Jr. A Crushers host Valley Wildcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will host the Valley Wildcats at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in their next home game in the MHL. The Crushers will visit the Summerside Western Capitals on Saturday evening. The Crushers remain in third place in the South Division despite two losses last week....

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Crushers test Truro, make weekend trade

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will play two pre-season games against the Truro Bearcats this week. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Truro. The Crushers are trying to rebound after missing the playoffs last season. They won one of...

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Nine locals on Legion track and field team

STELLARTON — Nine local athletes are among those who will represent the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command track and field team at the National Legion championships. The list includes Eilidh Cameron, Keighan DeCoff, Cara MacDonald, Matthew MacLeod, Mattea Miller-Evans, John Luke Taylor, Allie Sandluck and Gabrielle Smith. Alex Bates was added to the list...

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Leadership forum sets goals

BIBLE HILL – Sport and recreation enthusiasts have set goals for the province following a sport leadership forum. More than 100 people gathered for the day-long event on June 8 at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S. It was hosted by a group called reSPORT whose mission is to continue to accelerate positive...

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He had many golf successes

While past and present members of the Abercrombie Country Club celebrate their facility’s centennial anniversary, my journalistic curiosity is prompting me to ask a question that’s a milestone tradition at times like this. Who, I wonder, would be considered the club’s most successful golfer in those 100 years of countless men, women and juniors chasing...

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Albion boxing club claims victories

TRENTON — Two local boxers had a winning weekend recently on The Rock. Sadie LeBlanc won her first two competitive bouts after a series of exhibitions, while Cameron Munroe also won two bouts during a double whammy of boxing in Conception Bay, N.L. LeBlanc, who is from Pictou, defeated Alyssa Hallington from Conception Bay by...

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Rousing night on Fight Street

NEW GLASGOW — Young members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club delighted nearly 300 fans at the club’s more recent card on Saturday at Summer Street. Three of the eight Albion boxers recorded wins on the card that featured 12 matches, three of them exhibition. “It was amazing,” Albion head coach Al Archibald said. “It...

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55-Plus Games have early date

LITTLE HARBOUR — Plans are progressing for the 2019 Nova Scotia 55-Plus Games that are taking place this summer in Antigonish. Bob MacLeod, the Games’ Highland Region director, said the event has been moved from its usual late summer date on the calendar to July 31 to August 3. “The games are early this year...

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Jr. A Crushers peak for playoffs

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have turned their MHL season around, and head coach Doug Doull likes what he sees. The Crushers will follow three games in five days over the long weekend by hosting the Edmundston Blizzard next Thursday in a 7 p.m. starter at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The previous three-game stretch...

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Crushers close in on Bearcats

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have narrowed the gap with the Truro Bearcats. Sam Meisenheiner scored the only goal in the shootout on Thursday as the fourth-place Crushers edged the Amherst Ramblers 3-2 in MHL action at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to move within three pints of the third-place Bearcats in the South Division....

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