Pictou Advocate sports

A remarkable guy reaches a milestone

It’s a date I wasn’t going to miss. For several months, there’s been a conspicuous red star on my kitchen calendar to signify the importance of this Wednesday — and it has nothing to do with COVID-19 or the arrival of a vaccine. But yes, it’s a day worth noting. A remarkable guy — and...

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Blayre Turnbull named Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month for February

HALIFAX – Twenty-four-year-old Blayre Turnbull was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. The hockey player from Pictou County joined teammate Jill Saulnier as the first Nova Scotians to ever play on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team. During the semi-finals against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Turnbull tallied two...

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Team Nova Scotia gets first medal

Ryan Shay’s silver-medal effort last night gave Team Nova Scotia its first medal at the 2017 Canada Games. “It wasn’t my farthest throws,” said Yarmouth’s Shay, after the sweltering early evening event (July 31). “But considering the heat, I did alright. I’ve got shot put on Friday night and hope it is cooler. I hope...

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