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Peewee AA Selects post wins

PICTOU – The Fundy Highland Peewee AA Selects came out with two wins in exhibition female hockey games last weekend.   They began with a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Blizzards on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Ella Fitt and Avery Henderson started the scoring with unassisted goals.  Reese Murray added the final...

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DeCoff wins gold, bronze medals

SYDNEY, N.S. — Keighan DeCoff took home two medals from the 2019 Royal Canadian National Track and Field Championships last weekend at the Cape Breton University track and field complex. DeCoff won a gold medal in shot put with a personal best distance of 14.96 metres that is a new Under-18 provincial record. The throw...

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Nine locals on Legion track and field team

STELLARTON — Nine local athletes are among those who will represent the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command track and field team at the National Legion championships. The list includes Eilidh Cameron, Keighan DeCoff, Cara MacDonald, Matthew MacLeod, Mattea Miller-Evans, John Luke Taylor, Allie Sandluck and Gabrielle Smith. Alex Bates was added to the list...

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Reid, Luke MacDonald Academy’s top athletes

PICTOU – Jenna Reid and Luke MacDonald were among major award recipients on June 10 during Pictou Academy’s annual non-academic awards presentations. Reid received the Thistle Cup as female athlete of the year, while MacDonald was presented with the Cambridge Cup as male athlete of the year. Dr. Margo Watt donated the trophies in memory...

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County athletes move on from 2019 district meet

STELLARTON – Local runners have advanced to the Northumberland Region track and field championships. They did so based on their performances at the district high school meet that took place at the Pioneer Coal facility on Friday and Saturday and will now prepare for the regional championships there on May 24 and 25. Girls’events produced...

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County athletes shine at indoor track meet

MONTREAL, Que. — Five Pictou County Athletics athletes competed last weekend at the Athletics Canada Open Indoor Track and Field Championships. Keighan DeCoff won two medals on the first day, throwing two personal bests in the U-18 weight throw and shot put. DeCoff won a bronze medal with 15.22 metres on her second last throw,...

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Pictou N.S. Legion curling host

PICTOU — The New Caledonian Curling Club and Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou are already looking forward to hosting the 2020 Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command curling championship. The club’s offer to host next year was accepted with hopes that the draw will feature more than the 10 teams that contested the championship...

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County wins big in Div. I tilt

NEW GLASGOW – A lopsided win has Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I side viewing the Rugby Nova Scotia playoffs with extra vigour. The local side ended its regular season schedule last Saturday with an 85-5 victory over Windsor at the Parkdale Sports Complex. “We stuck to our structure very well, although we got...

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County wins Div. II rugby match

NEW GLASGOW — It was a day of mixed success for Pictou County rugby teams. The local Division I side dropped a 23-13 decision to the Dartmouth Pig Dogs during the first game, while the Division II team prevailed 27-17 over Eastern Shore in the second game on Sunday afternoon at the Parkdale Sports Complex....

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Nighthawks, Gryphons in rugby quest

ALMA — The Northumberland Nighthawks are Northumberland Region Division I boys high school rugby champions for 2018. The Nighthawks secured the regional banner and top seed out of the region for the provincial championship this week in Halifax after a convincing 40-12 victory over the visiting Hants East Tigers last Thursday in Alma. Tyler Lewis...

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