Four county teams in N.S. rugby finals

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks are in the Division I boy’s provincial high school rugby championship. Justin MacLennan scored two tries and converted all three of them, including one by Gavin Bourque, as the Nighthawks defeated Kings-Edgehill 21-12 on Tuesday in their qualifying match in Alma. The results have created a rarity for local high...

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Damp, cold at Joe Earle Memorial races

TRENTON — It was a windy, wet and cold day on Monday for the 2019 Joe Earle Memorial Races. Youth was well-served as well-known local runners recorded wins: Cara MacDonald, Allie and Brianna Sandluck, Ethan MacDonald, Luke MacDonald and Conrad Robertson won races and division honours. Leanna MacLean, who is formerly from New Glasgow, also...

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Jr. A Crushers win two of three

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers continue to reel in the Truro Bearcats in the MHL. The Crushers will host the Campbellton Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday and the St. Stephen Aces at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in their next league games at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers moved to within six points of...

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Crushers host Bearcats, in fourth spot

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are viewing the MHL from a different vantage point this week. The Crushers are in fourth place in the league’s South Division as they prepare to host the Truro Bearcats on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will visit the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday. The Crushers have moved...

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Big Dog run draws 140-plus

TRENTON — Dave MacLennan’s recent sub-2:40 marathon time has earned him special honours. Organizers of the 2018 Big Dog run felt there was no better opportunity to honour MacLennan’s marathon win in his age group at the Toronto International Marathon that coincides with Canadian and World Masters marathons than by presenting him with the Big...

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Crushers, Wildcats to meet Thursday

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will host the Valley Wildcats on Thursday at 7 p.m. in MHL action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The game will feature a military appreciation ceremony in conjunction with events leading up to Remembrance Day services to honour those who have represented Canada in military service. The Crushers will...

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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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County eyes Maritime rugby title

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division II side is poised to host a Maritime championship game this weekend. The game is scheduled for the Parkdale Sport Complex on Saturday at a time to be announced. The starting time of 2 p.m. has been confirmed. Club spokesman Dave Delorey said that the...

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Cross-country workouts slated

STELLARTON — Local athletes Dave MacLennan and Tony Corbin will be conducting cross country workouts for any Pictou County middle and high school student who wishes to get a head start on the school season. MacLennan is an accomplished distance runner and multi-time winner of the Johnny Miles Marathon in New Glasgow and the Blue...

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Joe Earle Memorial races on Victoria Day

TRENTON — The two Daves have become fixtures among those who take part in the annual Joe Earle Memorial Road Races in Trenton. While Dave Hood and Dave MacLennan have other commitments, they do end up running in the one-mile or five-mile distances that will once again be contested in various divisions on Victoria Day...

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