Peebles pupils prove to be good sports in Canada

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Peebles High School Under-15 hockey and rugby sides have just returned from a very successful tour of Ontario in Canada.

On the pitch, the girls enjoyed victories over Hagersville Secondary and Guelph Collegiate and a draw at Appleby College, Oakville. Defeat was tasted at Grey Highlands Secondary.

The boys defeated Northern HS, Grey Highlands and Toronto Nomads and were beaten at Brantford Collegiate and against Toronto Scottish.

As well as enjoying action on the pitch, the pupils also visited the rural North of Ontario, Niagara, Wasaga beach, Wonderland theme park and educational visits to Guelph University’s Veterinary School and Fort York in Toronto. A superb highlight of the tour was the visit to the Canadian National Tower. It was the billeting in the Canadian families’ homes that made the trip, however, and Peebles HS now look forward to repaying the kind hospitality when Brantford Collegiate visit Tweeddale next March.

SPORTING DIGEST

Bowling

Abbotsford

The A team played Hawick Wilton at home last Wednesday, and after 11 ends there was only one shot in the game, but the home team gathered themselves and surged to an 84-68 win.

The B team were at Gala and won 71-54.

On Friday night, Ecky Hancock played Rees Taylor in the Scottish Qualifiers area final of the junior singles at the Waverley. This was a closely contested game, but Hancock was just the more consistent over the last few ends and won 21–17.

Tommy Newall played Colin Mackinnon in the men’s singles qualifier and again it was another close game with Newall eventually winning 21–17.

Hancock and Newall now go forward to the district finals on Sunday at Hawick Bowling Club, where one more win would see them through to the Scottish finals at Ayr.

On Saturday, the club hosted Maitland in the annual friendly match, and despite changeable weather, an enjoyable time was had by all.

Around 30 members and guests turned up at the Open Day on Sunday and after a few ends of bowls and refreshments, five new membership forms were completed and handed in, including that of eight-year-old Paddy Beatt who impressed on his first time on the green.

BBA

Borders Bowling Association met their Fife counterparts in the Andrew Hamilton Trophy at Strathmiglo on Saturday.

Despite the cold wind and threatening rainclouds, it was a must-win game for both teams, with a good shot-count required to guarantee qualification to the next stage.

The Borders did not start too well and, despite improvement in the second end, allowed Fife to hold on to a positive lead.

By the 15th end Borders had reduced the gap to five shots but again Fife came back and stretched the lead to 10 shots with only three ends to go. Fife were on form and won 107-118.

The Borderers play their final match against West Fife at Abbeyview on Saturday.

Hawick

On Tuesday, the seniors played near-neighbours Buccleuch and enjoyed a good win by 54-48. Top rink for the Hawick side was the Alec Wilson-skipped rink.

On Wednesday, the A team played host to St Ronan’s, who at the time were league leaders. This was a closely-fought contest with the Hawick side emerging winners by 80-73. Top rink for the Teries was the Martin Christy-skipped rink – S. Johnstone, K. Smith, and A. Oliver.

The B team travelled to Gala to play Waverley, and despite having to travel with two men short, the Hawick B side gave a good account of themselves. The score on the night was Hawick 52.25 Waverley 59.

Sunday saw the annual Wallace Express Open Singles tournament being played.

The final was contested between the husband-and-wife pairing of Les and Alison Clarkson, with Les emerging a comfortable winner.

Beaten semi-finalists were Micky Hogg of the Hawick club, and George Beigley of Gala.

clays

Braidwood

Ronnie Sharp Cup: 1, G. Boertiern 36; 2, J. McPhillips 35; 3, S. Donaldson 34.

golf

Earlston

The Black Bull Inn Shield was played at Torwoodlee Golf Course this year with 28 players contesting the prestigious trophy.

Richard Aitchison lifted the prize with a staggering 44 points followed by George Cessford with 41. Other winners included nearest the pins for Les Hardie and Craig Douglas with the young Aitchison (Ross) hitting a 315-yard longest drive.

The club thank Torwoodlee Golf Club and sponsors Rose and Brian Thorburn.

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner, R. Horsburgh nett 36; B League winner, H. Cairney 33.

I B Johnston Trophy: 1, B. Barnard 72 (9) 63; 2, S. Robertson 68 (4) 64. Shield: 1, D. Thomson 76 (13) 63; 2, A. Jeffrey 79 (15) 64; 3=, H. Cairney 89 (23) 66, J. Rigg 83 (17) 66.

Wednesday Stroke: Winner, A. Donald 88 (24) 64.

Hawick

Medal and Championship qualifier (1): 1, A. Martin 91 (23) 68; 2, F. Robson 92 (20) 72. Scratch: J. Anderson 78.

Medal/Rosebowl: 1, S. Coltman 89 (20) 69; 2, S. Donaldson 101 (25) 76 bih. Scratch: J. Anderson 82.

Kelso

Maxwell Motors Trophy: 1, W. Mulroy 79 (13) 66; 2=, I. Lauder 66 (0) 66, S. Turnbull 72 (6) 66; J. Logan 75 (9) 66.

Lauder

Gents June Medal: 1, I. Scott 77 (11) 66; 2, J. Felton 84 (16) 68; 3, G. Dun 95 (26) 69.

Ladies June Medal: 1, J. Stevenson 113 (36) 77; 2, M. Fallas 95 (16) 79; 3, L. Gray 100 (20) 80.

Ladies Captain’s Day: 1, H. Lumsden; 2, J. Stevenson; 3, E. Brotherstone.

Minto

Seniors’ Stableford: John Law went to the top of the Seniors’ Summer League by winning this week’s competition with a score of 39 points.

Gents’ Tuesday Stableford (No 6): 1, I. Lister 39 points; 2=, S. Mabon, WD Howden, Paul Inglis 38.

Ladies Medal (No 3) Silver Division: Winner, C. Thom 91 (14) 77. Scratch: L. Moore 94 bih. Bronze Division: Winner (and Medal winner), L. Towers 95 (25) 70. Scratch: M. Towers 93.

Ladies’ nine-hole competition: Winner, K. Sanford 14 points.

Minto ladies won a highly enjoyable match with Lauder by 2.5 rubbers to 0.5.

Juniors Daily Telegraph Qualifier: 1, L. Towers 89 (27) 62; 2, R. Latta 80 (8) 72 (lowest gross); 3, J, Flynn 91 (12) 79.

Gents Summer Competition/Championship Qualifier Division 1: 1, K. Thompson 69 (9) 60 (lowest gross); 2=, F. Mortimer 76 (6) 70, C. S. Smith 78 (8) 70, D. Patterson 76 (6) 70. Division 2: 1, R. Pringle 80 (11) 69 (Lowest gross after countback); 2, A. Thompson 83 (14) 69 After countback. Division 3: 1, M. Sargenson 90 (25) 65; 2, T. Mulvee 83 (16) 67 (lowest gross).

Torwoodlee

Tuesday Stroke: 1, R. Gladstone 76 (11) 65 bih; 2, D. Gillie 66 (1) 65 (Lowest Gross); 3, J. Penny 69 (2) 67 (bih).

Order of Merit Round 12: 1, D. Gillie 67 (0) 67; 2, B. Aitchison 72 (5) 67; 3, R. Schneebeli 91 (21) 70. Current Leader: A. Grierson.

Junior Order Of Merit Round 2: 1, R. Lowrie 106 (30) 76; 2, J. Grierson 116 (34) 82; 3, S. Dodds 111 (25) 86. Current Leader: R. Lowrie.

Monorene Guest House Senior Open: Quaich winner, T. Capon (Duns) 86 (22) 65. Category A: 1, R. Reid (Colville park) 84 (16) 68; 2, D. Carruthers (Galashiels) 80 (11) 69 bih; 3, J. Davidson (Torwoodlee) 79 (10) 69. Scratch: G. Black (Torwoodlee) 77. Category B: 1, I. Clinkscales (Torwoodlee) 77 (12) 65 bih; 2, A. Kinghorn (Torwoodlee) 82 (17) 65; 3, G. Ford (Galashiels) 80 (12) 68. Scratch: L. Wallace (Melrose) 75. Category C: 1, R. Hastings (Torwoodlee) 79 (11) 68; 2, K. Anderson (Torwoodlee) 85 (15) 70 bih; 3, D. Cardwell (Wishaw) 89 (19) 70. Scratch: G. Parker (Torwoodlee) 84.

homing

Earlston & District

Members sent birds to the W. Nisbet (joiner, Lauder) Thirsk race, liberated at 7.20am into a south-west wind. Results: 1, 2, 4, K. Heppingstall 1572.44; 3, 8, W. Gray & son 1541.53; 5, I. Gray 1533.17; 6, S. Hardie & Sons 1523.28; 7, 10, S. Martin 1515.06; 9, A. Simpson 1465.69.

Galashiels

Thirteen members sent 121 pigeons to Thirsk, a distance of 112 miles. Results: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, J. Douglas 1439.055; 4, K. G. Laurie 1397.560; 5, 6, W. Hopewell 1393.543; 8, K. Jamieson-Mcdermott 1370.439; 9, J. Ramage 1346.623.

Hawick

Three members sent 147 pigeons to Thirsk, a distance of 100 miles. Results: 1, D. Finnigan 1258.278; 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, H. Pretswell & son 1149.014; 5, 9, J. Bain 1139.088.

Jedburgh

Seven members sent 94 pigeons to Thirsk, a distance of 100 miles. Results: 1, 3, A. Agnew & son 1513.783; 2, 4, 5, Mr & Mrs Simpson 1501.402; 6, J. G. & S. Brown 1372.657; 7, 8, T. Wilson 1277.251.

Langholm

The Langholm Homing Club had entries in the SNFC race from Newbury, Ralston Graham won the club race and finished 10th overall.

Club results: 1, 5, R. V. Graham 1372.64; 2, A. Henderson 1337.18; 3, 4, 6, 7, D Nordon 1318.72.

Last Saturday the club liberated 65 birds from Lymm, over 127 miles, with a south-west wind. Results: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, R. V. Graham 1618.794; 3, 5, 6, D. Nordon 1572.656; 9, W. Irving 1461.338.

Rugby

Hawick

The annual JH Reilly Trophy given out to the top try scorer for the season from all the Hawick rugby clubs was this year presented to John Coutts of Hawick and Hawick YM RFCs.

2012-13 JH Reilly Trophy top placings: 1, J. Coutts (Hawick & YM) 23; 2=, S. Bandeen (Wanderers), N. Murray (Linden) 17; 4, S. Bouglas (Linden) 16; 5=, K. Davies (Hawick); L. Armstrong (Hawick) 15; 7, S. Goodfellow (Linden) 13.

Organisers sympathise with Nathan Murray who also scored 23 tries, but six were scored in two friendly fixtures, which are not included for the trophy.