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Kelso High School S2 hockey tour to Perthshire

Kelso High School S2 hockey tour to Perthshire

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Kelso High School’s Second Year hockey squad rounded off their season in style last week with a successful tour of Fife and Perthshire.

A squad of 27 girls and one boy, Joe Bisphan, headed north with coaches Mary Weir, David Ferguson and Angela Martin on a three-day tour which encompassed an incredible 14 games.

The squad rose to the different challenges each day extremely well with glorious sun and near 20 degrees Celsius on the first day to torrential rain on the second and bitter cold on the third day. But they came through it all smiling, with some wins, draws and defeats, but all delighted.

The Kelso HS ‘A’ team defeated Dunfermline High School’s S3s, Kinross High School S2s and drew with Perth Academy’s all-male S3 team, while the ‘B’ team also defeated Kinross and both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams also faced Perth Grammar and Perth High Schools. The squad also squeezed in go-karting, bowling, swimming and shopping before returning to the Borders.

Sports digest

Archery

Ettrick Forest

The club enjoyed another busy weekend, with a target competition in Ayrshire on the Saturday and another at their home at Thirladean on the Sunday.

The former was the BLBS Zingari shoot, held at Culzean Castle, and once again, Ettrick Forest Archer Elaine Pearson was in fine form, winning the ladies’ class (seventh overall), and the Dick Galloway Bow and silver medal for most hits, beating Inverness’ Barbara Campbell by one, a score of 71 hits, 295 score, 5 golds.

The club’s Kyle Fairbairn won the silver medal in the juniors’ class, with 31, 129, 3 (21st overall).

Alan Beatty top-scored for the gents, and although the male Ettrick Forest Archers were out of the main prizes, they produced some nice scores.

They were: 6, Mike Pearson 73, 321 4 (also gained first gold); 9, Doug Anderson 70, 282, 2; 18 Wullie Good 50, 226, 8 ; 23, Jamie Kelly 28, 90, 0; 25, Rufus Stone 21 103 1 (retired).

Sunday’s competition was a club scoring target. The results of the National round were as follows: Ladies – 1, Elaine Pearson 46, 184, 4; 2, Ev Craig 28, 112, 3. Gentlemen – 1, Alex Blake 57, 253, 3; 2, Alan Lindsay 54, 264, 8; 3, Doug Anderson 53, 241, 8; 4, Mike Pearson 47, 219, 5; 5, Michael Liddle 39, 153, 3; 6, Jamie Kelly 22, 102, 4.

Next Sunday sees a club scoring clout competition, first arrows at 1pm.

Golf

BLCGA

County Championships (scratch) First round: Julie Birdsall (Roxburghe) bt Jean Oliver (St Boswells) 6 and 4; Denise Richards (Torwoodlee) bt Anne Wood (Duns) at 19th; Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) bt Marny Waddell (Peebles) 5 and 4; Carina Bunyan (The Roxburghe) bt Ailsa Mitchell (Hawick) 2 holes; Dani Ker (Roxburghe) bt Fiona Ker (Roxburghe) 4 and 3; Judith Anderson (Hawick) bt Lorraine White (Torwoodlee) 7 and 5; Sharon Paterson (Kelso) bt Venetia Scott (Torwoodlee) 2 and 1; Claire Howden (Torwoodlee) bt Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) at 19th.

Quarter-finals: Birdsall bt Richards 8 and 6; Bunyan bt Cuthbertson 1 hole; Ker bt Anderson 3 and 2; Paterson bt Howden 7 and 5.

Semi-finals: Bunyan bt Birdsall 4 and 3; Ker bt Paterson 4 and 3.

Final: Ker bt Bunyan 3 and 2.

Bronze Championship Quarter-finals: Elaine Brotherstone bt Zara Middlemass; Rhea Middlemass, June Craig & Diane Johnston (byes).

Semi-finals: Rhea Middlemass (Hawick) bt Elaine Brotherstone (Lauder) 8 and 7; June Craig (Selkirk) bt Diane Johnston (Duns) 1 hole.

Final: Middlemass bt Craig 6 and 5.

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors Scott Cup Stableford: Winner, W. Crighton 20 points.

Kelso

Geoff Garratt Trophy: 1, H. Patterson 79 (15) 64; 2, W. Mulroy 77 (12) 65; 3, R. Newton 72 (6) 66.

This year’s gents’ outing was to Alnmouth Golf Club on Sunday, a very enjoyable day for the 24 members who attended. The winner was Bob Hogarth who had an excellent 38 points. Stuart Anderson also had a day to remember with a hole in one at the 216-yard 17th.

Ladies’ Nine-hole Stableford: 1, I. Boyd 15 points.

Ladies 15-hole Stableford: 1, L. Wilson 34 points.

Lauder

The fine weather brought out the biggest entry so far this year, with 18 turning out for the Lewis Stableford.

Scoring was the best so far also, with Tom Hogarth, on 21 points, pipping Billy Hunter on a better last six with David McPherson third on 18.

Overall for the month, Geordie Dun was first with 39 points and Hogarth was runner up with 37, beating Hunter into third again on countback. Both Geordie and Tom are the first qualifiers for the final to be played on October 19.

Gents Championship Qualifier (No 1): 1, M. Dunne 76 (11) 65; 2, I. Robinson 93 (24) 69; 3, M. Whiteford 81 (10) 71.

Lauderdale Elderly Gentlemen’s Golfing Society (LEGGS) Eclectic: 1, I. Scott (12) 37 points; 2, P. Docherty (18) 34; 3, H. Moffat (17) 33.

LEGGS is open to all male members of Lauder Golf Club aged 55 and over. It meets every Monday of the year, weather permitting, at the clubhouse for a 1pm start.

Melrose

Championship Qualifier (ladies): 1, J. Shirra-Gibb 87; 2, J. Whiteford 92.

Spar Competitiom (Round 2): 1, S. Ervine 44 points; 2, W. Wallace 40; 3, I. Swan 40; 4, M. Cowe 38.

Overall winners: 1, W. Wallace; 2, D. Page; 3, R. Falconer.

Minto

Seniors’ Stableford Summer League: 1, I. Oliver 39 points (after countback); 2, T. Glendinning 39; 3, D. Howden 38. Tam Glendinning is the current League leader with 27.5 league points.

Ladies’ Salver (No 2): 1, S. Law 105 (35) 70; 2, F. Kerr 96 (21) 75; 3, M. Glendinning 91 (15) 76. Scratch: L. Manson 95.

Juniors’ May Medal: 1, R. Middlemiss 95 (30) 65; 2, F. Lothian 95 (28) 67; 3, M. Scott 78 (11) 67 (lowest gross).

Whilst the juniors who already have a handicap were playing for the May Medal, local professional Frank Scott was taking five less experienced juniors through their paces at the golf range at Synton. In what was a busy evening for Minto juniors, 18 more juniors were being coached on the Minto course and practice areas by volunteer coaches.

Anyone interested in golf opportunities for juniors at Minto should contact the club secretary on 01450 870220.

Nineteen Minto members and friends played three Fife courses whilst based at Kinross. Jim Adams played the most consistent golf of the tour, scoring 37 Stableford points on the Montgomery course, 32 at Thornton and 30 at Bruce for a grand total of 99. The tour organiser, Albert Thompson, was second with a total of 95 with David Miller third on 94.

John Law and Gill Cartwright, the club and ladies’ captains, both led their teams to victory in the annual Captain versus Vice-captain’s fixtures.

In the gents’ match, John Law’s team won by 5.5 rubbers to 2.5, whilst Gill Cartwright’s team victory was similarly emphatic, the Ladies’ captain’s team winning by eight rubbers to three.

Radio Borders has confirmed that Minto Golf Club raised £100.24 towards their Cash for Kids appeal at the Adults and Juniors fixture on April 25. The club would like to thank all who contributed so generously.

St Boswells

Ladies Holmes Cup: 1, R. Thorburn (23) 3 up; 2, J. Knox (17) 2 up; 3, G. Oliver (6) 1 up.

President’s Putter: 1, A. Hume 81 (17) 64; 2, G. Hogg 71 (6) 65; 3, G. Donald 88 (23) 65.

Torwoodlee

Senior’s Closed JA Brown Cup: winner, K. Allen 65 BIH.

Tuesday Stroke: 1, M. Dodds 81 (20) 61; 2, K. Allen 78 (13) 65; 3, G. Low 69 (4) 65.

May Deal: 1, C. Lees 69 (6) 63; 2, B. Fotheringham 78 (12) 66; 3, C. Forsyth 77 (11) 66. Scratch: A. Lawrie 69 BIH.

Congratulations to George Meiklem who had a hole in one at the 7th hole.

Jackson Berry & Simon Fairburn were narrowly defeated in the final of the BGA Challenge Trophy which was played at Kelso Golf Club this weekend. Alan Turnbull & Jamie Morris of Peebles Golf Club beat David Gilie and Colin Riddle at the 19th hole in the semi-final before going on to beat Jackson and Simon at the last hole in the final.

Homing

Earlston & District

Five members sent 130 birds to Tow Law, liberated at 0815 into no wind. Results: 1, 3, 9, 10, A.Bain 1386.52; 2, 4, S. Hardie & Sons 1381.05; 5, 6, W.Gray & Son 1320.55; 7, S. Martin 1282.37; 8, A. Simpson 1281.98.

Galashiels

Eleven members sent 125 pigeons to Tow Law, a distance of 71 miles. Results: 1, 2, 4, J. Douglas 1310.371; 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Douglas & Spearman 1183. 239; 5, W. Hopewell 1109.811.

Jedburgh

Five members sent 171 pigeons to Tow Law, a distance of 62 miles. Results: 1, 8, 9, 10, A. Agnew & Son 1416.988; 2, 7, Mr & Mrs Simpson 1307.226; 3, 4, 5, 6, T. Wilson 1256.538.

Langholm

The club liberated 109 birds from Charnock Richards last Saturday with an east, south east, wind. Results: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, R. V. Graham 1507.030; 8, 10, D. Nordon 1436.137; 9, A. Henderson 1413.331.

Pentanque

Tweed Valley

Tweed Valley Pétanque Club based within Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, has been awarded £2,600 from Awards for All Scotland and a further £500 from Borders Sport and Leisure Trust.

This will enable the club to purchase a new shed and increase their pistes to three 15 x 4m or five 12 x 3m ones, therefore increasing playing ability to a maximum of 30 people at one time.

“This is a fantastic achievement for our small club,” said chairman Tommy Quinn.

Squash

Galashiels

League One: A. Gill 3 D. Sharratt 1 (9-2, 9-6, 9-10, 9-1).

Club night friendlies: R. Kohler 2 D Sharratt 0; A. Gill 1 M. Sillies 0; D. Burnie 2 R. Kohler 0; D. Sharratt 1 A. Gill 1; R. Kohler 2 M. Sillies 0; D. Sharratt 2 D. Burnie 0; A. Gill 1 D. Burnie 1.