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DeCoff wins gold, bronze medals

SYDNEY, N.S. — Keighan DeCoff took home two medals from the 2019 Royal Canadian National Track and Field Championships last weekend at the Cape Breton University track and field complex. DeCoff won a gold medal in shot put with a personal best distance of 14.96 metres that is a new Under-18 provincial record. The throw...

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He shone in Twilight debut at just 15

The Halifax and District Baseball League provided me with the best years I ever experienced in the sport. It’s where I fell in love with the game as a youngster. It’s where, later, I got my baptism in the media business. I’ve never forgotten the awful emotions when, after nine years of watching semi-pro ball...

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Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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What’s happening in my hometown?

I had never been away from my New Glasgow hometown for such a long time. When I drove into town last week, it had been eight months since I’d “been home.” I felt almost like a stranger as I came in East River Road from the Trans-Canada exit at Blue Acres. My destination that day...

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MacDonald wins Run for Lobster 10-K race

PICTOU — It was a glorious day on Sunday, and an especially rewarding day for Luke MacDonald The 15-year-old Pictou runner won the 10-K portion of the 2019 Run for the Lobster while posting a time of 36 minutes, 20 seconds. He recorded the time in the morning before his scheduled 3,000-metre race at noon...

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Stellartonians doing it right

For the past three months, the word “emotion” has been uttered far more often than usual on the streets of Stellarton, in its coffee shops and shopping establishments, at dinner tables across the community. And yes, in town council chambers too. There’s good reason. Back on March 11, town council made what has been referred...

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MacDonald earns three gold medals,sets record

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald risen risen to new heights in track and field. The New Glasgow Academy runner won three gold medals in her 200-metre, 400-metre and 800-metre races at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s provincial track and field championships that took place last Friday and Saturday in Wolfville. “It was great to...

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MacDonald, Kinney lead NGA

STELLARTON — Cara MacDonald is continuing to set records. The New Glasgow Academy runner set a new record in the 400-metre junior girls division with a time of one minute point four seconds last Friday on the first of two days of events at the Northumberland Regional high school track and field meet at the...

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Austin MacDonald set for 10-week circuit

PICTOU — Austin MacDonald has not turned 16 yet, but he is already an accomplished racing car driver. MacDonald was scheduled to leave on Tuesday for a 10-week stretch racing in the Legends stock car racing class in the southern U.S., including North Carolina. He is racing in what is called the Summer Shootout in...

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