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Spears among X-Men banished after brawl

ANTIGONISH – A former member of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers is among members of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men who were suspended after a recent hockey brawl. Third-year student Regan Spears was suspended for one game as an instigator and one game for fighting after the brawl broke out during the third period of...

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Gallant Hall of Fame inductee

ANTIGONISH – Peggy Gallant is among 2018 inductees in the builders category into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Induction Night will take place on November 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Gallant is among two builders, four athletes a team and a first for the Hall of Fame –...

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Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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St. FX gym now Coach K Court

ANTIGONISH – A native of Pictou County and current president of St. Francis Xavier University says he hopes a refurbished gym and its new name as Coach K Court will be a venue people far and wide will want to attend. Kent MacDonald said he was glad to have been part of the ceremony that...

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Teen up to challenge of national title

It is a year of new beginnings and possibilities for a Pictou teen. Lindsey Wilson, 17, has just graduated from Pictou Academy, one of the last students to receive an education at the current building. She was also selected as Miss Teen Northern Nova Scotia and is about to compete for the title of Miss...

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Bobby Naylor cared for people

Among several interesting reflections, Bobby Naylor’s obituary said he was “a master of connecting with people.” He sure was. He and I connected a very long time ago, when I was attending high school in New Glasgow and he was studying at Pictou Academy. It was the 1950s, a rather innocent post-war era in which...

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County earns split with Wildcats

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets continue to show a competitive edge. The Major Midgets remain in a tie for fifth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League after splitting their two games against the Valley Wildcats. Bryce Reynolds netted three goals as Pictou County earned a 7-5 victory over the Wildcats on...

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Gryphon boys seek head coach for male hockey team

NEW GLASGOW – North Nova Education Centre’s athletic department is currently accepting applications of interest for the position of head coach for the boys’ hockey program for the 2016-17 season. Head coaching duties and responsibilities, as outlined by the school’s administration and the athletic director, include but are not limited to understanding and implementing all...

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First Nova Scotian boxer at Olympics

When must we admit we’re getting old? That’s a quandary I’ve faced too many times, a dilemma that has always baffled me. I remember when I could proudly look back 20 years and recall the details of sports events. I called it experience. Soon it became easy to reminisce about things that occurred 30 years...

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