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Salmon fishing season is launched on the River Clyde

Miserable wet and cold weather failed to dampen spirits at the annual launch of salmon fishing on the River Clyde at Rosebank.

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Blackhawks in action during a recent victory over Dundee Hurricanes (Submitted pic)

Clyde Valley Blackhawks are back from the brink!

The road to recovery for Clyde Valley Blackhawks American football team is complete and they’re officially back from near extinction.

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Keith Dalgleish receives an award from Vivien Kyles, chief executive at Hamilton Racecourse (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Plan for 44 new stables at Belstane complex in Carluke

The ever growing success levels being achieved by Carluke-based trainer Keith Dalgleish are mirrored by an ambitious new proposal to build 44 new stables.

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Lanark Rugby Club youngsters (from left) Murray Lean, Jamie Morrow, Liam Grant & Lewis Campbell have been selected BT Academy Stage 1 coaching programme (Submitted pic)

Exciting times ahead for Lanark Rugby Club

In a major coup for Lanark Rugby Club, four of its youngsters have been selected for the prestigious BT Academy Stage 1 coaching programme.

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Long course medallists (from left) Erin Snow, Mark Ford, Millie McArthur and Mitchell Stevenson (Pic by Stuart Stevenson)

Lanark swimming medals in East Kilbride

Lanark Amateur Swimming Club started off the long course season with 12 of their swimmers competing at the West District Round 1 Long Course Championships at East Kilbride.

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Biggar's last try against Hillhead was scored by Euan Sanderson, who is looking pleased with himself (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Biggar Rugby Club hammer Hillhead

Biggar Rugby Club enjoyed a handsome 55-7 league win over Hillhead Jordanhill, yet to record a win in BT National League Division 2 this season.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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James Gillon is pictured with coach Eddie McQuillan after helping West of Scotland win team gold in Edinburgh (Submitted pic)

Carluke kid James outshone Mo Farah!

Law and District AAC cross country marvel James Gillon, of Carluke, outshone newly knighted athletics legend Sir Mo Farah at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park on Saturday.

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Lanark Golf Club captain Jim McKechnie tees off on New Years Day (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Pressure? What pressure as Jim launches Lanark season!

Lanark Golf Club captain Jim McKechnie defied nerves to officially launch the club’s new season at a ceremony on New Year’s morning.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Biggar High School girls celebrate after winning the under-18 Scottish Schools Cup final with a 20-14 victory over Auchterarder at Scotstoun (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Biggar girls are Scottish champs

Biggar High girls became under-18 Scottish Schools rugby champions earlier this month thanks to a thrilling 20-14 victory over Auchterarder at Scotstoun.

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Karen Lewis-Archer at the peak of her wheelchair racing powers in 1997

Coach tribute to Paralympic ace Karen Lewis-Archer

Carluke-born Karen Lewis-Archer – recognised as Scotland’s finest ever wheelchair athlete – has died aged 42 after battling cancer.

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Biggar Rugby Club's Jamie Orr finds himself in an unusual spot on the wing but regrettably couldn't outpace a tight Peebles defence. Biggar lost this home league derby 23-9 on Sat. Dec 10 2016 (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Six yellow cards as Biggar lose Peebles derby

A sizeable crowd watched Biggar lose 23-9 in their home clash against Peebles, with Biggar getting an unprecedented five yellow cards, writes Alistair Stewart.

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Willie Hutchinson celebrates winning his world crown (Pic by Boxing Scotland)

Willie is Scotland’s first world amateur boxing champ

In a staggering achievement, Ravenstruther teenager Willie Hutchinson has become the first Scot in history to win an amateur world boxing title.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Carluke Rovers' Ian Watt unleashes a shot on goal during last Saturday's win over Deveronside (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Carluke Rovers see off Deveronside

Carluke Rovers should have blown away Scottish Junior Cup opponents Deveronside in Saturday’s second round clash at Cumming Stadium.

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Michael Collinder nets Lesmahagow's goal against Craigmark on Saturday (Pic by Sarah Peters)

’Gow exit West of Scotland Cup

Four days after the controversial Scottish Junior FA decision ordering them to replay their game against Neilston (full story in this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette), Lesmahagow Juniors were dumped out of the New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup.

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Brendan Brooks, Fife Flyers, who plays his 1000th career game this  weekend (Pic: Steve Gunn)

Brendan Brooks: 1000 games and a lifetime of memories

Brendan Brooks’ hockey career reads like a road map of north America.

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Lesmahagow Juniors manager Robert Irving (Pic by Sarah Peters)

’Gow boss dumbfounded as game is stopped nine minutes early

Lesmahagow Juniors manager Robert Irving was dumbstruck when referee Michael McCart blew for time up NINE MINUTES too early.

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Forth Wanderers gaffer Jamie McKenzie

Forth boss Jamie offers to quit

Forth Wanderers manager Jamie McKenzie offered to resign in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s 8-2 home humbling by Cambuslang Rangers.

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