Schools sport: News in brief

High School excel in British tennis finalsTENNIS: The High School of Glasgow players put up a good fight against strong English schools, coming close to winning the British final of the Aegon Schools' competition for under-13s in Bolton.

The boys reached the final four in Lancashire, beating Blatchington Mill School and The Minster School in the process, before losing to Millfield Prep.

The team was made up of Hamish Stewart (P7), his brother Murray (S3), James Shemilt(S1) and Calum Gibson-Smith (S3).

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Romana Owen, who looks after tennis at the school, said: "The boys did really well to get to the British final and then to go there and compete so well was so pleasing.

"We look forward to tennis continuing to grow at the school."

Pupils compete well in international test

SQUASH: Scotland's best teenage squash players competed in the International Youth Test Series at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall against teams from England and Wales.

Five of the under-18 team were school pupils with David Jones (High School of Dundee), Chris Leiper (Aberdeen Grammar School), Rosie Allan (Montrose Academy), Kirsty Lobban (Fortrose Academy) and Elspeth Young (Kinross High School) being joined by Douglas Kempsell, who is taking a year out to concentrate on the sport.

The Scots beat Wales 3-2 in the first match, with wins for Jones and Leiper, as well as a superb performance from Lobban who was making her debut at just 14-years-old, but were beaten in their next three games, against England (twice) and Wales.

Football association celebrates 75 years

FOOTBALL: Dumfries & Galloway Schools' Football Association has marked its 75th anniversary and was delighted to celebrate this milestone in the large company of many teachers, past and present, and other volunteers and friends who had given of their time and talents for the benefit of the young people of the region.

During the evening, the Scottish Schools' Football Association recognised the long and distinguished service to schools' football made by nine members of Dumfries and Galloway Schools' FA.

Long Service Awards for more than 30 years' service were presented to Gordon Cathro, Neil Sloan, Gordon Ferrie, Iain Proudfoot, Max Findlater, Jim Nicholson and Ian Wilson.

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Two former SSFA presidents, Tom McGowan and John Gold, were presented with awards for more than 40 years' service.