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It was a grand time for Scotiasl

Believe me. Choosing what I consider Pictou County’s three best sports dynasties in our lifetime wasn’t as simple an exercise as it may sound on the surface. But I’ve done my best. The toughest challenge I faced was reducing the selections to three as promised. There was a fourth franchise that kept haunting me —...

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County’s best team dynasties?

The bait was too tantalizing to ignore. Like a mother’s or grandmother’s classic recipe in a time-worn family cookbook, the essential ingredients were there to produce a nourishing topic — a friend’s idea, my own enthusiasm, plus a sports magazine’s inspiration. The friend contacted me after seeing my column noting that I had reached my...

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Scotians focus on playoffs

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians have trained their sights on the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League playoffs. Head coach Mike Stewart said the Scotians have moved past trying to climb the standings in the Sid Rowe Division as it became more likely they would finish in fourth place. The Scotians split their games last...

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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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Just don’t let the hall close

More than seven years ago — in the November 30, 2011 edition of The Advocate — I wrote a column suggesting the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame would be a perfect fit within the new Wellness Centre, allowing more people, Pictonians and visitors alike, to see what a rich athletic history the county...

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Jr. hockey Scotians make changes

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are operating under new leadership and a new head coach. Greg Burrows, who owns Subway restaurants in Pictou County, expressed a desire to take over the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League team’s operations and named Mike Stewart the Scotians’ head coach. Burrows was not immediately available for comment but...

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Civic leaders discuss Hall of Fame

NEW GLASGOW — Discussion has arisen among local civic leaders over the future of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Barry Trenholm, who has volunteered for years as the Hall of Fame’s main host and curator, made a presentation last week to the Mayors and Warden meeting with regard to his future involvement...

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Sharpe top Special Olympics male athlete

RIVERTON — Evan Sharpe has a special date today in Halifax. Sharpe has been named Special Olympics Nova Scotia’s male athlete of the year for 2018 and is among recipients of various awards being honoured during presentations this evening at the 24th annual SONS Inspired Gala in Halifax. He was honoured for his achievements on...

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Major Midgets try to exit cellar

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets are positioned to escape last place in the Nova Major Midget Hockey League if they can achieve some success over the next week. Pictou County will host the Cape Breton Tradesmen in their next home game starting at noon on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Before came...

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MacDonald sets five N.S. track records

STELLARTON — It was quite a year in 2018 for Cara MacDonald. Now, after all the accolades and track and field records, she’s looking ahead to what more she can do. MacDonald, a middle-distance runner for Pictou County Athletics, broke five Athletics Nova Scotia bantam-age records in 2018 and was named the ANS bantam female...

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