Hockey Wolves win Atlantic Cup

TRENTON – The Northern Nova Wolves recently captured the gold medal at the Atlantic Cup in Halifax. “We were the underdogs since the first of the season and we were even questioned by the owner: ‘Do you think you are even going to be able to contend in our Tier 1 Division with the amount...

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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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Basketball team wins U-18 gold

The Pictou County Lightning went undefeated to earn the Basketball Nova Scotia Under-18 Men’s AAA championship. Coached by Mark Stinson, Erik Nielsen and Kyle Fraser, the team defeated the Cumberland Classics 100-67, the Sou’West Bulldogs 88-70 and the Shelburne County Kings 99-88 at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth to advance to the final. Sunday’s...

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Buoyant support for Fraser’s nomination

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Sean Fraser has received strong support for his bid to retain the riding of Central Nova for the governing Liberals in the next federal election. About 300 mainly partisan supporters loudly endorsed his candidacy during a rally at East Pictou Middle School that featured as guest speaker Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland....

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Local soccer team takes silver

NEW GLASGOW – Northern Nova United’s Under-15 boys’ soccer team came home with silver medals recently from the Soccer Nova Scotia championship. Northern Nova dropped a 2-0 decision against Truro in the championship game. NNU opened on September 1 against Dartmouth United.  The teams have played a number of times throughout the season, having every...

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NNU boys reach 15-A soccer final

STELLARTON – The Northern Nova United 15-A boys’ soccer team continued an exceptional season on Monday by securing a place at the 2018 Soccer Nova Scotia provincial championship in Sackville to be played on Saturday and Sunday. NNU advanced to the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Antigonish on Monday at the Sobey soccer complex...

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Gryphon girls hockey winners

THORBURN – The North Nova Gryphons have won the NSSAF Northumberland Regional Division I female hockey championship. The Gryphons captured the 2017-18 banner on Wednesday afternoon at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Arena after defeating the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals in a best-of-three-games series. The first game took place on Monday in Thorburn, resulting in a...

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Games team visits soccer club

STELLARTON – Another chapter, or at least noteworthy footnote, was added to the annals of Pictou County sports history. The newly formed North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Team Nova Scotia soccer club — a team made of First Nations youth from across the province — played its first matches against the Northern Nova United Soccer...

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Gryphon boys seek head coach for male hockey team

NEW GLASGOW – North Nova Education Centre’s athletic department is currently accepting applications of interest for the position of head coach for the boys’ hockey program for the 2016-17 season. Head coaching duties and responsibilities, as outlined by the school’s administration and the athletic director, include but are not limited to understanding and implementing all...

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County softball players represent N.S

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Nova Scotia I was able to win one game last week at the 2016 Softball Canada Under-21 women’s championship despite the efforts of its roster, including pitcher Kelyn Palmer of MacLellan’s Brook and catcher Hilary Taylor of New Glasgow. Palmer surrendered three runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth...

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