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Success in the saddle for ex-Borders girl Hannah

Former Borders youngster Hannah Stewart has made a remarkable rise in the world of motocross in her adopted home nation of Australia.

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Putting some newly-acquired skills to the test (picture by Douglas Hardie)

Skill through fun at the Greenyards

Around 30 young rugby enthusiasts in the school age bracket from P1 to S2 enjoyed a couple of days learning about the game at Melrose RFC’s summer camps.

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John Wilson aboard Silver Dream Spirit (picture by Sue Robb)

John the donkey boss wins star search to qualify for Horse of the Year show

An amateur rider from the Borders has secured a place at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

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Brendan Steele.

Live coverage from the Open Championship at Carnoustie

The 2018 Open Championship is under way at Carnoustie.

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Tom Grindell in action for Kelso, scoring 61 not out which helped them to victory (picture by Gavin Horsburgh).

Kelso CC achieve weekend double

Kelso’s cricketers travelled to Musselburgh on Saturday, looking to continue their fine form in the ESCA Championship.

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Junior winner William Tweedie with Graeme White.

Advantage tennis players as Kelso stages contests

The Graeme White Civic Week free to enter Junior and Senior Tennis Challenge took place at Kelso Orchard Tennis Club on Saturday in glorious weather.

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From last year at Jedburgh - Drew Bryson, second left, 100m sprint winner with his coach David Rae, flanked by Games president Andrew Gillan and his wife Karen (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Border Games classic will be the big noise around Jedburgh

They begin with a bang, owing to the traditional firing of a cannon, and end with a bang in a similar way.

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Galashiels could become a top Scottish centre for tennis coaching.

Galashiels loves new status as centre for tennis development

Borders Tennis Centre (BTC) in Galashiels has been served an ace by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), which has named it among 50 in the UK – and only five in Scotland – which will act as Local Player Development Centres (LPDCs).

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The Scotland 7s squad which is going to San Francisco.

Melrose trio named in Scottish squad for 7s World Cup in USA

Three players from Melrose, including BT Premiership player of the year, Craig Jackson, are part of Scotland’s 12-man squad for this month’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

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Jed Davie, right, in blue (picture by Ian Georgeson)

Summer reshuffle at Rangers continues on and off the park

Berwick Rangers, who were due to kick off their pre-season friendlies against Hibernian last night, confirmed during the week that Saturday’s home game against Raith Rovers had been cancelled.

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Local people are being encouraged to take up archery.

Take a bow and try out your precision and accuracy skills

Selkirk-based Borderghost Archery will be sweeping into Jedburgh over the next two months to host Come and Try events at the town’s most historic venues.

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A group of the talented young tennis players.

Top quality tennis from juniors in summer series

A touring summer series of junior tennis contests – known as BAT – has concluded after seven weeks of action, mainly at the Borders Tennis centre in Galashiels.

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The Earlston Rhymers U16s

Rhymers well versed in success after double league triumph

The championship form of not one but two youth football teams last season was sheer poetry to their parent Borders club.

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Stevie Hamilton, in possession here against Cartha QP, has departed Selkirk to join Currie Chieftains.

More aces in the Selkirk pack following summer reshuffle

A top four finish is the target for Selkirk as a fresh rugby season looms into view, characterised by the newly-sponsored Tennent’s Leagues.

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Melrose and Hawick face each other in the first match of a brand-new Premiership season in September.

New campaign starts with derby delight and cluster of top games

The area’s rugby clubs have been carefully scrutinising the new national league fixtures recently announced by Scottish Rugby for the 2018-19 season in the newly-sponsored Tennent’s Leagues.

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Sun shines for Galashiels kids

Galashiels Braw Lads’ Week kicked off in style on Sunday at Netherdale as its annual sports day was blessed by fabulous sunshine.

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The wnning Kingsland school with Kieran Achara.

One-two for Borders basketball teams

Two Borders primary schools have triumphed at the Lothian Primary School Basketball Finals by claiming the top two places.

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Scott Brash (picture by Nigel Goddard)

Scott far from cross over Bunn success

Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash had his first international win at the All England Jumping Course last week when competing at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.

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Borders bowling ladies with Fiona Scott.

Borders ladies looking smart on district duty

Border Ladies launched their 2018 Inter-district campaign on the Hawick BC green last Friday and were narrowly beaten 7-5 by Fife.

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Departing manager Steven Noble, centre, receives his accolades.

Star-studded launch of Fairydean Rovers’ hall of fame

For the second year in succession, over 200 people packed out the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels to witness the Gala Fairydean Rovers’ Hall of Fame Awards.

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