Basketball team wins U-18 gold

The Pictou County Lightning went undefeated to earn the Basketball Nova Scotia Under-18 Men’s AAA championship. Coached by Mark Stinson, Erik Nielsen and Kyle Fraser, the team defeated the Cumberland Classics 100-67, the Sou’West Bulldogs 88-70 and the Shelburne County Kings 99-88 at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth to advance to the final. Sunday’s...

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Hoopsters join BNS U-14 program

NEW GLASGOW – Three local basketball players have joined Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 boys’ and girls’ programs. Allie Forbes and Emily MacNeil are on the female team, while Cohen Ross is on the boys’ team. They are members of the Pictou County Lightning Basketball Association and joining the provincial teams allows the players to continue...

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Thunder, lightning and a little bit of luck

Weird, wacky weather recently blew across parts of Nova Scotia especially in the Pugwash area on Wednesday, August 18. Lightning struck and wild winds blew, however weird weather patterns have occurred before. It happened on Saturday August 8, 1959.  I recall how nice the day started with a beautiful, clear blue sky and not a...

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Lightning basketball champs

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Lightning can chalk up one more championship after capturing the Basketball Nova Scotia Juvenile U-18 AA Division title on Sunday in Halifax. Joe McCarron was player of the game as the Lightning defeated Argyle 84-70 in the clincher. The Lightning were unbeaten in their four games. Glen Cox of...

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Lightning win basketball banner

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Lightning defeated the Pictou County Raptors 31-27 on Sunday to capture the Basketball Nova Scotia Girls Division 4 Under-12 championship. The Raptors held a healthy lead into the second half of the game, but the Lightning outscored the Raptors 17-4 down the stretch to secure the win in the...

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Diabetes doesn’t stop Abby

NEW GLASGOW — Abby Janes has learned to live and enjoy basketball, despite being diabetic. Now 10, she was seven years old when her mother Carla MacDonald, a nurse by profession, noticed Janes was experiencing symptoms she associated with diabetes. “She had very obvious signs — weight loss, going to the washroom often and wanting...

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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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Lightning U-14 boys hoop champs

NEW GLASGOW — It was another big weekend for the Pictou County Basketball Association. Three teams won Basketball Nova Scotia banners over the weekend, including the Under-14 edition that won the Division 8 tournament they hosted at North Nova Education Centre. Hayden Rogers and Pierre Aucoin each netted eight points and Luke Penney added six...

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Lightning to host hoop events

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Basketball Association is bracing for another provincial championship. The association is hosting Basketball Nova Scotia’s Under-14 provincials March 24 to 26 with an eye on more success this season. The Lightning are among eight teams on the schedule. They will open against the Cole Harbour rockets on March 24...

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Lightning second in hoop event

NEW GLASGOW — The North Cabot Blazers edged the host Pictou County Lightning 59-58 last weekend in the championship game of the eight-team, Under-16 girls’ minor basketball tournament the Lightning hosted at New Glasgow Academy. The Lightning and six other teams from Nova Scotia were joined by one team from Sackville, N.B. Play was intense...

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