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Cheshire golfer blitzes Fairhaven course in Open qualifier

Cheshire golfer Rhys Nevin-Wharton set a scorching early pace in regional qualifying for the Open Championship at Fairhaven Golf Club on Monday

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Elliot Collings of Lytham St Annes

Smashing fun in schools’ tennis event

The big build-up to Wimbledon has begun and the tennis season is well under way in Fylde, where AKS staged an under-13 tournament for secondary schools.

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The prestigious Royal Ascot meeting gets under way today and continues until Saturday, showcasing the best talent across UK flat racing at the richest race meeting in the British calendar.

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Freckleton Half-Marathon

The heat is on at the Freckleton Half-Marathon

David Rigby of Salford Harriers and Joanne Goorney of Lytham St Annes Road Runners set a scorching pace on a red-hot day to defend their titles in the Freckleton Half-Marathon.

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Fairhaven Golf Club

Stage set for Open Championship qualifying at Fairhaven

Fylde coast golfers will be out in force on Monday, with The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale their ambitious objective.

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Peach (right) and England team-mate Majid

World pool title just out of reach for Blackpool’s Peach

Blackpool’s Daryl Peach fell agonisingly short for the second successive year in the 12BET World Cup of Pool in London, where his England B team were edged out 9-7 by Austria in the quarter-finals.

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Ziv Wilson

Top all-rounders at AKS

AKS faced Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College in the second round of rounders matches, winning two of the three games.

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800m runners at Stanley Park

Girls combine forces for Fylde and Wyre athletics spectacular

Another great day on the athletics scene saw 195 girls represent nine schools in the Fylde and Wyre Combined Events Championships for years 8 and 9.

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Matty Askin

British champ Askin still to hit his peak

Trainer Michael Jennings had this stark warning to anyone with designs on Fylde fighter Matty Askin’s British cruiserweight title: “As good as Matty was when he beat Craig Kennedy in Cardiff on Friday, we know there is even more to come.”

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Askin lands the knockout blow in the sixth round

Rival couldn’t handle my power says new British champ Askin

Matty Askin was proud of the performance which won him the British cruiserweight title on Friday night, insisting he was never hurt by the previously undefeated Craig Kennedy.

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Matty Askin is confident of victory against Craig Kennedy tonight

Askin vows to be a step too far

Matty Askin fired out a sombre warning to his rival Craig Kennedy ahead of tonight’s British cruiserweight title fight in Cardiff.

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Matty Askin fights for the British cruiserweight title on Friday

Jennings believes Askin can slay Wesh dragon

Fight trainer Michael Jennings is banking on Matty Askin winning the biggest bout of his career when the St Annes boxer bids for the British cruiserweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Friday night.

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AKS takes sport into the community

AKS takes sport into the community

Sport plays a major role in the life of AKS and now this passion is being taken out into the community with two projects.

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Scott Cardle on his way to a shock defeat against Robbie Barrett in Glasgow

Beaten champion Cardle needs to banish demons

Two weeks on and Lytham boxer Scott Cardle is still finding hard to come to terms with having to surrender his precious Lonsdale Belt to underdog rival Robbie Barrett.

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Shelly Woods with baby Leo

Baby Leo is good as gold for Shelly

She’s won silver at the Paralympic Games and raced to victory in the London Marathon but for elite athlete Shelly Woods baby Leo Elijah for is more precious than any medal.

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British IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to take on heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko this Saturday at Wembley stadium.

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Neil Tate of Lytham St Annes Road Runners

Marathon marvels on Blackpool Promenade

Some 2,265 runners converged on the resort from far and wide for yesterday’s Blackpool Marathon, Half-marathon and 10k, which featured some notable performances from Fylde coast athletes.

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Matty Askin

New date for Askin’s British title fight

Matty Askin’s clash for the vacant British cruiserweight title with Craig Kennedy is back on, having been rearranged for the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on May 26.

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Cardle at Thursday's press conference

Lytham’s Cardle bids to become a great Scott

Lytham’s Scott Cardle stands on the threshold of taking his place among an elite band of Fylde boxers.

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Action from AKS

Fylde schools rally to the sporting cause

A football and netball rally was staged at AKS just before the holidays for Fylde primary schools.

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