NNEC Gryphon girls go 1-2

NEW GLASGOW – The North Nova Gryphons got a chance to see some of the teams they will likely face in early March. The Gryphons won one game and lost two as they hosted Division I teams at an invitational tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the NNEC gym. The Gryphons are hosts for the...

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Hoops skills camp Dec. 28

NEW GLASGOW – A holiday hoop clinic hosted by the North Nova junior varsity girls basketball team has been scheduled for December 28 at the NNEC gym. The clinic schedule starts at 8:45 a.m. with a welcome followed by rotating skill sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., more sessions after a break at 10:45...

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Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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Diabetes doesn’t stop Abby

NEW GLASGOW — Abby Janes has learned to live and enjoy basketball, despite being diabetic. Now 10, she was seven years old when her mother Carla MacDonald, a nurse by profession, noticed Janes was experiencing symptoms she associated with diabetes. “She had very obvious signs — weight loss, going to the washroom often and wanting...

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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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Lightning sign basketball players

The Pictou County Lightning Association’s basketball registration has begun in earnest. Newly installed Lightning president Peter Douthwright was among those present taking registrations for the group’s various teams on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. He said there will likely be at least as many players and teams as last season, based on those...

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Lightning teams win hoop titles

NEW GLASGOW – Two more teams in the Pictou County Basketball Association have won Basketball Nova Scotia gold medals. The association hosted provincial championship tournaments in New Glasgow and Alma, while teams won championships on the road in two divisions. Four Under-16 teams and two U-18 teams started out last weekend to complete the association’s...

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Lightning U-14 boys hoop champs

NEW GLASGOW — It was another big weekend for the Pictou County Basketball Association. Three teams won Basketball Nova Scotia banners over the weekend, including the Under-14 edition that won the Division 8 tournament they hosted at North Nova Education Centre. Hayden Rogers and Pierre Aucoin each netted eight points and Luke Penney added six...

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Lightning to host hoop events

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Basketball Association is bracing for another provincial championship. The association is hosting Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 provincials March 24 to 26 with an eye on more success this season. The Lightning are among eight teams on the schedule. They will open against the Cole Harbour rockets on March 24...

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Raptors host boys’ hoop event

LYONS BROOK — The Pictou County Raptors are hosting a Basketball Nova Scotia boys’ basketball championship this weekend. The Raptors are in Division 4 and will be vying for top honours with visiting teams. The team is one of two coached by Maureen MacDonald, who also coaches a girls’ team that is also playing for...

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