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Hockey Scotias turned senior

The name Trenton Scotias — so familiar in local softball and hockey circles in the 1950s — has been one of my favourites, even after all this time. For several reasons. The first summertime assignment I received from Evening News sports editor Ricky Fraser was to cover the senior softball Scotias. That was in 1954,...

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Lest we forget the third Hafey

Any boxing fan in this country who ever sat at ringside would be able to tell you that Pictou County’s Art Hafey rose to number one contender status in the world featherweight division but was never given his deserved shot at the championship. Any knowledgeable follower of the fight game would also be able to...

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MHL Regular Season begins today

The MHL regular season gets underway tonight. For its 51st campaign, the league will once again feature twelve teams in two divisions – Eastlink North and Eastlink South – playing a 50 game schedule. Each team will play 24 home games, 24 road games and two games at the MHL Showcase in Summerside, PEI on...

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Gryphon girls eye N.S. title

NEW GLASGOW — Members of the North Nova Gryphons are looking forward to hosting the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s female rugby championship on their home turf on Friday and Saturday. “We’re all pretty excited to be at home and have all your fans here able to come out,” said Katie Pentz, who is a...

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Nighthawks win rugby title

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks have answered the challenge to capture the regional high school boys’ rugby championship. The Nighthawks avenged an earlier 10-5 loss to the North Nova Gryphons earlier in the month in New Glasgow — their only loss of the regular season — by outscoring the Gryphons 27-17 last Thursday on their...

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Fox Harb’r hosting clay shooting Spring Lobster Cup

WALLACE – George Digweed, 26-time World Clay Shooting Champion, is hosting the 2017 Spring Lobster Cup, at Fox Harb’r Resort from May 19 to 21. With more than $5,000 in prizes, medal presentations happen after each of the three NSCA registered shoots. Fox Harb’r is Nova Scotia’s world-class luxury recreational, residential and lifestyle destination, the...

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Crushers ousted by Ramblers

The Amherst Ramblers are moving on and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers are out. The Ramblers posted a 6-5 overtime victory over the Crushers on Tuesday in the deciding game of their best-of-seven MHL division playoff series. The loss was a shocker for the Crushers, who finished first in the South Division with the league’s...

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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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Forbes curlers take silver

NEW GLASGOW — Devin Forbes’ team verified how much it has improved at the 2017 Nova Scotia Wheelchair Curling Championship last weekend at the Bluenose Curling Club. The Bluenose club foursome won its first three games before suffering a double knockout on Sunday at the hands of the Lakeshore Curling Club skipped by Trendal Hubley-Bolivar...

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Scammell returns to U-18 national hockey event

PICTOU – Julia Scammell says she’s looking forward to competing again at the Hockey Canada Under-18 female hockey championship. The captain of the Northern Subway Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, Scammell, 17,  is the only Pictou County player on Team Atlantic and was scheduled to leave on Saturday prior to...

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