FRIDAY MARCH 25
Table tennis: the CTT La Chaux-de-Fonds wants to ensure its maintenance
Fifth in the championship of the national league A, the CTT La Chaux-de-Fonds mathematically can no longer aspire to one of the first four places synonymous with the play-off during this last inter-club weekend. The best table tennis players will try to maintain their current ranking so they don’t have to play play-outs.
This Saturday, March 26 (2pm), Barish Moullet and his teammates will travel to Wil, sixth. The outcome of this meeting could prove decisive. On Sunday March 27 (2pm), the Chaux-de-Fonniers will receive Neuhausen in the Volta room. / CHF
Cross-country skiing: Maxime Béguin wins silver at the Swiss junior championships
Excellent performance by Maxime Béguin during the skiathlon event of the Swiss Junior Cross-Country Ski Championships in Zweisimmen (BE). The CRP Ski Nordique GJ athlete won the silver medal in the under-18 category.
Also in the U18 race, Léo Guenin (SC La Vue-des-Alpes) took ninth place. A year younger than his club-mates, Antoine Béguin also put in a strong performance, finishing fifteenth. Finally, in the female U18 category, Loane Pellaton (SC La Brévine) finished in twelfth position in the Bernese Oberland. / CHF
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Cross-country skiing: a good end to the season for the Jura Giron
Several young people from the Jura region have distinguished themselves during the last two races of the Helvetia Nordic Trophy, the Swiss national ski circuit reserved for cross-country skiers under 16 years of age, held in Lenzerheide, in Graubünden.
Thus, during cross-country skiing Eileen Audétat (SC La Brévine) set the third fastest time in 2007. Three other athletes managed to enter the top-10 in their birth years: Ethan Pellaton (SC La Brévine, 5th in 2009), Nils Béguin (SC La Vue-des-Alpes, 7th of 2007) and Wilma Lauenstein (SC La Vue-des-Alpes, 9th of 2007).
The following day, in the mass start event, Wilma Lauenstein was fifth among cross-country skiers born in 2007, Nils Béguin ninth among those born in 2007, while Léane Scheidegger (SC La Vue-des-Alpes) finished tenth. in M14 just like Ethan Pellaton. in M13. / COMMUNICATION THIS
Wilma Lauenstein (number 270) in the center of the group. Photo: SwissSki
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Swimming: Ilan Gagnebin qualified for the Junior European
Ilan Gagnebin, a swimmer from Red-Fish Neuchâtel, won his third qualification for the European Junior Championships. In Bucharest from July 6 to 11, however, he will participate in his second continental games, since the 2020 edition had been canceled due to the pandemic.
Ilan Gagnebin earned his sesame this Wednesday afternoon by taking 6th place in the 50m butterfly final of the elite Swiss 50m pool championship, in Uster, in a time of 24.54, beating his personal best of 25.81.
Another Red-Fish swimmer, Manon Richard, had already met the criteria to participate in the European Championships, in the 100m and 200m backstroke. / COMMUNICATION THIS
Ilan Gagnebin broke his personal best in the 50m butterfly at the Swiss championships. Photo: SP
Running: Julia Fatton shines in the Morvan
Julia Fatton took second place scratch in the Dénivelé In Morvan (a kind of Tour du Morvan of 223 kilometers with a positive elevation gain of 3700 m). Neuchâteloise completed the race in 29h18. Her husband, Christian Fatton, had to stop being a starter because he was sick. The victory went to the French Corinne Gruffaz. /COMM THIS
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Artistic swimming: Margaux Varesio second in duet in Portugal
Neuchâteloise Margaux Varesio (20) finished in a very good second place in an international duets competition in Portugal. This weekend, the Colombian singer signed this result with her duetist Emma Grosnvenor.
Thanks to this good performance, these two synchronizers will be able to confidently approach the next Swiss Championships (March 26 and 27), as well as the World Series round in Paris on April 1. These two deadlines are important for the teams for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. A place for Switzerland in pairs is at stake and there are still three pairs in the running, including Margaux Varesio, who trains with the Basel club , and his teammate Margaux Varesio is also captain of the Swiss team preparing for the next World Cup in Budapest (June 18-July 3). /COMM JCE
Ice hockey: Raphaël Erb new coach of HC Le Locle
Hockey-Club Le Locle has just signed an agreement with Raphaël Erb (30) to take the reins of the first team for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Former defender of HC La Chaux-de-Fonds (HCC), who has made 288 domestic league appearances, and coach of HC Les Ponts-de-Martel this year, he succeeds Michaël Lüthi, who will take on the role of coach and technical coordinator within the Mother-Commune club. /COMMUNICATION JCE
MONDAY, MARCH 21
Table tennis: Julien Märki and Barish Moullet win the Obersee Cup
Barish Moullet never stops winning. Two weeks after his Swiss champion title, the table tennis player from Neuchâtel won the Obersee Cup alongside his CTT La Chaux-de-Fonds teammate Julien Märki.
In Rapperswil, in a doubles competition, the two Neuchâtelois showed great consistency to win one of the most prestigious trophies in the country. / CHF
Orientation: Pascal Buchs on the podium at Brügg
The first national race of the season took place on Sunday March 20 in Brügg. On today’s menu: a long-distance race in a forest on the Aargau Plateau.
Among the elites, Neuchâtelois Pascal Buchs obtained a very good second place. The victory went to Matthias Kyburz with more than eight minutes of margin over his dolphin. / COMMUNICATION CHF
Street-hockey: the SHCC begins the play-offs with a defeat
The SHCC started their quarterfinal play-off against the Gals badly. In a best-of-three series, Chaux-de-Fonniers lost the first game 4-5 at home.
The next match will take place in Gals this Friday, March 25 (8:00 p.m.). The Bees will no longer have the right to make mistakes and if they win they could play their next home game on Sunday 27 March (2pm at La Charrière). / COMMUNICATION CHF
Billiards: Colombier retains its place in the national league A
Colombier will play an additional season in the national league A. In difficulties during the last exercise, the team from Neuchâtel played a playoff against relegation against Geneva and won with the score of 6 to 3. / COMMUNICATION CHF
Telemark: a strong drop and a top 10 in Slovenia for Maxime Mosset
Season finale semitone for Maxime Mosset. Competing in Krvavec (Slovenia) for the World Cup final, the athlete from Cernier fell heavily during the first event held in classical style.
Despite severe back pain, Vaudruzien refused to give up and still decided to take part in the last two events in Slovenia. Reduced, Neuchâtelois took a very good ninth place in the sprint and was eleventh in the parallel sprint.
Following this final weekend of racing, Maxime Mosset will undergo tests on his return to Switzerland to determine the severity of his injuries. / CHF
Cycling: Nicolas Bialon and Chrystelle Baumann win the third stage of the Litoral classics
Nicolas Lüthi did not pass the pass of three in the Litoral classics. During the third stage (80 km), Neuchâtelois was overtaken by Nicolas Bialon.
In the general classification, Nicolas Lüthi remains in the lead and has a comfortable margin over his runner-up, Guillaume Haldimann, before the last lap (100 km).
Absent during the first stage, Chrystelle Baumann signs a clear lap. After winning the second round, the cyclist from Montalchez won the third round of these Litoral classics. In the general classification, Joanie Huguenin leads the standings ahead of Dounia Challandes. / CHF