Jr. A Crushers host South Shore

The MHL’s Pictou County Crushers will try to salvage one win in the last of their five straight home games when they host the South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers lost both their games on home ice last week by scores of 4-1 to...

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Ryan appointment should be popular

There are some things that happen in the sports world that allow media people like me to make immediate assumptions. Without speaking to ticket sellers or event organizers, I’m confident Pictou County hockey fans have been anxiously awaiting the 2020 IIHF women’s world championship being held in Truro and Halifax later this season. It’s one...

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Peewee AA Selects post wins

PICTOU – The Fundy Highland Peewee AA Selects came out with two wins in exhibition female hockey games last weekend.   They began with a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Blizzards on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Ella Fitt and Avery Henderson started the scoring with unassisted goals.  Reese Murray added the final...

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Four players at NLL tournament

TRENTON — Members of Pictou County Lacrosse have returned home from a national lacrosse tournament and are glad to have been a part of it. Nolan Fukes, Aidan Sims, Marshall Brown and Lachlan MacDonald were part of the Halifax Jr. Thunderbirds’ bantam-aged team that took part in the National Lacrosse League’s seventh annual Junior NNL...

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Austin MacDonald set for racing at Riverside

PICTOU — Austin MacDonald is preparing for his first Pro Stock Tour race this Saturday in James River. MacDonald turned 16 last Wednesday, so he is now old enough for the tour and will contest the Lucas 150 honours at Riverside International Speedway. He will sport the familiar No. 13 usually reserved for his grandfather...

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DeCoff wins gold, bronze medals

SYDNEY, N.S. — Keighan DeCoff took home two medals from the 2019 Royal Canadian National Track and Field Championships last weekend at the Cape Breton University track and field complex. DeCoff won a gold medal in shot put with a personal best distance of 14.96 metres that is a new Under-18 provincial record. The throw...

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He shone in Twilight debut at just 15

The Halifax and District Baseball League provided me with the best years I ever experienced in the sport. It’s where I fell in love with the game as a youngster. It’s where, later, I got my baptism in the media business. I’ve never forgotten the awful emotions when, after nine years of watching semi-pro ball...

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Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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What’s happening in my hometown?

I had never been away from my New Glasgow hometown for such a long time. When I drove into town last week, it had been eight months since I’d “been home.” I felt almost like a stranger as I came in East River Road from the Trans-Canada exit at Blue Acres. My destination that day...

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