Locals athletes’ rugby trip to Ireland dashed

STELLARTON — Pictou County athletes’ opportunity to play on two Rugby Nova Scotia Under-18 rosters preparing to play matches in Ireland this month has vanished. Gabby Smith, Brooke Reid and Megan MacKenzie were among players selected on the female side, while the male side was to include coach Bryan Campbell, as well as Reegan MacDonald...

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There’s never been anything like this

Through good times and not so good times, I’ve been around sports for an awfully long period. They were a big part of my life growing up, they became an even larger thing through my decades in the newspaper business, and they haven’t slowed down a bit well beyond a normal retirement age. I’ve seen...

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MacLean, Campbell keep knocking down pins

NEW GLASGOW — Two of the oldest local bowlers continue to enjoy the sport. Mary MacLean, 97, and Emma Campbell, 95, toss bowling balls at candlepins at the Heather Bowling Lanes. “I’m a late bloomer,” chortled MacLean, who has been bowling since taking up the sport when she was 85. MacLean lived in Hopewell and...

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Major Midgets take stranglehold

The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets have earned a rare position. Pictou County has three straight chances to advance to the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey league championship series after winning two straight home games last weekend against the South Shore Mustangs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to take a 3-1 lead in their...

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Bombers advance to provincial finals

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will vie for the Nova Scotia Major Bantam hockey championship. The Bombers earned fourth seed in the six-team tournament hosted this week by the Novas of Antigonish after winning their qualifying series against the ACCEL Physio Hawks of Halifax. Logan Crosby scored on goal and assisted on Ben Wallace’s...

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Junior curlers celebrate Advocate Cup

PICTOU — Members of a junior curling team felt like winners recently, and in a special way they were. The foursome featuring skip Jake Dunnewold, third Ryan Murphy, second Aaron MacInnis and lead Evan Surrett formally received the Advocate Cup during their regular practice on March 3 at the New Caledonian Curling Club. The cup...

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MHL monitoring COVID-19 situation

TRURO – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is continuing to monitor the situation involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Canada. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island. The first confirmed case in Canada was reported by the Government of Ontario on January 25, 2020,...

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Coyotes win regional basketball title

KENNETCOOK — It’s mission accomplished for the Dr. W.A. MacLeod Coyotes. The middle school boys basketball team set out with a season goal of winning two tournaments, the district title, and the regional championship. The Coyotes hit all those targets and wrapped up the final one last week in Kennetcook when they defeated the host...

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Cheetahs win banner; Nighthawks go 1-2

WESTVILLE — The Northumberland Nighthawks were denied a chance to win the provincial boys’ high school Division I hockey championship. The C.P. Allen Cheetahs won the championship for the third straight year on Sunday, while the Nighthawks did not advance to the playoffs, during the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 1 Hockey Championship at...

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When Sunday sports were frowned upon

Minor hockey excitement doesn’t get much more intense than it was this past weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For good reason. The 2020 Hockey Nova Scotia female provincial championships were being decided in the side-by-side Sobeys and Bell Aliant arenas. With both granddaughters participating in the three-day event, I knew what the atmosphere...

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