Pictou Advocate sports

Jr. A Crushers assess trade prospects

It’s a matter now which Pictou County Weeks Crushers will resume the MHL season this week. Will it be the one with the 10-13-3 record over the season, or the one that has won five straight games and eight of its last 10? Crushers’ general manager says much will depend on how the team performs...

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Lightning teams win hoop titles

NEW GLASGOW – Two more teams in the Pictou County Basketball Association have won Basketball Nova Scotia gold medals. The association hosted provincial championship tournaments in New Glasgow and Alma, while teams won championships on the road in two divisions. Four Under-16 teams and two U-18 teams started out last weekend to complete the association’s...

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Amy Hood sentencing delayed until December

Nearly a year after former Pictou County school teacher Carolyn Amy Hood was tried and found guilty of sex crimes against children, she has yet to be sentenced. This was to have taken place in Pictou Provincial Court on Thursday, but after hearing the submissions from Crown and defence council, Judge Del Atwood withheld his decision...

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Crushers ride emotional win

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers got a double dose of energy last week before and during their home game. The Crushers’ captains and alternates were officially presented with their Kent Cup banner to hoist up at the Pictou County Wellness Centre last Thursday during pre-game ceremonies and followed with a thrilling 6-5 overtime triumph against...

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Paytan Ruiz to play soccer for St. FX

PICTOU – Soccer is an important part of Paytan Ruiz’s life. Now Ruiz is ready to chart a new course for her sport and her studies when she begins in September playing women’s varsity soccer at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Ruiz was among students who graduated from Pictou Academy while the school marked...

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