Pictou Advocate sports

Now the kids can enjoy their rugby

Thank goodness the shock, the distress, the disbelief and the anger that dominated the front pages and newscasts lasted for only a few days. Less than a week. School rugby was back where it belonged. The girls and boys who love playing the sport for their high schools – from one end of the province...

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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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Gryphons train for 2019 rugby season

STELLARTON — The high school rugby season is fast approaching. North Nova’s male and female teams have conducted tryouts and practices at the William Sobey Complex as they wait for field conditions to improve enough for them to go outdoors. Head coach Dougal MacInnis said 25 players came out for the female team that will...

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St. FX honours rugby players

ANTIGONISH — Katie Pentz has mixed feelings after she and her teammates were once again honoured for their Canadian university women’s rugby championship. The players earned the famed wooden X’s for their Atlantic conference victory and were saluted for their U-Sports Canadian championship they achieved last fall in Wolfville last Thursday during St. Francis Xavier...

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The top dynasty: ’70s rugby club

Statistics don’t lie. One plus one is always two. Those are mathematical facts I learned when I was in elementary school in New Glasgow way back in the post-war days. I’ve been fascinated with numbers ever since. In a much more recent explanation, I read an online definition that statistics “can be used to determine...

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Emma Taylor eyes rugby World Cup

SCOTSBURN — Rugby and school continue to run parallel to each other for Emma Taylor. The Canadian national team member and former rugby champion with the St. Francis Xavier X-Women has been playing rugby and attending school in Ireland for the past three years. Most recently, she has been completing a Masters degree in project...

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Rugby X-Women golden again

ANTIGONISH – Three Pictou County members of the St. Francis Xavier X-Women say they appreciate the experience of having been part of their most recent Canadian university women’s rugby championship season. Mackenzie Bell, Keely MacCuish and Katie Pentz are members of the X-Men, who won the sixth CIS women’s rugby title in their history with...

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County wins Maritime rugby title

NEW GLASGOW — It has been 15 years since the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club has had that Maritime championship feeling. Pictou County’s Division II team got it in a big way on Saturday as they overwhelmed the Fredericton Loyalists 64-3 at the Parkdale Sports Complex. The game’s outcome was virtually sealed from the opening...

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County eyes Maritime rugby title

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division II side is poised to host a Maritime championship game this weekend. The game is scheduled for the Parkdale Sport Complex on Saturday at a time to be announced. The starting time of 2 p.m. has been confirmed. Club spokesman Dave Delorey said that the...

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