Harriers jumping for joy thanks to Rowan’s Trust

David Boland and Kenny Paterson of the Trust present Gala Harriers with the cheque for �1,060 at Tweedbank Athletics Track.
David Boland and Kenny Paterson of the Trust present Gala Harriers with the cheque for �1,060 at Tweedbank Athletics Track.
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Gala Harriers have been given a helping hand by the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

The Harriers were given £1,060 to buy new lightweight training equipment, including javelin, discus, shot putt and hammer, for their 160 under-16 members.

Coach Billy McCulloch said: “We are now following a UK Athletics programme for juniors which means we do running, jumping and throwing training on alternative weeks.

“All our coaches have been taught how to provide training in throwing events, which means, along with having the kit, we can give the children the full athletics experience.

“Huge thanks to the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust for their generous donation.”

Billy and fellow Gala Harriers coach Neil Renton were both batonbearers in the Queen’s Baton Relay at Tweedbank yesterday. David Boland and Kenny Paterson of the Trust (pictured) presented the Harriers with the cheque.

Sports digest

Bowling

Hawick

There was a double victory for the A team in the Border League last week, sending them to the top of the first division table.

A hard-fought 77-75 victory against Abbotsford was followed up by another good win (119-72) against a strong Kelso team.

The Seniors team also played their Abbotsford counterparts and also had a comfortable win by 54-46, while the B team travelled over to play Gala B, where they, too, had a good day, winning by 75-48.

Thursday saw the inaugural playing of the DP Johnstone Memorial Triples in memory of Davy Johnstone who passed away earlier this year. 16 triples from around the Borders enjoyed a great day’s bowling, with the winners – G. Moyes, J. Gray and G. Moyes – emerging from the Buccleuch club. They beat the Hawick triple of W. Wells; C. Logan & G. Lyall. The club is deeply indebted to all the sponsors for making this such a good day, and also the support from the Johnstone family. Bert Wear also has to be thanked for organising the whole event.

On Saturday, the club entertained Weir Bowling Club from Glasgow, with the hosts emerging winners by 80-75.

Cycling

Kelso Wheelers

Oscar Onley made the 210-mile round-trip to Middlesbrough worthwhile when he contested the British Schools Cycling Championships recently.

Recording a time of 13 minutes and 28 seconds for the five-mile time trial, Oscar placed third, only four seconds shy of the winner.

Ten pbs were recorded on a good night for racing, with just a hint of rain, when Kelso Wheelers held their first championship of the season over the Orange Lane 12-mile course. Mike Burgher emphatically retained his championship by 42 seconds from brother Dave, with Jeremy Smith close up in third.

The youths’ championship was won in fine style by Ross Gillie from Daniel Easson and Fraser Veitch.

Times (Seniors): 1, M. Burgher 27.12; 2, D. Burgher 27.54 pb; 3, J. Smith 28.14; 4, C. Stevenson 28.25 pb; 5, R. Ure 28.50; 6, S. Gaunt 29.03 pb; 7, D. Richardson 29.27; 8, K. Wilson 30.36; 9, G. Easson 31.04; 10, G. Ford 31.51; 11, G. Moore 32.43 pb; 12, G. Dalglish 33.02 pb; 13, Andrew Ker 34.07; 14, R. Smith 35.13; 15, D. Whitecross 36.23 pb; 16, Jill Sinton 37.11.

Youths: 1, R. Gillie 37.53 pb; 2, D. Easson 38.13 pb; 3, F. Veitch 38.48 pb; 4, T. Purves 43.55 pb.

The second round of the Orange Lane league was held in conjunction with the club championship and of the 21 riders, 12 posted minus scores.

Section One – Simon Gaunt takes over the lead in this section, but only six points separate the top four riders. Scores: 1, S. Gaunt 36; 2=, J. Smith, M. Burgher 32; 4, D. Richardson 30; 5=, D. Burgher, R. Norris 20; 7, R. Ure 12.

Section Two – Joint leaders Gordon Dalglish and Graeme Easson have a small gap of six points on Kenny Wilson. Scores: 1=, G. Dalglish, Graeme Easson 38; 3, K. Wilson 32; 4, G. Ford 26; 5, G. Moore 20; 6, R. Kerr 14; 7, R. Connell 10; 8=, P. McGreal, R. Coupek 8.

Section Three – with joint leaders and points, this is a mirror image of section two.

Scores: 1=, A. Ker, D. Whitecross 38; 3, R. Smith 32; 4, J. Sinton 26; 5, D. Small 14.

Youths’ Section – Daniel Easson takes a commanding 14-point lead into the final round of the league and only a non-appearance can rob him of the winners medal.

Scores: 1, D. Easson 34; 2=, F. Veitch, B. Simpson 20; 4, R. Gillie 18; 5, O. Onley 16; 6, T. Purves 14.

Golf

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner, W. Morrison nett 35; B League

winner, P. Seggie 35.

2014 Championship 2nd Qualifier: 1, J. Shiel 70 (12) 58; 2, A. Simpson 83 (21) 62; 3, B. Currie 68 (4) 64.

Kelso

Rover Cup: 1, G. Kellington 73 (8) 65; 2, M. Ford 70 (2) 68.

Ladies’ 18-hole Stableford: 1, P. Robson 39 points; 2, L. Wilson 35.

Gents’ Seniors Open: Winner, R. Holmes (Eyemouth) 83 (13) 70 BIH; Scratch, I. Thompson (Kelso) 75. Age 55 to 62: 1=, R. Cowe (Kelso), J. Gibson (Kelso), G. Polson (Lilliardsedge), G. Forsyth (Galashiels) all nett 71. Age 63 to 69: 1=, I. Halliday (Kelso), L. J. Hughes (Duns) 70. Age 70 plus: 1=, J. A. Anderson (Kelso), B. Chidley (Berwick) 71.

Finals Day takes place on Saturday with four finals in the offing. After the presentation of trophies, members and their guests can look forward to dancing the night away to Harry Stevenson.

Entries are now being taken for the Gents’ Open on Saturday, July 12. Telephone the club on 01573 223009 if you would like to enter.

Lauder

The new Louis Scott nine-hole competition started and the first round was won by the sponsor himself.

The competition will be run on an order of merit basis and played every Friday at 5.30pm with everyone welcome.

Result (Round 1): 1, L. Scott; 2, R. Malcolm; 3, H. Moffat. (Round 2): 1, M. Dunne; 2, R. Malcolm; 3, J. Bell.

Order of merit: 1, L. Scott; 2, M. Dunne; 3, R. Malcolm.

The June medal and second championship qualifier also took place and the honours were taken by club captain Dougie Bain with a net 69, followed closely by Louis Scott and Ian Scott with net 71s. The leader in the silver medal is still Micky Dunne on 22 points, nine clear of Dougie Bain.

Laidlaw Homes Eclectic: 1, J. Bell 73 (06) 67; 2, R. Malcolm 82 (14) 68; 3, R. Runciman 91 (20) 71.

Minto

The Senior Gents played the singles element of their annual Ryder Cup competition in deteriorating weather conditions, with torrential rain falling at the end so that two matches were unfinished and deemed to be halves.

In spite of trailing by one point from the fourball matches at the start of the singles competitions, the Rest of the World emerged triumphant, winning the singles rubbers by 7-4 and the overall match by 9.5-7.5.

Ladies’ Medal No 3: 1, K. Telfer 93 (19) 74; 2, C. Mackie 101 (26) 75 (after countback); 3, K. Sanford 100 (25) 75 (after countback).

Scratch: J. Beattie 90.

Gents’ Summer Competition, Fox & Hounds No 6 & Championship Qualifier No 3: 1, S. Taylor nett 61; 2, B. Howden 63 (lowest gross); 3, A. Richardson 64.

St Boswells

Texas Scramble: 1, B. Reilly, K. Swinton, N. Linton, D. Jardine nett 55.7; 2, C. Hardie, A. Hardie, K. Miller, I. Barr 56.3; 3, R. Barrie, S. Barrie, G. Oliver, P. Franklin 58. Nearest the 2nd, A. Dobbie; Nearest the 4th P. Crookshanks.

June Medal: 1, C. Rae 74 (11) 63; 2, A. Tait 75 (11) 64; 3, B. Gracie 84 (18) 66. Scratch: A. Smith 72.

Torwoodlee

Tuesday Order of Merit (round six): 1, J. Graham 78 (10) 68; 2, I. MacDonald 84 (15) 69; 3, M. Dodds 86 (17) 69. Scratch: S. Fairburn 68.

Second qualifier, June Medal & Belhaven Qualifier: 1, M. Dodds 79 (17) 62; 2, R. Forsyth 69 (4) 65; 3, R. Semple 76 (11) 65. Scratch: C. Riddle 65.

Monorene Guest House Senior Open: Open Champion and Quaich Winner, W. D. Howden (Minto) 73 (9) 64. Category A (55-62): 1, M. Whiteford (Lauder) 75 (9) 66; 2, J. Abbott (Duns) 82 (15) 67 bih; 3, C. Shanks (Torwoodlee) 77 (10) 67. Scratch: G. Forsyth (Galashiels) 76.

Category B (63-69): 1, S. Chalmers (Torwoodlee) 73 (6) 67; 2, J. Gillie (Galashiels) 83 (14) 69 bih; 3, A. Craik (Duns) 80 (11) 69. Scratch: L. Wallace (Melrose) 77.

Thanks go to the sponsors, the green staff and helpers who all made it a very successful day.

Homing

Earlston & District

Members sent 89 birds to Newark, liberated at 1.10pm into a light north-east wind. Result: 1, 8, 9, S. Martin 1174.78; 2, 3, 4, 5, W. Gray & Son 1169.30; 6, 10, A. Bain 1135.02; 7, S. Hardie & Sons 1088.46.

Galashiels

Ten members sent 117 pigeons to Newark, a distance of 193 miles. Result: 1, 4, 7, J. Douglas 1191.955; 2, 9, w. Hopewell 1172.975; 3, 6, 8, 10, E. Jamieson 1172.537; 5, Douglas & Spearman 1128.272.

Jedburgh

Five members sent 91 pigeons to Newark, a distance of 180 miles. Result: 1, 7, T. Wilson 1196.003; 2, 6, F. Taylor 1193.341; 3, 4, 5, A. Agnew & Son 1189.410; 8, 9, 10, Mr & Mrs Wilson 1086.350.

Langholm

The club liberated 68 birds from Lymm last Saturday over 126 miles in a light north-east wind. Result: 1, 6, 8, D. Nordon 1275.208; 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, R. V. Graham 1255.004; 10, A. Henderson 1152.774.

Squash

Galashiels

Handicap Tournament – Plate quarter-finals: M. Sillies (-12) 3 D. Sharratt (+6) 1 (14-15, 15-1, 15-2, 15-3); L. Molero (+4) 3 D. Burnie (-4) 1 (15-8, 14-15, 15-3, 15-7).

Cup semi-finals: Ruaridh Kohler (+5) 3 Andy Gill (-4) 2 (15-11, 15-17, 12-15, 15-2, 15-11)

League 2: D. Burnie 3 R. Kohler 1.

Club night friendlies: R. Kohler 2 D. Sharratt 1; M. Sillies 1 A. Gill 0; D. Sharratt 2 L. Molero 1; D. Burnie 2 R. McAleese 0; R. Kohler 2 J. Logan 0; A. Gill 2 D. Burnie 0; M. Sillies 2 R. McAleese 1; A. Gill 2 R. McAleese 0; D. Burnie 2 R. Kohler 0; A. Gill 2 D. Sharratt 0; D. Burnie 2 L. Molero 0; D. Sharratt 2 L. Molero 0; R. Kohler 2 R. McAleese 0.