Full house for hall of fame inductions

WESTVILLE — A near-capacity crowd witnessed inductions and tributes to the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame as it celebrated its 30th anniversary. Emcee Fergie MacKay paid tribute to initial chairman Billy Dee who founded the hall of fame in 1989. “I knew Billy Dee and he put his heart and soul into the...

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Selects unbeaten in female hockey

The Northern Subway Selects remain unbeaten in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League after four straight wins. The Selects levelled the Edza West Reds of Fredericton, N.B. 11-0 on Saturday and 7-1 on Sunday to complete a weekend sweep at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Selects head coach Craig Clarke has been impressed...

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Peewee A Crushers post 41-0 mark

The Pictou County Peewee A Crushers have completed a winning season and have earned another big game in their 2018-19 season. The Crushers edged the Glace Bay Miners 3-2 on Saturday for their 41st win in as many games. The win will send the Crushers to Hockey Nova Scotia’s annual Day of Champions tournament next...

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Clarke to helm Midget AAA Selects

PICTOU — The Northern AAA Subway Selects have a new head coach. Craig Clarke is replacing long-time subway coach Troy Reid at the Selects’ helm, although Reid will remain with the organization as a consultant. The Selects welcomed Clarke to the program and expressed thanks to Reid for his many years of dedicated service to...

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Lightning win basketball banner

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Lightning defeated the Pictou County Raptors 31-27 on Sunday to capture the Basketball Nova Scotia Girls Division 4 Under-12 championship. The Raptors held a healthy lead into the second half of the game, but the Lightning outscored the Raptors 17-4 down the stretch to secure the win in the...

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Jiu jitsu athletes do well

NEW GLASGOW — Nearly 400 athletes of all ages attended a jiu jitsu martial arts tournament for what organizer Derek Clarke of Pictou termed a success last weekend at New Glasgow Academy. The event attracted athletes from every province east of Manitoba, including nearly 40 from the local club based in Mount William. “It’s the...

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