Players donate for Braden Ross

NEW GLASGOW – Hockey players who have been teammates and opponents of Braden Ross remembered him as they donated blood last week at a Canadian Blood Services event at Summer Street. The players included those who, like Ross, are students of North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow and students from Northumberland Regional High school...

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Nighthawks host junior varsity boys’ basketball playoff Friday

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks are hosting a junior varsity boys’ qualifier playoff game at 4 p.m. on Friday at the NRHS gym. The Nighthawks will face the third-place team from Highland Region, the Breton Education Centre Bears from New Waterford. The Nighthawks earned their way to this game by coming in second at the...

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Tigers win Dorrington banner

WESTVILLE — The Hants East Tigers have captured the 2018 Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. The Tigers earned the 11th annual tournament honours on Sunday by defeating the Dartmouth Spartans 4-1. The Tigers snapped a 1-1 tie with three goals with less than three minutes left in the third period. Both local teams...

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Nighthawks hoop team makes noise

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks are starting to make a noise in boys’ senior high school basketball. A recent winning streak raised the Nighthawks’ record to 12-7, capped by four wins in the January Thaw tournament last weekend in Springhill. “I really think our team chemistry has improved,” said Nighthawks co-captain Liam Neilsen, explaining the...

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Soccer teams host tournament

NEW GLASGOW – Local high school boys’ and girls’ soccer teams got some much-needed playing time last weekend with an early-bird tournament hosted by the North Nova Griffins. New Germany defeated the Griffins 7-1 on Saturday in the girls’ championship game. Isa Mackay scored North Nova’s goal. North Nova opened the tournament on Friday with...

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Nighthawks win rugby title

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks have answered the challenge to capture the regional high school boys’ rugby championship. The Nighthawks avenged an earlier 10-5 loss to the North Nova Gryphons earlier in the month in New Glasgow — their only loss of the regular season — by outscoring the Gryphons 27-17 last Thursday on their...

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‘Hawks host rugby showdown

ALMA — A crucial boys game on Thursday between the host Northumberland Nighthawks and the visiting North Nova Gryphons will highlight high school rugby action this week. The game will start at 4 p.m. and will likely decide first place in the league standings. The girls teams from each school will meet in the second...

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Rugby season revving up

NEW GLASGOW — High school rugby teams have begun their 2017 spring season. It is a time of expectation for both the North Nova Gryphons and Northumberland Nighthawks male and female teams as they position themselves for the playoffs. There is even higher drama this season, with the Northumberland Region hosting both the male and...

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