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Tara tees up success after reaching order of merit top ten

Hawick golfer Tara Mactaggart has broken into the top ten in the Scottish amateur women’s order of merit for 2017 after hitting top form over the summer.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Ex-wrestler Tommy Stevenson with his old wrestling boots reflects on his career in the sport.

Former wrestler Tommy gets to grips with journey through past

A former wrestler recently honoured by Hawick Rotarians has been taking a nostalgic look back at his career in the ring as he gets to grips with his new role as a full member of the club.

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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello. Pic by Getty Images.

Cabrera Bello snatches Scottish Open title after play-off drama

Sport can quite often be a game of fine margins, and nobody knew that better on Sunday evening than Englishman Callum Shinkwin.
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Dundonald Links Golf Course has proved a fine host of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Poulter heading out for final round in 'right state of mind'.

Ian Poulter knows that mind games can force you to lose a game of golf before you've teed off.

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Ex-jockey Ryan Nichol now working at Robson's Funeral Directors in Hawick.

Hawick jockey swapping horses for hearses

An amateur jockey has traded in horses for hearses after reluctantly calling time on his racing career.

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Greg Turnbull  wins this year's 110m sprint at Peebles.

Jed hopefuls eye up sprint glory

More than 50 athletes hope to be in with a chance of running off with one of the most coveted titles on the amateur athletics circuit this weekend.

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Competitors in the obstacle race.

Children a credit to Vertish Hill Sports

It was all fun and games when more than 300 children turned out at this year’s Vertish Hill Sports last weekend.

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Jedburgh Border Games treasurer John Steede.

Jedburgh gears up for its 164th games

Jedburgh Border Games – said to be the “Blue Riband” of the Border Games circuit - returns next weekend as the open athletics season reaches Riverside Park on Saturday.

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Alistair and Paula Huddleston, of St Boswells, taking a break at Harestanes during the 56th Jimmie Guthrie memorial run on their 1927 Royal Enfield.

Almost 100 motorcyclists hit road from Denholm for tribute to Jimmie Guthrie

Almost 100 vintage motorcycle enthusiasts got on their bikes on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of the untimely death of Borders bike-racing legend Jimmie Guthrie.

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Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year.

Rugby legend Doddie reveals MND diagnosis

Scotland and Melrose rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Double Whammy and Ross Chapman (above left) win fron Ash Park at Kelso

Double Whammy delight for Jardine at Kelso season finale

LADIES’ Day produced winners on the course and in the fashion stakes at a packed Kelso racecourse on Sunday.

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Cameron Tindle

Cameron going for hat-trick at Earlston

The Border athletic season opens its doors with Earlston Games on Saturday.

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The overall male winners - 1 Daniel McFeely, 2 Scott Findlay, 3 Graeme Starkey.

Dan’s the man after Tri high

Edinburgh athlete Daniel McFeely had only one goal in mind when travelling down the A7 on Sunday morning, to win the Hawick Sprint Triathlon.

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Borders Disabled Swim Group, known as the Dippers, is looking for volunteers so that it can continue to provide twice weekly swim sessions for those with minor disabilities as well as those who are wheelchair-bound. The club celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 with the support of Borders MP Calum Kerr.

Club fears being left high and dry

Borders Disabled Swimming Group could be left high and dry after 27 years if it can’t secure new volunteers to help it keep going.

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Judy Murray and Kris Soutar are bringing their tennis coaching classes to Kelso.

Judy brings Tennis on the Road to the Borders this weekend

Live Borders Club of the Year Kelso Orchard Tennis Club will this Saturday welcome Judy Murray and Kris Soutar, of Tennis on the Road, for an action-packed day that is sure to be one to remember.

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Kids can go full cycle this spring

Kids can go full cycle this spring

Young Hawick cyclists are being encouraged to make the most of their bikes by saddling up for a new scheme.

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Hawick player part of Edinburgh University championship team

Arugby player from Hawick was part of the winning Edinburgh University team in the final of the women’s BUCS Rugby Union Championship final.

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One For Arthur, ridden by Derek Fox, crosses the line to win the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

Grand national winner coming to Kelso

Grand National winner One For Arthur is coming to the Borders tomorrow, April 10, following his victory at the Merseyside race on Saturday.

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