Albion club’s MacLeod posts boxing win

STELLARTON — It was Fight Night last Saturday at the Nova Scotia Community College, and nearly 400 fans enjoyed for the most part what they saw. Four of the six members of the host Albion Amateur Boxing Club won their bouts, including Rob MacLeod in the main event and Noah Thompson in the bout that...

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Albion Boxing Club hosts card Saturday

TRENTON – Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are looking forward to hosting their annual fall card on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and boxing will start at 7 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College gym in Stellarton. Up to eight boxers will be on the card: Caden MacDonald, Carson Scholes,...

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Major Bantam Bombers split two games

A promising weekend went sour for the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers. The Bombers followed a 3-0 victory over the Dartmouth Whalers with a 7-4 loss to the Gulls of Timberlea on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Goalie Jorja Burrows got the shutout and was helped by goals from Ben Wallace, Jayden Duplessis...

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Albions chase Atlantic baseball title

STELLARTON – Heads coach Erik Fraser says he feels confident the Stellarton Albions will do well at the Atlantic bantam baseball championship. The Albions were to leave on Thursday for games Friday through Sunday at Conception Bay, N.L. They had one last practice on Tuesday afternoon. “We haven’t lost since mid-July,” he said.  “We’re feeling...

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County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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It’s deja vu all over again

In 1984, I found myself in the middle of J.I. Albrecht’s strong-minded vision to bring a Canadian Football League franchise to the Halifax-Dartmouth region. Albrecht, the flamboyant former executive with several National Football League and CFL organizations, was working seven days and seven nights a week to turn his dream — the Atlantic Schooners —...

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Top hockey line remembered

For a decade, from 2004 to 2013, I served on the selection committee of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. I had three regrets. I couldn’t convince enough members of the committee to get Nelson Wilson into the hall, regardless of how often or how extensive I argued his case. Mission was never accomplished....

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Pictou Curl for Cancer Friday

PICTOU — Optimism is building that organizers of the Pictou Curl for Canada can raise at least as much as last year. The 2018 edition at the New Caledonian Curling Club will take place on Friday, with the first draw at 6 p.m. and additional draws every four hours. The event is known for its...

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Scotians vault into third place

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians are winding down their regular season in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League with games against the Antigonish Bulldogs and Cumberland County Blues. The Scotians enhanced their chances of finishing in second place in the Sid Rose Division after shutting out the Antigonish Bulldogs 4-0 in a re-scheduled game...

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