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Silver Southern hockey squad creates history

Borders hockey was put firmly on the map on Saturday as South’s U14 team upset the applecart at the U14 Inter District tournament in Peffermill.

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Athletic action from Meadowbank.

Team Borders athletes back in pole position

Defending the Forth Valley League Division 1 title, which they have won for the last two years, Team Borders sat equal second in the league table going to last Saturday’s Match 2.

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Hawick go on the attack against Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Hawick hit back to foil Selkirk by a single run

A dramatic fightback from Hawick & Wilton gave them a narrow one-run victory over Selkirk last week in the Borders 20/20 League.

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From left, Amy McDougall, Mhairi Buchanan, Lewis Watt, Lachlan Ferguson, Joshua Mckellar (who played in an under-18 game for Kelso the previous day) , Jamie Damarell and Alexander Hart.

Fine standards on display in annual boys and girls’ tennis tournament

The Hastings & Co Kelso Borders 14 and under boys and girls’ singles tennis tournament took place last Saturday at the Kelso Orchard club’s courts in Poynder Place.

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The overall male winners - 1 Daniel McFeely, 2 Scott Findlay, 3 Graeme Starkey.

Weather makes conditions challenging in Hawick Triathlon

Edinburgh athlete Daniel McFeely had only one goal in mind last Sunday when travelling down the A7 – to win the Hawick Triathlon.

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Judy Murray, second right, and Kris Soutar of Tennis On the Road n their previous visit to Kelso Orchard Tennis Club, with Kelso coaches Lesley Thomas, Kate Bull and Jane Wright.

Kelso club set to welcome Judy Murray

Judy Murray is ‘set’ for a tennis visit to the Borders this weekend.

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The young duathletes.

Young Borders athletes tri and tri again

The Borders Tri Club recently held its fifth Junior Duathlon at Bowhill.

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The Borders riders are in action again in Selkirk next month.

Borders riders tackle demanding course

A remarkable weekend of endurance was experienced by the Scottish Borders Riding Club at Eildon Hills, St Boswells, from May 13-14.

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The girls' class at Focus Judo Club in Galashiels.

Focus on talented young martial arts practitioners

Focus Judo Club in Galashiels has recently held gradings for all its junior players.

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Debbie Sharpe, left, in action (picture by Daivd Wilson)

Grappling and body slamming back in the Borders

A spectacular sporting event is about to coem crashing down on the canvas in Jedburgh with an almighty thud.

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Long jumper Ellie O'Hara.

Peebles’ Ellie surges to new indoor record thanks to lengthy East District leaps

Cardrona athlete Ellie O’Hara continued her record-breaking form at Scottish Athletics’ East District Championships at Grangemouth over Saturday and Sunday.

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Beth Johnson

USA team call-up is Beth’s reward for fine performances in the pool

Galashiels swimming sensation Beth Johnston has been selected as part of a small Scottish Youth squad which will compete in Indianapolis at the World Para Swimming Series next month.

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Jenny Forbes

Jenny is golden girl at Loch Leven

Gala Harrier Jenny Forbes struck gold in the Loch Leven Half Marathon on Saturday. The local athlete was first female home, completing the course in a time of 1hr 26min to cross the line in 18th place overall. Jenny’s husband Rob also competed, coming 40th overall and finishing as 17th V40 male in a time of 1:30.

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Darin and Scott.

Moorfoots’ Scott still nifty at 50

Three Moorfoot runners took part in Saturday’s Penicuik Harriers 10k. The field was strong again, with several young runners taking top places, and the winning time over a challenging, undulating route in windy conditions was 34min 46sec.

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The weekend's top target shooters.

Arrow enthusiasts on target at Selkirk

Last Saturday and Sunday, Ettrick Forest Archers (ETA) held their annual BLBS Target and Clout competition, where archers from Northumbria, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Invernesshire and the Borders competed for the societies’ medals and the EFA Trophies.

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Alice Haining in action.

Alice battles back from injury to secure a place in Euro squad

Canoe slalom ace Alice Haining is busily preparing for some rapid international competition in Europe this summer.

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Kelso CC's Callum Davidson (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Hat-trick of wins completed by Kelso in first home game of campaign against Penicuik

Kelso made it three wins from three after defeating Penicuik in their first home match of the season.

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Oliver Townend on board Artic Mouse (picture by Jim Crichton).

Oliver rides on towards 60th international win at Floors

Three days of international horse trials at Floors Castle in Kelso saw Oliver Townend dominate the international classes.

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Ali Vallance of Chirnside Chasers on her way to javelin gold.

Chasers catch up with honours at District championships

Chirnside Chasers scored some commendable successes in an action-packed weekend at the East District Track & Field Championships.

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Participants in Kelso Orchard TC's inaugural mixed doubles tennis contest for over-35s.

New mixed doubles tournament at Kelso

Kelso Orchard Tennis Club staged a new mixed doubles tournament on Saturday for players aged over 35.

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