Hughes earns AUS track award

PICTOU — Eric Hughes has earned a track and field award in his freshman year in university. Hughes, who is from Pictou and is pursuing a business degree at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is Atlantic University Sport’s male rookie of the year in track and field. He achieved the honour by winning...

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Four County athletes on Legion team

STELLARTON — Local athletes are looking forward to their participation while representing the 38-member Team Nova Scotia-Nunavut for the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Under-16 and Under-18 Track and Field Championships scheduled for August 10 to 12 in Brandon, Man. Jenna Reid of Pictou is entered in the 500-gram javelin and three-kilogram hammer throw, while Keaghan...

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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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Westville hitting the hip-hop map

The past week has been a dream come true for Andrew Johnson of Westville — or Westvilladelphia, as he’s been calling it lately. Johnson is the voice behind Anewbis, and creator of the video that recently went viral in Pictou County. The rap video features Johnson in Westville rapping about growing up in his hometown....

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Locals win track, field events

STELLARTON — Local athletes did well last week during the 2017 Pictou and Cumberland district track and field meet at the Pioneer Coal facility. Lauren Quann of Pictou Academy won five senior girls’ events that included the 200-metre dash, 80-metre hurdles, high jump, long jump and javelin. Tatum McLean of Northumberland Regional High was first,...

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Track athletes win banner

STELLARTON — Members of Pictou County Athletics combined to help the club win the championship banner on Saturday at Atlantic Indoor track and field championships in Moncton. The club’s men’s and women’s teams each finished first at the meet. The club won for the first time in the five years it has participated at the...

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Quann honoured by track club

STELLARTON – Lauren Quann is being viewed by Pictou County Athletics as an example of what aspiring local track and field athletes can achieve. Quann says she looks forward to attending the University of New Hampshire next September. The Pictou Academy student-athlete confirmed at a gathering the club hosted last Wednesday that she plans to...

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Quann’s tracks lead to New Hampshire school

PICTOU – Lauren Quann says she’s looking forward to attending the University of New Hampshire next September. The Pictou Academy student-athlete has been offered a scholarship to attend next fall and confirmed at a gathering hosted by Pictou County Athletics on Wednesday that she will be going on a scholarship while entering the school’s justice...

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Local athletes join Games track and field core team

STELLARTON – Four members of Pictou County Athletics are on Nova Scotia’s 2017 Canada Summer Games core team. The list includes McCayla Cullen, Megan Graham, Lauren Quann and Kaelan Schmidt. Two other members were unable to try out for the core team due to a conflict with the Royal Canadian legion championship: Tatum McLean and...

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Olympic theme to track and field awards

STELLARTON – Awards presentations provided an opportunity to draw a parallel between the ups challenges that occur for Pictou County Athletics members and those pursuing success at the Olympics. Athletics head coach Pat Carty congratulated the athletes who participated during the society’s annual summer season-ending awards banquet at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field. “Think of...

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