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Civic reception for region's Olympic curlers

A civic reception is to be held for our region's Olympic medal winning curlers.

It's due to take place on 26 April at Lockerbie Academy and will run from 2:30pm until 5.30pm.

The men picked up a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics Credit: PA

The men's team brought home a silver medal and the women won a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games.

The women's team came home with a bronze medal Credit: PA

The men's skip David Murdoch, is from Lockerbie, as are two of the women, Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan.

A third member of the women's team, Vicki Adams, is from Stranraer.


St Boswells RFC speak out on Facebook

"For those that have not heard was a meeting last night and the SRU have chucked us oot cup final , stripped of the bowl we WON against Liberton and stripped us if the Fraser James trophy for being best team in East o Scotland and took 13 league points of us. What a total joke . We are looking in to an appeal . But cant change we are unbeaten all season . Lets keep the heads up lads and get sevens out the way and be ready for max attack again next season."

– St Boswells RFC, Facebook

St Boswells kicked out of Scottish Bowl Final

St Boswells have been kicked out of Rugby Union's Scottish Bowl Final for allegedly fielding three ineligible players during the competition.

They would have been the only Borders team at National Finals Day next weekend.

The club says the players were dual-registered and that the steps taken are harsh, adding that legal advice will be sought.


Mania gets back on the saddle

Ryan Mania will be returning to the saddle today Credit: PA

Borders jockey Ryan Mania is returning to the saddle at Carlisle later today.

He will be riding at Carlisle Racecourse, just two days after he narrowly missed out on winning the Grand National for a second time.

United beat Swindon

A goal from Gary Madine saw Carlisle United secure three points at Brunton Park by beating promotion chasing Swindon Town by a goal to nil.

  • Carlisle United 1-0 Swindon Town
  • East Fife 1-1 Stranraer
  • Clyde 0-3 Annan Athletic
  • Sterling 2-1 Berwick Rangers

In other results Stranraer drew with East Fife in Scottish League One to keep them in the play off places, and in Scottish League Two Annan Athletic continued their own play off push with a three nil victory over Clyde, while Berwick Rangers lost to Stirling.

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