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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MacLeods enjoy time at home

MEADOWVILLE — Two siblings who grew up in Pictou County say they appreciate the life lessons they learned through sports. Marin MacLeod played women’s rugby at Queen’s University, while Daniel MacLeod was a junior hockey defenceman on some of the more successful editions of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Marin is based in Toronto and...

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Miles ’18 awards presented

NEW GLASGOW – Awards were presented in four categories last Thursday at Glasgow Square in conjunction with the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Five people were inducted into the Glenn Big Dog Chenell Runners Hall of Fame: Fred MacDonald, Peter Kittelson, Brenda Hetherington-Henshaw, Joe Pound and Lloyd Northen. The awards are presented in memory of...

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Athletes set track and field pace

STELLARTON — Pictou County athletes won their share of events last week during the Northumberland Regional track and field championships at the Pioneer track and field complex. Cara MacDonald from New Glasgow Academy was first in the junior girls 400-metre and 800-metre races. MacDonald was third in the hurdles and long jump and helped NGA...

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Locals shine at district track meet

STELLARTON – Emerging and established local track and field athletes showed their prowess this week during the district high school track and field meet at the Pioneer complex. Matt MacLeod of Thorburn Consolidated won three junior high boys field events: shot put, discus and javelin during the meet that took place on Monday and Tuesday....

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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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Special Olympics members honoured

HALIFAX — Awards in three categories were presented to local athletes and volunteers last Wednesday as Special Olympics Nova Scotia honoured winners of its 2017 provincial awards presented at the Annual Special Olympics Nova Scotia Inspired Gala. Pictou County curlers were named team of the year, while Daniel MacLeod was tabbed as male athlete of...

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Locals earn track awards

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been changed from the original post to correct an error. STELLARTON — Parker Swain says he’s looking forward to another big year in track and field. Swain is among three athletes and a coach with Pictou County Athletics who have earned 2017 Athletics Nova Scotia awards in various categories. “It...

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Broomball Challenge Saturday

NEW GLASGOW – The eighth annual Jean MacLeod Proudfoot Memorial Broomball Challenge between the North End and West Side will be played on Saturday at the West Side Community Centre. The game will feature two periods and will start at 7 p.m. A post-game party is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the...

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