopes of challenging for victory in the Energiewacht Tour were wrecked by a crash on the third stage of the race through Groningen in Holl-and.

Aire-Wharfe Cricket League prospects

Ilkley Gazette: David Pennett has moved from Guiseley to Ilkley

8:26am Thursday 17th April 2014

A look at the key moves in the Aire-Wharfe League

Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup final

8:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ventus United will tackle Yeadon Veterans in the final of the Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup at Otley Town’s Old Showfield Ground on Monday at 11am. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Ben Rhydding impress in Yorskhire finals

Ilkley Gazette: Ben Rhydding under-16 girls: Ben Rhydding u-16 girls: Back from left:  Rose Hagen, Ella Fitzpatrick, Sarah Pope, Rebecca Mountain, Zoe Judkowski, Rosie Ogden, Abi Spencer, Issy Austin, Lauren Day.

9:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ben Rhydding’s under-16 girls produced an impressive performance to finish runners up in the Yorkshire League play-offs at Halifax on Sunday.

Nethermoor is land of nod as Lawlor and Boyes head Guiseley back into play-off zone

Ilkley Gazette: Full steam ahead for Guiseley’s Alex Johnson as he motors past Harrogate Town’s Dwayne Samuels in last night’s 2-0 derby win at Nethermoor

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Guiseley 2 Harrogate Town 0

Ilkley's Tom Adams is egg-static

Ilkley Gazette: Tom Adams crosses the line to win the Withins Sky Line. Picture by Dave Woodhead

At the second Bunny Run fell race Tom Adams, above, fresh from finishing fourth at the English championship race at Pendle four days earlier, returned to his favourite hunting ground and promptly won the Egg Stage for the 11th time in 3:27, His pace was too hot to allow Jack Simpson and Max Wharton any chance of victory.

Guiseley let two-goal cushion slip away

Ilkley Gazette: Alex Johnson gave Guiseley an early lead

4:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hednesford Town 3, Guiseley 2: Guiseley’s promotion push suffered a blow at play-off rivals Hednesford Town as they slipped to defeat after leading 2-0.

Leeds Carnegie confirm play-off berth

Ilkley Gazette: Chris Walker has lost his place on the bench for Leeds Carnegie

8:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Leeds Carnegie have secured their place in the Greene King IPA Championship play-offs, thanks to a 40-14 home victory over Plymouth Albion today.

Prell and Bainbridge on the mark for England Under-18s

Ilkley Gazette: Giggleswick School's Taylor Prell is among three Leeds Carnegie players in the England under-18 squad

7:50pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School), who has already made his first-team debut for Wharfedale, and fellow Leeds Carnegie academy player Josh Bainbridge (Prince Henry’s Grammar School) were among the try-scorers as England Under-18s started their FIRA-AER European Championship with A 62-5 victory over Portugal in Poznan, Poland.

Rampant Otley run in seven tries - and keep a clean sheet

Ilkley Gazette: Stephen Depledge crosses for one of Otley's seven tries

7:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Otley 45, Hull 0

Mission accomplished for Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: Josh Kimber goes over for a try Picture: ruggerpix.com

8:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

Doncaster Phoenix 15 Ilkley 15

Old Grovians sound warnings to rivals for next season

Ilkley Gazette: Aaron Magee did not let his brother Ben have all the limelight in Old Grovians' romp against Northallerton

5:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Old Grovians 51, Northallerton 7 

Collard blow for Ilkley's title push

Ilkley Gazette: Tom Collard in action against North Ribblesdale

10:25am Thursday 10th April 2014

Versatile Tom Collard is set to miss Ilkley’s crucial Yorkshire One match at Doncaster Phoenix on Saturday.

Bower and Boshell get new Guiseley deals

Ilkley Gazette: Mark Bower wants to bring in new players

11:01am Thursday 10th April 2014

Guiseley manager Mark Bower and assistant player-manager Danny Boshell have been rewarded for transforming the Nethermoor club’s fortunes with new deals.

Bee-lieve in your ability is message for players

Ilkley Gazette: Stuart Dixon could retain his place at fly half for Bradford & Bingley against Burnage

8:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The Bees players have been told to Bee-lieve ahead of Le Crunch on Saturday.

Trip to Hednesford will concentrate Guiseley's minds

Ilkley Gazette: Guiseley's Danny Hall goes flying as he tanngles with the Gainsborough Trinity defence

5:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Guiseley have consolidated their place in the Skrill Conference North play-off places and, even though they face a stern test on Saturday when they travel to the side immediately above them, they have a huge boost to propel them.

Prell and Boyce named on England bench but Bainbridge starts

Ilkley Gazette: taylor Prell has been named on the England under-18 bench to face Portugal tomorrow

5:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Wharfedale flyer Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School)  is one of ten players on the England under-18 bench as they begin the defence of their FIRA/AER European Championship against Portugal in Poznan, Poland tomorrow (11am BST).

Dynamo reach first final for 33 years

Ilkley Gazette: Danny Henerson scored a hat-trick

10:19am Thursday 10th April 2014

Ilkley Dynamo 3 Keighley Town 1

Ilkley's Ewan Farrow powers to victory

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley's Ewan Farrow secured a fine victory

10:05am Thursday 10th April 2014

Ilkley rider Ewan Farrow produced his best road race performance last Sunday by winning the Nidderdale Classic Road Race. The 45-mile race was based around the tough Darley circuit which is known for its severe climbs and technical descents. Supported by a strong Ilkley team of Ben Hallworth, Rob Ormrod and Tom Andrews, Farrow made his move early in the race.

Burley karate club's glittering medal haul

Ilkley Gazette: The Seishin-Ryu medal winners

10:01am Thursday 10th April 2014

Karate students collected a clutch of medals at two national competitions.

England duty for Wharfedale's new boy

Ilkley Gazette: Taylor Prell in England team

8:38am Thursday 10th April 2014

Taylor Prell headed off for international duty with the England under-18s after giving Wharfedale’s followers an exciting glimpse of his raw talent.

Ben Rhydding girls clnch North title

Ilkley Gazette: Ben Rhydding under-12 girls. Top of pyramid: Jemima Jagger. Second row: Alicia Cumberland, Imogen Sunman, Lillaby Morse. Bottom row: Evie Ramsbottom, Rachel Scott, Evie Malir, Gabrielle Pope.  Front: Freya Bellamy

10:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

Ben Rhydding girls were celebrating on Sunday after qualifying for the National under-12 finals for the second-successive year.

Funeral arrangements for Otley and Yorkshire hooker David Pullan

Ilkley Gazette: SOMERSET PREMIER LEAGUE: Tor - 26, Chard - 5

5:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Former Otley and Yorkshire hooker David ‘Peanuts’ Pullan, stories of whom are legion at Cross Green, has died.

No disgrace as Prince Henry's lose AASE elite fnal

Ilkley Gazette: Sixth Form head Trevor Davidson, left, was proud of Prince Henry's Grammar School's efforts in the final

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Prince Henry’s Grammar School went the way of many before them in the Under-18 AASE (Achieving Academic and Sporting Excellence ) elite final at Saracens’ Allianz Park.

Guiseley management duo extend contracts

Ilkley Gazette: Mark Bower has extended his contract until the end of next season

11:02am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Guiseley manager Mark Bower and assistant player-manager Danny Boshell, who have helped to turn around the club's fortunes this season in Skrill Conference North, have signed extended deals until the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

It's tense but Guiseley win again to consolidate fifth place

Ilkley Gazette: Guiseley's Danny Hall goes flying as he tanngles with the Gainsborough Trinity defence

11:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Guiseley 3, Gainsbrough Trinity 1

Otliensians are champions despite defeat

Halifax 24 Old Otliensians 16

Pressure is still all on Guiseley

Ilkley Gazette: Alex Johnson gets a shot away in the handsome victory over AFC Telford. Now Guiseley must back that up

8:52pm Monday 7th April 2014

Guiseley have another must-win game tomorrow night as they look to keep hold of the last play-off place in Skrill Conference North.

Armitstead finishes second in Tour of Flanders

Ilkley Gazette: Lizzie Armitstead leads the UCI Women's Road World Cup standings on 320 points

8:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Otley’s Lizzie Armitstead has finished second in the 139.6km Tour of Flanders behind Boels-Dolmann team-mate Ellen van Dijk.

Bainbridge ready to feature for England under-18s

Ilkley Gazette: Giggleswick School's Taylor Prell is among three Leeds Carnegie players in the England under-18 squad

6:10pm Monday 7th April 2014

Another player has rolled off the Prince Henry’s Grammar School production line.

Salts distracted as Bay start their long run-in

Ilkley Gazette: Michael Rhodes scores from the spot for Steeton to give them a 1-0 victory over Goole United in their West Riding County FA Challenge Cup semi-final at Fleet Lane. Picture: Simon Pickles

5:50pm Monday 7th April 2014

Salts, who made sure of their West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division place next season with a home win over relegation-threatened Lepton Highlanders the previous week, entertained last season's champions Bay Athletic in their latest game.

Yarnbury's errors costly against title rivals

Ilkley Gazette: Carl Paterson goes in for a try

10:46am Thursday 10th April 2014

Hullensians 34 Yarnbury 26

Guiseley in top gear as Motormen are thrashed

Ilkley Gazette: Centre half Danny Ellis continued his goal-scoring run by netting the first goal against Vauxhall Motors

7:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Vauxhall Motors 0, Guiseley 5

Stunning victory for Old Grovians

Ilkley Gazette: Ben Magee bagged a hat-trick as Leeds Medics & Dentists were put to the sword in no uncertain terms

7:10pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Leeds Medics & Dentists 0, Old Grovians 47

Otley show spirit to gain bonus point after serious Fairclough injury

Ilkley Gazette: Nazir Karim scored two more tries for Otley

6:10pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Darlington Mowden Park 37, Otley 24

Second place for Brownlee in world opener

Ilkley Gazette: PIPPED AT THE POST: Jonny Brownlee, left, is just beaten to the line by Spain’s Javier Gomez during the World Triathlon in Hyde Park yesterday

4:30pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Jonny Brownlee took second place in the opening round of the World Triathlon Series in Auckland after doing battle with reigning champion Javier Gomez.

Ilkley extend unbeaten league run to 17 games

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley second row Pete Small heads for the line

10:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

Yorkshire Division One Ilkley 32 North Ribblesdale 12

Guiseley boss Bower happy to promote talk of play-offs

Ilkley Gazette: Mark Bower has led Guiseley on unbeaten run

6:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Guiseley boss Mark Bower has confirmed that the P word is not banned around Nethermoor.

Armitstead bids to mark new deal with Flanders triumph

Ilkley Gazette: CONTRACT EXTENSION: Lizzie Armitstead has agreed terms to stay with Boels-Dolmans until the end of 2016

7:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Lizzie Armitstead is hoping to celebrate her contract extension with Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team by winning the prestigious Tour of Flanders race on Sunday.

Brownlee driven to reclaim lost World Triathlon crown

Ilkley Gazette: Jonny Brownlee on his way to victory in the Chevin Chase. The Brownlee brothers have won the event for the last seven years  Picture: Andrew Beeson

10:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Jonny Brownlee is eager to make amends at the opening World Triathlon Series race of the season in Auckland in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ilkley warned to keep focus

Ilkley Gazette: Coach Rhys Morgan celebrates with Nick Carolan Pic

10:46am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Ilkley need just one point to be guaranteed a place in the promotion play offs but the Yorkshire One title remains their main objective.

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