Newton Stewart Golf Club held its PIRSAC Texas Scramble at the weekend.
Dalbeattie Star 1, Threave Rovers 1 (Star win 2-1 after extra time)
Wigtown and Bladnoch won their second piece of silverware of the season when they beat local rivals Newton Stewart 2-0 in the final of the Potts Cup at Stair Park.
We might all be moaning about the wild, wet and cold weather just now and, to be fair, it has put paid to a few trips on the bank. However, on the plus side, the fresh water pushing through the rivers has had a good effect on the spring run.
The cup finals are coming thick and fast in now in South football with another two scheduled for the next few days.
Think before you ride over that lovely tempting grass field is the message from The British Horse Society in Scotland to those hacking out this May.
The South West of Scotland Horse Driving Club held their first driving event of the season at Bladnoch Park by kind permission of Wigtownshire Agricultural Society. H & P Gillan, G & L Paterson, Lloyds, Tarff Valley, Wigtown Co-Op, KW Alternative, Morrisons, Tesco and Murray Farmcare kindly sponsored the event.
The wild and wet weather last Wednesday didn’t put off a group of Galloway Harries who travelled up to the annual Troon 10k, organised by Troon Tortoises Running Club.
Stewartry 27, Annan 42
Due to the cold and unsettled weather, the Loch Ryan Sea Angling Association decided to hold back its opening match until May 5.
Stranraer & District Riding club held their Arena Event on Sunday, May 5, at Terally Equestrian Centre, Port Logan, by kind permission of the Torrance family.
Dalbeattie Star continued their fantastic season on Monday when they overcame St Cuthbert Wanderers 4-2 at Kirkcudbright in the Tweedie Cup semi-final.
Kirkcudbright Golf Club
The Glenkens Gun Club annual Clay Pigeon Shoot was held on Saturday, May 4 at Craighead Farm, Dalry by kind permission of the Peacock family.
The semi-final of the Cree Lodge Cup took place on Friday night when Nithsdale Wanderers beat Dalbeattie Star in a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
Midweek Results from Wednesday, May 8
With the season now almost at an end there is a mixture of cup and league matches scheduled to take place over the next week.
Wigtownshire Bowling Association travel to play Ayrshire South in the Scottish County Championship on Saturday, May 11, at Newton Park, Ayr.
Stenhousemuir 1 Stranraer 2
The West Division 2 clash between local rugby rivals Stewartry and Annan on Saturday, May 11, has an early kick-off, with a 2pm start.
Galloway Harriers runners have been out in force across the UK in recent days.
On Saturday St Cuthbert Wanderers and Wigtown and Bladnoch locked horns at Meadow Park in the final of the Haig Gordon Cup for what turned out to be a close and very even encounter.
Heston Rovers manager Raymond Boyd says that his team lost their league game on Monday night against Nithsdale Wanderers because they failed to convert chances at Maryfield.
THE 12th annual Galloway Football Fair took place at Blaimount Park at the weekend and thankfully the weather was kind to all the competitors.
The Galloway Harriers had a busy weekend recently with various runners attending races in different parts of the country.
Machars Riding Club started the season in fine style with a good turnout of competitors making their way to Carty Port recently.
The organising committee for the 2014 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships is hosting a volunteer open day at Dumfries Ice Bowl on the Saturday 11 May 2013, at 11am.
In the South of Scotland League on Wednesday night, Wigtown and Bladnoch kept up their challenge at the top with a 4-0 victory over Fleet Star at Garries Park.
The Paul Jones Festival is a 7 a-side football programme organised by Dumfries and Galloway Council and open to all Stewartry primary schools.
Galloway got an early win on the board against Nunholm on Saturday to give their new season a lift after a crushing defeat to Irvine the week before.
The fixtures are coming thick and fast as the end of the playing season beckons within the next four weeks.
Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 3
KEEN Newton Stewart runner Norma Gillan, recently completed the London Marathon, raising £1300 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.
Sorbie Bowling Club opened for the new season last Sunday with the honour of delivering the first jack being handed to
Newton Stewart are through to another cup semi-final after beating Fleet Star 4-2 at Blairmount Park on Monday evening.
Newton Stewart 2, Nithsdale Wanderers 1
Holders Dalbeattie Star are through to the semi-final stages of this season’s South Challenge Cup after beating Stewartry rivals St Cuthbert Wanderers 3-1 at St Mary’s Park.
Galloway Harriers running club member Kerry Maxwell from Gatehouse of Fleet kept her fellow Harriers glued to the internet last Sunday as she competed in the Virgin London Marathon.
Results from Wednesday 24 April.
A look ahead.
Arbroath 1 Stranraer 0
Stranraer BMX rider Kriss Kyle continues to storm through the biking field and has already visited Israel, Barcelona and Greece this year.
Braveheart Boxer Tyler Jolly has been selected to box for Scotland in the GB championships this Friday in Glasgow. Tyler has been attending training sessions in Glasgow and Glenrothes over the past few months, leaving Whithorn each Saturday morning at 6am for the long drive north.
South Scene by John McNaught.
Results from Monday 22nd April’s Haig Gordon Cup - Semi-final.
The Creetown Green was officially opened for the 2013 season on Saturday 20th April.
There were two top 12 places and a class win for Wigtownshire rally crews on Saturday’s Coltel Granite City Rally in Aberdeen.
Finally the last match of the season against Berwick Rangers on Saturday 4 May.
This week the fishing round-up is very much a case of Trout Anglers 1, Coarse and Sea Anglers 0. While the fluff-flinging brigade have been cleaning up on still waters, the sea anglers have been having a dire time on the shore.
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 6 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North west