Pictou Advocate sports

The top dynasty: ’70s rugby club

Statistics don’t lie. One plus one is always two. Those are mathematical facts I learned when I was in elementary school in New Glasgow way back in the post-war days. I’ve been fascinated with numbers ever since. In a much more recent explanation, I read an online definition that statistics “can be used to determine...

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Mohawks enjoy Hall of Fame trip

ABERCROMBIE — It was a special day for members of the Thorburn Mohawks men’s junior softball team when they spent the day taking in events in conjunction with the most recent Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame inductions. Those Mohawks players present at the inductions on November 2 in Halifax drew a rousing ovation when...

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County wins Maritime rugby title

NEW GLASGOW — It has been 15 years since the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club has had that Maritime championship feeling. Pictou County’s Division II team got it in a big way on Saturday as they overwhelmed the Fredericton Loyalists 64-3 at the Parkdale Sports Complex. The game’s outcome was virtually sealed from the opening...

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Crushers test Bearcats in MHL tilts

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will meet the Truro Bearcats in their third and fourth Maritime Junior Hockey League pre-season games. Their games will be on Friday in Truro and on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Both games will start at 7 p.m. The Crushers split their first two pre-season games against the...

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Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by...

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Double Maritime summer treat: Salt Water in Your Socks lobster dinner theatre at deCoste

With summer officially here, it is time to celebrate the season with a true Maritime cultural experience. On Tuesday, July 10, the deCoste will be staging their ever- popular lobster dinner theatre featuring the ‘one-man’ musical theatre presentation “Salt Water in Your Socks”. This well-known and loved production stars Pictou’s own local legend John Spyder...

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County team peewee lacrosse champs

TRENTON — A Pictou County team is once again a Maritime Box Lacrosse Peewee Division champion. Pictou County defeated the Truro Bearcats 8-1 in their semifinal match and outscored the Valley Thunder 4-1 to repeat as champs from 2017. Ryan Chapman picked up three goals, including the game winner, while Marshall Brown had two goals...

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An exciting year despite no league

It was precisely 60 years ago — March 1958 on our calendars. At that time, I had reached a fork in the road in my personal journey towards a career. A month earlier, I had walked away from engineering studies at St. Francis Xavier University that had bored me to death. I had dumped my...

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JUBILEE: Andersen on Jubie stage for a third time

It has been said the third time’s a charm, so be prepared for Matt Andersen to charm his way into your heart at this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. This year marks Andersen’s third time on the Jubilee stage and he’s excited to be back. “It’s always good to play some shows closer to home,”...

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The Four Men singing at Tatamagouche United church on Saturday

Toronto-based quartet The Four Men are coming to Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, to present a unique concert of music arranged for male voices. The Four Men perform songs ranging from wistful Maritime folk songs to inspirational ballads, from harmonic contemporary compositions to prayerful gospel backed by charming and nostalgic arrangements of chart-toppers from the 50s and...

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