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Hawick defy the odds with demolition job on Melrose

Hawick 38, Melrose 3

Sam, left, and Stuart Coltherd pictured this season at Kelso (picture by John Smail)

Bad Ayr day? Not in any way, as Captain scores major success

With the 2018 Randox Health Grand National just a month away, Selkirk trainer Stuart Coltherd has received a timely boost .

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Hawick Harlequins savour the championship-winning moment (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Mighty Quins clinch Eastern league title

Hawick Harlequins celebrated a joyous double in the wet and miserable weather last weekend.

Kelso curling enthusiasts at the bonspiel.

Curling club celebrates camaraderie and skill during first bonspiel in almost 230 years

Last Saturday evening, Kelso Curling Club – founded back in 1790 – held its very first Invitational Bonspiel at the Border Ice Rink, Kelso.

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Nyle Godsmark of Melrose

Graham, Jones and Godsmark among Scotland 7s Commonwealth squad

Commonwealth Games Scotland has announced the final 13 athletes from the sport of Rugby Sevens to be selected for next month’s 2018 Commonwealth Games, bringing the final Team Scotland line-up to 224.

Leavethelighton winning the Psigma Men's Open Race at the Berwickshire Hunt Point-to-point last month (picture by Grace Beresford).

Grand day out scrapped at Duke’s fixture in Kelso

The Northern Area Point-to-Point season was top have resumed after a three-week break with the Duke of Buccleuch’s fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso, this Sunday.

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Hawick's captain Bruce McNeil (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Hawick know survival rests on reclaiming must-win mentality

The two Borders sides in the BT Premiership, at opposite ends of the table, are preparing for a massive game with each other this weekend.

Thomas Jeffrey

Borders players take a step forward

Young Borders rugby players are going ‘forward’ to represent Scotland U18s in a match with England this weekend.

Difficulties with scheduling mean the Jedburgh rally will unfortunately not take place in 2018.

Jedburgh rally axed because of no suitable 2018 date

Despite extensive consultation over the past few days, the organising committee of the NCS Border Counties Rally regrets to announce the event will NOT go ahead in 2018.

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Fraser Thomson (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Borders players turn out for Club and country

Melrose head coach Rob Chrystie has surrounded himself with Greenyards team mates once more – plus a sprinkling of other Borders players – in his capacity as head coach for Scotland’s Club XV internationals.

Rory Darge

Rory in back row for Italian job

Melrose player Rory Darge is in the starting line-up as Scotland’s U20 squad faces Italy tomorrow (Friday) in the final match of the U20 Six Nations.

Action from a recent (red-shirted) Gala Fairydean Rovers game, against BSC Glasgow (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

First win in eight for Gala FR

Gretna 2008 1, Gala Fairydean Rovers 2

Scotland's players bring the curtain down on their NatWest 6 Nations campaign in Rome on Saturday (picture by SNS Group)

Borders three named in Scots’ starting line-up

Borders stars Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw have retained their places in Scotland’s starting XV for Saturday’s concluding NatWest 6 Nations test in Italy, while Jamie Bhatti is on the bench.

Fast running action between Kelso and visitors Jed-Forest, in blue (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Jed largely in control of League One derby

Kelso 16, Jed-Forest 39

Several Borders players could be among Scotland's U18 line-up on Sunday.

Healthy sprinkling of southern players in Scots U18 squad

A 26-man Scotland U18 squad – containing a selection of Borders players – has been named for this Sunday’s game against Wales U18s.

Young entrants in the Borders Primary School Badminton Championships at Earlston.

Net gain for the best of Borders badminton

The Borders Badminton Primary School Championships were held recently at Earlston High School games hall.

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Classic Enduro mountain biking action is coming back to the Borders (picture by Ian Linton).

Renewed support for Borders mountain bike spectacular

The Scottish Enduro Series – which includes a visit to the Borders – has officially announced that POC, the leading Swedish manufacturer of helmets, goggles and body armour, aimed specifically at gravity sports, will be the series headline sponsor for the fifth year in succession.

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The 4-3 win over Stirling University was John Coughlin's first home match in charge of Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Hopes that Selkirk players can warm to the task in winter thaw

Selkirk FC boss John Coughlin is hoping the fierce winter elements will abate soon to improve his side’s chances of decent twice-weekly training sesssions.

The festival offers a rich assortment of opportunity (picture by Graham Clark).

Festival gives youngsters a true sporting chance

There’s some sun on the horizon after the doom and gloom of last week’s (hopefully) final blast of winter woes.

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Darrell Hastie of Gala Harriers.

Gala duo’s choice full of Eastern promise

Two members of the Gala Harriers athletics group have been selected to represent East of Scotland at the Inter Counties XC in Loughborough.

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