Four County athletes on Legion team

STELLARTON — Local athletes are looking forward to their participation while representing the 38-member Team Nova Scotia-Nunavut for the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Under-16 and Under-18 Track and Field Championships scheduled for August 10 to 12 in Brandon, Man. Jenna Reid of Pictou is entered in the 500-gram javelin and three-kilogram hammer throw, while Keaghan […]

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Dwarf games competitor a big-time medal winner

Watching all of the teams come into the arena, Marilyn and Jim McCarthy of Pictou couldn’t believe the electric excitement in the air and the pride that every athlete beamed by representing their country. Held every four years like the Olympics that we are all so familiar with, the International Dwarf Games showcases the best […]

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Quann’s tracks lead to New Hampshire school

PICTOU – Lauren Quann says she’s looking forward to attending the University of New Hampshire next September. The Pictou Academy student-athlete has been offered a scholarship to attend next fall and confirmed at a gathering hosted by Pictou County Athletics on Wednesday that she will be going on a scholarship while entering the school’s justice […]

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Local athletes join Games track and field core team

STELLARTON – Four members of Pictou County Athletics are on Nova Scotia’s 2017 Canada Summer Games core team. The list includes McCayla Cullen, Megan Graham, Lauren Quann and Kaelan Schmidt. Two other members were unable to try out for the core team due to a conflict with the Royal Canadian legion championship: Tatum McLean and […]

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Olympic theme to track and field awards

STELLARTON – Awards presentations provided an opportunity to draw a parallel between the ups challenges that occur for Pictou County Athletics members and those pursuing success at the Olympics. Athletics head coach Pat Carty congratulated the athletes who participated during the society’s annual summer season-ending awards banquet at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field. “Think of […]

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Kaelan Schmidt joins Dal track and field team

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Local track and field star Kaelan Schmidt is joining the Dalhousie Tigers. A 5’10” jumper, Schmidt comes to the Tigers after successful high school and club track and field seasons. A native of Sutherlands River and a recent graduate of North Nova Educational Centre, Schmidt claimed four gold medals, three silver medals […]

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