Guisley boss targets two more wins

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Bower hopes his side can continue good run

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Mark Bower is targeting two more wins for his Guiseley team to secure a place in the Skrill North promotion play-offs.

Lizzie Armitstead's hopes sent crashing

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Sam Tordoff aims for better fortunes

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Tordoff testing at Donington

8:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

Sam Tordoff heads for Donington Park this weekend hoping to have learned from his disappointing perform-ances in the opening three rounds of the British Touring Cars Championship at Brands Hatch.

Yarmbury bid to secure Twickenham place

Wharfedale Observer: Yorkshire coach Bob Hood is a busy man this weekend

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Yarnbury are preparing for one of the biggest games in their 152-year history at Brownberrie Lane on Saturday.

Aire-Wharfe Cricket League prospects

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Otley runners enjoy London Marathon

Wharfedale Observer: Otley runners enjoy London Marathon

8:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

The big event of last weekend, the Virgin Money London Marathon, saw eight Otley AC runners making the trip to the capital with Liam Dunne first home in 388th place in 2:45:40.

Guiseley let two-goal cushion slip away

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Old Otliensians end on a high

Wharfedale Observer: Otliensians Rob Arbuckle in possession against Aireborough

8:07am Thursday 17th April 2014

Old Otliensians 36 York RI 12

Leeds Carnegie confirm play-off berth

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: Stephen Depledge crosses for one of Otley's seven tries

7:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Otley 45, Hull 0

Yarnbury tie up Knottingley victory

Wharfedale Observer: Jason Avison was a try scorer

 Yarnbury 37 Knottingley 10

Old Grovians sound warnings to rivals for next season

Wharfedale Observer: 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 

Bower and Boshell get new Guiseley deals

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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).

Burley karate club's glittering medal haul

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Funeral arrangements for Otley and Yorkshire hooker David Pullan

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Pressure is still all on Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Guiseley in top gear as Motormen are thrashed

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Guiseley boss Bower happy to promote talk of play-offs

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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

Wharfedale Observer: 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.

Guiseley boss warns of work to be done

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Bower hopes his side can continue good run

10:03am Thursday 3rd April 2014

We haven’t achieved anything yet.” That was Mark Bower’s message to his Guiseley players after their stunning 6-1 demolition of AFC Telford United.

Greaves: Bees must improve on Westoe display

Wharfedale Observer: Ben Greaves, left, seen celebrating a try against Beverley, is available again for Bradford & Bingley at home to Sale. Picture: John Ashton

6:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Bradford & Bingley have won their last three matches to vastly improve their chances of survival in SSE National League Three North.

Otley star Hill to make Leeds Carnegie debut

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, on his way to a try in last Saturday's win over Leicester Lions, is on England under-20 duty this weekend

2:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Former Prince Henry's Grammar School pupil Paul Hill, who has impressed recently for England Under-20s and Otley, will make his debut for Leeds Carnegie tomorrow.

Otley postpone restructuring meeting

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's director of rugby James Tiffany is to talk about his objectives for next season

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A meeting to unify the junior and senior sections of Otley Rugby Club has been postponed.

Telford trounced by Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: Alex Johnson has a shot saved by Telford keeper Ryan Young

5:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Guiseley 6 AFC Telford 1

Dales Council League's pre-season meetings

Wharfedale Observer: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

5:20pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Dales Council League are holding their pre-season meeting tomorrow night at Pudsey Congs Cricket Club (7.45).

Six-shooters Guiseley thrash Telford

Wharfedale Observer: LONG TIME NO SEE: Gavin Rothery in action during the 2-2 draw with Altrincham on December 21, which was the last time the Lions were in action at Nethermoor

9:52pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Guiseley 6 Telford 1 Guiseley hit Skrill North title chasers Telford for six with a stunning performance at Nethermoor Tonight.

Bower warns Guiseley they have little margin for error

Wharfedale Observer: Lions manager Mark Bower does not want to see any naive defending against recently deposed leaders AFC Telford United

8:50pm Monday 31st March 2014

Guiseley boss Mark Bower has warned his players not to defend naively when they host AFC Telford United tomorrow night.

Lizzie remains on top of world

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armistead produced another good performance

2:34pm Monday 31st March 2014

Lizzie Armitstead retained the leader’s jersey in the 2014 Women’s World Cup after finishing second in the de Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy.

Wharfedale triumph in county final

Wharfedale Observer: Daniel Palfreyman scores the third goal for Wharfedale Picture: Alex Daniels

11:32am Monday 31st March 2014

After a 46-year wait the Wharfedale FA's Under-17 side won the West Riding County Minor Cup by defeating a battling Keighley FA side 3-1 in Saturday's final at Woodlesford.

Thwaites crashes in World Tour race

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is thrilled by the choice of Tour route Picture: Team NetApp Endura/Roth

11:18am Monday 31st March 2014

Scott Thwaites crashed out of his first World Tour race for TeamNetApp Endura.

Disappointing start for Sam Tordoff

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Tordoff went well in practice

1:21pm Monday 31st March 2014

Sam Tordoff had a tough time when the 2014 British Tour Cars Championship got under way at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Otley slip to defeat as points deduction confirmed

Wharfedale Observer: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

8:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Otley 17 Luctonians 19

Guisley boss Bower gutted as Jackson helps tame Lions

Wharfedale Observer: Kayden Jackson after winning a contract with Swindon Town  Picture: Peter Powell

8:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Oxford City 3 Guiseley 3

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