Pictou Advocate sports

Not at all excited over CFL chances

The questions have been thrown downfield in my direction more and more frequently in the last few months. Like a reliable wide receiver awaiting accurate passes, each time I attempt to respond with at least some form of acknowledgement. Whether I’ve run into an acquaintance in a local restaurant, or been approached by a total...

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Hockey Wolves win Atlantic Cup

TRENTON – The Northern Nova Wolves recently captured the gold medal at the Atlantic Cup in Halifax. “We were the underdogs since the first of the season and we were even questioned by the owner: ‘Do you think you are even going to be able to contend in our Tier 1 Division with the amount...

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Peewee AAA Crushers claim bronze medals

The Pictou County Crushers have secured bronze medals at the Atlantic Peewee AAA hockey championship they hosted at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers did not win the medals the easy way as they fashioned a 6-5 comeback victory over the Kings County Kings from P.E.I. on Sunday. Third-period goals by Kaden Smith, Amias...

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National Youth Bowling May 4

NEW GLASGOW – Youth and bowling will be served on May 4 at the Heather Lanes when it hosts the 2019 Atlantic Youth Bowling Council Inc. national championship. Nearly 20 local bowlers could be among more than 150 young bowlers who will be joined by several hundred family members and coaches to celebrate the wonder...

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Peewee AAA’s win, tie with Bulldogs

TRENTON — The Pictou County Peewee AAA Crushers defeated the Antigonish Bulldogs 5-2 on Saturday in Trenton and tied the Bulldogs 4-4 on Sunday in Antigonish to wind up their regular season in the Mainland Peewee AAA Hockey League. Keagan Dalton scored twice and Ben Manos, Landon Steele and Lane Sim got the other goals...

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Sports tourism gets hard look

ANTIGONISH — It was a rare chance last week for about 30 delegates to take part in a sports tourism conference. Craig Murray, who grew up in Trenton and is in his graduating year at Dalhousie University, organized the conference. It was a project required as part of his recreation and management studies. “The purpose...

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Why so many ugly defeats?

Two Saturdays ago, I had a scheduling conflict. I could have stayed at home, sat in front of the big screen all afternoon, and watched this year’s Uteck Bowl from Quebec City, featuring the St. Francis Xavier X-Men and Laval Rouge et Or. Being a St. FX alumnus, the game had my interest. Otherwise I...

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Sport retreat refines future needs

BRAESHORE — More than 30 people gathered for a two-day sports retreat last week at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort to reach agreement on focal points designed to expand sports’ reach in the province. Rae Gunn, Highland Region manager for Recreation Nova Scotia, was one of the 31 people who took part in the event....

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Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald,...

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Sobeys Inc. ranked top grocer in Canada

STELLARTON – Today, Sobeys Inc. was named one of the most-admired companies in Canada and number one in the groceries–convenience sector, according to the 2018 Leger Corporate Reputation Study. Leger, Canada’s largest polling and research firm, surveys companies with presence in all Canadian regions as part of the Canadian ranking. This year’s study marks the...

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