Pictou Advocate sports

Hoops skills camp Dec. 28

NEW GLASGOW – A holiday hoop clinic hosted by the North Nova junior varsity girls basketball team has been scheduled for December 28 at the NNEC gym. The clinic schedule starts at 8:45 a.m. with a welcome followed by rotating skill sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., more sessions after a break at 10:45...

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Pictou Advocate sports

A good guy gets an unfair break

Having started my newspaper career during my high school years, I began knowing sports people in Pictou County at quite a young age. Hockey players, baseball and softball players, boxers, golfers, you name it, I was quickly getting to know them by their first names. Bob Naylor was one. Though I attended New Glasgow High...

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School teams gear up for playoffs

PICTOU – The playoff season that follows an all-too-short regular season has arrived for local school soccer teams. Pictou Academy senior varsity boys’ and girls’ teams have their playoff scheduled in place. The Academy boys were to host Duncan MacMillan from Sheet Harbour on Tuesday in a game to determine seeding for the district playoffs....

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Paytan Ruiz to play soccer for St. FX

PICTOU – Soccer is an important part of Paytan Ruiz’s life. Now Ruiz is ready to chart a new course for her sport and her studies when she begins in September playing women’s varsity soccer at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Ruiz was among students who graduated from Pictou Academy while the school marked...

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