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Albion club to host bouts

Posted on October 15, 2014 Steve Goodwin

TRENTON – Albion Amateur Boxing Club got a lift recently from victories by two of its members. Dawson Bowes and Dawson Fraser won their bouts during a card on Sept. 27 in Sydney. They were among four Albion boxers on the card. Bowes defeated Blake Shea of St. John’s, N.L. in their 78-kilogram match. “Dawson Bowes had a hard-fought win,” Albion head coach Jim Worthen said. “It was a great [...]

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Local Midget AAAs named Baseball N.S. team of 2014

Posted on October 15, 2014

STELLARTON – The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAAs have earned another accolade, having been named Baseball Nova Scotia’s team of the year for 2014. “It has been quite a year for this ball team, and a lot of hard work by a lot of volunteers,” team spokesman Russell Oehman said. The locals won the National Elimination Midget AAA Tournament in July to represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian National Midget AAA [...]

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Well-earned honour for Steve Goodwin

Posted on October 15, 2014 Hugh Townsend

I can’t give the specific year that I met Steve Goodwin for the first time, but it was sometime in the 1970s. I remember that I was sports editor of The Chronicle Herald at the time and we were introduced in the press box prior to a Nova Scotia Voyageurs game in Halifax. I took a special interest in him right away because this was the new sports editor of [...]

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Martin rolls to top 9-ball ranking

Posted on October 8, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – Pool is getting a welcome boost to its profile as local players achieve success in the province. Led by Bill Martin, the team has started well after the first of five Official Cue Sports Nova Scotia 9-ball ranking tournaments for the Northern Region of Nova Scotia that began on Sept 20th at Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. It was the first of five satellite tournaments that [...]

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MacDonald’s life spans fitness, volleyball, mixed martial arts

Posted on October 8, 2014

CALGARY, ALTA. – Jason MacDonald’s time in sports has taken him on a journey through fitness and mixed martial arts. MacDonald is among five athletes, three builders and one person in the media category who will be inducted on Oct. 18 into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at the Westville Civic Centre’s auditorium. Born in New Glasgow in 1975, [...]

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Scotians win big, land sponsor

Posted on October 8, 2014

TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians are starting this season well, on and off the ice. The Scotians swept their two games last weekend by shutting out the Antigonish Bulldogs 7-0 on Friday and defeating the Cumberland County Blues 6-2 on Sunday in two Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League games. The other piece of good news is that the Crushers have a sponsor, Aecon Fabco, for this season. It comes [...]

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A CFL team could succeed in N.S.

Posted on October 8, 2014 Hugh Townsend

How could I not agree with Mayor Mike Savage when it comes to arguable subjects, sports included, in his Halifax-Dartmouth kingdom? In my first conversation with him after his successful bid for the mayor’s chair two years ago, he related a story that would win over anybody, or at least any media member. “When I was a kid,” he told me on that occasion, “every morning before I went to [...]

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When Whitlock was with the Bombers

Posted on October 1, 2014 Hugh Townsend

One thing you learn when you’re in this business, you never know when you’ll be called upon to be an intermediary – a referee, so to speak – to settle a sports argument. It’s actually amazing the wide range of subjects that are debated in coffee shops and elsewhere. It’s happened to me countless times through the years, and it occurred again recently when I walked into a Dartmouth restaurant. [...]

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County club captures Div. II men’s honours

Posted on October 1, 2014 Steve Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW – Winning changes everything, and the current charges on the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club side have that feeling after capturing the Rugby Nova Scotia provincial men’s second division championship on Saturday in New Glasgow. Pictou County got five penalty kicks from Chris Works and single tries from Dana O’Brien and Brendan Works as they overthrew defending champion Truro Saints with a 25-13 triumph at the Scott Weeks [...]

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Jennifer (Weir) Ross welcomes induction

Posted on October 1, 2014

LOCH BROOM – Jennifer (Weir) Ross says she is looking forward to entering the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. She is among five athletes, three builders and one person in the media category who are being honoured at the induction ceremonies, which are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the Westville Civic Building’s auditorium. Ross’s induction is for her exploits in shooting from 1975 to 1980, including [...]

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Smashing good time on the Rock

Posted on October 1, 2014

PICTOU – At this year’s Targa Newfoundland two Pictou County competitors got more than they bargained for; in more ways than one. Competing in their first ever Targa race, which was also their first rally race as a team, John Robinson and Norman Lord had what you could call a smashing good time. With perfect weather, the pair started off a little streak of bad luck when they hit a [...]

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Roy Bennett cited for local support

Posted on September 24, 2014 Steve Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW – Roy Bennett is being saluted for his contributions to local hockey throughout much of the 20th century. Bennett is being inducted posthumously in the builder category during ceremonies starting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Building’s auditorium. He is among three builders, five athletes and one person in the media category being honoured at this year’s inductions. “He was a fine man,” his [...]

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Getting into those old hockey cards

Posted on September 24, 2014 Hugh Townsend

The two large blue binders, holding well over 1,000 Toronto Maple Leafs hockey cards from as far back as the early 1930s, have an honoured place on a bookshelf in my office. Though never forgotten, I hadn’t browsed through my cherished collection for a long time. That is, until these past couple weeks. After reading Ken Reid’s new book, Hockey Card Stories – in preparation to writing last week’s column [...]

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Pictou County para-athletes try water, oars

Posted on September 24, 2014 Ralph Ferguson

PICTOU – Local para-athletes and coaches from Pictou County participated on Sept. 6 in a “Come and Try Para-Rowing Event” at the North Star Rowing Club on Lake Banook in Dartmouth. The event was organized with Row Nova Scotia and facilitated by several of their volunteers with travel assistance provided by Let Abilities Work Partnership Society (LAWPS) and Active Pictou County. Coach Allan Collie worked closely to organize the event [...]

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Dunn wins Mirimichi feature

Posted on September 24, 2014 Heather Brimicombe

SYLVESTER – Nine point one seven seconds. That’s all Tim Dunn needs to catch an adrenaline rush. The Pictou County drag racer recently competed in the Fall Brawl at the Miramichi Drag Way. Dunn has been racing for about six years now, taking over from his father when his reflexes started to decline. In his career, he has competed in about 100 rounds of racing. “It’s just fun, pretty impressive [...]

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County residents win silver at 55 Plus Games in Alberta

Posted on September 17, 2014 Heather Brimicombe

With the 55 Plus Games coming to New Glasgow next year, some Pictou County residents have already taken the spotlight at this year’s games, which took place August 27 to 30 in Strathcona County, Alberta. Jayne Murphy and Sue Henderson were the two Pictou County residents who were a part of the silver medal winning group, Team Nova Scotia APS. “It was the first time in history that women got [...]

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Journalist cherishes chance to ply craft

Posted on September 17, 2014

PICTOU – Two things come naturally to Steve Goodwin: a love of sports and a love of writing. Induction into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame will be a magic moment for the journalist as both passions come together. Goodwin is being inducted in the media category during ceremonies that will take place starting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Centre’s auditorium. He will [...]

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New role for Johnson

Posted on September 17, 2014

For Lyons Brook’s Bryson Johnson opportunity knocks. Formerly of Scotch Hill Road before finishing up his high school basketball career in Waterloo, Johnson moved on to Bucknell University becoming a star of the NCAA with the Bucknell Bison where he scored 323 three-pointers including a record setting 99 as a sophomore. Following a year of professional ball in Germany – a country he says has really taken to basketball when [...]

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Reid’s sports cards become a book

Posted on September 17, 2014 Hugh Townsend

Ken Reid, the talented and enthusiastic young sports anchor on Sportsnet Connected, needs no introduction to sports fans in the Town of Pictou or any nearby communities. He’s already proven to us that he’s one of the brightest new stars in Canadian sportscasting. Watch him on the big screen just once and you’ll be convinced. Know what I especially like about this young man? He may be going places in [...]

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MacDonald strong in Sprint Pro event

Posted on September 17, 2014 Aaron Cameron

Pictou County cyclist Ryan MacDonald made a strong first appearance at the Challenge Sprint Pro event in Quebec. The event consists of two one-day races, one taking place in Quebec City while the other takes place in Montreal. Each are 200km events. The county native represented Team Canada in the tournament, going head to head with members of 18 world tour teams from around the globe. While he did make [...]

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Special Olympics Pictou County registration day Sept. 24

Posted on September 17, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – It is that time! Back to school and back to Special Olympics! Special Olympics Pictou County offers individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to make friends take on new challenges and compete in sport programs. Athletes experience joy, strengthen their self-esteem and courage, develop feelings of unity with others, and learn new skills. Registration day, coming up September 24, is a meeting where people can come [...]

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And they’re off … to the races

Posted on September 17, 2014 Heather Brimicombe

Imagine racing through the streets of Pictou County—pot holes and all—going almost 200 m/h at some points. If you are familiar with the world of rally car racing you have heard of Targa races. These races are almost exactly that, rather than having a race track competitor’s race through streets that are closed down especially for the event. This year’s Targa Newfoundland event will feature two Pictou County men, who [...]

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County female hockey charts new season

Posted on September 4, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Female Hockey Association has unveiled its plans for the upcoming season. The Association plans to host seven teams under the Subway Selects designation – Novice, Atom A, Peewee A, Peewee AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget A. The Novice team will be comprised of 17 players, taking the first 17 players who register. No tryouts will take place at this level. The Atom team [...]

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Courtnay Malcolm savours rugby years

Posted on September 3, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – Courtnay Malcolm says she’s thrilled to have been nominated for induction into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour for sure,” she said. “I’m humbled by it and looking forward to attending. Malcolm is among five athletes being inducted during ceremonies on Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Centre’s auditorium. A social is scheduled for 1 p.m. and inductions will follow at 2 [...]

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Crushers record sweep, contest Truro this week

Posted on September 3, 2014

WESTVILLE ROAD – The Pictou County Weeks Crushers swept two games to open their pre-season in the Maritime Hockey League and this week have two games against the Truro Bearcats before their regular season begins. The Crushers edged the Summerside Western Capitals 6-5 on Saturday in Summerside and recorded a 4-1 victory over the Caps in a Sunday afternoon game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. After visiting Truro Tuesday, [...]

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