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Atlantic University Sport suspends competition until January 2021

Atlantic University Sport has announced the decision to suspend all conference regular season and postseason competition until January 2021. This decision was finalized by the AUS board of directors at their most recent meeting and was reached in consultation with Canadian university sport conferences Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canada West, as well as the...

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Summer engagement tour reaches coaches, officials

NEW GLASGOW — More steps are being taken to identify gaps and needs in the sport community. Kirsti Mason, the community coaching lead for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) that is conducting the project through its engagement tour, visited the area twice recently. Mason spent July 15 to 19 and July 29 to August...

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Sports and the end of the world

I’ve worked several newsrooms in my time, always at small rural papers and always as the only man on staff. As a consequence I became the de facto sports reporter, expected to assemble an entire section of the paper with photos, scores, interviews with players and coaches, and my insights on the worlds of hockey,...

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Torch bearer leads the way in the spirit of the Games

GRANTON — You would be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic torch bearer than Stacey Saunders. The Stellarton resident led the local portion of the Special Olympics of Nova Scotia torch run at the Michelin plant and loved every minute of it. Carrying the torch holds a special place in her heart, Saunders said....

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Albion boxing coaches add judging

TRENTON — It has been a transforming time for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club. Two of the club’s coaches — Walter Linthorne and Erin Simpson — have become Boxing Nova Scotia’s newest officials by judging bouts recently, and their next step would be to start refereeing bouts. “I like it — it’s different,” said Linthorne,...

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Rams’ Jackie Ryan receives ACAA’s coaching honours

TRURO – A pair of Dalhousie AC Rams coaches are getting their due. Jackie Ryan, head coach of the women’s soccer team, and Joy Galloway-Jones, who heads the Rams’ cross-country running program, were recently named Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) coaches of the year in their respective sports. Winners are decided in a vote among...

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