White, Tiger Williams meet at Weeks event

ABERCROMBIE — It was another successful two days for the annual Weeks celebrity golf tournament. The event featured many returning celebrities to play on the 36 golf teams that gathered for the annual dinner and auction on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the scramble that was played on Friday at Abercrombie Country...

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Young Johnny Miles runners turn heads

NEW GLASGOW – It was a different day with a hint of a new running era during Johnny Miles running events. The full marathon lacked the drama Dave MacLennan delivered for so many years, but Scott Langille was the top local runner and placed seventh overall in a chip time three hours, 23 minutes and...

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Kevin Scott eyes seventh club title

If I tell you that Kevin Scott spent the first months of his life in a crib with a bag of golf clubs at his side, don’t believe me. It didn’t happen. His parents, Kathy and Dave, have continually denied my claim. Even as Kevin nears his 42nd birthday this summer, the whole family still...

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MacLennan top ANS male athlete

STELLARTON — Dave MacLennan is Athletics Nova Scotia’s 2018 male athlete of the year. MacLennan earned the honour primarily on the strength of his record-breaking marathon run last fall when he became the men’s 55-59 Canadian marathon champion, having broken the Canadian record that had stood since 1995 with his 2:39.57 run in the Toronto...

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MacLennan sets Masters record

SCOTSBURN — Dave MacLennan appears to have entered a running renaissance. MacLennan, who recently turned 55, won the 55-59 Men’s Division of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 39 minutes, 57 seconds. He is also a world champion with the World Masters Championships Marathon and Canadian Masters Championships having been run in...

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MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he...

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Large field for Joe Earle road races

TRENTON — More than 300 registered runners were greeted by nearly ideal weather conditions and the usual strong volunteer support by organizers at the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races on Monday in Trenton. Race director Vernon Earle said he was pleased with the number of runners. “Everything went great,” he said. “It was a beautiful...

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And the quiz answers are …

Back in school days, there was an announcement I always hated to hear from the teacher as I struggled to finish an exam. Now, after many decades, I get to utter that brief but meaningful warning. Time’s up. If you haven’t yet completed the 33 trivia questions on Pictou County sports that appeared in last...

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A lesson from an old teacher

I’ve had good reason to know David F. Scott all my life. He and my sister Barbara were born on the same day, in the same year, at the old Aberdeen Hospital on Stellarton Road. Through all these years, I’ve repeatedly reminded them that they were roommates way back when. I was three years older,...

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MacLennan savours Miles run

NEW GLASGOW — Dave MacLennan says he’s pleased with his running time, despite not winning the Johnny Miles Marathon on Sunday. MacLennan led race winner Bryan Hipson by more than a minute before Hipson overtook him and won the race by less than 30 seconds in two hours, 52 minutes, 37 seconds. MacLennan’s time was...

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