NNU re-opening next week

Northern Nova United Soccer Club is about to drop kick some fun and activity into kids’ summer schedules by re-opening next week at the Stellarton soccer fields. Online registration runs until this Saturday, July 11 and must be done  online ahead of time at nnusc.demosphere.secure.com. Programs – which will begin Monday, July 13 – will...

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Philip Ruiz in N.L. Soccer Hall of Fame

PICTOU — Philip Ruiz says he is honoured to have been inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame. Ruiz, however, said he is most proud of local soccer achievements. Ruiz, who resides in Central Caribou and operates a physiotherapy clinic in Pictou, was enshrined into the hall of fame of April 5...

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Soccer registration in progress

STELLARTON – Soccer registration in the Highland Football Club’s fall and winter schedules for boys and girls ages 11-16 is winding up. Players can register at highlandsoccer.ca  but can also refer to the club’s Facebook page (HFC Soccer) for more details. Those interested can also access admin@highlandsoccer.ca with any questions about the club or its...

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Dignan tabbed by soccer Academy

NEW GLASGOW — Noah Dignan’s soccer journey has taken a dramatic turn. The 14-year-old Grade 9 student at North Nova Education Centre, with a dream to become a professional soccer player, recently took a big step toward his goal when he was selected to join the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Academy’s annual showcase scheduled for November...

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NNU boys reach 15-A soccer final

STELLARTON – The Northern Nova United 15-A boys’ soccer team continued an exceptional season on Monday by securing a place at the 2018 Soccer Nova Scotia provincial championship in Sackville to be played on Saturday and Sunday. NNU advanced to the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Antigonish on Monday at the Sobey soccer complex...

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Falcons edged 1-0 in soccer

WOLFVILLE – The Northern Nova United Falcons were defeated 1-0 by East Hants in their Under-17 B Girls Division semifinal game on Sunday at the 2018 at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament. The Falcons finished first in their pool before drawing East Hants. In their first game, Victoria Dunn and Megan MacKenzie each scored...

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Soccer players honoured

STELLARTON — Two local soccer players are being saluted for their achievements. Highland Football Club member Logan Bennett finished the 2017-18 winter soccer season as the top scorer among Under-15 AA boys in Nova Scotia. “Logan is a great example of a player who comes to training and games with a positive attitude,” U-15 boys’...

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Academy third in girls’ soccer

PICTOU – The Pictou Academy Pitbulls came home last weekend with third-place honours at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Division 3 girls’ soccer championship in Lockeport. Leigha MacDonald scored both goals as Pictou defeated the host Lockeport squad 2-0 on Saturday in the bronze medal match to secure third place. “The game was very...

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Pitch work for PA girls

PICTOU — Time has been scarce for Pictou Academy senior girls’ high school soccer team to prepare for this season. The team’s schedule has been limited to two games that they split against North Colchester. “It has been a different year,” said PA head coach Philip Ruiz. “They have worked hard. They have improved.” The...

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Dwarf games competitor a big-time medal winner

Watching all of the teams come into the arena, Marilyn and Jim McCarthy of Pictou couldn’t believe the electric excitement in the air and the pride that every athlete beamed by representing their country. Held every four years like the Olympics that we are all so familiar with, the International Dwarf Games showcases the best...

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