Sep 6 2012 By Andrew Burns
DUMFRIES and Galloway celebrated a raft of sporting success in a momentous weekend.
From rally driving to cricket to golf history was made in more than one count across the region.
David Bogie re-wrote the record books on Saturday by clinching his fourth successive Scottish Rally Championship with victory in the Merrick Stages.
The 25-year-old from Dumfries, co-driven by Hawicks Kevin Rae in a Mitsubishi Evo IX, finished 11 seconds clear of the Subaru of Jock Armstrong.
The penultimate round win sealed Bogies stance as the first driver to win four successive Scottish rally championships.
Its unreal, said former Dumfries High School pupil at the finish in Wigtown.
Weve worked so hard all year to try to achieve this, weve put a lot of thought into this moment, and to come away from this event, with a round still to go, as Scottish champions and making history, it really is something.
Meanwhile, Dumfries racer Andy Scott delivered a dominant performance on his debut at Rallycross de Loheac 2012 in the north of France.
Scott battled back after an opening heat puncture to take three consecutive race wins, in heat two, heat three and the B Final, before finishing sixth in the Final against Europes elite.
Closer to home, ADP Dumfries celebrated what will surely go down as the greatest achievement in the cricket clubs 159-year history on Saturday.
The table-topping cricketers sealed the Western Premier Division title with a historic win over rivals West of Scotland at Benfield Park Nunholm.
Aussie Josh Geary, playing in his last game for the club, rescued the inning from 30-3 with a 100-run partnership as the Nunholm outfit eventually posted 196-7, with West of Scotland only managing 134 in reply.
A win for second-placed West would have sent the title to Lanarkshire but the Dumfries men, playing in the top league for the first time, secured the crown .
At the Paralympic Games, Dumfriesshire swimmer James Clegg won a bronze in the 100m butterfly while sister Libby grabbed a silver in the T12 100m final in the Olympic Stadium.
The siblings, who both suffer from a deteriorating eye condition called Stargardts disease, enjoyed their success within an hour of one another both recording personal best times.
In golf, Dumfries youth star Connor Syme roared to victory in the Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug over three rounds at Elgin Golf Club.
The Scottish schoolboys champion, son of the Dumfries and County Golf Club professional Stuart, was a runaway winner compiling rounds of 67, 69 and 70 over the par-69 parkland course for a 54-hole total of one-under-par 206.
Earlier this year the 16-year-old, who led from start to finish in Elgin, followed in dad Stuarts footsteps by taking the crown at the schoolboys championship and continued his stunning form at the weekend.
And football fans were treated to a goal rush as table-topping Queen of the South stunned title rival Arbroath at Palmerston.
Allan Johnstons man stormed to an impressive 6-0 victory on Saturday, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.
The Doonhamers have yet to taste defeat and havent even conceded a goal in the Irn Bru Second Division - a feat only matched by Premiership giants Arsenal.
A hat-trick from Gretna-based teenager Gavin Reilly plus goals from Willie Gibson, Nicky Clark and sub Kevin Smith rounded off the memorable win.
Palmerston player-boss Johnston said: It was brilliant to see the goals flying in. There were no faults in our squad. We played so well and I am delighted.