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Hawick hold out against Hawks

Hawick 14, Glasgow Hawks 12

Rugby
Some of the award recipients from Peebles High School.

Peebles on the podium to accept gold award for delivering successful school PE programme

Peebles High School has been recognised by SportScotland with the awarding of a Gold School Sports Award.

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One For Arthur with Borders owners Belinda McClung, left, and Deborah Thomson (picture by Grossick Racing Photography).

Looking back at a National treasure

The onset of the award season at the end of last year revived pleasant memories of one of the biggest Borders sporting stories of 2017.

Horse Racing
Faisal Khursheed of Gala Harriers.

Faisal assists Scottish gold haul

Gala Harrier Faisal Khursheed was part of Scotland’s ‘gold rush’ last Saturday following superb performances at the British Cross Country Challenge in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Selkirk, in light blue, are looking for a big improvement tomorrow (Saturday) against Falkirk (picture by David Nichol)

Selkirk work on fitness levels after Dundee disappointment

Fitness was a key factor for Selkirk RFC to work on this week as they looked for a quick return to the winning trail.

Rugby
Rhys Craigie of red-shirted Gala FR challenges Selkirk's Phil Addison in last week's derby clash (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Souters seek to build on positive derby result

Selkirk FC will be treading warily on the approach to tomorrow’s (Saturday) Borders derby in the Lowland League – but they believe they have the players to win it.

Football
Melrose hope the lessons learned from losing to Ayr will work in their favour against Currie (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Now we warm up for Currie

Melrose will take pride in their 12-match winning sequence – and in having lost only one game in the whole of 2017 – but the focus now will be getting performance levels back to where they should be.

Rugby
Samantha Kinghorn (picture by Steven Paston)

Samantha starts training for Commonwealth Games quest

Double World Championship gold winner and record breaker Samantha Kinghorn departs for Tenerife this weekend at the start of a hopeful bid for Commonwealth Games glory.

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Course bosses hope Sunday serves up some typically exciting race action at Kelso (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Kelso hopes it’s a happy new year in 2018

Following a chilly December, the team at Kelso Racecourse is raring to go.

Horse Racing

So, what's it like to go down the re-opened flume in Hawick?

If you've always fancied having a shot of the flume in the Teviotdale Leisure Centre, but are not so sure now that it's actually open, this video is for you!
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Shawn Muir is awarded the first try of the match for Hawick (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Last-gasp win lifts Hawick clear of danger area

Hawick 24, Heriot’s 23

Rugby
Darren Clapperton made a return to the Selkirk side against Melrose (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk resolve to stamp out mistakes as Dundee pay a visit

Selkirk RFC welcome Dundee HSFP as first foots to Philiphaugh tomorrow (Saturday) with a strong desire to get back into match practice.

Rugby
Lucy Hope

Plenty of Hope and confidence as Lucy embarks on Commonwealth training

Seven medals at the recent Scottish Short-Course championships have provided swimmer Lucy Hope with the perfect prelude for her Commonwealth Games practice.

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Calum McWilliam

Stormy conditions fail to discourage Borders runners

Borders athletes – many of them well-known names from the south’s Summer Games circuit – made an impressive impact as gloomy Monday weather in Musselburgh opened the door on 2018.

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A section of Melrose players reflect on winning the Waverley Cup on Boxing Day at The Greenyards, against Gala (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Clubs relish return to action in first league card of 2018

Weather permitting, a full Saturday programme heralds the return of rugby action in the BT leagues, and the first fixtures of a brand new year.

Rugby
Bradley Wilkie, left, and Jorn Monsen.

College fund helped darts player Bradley to ‘Czech out’

Darts devotee Bradley Wilkie, of Oxton, recently became the first of numerous students to benefit from a Borders College fund which enabled him to play overseas.

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Nikki Walker

Nikki relishes new coaching role with Scottish U20s squad

Borders College rugby lecturer and ex-Hawick boss Nikki Walker has been named by Scottish Rugby as attack coach in the Scotland U20s coaching team, ahead of the 2018 U20s Six Nations Championsip.

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Kelso race bosses want to enhance the race-going experience for everyone, as well as offering a bigger prize pot (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Prize purse ensures a happy new year

Despite losing Friday’s festive fixture to frost and snow, the management team at Kelso Racecourse have over a million reasons to be cheerful as they usher in 2018.

Horse Racing
Joe Northwood carrying for Jed, with Clark Skeldon in support, as Hawick players make tackles (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Comfort and joy for Jed

Hawick 8, Jed-Forest 10

Rugby
Ludovic Erhard, in blue, for Hawick Royal Albert, makes a challenge against Dalbeattie Star (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Double helping of Borders derbies to round off 2017

With club rugby taking a festive rest this weekend, the main sporting spotlight falls on Lowland League football – weather permitting – with a pair of Borders derbies to bring the curtain down on the calendar year.

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