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Skating skills on show in Kelso

The skatepark in Kelso is the place to be on Saturday, April 28, as the venue’s first ever opening “jam” takes place from 10am-5pm.

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Isla Short (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Isla pedals to top five finish

Mountain biker Isla Short scored a magnificent fifth-place finish on Thursday in the women’s cross country section at her first ever Commonwealth Games.

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In pictures: Motorsport fans pay tribute to Jim Clark

Motorsports enthusiasts visited the Borders in their droves at the weekend to pay their respects to late racing legend Jim Clark.

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Will Roberts wishes MP John Lamont all the best for his London Marathon challenge at Melrose Rugby Club.

Borders MP takes on marathon fundraising task for Doddie

Come Sunday, Borders MP John Lamont has just two weeks to get some extra training in for the London Marathon.

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Elaine Pearson

Ettrick archers take a bow

Several members of the Ettrick Forest Archers longbow club travelled to Mugdock Country Park on Sunday for the first BLBS shoot of the season, the Spring Forward Clout, hosted by Green Hollow Bowmen.

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Max Rogerson, centre, of Galashiels, in prime position on the podium.

Skill, ability and confidence to the Max

An ambitious move by Galashiels Academy S5 pupil Max Rogerson, centre, into the adult division (ages 18-30) of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu proved fruitful at the Scottish Open Championships at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow last Sunday.

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Hannah Miller, left, Holly Shepherd and Charlie Jack.

Easter internationals feature three of Borders’ best

Three young Borders hockey players have been chosen to represent their country in a three-international series, to be held in Glasgow over the Easter weekend.

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The 'golden girls', from left, Kate Jenkins, Gillian Duncan, Jenny Forbes and Fiona Dalgleish of Gala Harriers.

Harriers flying high in UK and abroad

Gala Harriers athletes had another successful weekend of running, competing at national and international events.

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Among the presentations on the night - Derrick Grant (left) and Alan Heatlie, on behalf of Sandy MacMahon, received their Hall of Fame trophies from Michael Cashmore (centre) of Endsleigh Insurance (picture by Phil Wilkinson).

THE BEST IN THE BORDERS

Athletes of all ages and abilities, covering a wide range of sporting activities, attended the sixth annual Live Borders Celebration of Sport Awards on Friday in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels.

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The Fjordhus Reivers 5s hockey squad which defeated Stirling Wanderers 2s by 3-1 in the weekend's away match.

Reivers ladies pound Stirling and cash in

Fjordhus Reivers 5s 3, Stirling Wanderers 2s 1

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Cyclists on the 7 Stanes route in Glentress forest

Multimillion pound Glentress Forest masterplan moves up a gear

The wheels are in motion for a world class mountain bike destination after plans were approved for a multi-million pound holiday village at Glentress Forest, near Peebles.

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Biker lawyer Thomas Mitchell

Peebles pedaller Thomas to promote Enduro series

A 24-year-old trainee lawyer, from Peebles, has been appointed as an ambassador for the 2018 POC Scottish Enduro Series, which starts today (Friday).

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Galashiels Academy U15 Team Tempest

Tempest stage fine play full of skill and drama

Galashiels Academy netball team Tempest U15s put in a fantastic performance last weekend to become runners-up in Division 3 of the U15 Developers League.

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Finn Douglas powers to victory (picture by Bobby Gavin)

Young athletes come in from the cold and go out with gold

Some more gifted young Borders athletes have been reflecting on medal success and personal triumphs on the national stage.

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Sara Green

Sara masters tricky country conditions to become champion

Gala Harrier Sara Green rounded her successful cross country season off last weekend by becoming F35 British Masters Cross Country Champion.

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Selkirk stick bowlers celebrate.

Bowlers stick together in Selkirk

Ettrick Forest Bowling Club were the recent winners of Selkirk’s local round the stick bowling league.

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Lauderdale Limpers on the snowy hills.

Limpers defy the harsh elements

The Beast From The East, or at least one of them, may have returned last weekend – but did not hinder the training plans of Lauderdale Limpers runners preparing for the forthcoming John Muir Way Ultra this month.

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Eventual P6 girls winner Izzy Molyneuk (wearing 17) from Kingsland in Peebles, starts well.

Borders schools XC event provides exciting close finish

The Borders Schools Cross-Country Championships, organised by the Scottish Borders Athletics Development Group, in conjunction with Live Borders, took place recently at Netherdale, Galashiels.

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Kelso curling enthusiasts at the bonspiel.

Curling club celebrates camaraderie and skill during first bonspiel in almost 230 years

Last Saturday evening, Kelso Curling Club – founded back in 1790 – held its very first Invitational Bonspiel at the Border Ice Rink, Kelso.

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Difficulties with scheduling mean the Jedburgh rally will unfortunately not take place in 2018.

Jedburgh rally axed because of no suitable 2018 date

Despite extensive consultation over the past few days, the organising committee of the NCS Border Counties Rally regrets to announce the event will NOT go ahead in 2018.

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