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VENTNOR SUFFER SECOND DEFEAT

Ventnor fell to their second defeat of the Southern Electric Premier Division campaign after a seven wicket defeat at reigning champions Havant on Sunday. Batting the first, the Islanders found run scoring hard as the impressive Havant bowlers applied a vice like grip on proceedings. That meant that after 25 overs, the newly promoted visitors had managed only 48 runs with …

ISLANDER SOTHERTON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

ISLAND-born athlete Kelly Sotherton has today announced her early retirement from the sport following a prolapsed disc. Sotherton, who was born in Newport, shot to fame after winning bronze at the Athens Olympics back in 2004. Unfortunately, the 35-year-old runner suffered a major injury while competing at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge event in Italy this month, putting her out …

RECORD-EQUALLING SUCCESS FOR TEAM ISLE OF WIGHT

THE Isle of Wight has tasted overall success at the World Island Youth Games in Sardinia. The competition, which was held on the Italian island between 23 – 26 May, saw the Isle of Wight bring home a record-equalling nine medals. This is made up of three gold medals, three silvers and three bronze medals. Two Isle of Wight athletes came …

BEE’S VICTORIOUS SEASON START

THE 2012 Beach Soccer season kicked off in the sunshine at Appley this weekend with an incredible 78 goals during the day. Teams from across the Island took part in the first game of the 11th season at the specially designed pitch on Appley beach, Ryde. Last season’s victors, The Bees, took an incredible win against Solent Santos, scoring 11 …

ISLAND SAILOR SET TO BECOME VOICE OF SAILING

AN Island sailor is set to become the voice of sailing during the Olympic Games this year, to be aired on the BBC. Two times gold medalist Shirley Robertson, of Cowes, will be commentating on all the sailing action for the BBC’s 2012 reporting team live from the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, Dorset. Coverage of the games will be …

YOUNG SAILOR CROWNED CHAMPION

ISLAND sailor Haydn Sewell became the 2012 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Regatta fleet Champion at the weekend with a dominating display of sailing at the national event. Held over two days at Grafham Water, 74 young sailors from all over the country competed in the eleven race event with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailor taking a hard fought but …

OLYMPIC SAILORS ALL SET FOR COWES WEEK

THIS year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week received a boost for the event’s ‘Best of British’ theme today with the announcement that Skandia Team GBR’s top sailors will be present at the world famous regatta. By the time Cowes Week comes round, it will be just one week after the sailors competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic …

BUMPER EVENING FOR RYDE HARRIERS 5KM

 Tuesday evening  (15th May) saw 35 Ryde Harriers and guests take part in the Annual 5km Track Event, part of the Ryde Harriers Summer Track Series. First Harrier was Kristian Rowdon in 18:21.6 followed by Tom Blackwell in 18:50.3 and Andrew Keehn in 18:53.5. Fastest guest man was Paul Cameron of IWRR in 16:54.9. First Harrier Woman was Sarah Kavanagh in …

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