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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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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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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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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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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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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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At the cheque handover are pal Evanna Holland, event helper Fiona Holmes, Save the Childrens Jane Lord and Coleen Stevenson, pals Catriona Innes and Jen Holmes, grandmother Liz Montgomery, mum Fiona Stuart, grandad Jim Montgomery and dad Callum Stuart. Fellow event organiser Claire Mahon isnt pictured.

Charity given £3,000 boost in memory of tragic Alex

A charity has been given a £3,000 boost in memory of Borders murder victim Alex Stuart.

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David Carney's car careering out of control at the 2014 Jim Clark Rally.

2014 Jim Clark Rally triple tragedy was avoidable, rules sheriff

The deaths of three motorsport fans near Swinton in Berwickshire during 2014’s Jim Clark Rally could have been avoided if better safety precautions had been in place, a sheriff has ruled.

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Arlene accepts her award from Ian Beattie, chairman of scottishathletics (picture by Bobby Gavin).

Award winner Arlene simply delighted to be in the running

The popularity and success of a Borders running group is firmly on course after its founder and leader won a national award.

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The Lauderdale Limpers in Melrose.

Did you see The Breakfast Club?

Another great weekend’s running included a fabulous treat for the Lauderdale Limpers’ Sunday morning ‘Breakfast Run’, which started and finished at The Greenhouse Cafe in Melrose.

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The U14 Borders badminton players.

Top four finish for Borders badminton team

Congratulations have been offered to the young badminton squad which finished in fourth position at the SSBU U14 Inter Area Tournament in Glasgow earlier this month.

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Moorfoot girls are congratulated by Laura Muir - from left, Charlotte Clare, Mairi Wallace, Laura Muir and Beth Hobbs.

Silver-winning Moorfoot runners meet Laura Muir

In near-perfect conditions at Kirkcaldy last Saturday, the Moorfoot Runners U17 Women’s team came away with a fantastic team silver in the Scottish National Short Course Cross-Country Championships.

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Fjordhus Reivers hockey-playing 1sts.

Defences like stone in Granite City

Granite City Wanderers 1s 0, Fjordhus Reivers 1s 0

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The winning netball team from Stirches Primary School (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Stirches secure small schools netball success

Ten local primary schools battled it out recently for the honours at this year’s Borders Small Schools Netball Competition, with the Hawick cluster coming out on top at the end of an exciting day’s play.

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Kelso High School's winning hockey squad.

Kelso keep high schools hockey title

Kelso High School succeeded recently in retaining its South Schools 1st XV hockey tournament crown after a very closely contested competition.

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