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Sizzling Sutton swimmers conquer all at Major Oak meet

Officials at Sutton Swimming Club are hailing “one of our most successful weekends ever” after they conquered all at the prestigious Major Oak Open Meet, held at the Water Meadows complex in Mansfield.

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Action from Sutton Stings thrilling win over league leaders Altrincham Aces. (PHOTO BY: Chris Rastall)

Super Sting stun league leaders for second time

For the second time this season, high-flying Sutton Sting put top-of-the-table Altrincham Aces to the sword in the National Ice Hockey League.

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Molly Cooper, who was named junior sportsperson of the year.

Globetrotting kickboxer wins award to cap superb year

Globetrotting kickboxing youngster Molly Cooper, of Kirkby, has been named junior sportsperson of the year in the Active Ashfield Awards.

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Jockey Danny Tudhope after he was crowned Cock O' The North at Doncaster on Saturday.

Buoyant Tudhope crowned Cock O’ The North jockey for the first time

There are those who reckon Doncaster’s November Handicap meeting, which wrapped up a magnificent 2017 Flat season on Saturday, has lost its pizzazz.

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Mansfield co-driver Phil Hall, who will be wearing the Royal Air Force livery in the FIA World Rally Championship.

Rally co-driver Hall retraces his RAF roots

With Remembrance Sunday still fresh in everyone’s minds, it is appropriate that Mansfield rally co-driver Phil Hall is retracing his Royal Air Force roots in the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Tyler Broome (left) receiving his trophy from one of his heroes, Tom Bishop, who is ranked the worlds number seven triathlete.

Champion triathlete Tyler earns praise from world star

Mansfield’s inspirational young triathlete Tyler Broome was given a heartwarming surprise when he picked up his latest trophy at the annual regional awards ceremony of the British Triathlon Federation.

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Debutant Abby Wood powers over the try-line to give Ashfield Ladies the lead at York. (PHOTO BY: Lewis Outing)

Plucky Ashfield Ladies take high-riding York to the wire

A brave performance by Ashfield Ladies, which included a try by debutant Abby Wood, failed to prevent defeat in their fourth match of the North East First Division season in the Women’s National Challenge.

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Action from Mansfields disappointing 43-15 defeat at Birstall in the Midlands 3 East (North) division.

Mansfield’s unbeaten run bites the dust at Birstall

A run of four games unbeaten for high-riding Mansfield was brought to an abrupt and decisive end by a determined and rejuvenated Birstall side.

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Sam Moakes, of Sutton Harriers, on his way to an excellent eighth place in the Booths Decorators Cross-Country League.

Sutton runners conquer cross-country challenges

A brook had to be crossed four times, underlining the challenges faced by Sutton Harriers athletes in the latest race in the Booths Decorators Cross-Country League.

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Saxon Warrior wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster to give trainer Aidan O'Brien the new world record for Group One wins in a calendar year.

HORSES TO FOLLOW: 20 promising 2yos to remember for the Flat next spring

With just one weekend of the Flat season to go, courtesy of a terrific card at Doncaster, the mindsets of most punters are now switched on to the Jumps game. And it’s a time of year when many of us draw up horses to follow through the winter and on to the big festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown next spring.

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Mansfield RUFC youngsters at the game with Leicester Tigers star, Telusa Veainu.

Rugby girls treated to day out with Leicester Tigers

Girl players from Mansfield Rugby Club honed their skills with the professionals when they were welcomed by ten-times English champions, Leicester Tigers.

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Glory girls (from left) Amber Scott, Libby Coleman and Anna Smith, who won a bronze medal for Mansfield Harriers.

Glory girls win national bronze medal for Mansfield Harriers

A phenomenal bronze medal for their U17 ladies’ team was the highlight of Mansfield Harriers’ assault on the National Cross-Country Relay Championships.

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Action from Mansfields fine 12-7 victory at home to Belper on Saturday.

Outstanding defence extends Mansfield’s home run

On-song Mansfield made it four wins from four home games this term when beating Belper in an entertaining National League match that swung to and fro.

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Mansfield co-driver Phil Hall in action at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (PHOTO BY: Jakob Ebrey Photography).

Co-driver Hall battles through gruelling rally

Gutsy Mansfield co-driver Phil Hall endured a baptism of fire on his home debut in the World Rally Championship.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson (left) with one of his main challengers for this year's title trophy, Sam Twiston-Davies. (PHOTO BY: Fiona Crawford)

Richard Johnson in the box-seat for his third jump jockeys’ championship

Once the Breeders’ Cup is out of the way, the focus of the racing community can switch wholeheartedly to the Jumps season, which stepped up a gear with the first meeting at Cheltenham last weekend.

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Sutton A duo Anna Woodhall and Evan Hawley with the First Division trophy.

Super Sutton swimmers complete hat-trick of league titles

Hat-trick heroes Sutton Swimming Club have been crowned First Division champions in the Nottinghamshire Sports Centre League for the third year running.

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The Mansfield Harriers' ladies' team who took part in the National Masters Cross-Country Relay Championships.

Evergreen ladies fly Mansfield Harriers’ flag at national level

When it comes to competing against the rest of the country, Mansfield Harriers again proved they are not out of place with a creditable performance at the National Masters Cross-Country Relay Championships.

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Regional honour for triathlete

Regional honour for triathlete

Inspirational triathlete Michelle Willcocks, from Mansfield Triathlon Club, has been crowned Nottinghamshire amateur sportsperson of the year.

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Former Wednesday, Mansfield Town and Boston United player to pick up triathlon coaching award

A former professional footballer from Worksop will be recognised for his work to introduce Bassetlaw residents to triathlon with a regional award.

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Cracksman and jockey Frankie Dettori, showing off his trademark flying dismount, who were the stars of the show on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot. (PHOTO BY: Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

Frankel legacy lives on thanks to Cracksman, star of Ascot’s Champions Day

Journeying down to Ascot on Saturday, I was staggered to read in one of the previews that the Qipco British Champions Day concept had a “difficult birth” back in 2011.

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