Gushue,Jacobs, Einarson, Roth Grand Slam finalists

Team Brad Gushue and Team Brad Jacobs are men’s finalists at the Pinty’s Grand slam of Curling today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will contest the men’s Tier I championship at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gushue’s team from St. John’s,N.L. continued its unbeaten string at the event by advancing to the final with...

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Grand Slam of Curling playoff matches set

Draws have been completed for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Women’s quarter-final matches were scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, while the men’s quarter-finals are at 4:30 p.m. in the Sobeys Arena. Winners will advance to semifinal matches at 8:30 p.m. Brad Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. team went...

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Crushers win two of three contests

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers edged the host Truro Bearcats 8-7 on Saturday to push into third place in the MHL’s South Division standings. The Crushers opened last Thursday with a 2-0 victory over the Valley Wildcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre before falling 5-4 on Friday to the host South Shore Lumberjacks. The...

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Crushers host third home tilt with Bearcats

xc The Pictou County Weeks Crushers head into their third home game on Thursday undefeated in the MHL. The Crushers will follow a 3-1 victory over the Fredericton Red Wings on Sept. 12 and a 3-2 win last Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers by hosting the Truro Bearcats this Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at...

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Ross golf winner; Scott earns national berth

ABERCROMBIE — It was an interesting weekend in a number of ways for golfers in the Nova Scotia men’s amateur championship at Abercrombie Country Club. Calvin Ross from the Kingswood Golf Club in Fredericton, N.B. completed his wire-to-wire win with a final round 76 to finish the 54-hole competition with a three-day total of 213....

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Kevin Scott eyes seventh club title

If I tell you that Kevin Scott spent the first months of his life in a crib with a bag of golf clubs at his side, don’t believe me. It didn’t happen. His parents, Kathy and Dave, have continually denied my claim. Even as Kevin nears his 42nd birthday this summer, the whole family still...

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Curling camp draws youth

PICTOU – March Break appears to have been a good time to test young people’s interest in curling. Ten of them signed up for a morning curling camp hosted from Monday to Thursday of last week by the New Caledonian Curling Club. The camp ended on Thursday with refreshments and certificates presented to those who...

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County players Q bound

NEW GLASGOW — Three local hockey players are preparing to join the major junior hockey teams that drafted them for pre-season camps. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League camps were slated to begin on Tuesday, while the players will also participate in the 2017 Hub City Rookie Showcase tournament that will start on Friday in...

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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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