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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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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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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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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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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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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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Troy Jeffrey

Senior, experienced riders fall by the wayside as Kelso racer Troy retains UK championship

It’s been an outstanding year for a number of gifted Borders sportspeople – and one of the youngest has to be nine-year-old Troy Jeffrey, of Kelso.

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L-R Margaret Blake,John Smith,Tom Hardie and Lawrie Johnstone

‘Phoenix’ club vows to rise from ashes

Walkerburn Bowling Club members have told of their “sheer sadness” after their new clubhouse was hit by an arson attack last week.

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Del Sharrat with the Gala club's new ladies' squadh champion, Kerri Andrews.

Kerri takes Gala ladies’ title in unforgettable debut season

The year drew to a close with one of the most swashbuckling and intense squash matches ever.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

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Faisal Khursheed

International call-up for Borders runner

Gala Harrier Faisal Khursheed has been selected to represent Scotland in the Celtic XC international next year.

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Scott Brash pictured in action at a previous event (photo by Stefano Grasso)

Clear-round Scott only half a second down after jump-off

Borders rider Scott Brash missed out by just half a second on a second successive win in the show jumping World Cup at the Olympia Horse Show in London.

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Senior Gal Harriers entrants in the Ladhope XC, won by Jamie McGowan.

Harriers brave plunging temperatures

Gala Harriers’ athletics squad headed to the hills last Saturday as part of its annual Ladhope XC handicap run.

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Martin, centre, displays his certificate, with Douglas Fowler (extreme right).

Karate veteran makes the grade at 7th Dan

Five decades of dedication to the martial arts have been rewarded for the boss of the Borders Karate Federation.

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Sammi Kinghorn

Sammi thrilled with selection for Commonwealth Games

Twenty-five stars of track and field received the perfect start to their festive season, with news of their selection for Team Scotland and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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From left, Malte Iden (Forest Enterprise Scotland), Gary Anderson (Adrenalin Uplift), Gordo Hodge (Adrenalin Uplift), Katie Jarvis (Forest Enterprise Scotland).

Uplifting experience at famous Borders mountain bike routes

Forest Enterprise Scotland is joining forces with a new commpany – Adrenalin Uplift – to provide a new bespoke shuttle service at both Innerleithen and Ae Forests’s downhill mountain bike routes.

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A group of the senior Harriers' men at Livingtson.

Gala club’s district cross-country runners go for gold at Gordonstoun

Gala Harriers secured a clutch of medals following fantastic performances at the East District Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

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Some of the Chirnside Chasers juniors.

Chasers review a year of athletic pursuits

Last Sunday night, the junior members from Chirnside Chasers came together to celebrate the club’s 2017 success.

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Moorfoot Runners collect their Christmas awards.

Moorfoot combines race action with festive presentation

With the Moorfoot U17 girls having sneaked team silver at the National Short Course Championships at Kirkcaldy in November, by just a single shot from Edinburgh AC, it looked, on the form book, to be a straight contest between the two teams again for the East District team title at a frosty Dechmont Law, Livingston, last Saturday.

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