Only girls allowed at free training sessions

Lauderdale Football Club girls section welcome some potential new recruits
Lauderdale Football Club girls section welcome some potential new recruits

Bowling

Bentpath

Roy Park from Langholm, who is in the Benty club, reached the final of the pairs bowling tournament in Bentpath Hall last Saturday, with his playing partner Kelvin Storey from Stappleton.

They agreed to split the money with the other finalists Grant Buchanan and Kenny Scott from Jedburgh.

Robert Robson from Newcastleton and his young playing partner Curtis went out in the semi-finals as did Fraser and his partner from Denholm.

It was an enjoyable day’s bowling and thanks go to Anne Wood, Jean Bell and Sophie Hogg, who kept everyone well fed, and to the bar staff for all their hard work. Thanks also go to people who donated raffle prizes, and who sold and bought tickets.

Hawick

Hawick Bowling AGM takes place this Sunday at noon in the clubhouse.

Langholm

The Royal British Legion was the venue on Sunday for the singles bowling tournament for the Tag Hogg cup with an entry of 42 participants.

The winner was Lee Beauly from Dumfries, who beat David Archiston from Tarbolton in the final.

Sue Roebuck from Langholm was knocked out by the eventual winner in the semi-finals and Brian McDonald was also put out at that stage.

The tournament was sponsored by Kevan Hotson and Steven Jarzyna. Neil Campbell thanked Paul Warwick who had helped him organise and run the tournament, and also all the players who turned out.

Luke Tolson and Christopher Tait, who had helped during the day, presented the trophy to the winner.

Curling

Border Ice Rink

Last week’s Agrii Border League results in both sections had a bearing on who the second place rinks will be.

Yester’s win over Glendale lifted them into second spot in the A section on 13 points, one up on Duns who will play Greenlaw in the final round. The other game was between Ayton Castle and Foulden – the former coming out on top.

In B section, Chirnside had their second win of the season by defeating Lees, while the game between Lammermuir and Roxburghe saw a win for Roxburghe, hoisting them to second spot with a single point over Swinton, who finish off with a game against Selkirk. Should Swinton win, they will qualify for the playdowns. All very intriguing stuff.

Recent club Bonspiels have been Chirnside and Swinton, the former club’s event won by a rink, skipped by the amazing Andrew Morgan, while Swinton’s event was a very close run thing going to ends, shots, skips’ ages, and the curvature of the earth’s surface had some bearing also, with Allan Watt not being the winning skip, while Paul Jess was.

Darts

County

Border Area Darts pool of players to play Lanarkshire away on Sunday, March 29.

Men: Graeme Bell, Darren Bohme, Peter Craig, Ian Graham, Kevin Green, Robert Hay, Ryan Hogarth, Kevin Inglis, Richard Lackenby, Craig Martin, Jimmy McGuigan, Steven J Patterson, Harry Peat, Gordon Peters, Kevin Richardson, Callum Stewart, Chris Waddell, Kevin Wright. Reserves: Paul Black, Callum Donaldson, Kenny Lattimer, Davie McEwan.

Women: Karen Darling, Irene Hogarth, Nicola Hogarth, Helen Knight, Alison Mitchell, Janice Mitchell, Jackie Robertson, Lyn Scott, Susan Smith, Laura Virtue. Reserves: Alison Burnett, Moira Middlemas.

Buses leave Kelso at 8.30am, Newtown St Boswells 8.30am, Gala 8.45am, Peebles 9.15am. Any call offs or queries contact Robert on 07504 493676.

Also congratulations to Borders player Ryan Hogarth who has been picked to represent Scotland at the Internationals in Wales in April.

Football

Hawick Legion

Legion were first to do the business in the Waddell Cup clash against Leithen Rovers when Andrew McFarlane produced the scoring touch.

Callum Hope then increased Legion’s lead in polishing off a good move involving Davie Fraser and Jamie Dickson.

Legion continued to look the part, but in the closing five minutes of the first half, the Hawick outfit were sent rocking back on their heels as Rovers struck twice.

Minutes after the changeover, Leithen took the lead.

Legion battled hard to get on level terms but Rovers went on to score again and gain the honours. Final score: Leithen Rovers 4 Hawick Legion 2.

Golf

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating ) Seniors Winter League: Winner, P. Seggie 35 BIH.

Lauder

A calm day brought out an optimistic field of golfers and with only three weeks competition left for this year’s Winter League, a large percentage of the field are still in with a chance. Result: 1, S. Paton 80 (15) 65; 2, T. Hogarth 80 (14) 66 BIH; 3, R. Dick 84 (18) 66.

Winter League Cup Standings (with two rounds to play): 1, T. Hogarth 336 BIH; 2, Ron Dick 336; 3, M. Dunne 340.

Tom Hogarth, with a chip in birdie at the 17th hole, and Ron Dick both improved their Winter Eclectic score, Tom now leads the way by 1.3 shots from Ron and Ronnie Malcolm who are tied for second.

With two weeks competition still to be played and a quadruple rollover Two’s sweep, the top eight on the Road to Lauder leader board are all in the hunt. Standings: 1, T. Hogarth; 2, M. Whiteford; 3, R. Malcolm.

There are only two tables left for the quiz night on Friday, April 3, entries to Tom Hogarth 07808 479858 or email tom@whatsonscotland.com

Melrose

Belhaven Winter League: 1, K. Lochrie; 2, W. Wallace; 3, I. Ramsey.

Torwoodlee

Midweek Winter Stableford: 1, I. Thomson 34 points.

Weekend Winter Stableford: 1, J. Shiel 41 points; 2, S. Fairburn 36; 3, T. Miskelly 35.

Squash

Galashiels

Galashiels Squash Club Captain Del Sharratt and member Rachel McAleese were selected to represent Edinburgh South in the East of Scotland conference at the Dean Sports Club in the capital.

Sharratt lost his opener 2-1 to Jamie Dalrymple in a tight tussle (12-15, 15-13, 11-15) while McAleese lost 2-0 to Edinburgh North’s Patrick Jones in her opening tie and then lost narrowly 2-0 to Shayne Martyn.

Sharratt turned it around in his second match with Russell Ogg who had hoped that home advantage would make the difference, but Edinburgh South’s Border boy capitalised on Russell’s high drop shots and loose full-length shots by drilling the ball into the corners and took the match 2-1 before taking full points in his final tie against Dean Turner. Overall Score: Edinburgh South 18 Edinburgh North 18.

Back at the club and the handicap Quaiche Draw has thrown up some interesting ties.

In a repeat of the 2014 club Championship final Ian Chalmers will be hoping to avenge his defeat against Andy Gill, while defending champion Joe Eyre opens against the only lady entrant Rachel McAleese. The tournament is American scoring – point per rally and best of five games first to 15.

Draw: Michael Haywood v Lewis Bertram (winner v Del Sharratt); Andy Gill v Ian Chalmers (winner v Fraser Forrest); Joe Eyre v Rachel McAleese (winner v John Barrow); Ruaridh Kohler v Luis Molero (winner v John Sharratt).

League 2: R. Kohler 3 Rachel McAleese 0 (9-6, 9-6, 9-7).

Club night friendlies: L. Molero 2 D. Sharratt 1; R. Kohler 2 J. Barrow 0; R. McAleese 1 J. Borowska 0; F. Forrest 2 J. Barrow 0; L. Molero 2 R. Kohler 0; A. Gill 2 R. McAleese 0; L. Molero 2 F. Forrest 1; A. Gill 2 L. Molero 0.

Racketball: J. Barrow 2 D. Sharratt 1.

Swimming

Galashiels ASC

The first round of the Border League was held at the Hawick Leisure Centre on Sunday with five of the six Border Swimming Clubs going head to head in an afternoon of serious but enjoyable competition.

Gala entered a young, strong team and as they included a few members swimming for the first time, it meant that many of them were asked to swim up in the age group classes, thus competing in a stronger field than they would normally be expected to.

Unphased by the task, the Gala team punched well above their weight with some fantastic swims and great PBs to boot, a great effort by all who wore the team colours.

The team on the day was: Laura Frizzel, Ciaran Corcoran, Bethany Hamilton, Andrew Watt, Layla Whitson, Sophie Wilson, Ryan Goudie, Lindsay Jack, Lucy D’Agrosa, Anna D’Agrosa, Gregor Collins, Sarah Frizzel, Jake Shepherd, William Taylor, Aimee Goodship and Rose Moncur.

Gala ASC would also like to say a massive congratulations to Sarah Frizzel and Lindsay Jack who competed at the Edinburgh International Meet on March 13-15.

Packed with international stars and swimmers from all over the world, Sarah and Lindsay firmly put Gala on the swimming map.

Sarah swam in the 50 Breast (8th equal/PB), 100 Breast (12th) and 200 Breast (6th/PB). Lindsay swam in the 50 Back (6th/PB) and the 200 Back (8th).