Albion club’s MacLeod posts boxing win

STELLARTON — It was Fight Night last Saturday at the Nova Scotia Community College, and nearly 400 fans enjoyed for the most part what they saw. Four of the six members of the host Albion Amateur Boxing Club won their bouts, including Rob MacLeod in the main event and Noah Thompson in the bout that...

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Jr. A Crushers continue hot streak

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers’ hot streak continues. The Crushers will host the South Division-leading South Shore Lumberjacks on Thursday and the fourth-place Amherst Ramblers on Saturday in two 7 p.m. starters at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers won all three games they played last week and have ridden a five-game winning streak...

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CEC first, NRHS second in volleyball playoffs

ALMA — The Cobequid Cougars placed first and the host Northumberland Nighthawks placed second on Friday during the Northumberland Region junior high school girls’ volleyball playoffs. Cobequid won its three games. The Cougars secured the regional banner by winning its first three games over the Nighthawks, the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals and Hants North. The...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Cherry gave me just five seconds

During my 65 years in the newspaper business, I talked face-to-face with Donald S. Cherry only once. That was more than enough. It was a November evening in 1972, about an hour before an American Hockey League game at the Halifax Forum between the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and Rochester Americans. I had been appointed sports...

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Jr. A Crushers edge Mariners 4-3

Andrew Burden scored twice and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers built an early lead before hanging on to a 4-3 victory over the Yarmouth Mariners on Thursday in their Maritime Hockey League game. Burden widened the Crushers’ first-period lead to 3-0 after teammate Samuel LeBlanc opened the scoring. Dallas Farrell gave the Crushers a 4-1...

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Albion Boxing Club hosts card Saturday

TRENTON – Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are looking forward to hosting their annual fall card on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and boxing will start at 7 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College gym in Stellarton. Up to eight boxers will be on the card: Caden MacDonald, Carson Scholes,...

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Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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Grand Slam delivers goods, Nix says

By all accounts fans got what they were looking for from the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, host co-chairman Jim Nix says. Near capacity crowds watched on Sunday as Team Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. defeated Team Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. 6-4 to capture the men’s Tier I championship at the Pictou...

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Team Kim gets special help

Helping Team Kim from South Korea was a rewarding time for people at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Jim Cruickshank chauffeured the team where ever it needed to go, while a South Korean couple living in Pictou County helped with translation. “I got a call for translation one day before the event started,” Jack...

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Team Gushue offers clinic for fire fighters

NEW GLASGOW – Local fire fighters got to meet Team Gushue and learn why its curling team members enjoy sharing their knowledge with fire fighters everywhere. Team Gushue arranged with the Bluenose Curling Club and one of its sponsors, Belfor Property Restoration, to lead a curling clinic for fire fighters while in the area last...

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