Gryphon girls rugby champs

NEW GLASGOW – The North Nova Gryphons have secured one Highland Region high school rugby championship. They are trying for another one today when the Gryphon boys visit the top-seed Northumberland Nighthawks in a battle for the regional boys’ banner. The game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. at the NRHS field. The Nighthawks […]

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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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‘Hawks win inaugural hoop tourney

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks varsity men’s basketball team went undefeated last weekend to win its first annual Northumberland New Year’s Basketball Tournament. The six-team tournament included teams from Cobequid Education Centre, Cabot Education Centre, Avon View High School, Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre, and Glace Bay High School. The host Nighthawks powered back […]

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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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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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Players donate for Braden Ross

NEW GLASGOW – Hockey players who have been teammates and opponents of Braden Ross remembered him as they donated blood last week at a Canadian Blood Services event at Summer Street. The players included those who, like Ross, are students of North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow and students from Northumberland Regional High school […]

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