Pictou Advocate sports

Ryan appointment should be popular

There are some things that happen in the sports world that allow media people like me to make immediate assumptions. Without speaking to ticket sellers or event organizers, I’m confident Pictou County hockey fans have been anxiously awaiting the 2020 IIHF women’s world championship being held in Truro and Halifax later this season. It’s one...

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Matchem joins Rugby Canada U-18 squad

ALMA — A local rugby player has joined some choice company. Tyler Matchem has been chosen for Rugby Canada’s men’s under-18 team that will compete in a series of matches in California over the holidays. “It’s really exciting, lots of emotion,” he said. “I’m eager to go down there and play.” Matchem, who is 16...

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Jon Garron named top golf club professional

ABERCROMBIE – Jon Garron has been the PGA of Canada’s Murray Tucker golf professional of the year. Garron, a Class A head golf professional at Abercrombie Country Club, was among eight finalists for the award after he was named the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone club professional of the year in conjunction with the zone’s annual...

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Garron wins golf club professional award

ABERCROMBIE — Jonathan Garron says he is aware of many people who are worthy of a special golf award he has received. Garron, who is Abercrombie Country Club’s director of golf, was recently named the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone club professional of the year in conjunction with the zone’s annual meeting and golf fair...

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Countdown’s on to Grand Slam of Curling

Organizers of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling say they feel the event will help raise the sport’s profile in Pictou County. Jim Nix and Donalda Buckingham co-chair the host committee for the Slam event that will takes place from Nov. 5 to 10 on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Slam...

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Special recognition for special people

I’m allowing my thoughts to meander a bit before I address a special group of people in Pictou County. First stop in my remindful excursion is Pictou Landing. That’s because it used to be my favourite place in the whole world during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. That’s where I spent the first 30 summers...

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Fraser wins bronze; Munroe, Scholes win bouts

TRENTON – Matt Fraser has earned a bronze medal in the 52-kilogram weight division at an international boxing tournament in Hungary. A member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, Fraser lost to an opponent from Thailand that he faced last Friday. He won his opening match against Hungarian Martin Bolger. Fraser is in Hungary for...

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Canadian hoops the big winner

Nerve-racking action. Incredible excitement. Celebration parties on streets, in arenas and bars, in living rooms across our country. Those and similar examples summarize what occurred last week when the Toronto Raptors brought the curtain down on the Golden State Warriors’ reign, bringing the NBA championship to Canada for the first time. “We the North” had...

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Fields at national karate championships

NEW GLASGOW — Knowing that both Maddox Fields and his father Jason Fields enjoy karate has helped Maddox improve in the sport. Maddox is a brown belt and Jason is a green belt as members of the New Glasgow Karate Club, where Jason also coaches. Maddox was busy last week at the Karate Canada championships...

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Amie Lee, Cheverie on national team

NEW GLASGOW — Two athletes who grew up in New Glasgow will join the staff for the Canadian team that has been chosen to play at the 2019 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. Kori Cheverie has been named an assistant coach, while Amie (Malcolm) Lee will be a therapist on the team. The roster was...

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