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Borders swimmers are East’s BEST

The Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST) has emerged from the 2016-17 East District Age Group Championships with more than double the medal tally of the previous year.

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Phil Addison, in blue, in action recently for Selkirk against East Kilbride (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk hope Colts will misfire as league heads to conclusion

The closing weeks of the football season will be all about how Selkirk perform in their last seven Lowland League games, says boss Ian Fergus.

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Kenny shows off his life membership certificate with his wife Irene.

Howzat! Kenny’s a life member at Gala CC

Kenny Allan has been declared Gala Cricket Club’s latest life member.

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Melrose's Richard Taylor in possession against Hawick earlier this season at Mansfield Park, where Melrose won 14-3 (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Title-seeking Melrose play host as Greens bid to beat the drop

The league campaign may almost be over – but there’s still time for one more hugely appetising Borders derby clash this season.

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Stuart Hogg (picture Ian Rutherford)

Hogg reckons Scots ‘chucked it away’ against French hosts

Borders star Stuart Hogg scored another try for Scotland, in the 16th minute of Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with France in Paris – but it couldn’t stop the Scots going down to a bruising 22-16 loss.

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Gala Harriers coaches, from left, Graeme Murdoch, Neil Renton, Gerry Moss, Eileen Nicol, Tony Lunn, Billy McCulloch, Gavin Brown and Kristina Noreikaite.

Green machine earns plaudits for athletic accomplishments

Gala Harriers athletic club celebrated a year of continued success and growth at its recent award ceremony and presentation night.

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Libby Clegg with her guide runner. Chris Clarke  (picture by Bobby Gavin)

Shining examples of ambition, success, drive and commitment

Sporting achievers in the Scottish Borders wll be recognised at the Live Borders Celebration of Sport evening at Springwood Hall in Kelso next month.

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Ross Anderson makes a break for Hawick Quins against Berwick (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Mighty Quins take shield in battle

Hawick Harlequins 29, Berwick 0

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Garry O'Connor in action for Selkirk.

Ex-Selkirk boss guilty of shoplifting

Former Selkirk FC player-manager Garry O’Connor has pleaded guilty to shoplifting at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh.

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It was a dismal day in Dalbeattie for Hawick Royal Albert (in blue)

Hawick hammered by super Star

Dalbeattie Star 7, Hawick Royal Albert 1

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Melrose's tryscorer,  Grant Runciman (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Roses bloom in low-scoring encounter

Heriot’s 5, Melrose 8

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Hawick captain Bruce McNeil extends a handshake to Sasa Tofilau  at the end of the BT Premiership road for Gala (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Late mud-caked Hawick win sends Gala down

Hawick 16, Gala 6

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Stuart Hogg bags his first try agasint Ireland last week, with Robbie Henshaw on tow ( Neil Hanna Photography)

Hogg set for historic half-century

Full-back Stuart Hogg is due to become the youngest player in history to reach a half-century of Scotland caps, in a side featuring one change to face France in Paris on Sunday in the RBS 6 Nations.

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Winner of 2016 Timeform Morebattle Hurdle, Top Notch, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Daryl Jacob (picture by Caledonia Photo).

Let Morebattle commence ...

Racing returns to Kelso this Thursday with the Borders track’s most valuable midweek card.

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Gala squads from a recent walking football tournament in the town. Now the aim is to form a team in Hawick.

Any interested Hawick strollers can walk this way

If you are senior in years and hope to recapture former days of playing football – albeit at a more sedate pace – then a new group in Hawick could be your goal.

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The Fjordhus Reivers Ladies 2s picked up a good result at Kelso last weekend.

Hockey ladies in devastating derby form

Kelso Ladies 1s 0, Fjordhus Reivers Ladies 2s 5

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Pauline McAdam and Lindsey Knox of Roxburgh Reivers.

Roxy members enjoy country life

The orienteering season is well under way for 2017, with two rounds of the Scottish Urban League already completed – and enthusiasts from Roxburgh Reivers heavily involved.

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A recent glimpse of the Fjordhus Reivers Ladies hokcey 1sts

Reivers hockey round-up

Glasgow University 1s 5, Fjordhus Reivers Ladies 1s 1

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Prizes presented by Earlston Golf Club

Earlston captain’s team to the fore

On a sunny winter’s day, but with the going heavy, 24 Earlston Golf Club members travelled to Magdalene Fields at Berwick recently to play the Captain v Vice-Captain matchplay competition.

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Phil Addison, in blue, on the attack for Selkirk against East Kilbride (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

One game at a time for Souters

Selkirk FC face seven “massive” games, which they’ll consider one at a time, as they aim to haul themselves clear of the Lowland League drop zone.

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