Track athletes win banner

STELLARTON — Members of Pictou County Athletics combined to help the club win the championship banner on Saturday at Atlantic Indoor track and field championships in Moncton. The club’s men’s and women’s teams each finished first at the meet. The club won for the first time in the five years it has participated at the...

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Sports writer, Advocate columnist follows dream

Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Gordie Howe… Most sports fans dream of someday, maybe, seeing one of these sports giants. But meeting all of them, plus more? Well, that’s a dream that’s just about too big for anyone, really. Not so for sports writer Hugh Townsend. He met these greats, and many...

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Canada shines at ’16 Games

Canada’s Olympic success at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro can be measured in many ways. A 10th place total from 22 medals, achievements by younger athletes and a number of agonizing fourth-place finishes show that Canada has an upside as preparations begin for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Four gold medals,...

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Special Olympics athletes shine at Summer Games

WOLFVILLE – Pictou County athletes were among more than 850 athletes from across the province who competed at the 2016 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games. Fifty-three athletes from Pictou County competed and took home a total of 42 medals. Pictou County had athletes competing in seven sports: basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, rhythmic gymnastics,...

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The Nancy Frasers in our communities

It takes many fabrics to make a quilt. Just ask any quilter and you’ll get that answer loud and clear. I heard that rationale many times. Likewise, it takes many people to make a champion in sports. The athletes win the medals and get the glory, but coaches, managers, trainers and volunteers have always been...

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