Hipson places first, MacLennan second in Miles Marathon

NEW GLASGOW — Dave MacLennan came close, by Bryan Hipson of Yarmouth is the 2017 Johnny Miles Marathon champion. Hipson took the lead during the race on Sunday, lost it and regained it to finish in two hours, 52 minutes, 37 seconds, which was just 28 seconds ahead of MacLennan, who hails from Scotsburn. Herbie...

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Hafey’s journey never easy

It’s probably difficult to realize, but it’s been 41 years since it happened. That’s half a lifetime to most people. Yet even the passage of four decades plus a year isn’t enough time for boxing fans to forget, especially knowledgeable ones in Pictou County and other parts of Nova Scotia, real hotbeds of boxing in...

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Boxer Norma Marshall wins main event

NEW GLASGOW – Prime time seems to agree with Norma Marshall. Marshall was named boxer of the night Saturday as she defeated Tina Hansen of Oromocto, N.B. in the main event of the 13-bout card at Summer Street. “It feels great,” she said. “It was a great fight; I knew it would be a tough...

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Check, mate

WESTVILLE – Zach Head pauses for a moment before making a precision move. Eight-year-old Head was deep in thought while playing a game of chess with Nova Scotia chess master Alvah Mayo. Although being taught at four years old to play the game, Head played a mere handful of times prior to taking on the...

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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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