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Hawick seeking new boss once again as Aitchison quits

Hawick Royal Albert FC are looking for their fourth manager since February, with the new Lowland League football season only five weeks old.

Football
Action from an exciting opening clash in the Bookers Border League (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Greens hold on for victory after fine Gala performance

Hawick 27, Gala 21

Rugby
Men's race winner, Lewis Buchanan of Innerleithen.

Trails and tribulations at Tweedlove

Around 500 riders took to the trails surrounding Innerleithen at the weekend for the last of the Tweedlove Triple Crown Enduro races of 2017.

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Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop with his mother Margaret.

2017 Hizzy Memorial Run will also be tribute to late friend John

The route for this year’s fundraising motorbike ride in memory of racing champion Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop has been revealed, and it will be going far and wide, taking in both England and East Lothian.

News

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From left Charlie Jack, Jamie Francis, Jessica Main, Emma Jamieson, Moll Byres and GB player Sarah Robertson flew the flag for Selkirk at the hockey sessions (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Border athletes on top form at all-inclusive school for sport

Talented young athletes form across the Borders converged at the Heriot-Watt Campus in Galashiels last week for three days of top-performance coaching at the 16th Scottish Borders Sports Academy.

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Finlay Rutherford batting for Gala at home to Penicuik (picture by Deb Rutherford)

Defeat pushes Gala CC to the brink of relegation

Youngsters Finlay Rutherford and Jamie Crooks gave Gala some hope for the future in a spirited showing against Penicuik at Meigle Park.

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Maddie Arlett

Maddie set for senior world rowing debut

When Maddie Arlett and two Scottish companions were selected last week for their first senior World Rowing Championships, it was a defining moment, not only for them but also the Edinburgh University programme which helped develop them.

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Peaky Blinder, ridden by Lyall Hodgins, wins the Mile at Selkirk Flapping Association's August race at the town's Gala Rig (pictureby Grant Kinghorn)

Lyall plays a Blinder at Selkirk races

Peaky Blinder, ridden by first-time winner Lyall Hodgins, coasted to victory in the Gala Rig Mile at the Selkirk Flapping Association August meeting last Saturday.

Horse Racing
Dee Bradbury, right, SRU vice-president, about to cut the ribbon of the new changing facility (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Celebrating new facility and new season at Kelso

Despite something of a hammering by Hawick in their showpiece attraction last Saturday, Kelso RFC’s family promotional day was judged a success.

Rugby
Sean McKirdy for Selkirk (in blue) during the U20 friendly at Yarrow Park with Livingston, whcih Selkirk won 5-0 (picture by Grnat Kinghorn).

Selkirk back in Lowland League business after worthy exercise

Selkirk FC coach Ian Fergus described his young side’s experimental friendly against Livingston last Saturday as a “worthy exercise”, after the Yarrow U20 squad ran out 5-0 winners and offered some much-needed game time to a number of players.

Football
Kirstin Maxwell and  John Tullie at a previous meeting.

Farmer John sows seeds of six-day success

The Biennial Scottish 6-days orienteering competition is the biggest and most prestigious orienteering event held in the Uk with competitors coming from all over the world to take part.

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Derek Fox, second left, on Grand National day with co-owners Belinda McClung, Debs Thomson and trainer Lucinda Russell (picture by Toby Williams).

Grand National winner back in the Borders

Grand National-winning jockey Derek Fox is to lead the way in the ‘course to course for causes’ opening ride, which comes under orders at Musselburgh racecourse on September 16.

Horse Racing
Jed Burn.

International career back on target for clay pigeon ace Jed

A clay pigeon shooter from Jedburgh has revived his international career, nine months after his firearms licence was restored by a sheriff.

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The Kelso Triathlon trophy winners.

Range of triathlon talent on show as Jets trio blazes a trail at Kelso

Athletes of all ages and abilities gathered in Kelso last weekend to take part in the penultimate event of the Live Borders 2017 Borders Triathlon Series, reports Fiona Scott.

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Dylan Ali breaks the tape in the 400m Handicap Open in Morebattle (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Curtain falls on South’s open athletics season

Morebattle Games might have been night and day and a far cry from the big-time spectacle of the World Athletic Championships in London

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Goalmouth action from the Lowland League game between hosts East Stirlingshire, in red, and Gala Fairydean Rovers (picture by Alan Murray Photography)

Disappointed Gala FR felt they deserved a win

East Stirlingshire 0, Gala Fairydean Rovers 0

Football
Part of the UK's biggest enduro cycling event is pedalling its way towards Innerleithen.

Full complement of riders for event in the valleys

The Whyte Bikes King and Queen of the Hill Enduro will feature a full capacity field of 500 riders when it kicks off in Innerleithen over the weekend of August 19-20.

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