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2014 Jim Clark Rally triple tragedy was avoidable, rules sheriff

The deaths of three motorsport fans near Swinton in Berwickshire during 2014’s Jim Clark Rally could have been avoided if better safety precautions had been in place, a sheriff has ruled.

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A try for Kelso against visitors Howe of Fife (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso stride into third round of BT National League Cup

Kelso 59, Howe of Fife 17

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Lee Jones, from Selkirk, tries to evade Reynold Lee-Lo of Samoa during last week's Autumn international (picture by Neil Hanna Photography)

Borders players set to figure against All Blacks

Scotland’s four Borders-linked players all retain their places in the squad for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Autumn Test against the mighty New Zealand at BT Murrayfield.

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Donald Nicol on the way to scoring for Selkirk last time out in a 29-19 win over Stewart's Melville (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk can fare well in BT Cup against higher division rivals

A delicious pair of all-Border BT Cup ties is being served up for local rugby fans this weekend, as they wait to feast on the Scotland v New Zealand Autumn Test at teatime tomorrow (Saturday).

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Arlene accepts her award from Ian Beattie, chairman of scottishathletics (picture by Bobby Gavin).

Award winner Arlene simply delighted to be in the running

The popularity and success of a Borders running group is firmly on course after its founder and leader won a national award.

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Mark Robertson, right, with SRU president Rob Flockhart (picture by Scottish Rugby / SNS Group).

Melrose’s Mark accepted by Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Melrose player Mark Robertson, and three contemporaries, are the latest all-time-greats to be inducted into Scottish Rugby’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at BT Murrayfield after Saturday’s opening Autumn Test match against Samoa.

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The Lauderdale Limpers in Melrose.

Did you see The Breakfast Club?

Another great weekend’s running included a fabulous treat for the Lauderdale Limpers’ Sunday morning ‘Breakfast Run’, which started and finished at The Greenhouse Cafe in Melrose.

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The U14 Borders badminton players.

Top four finish for Borders badminton team

Congratulations have been offered to the young badminton squad which finished in fourth position at the SSBU U14 Inter Area Tournament in Glasgow earlier this month.

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Thoms Clark, Selkirk FC's poet in residence.

Selkirk FC’s poet in residence pens first novel about the struggle of the average player

Selkirk FC may be riding high at the top end of the Lowland League this season, but the Yarrow Park men have their sights set on another table altogether – the bestsellers list.

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Moorfoot girls are congratulated by Laura Muir - from left, Charlotte Clare, Mairi Wallace, Laura Muir and Beth Hobbs.

Silver-winning Moorfoot runners meet Laura Muir

In near-perfect conditions at Kirkcaldy last Saturday, the Moorfoot Runners U17 Women’s team came away with a fantastic team silver in the Scottish National Short Course Cross-Country Championships.

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Fjordhus Reivers hockey-playing 1sts.

Defences like stone in Granite City

Granite City Wanderers 1s 0, Fjordhus Reivers 1s 0

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Both Melrose and Hawick, who met here recently in the BT Premiership, are facing tricky lower division opposition in the BT Cup (picture by Douglas Hardie).

All-Borders ties add spice to BT Cup contest’s first round

While local rugby fans await tea time on Saturday, for the Scotland v New Zealand Autumn Test, they can feast on a cracking couple of all-Borders ties in the BT Cup.

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The winning netball team from Stirches Primary School (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Stirches secure small schools netball success

Ten local primary schools battled it out recently for the honours at this year’s Borders Small Schools Netball Competition, with the Hawick cluster coming out on top at the end of an exciting day’s play.

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Kelso High School's winning hockey squad.

Kelso keep high schools hockey title

Kelso High School succeeded recently in retaining its South Schools 1st XV hockey tournament crown after a very closely contested competition.

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Kelso rider Angus Bruce, centre, with dad Keith and sister Sophie (picture by Charlie Mackenzie).

Borders bikers perform well in Scottish championship

The Scottish Hare and Hound championship has come to a close after six exciting rounds of motorcycling.

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Fiona Hyslop with (left) Lee Cousins, of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, and (right) mountain bike ranger Mark Goodall.

We’re not pedalling a myth – mountain biking merits support

The partnership organisation to support companies operating in the mountain biking sector has received new backing from the Scottish Government.

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Winner Federici jumps clear of the fancied Sudski Star at the last fence (picture by Alan Raeburn)

Fortieth winner of the season as Donald does Kelso double

They say you can’t keep a good man down – and Donald McCain signalled his intent to get back on top of the pile at Kelso last Saturday.

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Jordan White gathers momentum for Hawick Linden, in blue, against Berwick (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Plenty of possession but Linden are overpowered in the end

Hawick Linden 5, Berwick 57

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Former Galashiels prop Curtis Reynolds, now playing for Welsh side RGC.

Budding Borders rugby star hit with £100 court bill for slapping schoolgirl’s bottom

An up-and-coming rugby union player has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to a schoolgirl after being convicted of smacking her bottom in a Galashiels takeaway.

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Lee Jones (picture by Fotosport/David Gibson).

Borders names in Scots’ starting line-up to face Samoa

Ex-Hawick star Stuart Hogg and Selkirk lad Lee Jones have been named by Gregor Townsend as part of an all-Glasgow Warriors backline for his first match as head coach at BT Murrayfield tomorrow (Saturday) as Scotland begin their Autumn Tests against Samoa.

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