Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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Bantams post three-game baseball sweep

NEW GLASGOW – The New Glasgow Sullivan Fuels Bantam AA Baseball team swept three exhibition games from the Cape Breton Sooners last weekend in New Glasgow. Lane Lochead was the winning pitcher, fanning nine Cape Breton batters on Friday, as the fuel edged the Sooners 3-2. Ashton Royea came in late to convert the save....

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What’s happening in my hometown?

I had never been away from my New Glasgow hometown for such a long time. When I drove into town last week, it had been eight months since I’d “been home.” I felt almost like a stranger as I came in East River Road from the Trans-Canada exit at Blue Acres. My destination that day...

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Special Olympics athletes join torch run

GRANTON – Warm weather and uplifted spirits graced the 2019 Michelin Special Olympics torch run on Wednesday morning. The run began from the Granton tire plant and proceeded to the Michelin Social Club entrance. Participants were bussed to stops in Westville and Stellarton before the run finished in New Glasgow. It was followed by a...

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Stingers host fast pitch tournament

STELLARTON – The Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association, home of the Subway Stingers, is hosting the annual Brian Jarvis Memorial Female Fast Pitch Tournament this weekend. The yearly tournament is meant to acknowledge the many volunteers that have supported the organization over the past 35 years.  Games begin on Friday at 4 p.m....

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Nine locals on Legion track and field team

STELLARTON — Nine local athletes are among those who will represent the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command track and field team at the National Legion championships. The list includes Eilidh Cameron, Keighan DeCoff, Cara MacDonald, Matthew MacLeod, Mattea Miller-Evans, John Luke Taylor, Allie Sandluck and Gabrielle Smith. Alex Bates was added to the list...

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MacDonald wins Run for Lobster 10-K race

PICTOU — It was a glorious day on Sunday, and an especially rewarding day for Luke MacDonald The 15-year-old Pictou runner won the 10-K portion of the 2019 Run for the Lobster while posting a time of 36 minutes, 20 seconds. He recorded the time in the morning before his scheduled 3,000-metre race at noon...

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Ross golf winner; Scott earns national berth

ABERCROMBIE — It was an interesting weekend in a number of ways for golfers in the Nova Scotia men’s amateur championship at Abercrombie Country Club. Calvin Ross from the Kingswood Golf Club in Fredericton, N.B. completed his wire-to-wire win with a final round 76 to finish the 54-hole competition with a three-day total of 213....

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