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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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County goes 7-0 in regular season rugby

Posted on September 3, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – The Pictou County Senior Rugby Club has completed an unbeaten record in Rugby Nova Scotia’s Division II men’s regular season. Pictou County got 25 points from Kris Works as they defeat the game but overmatched side from Caledonia Rugby Club in New Waterford 82-5 on Saturday in New Glasgow. “We worked on our defensive line and worked on our lineouts,” coach Scott Taylor said. “It’s good to [...]

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Corbin, MacLennan record victories

Posted on September 3, 2014 Steve Goodwin

WESTVILLE – History was made and youth was served at the annual Westville Hawboldt/Lays road races on Labour Day. Peter Corbin of Thorburn won his first one-mile race at the event by finishing in four minutes and 36 seconds. That was three seconds faster than perennial champion Dave MacLennan of Scotsburn. “I accomplished my goal,” Corbin said. “The student beat the teacher. It was a good course, but the rain [...]

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More than 70 enter Hawboldt/Lays races

Posted on September 3, 2014

WESTVILLE – Rain could not prevent 75 runners from taking part in the 2014 Westville Hawboldt/Lays Memorial road races on Monday in Westville. Many of those who registered ran both the one-mile race won by Peter Corbin and the five-mile race won by Dave MacLennan. It was Corbin’s first win after participating in the event two years ago before injuries sidelined him a year ago. Mayor Roger MacKay was among [...]

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Another Abercrombie title for Kevin Scott

Posted on August 27, 2014 Hugh Townsend

It seems I’ve known Kevin Scott almost forever. But, to be a bit more accurate, I’ve known him since the day he was born 37 years ago. For several reasons. Kevin’s father, retired school teacher Dave Scott, was born on the same day in 1941 as my sister Barbara at the old Aberdeen Hospital on Stellarton Road. They were roommates for the first few days of their lives – a [...]

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Midget AAAs win provincial title

Posted on August 27, 2014

STELLARTON – The MacGregor Kinsmen AAA Midget baseball club capped off a remarkable season by winning provincials last weekend. After returning home from their ninth place finish in the Baseball Canada national championship in Quebec, the MacGregor Kinsmen were eager to prove they were the best Midget AAA team in the province. On four days rest they opened the provincial tournament with a 11-1 shellacking of Sydney Mines Friday. The [...]

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Local skill sets tested at Future Link events

Posted on August 27, 2014

MOUNT WILLIAM – Future Links golf remains a reliable way to measure and improve golf kills, Brian Affleck says. Affleck, who operates the Brian Affleck Golf Academy, hosted a series of Future Links skills competitions in July at part of his skills instruction that he has been operating through the summer and ended last Thursday at Eagles Chance. The Future Links sessions attracted about 120 young golfers to the three [...]

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“Duke” recalls Clayton MacLeod

Posted on August 27, 2014

NEW GLASGOW – Clayton MacLeod is being remembered as a deserving inductee into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame for his more than 50 years as a top-level harness racing driver and trainer. MacLeod, a native of Murray Siding, near Westville, is being inducted posthumously during ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Centre’s auditorium. He died in 2010 in Truro. “I followed his harness racing [...]

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County wins women’s Div. II title

Posted on August 27, 2014 Steve Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW – Pictou County’s women’s rugby club has completed a worst-to-first chapter in their young history. After missing the playoffs in their first season last year, Pictou County, led by captain and No. 8 Tanisha Campbell, followed an undefeated seven-game regular season by capturing Rugby Nova Scotia’s Division II women’s championship on Friday with a 12-5 victory over Enfield. “Last year, we ended up last but this year we [...]

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Fisheries pool adds wheelchair, lift

Posted on August 20, 2014 Steve Goodwin

PICTOU – A public indoor swimming pool has added a new dimension to its menu of uses. The Pictou Fisheries Pool now has an aquatic lift and aquatic wheelchair to allow those with disabilities access to the pool. The equipment was to be officially dedicated on Tuesday. The goal is to have it available for people to use by late September. “We’re trying to make it more accessible for people [...]

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Hiking and biking with the Hahns

Posted on August 20, 2014 Hugh Townsend

I first met Tom Hahn four and a half years ago. It was at the Land Registration Office in Pictou where he’s property mapping supervisor for the northern part of Nova Scotia. We talked that day about his love for long-distance running, his love for marathons, his love for tackling anything physical. I got enough information that day to write not one, but three columns for The Advocate, highlighted by [...]

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Haley cites Olympic Gold among coaching highlights

Posted on August 20, 2014 Steve Goodwin

WESTVILLE – Lisa (Jordan) Haley says she welcomes the honour of being inducted into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Haley will join Cathy Mason and the late Roy Bennett in the builder category during inductions that will take place on Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Centre’s auditorium. “Growing up as a kid in Pictou County, I remember how much of my life revolved around playing sports,” [...]

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Rangers open AGR league playoff hunt

Posted on August 20, 2014

TRENTON – An abbreviated regular season for the Trenton Rangers in the AGR Fastball League has finally given way to a round of playoffs. The Rangers ended the regular with a 9-1 record by winning a game scheduled for Aug. 12 in Trenton by forfeiture over St. Andrew’s. They had not played either the St. Andrew’s Flyers or the Whycocomagh Warriors all season and were scheduled to open their playoffs [...]

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Richardson second in Sportsman final

Posted on August 20, 2014

JAMES RIVER – Dale Richardson of Stellarton took second place in the NAPA Sportsman Series Highland Building Centres 100 race at Riverside International Speedway on Sunday. Richardson’s performance in the event was part of the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 on the Maritime Pro Stock tour that had been scheduled for Friday. The feature had been re-scheduled from the spring, but was washed out on both Friday and Saturday [...]

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Love confirmed at Fenway Park

Posted on August 20, 2014 Steve Goodwin

NEW GLASGOW – A couple’s adoration for the Boston Red Sox compelled them to marry at Fenway Park. Jason Rorison and Heather Fougere on July 31 celebrated the first anniversary of their marriage at the famed asymmetrical baseball shrine, confirming their love for each other and the baseball team. Fougere is originally from St. Peter’s. They live in the house Rorison grew up in on Munroe Avenue. They met at [...]

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Mason cited for Special Olympics

Posted on August 13, 2014 Steve Goodwin

STELLARTON – Cathy Mason says she’s happy to have been nominated for induction into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Mason is among three people in the builder category being honoured at the 23rd annual induction ceremony on Oct. 18 at the Westville Civic Building. Mason’s induction is primarily for her more than 20 years of work with Special Olympics. Hockey coach Lisa Haley is also being inducted [...]

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