Pictou Advocate sports

When Willy O’Ree played here

I’m sure hockey fans across the Maritimes were delighted when Fredericton native Willie O’Ree was inducted recently into the builders category in the Hockey Hall of Fame. It’s the frosting on the cake for his historic and ground-breaking career in professional hockey. Fans in Pictou County got a chance to see him in action a...

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New Glasgow 13-U baseball champs

NEW GLASGOW — The host New Glasgow Dairy Queen Blizzard have some more baseball to play. New Glasgow went 4-0 over Friday and Saturday to win the Baseball Nova Scotia 13-and-Under Tier I banner at the Kinsmen Field. The hosts won the event outright without requiring a championship game when three other teams posted 2-2...

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Royals, Cubs host baseball finals

STELLARTON — Two local teams are hosting Baseball Nova Scotia championship tournaments, while another is contesting a championship elsewhere. The Stellarton MacLeod Lorway Royals of the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League are hosting the four-team Intermediate AA provincial championship from Friday through Sunday at the Albion Athletic Field. Teams from Dartmouth, Truro and Tri-County are...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Still no local hockey team

Nova Scotia sports addicts undoubtedly know and understand the procedures followed by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame when it adds new inductees to its hallowed hall. It’s been an annual celebration for nearly 40 years. The hall’s selection committee carries out its mandate, deserving recipients are announced, and the winners anxiously await induction...

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Gryphon girls set rugby pace

NEW GLASGOW — A bigger challenge for the North Nova Gryphons in female high school rugby than preparing for the playoffs has been the level of competition. The Gryphons welcomed stronger opposition at the annual Three Oaks high school rugby tournament last weekend in Summerside, P.E.I. before scheduled visits to the Northumberland Nighthawks on Tuesday...

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Gryphon girls fifth in Div. 1

NEW GLASGOW — The North Nova Gryphons have salvaged a reasonably successful girls’ high school basketball season and look forward to future achievements. “We have a good group coming back,” Gryphons’ head coach Andy MacKay said as the Gryphons were on their way to claiming fifth place last week in the eight-team Nova Scotia School...

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Gryphons host JV tournament

NEW GLASGOW – It was a learning experience for members of the North Nova junior varsity girls’ basketball team last weekend. The host Gryphons dropped the three games they play, including a 48-45 decision to the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals on Saturday in the battle for fifth place honours in the six-team league. “We’re young,”...

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Baseball’s Royals edge Albions

  STELLARTON – The Pictou County MacLeod Lorway Intermediate Royals are still basking in the glow of winning annual Stellarton Homecoming baseball tournament over the weekend. The Royals entered the championship undefeated and first overall before edging the second-place Pictou County Molson Canadian Albions 5-4. After trailing 2-0, the Royals tied the game in the...

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Royals, Albions meet July 14

STELLARTON — The Pictou County Royals and Pictou County Albions will have a rare opportunity to play against one another in mid-July. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. at the Albion Athletic Field on July 14. It will be the start of a home stand for the Royals that will include two games on...

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Gryphons fourth at Anse MacDonald hoop tourney

NEW GLASGOW – The North Nova Gryphons ended up fourth on Saturday at the annual Anse MacDonald Invitational high school boys’ basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday. Bailiey MacDonald hooped 23 points, but the Gryphons opened with a 73-68 setback on Friday to the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals, who went unbeaten to win the tournament....

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