Armitage eighth in Commonwealth final

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

8:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

Katie Armitage’s first major senior global final has ended with an eighth-place finish in the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

UPDATED: Stomach bug ends Langford's World Junior hopes

Watford Observer:

12:43am Monday 28th July 2014

Kyle Langford was unable to make any impression in the 800m final at the World Junior Championships as he finished eighth in Oregon tonight after contracting a stomach bug in the build-up to the race.

Another lifetime best as Armitage reaches Commonwealth Games final

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

8:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Katie Armitage has set her second lifetime best today to qualify for the final of the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

Langford qualifies for World Junior 800m final

Watford Observer:

10:25am Sunday 27th July 2014

Kyle Langford will bid for IAAF World Junior Championship glory in the early hours of tomorrow morning after qualifying for the final of the 800m in Oregon, USA.

Woodward wins England's first athletics medal at Games

Watford Observer:

4:42pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A former Kings Langley school pupil set a new personal best to win England’s first athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Armitage into Commonwealth semis

Watford Observer: Katie Armitage (pictured with Terry Davies) will be in action at the British Swimming Championships.

12:29pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Bushey swimmer Katie Armitage has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games after producing a superb performance in the heats.

Langford into World Junior semis

Watford Observer:

10:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

Watford athlete Kyle Langford will be racing for a place in the final of the 800m at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Oregon after safely making it through the heats.

Podium positions for West Herts at own tournament

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

There were two third-place finishes for West Herts Hockey Club at their invitational junior hockey tournament for teams from across the south east.

Carter preparing for one final game with 'second family'

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A cricketer will bring the curtain down on his career tomorrow after 30 years with the same club and admits he “can’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Hertfordshire beat Lincolnshire following last-wicket heroics

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hertfordshire celebrated a stunning win in the Minor Counties Championship after an incredible last-wicket stand against Lincolnshire.

Hornets youngsters too strong for Kings

Watford Observer:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Kings Langley stepped up their pre-season preparations with a 2-0 defeat against Watford’s Under-18s on Saturday.

Kings Langley reach semi-finals of Herts County Trophy

Watford Observer:

9:40am Friday 25th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts County Trophy, North London Women's League and Chess Valley League.

Watford Town remain top following Berko win

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts League Division 11 and Division 12 West

Moor Park Golf Club hosts Carris Trophy

Watford Observer:

4:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GOLFERS from across the world have been competing at Moor Park Golf Club this week in the Under-18s Boys’ Open - the Carris Trophy.

Watford Joggers commemorate London 2012 with anniversary run

Watford Observer:

4:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WATFORD Joggers’ Colin Taylor finished first in the MV55 age group in the five-mile Anniversary Run to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics.

Watford-born powerlifter vows to lift until she "can't lift anymore"

Watford Observer:

4:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FEMALE powerlifter says she will continue to lift until she “can’t lift anymore” after becoming a double world record holder last month.

Kings Langley win derby with Abbots Langley in dramatic fashion

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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Langleybury remain in relegation mire after seven wicket loss

Watford Observer:

1:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The latest action from the Herts League Championship, Premier Division, Division One, Two Three, Four and Five.

Finn returns to England fold for Lions series

Watford Observer: Steve Finn. (Picture: Action Images)

11:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford-born bowler Steve Finn has returned to the England fold for the first time since the winter Ashes tour after being named in the England Lions squad for their summer triangular series.

Tyson to the fore as Green lift Plate

Watford Observer:

12:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

It was a final in which neither side was able to claim the upper hand for long until the very end but Dave Tyson’s control and experience was to prove key as Leverstock Green got the better of Bushey by 12 runs to win the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Plate tonight.

Matthews expected more from Tibor Nagy

Watford Observer:

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Elliott Matthews' work on Saturday night was done after just two minutes. The Rickmansworth boxer stopped Attila Tibor Nagy in the first round of their bout but admitted: “It was a little bit of a shame”.

Help shape our sports coverage in print

Watford Observer:

3:48pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

What do you think about how we cover sport in the Watford Observer? What do you think we do well or which areas do you believe we can improve upon? There is now an opportunity for you to have your say and help influence our sports coverage in the newspaper in the future.

Leverstock Green clubhouse to be opened by ex-England captain Mike Gatting

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Leverstock Green Cricket Club’s refurbished clubhouse will be officially opened by ex-England captain Mike Gatting next Friday (July 25).

Joint Abbots Langley and Watford Under-13s girls side win Audrey Collins Trophy

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A joint Abbots Langley and Watford Under-13 girls cricket team won the fourth annual Audrey Collins Trophy – becoming the first girls side in the area to win a County prize.

Burger stars as Radlett secure Shield triumph

Watford Observer:

9:47pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The batting power of Radlett proved too strong for Abbots Langley as the Cobden Hill side secured an emphatic nine-wicket victory to lift the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield tonight.

Your chance to influence our printed sports coverage

Watford Observer:

12:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

What do you think about how we cover sport in the Watford Observer? What do you think we do well or which areas do you believe we can improve upon? There is now an opportunity for you to have your say and help influence our sports coverage in the newspaper in the future.

Kings Langley beaten 5-2 by Conference South side Hemel Hempstead

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Kings Langley lost 5-2 to Conference South newcomers Hemel Hempstead as they continued their pre-season preparations on Saturday.

Finn trains with England for the first time in six months

Watford Observer: Steve Finn. (Picture: Action Images)

5:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014

For the first time since being sent home from England’s tour of Australia in January, Steve Finn has been bowling with the national side.

Green overcome stubborn Frogmore to reach Plate final

Watford Observer:

9:42am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Leverstock Green A overcame Frogmore's stubborn resistance last night to set up a Watford Observer Fourteen14 Plate Final against Bushey on Tuesday.

Northwood School student wins our sports writing award

Watford Observer:

12:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Northwood School student was named the Watford Observer Young Sports Writer of the Year yesterday evening as some of the area's potential sports reporters of the future were recognised.

Bowie wins WBC International Challenge Championship belt

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Holywell's Daniel Bowie won the WBC International Challenge Championship belt at the Smash Muaythai Series Nine event at Watford Colosseum on Saturday.

Kings Langley Ladies refute 'malicious' fold claims

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Kings Langley Ladies came third on their debut at the Sandy Ladies seven-a-side tournament.

Olympian Jade Johnson helps St Michael's celebrate sporting achievements

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Olympic long jumper and former Strictly Come Dancing competitor, Jade Johnson, helped present the St Michael’s Catholic High School Sports Awards.

Gauntlett finishes as Division One runner-up on Herts Futures Tour

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Matthew Gauntlett won his second prize on the Herts Futures Tour after finishing as Division One gross runner-up following a count back.

Bushey reach Fourteen14 Plate final following tense finale

Watford Observer:

10:53pm Monday 7th July 2014

Bushey squeezed into the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Plate final by the narrowest of margins, beating Kings Langley by just two runs after a dramatic final over.

O'Meara shines for Watford Swimming Club at East Region Championships

Watford Observer:

9:30am Monday 7th July 2014

Watford Swimming Club's Erin O'Meara took six medals home from East Region Championships.

Top three finishes for two Watford Joggers

Watford Observer: Local athletics

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Watford Joggers had two members pick up top-three finishes at the Welwyn 10km on Sunday.

New six-a-side league to begin at Woodside Leisure Centre

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A new six-a-side football league will be launched at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside in August.

Watford ladies hold chairman's awards night

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Watford Ladies held their chairman’s awards night at Westfield Academy, celebrating the endeavours and successes of the club’s players, staff and volunteers throughout the season.

Metcalfe ton helps Abbots into first Shield final for ten years

Watford Observer:

11:07am Friday 4th July 2014

A superb century from opening batsman Peter Metcalfe laid the platform for Abbots Langley to reach their first Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield since 1994 with a 26-run victory over Langleybury A last night.

St Paul's victorious at Herts School Games

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

St Paul's Church of England VA Primary School in Chipperfield have won the netball competition at the Herts School Games at Wodston Park, representing Dacorum.

Three Rivers Young Blades win gold at Finchley Foil team event

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Three Rivers Young Blades youth fencing club bagged a gold medal at the Finchley Foil team event in Hendon.

Bovingdon target new members at open day

Watford Observer: Cricket Match

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Bovingdon Cricket Club secretary Mark Carine is urging the public to head down in their droves when the club’s doors are swung open to one and all.

Freeman believes there is more to come from Britain

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Helen Freeman says helping Great Britain to their best ever finish at the Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship is a “great achievement” but believes there is plenty more to come from the side.

McCarthy retains East of England Trampolining Championships title

Watford Observer:

7:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Kayleigh McCarthy won the East of England Trampolining Championships for the second year running, coming out on top against more than 300 competitors from the region.

Dutton selected to represent Great Brtian at IWAS World Junior Games

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Mitchell Dutton has been selected to represent Great Britain at the IWAS World Junior Games next month.

Little aiming to 'kick on' after 'average' finish at Scottish Hydro Challenge

Watford Observer:

3:55pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Croxley Green golfer Sam Little says he could have finished higher than 29th at the Scottish Hydro Challenge at the weekend but believes he is now beginning to adapt to the European Challenge Tour schedule.

Toomey comes out on top at Vicarage Celtic golf tournament

Watford Observer:

5:38pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Ashley Toomey won Vicarage Celtic’s golf tournament at the club’s golf and presentation day.

Hornets return to action and overcome London Bees

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Watford Ladies returned to Women’s Super League 2 action on Sunday after their summer break and completed a thrilling 5-4 victory against London Bees.

More changes to Fourteen14 dates

Watford Observer:

2:34pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Yet more changes have been made to the dates and venues of the latter stages of the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield and Plate following further delays in the quarter-finals being completed.

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