County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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Fate had other ideas for Joanne Johnson

Keep the word “domination” in mind when discussing the history of women’s play at the Abercrombie Country Club. It’s the most suitable description you’ll find in the Oxford dictionary. No debate about it. Two weeks ago, I wrote about Nan Ross and the 19 women’s club championships she won in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s....

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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from...

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Hoopsters join BNS U-14 program

NEW GLASGOW – Three local basketball players have joined Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 boys’ and girls’ programs. Allie Forbes and Emily MacNeil are on the female team, while Cohen Ross is on the boys’ team. They are members of the Pictou County Lightning Basketball Association and joining the provincial teams allows the players to continue...

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County athletes shine at indoor track meet

MONTREAL, Que. — Five Pictou County Athletics athletes competed last weekend at the Athletics Canada Open Indoor Track and Field Championships. Keighan DeCoff won two medals on the first day, throwing two personal bests in the U-18 weight throw and shot put. DeCoff won a bronze medal with 15.22 metres on her second last throw,...

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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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