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25-year biking veteran Darren scores magnificent seventh-place finish

After racing motocross for 25 years, and pedalling to multiple Scottish masters champion wins, mountain bike racer Darren Scott decided he fancied a change.

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Stuart Hogg, third left, with members of the award-winning 'Stu Crew' (picture by Alan Peebles).

Hogg’s squad wins coveted award

The coaches who’ve made a significant impact in the life of Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg have been awarded the Coaching Chain accolade at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.

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Frazer Anderson helps mount an attack for Selkirk in the defeat by Jed-Forest (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Hosts Selkirk looking forward despite injuries to back row

It was a disappointing return to league tasks for Selkirk after the autumn break, as they went down last week to a late Jed-Forest surge.

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Mike Nicoll, left, receives his ClubSport Roxburgh disability award from David Laing (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Mike’s ambitions strike Gold after he is chosen for Commonwealth Games squad

Borders bowler Mike Nicolls is thrilled finally to have an opportunity which he thought had cruelly eluded him.

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Harry The Viking, on the way to victory last year, ridden by Selkirk's Rachael McDonald (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Christmas jumpers lining up for the fence-tive season

Bring your Christmas jumper jumping! That’s the message from the team at Kelso Races, where the next action takes place this Sunday.

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The Borders schools' badminton team.

Borders school badminton tournaments to usher in 2018

Young Borders badminton enthusiasts have a couple of big tournaments to look forward to early in the new year.

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The Tour of Britain arriving in Kelso.

Cultural and sports events boost Borders economy by £6m a year, report reveals

The Borders’ cultural and sporting celebrations generate £6m a year for the region’s economy, it has been revealed.

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Recipients of the silverware from Gala Harriers.

Harriers celebrate a Gala occasion

Gala Harriers celebrated another golden year, marking the achievements of the club’s athletes at its annual presentation night.

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The Langholm squad which enjoyed a crushing 60-0 victory.

Try count hits double figures as Langholm sweep Edinburgh rivals aside

Langholm 60, Inverleith 0

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In Pictures: High five for Hawick at sports awards

It’s been a quiet few years for Hawick’s sportsmen and women at the annual ClubSport Roxburgh Awards but last Friday night they made up for it in spades.

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Action from Hawick's 58-5 win at Peebles last Friday.

Hawick aim to take winning form into league action

League action returns this week following a lengthy lay-off in order to accomodate the national team’s Autumn Test schedule.

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Roxburghe greenkeeper wins top young student award

Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course’s 19-year-old Angus Roberts has achieved a great accolade in the greenkeeping industry, having been crowned this year’s Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year.

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Tweedloves Neil Dalgleish and Fiona Rae (centre) collect their Event of the Year trophy at the Scottish MTB Awards.

Tweed Valley blazes a trail at national awards

The Scottish Borders was strongly represented at the Scottish MTB awards in Glasgow which welcomed over 150 guests representing the best that Scotland has to offer in mountain biking.

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U11s team from left: Zico Field, Ross Christie, Danny Lancaster, Fionn Hollingsbee, Cammie Carlyle, Kai Keen.

Team Borders still in the hunt after testing round

A challenging day lay in store for Team Borders in Race Two of the East District Cross-Country League on Saturday, shorn as they were of no less than five of their top finishers from Race One.

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Leading Borders trainers go for Northern Lights glory at Carlisle

Leading Borders trainers go for Northern Lights glory at Carlisle

No fewer than six Borders trainers have horses qualified for finals day of the inaugural £125,000 Northern Lights race series at Carlisle this coming Sunday.

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Heartfelt tributes pour in for the whistling man in black

Heartfelt tributes pour in for the whistling man in black

The worlds of religion and football have come together to pay tribute to Rev Frank Campbell of Ancrum, who died last Wednesday, November 22, following a short fight with cancer.

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Doddie Weir being given a cheque for �3,000-plus by Lauderdale Scout Group.

Lauderdale Scout Group goes the distance to raise cash for Doddie Weir

Doddie Weir isn’t just a hero to rugby fans all the way from Carter Bar up to John o’Groats. The rugby legend also holds a special place in the hearts of all associated with Lauderdale Scout Group as without the former Scotland international’s help, it might well not exist.

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Lex and Max Rogerson of Galashiels.

Martial gold and silver for siblings

Galashiels Academy pupils Max and Lex Rogerson made a highly impressive impact at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu European Championships in the Midlands last weekend, taking home a gold and silver medal.

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The 2017 ClubSport Peeblesshire winners (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

SHORT SKILLS GO A LONG WAY

Sporting talent from all corners of Tweeddale turned out in force on Friday at the annual regional ClubSport Awards, held at Peebles Golf Club.

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Kelso, in black and white, pictured last weekend against Howe of Fife, have been severely hit by injuries, leading to tomorrow's clash with Melrose being called off (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso’s clash with Melrose called off

Tomorrow night’s match in the Booker Border League, between hosts Kelso and BT Premiership leaders Melrose, has been postponed.

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