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Iberostar’s highs and lows

Basketball THAT honeymoon feeling looked set to keep going for new coach Fitios Katsikaris as his Iberostar Tenerife pulled off a nail-biting, 91-93 away win against second-placed Barcelona on Sunday. Iberostar demonstrated stamina and commitment in the league encounter. But on Wednesday, their European Champions League clash with Latvia’s Ventspils threw a spanner in the […]

Gaffers set the tone

THE difference between the teams occupying the top, and those elsewhere in the league, has again been highlighted. In the Gaffers game against The Tavern A, played at The Loch-In, Risto’s 114 set the finishing tone for the evening, and Gaffers went on to an 8-0 victory. And The Pub showed no sympathy for a […]

Hail a Legendary draw!

LEGENDS Elite and Legends A battled it out to a fantastic draw, with every game, as usual, a nail-biter, and the Elite team living up to their name by racing into a 5-1 lead. Yet Jimmy Mcdaid took the first game for Legends A, only for Shaun Wall to beat Graham Bollesty to level the […]

Three cheers for victory

By Colin Kirby CD Tenerife 3 Reus 0 DON’T get out the party hats just yet, but a disciplined, hard-working win for Tenerife steadied the ship and withdrew the threatened gang-plank for coach Pep Marti. Ambitions to conquer their division are still several strides away, but the most important step was to conquer their own […]

New fans are netted

Wheelchair Tennis WHEELCHAIR tennis, gathering pace in the sporting world, showed its global appeal over three days of top competition, high above the Ritz Carlton Abama, in Guia de Isora. Players from 10 nations competed at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy for prizes and points on the UNIGLO Tour, now in its third year and […]

Hot form goes cool

Women’s football Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife 2 Real Betis 3 LOSING a crowd-pleaser is little compensation, but Granadilla remain in fifth place going into the festive break. A run of three games in eight days might well have played a part,  but the home side must be pleased with their rise up the Spanish Premier League. […]

Oardinary Boys George and Oli take on Atlantic

PITCHED up and down by huge waves, muscles aching fit to burst, and not a spot of land for miles…that’s the Christmas and New Year menu planned by George Randell and Oli Granville. They will be making the 3,000 nautical-mile journey from La Gomera to Antigua, in the Caribbean, in a rowing boat crammed with […]

Lost four, shown the door!

Basketball BOSNIA coach Nenad Markovic was bounced out of his coaching role at Iberostar Tenerife during a league weekend break for international action. Nenad arrived in the summer, and, although he had the team purring in European Champions League qualifying games, a run of four straight league defeats sealed his fate. Former coach Txus Vidorretta, […]

Why The Pub’s booming!

BOOM-BOOM went the room when The Pub took the trebles to earn a fabulous 5-3 win at Boothen, after a night of brilliant arrows. Even closer was the game at Scruffy Macs against Pas O Nadas A, with the usual 180s coming from Daddy Cool and Stevie Sub, followed by a 113 finish from home-boy […]

On-song Longo’s a double saviour

By Colin Kirby CD Tenerife 2 Rayo Vallecano 2 SPLAT the Rat, and it’s not just an arcade game because it also seems to be the nature of Tenerife’s form. As soon as they hammer down one problem, another rears its unwanted head. Longo added more polish to his recent shining displays, scoring twice, but […]

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