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Hogg selected for Lions’ squad in NZ

Expectations were confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) when Stuart Hogg was chosen for the GB and Ireland Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer.

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Lewis Young scores a try for Jed-Forest in the Berwick Sevens final victory over Watsonians (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Sevens up for Jed as action moves on to Langholm

Jed-Forest collected their first silverware of this season’s Kings of the Sevens festival at Berwick last Sunday, defeating Watsonians in the final.

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Captains Pete McCallum (Ayr), left, and Bruce Colvine (Melrose).

We have to be better in BT Cup final, says coach

With the chance of outright BT Premiership glory gone, Melrose hope the BT Cup will be adorning their trophy cupboard come Saturday night.

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Kelso's promotion-winning squad.

Derby victory secures promotion for Kelso

Kelso 17, Peebles 11

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Gala Harrier Bob Johnson unveils his Mr Potato Head costume at a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday.

Harrier Bob in marathon charity a-peel

A local athlete is hoping to s-mash a Guinness world record by running the London Marathon dressed as Mr Potato Head.

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The triumphant Gala 7s squad (picture by Bill McBurnie)

It’s a sparkling Gala day at Hawick Sevens

Gala made King of the Sevens history on Saturday, prising the Hawick 7s title away from the hosts for the first time since 2014 and joining Merlose as the only non-Hawick side to win the title since 2005.

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Some of the young Borders swimmers.

Southern swimmers among Scotland’s best

Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST) and Duns Amateur Swimming Club members hit an all-time high at this year’s Scottish National Age Group Championships in Aberdeen.

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Goalkeeper Gregor Amos is battling back from injury (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

We should win penultimate league game at Prestonpans

Selkirk FC coach Ian Fergus believes his side should start as favourites tomorrow (Saturday) in their next-to-last league game of the season at Preston Athletic.

Football
The Ettrick Forest archers with their fellow enthusiasts.

Archers take a bow and target success during spring contest

Last Saturday, while many watched the Melrose Sevens in glorious sunshine, Ettrick Forest archers hosted the Scottish Spring Target Championship.

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Kelso High School's victorious 7s squad.

Kelso claim schools hockey hat-trick

Kelso High School rounded off an outstanding season of hockey by winning the Berwickshire High Schools’ Sevens tournament for the third time in a row.

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Melrose Waverley Tennis Club.

Season’s first service for tennis club

Melrose Waverley Tennis Club had a very successful 2017 opening event last Sunday.

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Gala CC's ground.

Gala Cricket Club marks promotion by staging reunion

Former players of Gala Cricket Club are being invited to its first reunion for 14 years.

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Swedish golfers visiting the Borders last year.

Strengthening sporting links between Sweden and Scotland as Vikings take on Reivers at golf

Sporting bonds between the south of Scotland and the south of Sweden are shortly to be strengthened.

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Abbey Fitness Centre in Kelso raised more than �1,300 for Comic Relief.

‘Fantastic turnout’ as centre pedals for charity

A Kelso fitness centre has raised more than £1,360 in a charity spinathon, marking the centre’s 20th anniversary.

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Grand National winner One For Arthur is the special guest at Kelso with, from left, co-owner Debs Thomson, jockey Derek Fox, groom Mark Ellwood and co-owner Belinda McClung (picture by Toby Williams)

Dream becomes a reality for the two Borders Golf Widows

It’s all still a bit surreal and bizarre for the Golf Widows – but they’re currently a couple of the most famous ladies in the country.

Horse Racing
Hawick's own successful Sevens squad after the 2016 final.

Double bill of Sevens action begins at Hawick

Mansfield Park is readying itself for a party on Saturday as the latest leg of Riverside Rock King of the Sevens rolls into town for the 123rd edition of the Hawick Sevens, reports Alex McLeman.

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Action from a previous meeting this season between Melrose and Ayr, with Austin Lockington grabbing a try for the Rose (picture by Dougals Hardie)

Melrose bid for league glory in Premiership showpiece final

The title of BT Premiership champions 2016-17 awaits either Ayr or Melrose this Saturday, with the play-off final taking place at the Greenyards.

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The loss left Hawick RA in second-bottom place in the Lowland League.

Poor display consigns Hawick to defeat

Gretna 2008 2, Hawick Royal Albert 0

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One For Arthur, the 2017 Grand National winner parades at Kelso Racecourse, two days afer his win (picture by Alan Raeburn)

National treasure is special guest at Kelso

Grand National hero One for Arthur justly stole the limelight at a packed Kelso Races on Monday, where loal poeple turned out in force to show their support for the first Scottish winner fo the Aintree marathon in 38 years.

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Duns Football Club's new grandstand is nearing completion.

New stand nearly done at Duns

Duns Football Club are getting closer to the completion of their new grandstand at New Hawthorn Park.

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