Pictou Advocate sports

They played hard and they had fun

Age has diminished my driving. For years and years, sports trips put a monthly average of 3,000 kilometres on my cars. Since leasing my latest Camry in 2015, the figure has dropped to just under 700 a month. Yet during the weekend before Halloween, I added 660 — two round-trips between Dartmouth and New Glasgow....

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Crushers’ owners eye hockey season

New members of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers brain trust say they can’t wait for the season to start. Head coach Mike Danton and co-owners Scott Burden and Bruce Ryan were introduced on July 2 during a meet and greet session at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It’s exciting,” Danton said. “I’m very grateful for...

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Young Johnny Miles runners turn heads

NEW GLASGOW – It was a different day with a hint of a new running era during Johnny Miles running events. The full marathon lacked the drama Dave MacLennan delivered for so many years, but Scott Langille was the top local runner and placed seventh overall in a chip time three hours, 23 minutes and...

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Kevin Scott eyes seventh club title

If I tell you that Kevin Scott spent the first months of his life in a crib with a bag of golf clubs at his side, don’t believe me. It didn’t happen. His parents, Kathy and Dave, have continually denied my claim. Even as Kevin nears his 42nd birthday this summer, the whole family still...

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Crushers sold, to stay in Pictou County

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have new owners. The Maritime Hockey League announced in a press release on Saturday that the Weeks Hockey Organization, which has owned the franchise for 16 years, has sold it to new owners Scott Burden of Halifax and Bruce Ryan of Corner Brook, N.L. Crushers’ team president Wade Sullivan said...

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County wins Maritime rugby title

NEW GLASGOW — It has been 15 years since the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club has had that Maritime championship feeling. Pictou County’s Division II team got it in a big way on Saturday as they overwhelmed the Fredericton Loyalists 64-3 at the Parkdale Sports Complex. The game’s outcome was virtually sealed from the opening...

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Hockey’s been Sim’s passion

I first became acquainted with Hughie Sim in the early 1980s. He was coaching the novice hockey team in East Hants on which his oldest son Mike was playing, and my younger son Graham was the goaltender for Cole Harbour’s novices. By then, Hughie already had a developing profile in the sport. He had played...

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Rugby side reaches semifinal

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I side has lived to play another day. Pictou County outlasted the Halifax Rugby Club 25-22 in a pulsating match on Saturday at the Parkdale Sports Complex and will visit the Halifax Tars next weekend in one of two semifinal games to determine the finalists...

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A lesson from an old teacher

I’ve had good reason to know David F. Scott all my life. He and my sister Barbara were born on the same day, in the same year, at the old Aberdeen Hospital on Stellarton Road. Through all these years, I’ve repeatedly reminded them that they were roommates way back when. I was three years older,...

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