Pictou Advocate sports

County hall of fame inductions set for Oct. 19

NEW GLASGOW — Induction awards on Oct. 19 in Westville will help the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame celebrate its 30th anniversary. The induction ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Westville Civic Centre. This year’s ceremony is in honour of Ronald Mark Babineau, a long-serving board member and current honorary board...

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MacDonald earns three gold medals,sets record

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald risen risen to new heights in track and field. The New Glasgow Academy runner won three gold medals in her 200-metre, 400-metre and 800-metre races at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s provincial track and field championships that took place last Friday and Saturday in Wolfville. “It was great to...

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Midget AAA Selects honour builders

The Northern AAA Subway Selects won twice at home last weekend defeating the Fundy Nationals in the Nova Scotia Female AAA Midget Hockey League and on Saturday honoured some of their past success. The 2017-2018 Selects received their provincial and Atlantic championship banners in a pre-game ceremony at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, where the...

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LITTLE HARBOUR – Lowell MacDonald says he’s surprised but also appreciates being a subject of a new book on hockey cards. The former NHLer, who grew up in Thorburn and still spends his summers in Pictou County, learned that a chapter about him includes a picture of his Los Angeles Kings rookie hockey card from...

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Ken Reid makes it four books

As I grow older and older, I’m coming to realize I’m getting more and more like elderly people I’ve known through the years. I wonder — to myself and out loud — what will happen to my family when I’m gone? How will they get along without the old man in this ever-challenging world? And,...

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Clarke to helm Midget AAA Selects

PICTOU — The Northern AAA Subway Selects have a new head coach. Craig Clarke is replacing long-time subway coach Troy Reid at the Selects’ helm, although Reid will remain with the organization as a consultant. The Selects welcomed Clarke to the program and expressed thanks to Reid for his many years of dedicated service to...

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Selects eye female hockey title

BRIDGEWATER – The Northern AAA Subway Selects have their sights set on the Esso Cup. The Selects had three preliminary matches entering today’s action in their first-ever appearance at the Canadian female midget hockey championship in Bridgewater. The tournament began on Sunday and will end on Saturday. Kara MacLean scored twice as the Selects defeated...

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Selects win female hockey title

PICTOU — The Northern Subway Selects will be playing some more meaningful hockey this month. The Selects returned home on Monday after going unbeaten en route to capturing the Atlantic AAA female hockey championship on Sunday in Mount Pearl, N.L. with a 7-1 victory over the Northern Lightning from New Brunswick. Camryn Halliday scored three...

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Selects eye Atlantic honours

PICTOU – The Northern Subway Selects are as ready as they can be for their next quest, head coach Troy Reid says. The Selects were slated to leave Tuesday for the Atlantic Midget AAA Female Hockey Championship being played from Thursday through Sunday in Mount Pearl, N.L. near St. John’s. “We’re in good shape,” he...

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Midget AAA Selects set pace

The Northern Subway Selects have been dominating the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League this season. The Selects take an eight-point lead over the second-place MacIntyre Chevy Panthers, who will visit the Selects for two games this weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The teams will meet for the first time this season...

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