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Thousands turn out to Riverside Park for the friendly sevens

Riverside Park’s bankings, beer tent and hospitality marquee played host to almost 2,000 rugby fans on Saturday as Jedburgh hosted the final round of this year’s Kings of the Sevens competition.

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The four divisions have seen an increase in footfall. Picture: Alan Murray

Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

Football
Stevie and Stuart in high-speed action (picture by Telltaletim)

Three small steps are a giant leap for Stevie and Stuart

After 11 years on the British Championship trail, Lauder’s Kershaw Racing sidecar team finally climbed on to the top step of the podium at round two of the Hyundai Construction Equipment F1 series.

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John Rutherford (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

The pride of a former Lion

Borders rugby great John Rutherford is taking his place alongside the British & Irish Lions who are currently being recognised for their contribution through the presentation of ceremonial caps.

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From left, vice-president Paul Mitchell, runner-up Ronnie Johnstone, winner Kevin Irving and Sponsor Duncan Ritchie.

First bowling contest of the season at Langholm

Langholm New Town Bowling Club has held its first tournament of the year, the open singles, sponsored once again by local window cleaner Duncan Ritchie.

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Flashback to 2017 - Jed take on Gala in the semi-finals (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Kings’ crowning 2018 contest offers excitement and ambition

It’s going to be an enthralling end to the 2018 Kings of the Sevens rugby tournament on Saturday, with Jed-Forest the hosts.

Rugby
Clinton Wagman scores Selkirk's conclusive try in their final against Melrose (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Hosts seal win to ensure Kings tournament goes to the wire

Selkirk burst through on Saturday to win their own 7s contest for the first time in five years – and helped ensure the 2018 Kings tournament goes to its final day.

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David Banjo (partially hidden) puts Selkirk 1-0 against Cumbernauld Colts in the Lowland League Cup Final at Netherdale.

Just too little left in the tank as tired Selkirk fade in cup final

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Vale 'keeper Ross Gilpin blocks at the feet of Selkirk's Phil Addison in a recent league game between the two (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Vale vow to learn from season’s mistakes after stormy Fife game keeps them in Lowland League

Vale of Leithen boss Chris Anderson declared himself “definitely relieved and delighted” to still be in the Lowland League, after a reality-bending sequence of events on Saturday in Edinburgh and Fife.

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Harriet Bryce on her point-to-point mount Damien's Dilemma.

Fortunate escape for rider after horrific fall

Borders point-to-point rider Harriet Bryce – who fractured her back in four places after her horse fell at the recent Lauderdale Hunt’s Mosshouses meeting – looks set to make a miraculous recovery.

Horse Racing
From the girls' final, Mhairi Buchanan, left, and winner Ailsa Clark - both are from Earlston.

Youngsters from Selkirk and Earlston serve up a treat

Promising young south-Scotland tennis players gave an indication of how high local standards are when they gathered for the Hastings Legal Borders 14 and Under Boys and Girls Singles Tournament, held on Sunday at Kelso Orchard Tennis Club.

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Past Gala YM captains at a 50th anniversary meeting in 1978.

Gala YM staging special gathering to mark 90 years

A special dinner is being held on Friday, May 25 in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, to herald the 90th anniversary of Gala YM RFC.

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Kelso CC captain Mark Henderson (picture by Gavin Horsburgh).

Kelso notch hat-trick of league wins but falter in cup

Kelso’s cricketers bounced back on Saturday to win their third game of the ESCA Championship at home to Musselburgh.

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Alex Mundell of Galashiels, riding Coolrock Gold Dust at the Floors Castle Trials (picture by Jim Crichton).

Record entries and bumper attendances at Floors Castle

Izzy Taylor led from the start to claim the £1750 top prize in the Floors Castle Cazenove Capital CIC** with Monkeying Around.

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Champagne To Go (Nathan Moscrop) leads Shepherd's Bight (Brian Hughes) in the Belhaven Brewery Handicap Hurdle Race at Kelso (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Seasoned campaigner in evergreen form

Oak Vintage was an impressive winner of the feature race at Kelso’s penultimate meeting of the spring last week.

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Rory Darge

Three from Borders named in U20 world championship squad

Scotland U20 head coach Bryan Redpath has selected his squad for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in France, which runs from May 30 until June 17.

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Lewis Carmichael (picture by Douglas Hardie).

Ex-Melrose player Carmichael named in Scots’ summer squad

Former Melrose man Lewis Carmichael is one of six uncapped players named by head coach Gregor Townsend in Scotland’s 33-man squad for next month’s Summer Tour to Canada, USA and Argentina.

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Oliver Townend on board Artic Mouse at Floors Castle last year (picture by Jim Crichton).

Horse trials begin at Floors Castle

Starting today (Friday) and continuing until Sunday, May 13, is the biggest equestrian event in the Borders, and also one of the largest in Scotland.

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The Selkirk FC squad after the Lowland League Cup semi-final - with 50-year-old playing coach, Ian Fergus, third from right (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Selkirk’s small squad getting ready for one more big effort

They’ve played four games in 10 days – but Selkirk’s little squad has shown huge character in the way it concluded the season.

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Earlston and Innerleithen LTCs are taking part to eoncurage more people to love tennis.

Free tennis served up at Borders courts

Great British Tennis Weekend will again see courts across the country serve up free tennis for families and friends over two weekends this summer.

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