Summer engagement tour reaches coaches, officials

NEW GLASGOW — More steps are being taken to identify gaps and needs in the sport community. Kirsti Mason, the community coaching lead for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) that is conducting the project through its engagement tour, visited the area twice recently. Mason spent July 15 to 19 and July 29 to August...

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Ken Doucette earns sport award

FOX HARBOUR — Ken Doucette is able to look back fondly on a military career that began 50 years ago and the running that has gone with it. The Trenton native has received numerous military awards and was honoured at the 17th Canadian Forces Base Halifax Sports Recognition Breakfast recently for his 50 years of...

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Crushers out of MHL playoffs

The MHL playoffs have eluded the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. The South Mustangs defeated the Crushers 7-4 before nearly 1,200 fans at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to clinch third place in the league’s South Division. The results meant the idle Truro Bearcats can claim the fourth and final playoff berth, regardless of the outcome...

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Jr. A Crushers peak for playoffs

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have turned their MHL season around, and head coach Doug Doull likes what he sees. The Crushers will follow three games in five days over the long weekend by hosting the Edmundston Blizzard next Thursday in a 7 p.m. starter at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The previous three-game stretch...

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Crushers continue winning streak

The Pictou County Weeks’ troubled MHL season has turned around. Barrett Dachyshyn notched the winning goal as the Crushers won their fifth straight game on Saturday as they pulled out a 6-5 overtime thriller against the visiting South Shore Lumberjacks at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Kevin Mason’s second goal of the game late in...

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Jr. A Crushers keep rolling

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ troubled MHL season has turned around. The Crushers won their fourth straight game on Thursday by defeating the Truro Bearcats 8-5 and will host the South Shore Lumberjacks on Saturday at 7 p.m. to complete their December schedule. Crushers have a 6-2 record and are 3-0 in December after losing...

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Cathy Mason named Movement Maker

STELLARTON — Cathy Mason has expressed surprise upon being named a Special Olympics Canada Movement Maker. Mason received one of the awards that are being presented in celebration of Special Olympics Canada’s 50th anniversary. Her award salutes her 26 years as a volunteer with Special Olympics Nova Scotia. She has travelled the world for international...

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Local athletes on P.E.I. team

Pictou County hockey players have been playing hockey this season while pursuing studies at Holland College. First-year forward Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow was recently named the college’s female athlete of the week ending on February 4 while playing with the Holland Hurricanes. Goalie Kara Mason and team captain Annika Mason of Stellarton and Hayley...

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Hall of Famers enjoy ball game

NEW GLASGOW — A one-of-a-kind softball game featured teams representing Highland Community Residential Services and member of a hall of fame Special Olympics softball team on Sunday at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Complex. The game was organized as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for HCRS and was a way to honour past inductees of...

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Time for Sid to give it up?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sidney Crosby this past week and a half, ever since he was smashed to the ice in an ugly play in which he suffered his fourth concussion. I’m worrying about him, too. I’ve also been thinking about his mom and dad, Trina and Troy, the loyal parents who have...

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