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2018 Games squad reflects rich diversity of Borders brilliance

There are no myths being ‘pedalled’ here – the Borders will have top-class representation in individual and team events at the Commonwealth Games.

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Celebration of Sport

Vote for your top Borders sports team

Youth and experience appear to be the key ingredients as the two 2018 Live Borders Celebration of Sport public vote categories are revealed.

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Samantha Kinghorn (pixcture by onEdition).

Samantha shares Commonwealth hopes

World champion wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn, of Gordon, is enhancing her preparations for the Commonwealth Games by being part of the Christopher Ward Challenger Programme, which aims to support athletes achieve their ambitions (for more details, log on to www.christopherward.co.uk/challengerprogramme).

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Game still standing test of time

Game still standing test of time

It’s traditionally held on the Thursday following Fastern’s E’en, and it’s claimed the first-ever game was played with the head of a dead Englishman.

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The trophy-winning ladies from last year's Borders Triathlon series (picture by Rob Gray).

Can you help out at Borders Triathlons?

Arguably one of the fastest-growing sporting events in the region, the 2018 Borders Triathlon Series is all set to hit the ground running in Galashiels in April.

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Lucy Hope (picture by Andrew O'Brien)

Lucy hopes BUCS contest will pay out big rewards

Jedburgh swimmer Lucy Hope admitted she is excited to test herself against the best in Britain at BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Nationals this weekend.

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Sarah Robertson (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Selkirk’s Sarah celebrates Team Scotland selection

Respected hockey star Sarah Robertson (pictured above) has reached another career pinnacle by securing a place in the Team Scotland squad for the Commonwealth Games.

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Galashiels will play host to the region's first ever Colour Run next month.

Charity run set to bring a burst of colour to Galashiels

Heriot Watt University’s Galashiels campus will be tranformed into a colourful race route next month in a bid to raise awareness of mental and physical heath.

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Jack McDonald of Galashiels, seated third left, with his fellow golfers, who are in Pinehurst, USA.

Gala’s Jack among team at prestigious Pinehurst venue

A gifted young Galashiels golfer, and others from his junior league, are enjoying the trip of a lifetime to the USA.

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Garry Pearson (picture by Lindsay Photo Sport).

Raising the flag on Scottish Rally

The ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) will awaken from its winter break tomorrow (Saturday), as the 2018 season kicks off in traditional style with the Inverness-based Arnold Clark Snowman Rally.

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Darren Howie (picture by Kenny Smith).

Darren in South Africa for golfing practice

Peebles golfer Darren Howie (18), the Boys’ Order of Merit winner, is in South Africa with other members of Scotland’s new-look amateur squad, enjoying a chance to compete and build for the season ahead.

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A toast at the Kelso curling rink to Scottish-Canadian sporting links. Wonder if they had ice in their drinks? (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Canadian curlers enjoy tour of south

A fairly rare sporting occasion was celebrated in the Borders last week as the community welcomed a group of Canadian curling enthusiasts, who were touring Scotland and contesting the Strathcona Cup.

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The Fjordhus Reivers 5s squad.

Reivers overcome Kelso in derby clash

Fjordhus Reivers 5s 3, Kelso 3s 0

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A group of Lauderdale Limpers.

Limpers savour first breakfast run of 2018

There was another great weekend of running for the Lauderdale Limpers, with last Sunday’s Breakfast Run rounding off the first month of the year in true Limper style.

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Beth Johnston, left, receives her cheque from Kristin Boland.

Early to Beth and early to rise – trust assists swimmer’s dream

Aquatic ace Beth Johnston has revealed the secret of her para-swimming success which is sending her to the Commonwealth Games – her 5.07am alarm clock.

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The Jedburgh Rally runs from March 10-11 (picture by Lindsay Photo Sport)

Fresh backing helps Jedburgh rally slip into gear

Jedburgh will once again play host to the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC), as the Border Counties Rally opens its entries with a brand new title sponsor for the March 10-11 event.

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2017 Border Counties winners Fredrik Ahlin and Torstein Eriksen in action (picture by Jakob Ebrey Photography).

It’s a rally exciting Borders line-up

After a successful debut at the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) last year, the Border Counties Rally will once again kick off the UK rally championship season.

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Back, from left, Oisin Beard, Monty Aplin (both Gala Harriers), Innes Cormack (Moorfoot Runners), Ross Christie (GH), Thomas Hilton (MR), Rory Antrobus (GH). Front, from left, Zico Field (Chirnside Chasers), Danny Lancaster, Cammie Carlyle, Fionn Hollingsbee, Kai Keen (all MR).

Team Borders win Eastern District XC league

The Irish Met Office may have named last week’s snow and winds as Storm Fionn.

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The Lauderdale Limpers.

Cold day for the Burns race

A total of 195 runners took part last weekend in the ‘Feel The Burns’ hill race 2018, with a good turnout from Lauderdale Limpers among the entries raising funds for the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Unit.

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