Pictou Advocate sports

Maybe softball helped him, too

Throughout my life, human interest stories have caught my attention. Not just stories in the sports world, but stories in our communities and beyond. Stories about life. Sure, most of my career has been in sports, writing about athletes, telling their stories, pointing out their successes, commenting on their victories and their championships. Most of […]

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County’s best team dynasties?

The bait was too tantalizing to ignore. Like a mother’s or grandmother’s classic recipe in a time-worn family cookbook, the essential ingredients were there to produce a nourishing topic — a friend’s idea, my own enthusiasm, plus a sports magazine’s inspiration. The friend contacted me after seeing my column noting that I had reached my […]

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Murrin was on X’s best teams

Most of our communities, I would suggest, have their fair share of good people who earned the respect and admiration of others. Antigonish is no exception. That’s what came to mind last week when I learned of Ed Murrin’s passing at his home in the cathedral town. To simply say he was a favourite with […]

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