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Fundy Highland AA Evaluation sessions

NEW GLASGOW – Evaluation sessions for Fundy Highland AA teams for the 2019-2020 season will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, beginning on Sept. 9. The first session for each age group takes place at the following times: Atom AA Sept. 9: 6-7 p.m. PCWC  Peewee AA...

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He tossed ‘the big pole’ for 44 years

Mention the caber toss to me and three things instantly come to mind — telephone poles, immense human strength and, yes, retired school teacher Jim Sears. To me, they’ve been forever associated. In case you’ve never heard of it, the caber toss is a traditional athletic event that had its origin at the Scottish Highland...

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Gryphons train for 2019 rugby season

STELLARTON — The high school rugby season is fast approaching. North Nova’s male and female teams have conducted tryouts and practices at the William Sobey Complex as they wait for field conditions to improve enough for them to go outdoors. Head coach Dougal MacInnis said 25 players came out for the female team that will...

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Selects settle for silver medals

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — The Fundy-Highland Selects came home with silver medals from the Atlantic Bantam AAA female hockey championship in Clarenville, N.L.The East Bantam Rockets from New Brunswick edged the Selects 2-1 in overtime in the gold medal game in the final match on Sunday. The Selects won their first three games before falling 2-1...

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Midget C Miners earn bronze medals

WESTVILLE – The Westville Miners took home bronze medals last weekend at the annual SEDMHA minor hockey tournament in Cole Harbour. The Miners, who are Midget C Highland Zone regular season champions, competed in a 23-team Maritime Division. The Miners, in their sixth game in less than 72 hours, settled for bronze after a 4-3...

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Pictou hosts Highland dancing

PICTOU — The Pictou County Highland Dance Association will be hosting the fifth annual Ship Hector Scottish Heritage Championship and the 41st annual Debbie Robson Memorial Competition on Saturday and Sunday at the McCulloch Education Centre. The event is growing each year. It has 249 registrants, with dancers coming from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI,...

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Bantam A Selects take silver medal

The Yarmouth Western Riptide White defeated the Fundy-Highland Subway Selects 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday to win the Bantam A Division of the Subway Cup Female Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Natasha Hahn scored twice and Jessa MacKeil got the other goal for the Selects, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit...

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Sports tourism gets hard look

ANTIGONISH — It was a rare chance last week for about 30 delegates to take part in a sports tourism conference. Craig Murray, who grew up in Trenton and is in his graduating year at Dalhousie University, organized the conference. It was a project required as part of his recreation and management studies. “The purpose...

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Soccer registration in progress

STELLARTON – Soccer registration in the Highland Football Club’s fall and winter schedules for boys and girls ages 11-16 is winding up. Players can register at highlandsoccer.ca  but can also refer to the club’s Facebook page (HFC Soccer) for more details. Those interested can also access admin@highlandsoccer.ca with any questions about the club or its...

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Dignan tabbed by soccer Academy

NEW GLASGOW — Noah Dignan’s soccer journey has taken a dramatic turn. The 14-year-old Grade 9 student at North Nova Education Centre, with a dream to become a professional soccer player, recently took a big step toward his goal when he was selected to join the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Academy’s annual showcase scheduled for November...

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