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Stellar club attempts to build membership

Posted on November 19, 2014

STELLARTON – It has been a while since Mindy Langley and Ryan Williams have curled. So they took the opportunity to check out Stellar Curling Club during an open house the club offered last week. Langley and Williams reside in Central West River. The open house took place from Nov. 10 to 14, and they arrived on Nov. 13 to see club president Roger Garby getting the ice ready. “I [...]

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Naylor has had quite a career

Posted on November 19, 2014 Hu

I’m sure Bob Naylor won’t deny that he’s been writing letters to the editors of newspapers for a long time. Lots and lots of letters. For years and years. I don’t believe for a moment, though, that it’s a case of the well-known Pictou resident not having things to do with his time. Far from it. He’s always been a busy guy, whether it’s to do with sports, business, politics [...]

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Locals learn tips on next steps

Posted on November 19, 2014

Coaching can be tough. Selecting athletes for a team is tougher A coaching clinic based on how to evaluate and select athletes on Nov. 12 provided some help for those who attended the clinic at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Nearly 30 people registered for last week’s clinic, as well as the introductory one on Oct. 7. Both of them were hosted by Mark Smith and Stephanie Spencer. Smith is [...]

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Club marks 40th anniversary

Posted on November 19, 2014 Steve Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW – More than 50 people gathered last Wednesday for the 40th anniversary celebrations for the New Glasgow Karate Club. It was a time to demonstrate club members’ skills, welcome club leaders from the past and present awards. The club has evolved over the years and has moved from its previous home on Archimedes Street to its current location in the New Glasgow Fire Hall. It is directed by [...]

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McDowell recalls Vimy course

Posted on November 12, 2014 Rob McDowell

Canadians, we all grow up learning of that place called Vimy, in France – a place that represents a defining time in our country’s history – truly a Canada moment. To paraphrase one now-deceased veteran, “We went over as part of the British, we came back as Canadians.” Some Canadians know more than others about this historic military event. If asked, well sure we could all say that it was [...]

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Ryan enjoying life on smooth turf

Posted on November 12, 2014

STELLARTON – Marguerite Ryan says she is enjoying her time lawn bowling. Ryan, who is formerly from Stellarton and living in retirement in Truro, was among bowlers who accompanied Keith Finck last Thursday for a lawn bowling session at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports complex in Stellarton. It’s part of an attempt by facility manager Gary Matheson to bring lawn bowling into the complex this winter. Finck said the [...]

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Murray Logan gave so much to sports

Posted on November 12, 2014 Hugh Townsend

Though we were both born and brought up in New Glasgow, I didn’t know Murray Logan in my Pictou County days. He was 10 years older than me and our paths never crossed. But fast-forward to when we both became Dartmouth residents and it seemed we ran into each other everywhere we went in the sports community. That was because he was very active – and a keen volunteer – [...]

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Hood, Lays claim honours in Vince MacDonald race

Posted on November 5, 2014 Steve Goodwin

TRENTON – There was a new name added to the winners’ list for the Vince MacDonald 10-K Road Race. David Hood was the overall winner on Sunday, ahead of Joe Pound and Jim Lays. Hood was also top master male and succeeded Dave MacLennan of Scotsburn, who won the race last year for the 14th time but was absent due to his participation in the Atlantic track and field championships [...]

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Lady Nighthawks drop two thrillers

Posted on November 5, 2014

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks’ dreams of a provincial championship have ended. The Central Kings Gators scored with a header off a corner kick in the dying seconds of injury time on Friday to edge the host Nighthawks 2-1 in their Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division II semifinal match, sending the Gators to Saturday’s championship game in Division II female soccer. The Nighthawks had the consolation of having lost [...]

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Crushers widen lead, host N.B. opponents

Posted on November 5, 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will once again diet on New Brunswick teams this week in their next two MHL games. The Crushers, who have widened their lead in the Eastlink Division, will host the Miramichi Timberwolves on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and will visit the Dieppe Commandos on Sunday. Dieppe is second and Miramichi is third in the Meek Division standings. The games follow the Crushers’ [...]

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Always a big smile and a fine greeting

Posted on November 5, 2014 Hugh Townsend

Hughie MacDonald once told me the greatest satisfaction he got out of his hockey career, above all else, was the nice people he met in the game. His comment stuck with me through the years because, to be perfectly honest, Hughie was one of the nicest people I met in my 60-plus years around the sports scene. It was no wonder that the people in the game meant so much [...]

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Lady Nighthawks drop soccer thriller

Posted on October 31, 2014

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks’ dreams of a provincial championship have ended. The Central Kings Gators scored off a corner kick in the dying seconds of injury time on Friday to edge the host Nighthawks 2-1 in their Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation semifinal match, sending the Gators to Saturday’s championship game in Division II female soccer. The Gators led 1-0 and the Nighthawks were having difficulty attacking in the [...]

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Nighthawks’ boys advance; senior girls host Div. II finals

Posted on October 29, 2014

ALMA – The Northumberland Nighthawks have advanced to this week’s Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Division II provincial senior high school boys soccer championship. The Nighthawks got two goals from Reilly Fortune and one each from Keigan Rauh, Cole MacIsaac and Jacob Read as they defeated Yarmouth 5-0 on Saturday in a qualifying match at the NRHS field in Alma. While the boys have advanced, it has yet to be [...]

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Crushers post two wins to widen division lead

Posted on October 29, 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have widened their division lead in the MHL. The Crushers head into this week’s games at home on Thursday against the Valley Wildcats and away on Saturday against the Yarmouth Mariners with a five-point lead in the Eastlink Division. They established the lead after defeating the Amherst Ramblers 6-3 last Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and pulling out a 5-4 shootout victory last [...]

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Martin leads snooker, 9-ball regional stats

Posted on October 29, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – Billy Martin continues to lead the latest snooker rankings after the first of four round-robin tours for the Northern Nova Scotia Region. The first tour will end on Friday and the second one will begin on Saturday at the Century Snooker Club in New Glasgow. The present top-four rankings show Martin in first place ahead of Jeff Gillen, Don Latter and Peter Borden. “Our region has only [...]

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Selects in Subway Cup’s four finals

Posted on October 29, 2014 Steve Goodwin

It was a banner weekend for female hockey at the Subway Cup. The Pictou County Selects send all four of its teams to division finals and won one of them in the Atom Division during the action that began on Friday and ended on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. “It was awesome,” Josie Dunn of the Atom Selection said. “It was very exciting,” teammate Erin MacNeil added. “We [...]

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Perfect wife for someone like me

Posted on October 29, 2014 Hugh Townsend

Jane wasn’t a sports fan, certainly not in the true sense. She didn’t have a favourite hockey team, or a baseball or football team to call her own. She never considered entering a fantasy sports league when they became popular on the Internet and in our household. Yet for 47 years, she was surrounded by sports talk at the dinner table, sports channels blaring on the television every morning and [...]

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Jon Sim joins Atlantic Hockey Group

Posted on October 28, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – Jon Sim has joined the Atlantic Hockey Group. As the director of hockey operations for Nova Scotia, Sim will oversee all the group’s programs that will include providing support to the coaches involved in its NS AAA Series, its NS Elite Program and its NS Prospect Series. Sim’s summer and fall hockey programs will continue to be offered in Pictou County, as well as expanding in other [...]

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List of members expands with nine new inductees

Posted on October 22, 2014 Heather Brimicombe

WESTVILLE – Some of Pictou County’s finest were inducted into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Westville civic centre. The ceremony this year saw three builders, one media inductee, and five athlete inductees, as well as several special recognition awards presented. The ceremony was dedicated to Hugh “Sparky” Paris. Hall of Fame chairman Ken Langille’s wife Gale Langille made a presentation for Sparky’s honour [...]

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Siblings combine for rare finish

Posted on October 22, 2014 Steve Goodwin

blings achieved what Brianna Sandluck and her sister Kaitlin Sandluck and Jessica Zentner and her sister Naomi Zentner have done. The quartette from North Nova Education Centre combined to finish second in the senior girls team competition last Wednesday in Truro during the Northumberland Region high school cross country championships. Brianna Sandluck was third, Jessica Zentner was fourth, Caitlin Sandluck was ninth and Naomi Zentner was 13th individually among senior [...]

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Hopewell course gets first ace

Posted on October 22, 2014 Steve Goodwin

HOPEWELL – It may seem out of the way, but a 10-hole golf course in Hopewell has been attracting a good crowd of golfers in recent years. One of those golfers is Ivan Cock, who lives in Lyons Brook, has a membership at Abercrombie Country Club and still enjoys the occasional trip to Hopewell. He really enjoyed it one day when he got his first hole-in-one, which was also first [...]

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The last Rangers the best Rangers

Posted on October 21, 2014 Hugh Townsend

If you want to feel a wee bit on the old side, consider this tidbit of Pictou County hockey history: It has been 50 years – yes, half a century – since the last New Glasgow Rangers team took to the ice. It was also, in my opinion at least, the best Rangers team ever. I’m talking, of course, about the 1964-65 season when the local club was one of [...]

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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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