A sporting year that started with a bang

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SBSW Darren Brown 9049: LOCAL rifleman Darren Brown became the proud recipient of the inaugural Wee Paper Sports Personality of the Year award for his numerous achievements throughout 2011.

SBSW Lee Jones 0960: LEE JONES became the first Selkirk rugby player in 18 years to receive a Scotland cap. The flying wing made his debut against England and despite a suffering a devastating defeat Jones continued to impress throughout the tournament.

SBSW Hockey Selkirk High School S1: SELKIRK HIGH SCHOOL S1 hockey team were crowned Queens of the South at the South of Scotland Hockey Tournament at Earlston High Schhol. The girls played hosts Earlston in the final which came down to a dramatic penalty shoot out which Selkirk won 4-3.

SBSW Youth Club Kelso Quins: BACK at the top of their game Selkirk Youth Club won the Kelso Sevens title. The young Souters stormed through without conceding a single point before demolishing their hosts 60-10 in the final.

SBSW Selkirk Cricket team GK: MAKING their debut in the East of Scotland cricket league’s sixth division Selkirk Cricket Club 1st XI got off to a flying start with a nine wicket win over visitors Falkland III. They went on to win the league outright and gain promotion to Division Five.

SBSW Emily Newlands 8904: HOCKEY hard hitter Emily Newlands celebrated her 16th birthday with a call up to the Scotland U18s squad.

SBSW Bowling Team 9766: ONCE again the Southern Reporter Bowling team but their heart and soul into the Selkirk Bowling Club Pub League. And once again they failed! There was a new winner this year however with the Tory Club coming out tops.

SBSW Disability Sports 2905: SPORTS disability officer Alan Oliver welcomed long serving Ettrick & Laudersdale Sports Council chair Betty Scott on board as the newly elected chair of the Scottish Borders Disability Sports Group.

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