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Sevens squad makes doubly sure

Scotland 7s have named a 14-man core squad for the upcoming season.

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One of Wednesday's winners, Sweet Holly, passes the post at Kelso (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Midweek meeting heralds new race season at Kelso course

Hawick-born handler Keith Dalgleish won the feature £15,000 Bannerman Burke Law handicap hurdle race with Mirsale when Kelso’s new season came under orders on Wednesday.

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Morven Rough (with the ball) picture by SNS Group/ SRU Rob Casey.

Borders duo in Scottish ladies’ rugby squad

Two Borders College students have been selected as part of the Scotland Rugby Union women’s squad to play in the Rugby Europe 7s Trophy in Andorra this weekend.

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An artists impression of what the expanded museum will look like.

Chequered flag now in sight for revamp of Berwickshire’s Jim Clark museum

The chequered flag is now in sight for plans to give a museum dedicated to Borders racing legend Jim Clark a £1.6m revamp.

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George Graham

Greens go for Graham to halt slide

Hawick have moved quickly to address their poor start to the season by bringing in George Graham to work along with coaches Darren Cunningham and Craig Hamilton.

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Melrose were in pretty merciless form last weekend against Boroughmuir, scoring nine tries in a 51-15 win (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Ayr will be sharp in trying to prune back Rose

Rather than the heavy-scoring affairs in which Melrose have been involved so far this season, head coach Rob Chrystie reckons Saturday’s clash with Ayr will be very close.

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The squads who took part in the memorial cricket game.

New facilities open with tributes to club stalwart

Gala Cricket Club recently remembered one of its best players on the same day it opened a series of new facilities.

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Frazer Anderson lays the ball off for Selkirk in their 37-15 wn over Aberdeen Grammar at Philiphaugh (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Twice-triumphant Selkirk will travel to Tayside with confidence

It’s still very early days in BT National League Division 1 – but Selkirk are feeling good about tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Dundee.

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Borders League champions Abbotsford (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Borders green hosts league winners & knockout finalists

Members of the Border Bowling League have been toasting their respective champions at a special get-together in Galashiels.

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Duathlon entrants pounding the course, and later pedalling, at Peebles.

Runners and riders in action at Peebles

The penultimate event in the Borders Triathlon series took place last Sunday in the form of the Peebles Duathlon.

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The Kelso swimming squad.

Home swimmers make a splash at Kelso gala

Kelso Amateur Swimming Club held its seventh annual gala last Saturday (September 9), when over 70 children from Duns, Eyemouth, Hawick & Teviotdale, Gala and Peebles competed.

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Fjordhus Reivers, in black, versus the visiting Argentinians, with Julia Corcoran on the ball.

Action-packed start to new campaign for Reivers squads

Fjordhus Reivers hockey laides have already had a super-lively September to begin their new season – even before the start of last Saturday’s league campaign.

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Gala Harriers Darrell Hastie and Jenny Forbes.

Stirling effort by Harrier Jenny

Gala Harrier Jenny Forbes was in winning form last Sunday after finishing as first over-40 woman runner in the Stirling 10K.

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With record prize money, Kelso racecourse is set for a cracking season in 2017-18.

Kelso course cash to gallop past £1 million this season

Prize money at Kelso Racecourse will top the £1 million mark for the first time during the 2017-18 National Hunt season.

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Hawick captain Bruce McNeil hopes to help lift his team's spirits for this weekend's home game against Marr (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Communication breakdown as Hawick crumble after good start

Stirling County 56, Hawick 29

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One of last year's Ettrick & Lauderdale winners, Junior Sports Personality Ciara Donlevy, trampolinist, with Guy Frater of The Trophy Guy (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Get your nominations in for Ettrick & Lauderdale’s sporting best

Clubsport Ettrick & Lauderdale is hosting its annual awards on Friday, November 3 at Gala Rugby Club.

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The young riders coped remarkably well with the muddy conditions.

All hail young riders on the trail

Trail conditions for the 2017 Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships were the worst they had ever been at Selkirk’s Bowhill House and Country Estate last weekend.

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Lewis Swaney, left, in action here in a previous game, was on target for Gala FR against Whitehill (picture by Ian Georgeson)

Whitehill show no concern for Gala FR’s welfare in Lowland League clash

Gala Fairydean Rovers........2

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A try for newly-promoted Kelso as they get their first home win of the BT National League One campaign (picture by Gavin Horsburgh Photography)

Battling Kelso hold on for first home win

Kelso 24, Musselburgh 18

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