Nighthawks improve boys rugby playoff hopes

NEW GLASGOW – The Northumberland Nighthawks have strengthened the grip on their destiny in boys’ spring high school rugby. The Nighthawks entered this week unbeaten, while the North Nova Gryphons remained winless after the Nighthawks’ 34-19 victory over the Gryphons last Thursday in New Glasgow. Northumberland head coach John Rushton praised the team’s overall defence […]

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Albion amateur boxing card goes Saturday

TRENTON – Albion Amateur Boxing Club’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated on May 12 when the club hosts its annual spring card at Summer Street in New Glasgow. Head coach Al Archibald has been busy assembling the card that could feature up to seven Albion boxers. “I’m really excited,” Archibald said. “We’ve worked hard to […]

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Clarke to helm Midget AAA Selects

PICTOU — The Northern AAA Subway Selects have a new head coach. Craig Clarke is replacing long-time subway coach Troy Reid at the Selects’ helm, although Reid will remain with the organization as a consultant. The Selects welcomed Clarke to the program and expressed thanks to Reid for his many years of dedicated service to […]

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A good editor, a good person

You meet and make friends with an enormous number of people when you spend a lifetime in the newspaper business. I started learning that a very long time ago. For me, it has held true for over 60 years. I always considered it one of the special gratifications of the profession. Colleagues, competitors and contacts […]

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Aiming to help

PICTOU — The Hector Arena played host to an event the first of its kind in Nova Scotia on Saturday morning. A fundraiser archery shoot was organized to give back to Prostate Cancer Canada and raise awareness about the disease. Usually archery target shoots are held for archery clubs as contests and events for people […]

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Blair takes next big step

Make it three straight pro fight wins for Brody Blair. The Lyons Brook boxer is already looking ahead after recording his third professional boxing victory in as many bouts by defeating Juan Raygosa of Mexico by unanimous decision in their six-round main event that capped a rousing six-bout card at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. […]

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Selects eye female hockey title

BRIDGEWATER – The Northern AAA Subway Selects have their sights set on the Esso Cup. The Selects had three preliminary matches entering today’s action in their first-ever appearance at the Canadian female midget hockey championship in Bridgewater. The tournament began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. Kara MacLean scored twice as the Selects defeated […]

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