Basketball team wins U-18 gold

The Pictou County Lightning went undefeated to earn the Basketball Nova Scotia Under-18 Men’s AAA championship. Coached by Mark Stinson, Erik Nielsen and Kyle Fraser, the team defeated the Cumberland Classics 100-67, the Sou’West Bulldogs 88-70 and the Shelburne County Kings 99-88 at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth to advance to the final. Sunday’s...

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Hoopsters join BNS U-14 program

NEW GLASGOW – Three local basketball players have joined Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 boys’ and girls’ programs. Allie Forbes and Emily MacNeil are on the female team, while Cohen Ross is on the boys’ team. They are members of the Pictou County Lightning Basketball Association and joining the provincial teams allows the players to continue...

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‘Hawks win inaugural hoop tourney

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks varsity men’s basketball team went undefeated last weekend to win its first annual Northumberland New Year’s Basketball Tournament. The six-team tournament included teams from Cobequid Education Centre, Cabot Education Centre, Avon View High School, Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre, and Glace Bay High School. The host Nighthawks powered back...

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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Lightning basketball champs

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Lightning can chalk up one more championship after capturing the Basketball Nova Scotia Juvenile U-18 AA Division title on Sunday in Halifax. Joe McCarron was player of the game as the Lightning defeated Argyle 84-70 in the clincher. The Lightning were unbeaten in their four games. Glen Cox of...

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Lightning win basketball banner

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Lightning defeated the Pictou County Raptors 31-27 on Sunday to capture the Basketball Nova Scotia Girls Division 4 Under-12 championship. The Raptors held a healthy lead into the second half of the game, but the Lightning outscored the Raptors 17-4 down the stretch to secure the win in the...

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Nighthawks host junior varsity boys’ basketball playoff Friday

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks are hosting a junior varsity boys’ qualifier playoff game at 4 p.m. on Friday at the NRHS gym. The Nighthawks will face the third-place team from Highland Region, the Breton Education Centre Bears from New Waterford. The Nighthawks earned their way to this game by coming in second at the...

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McNeil on BNS U-14 roster

TRENTON — Emily McNeil is repeating history in basketball. McNeil, who is a member of the Pictou County Lightning program, has cracked the lineup for the Basketball Nova Scotia girls Under-14 team for 2018. She tried out for the U-14 team in December in Halifax and learned on January 2 that she made the team....

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Nighthawks hoop team makes noise

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks are starting to make a noise in boys’ senior high school basketball. A recent winning streak raised the Nighthawks’ record to 12-7, capped by four wins in the January Thaw tournament last weekend in Springhill. “I really think our team chemistry has improved,” said Nighthawks co-captain Liam Neilsen, explaining the...

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Johnsons holiday at home

LYONS BROOK — The Johnson brothers have few opportunities to spend time together at home, or anywhere. But the three practitioners of basketball enjoyed one brief opportunity over Christmas at their home in Lyons Brook. Ben and Nathan Johnson were joined by their older brother, Bryson, who is an assistant coach at Brown University in...

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