Jr. A Crushers keep pace

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are about where assistant coach and general manager Chad McDavid figure they should be. The Crushers were briefly tied for top spot in the MHL’s South Division standings, pending the outcome of weekend games, after a 4-3 victory over the host Fredericton Red Wings on Thursday. “It took a bit...

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Sharpe top Special Olympics male athlete

RIVERTON — Evan Sharpe has a special date today in Halifax. Sharpe has been named Special Olympics Nova Scotia’s male athlete of the year for 2018 and is among recipients of various awards being honoured during presentations this evening at the 24th annual SONS Inspired Gala in Halifax. He was honoured for his achievements on...

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Crushers edge Wildcats in opener

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will follow their opening win of the MHL regular season over the Valley Wildcats by hosting the Amherst Ramblers at 7 p.m. on Thursday in their second home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers will visit the South Shore Lumberjacks on Friday and the Yarmouth Mariners on...

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Crushers open against Wildcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are concentrating on their game as they open their regular season in the Maritime Junior Hockey League. The Crushers will host the Valley Wildcats on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre after completing their four-game pre-season schedule. Head coach Doug Doull said he was satisfied...

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Special Olympics athletes earn medals

Local athletes were happy to share their stories and medals they earned at the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. The Games ran July 30-August 4 and offered an opportunity for four Pictou County athletes to achieve success there. Stacey Saunders won gold medals in her 100-metre dash and was a team member...

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Westville club boxers on big card

WESTVILLE — Two members of the Westville Boxing Club felt like winners after attending an outdoor amateur boxing card in Hants County. Kaleb Gordon and Evan Montgomery boxed together in an exhibition bout that was part of the undercard for an event called Battle by the Bay that featured Canadian national team boxers against members...

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Callaghans eye junior golf honours

MOUNT WILLIAM — Two local golfers are competing for the Nova Scotia junior golf championship this week. Ben Callaghan and his older brother Evan are among the golfers who teed off on Tuesday at Northumberland Links near Pugwash during the first day of the four-day event. Golf pro Brian Affleck, who owns and operates the...

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Sharpe tries open water

MELMERBY BEACH – Even Sharpe is adapting to swimming in open water. The local athlete, who earned four medals at the 2017 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Summer Games in Antigonish, is getting used to swimming in places besides competitive indoor pools. It helped him prepare for his part in the 2017 Melmerby Triathlon on Sunday....

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Sharpe family honoured today

NEW GLASGOW — The Sharpe family from Pictou County will be recognized and will be giving the keynote address today at the 2017 Special Olympics Nova Scotia Gala in Halifax. Part of their presentation will trace their son Evan from when he joined the local swim team 10 years ago. Soon after, every family member...

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