High school rugby season resumes

NEW GLASGOW – Rugby is back at two local high schools. The host North Nova Gryphons defeated the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals on Wednesday in their regularly-scheduled girls’ rugby game at the NNEC field. The Northumberland Nighthawks have moved their home games against their male and female counterparts from Cobequid Education Centre to Thursday at […]

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High school rugby cancelled

NEW GLASGOW – The local rugby community is reacting to a decision to eliminate rugby as a high school sport. Rugby teams heard over noon hour on Thursday that the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Board of Governors decided at its regular spring meeting to cease rugby play as of noon that day, citing safety […]

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Nighthawks boys’ hockey winners

TRENTON — The Northumberland Nighthawks will contest the Northumberland Region boy’s high school hockey championship. Ben MacDonald scored twice and Brayden LeBlanc collected the shutout during the Nighthawks’ 3-0 victory over the North Nova Gryphons in the deciding game of their best-of-three regional semifinal playoff series last Friday in Trenton. Cal Maxner also scored for […]

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Nighthawks, Gryphons in rugby quest

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks are Northumberland Region Division I boys high school rugby champions for 2018. The Nighthawks secured the regional banner and top seed out of the region for the provincial championship this week in Halifax after a convincing 40-12 victory over the visiting Hants East Tigers last Thursday in Alma. Tyler Lewis […]

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Gryphon girls set rugby pace

NEW GLASGOW — A bigger challenge for the North Nova Gryphons in female high school rugby than preparing for the playoffs has been the level of competition. The Gryphons welcomed stronger opposition at the annual Three Oaks high school rugby tournament last weekend in Summerside, P.E.I. before scheduled visits to the Northumberland Nighthawks on Tuesday […]

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Nighthawks improve boys rugby playoff hopes

NEW GLASGOW – The Northumberland Nighthawks have strengthened the grip on their destiny in boys’ spring high school rugby. The Nighthawks entered this week unbeaten, while the North Nova Gryphons remained winless after the Nighthawks’ 34-19 victory over the Gryphons last Thursday in New Glasgow. Northumberland head coach John Rushton praised the team’s overall defence […]

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Rugby Gryphons get ready

STELLARTON — Rugby has begun in earnest for the North Nova Gryphons. Coaches Dave Delorey and Scott Taylor were busy last Wednesday putting their charges through their paces at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex as they continue training for the 2018 high school boys’ rugby season that will begin in April. “We should […]

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