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FOREST FIRE INDEXES AT EXTREME LEVELS
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The recent string of hot weather means that the fire index for the province has increased nearly across the board. All of Cape Breton, Northern Nova Scotia and the Eastern Shore is listed very high, with most of Pictou & Antigonish counties listed extreme. There is no burning allowed anywhere in the northern and eastern parts of the province, including Cape Breton. Jim Rudderham of the Department of Natural Resources says we need a few days of a good steady rain to get those indexes down.

CAPE TO CAPE TRAIL RECEIVES GIFT
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A donation from Maritime Northeast Pipeline of money and volunteers will allow for the completion of some much needed work to Pictou County Trails. The Cape to Cape Trail committee, through the Pictou County Trails Association, will be the beneficiaries of the full day's work installing sign posts, clearing deadfall, and making repairs to the trail. The group will split into two teams today, and will be working on the Dalhousie Mountain and Six Mile Brook Trails. At the end of the day, all of the volunteers will gather for a celebratory barbeque supper. The Cape to Cape trail is a long term project, a vision begun by Gordon Young in 2003. Pictou County is the location of 30 km of the total trail, which stretches from Cape Chignecto to Cape George, passing through Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou and Antigonish Counties.

FIRE CHIEF SAYS ACCIDENT FURTHER PROOF OF NEED FOR TWINNING
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A single vehicle rollover in the French River/ Broadway area of Highway 104 yesterday is the 144th accident in the 37 km stretch between Sutherlands River and Antigonish since 2009. Barney's River Fire Chief Joe MacDonald says those collisions have resulted in 13 fatalities, and is once again calling for that stretch of highway to be twinned. Just after 11:00 yesterday morning a tandem wheel pulp truck lost control and crossed traffic and landed on it’s side in the opposite side ditch. MacDonald says it is very fortunate that there was no oncoming traffic at the time. Three fire departments, including the New Glasgow Hazardous Materials Unit, along with EHS, RCMP, and Department of Transportation officials all attended the scene. The driver of the truck was able to escape serious injury, and traffic was delayed for several hours while the scene was cleared.


MISSING CANOEIST BODY FOUND
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The body of a 33-year old missing canoeist has been found. The man, whose name has not been released, was reported missing after the canoe he and another were using capsized near Bayfield, Antigonish County. Sergeant Alain LeBlanc says the body was found by a local fisherman earlier today. LeBlanc had no other details about the recovery but said earlier that neither man wasn't wearing a life jacket, and there were no life jackets on board the canoe. A 28-year old man had been able to make it to the shore.

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING CANOEIST
Monday 21st July 2014

RCMP in Antigonish County are searching for a 33-year old man after the canoe he was in overturned yesterday in the Bayfield area. Corporal Scott MacRae says the man was reported missing yesterday afternoon, resulting in a search conducted by police, assisted by several residents familiar with the area. A Department of Natural Resources helicopter assisted with the search yesterday. MacRae says it is not known whether the man had been wearing his life jacket when the canoe capsized.

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 21
Monday 21st July 2014

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball is making their second trip to the national stage in 3 years. They won the provincial tournament this past weekend in Hammonds Plains, opening with a loss to the host team 5-2 before rattling off four consecutive wins. The championship game was a rematch of the opener, and this time the MacGregor Kinsmen won 6-1 to earn the right to head to Magog, Quebec for the National Championship Tournament from August 14 to 18.

Two games yesterday in the AGR league saw Heatherton defeat St. Andrew's 10-3 and St. Joseph's win by forfeit over Wycocomaugh. The Trenton Rangers are back in action tomorrow when they host Arisaig.

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River Saturday night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

The inaugural Swing for Tourette Syndrome Lob Ball Tournament held over the weekend in Trenton resulted in roughly 29-hundred dollars being raised. That money will go to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Tournament organizer Garrett Holmes says the total far surpassed his expectations, and that he is pleased with the overall success of the event.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS JULY 21

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball is making their second trip to the national stage in 3 years. They won the provincial tournament this past weekend in Hammonds Plains, opening with a loss to the host team 5-2 before rattling off four consecutive wins. The championship game was a rematch of the opener, and this time the MacGregor Kinsmen won 6-1 to earn the right to head to Magog, Quebec for the National Championship Tournament from August 14 to 18.

Two games yesterday in the AGR league saw Heatherton defeat St. Andrew's 10-3 and St. Joseph's win by forfeit over Wycocomaugh. The Trenton Rangers are back in action tomorrow when they host Arisaig.

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River last night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

The inaugural Swing for Tourette Syndrome Lob Ball Tournament held over the weekend in Trenton resulted in roughly 29-hundred dollars being raised. That money will go to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Tournament organizer Garrett Holmes says the total far surpassed his expectations, and that he is pleased with the overall success of the event.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY, JULY 20* UPDATED
Sunday 20th July 2014

7000 fans watched as veteran driver John Flemming of Halifax won the IWK 250 at the Riverside International Speedway in James River last night. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish commanded the track for 218 laps, but could not survive two late cautions. Chisholm was the sentimental favourite after his father and race-founder John Chisholm died earlier this month.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JULY 19*
Saturday 19th July 2014

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for tonight at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS JULY 18
Friday 18th July 2014

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing tonight, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

There are still a limited number of spaces left in the Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament which will happen on Thursday, July 24 at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 17
Thursday 17th July 2014

Former Weeks Jr. A Crusher Mitchell Deruelle has signed a professional contract with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The SPHL is an eight team league in the southeastern United States. The Crushers made the announcement via twitter Wednesday afternoon.

The Maritime Hockey League has released the 2014-15 regular season schedule. The Crushers will open their 48-game season (down from 52 last year) at home against Summerside on Thursday, September 11. The broadcast schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the fifth round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Malden, NB at the Strang’s MX track. Nole Chapman raced to a 3rd place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class and a 6th place finish in the 65cc class. Brent Chapman finished 10th overall in the 65 cc class and 14th overall in the 85cc. Brandon Daling rode to a 3rd place finish in the Supermini class and 10th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 3rd place finish in the Young Ladies class. Adam Hilling finished 9th overall in the School Boy class and 16th overall in Junior GP. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will be close to home this week-end competing in the final round of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Mount Thom MX track on Sunday, July 27th. Spectators welcome!!!

Three games last night in the AGR League, including a double header between Wycocomaugh and St. Andrew's. The Warriors took the first game 8-5, but the Flyers responded in game 2 with a 3-2 victory. Elsewhere, Arisaig dominated St. Joseph's 10-1. The Trenton Rangers are back in action at home on Tuesday against Arisaig.

Pictou County Athletics sent a team of 37 athletes to Antigonish this past weekend to participate in the Provincial track and Field Championships and they came home with the trophy for first place and the provincial championship banner. In only its third year of existence, it was a great accomplishment for athletes and coaching and management staff.

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing on Friday night, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place this coming weekend at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the "Play the Pros"Facebook page for more info. Following the game there will be a meet and greet with the players, performances by two comedians, and items available for auction. Tickets to the post-game festivities are $25.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 16 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Trenton Rangers continued their winning ways in the AGR league with a convincing 10-3 victory in Arisaig yesterday. Pat Laffin got the victory on the mound, while Andrew Cameron led the way at the plate, amassing six RBI through a pair of 3-run home runs. The Rangers next scheduled action is a rematch with the Blues, this time in Trenton next Tuesday at 7pm. In one other game last night, St. Joseph's beat Guysborough 4-3.

Pictou County Athletics sent a team of 37 athletes to Antigonish this past weekend to participate in the Provincial track and Field Championships and they came home with the trophy for first place and the provincial championship banner. In only its third year of existence, it was a great accomplishment for athletes and coaching and management staff.

The next event in the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is the signature event of the season, as the IWK 250 comes to Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend. Defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will join the field for the race set for this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Also in the field will be local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn from Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish and the King Racing entry from Pictou. The weekend also includes racing on Friday night, with the Sportsman Series and Maritime Legends League.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place this coming weekend at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the "Play the Pros"Facebook page for more info. Following the game there will be a meet and greet with the players, performances by two comedians, and items available for auction. Tickets to the post-game festivities are $25.

The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun that showcases the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and the historic Nelson Park - Register today for the August 31st event at www.buttertrailrun.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 14
Monday 14th July 2014

Team Nova Scotia has made history at the Special Olympics. Golfers brought home the first golf medals won in a National Special Olympics competition. It's was Gold for Ryan Kearney of Antigonish and Bronze for Robert Deal from Ellerhouse. These games are the largest in the Special Olympics Canada History featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials in 11 sports. The lone Pictou County athlete, Tim Ferris, finished with three silver medals, one bronze, and one fourth place finish. Congratulations to Tim, and to all of the Nova Scotia Special Olympians for their great efforts!

A pair of games yesterday in the AGR League saw the Heatherton Warriors win twice, 8-1 over St. Joseph's and 6-3 over Arisaig. The Trenton Rangers are scheduled to hit the road tomorrow for a 6:30pm game in Arisaig.

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts today and runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22, 23 and 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes entry into the tournament at Glen Lovat Golf Course, golf cart, a prime rib dinner, and entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub. The fundraiser runs from 9pm to 1am with live entertainment and there will also be a progressive 50/50, starting July 1 until August 10. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. Players that have been announced include Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, Zach Sill, James Sheppard, Andrew Bodnarchuk and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Check out the "Play the Pros"Facebook page for more info.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, JULY 12*
Saturday 12th July 2014

Team Nova Scotia has made history at the Special Olympics. Golfers will bring home the first golf medals won in a National Special Olympics competition. It's Gold for Ryan Kearney (Antigonish) and Bronze for Robert Deal (Ellerhouse). This is the final day of the games in Vancouver where Team Nova Scotia has advanced to the Gold medal game in Softball against host Team BC. These games are the largest in the Special Olympics Canada History featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials in 11 sports.

Forty two players have been named for the Hockey Canada U18 womens team selection camp, and the list of invitees includes one Nova Scotian. Carly Jackson, a goaltender from Amherst, will attend the camp in early August in Calgary. Jackson is one of six goalies who will be competing for two spots on the 22-player roster for a series of games against the United States later in August.

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14 on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22, 23 and 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

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LOCAL SPORTS JULY 11
Friday 11th July 2014

Pictou County Athletics' Learn to Run Program will take place again this summer. The program starts July 14th on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 pm until August 11th. The cost for this program is $30.00, and it's a good way to prepare for that upcoming race. Pictou County Athletics is also offering a Youth Athletic Camp this summer, for those between 12 and 17 years old. This camp is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm. The cost for this camp is $60.00. This is a great camp for experienced and non-experienced track and field athletes. It is a great way to learn a new sport, new discipline or just expand your knowledge on a current track and field discipline.

Tim Ferris of Pictou earned another three silver medals at the National Special Olympic Games in Vancouver Wednesday. Ferris got those medals in 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, and 50m butterfly. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had another solid round on the golf course as well, shooting a 61. The games continue through to Saturday.

The Trenton Rangers game in the AGR league scheduled for tonight in St. Andrew's has been postponed to allow for the league to get in a couple of other rescheduled games that had been postponed by rain earlier in the season. The Rangers are now off until Tuesday, when they travel to Arisaig.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County today, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JULY 10
Thursday 10th July 2014

Tim Ferris of Pictou opened the National Special Olympics with a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley yesterday. Ferris brought in one of 13 medals for Nova Scotia athletes on the first day of competition at the games in Vancouver. Ryan Kearney of Antigonish had a great day on the golf course as well, shooting a 52. The games continue through to Saturday.

Seven athletes from Pictou County participated in the Hershey Track Meet in Moncton on Sunday, July 6. Sarah Higdon participated on the 11-12 year category in the 200m and 400m races. Hannah MacLeod ran in both the 50m and 200m. Haileigh MacLeod and Taylor Cromwell both participated in the 100m. Liam Berthiaume competed in the 50m (5th) and the 100m. Eric Ferguson participated in both the 100m and the 200m.  Ethan MacDonald placed first in the 400m and second in the 800m. Anyone interested in doing track and field for the summer can contact Pictou County Athletics at pictoucountyathletics@gmail.com 

The Weeks Crushers have announced the addition of two new forwards to the team in a trade that has sent defenseman Evan MacEachern to the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. Mitchell Plevy comes in as an 18 year old forward who scored 10 points in 45 games last year with the Chiefs. Madison Dunn, another 18 year old, joins the Crushers after spending the last two seasons with the Brooks Bandits, having won the RBC Cup in 2013.

A Lob Ball Tournament is being organized as a fundraiser for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and they are looking for teams to sign up. The tournament will take place July 19 and 20 at the Trenton Baseball Field. Cost for entry is $250 per team, plus you must supply two balls for the games. There must be at least two female players on the team. There will also be a dance on the night of the 19th at the New Glasgow Legion from 9pm to 1am, open to those 19 and older. For more information on the Swing For Tourette Syndrome 2014, contact Garrett Holmes at 902-754-5999.

The Stellarton Homecoming Golf Tournament will happen on Thursday, July 24 from 11-1 at the Abercrombie Country Club. For more information or to book your tee time call 752-8944! Remember, your participation gets you a steak dinner at the RCAF club!

The 14th annual Walter Macdonald Charity Golf Tournament for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society at Glen Lovat Golf Course will take place on Sunday August 10th. A four hundred dollar registration per team includes golf cart, barbecue prime rib supper, entry to the Palliative Care fundraiser the night before at the Whitetail Pub in Westville, and the entry into the tournament. The tournament itself kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. The Friday night fundraiser at the Whitetail runs from 9pm to 1am and includes entertainment by All in Good Time, Mr Jim Dorrie, Derek and Jessie, and the Sunday Jam Band. There will also be a progressive 50/50, which will run from July 1 – August 10. Draw at 7 pm at the Glen Lovat Golf Course. This fundraiser could generate thousands of dollars for the Palliative Care Society. Contact Mike MacNaughton - 396-1483, or Marlee MacNaughton – 396-6394

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is accepting applications for head coaching positions in all divisions. The association is expected to host Intermediate, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams this coming hockey season. Please indicate on the application which level of hockey you are interested in coaching, whether it is A or AA. Application forms can be found on the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association website at www.pcmha.com. Deadline for submissions is July 11, 2014. Applications can be emailed to smusick@ngnews.ca or mailed to Sueann Musick, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 5E2.

Following a year's absence, The Melmerby Triathlon returns Sunday, July 27 with only a few tweaks to the course to help ease congestion for both participants and motorists. It's sixty dollars to register, which can be done at atlanticchip.ca. This year also sees kids triathlon, which is free to sign up: it's open to those twelve and under on Saturday the 26th.

“Hockey Day in Pictou County" will return in 2014 after a one-year absence. There will be a new format this year, to accommodate the pros playing two games the evening of July 18th with novice and atom aged players. And instead of a Pros and Joes game, the pros will put on a skills demo between the first and second game. There will be no charge to attend and watch these on-ice events, but donations will be accepted at the door. More players have been announced to join the lineup of local current and former NHL and AHL players Colin White, Jon Sim, Derek Walser, Joey MacDonald and Dave McIntyre, including Zach Sill of the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks, Andrew Bodnarchuk from the LA Kings and Boston Bruin Brad Marchand. Additional Players may be named in the coming days. The popular silent auction will also return, plus an after-game comedy-auction event upstairs in the Wellness Centre for those 19 years of age and over. The cost for this event will be $25.00 per person with tickets available at the YMCA desk. Check out Facebook "Play the Pros" group for additional information.

Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow's Chicken BBQ is coming up at the Glasgow Square this Friday from 11am-1pm. Business delivery Available! Pre-ordering is strongly recommended by emailing chickenbbq@ngkinsmen.com. Funds raised will go towards the Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program.

The Heartland Tour 2014 will be coming to Pictou County tomorrow, with some changes from previous years. All events have been move to the Pictou County Wellness Centre, with huge support from the YMCA. The day starts at 8:30am with a new feature: An Opening Ceremony! Everyone is welcome to come along as they circle the Wellness centre, on cycles, in strollers, and on foot. There will be an honorary starter, and a brief road safety lesson from a very experienced local cyclist. At 9:00am the first ride will begin, tailored to intermediate cyclists, who want to complete a 60 km scenic, fairly flat ride. The afternoon will provide a medium length ride of about 30 km, with a few rolling hills. It will leave the Wellness Centre at 1:30pm, while a youth ride and walk/run of about 5 km will leave Wellness Centre at the same time. At 3pm there will be an open swim for all participants. After an hour in the pool, hot tub, and lazy river, they will hold the closing ceremony and draw prizes.

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TRENTON ON BOARD WITH REGIONAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK
Wednesday 9th July 2014

The town of Trenton is joining REN 4. At last night’s meeting, council voted to become part of the Regional Economic Network that includes Colchester & Cumberland Counties, on the condition that the other 5 municipalities in the county join as well. Four of them, the Towns of Pictou, New Glasgow, and Stellarton, as well as the County, have already decided to join REN 4. Several councillors expressed disappointment that there haven’t been clear reasons set out as to why REN 4 is more desirable than Antigonish and points east, but noted that it’s important that all of Pictou County is on the same page.

PICTOU COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND THEFTS
Tuesday 8th July 2014

A twenty-eight-year old Pictou County man charged with fraudulently using his grandmother's credit card was given a six-month Conditional Sentence Order in Pictou Provincial court yesterday. Tyler Russell Butts pleaded guilty to 7 purchases made in 2009 totaling nearly 1900 dollars, telling court that the thefts occurred to feed his addiction to opiates. Butts was also charged with thefts in 2010 and 2013 at retail locations in New Glasgow, Stellarton and Antigonish. Crown attorney Bill Gorman called Butt's life a shambles and recommended that the focus of the order be on treatment for substance abuse. Butts told court he has been drug-free since mid-April. Following completion of his CSO, Butts will be on probation for one year, and other conditions include not associating with anyone with a criminal record, not possessing or consuming alcohol and staying off the property of the Highland Square Mall.

MP PETER MACKAY ANNOUNCES DEFIBRILLATORS IN RINKS, OPENS NEW ROWING CENTRE IN LOCHABER
Sunday 29th June 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay will be at the Trenton Arena tomorrow morning to mark the installation of Federally-funded defibrillators or (AEDs) at Pictou County arenas. It is part of a nationwide program that will see over 2,000 devices installed (and more than 20,000 people trained) over 4-years at a cost of $10 million. Yesterday, MacKay attended the grand opening of the Lochaber Centre outside Antigonish – calling the facility “a living tribute to the entire community”. The community centre and rowing centre replaces Sylvan Hall, which stood in Lochaber for over 90 years.  The centre includes office and meeting space, change areas, boat storage and overlooks a two kilometre, six-lane rowing course.  It is home to the Antigonish and St. FX Rowing Clubs.  The local community raised more than 300-thousand dollars for the project. The federal government contributed more than 500-thousand dollars to the centre, the province 370-thousand, while the Antigonish County Municipality contributed 75-thousand dollars.


PETER MACKAY'S WIFE ENTERS MEDIA FUROR
Saturday 28th June 2014

National media reporting of  alleged sexist comments made by Peter MacKay remain at an overblown pitch today. Yesterday in Antigonish, MacKay dismissed questions from media, saying enough had been said about something he didn't say. The media has reported that MacKay has not commented on the furor, when in fact, he has: posting an open letter on his Facebook page 5 days ago that claims he was misquoted during the private meeting with lawyers. And whether it will finish or fan the controversy, MacKay’s wife,author and human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay had her own open letter printed in  a national newspaper on Thursday. In it, she re-iterates that her husband's comment was taken out of context, and questions why the Bar Society of Ontario has refused to release a transcript of MacKay’s remarks from the private meeting. To read Nazanin’s  letter in full… visit theglobeandmail.com .

WORK BEGINS ON NEW TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY BRIDGE
Friday 27th June 2014

There will be a small change for those driving to Antigonish & Cape Breton. Environment Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan, and Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, turned the sod this morning on the site of the new Heatherton Bridge. The new bridge near Antigonish will provide a stronger, long-lasting span without causing traffic delays on Highway 104. A detour bridge is in place to minimize inconvenience while the existing bridge is removed and replaced by next July. Nova Construction of Antigonish won the tender for almost 5 million dollars. Total project cost is 5-point-5 million with the federal contributing up to 1-point-8 million and the province the rest.

ANTIGONISH MAN TO APPEAL CONVICTION
Wednesday 25th June 2014

An Antigonish man who was sentenced last September to six years in prison after a fatal two-vehicle crash killing two teens in November 2011 has had a date set for his appeal. William Byron Fogarty is appealing his conviction on two counts each of impaired driving by drugs causing death and dangerous driving causing death. The 33-year-old's appeal appeal will be heard on December 3rd.


MICHELIN DEVELOPMENT CANADA ALMOST READY TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS
Wednesday 25th June 2014

The President of Michelin Development Canada says the job creation program being implemented in northern Nova Scotia by Michelin will start accepting applications shortly. John Tully, President of Michelin Development Canada spoke at last nights Annual General Meeting of the Northern Opportunities for Business Limited, and gave a reminder that any business in Pictou, Colchester, Antigonish or Guysborough counties can apply. Tully says the Michelin Development fund has already been successful in Canada, when it was active in Waterloo from 2006 to 2009 and created 536 of the 550 jobs the program had set as its' goal.

LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 22
Monday 23rd June 2014

The Provincial Special Olympics took place over the weekend in Antigonish, and a number of athletes from Pictou County took part. Congratulations to all of the participants, with a special shout out to the following medallists:
SWIMMING
Evan Sharpe – Gold - 100m Freestyle, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Silver - 25m Butterfly
Timothy Ferris – Gold – 50m Butterfly, Gold – 200m Freestyle, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Gold – 100m Backstroke, Gold – 200m IM
Michelle Zuetoff - Gold – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 25m Breaststroke, Bronze – 25m Backstroke
Trevor Poirier – Gold – 50m Backstroke, Gold – 50m Freestyle, Gold – 25m Backstroke
Daniel Martin – Bronze – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 50m Freestyle
Stacey Cunningham – Silver – 25m Breaststroke, Bronze – 25m Backstroke
Jimmy Hefler – Silver – 25m Backstroke
Sheri Wolfenden – Bronze – 25m Butterfly
Terry Reid – Bronze – 25m Butterfly
Kendall Snell – Bronze – 50m Freestyle
Pictou County Otters Boys Relay Team (Evan Sharpe, Daniel Martin, Trevor Poirier, Jimmy Hefler) 200m – Bronze
ATHLETICS
Adam Smith – Silver – Standing Long Jump
Brendan Clayton – Bronze – Standing Long Jump, Bronze - 400m
Lucy Rogers – Gold – Shot Put, Gold – 100m, Gold – 200m, Gold – 400m,
Shaun Bennett – Silver – Shot Put, Bronze - 100m
BOWLING
Paige Fleury - Gold
Henry Green – Gold
Amanda Smith - Silver
Justin Savage – Silver
Eric Redmond - Silver
Dave Wakely – Silver
Fred Maxwell – Bronze
Terry MacLeod – Bronze
Sherry Sanders – Bronze
BASKETBALL
Pictou-Cobequid Team - Gold in Recreational Division
GOLF
Results unavailable
SOFTBALL
Results unavailable

New Glasgow's Roller Derby team the Kicken Vixen's were in Bridgetown over the weekend and slaughtered the Valley Avengers 378-173.  Voodoo McCue & Eye-Sock'ya were MVP's for blocking and Rockin' Roller scored the Jammer MVP.

The Pictou County Cycle Road Race will take place this Sunday, June 29, starting at noon. Registration will start at 9:30am at the Abercrombie Community Centre. The 20.1km loop race costs 35 dollars if you register online at www.atlanticchip.ca or 40 dollars by registering in person on the day of the race.

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program & registration is at the gym from 4-8pm this Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Looking for something new and fun to do, why not give waterpolo a try? For boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years, games are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment and fun for ALL. For more information or to register, call the Pictou Pool 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SUNDAY JUNE 22* UPDATED
Sunday 22nd June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Athletes are at the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish this weekend, competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. Most of the events are taking place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games, including the great contingent representing Pictou County. The full schedule is available on sons.ca

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check their Facebook page.

Today's AGR Doubleheader between Trenton Rangers and the Heatherton Warriors has been cancelled.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program & registration is at the gym from 4-8pm this Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Looking for something new and fun to do, why not give waterpolo a try? For boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years, games are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment and fun for ALL. For more information or to register, call the Pictou Pool 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY JUNE 21*
Saturday 21st June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Athletes are at the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish this weekend, competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games and East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent representing Pictou County. The full schedule is available on sons.ca

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run today at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm.

Anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until tomorrow to continue their hot start, as last night's game in Whycocomaugh was postponed. The Rangers play a double header against Heatherton tomorrow afternoon.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program. The Gym will be open for registration on June 23, 24 and 25th from 4-8pm.

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 20
Friday 20th June 2014

The university commitments from former Weeks Jr A Crushers continue to roll in, as David Stephens has announced that he will be playing for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, part of the highly competitive Canada West Conference of the CIS. The Whitehorse native spent last season with the Crushers, amassing 45 points in 41 regular season games, with another 10 points in 11 playoff games.

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games starting today in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony for the 645 athletes kicks off the weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent going from Pictou County. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca, and we will bring you a recap next week on Local Sports.

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

Several athletes from Pictou County attended the provincial Hershey Meet at Saint Marys University this past weekend. A number of athletes from the county got top six finishes, which allows them to move on to the Atlantic Hershey meet on July 5th in Saint John, NB., including:
Hannah Fraser: 3rd place in 800m
Hannah MacLeod: 1st place in 50m, 2nd in 200m
Liam Berthiaume: 1st place in 50m, 2nd in 100m
Aidan Robinson: 4th place in 100m, 4th in long jump
Willem Fraser: 3rd place in 200m, 3rd in long jump
Ethan MacDonald: 2nd place in 400m, 1st in 800m
Mitchell Robinson: 3rd place in 50m, 4th in 100m
Cal Maxner: 6th place in 100m, 5th in long jump
Other Pictou County Results:
Taylor Cromwell: 8th place in 200m, 9th in the 100m
Sarah Higdon: 8th place in 400m, 7th in 200m
Nicole Robinson: 8th place in long jump, 11th in 100m
Haleigh MacLeod: 8th place in 100m, 10th in 400m
If anyone is interested in doing track and field over the summer, please contact Pictou County Athletics at www.pictoucountyathletics.com , e-mail pictoucountyatletics@gmail.com or check the Facebook page Pictou County Athletics.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until Sunday to continue their hot start, as tonight's game in Whycocomaugh has been postponed. Their next games are now in Heatherton for a double header Sunday afternoon.

Pictou County Gymnastics Club has spaces available for their Summer Day Camp program. The Gym will be open for registration on June 23, 24 and 25th from 4-8pm.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING POLICE AND CROWN
Thursday 19th June 2014

A 36-year old man is facing multiple charges after threatening police officers and their families, as well as a Crown prosecutor yesterday. Police say the man also threatened to burn down the Antigonish RCMP detachment after he was arrested following a fight in a restaurant. Investigators say the man was being held in cells when he threatened to kill officers, the local Crown and to burn down the detachment. Police spokeswoman Const. Catherine Bezaire says the man also threatened to harm the children of local RCMP officers. The man is expected in provincial court on Friday.


LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 19
Thursday 19th June 2014

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

Athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games starting tomorrow in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony for the 645 athletes kicks off the weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Most of the events will take place on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, with the bowling, softball, and golf at other venues around the town. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. East Coast FM extends best wishes to all of the athletes, in particular the great contingent going from Pictou County. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca, and we will bring you a recap next week on Local Sports.

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers have a perfect 3-0 record so far this season, but will have to wait until Sunday to continue their hot start, as tomorrow's game in Whycocomaugh has been postponed. Their next games are now in Heatherton for a double header Sunday afternoon.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 16
Wednesday 18th June 2014

Looking for something new and fun to do on summer evenings, why not give WATERPOLO a try. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 6 to 7pm., and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 years. WATER POLO is like soccer and basketball played in the water. Sessions are facilitated in a learn-to-play environment. Fun for ALL. For more information or to register, please call the Pool at 485-5301

In just a few short days, athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony kicks off the games weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca

After the rain-out last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers won both ends of a double header last night as they hosted the Guysborough Broadhorns. Pat Laffin pitched the Rangers to a 4-3 win in the first game, while Mike Wolfe and Donnelly Archibald combined for the 9-5 win in the nightcap. One other game from last night saw St. Joseph's beat Arisaig 3-2 in 8 innings. The Rangers are back in action on Friday when they visit Whycocomaugh.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 17
Tuesday 17th June 2014

Another former Weeks Crusher has announced his plans for continuing his hockey career. Goaltended Brandon Thibeau, who held the number one spot between the pipes for the Crushers for the last two seasons, has committed to joining the Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus. This will allow the Moncton native to return home and play in the highly competitive Atlantic University Sport Mens Hockey League. Last season, Thibeau started 43 of the Crushers 52 regular season games, posting a 2.72 GAA and a .917 SV%, while going 26-10-6. He added 10 more playoff starts, going 4-6 with a 3.18 GAA and .912 SV%.

There will be some major changes in the Maritime Hockey League this season, including the length of the season itself. The Governors of the league opted to reduce the schedule from 52 to 48 games this season, in an effort to reduce the number of mid-week games. The hope is to attract more university students to play by having less of an impact on school attendance. One other significant change is the “one-fight rule” which will see any player who gets a major penalty for fighting getting a game misconduct to go along with it. This is a nation-wide move in all 10 Junior A leagues. Five leagues implemented the rule last year.

In just a few short days, athletes will head to the 2014 Nova Scotia Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Antigonish. This year athletes will be competing for a chance to attend the International Games in Los Angeles in 2015. The Opening Ceremony kicks off the games weekend at 5pm on Friday at the Keating Centre. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on the games with all events open to the public. The full schedule is avaliable on sons.ca

After the rainout last weekend of the Ron MacGillivray 150 at James River, the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is back in action this weekend in Halifax. The Lockhart Truck Centre 150 is scheduled to run this Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, and Donald Chisholm of Antigonish are all set to race, along with the King Racing entry from Pictou. The green flag is set to drop at 6pm Saturday night.

The Trenton Rangers are scheduled to play a double-header against Guysborough at home tonight beginning at 7pm.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY, JUNE 14*
Saturday 14th June 2014

Pictou Soccer Club games are cancelled for today.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and this year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests and include Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

There is an event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour today in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

In the AGR league: The Trenton Rangers next action will be Tuesday at 7pm when they host Guysborough for a double-header.

In Northern Baseball League this weekend, the Pictou County Midget A Orioles take on the Pictou County Midget A Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 6pm while the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals are in Amherst for 2 games.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 13 *UPDATED*
Friday 13th June 2014

The winners of the Johnny Miles Running event awards were announced last night at Glasgow Square. Pat Carty received the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award. Jeannie MacDonald and Lloyd MacLean each won the Danny MacLeod Inspirational Award, and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award went to Dave MacLennan. Also, the first six inductees entering the Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame were announced. Janet Fraser, Mary Cantrell and Patsy Langille were the three women inductees, while Lawson Breen, Dave MacLennan and Charlie Langille were the men.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event this weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

One game tonight in the AGR league. It sees Guysborough visiting St. Andrew's at 7pm. The Trenton Rangers next action will be Tuesday at 7pm when they host Guysborough for a double-header.

In Northern Baseball League this weekend, the Pictou County Midget A Orioles take on the Pictou County Midget A Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton on Sunday evening at 6pm while the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals are in Amherst for 2 games on Sunday.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 12
Thursday 12th June 2014

The Trenton Rangers team kicked off the 2014 AGR baseball season with an 8-1 victory on the road last night against the Arisaig Blues. Pat Laffin got the victory on the mound for the Rangers who will be back in action next Tuesday at home for a double header against Guysborough.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held tonight at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Riders of the Birch Hill MX Park Team participated in the third round to the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Salisbury, NB at the Riverglade Motocross track. Nole Chapman had a solid day with a 3rd place finish in the 65 cc class and a 4th place finish in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. Brandon Daling rode to a 6th place finish in the Supermini class and 12th overall in the School Boy class on his 125 cc bike. Samantha Daling had a 4th place finish in the Young Ladies class. Gage Wallace competed in the 85 cc (7 -11 year old) class and finished 14th overall. Adam Hilling had some mechanical issues and finished 20th overall in the School Boy class.The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head to Port Elgin this week-end to complete in Round Four of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at Strangs MX track on Sunday.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



ST FRANCIS XAVIER WINS PARTIAL VICTORY
Wednesday 11th June 2014

In a decision released yesterday by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, St. Francis Xavier University won a partial victory on their complaint against the Antigonish Electric Utility. In Fall 2008, the University and the AEU reached a settlement regarding the cost of service following a dispute earlier that year. In late 2012, the University filed a complaint that the AEU was had been violating that settlement by charging more for electricity than they would pay as a direct customer of Nova Scotia Power. The Board found that the complaint was valid retroactive to 2010, however only ordered a reimbursement retroactive to December 2012 because the University was negligent in waiting to file the complaint. The University will receive approximately 33-thousand dollars in the decision.

LOCAL SPORTS – JUNE 11
Wednesday 11th June 2014

The St. Stephen Aces began to build a roster for their inaugural season in the MHL yesterday with the Expansion Draft, taking two players from each of the other 11 existing teams in the league. The Weeks Jr A Crushers lost a pair of 18 year olds from their 33-man list, neither of whom were on the active roster last season. Forward Andrew Shewfelt spent last season with the Halifax Mooseheads, while defenceman Ryan MacEachern stayed in Major Midget last season with the Atlantic Champion Halifax MacDonald's. The next major moves in the MHL will come this weekend when the Annual Entry Draft takes place in Summerside.

From the inaugural season in 2013, the Northern Midget League has expanded from 5 to 6 teams to become the Northern Baseball League. The Pictou County Midget A Orioles, Pictou County Midget A Rangers, and the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals will be competing against teams from Amherst, Antigonish, and New Waterford in a 20 game season. League action began last week, resulting in Antigonish splitting a home and home series with the Orioles, Amherst Splitting 2 games with the Rangers, and the Cardinals defeating New Waterford twice in New Waterford. This week, The Orioles take the Rangers at the Albion field in Stellarton on Wednesday and Sunday evening at 6pm with the Cardinals in Amherst for 2 games on Sunday.

The 2014 season of the AGR league gets underway tonight with a pair of games, including the season opener for the lone Pictou County team in the circuit. Trenton will visit Arisaig tonight at 6:30, while Heatherton travels to St. Joseph's in the other opening night game. The 18-game regular season runs until August 6.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held tomorrow at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session tonight at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP JUNE 10
Tuesday 10th June 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have announced their 2014 territorial picks for the upcoming Maritime Hockey League Draft. The Crushers have taken Forward Blair Dewtie of New Glasgow and Defenseman Connor MacLaughlin from Eureka with their two picks. Each team is allowed to select two players from their home region prior to the draft each year. The Expansion Draft will take place today, when the St. Stephen Aces will get the opportunity to select two players left unprotected by each team to begin to build their roster. The main draft will take place this weekend, in Summerside.

This past weekend the NSSAF Provincial Track and Field Championships took place in Sydney. A number of athletes went from schools across Pictou County, with a total of 18 medals coming to the county.
EAST PICTOU MIDDLE SCHOOL
BRONZE MEDALS (3) – Alex Moore (2): Junior Boys 400m, Junior Boys 200m; Raymond Simpson: Junior Boys 3000m
Other Results
Gen Lemieux – Junior Girls 3000m: 9th; 1500m: 12th
Alex Moore – Junior Boys 100m: 4th; 800m: 10th
Breanna Sandluck – Junior Girls 1500m: 7th; 3000m: 8th
Raymond Simpson – Junior Boys 1500m: 4th; 800m: 12th
HIGHLAND CONSOLIDATED MIDDLE SCHOOL
Tyler Green – Junior Boys 800m: 5th; 400m: 9th
Junior Girls 4x100m Relay Team – 5th
NEW GLASGOW JUNIOR HIGH
Junior Girls 4x400m Relay Team – 10th
NORTH NOVA EDUCATION CENTRE
GOLD MEDALS (5) – Alyssa MacNeil (2) – Intermediate Girls 100m, 200m; Kaelan Schmidt (2) – Intermediate Boys High Jump, Triple Jump; Intermediate Girls 4x100 Relay Team
SILVER MEDALS (1) – Kaelan Schmidt – Intermediate Boys Long Jump
BRONZE MEDALS (2) – Jordan Landry – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles; Intermediate Girls 4x400m Relay Team
Other Results
Meghan Graham – Intermediate Girls 400m: 5th; 100m: 11th
Jordan Landry – Intermediate Girls 400m: 11th
Caitlin Sandluck – Senior Girls Shot Put: 15th
Kaelan Schmidt – Intermediate Boys 100m: 7th; Javelin: 10th
Brady Walsh – Senior Boys 400m: 6th
Erin Washburn – Intermediate Girls 400m: 12th
Jessica Zentner – Senior Girls 3000m: 7th; 1500m: 9th
Intermediate Boys 4x100m Relay Team: 8th
Senior Boys 4x400m Relay Team: 9th
NORTHUMBERLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
GOLD MEDALS (2) – Tatum McLean (2) – Junior Girls Shot Put, Discus
SILVER MEDAL (1) – Reed MacDonald – Intermediate Boys Javelin
Other Results
Sally Bates – Senior Girls 100m: 8th; 200m: 9th
Dylan Hiltz – Intermediate Boys 1500m: 13th; 400m: 13th
Tyler Swain – Intermediate Boys Discus: 4th; Javelin: 9th
Lexie Trevors – Intermediate Girls Javelin: 11th
Intermediate Girls 4x100m Relay Team: 6th
PICTOU ACADEMY
GOLD MEDALS (1) – Lauren Quann – Intermediate Girls High Jump
Other Results
Maddy Murray – Senior Girls 400m: 7th
Lauren Quann – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles: 7th; 200m: 10th; 800m: 11th; Long Jump: 13th
Lindsey Wilson – Intermediate Girls Triple Jump: 8th
RIVER JOHN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
GOLD MEDALS (1) – Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls Long Jump
SILVER MEDALS (1) – Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles
Other results
Olivia Pretty – Intermediate Girls 200m: 6th; 100m: 7th
THORNBURN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
Peter Corbin – Intermediate Boys 800m: 5th; 400m: 9th; 1500m: 9th
WEST PICTOU CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
BRONZE MEDALS (1) – Brett Corbin – Junior Boys High Jump
Other Results
Atlanta Bezanson – Junior Girls High Jump: 8th
Eric Hughes – Junior Boys Long Jump: 15th
Junior Boys 4x400m Relay Team: 10th

Pictou County Ultimate welcomes everyone to an "Ultimate Frisbee Night" to kick off their summer season. Learn to play ultimate frisbee, no experience required. This will also be the registration night for their summer league, held on Tuesday nights this summer for ages 16 and up. Join them tonight for this kick off event at Parkdale at 630.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held THIS Thursday at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session this Wednesday, June 11th at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team tonight at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



HERITAGE GAS APPLIES TO BRING NATURAL GAS TO ANTIGONISH COUNTY
Monday 9th June 2014

Heritage Gas is submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to expand into Antigonish County. President of Heritage Gas, Bill Swan, says natural gas will save the community millions in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor of Antigonish Mayor Carl Chisholm says delivery of natural gas to Antigonish is good for the economic future of the region, adding (quote) “We are always looking for ways to help businesses and families to save money in a way that’s good for the environment”. Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company and subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd. based in Calgary, Alberta. Heritage Gas currently provides natural gas service to 5200 customers in Halifax, Pictou, Amherst and Oxford.

LOCAL SPORTS - June 9
Monday 9th June 2014

The North Nova boy’s rugby team was eliminated from provincials by Kings-Edgehill in Saturday’s NSSAF provincial semifinal. North Nova lost the game 14-7. Kings-Edgehill later went on to lose the provincial final to Citadel 34-0. Both teams had finished first in their pools after round-robin play. The North Nova girls were shutout 15-0 by Citadel High School in their semifinal played at Northumberland. Citadel later lost 19-12 to Halifax West, who North Nova had defeated to open the tournament. Congratulations to both local teams for a well played season.

Pictou County Ultimate welcomes everyone to an "Ultimate Frisbee Night" to kick off their summer season. Learn to play ultimate frisbee, no experience required. This will also be the registration night for their summer league, held on Tuesday nights this summer for ages 16 and up. Join them tomorrow, Tuesday, June 10, for this kick off event at Parkdale at 630.

The Pictou County Rugby Club ,Mini rugby program will once again be offering a registration session this Wednesday, June 11th at 6pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cost is $50 per child however there is a family rate of $40 per child. For more information on the program check out pictoucountyrugbyclub.com and search under the mini heading.

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The 2nd annual Johnny Miles Running Events Special Recognition Awards nights will be held THIS Thursday at 7:00 pm at Glasgow Square and the general public is invited. This is the official kick off of the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. New this year will be six individuals who will be inducted into the newly formed  Glenn “Big Dog” Chenell Runners Hall of Fame. These inductions will follow the presentation of the annual recognition awards; the Verna Van Bommel Community Volunteer Award, The Danny McLeod Inspirational Awards and the Johnny Miles Williston Character Award. There is no charge to get in. The evening will begin with a meet and greet social at 7:00 pm followed by the awards at 7:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team tomorrow at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held tomorrow and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place this weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



ANTIGONISH ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE HOLDS CHURCH SERVICE TODAY FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Sunday 8th June 2014

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish is holding a special service today to acknowledge the pain of victims of sexual abuse. Father Donald MacGillivray says he hopes the victims of the abuse by members of the clergy will attend the service, which is being held at 3 p.m. this afternoon at St. Joseph's Church in Port Hawkesbury. MacGillivray says the service was agreed upon as part of a class-action lawsuit against several priests dating back more than 50 years. The diocese paid out $16 million in compensation for the 125 confirmed and alleged victims of sexual abuse.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY JUNE 8*
Sunday 8th June 2014

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event next weekend will include the Johnny Walk on Saturday- it is a free event & open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk-starter is Phyllis Williston – a master athlete and also the widow of the founder of the walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square with registration at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers continue tryouts for the U-12 team today at 7:30 p.m. Another tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP Saturday June 7
Saturday 7th June 2014

The following are the results of the NSSAF Provincial Rugby Championships being held at North Nova Education Centre:

Girls Division

Avon View 5 CEC 5

North Nova 7 Halifax West 5

Avon View 15 Citadel 5

Halifax West 31 Riverview High 0

Citadel 22 CEC 12

North Nova 45 Riverview 0

Boys Division

King’s-Edgehill 12 Hants East 8

Citadel 22 North Nova 14

Dartmouth 27 Hants East 14

Citadel 36 Glace Bay 0

Kings Edgehill 10 Dartmouth 5

North Nova 51 Glace Bay 0

Game Schedule for Saturday, June 7th

10:00am   Semi Final Girls: North Nova vs. Citadel High - NRHS Field

10:00am   Semi Final Girls: Avon View vs. Halifax West - NNEC Field

11:00am   Semi Final Boys: Dartmouth vs. Citadel High - NRHS Field

11:00am   Semi Final Boys: Kings Edgehill vs. North Nova - NNEC Field

2:00pm    Girls Championship Final - NNEC Field

3:00pm    Boys Championship Final - NNEC Field

Pictou Soccer Club cancelled today, but games are on for tomorrow.

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event set for next weekend, which includes the Johnny Walk on Saturday, June 14th will have a few slight changes. This is a free event and is open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and for their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk starter is Phyllis Williston, a master athlete and active member of Pictou County. She is also the widow of the founder of the annual walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square to avoid congestion. Registration is on site at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers will be holding registration today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq today from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 6 ***UPDATED***
Friday 6th June 2014

Another former Weeks Jr A Crusher has announced his plans to continue his hockey career. JP Harvey, who joined the Crushers after a trade with Summerside last November, will attend Dalhousie starting this fall and will be a member of the Tigers hockey team. Harvey had 28 points in 31 regular season games as a Crusher, with another 4 points in 11 playoff games. His four year Jr A career included time with Amherst, Metro and Summerside before coming to Pictou County, and resulted in 142 points in 196 games, and an RBC Cup appearance in 2013.

In spite of the weather, the Grade 6 Pictou County Elementary Track and Field Meet at Pioneer Coal Track Facility is taking place today as planned.

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event set for next weekend, which includes the Johnny Walk on Saturday, June 14th will have a few slight changes. This is a free event and is open to everyone. The goal is to get people walking for fun and for their health, while enjoying the New Glasgow waterfront. This year’s honourary walk starter is Phyllis Williston, a master athlete and active member of Pictou County. She is also the widow of the founder of the annual walk, Dr. John Williston. The walk will begin at Glasgow Square to avoid congestion. Registration is on site at 8:30 a.m. All walkers will receive an event bib, while supplies last. This bib will be used when the committee draws for prizes after the walk. There will be finishing medals for everyone, while some of the new features include treasure, treats, bubbles, water and more. For more information on the Johnny Walk contact Kathy Saulnier at 752-7600 ext. 2480.

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The next event in the 2014 Parts For Trucks Maritime Pro Stock Tour will take place next weekend in James River. The Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 150 will take place at the Riverside International Speedway on June 14, with the green flag set to drop at 6pm. Local drivers George Koszkulics of New Glasgow, Dylan Blenkhorn of Truro, Donald Chisholm of Antigonish, and a car sponsored by King Racing of Pictou will all be in the field.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 3pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq Saturday June 7 from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 5
Thursday 5th June 2014

Three torch runs will happen throughout the province today to raise awareness of the upcoming Special Olympics Nova Scotia Games. Almost 2000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the runs, hosted by Michelin to help raise awareness of the 2014 Summer Games, which will take place June 20th-22nd in Antigonish. Torch Run kick-off ceremonies will take place at all three Michelin manufacturing plants, including the Granton facility. The Kick-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the plant gate with a small run heading east on Granton Road. Later in the day, employees will visit a number of local schools to host mini-torch-runs.

The Subway Stingers will be holding their next registration this Saturday (June 7) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. There will also be tryouts for the U-12 Subway Stingers on Sunday (June 8) at 7:30 p.m. Their third tryout will be Tuesday (June 10) at 6 p.m. Tryouts for the U-14 Stingers will also be held Tuesday and Wednesday as well at 7:30 p.m. All players must be registered to participate in tryouts. For more information contact stellartonstingers@hotmail.com.

11-time Canadian amateur boxing champion, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Canada’s Boxer of the Year in 1996 Mike Strange will be in New Glasgow today as he runs 90 marathons in 90 days in an effort to “knockout” childhood cancer. Box Run is a charitable initiative started by Mike Strange in 2012 in an effort to eliminate childhood cancer. He is expected to run the equivalent of 90 marathons in 90 consecutive days. All proceeds from the 2014 Box Run will be donated to the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, and Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Mike will be welcomed to New Glasgow Town Hall at 10:00am,  After his stop at New Glasgow Town Hall, he will be continuing his run on the Trans-Canada Highway pass AW Leil’s Crane & Equipment. Any interested runners are invited to join Mike and run with him for as far as they wish. It is anticipated representatives of the Albion Boxing Club will be joining Mike for a portion of his visit to this region.

There will be an Ultimate Frisbee Clinic for youth aged 16-18 at Parkdale field tonight, June 5, at 6:30. This is a free clinic offered by Pictou County Ultimate through New Glasgow Recreation, and those with or without experience are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact ultimatepictoucounty@gmail.com

Lots of programs are on the summer agenda for all ages in New Glasgow. The guide is available online and will be delivered to homes next week. This year’s summer recreation programs offer activities to fit a wide range of possible interests. These offerings include physical activities such as Ultimate Frisbee. Registration forms can be found online at www.newglasgow.ca and hard copies are also available at town hall. Registration will be accepted at the town office until June 27 at noon.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 3pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

Trenton and Area Minor Ball will be having a carwash and bbq Saturday June 7 from 10-2 at CNE carwash beside Alice's Pizza in Blue Acres. All proceeds will go towards keeping registration costs low for the players.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP 3 JUNE
Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The 2014 Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Monday. In the builders category the inductees include Lisa Haley (Olympic women’s hockey), Cathy Mason (Special Olympic World Games) and Roy Bennett (posthumous-hockey). Local sports reporter, journalist Steve Goodwin of the Pictou Advocate is being inducted in the media category. In the athletes category the inductees include Clayton R. MacLeod (harness racing), Tara Dunn (NCAA women’s hockey), Courtnay Malcolm (CIS women’s rugby), Jennifer Weir (shooting – Bisley, England) and Jason MacDonald (volleyball and mixed martial arts). Also part of this year’s ceremony will be a special recognition category. The Scott Weeks Celebrity Golf Tournament and the original Trenton Rink builders will be honoured. The 2014 induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Westville Civic Building. This year’s ceremony will also be a tribute to Hugh “Sparky” Paris, the late honorary chair of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. For information on the ceremony or tickets call 755-1755 or email pcshhf@ns.aliantzinc.ca.

The North Nova Gryphons girl’s softball team is heading to provincials. The team took regionals over the weekend with a 16-1 victory over CEC. Their second game was against Northumberland, which they won 11-1. In the final they were 9-1 over J.H. Gillis of Antigonish. The Gryphon's will now play at the four-team provincial championship being held this weekend by Avonview in Windsor.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS JUNE 2
Monday 2nd June 2014

The Pictou County Rugby Club’s senior women’s team had a home-win on Saturday, 49-0 against Enfield. Tanisha Campbell led the team with five tries. Morgan Priske scored two tries, ... Isobel DeMont and Alyssa Canning scored one apiece. Jessica Deagle kicked two conversions. The next game is coming up Saturday, June 14th on the road against Windsor

Westville's gold-medal-winning hockey coach has netted another award: Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Award following her turn as an assistant coach with the Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics. 500 members of the sport community gathered as the winners were announced at a ceremony last night in Halifax.

Three members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the QMJHL draft over the weekend. The Gatineau Olympiques used their first round pick, 12th overall, to take defenceman Matt Sartoris from New Glasgow. Sartoris had 9 points in 34 regular season games last year for the Weeks, plus another 2 goals in 6 playoff games. Sartoris also played two games with the Weeks Jr A Crushers as a call up. Lucas Sangster of Amherst went in the 5th round, 84th overall to the Charlottetown Islanders. Noah Archibald of Truro was taken in the 7th round, 118th overall, to the Moncton Wildcats. The MHL draft will take place June 14th.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Three Pictou County PeeWee Players completed their spring hockey season winning the Atlantic Hockey Group Atlantic Cup as part of the Nova Scotia AllStars. Defenseman Broden DeCoff, Centre Ian MacDonald, and Goalie Ryan Royles helped The NS AllStars win the round robin section in first place with a 3-1 record, before defeating the Dieppe Canadians 4-0 in the finals. DeCoff and MacDonald both scored and assisted on game winning goals throughout the tournament, while Royles teamed up with his goaltending partner from Halifax to record 3 shutouts. Assistant Coach Terry DeCoff acknowledge that the three players represented Pictou County with leadership and had key impact in the dressing and ice throughout the weekend.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is once again offering a mini rugby program for boys and girls aged 12 and under ,split into 3 age groups under 12 ,under 9 and under 6. The program is run by trained mini rugby instructors as well as volunteers from the Pictou County Senior mens and womens rugby teams .The program runs Saturday mornings at 10-11 am from July 12 till Aug 30th at the Scott Weeks memorial sports complex located beside the Bluenose curling club . Cost for registration is $50.00 per child however there is a family rate of $40.00 per child if more than one child from the same family joins .Registration will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Center this Friday (June 6th) from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday (June 7th) from 10-11 am. If you are not able to attend the scheduled registration please contact Graham Hayden at 695-5009 for other arrangements.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place this Saturday (June 7) at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY JUNE 1*
Sunday 1st June 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wrapped at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility over the weekend with athletes from grades 7 through 12 from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties in competition for spots to compete at Provincials to be held next weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach has scooped another award – that is Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and she was chosen by Sport Nova Scotia for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register tomorrow (Sunday) between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. The program offers recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success! There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have a buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. No experience needed. For more information, or to volunteer to be a buddy with this new program, please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SATURDAY, MAY 31*
Saturday 31st May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated!

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners in both Boys and Girls Rugby. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field wraps up today at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton New Brunswick today. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could scoop up another award today– Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and is one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony today in Halifax.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq today to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


ANTIGONISH COMPANY WINS MV MINER PROJECT
Friday 30th May 2014

The contract to remove the M-V Miner has been awarded to Antigonish-based R-J MacIsaac Construction. The work is estimated to cost 11-point-9-million dollars. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says he's pleased to announce they are another step closer toward removal of the M-V Miner. The company has until November to remove the wreck. It will work with government to develop a project schedule. The M-V Miner is a bulk carrier that ran aground more than two years ago off the coast of Scatarie Island, near Cape Breton.


LOCAL SPORTS MAY 30
Friday 30th May 2014

Pictou Academy Pitbulls won the Nova Scotia High School Lacrosse League Championship yesterday with a win over Hants East. Congratulations to the Pitbulls who went through the season undefeated.

North Nova Education Centre took home the Regional Championship banners if both Boys and Girls Rugby yesterday. The boys defeated Hants East 45-10 to head into the Provincials as the Northumberland Region 1 team, while the girls will do the same after a 29-5 win over CEC. The Gryphons will be playing in the Provincials, which are being played at their home field starting June 6.

Thursdays action at the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) hockey Challenge at the Trenton Middle School saw the New Glasgow Regional Police all-Stars lose to the grade Six Trenton Middle School, by a score of 7-6 in a sudden death overtime shoot out. This year was the first annual DARE Challenge Cup played at Trenton Middle School. New Glasgow Regional Police want to extend their thanks to all those who attended including a big thank you the teachers and principal at Trenton Middle School.

The Regional Track and Field meet is taking place today & tomorrow (May 30/31) at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility. Athletes from grades 7 through 12 will be in attendance from Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, and Antigonish counties .  The competition will be at the track in Stellarton starting at 9:30am on both days. The athletes are vying for spots at Provincials which will be held the following weekend at Cape Breton University in Sydney.

Shout out to the Highland Derby Dolls Roller Derby team, wishing them a safe trip to Moncton NB on Saturday. The Kickin Vixens from New Glasgow take on Cape Breton's Tar City rollers in their first bout of the season.

Westville's Gold Medal winning hockey coach could be adding another award to her resume – Nova Scotia Coach of the Year. Lisa Haley was an assistant coach with Canada's Women's Hockey Team at the Sochi Olympics, and earlier this week was announced as one of three coaching finalists for the Ricoh Sports Awards. Also named as finalists : Ueli Albert of Wolfville in athletics and David Kikuchi from the HRM in gymnastics. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Halifax this Saturday at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

On 18 May, riders of the Birch Hill Motocross Park Team participated in the second round of the CMRC’s Atlantic Spring Motocross Series held in Valley at Mill Hill Motocross track. Brandon Daling rode to a 2nd place finish in the Supermini class and 15th overall in the School Boy class. Samantha Daling raced in the Young Ladies class to a third place finish. David Butler finished 3rd overall in the Intermediate MX1 class, and in the Intermediate MX 2 class he had a 7th place finish. Adam Hilling participated in his first race of the season and finished 8th in the Schoolboy class. Nole Chapman finished 5th overall in the 65 cc class and 4th overall in the 85 cc (7-11 year old) class. The Birch Hill MX Park Team will head back to Salisbury, New Brunswick this week-end to complete in Round Three of the CMRC Atlantic Motocross Spring Series at the Riverglade MX.

Pictou County Minor Hockey is looking for people interested in coaching rep division teams in the 2014-15 hockey season. Applications are being accepted until June 6 for coaches in Midget AA, Bantam A and AA, Pee Wee A, AA, and AAA, Atom AA, one or two Atom A teams and Novice Advancing. Information on how to apply can be found in the local sports roundup on the East Coast FM website – east coast fm dot ca.

The Pictou County Orioles/Rangers Midgets are having a bbq on Saturday May 31st to help raise funds for a trip to Boston coming up on July 3rd. It will be at the Sobey's on the Westside starting at 11am.

The Blue Mountain and District Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fishing Derby will be taking place Saturday 7 June at Eden Lakeoff Highway 347. The event is scheduled to run from 6:30am to 2pm. It is part of the provincial Sport Fishing Weekend, so a fishing license is not necessary, but all rules and regulations covering Sport Fishing Weekends do apply.

Children between the ages of 4 and 18 interested in playing Challenger Baseball are invited to register this Sunday between 6 and 7pm at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. Challenger Baseball is a fun, recreational activity for children with physical or cognitive disabilities where adaptations are made so that everyone achieves success!There is a $20.00 registration fee, which is payable at the time of registration. The season will begin the last week of June and continue into August. It will be one evening per week and each participant will have one buddy to assist with all or some aspects of the game on an as needed basis. Participants do not need to have any baseball experience. Anyone interested in volunteering to be a buddy with this new program, or if you want more information please contact Trevor Kearley 695-2148 or twfkearley@hotmail.com.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS MAY 26
Monday 26th May 2014

The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour made the first of 12 stops in the Maritimes at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday with local drivers that included George Koszkulics of Little Harbour, Donald Chishom (Antigonish) and Rollie MacDonald (Pictou). The race was won by Enfield’s Shawn Turple. The same tour will stop at Riverside International Speedway in James River on June 14, July 19 and September 6.

The Nova Scotia Youth Selects Under-17 Baseball Team will be heading to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this August, and will include a Pictou County native as part of the pitching staff. Fifteen-year old Steven Conway of New Glasgow will split his time between pitching and third base as part of the 18-player roster. In preparation of the National Canada Cup in Saskatoon, the team will compete against older teams in the Nova Scotia Junior AAA League. The team has already played twice, tying and winning against the Dartmouth Junior AAA in exhibition games, and will begin regular season action this weekend.

The Pictou-Cumberland District Track Meet took place at the Pioneer Coal Track over the weekend. Pictou County based medalists.
East Pictou:
Ryan James: Junior Boys 100m Hurdles, Gold
Genevieve Lemieux: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Gold; 3,000m-Gold; 800m Silver
Heath Miller: Junior Girls Shot Put-Bronze
Alex Moore: Junior Boys 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold; 400m-Gold
Madison Robertson: Junior Girls 1500m-Bronze
Breanna Sandluck: Junior Girls 1500m-Gold; 3000m-Gold; 800m-Silver
Raymond Simpson: Junior Boys 1500m-Gold; 3000m-Gold; 800m-Silver
Highland Consolidated School:
Connor Gladney: Junior Boys 100m-Silver; 200m-Silver
Tyler Green: Junior Boys 800m-Gold; 400m-Silver
Parker Hickey: Junior Boys Javelin: Silver
New Glasgow Junior High:
Jensen Arsenault: Junior Girls High Jump-Silver
Camryn Halliday: Junior Girls 80m Hurdles-Bronze
Sophia Wornell: Junior Girls Javelin-Gold; Discus-Silver
Junior Girls Relay 4x100m-Bronze; Junior Girls Relay 4x400-Bronze
North Nova:
Caleb Archibald: Intermediate Boys 3000m-Bronze
John David Coffin: Intermediate Shot Put-Bronze
Blair Dewtie: Senior Boys 400m-Gold; 200m-Silver
Meghan Graham: Intermediate Girls 400m-Gold; 80m Hurdles-Bronze; 100m-Bronze
William Higgins: Senior Boys Special Olympics Long Jump-Silver; 100m-Bronze
Jordan Landry: Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles-Silver; 400m-Silver
Scott Langille: Senior Boys 3000m-Silver
Anni Li: Senior Girls High Jump-Bronze
Ian MacDonald: Senior Boys 3000m-Gold; 1500m-Silver; 800m-Silver
Alyssa MacNeil: Intermediate Girls 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold
Dylan Perry: Intermediate Boys High Jump-Bronze
Leo Rodrigues: Senior Boys 100m-Gold; Long Jump-Silver
Caitlin Sandluck: Senior Girls Javelin-Gold; Shot Put-Silver
Kaelen Schmidt: Intermediate Boys 100m-Gold; Long Jump-Gold; High Jump-Gold; Triple Jump-Gold; Javelin-Bronze
Evan Sharpe: Senior Boys Special Olympics Shot Put-Bronze; Long Jump-Bronze
Miki Wakazono: Senior Girls 800m-Bronze
Brady Walsh: Senior Boys 200m-Bronze; 400m-Bronze
Erin Washburn: Intermediate Girls 800m-Bronze
Ivan Willis: Senior Boys Special Olympics 100m-Silver; Shot Put-Silver
Jessica Zentner: Senior Girls 1500m-Silver; 3000m-Silver
Naomi Zentner: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Silver; 3000m-Silver
Intermediate Girls Relay Team B 4x400m-Gold; Intermediate Girls Relay Team B 4x100m-Gold; Senior Boys Team C 4x400m-Silver; Intermediate Boys Team A 4x100m-Silver; Senior Boys Team C 4x400m-Silver
Northumberland:
Sally Bates: Senior Girls 100m-Gold; 200m-Gold
Areta Boone: Senior Girls Discus-Silver; Shot Put-Bronze; Javelin-Bronze
Logan Collet: Senior Boys 100m-Bronze
Dylan Hiltz: Intermediate Boys 3000m-Gold; 400m-Silver; 1500m-Silver; 200m-Bronze
Reed MacDonald: Intermediate Boys Javelin-Gold
Tatum MacLean: Junior Girls Shot Put-Gold; Discus-Gold
Tyler Swain: Intermediate Discus-Gold; Shot Put-Silver; Javelin-Silver
Lexie Trevors: Intermediate Girls Javelin-Silver
Katie Warren: Intermediate Girls 1500m-Bronze; 3000m-Bronze
Intermediate Boys Team A 4x400m-Silver; Intermediate Girls Team B 4x100m-Silver
Pictou Academy:
Mac Murray: Intermediate Boys 800m-Silver; 1500m-Bronze
Maddy Murray: Senior Girls 400m-Silver; Long Jump-Bronze
Lauren Quann: Intermediate High Jump-Gold; 800m-Gold; Long Jump-Silver; 200m-Bronze; Javelin-Bronze
Jenna Reid: Junior Girls Javelin-Silver
Ethan Scothorn: Intermediate Boys High Jump-Bronze
Lindsay Wilson: Intermediate Girls Triple Jump-Gold; High Jump-Silver
River John Consolidated:
Olivia Pretty: Intermediate Girls Long Jump-Gold; 80m Hurdles-Gold; 100m-Silver; 200m-Silver
Thorburn Consolidated:
Peter Corbin: Intermediate Boys 400m-Gold; 800m-Gold; 1500m-Gold
Trenton Middle sent a team of 6 athletes who competed in a total of 17 events, but did not medal in any event:
Top Result – Broden Decoff: Junior Boys 100m- Fourth
West Pictou:
Atlanta Bezanson: Junior Girls Long Jump-Bronze; High Jump-Bronze
Brett Corbin: Junior Boys High Jump-Silver
Luc Corbin: Junior Boys Long Jump-Silver
Glenn Cox: Junior Boys Triple Jump-Bronze; 1500m-Bronze; 3000m-Bronze
Cole MacIsaac: Intermediate Boys Discus-Silver
Grace Manxer: Junior Girls High Jump-Bronze
Junior Boys Team A 4x400m-Gold; 4x100m-Bronze
All athletes who finished in the top 8 in their events will advance to the Regionals, this coming weekend, also at the Pioneer Coal Track and Field Facility.

The final night of competition for the NNEC girls basketball spring league will take place tonight. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys. Youth aged 11 to 15 are invited to join in a “Learn to Run” program being offered by the Town of New Glasgow, in preparation for the Johnny Miles Running Event. The six session program runs each Tuesday and Thursday between May 27 and June 12 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. The cost for the program is $10, and it will take place at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex on Park Street. Register by phone at 755-4398 or 755-8363 or email recreation@newglasgow.ca

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WALKS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TOMORROW IN NEW GLASGOW, ANTIGONISH AND TRURO
Saturday 24th May 2014

To raise funds and show support for people living with multiple sclerosis, the Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk takes place tomorrow in communities across Canada. If you want to lace up for someone you love, the 5 walks in Nova Scotia take place in New Glasgow, Antigonish, Truro, Halifax and Sydney. While MS is most often diagnosed between 15 & 40 years of age, it also affects children, and is unpredictable - affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. There is no cure. Registration is still open at mswalks.ca. Check-in for the walk in Pictou County gets underway in Trenton Park at 1pm tomorrow with the walk starting at 2pm.


ST. FX OPENING ITS CELTIC COLLECTION TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday 22nd May 2014

St. FX has a Celtic Collection that is used by scholars around the world, and tomorrow it will be open to the public as part of Gaelic Awareness Month. Established in 1965,the collection helps preserve and promote the literature, folklore, history, language, and music of Celtic peoples - specifically the Scottish Gael. Minister for Gaelic Affairs Randy Delorey will be in attendance for the open house on the third floor of the University Library in Antigonish tomorrow at 2 pm. With over 10,000 items dating from 1690 to the most modern scholarship, the collection is recognized as one of the premier collections in North America and the largest of its kind in the country.

MARSHALL SENTENCED TO NINE MONTHS JAIL
Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Stellarton man who spent the long weekend incarcerated in Burnside described those 4 days as the “most terrifying” of his life and asked for the courts mercy in Pictou this morning. Matthew David Marshall was found guilty in December 2013 for defrauding Stellarton stores of over 5000 dollars between July and October of that year. The 30-year-old man was handed into a year-long sentence of house arrest in mid-February. Marshall breached his conditions when he was charged with drunk driving on May 16th, following a 3-vehicle chain-reaction-collision in Riverton. Judge Del Atwood reminded Marshall it was his own conduct that caused lives to be at risk, as he rescinded the Conditional Sentencing Order. Marshall will now serve the balance of 9 months in jail, but a request was granted that the man's time be served in Antigonish instead of Burnside.

LOCAL SPORTS MAY 20 ***UPDATED***
Tuesday 20th May 2014

The Joe Earle Road Races took place on Victoria Day in Trenton, and it was a great day for running. The 50th annual event is not the end of the legacy, as Joe's grandchildren will assume the leadership roles beginning next year. This year's winners include:
DOUGLAS V MacDONALD MEMORIAL (5 MILES, CANADIAN ARMED FORCES): Ross Landry (Trenton)
DENNIS LAWLESS MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 50 AND OVER): Dave MacLennan (Scotsburn)
DOUCETTE FAMILY MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 36-49): Shawn Noftall (New Glasgow)
RAYMOND PENTZ MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 36 AND OVER): Debbie MacDonald (New Glasgow)
NONNIE MORGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, MEN 14-35): Peter Corbin (Linacy)
JOAN CARRIGAN MEMORIAL (5 MILES, WOMEN 14-35): Jenny Anderson (Antigonish)
BAXTER MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (OPEN MENS MILE): Drew LeFrank (Timberlea)
GLORIA CLARK MEMORIAL (OPEN WOMENS MILE): Kali Coulier (Bedford)
CARL MacDOUGALL MEMORIAL (OPEN BOYS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Peter Corbin (Linacy)
HARTLING FAMILY MEMORIAL (OPEN GIRLS MILE, 15 AND UNDER): Lauren Liem (Bedford)
JIM MacARTHUR MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Liam Chisholm (Kenzieville)
DOUG MacINNIS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 13-14 YEARS OLD): Lauren Liem (Bedford)
JOCK WILSON STEVENS MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Ethan MacDonald (New Glasgow)
ANDRE ROUSSEY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 11-12 YEARS OLD): Abby Lou MacDonald (Hammonds Plains)
CHARLIE STEVENS MEORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 10 YEARS OLD): Cash Bertola (Halifax)
BURTON LUDDINGTON MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 10 YEARS OLD): Sonia Chisholm (Antigonish) JOHNNY COOKE MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 9 YEARS OLD): Landon Sim (Chance Harbour)
THE MacNEIL FAMILY MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 9 YEARS OLD): Cara MacDonald (Trenton)
PAUL MacDONALD MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 8 YEARS OLD): Jax Graham (Trenton)
WILLIAM TANNER MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 8 YEARS OLD): Avery LeBlanc (New Glasgow)
BOBBY GILL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, BOYS 7 YEARS OLD): Kysac MacDonald (Hammonds Plains)
THE CROMWELL MEMORIAL (½ MILE, GIRLS 7 YEARS OLD): Anna Kennaley (Bridgeville)
DONALD GABBY MacDONALD MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER BOYS): William Delorey (Antigonish)
MACKIE JENKINS MEMORIAL (¼ MILE, 6 AND UNDER GIRLS): Amelia MacCallum (New Glasgow)
THE BOYLES MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER BOYS): Wyatt MacDonald (New Glasgow)
THE ELDA EARLE MEMORIAL (1/8 MILE, 4 AND UNDER GIRLS): Lexie MacIntyre (Westville)

In NNEC girls basketball spring league semi-final action Monday, Vogue Optical defeated Lawtons 80-52. Top scorers for Vogue Optical were Courtney Smith 24, Aliyah Fraser 18, and Jamie McCaroon 16. Top scorers for Lawtons were Katelyn Biron 20, Courtney Cruikshank 14, and Sarah O'Neil 10. In semi-final game 2, JR Raheys defeated Sobeys 49-42. Top scorers for JR Raheys were Lou MacKay 15, Karielle Floyd 13, and Abbid Delaney 13. Top scorers for Sobeys were Hayley Earle 15, Shalena Floyd 8, and Jordan Landry 6. This sets up the final night of competition next Monday, May 26th. At 8pm, the consolation final will see Lawtons versus Sobeys and at 9pm, the championship game will see Vogue Optical versus JR Raheys.

Westville Minor Baseball is looking for Pee Wee age players, born in 2001 or 2002. The team will be on the field tomorrow at 6pm. Contact Rob at 396-4788 for more information.

The new Parkdale Girls Basketball Club with Coach Anne Armstrong (NNEC Varsity Girls Coach) will be offering skill sessions for girls presently in grade 7 to grade 12 on Friday and Saturdays. Friday sessions will run from 5:30 to 7pm, starting this week. Saturday session times will vary.
May 24 10:00am - 11:30am
May 31 11:30am – 2:00pm
Throughout June 11:30am - 1:30pm
There is no cost to participants. All experience levels are welcome.

Pictou County Minor Hockey Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton Rink Annex.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 754-0233.



PICTOU COUNTY SCHOOLS WIN AWARDS IN ANNUAL WOW!READING CHALLENGE THAT INVOLVED FIFTEEN THOUSAND STUDENTS
Tuesday 6th May 2014

Congratulations to my fellow book worms! This year’s top Pictou County winners in the WOW! Reading Challenge are Walter Duggan Elementary School and Thorburn Junior High School. Other local schools bringing home the hardware include Pictou Landing Elementary who earned a gold medal, as well as a 1st place standing in the First Nation Division for Elementary Schools. Dr. W.A. MacLeod placed 3rd in the Tartan Division for Elementary Schools, bringing home the bronze. Also, the Pictou Landing GED won the Gold medal in the Justice Division. In total 88 schools in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador participated in the challenge, consisting of nearly 15 000 students.  The annual WOW! Reading Challenge is hosted by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library through a partnership with the RCMP, local police agencies, schools, school boards and community sponsors.

RCMP RELEASE NAME OF VICTIM OF SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NEAR BROADWAY
Monday 5th May 2014

The Mounties have identified the victim of a fatal minivan crash in Pictou County. The RCMP say 38-year-old Craig Alexander MacNeil of Antigonish died after he lost control of his vehicle Sunday on Highway 104. MacNeil was driving eastbound near Broadway around 7 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the centre line and crashed into a ditch near the westbound lane. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

GRADUATION DAY FOR ST. F.X.U.
Sunday 4th May 2014

Nearly one thousand students will cross the stage today at ST FX to receive their degrees and diplomas. The morning convocation gets underway at 9:30, with the larger afternoon ceremony set for 3pm. Receiving honorary degrees from the university will be Mary Boyd of Antigonish for her contributions to social justice, noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Stanish of Halifax, and businessman Joe Shannon. There will also be a tribute to outgoing university President Dr. Sean Riley, delivered by StFX students. Dr. Riley has served the StFX community for 18 years and will be succeeded by New Glasgow-native Kent MacDonald, who takes over the helm of his alma mater on August 1st.


FATALITY FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 104 *UPDATE*
Sunday 4th May 2014

A single motor vehicle accident claimed the life a man shortly before 7am this morning on Highway 104, east of exit 27. The man was reportedly alone in a van travelling eastward when he lost control, crossed the center line and went into the ditch on the westbound side. RCMP Staff Sergeant John Anderson says traffic is slow through the Broadway/French River area as traffic is reduced to one lane. A traffic analyst is on-site and police continue their investigation. If you are headed to Antigonish to graduation ceremonies at ST. FXU, you may want to schedule extra time to arrive or consider an alternate route.

IVANY SAYS DISCUSSIONS IN RESPONSE TO REPORT ARE POSITIVE STEP
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The lead author of a report calling for action to improve the province's economy says he is pleased by the reaction to its findings. Acadia University President Ray Ivany says a number of positive and productive discussions have resulted from the report's release in February. The report says the province is doomed to endure an extended period of decline unless population trends are reversed and suspicious attitudes about business are changed. Earlier today, Ivany was in Antigonish to talk to the Chamber of Commerce about the report and its findings, and told the audience that population growth can be achieved by focussing on increasing immigration and attracting Nova Scotians living elsewhere to come back home. However, Ivany says it will take time to get that done. A round table discussion on the Ivany Report, hosted by Westville Deputy Mayor Lennie White is scheduled for next Tuesday at the New Glasgow branch of the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library.

LOCAL STUDENTS WINNERS IN RECYLING CONTEST
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Some Pictou County students will be recognized for their efforts in the 14th Annual Nova Scotia Recycles Contest later this week. The awards ceremony for the Eastern Region, covering Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough, will be held Thursday in New Glasgow, with winners and runners up in six groups receiving prizes. In the Grades Primary to 1 category, Lynn MacDonald's class at Pictou Elementary and Janice Rehill's class at Acadia Street both were named runners-up for a coloring contest. In the Grades 2 and 3 category, West Pictou Grade 3 student Kate Bethell was the winner in a sticker designing contest, while Thorburn Consolidated student Adelle Thomsen was a runner-up. In Grades 4 to 6, Kai Martin of West Pictou won a contest to create a design to be imprinted on a magnetic whiteboard. In Grades 10-12, Juliana Ali, Jill Morrison, Mallory MacDermid, Manami Yamamoto, Jeni Armi-Pereda, and Emilia Koch from Northumberland were runners-up in a film making contest. Finally, in the Grade 12 research project competition, Sarah Carrigan from Northumberland placed second, winning a 750-dollar scholarship.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 23 MORNING
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

This weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Beaton's All Female Hockey School is coming to the Wellness Centre May 30 to June 1. It's open to Novice, Atom ,Peewee and Bantam Age Groups. The school will start with a Meet and Greet with the instructors, who are university hockey players. There will be drills covering skating ,shooting, stickhandling, and checking. Registration is $140 a player. To sign up , e-mail wesleybeaton@hotmail.com or call 902-227-4269 (cell) or 902-625-2460 ext4957 (work)

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 22 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Six Pictou County runners were among the thousands who took part in yesterday's Boston Marathon. Scotsburn's Dave MacLennan was top county finisher with a time of 2:53:34 in his sixth race. Jim Lays and his niece Cynthia Lays Campanaro both finished in 4:00:25. Scotsburn's Janet Fraser, in her first Boston run, posted a time of 4:21:26. Michelle Sutherland of Pictou finished in 4:51:13. Vernon MacIntosh did not finish. The first man across the finish line was American Olympic medallist Meb Keflizighi, who wore the names of 4 victims of last years bombing on his bib while he ran. And Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended her title, finishing in a course-record of 2:18:57 to become the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.

North Nova Education Centre is hosting its first annual True Grit running event on May 4 with both 5 and 10k runs. The event gets underway at 9:00am. at Trenton Park and Registration is now open at atlanticchip.ca. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register!

The peewee Tier 2 North Nova Stars won a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre in Atlantic Hockey Group spring hockey action. The Stars won the first game 12-0 over Cole Harbour then defeated Dartmouth 5-2. The Stars travel to Halifax next Sunday to play two games at the Halifax Forum.

This coming weekend the Northumberland Nighthawks Volleyball Club U-13 girls team will be in Halifax for Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials. So far this season the club has played in eight U-14 tournaments, winning one silver and three bronze medals. Over the weekend they also played two exhibition matches against the Antigonish Storm, winning both 4-0.

The Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League is looking for individuals or teams interested in playing for the new season. No prior experience is necessary, but players must be 19 or older. The cost is $75 per player and can be submitted by email to pccoedball@gmail.com or at their registration session on Thursday, May 8 at the Westville Recreation Centre from 6-8 p.m. For further information visit their Facebook page (PC Mixed Lob Ball League) for or follow them on Twitter (@LobPC). The league will start on Sunday, May 31 and will run until the weekend of Sept. 7. All games are played at the Evansville Fields in Stellarton.

The Stellarton Albions peewee AA baseball team will resume their tryouts Wednesday night at the Sobeys Complex starting at 7pm. The entire schedule can be seen on the complex website.

Registration is now open for the men's basketball league. The first forty to register will play. Registration is $50 and can be paid at the Wellness Centre.

The Northern Subway Selects Female Midget AAA will be holding an ID camp for the 2014-15 season on May 2nd to 3rd for all female midget age and second year bantams from Region 2. This region includes, Highland and Fundy Minor Hockey Associations. The cost is $50, this includes 3 ice sessions and a dryland session all at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Preregistration is required. Contact Bob Perry bperry@ns.sympatico.ca or at home: 902-755-1710 and cell: 902-759-5675.

Lacrosse, Canada’s Summer National Sport, is back in Pictou County. Registration Sessions will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Sessions run from May to possibly July. Cost: PeeWee, Bantam, Midget - $150 per player and Novice/Atom - $100 per player. If you are unable to attend registration or if you have any questions, please contact the Pictou County Lacrosse Registry at 759-1321 or by email at pclacrosse@hotmail.com

New Glasgow Regional Police will host its 4th annual BALL HOCKEY tournament Saturday, May 10th at the Westside Community Centre. The co-ed teams can have as many players as they wish, and 3 games are guaranteed for all players in a 5-on-5 format. Cost is $30 per player, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited, but they are still looking for teams – contact Ryan Leil at 755 8353 or ryan.leil@newglasgow.ca or Brian Haines at 755 1999 or email brianhaines@eastlink.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

The Weeks Major Midgets spring evaluation camp for next season will be held in mid-May. All interested midget aged players in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties are invited to attend. The opening practice will be held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two scrimmages held, with the first on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the second on Friday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All sessions are at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.weeks.goalline.ca or by contacting Art Kennedy at 759-1435 or arkennedy@eastlink.ca. The forms must be completed and payment must be received before Monday, May 5.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program on May 7. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, there will be seven sessions of games and activities at New Glasgow Junior High School. Held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, the program runs to June 18 , when the last day will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

To join the Northern Nova Soccer Club for this season, early-bird registration is still in effect until April 30th, and you can register online at www.nnusc.com. - Northern Nova Soccer Club Try-outs are scheduled for Thursday: 5PM – U12, 6PM – U14, 7PM -U16, 8PM - U18B, SR MEN & MASTERS. Any player wanting to try-out for these age groups and not yet registered can show up at the allocated time and complete the registration and fees before taking the turf.

There's a level 1 and 2 Baseball Nova Scotia umpires division clinic on April 26th. Registration starts at 8:30am and Clinic runs until about 5:00pm. Registration fee is $60, includes BNSUD membership fees, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or current level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire in the Pictou County region must be in attendance. Pre-registration is recommended as there is limited space available. Any questions or to pre-register, please contact Joel Rodgers – Email – joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or Phone – 752-6575 (home after 6pm) 752-8371 ext. 8027 (work)

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited, so contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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BARNEYS RIVER FIRE CHIEF: HWY 104 MUST BE TWINNED
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The fire chief for Barneys River says the province needs to twin highway 104 in his area. In a letter to the government, Joe MacDonald says there have been nine deaths due to accidents on the stretch of highway between Sutherlands River and Antigonish in the past five years. Pictou East MLA Tim Houston brought MacDonald’s concerns to the legislature last week, asking if the province was going to make twinning in that area a priority. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says phase two of the twinning project will be finished in 2016, while discussions continue with Ottawa towards receiving more money from the Building Canada Fund. MacLellan says phase one of the project cost $75 million, so the province needs federal support to continue.


NEW GLASGOW CELEBRATES POETRY MONTH
Tuesday 15th April 2014

April is National Poetry Month, and the Town of New Glasgow celebrated by enjoying a poetry reading from local poet and author Sheree Fitch last night at the monthly meeting of Council. Fitch, who has owned property in River John for 12 years and been a full time resident of the village for the last four, read two pieces to the Council and residents in attendance. She stressed the importance of sharing stories with children to help harness the enthusiasm of becoming a reader. Fitch has been the Writer in Residence with Pictou Antigonish Regional Library since October, and her term is just concluding, which she says has been a tremendous and enriching experience.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS FUNDRAISER $10K SHORT OF GOAL
Monday 14th April 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters is thankful for the ongoing community support, though it has been dipping in recent years. The annual Bowl for Kids Sake on Saturday raised about $60,000, below their goal of $73,000. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, says this been the biggest year to year drop she has seen, noting that the economy has been tough recently, and there are so many worthy causes in the county. This year Big Brothers had to cut a staff member in New Glasgow and close their satellite office in Antigonish, although they’re still serving kids there. Grant-Walsh says the Pictou County office is struggling with sustainable funding and recruiting mentors. Last year they had 300 kids involved with the program, but there are currently 80 kids on a waiting list for mentors outside of the school programs.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 9
Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Pictou County Female Atom AA Selects ended a terrific season winning a silver at provincials. Gold eluded them at the Antigonish Arena losing 4-1 to the Valley Wild in the championship game last weekend. Keighan DeCofft earned game MVP honors. The Selects earned a trip to the finals going 4 and 0 in round robin play.  In the first game of provincials the Selects defeated tournament hosts, the Antigonish Bulldogs 5-0.  Olivia Fitt picked up 2 goals, with Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and Mia Coolen scoring singles.  Alyssa Fitt and Ashley MacDonald earned 2 assists with Jaylen Langille, Lani Coolen, and Hayley Burke picking with singles. Hood picked up game MVP honors. In the Selects second game of the day, the Selects defeated eventual tournament champs 8-2. Lani Coolen earned game MVP with 3 goals and an assist. Alyssa Fitt earned a goal and 2 assists, while Hood and Nichol helped in a winning cause with a goal and assist each, and Taylor Long added a single tally. On Saturday the Female Atoms defeated TASA Ducks 4-1.  Rory Thompson , DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, and Langille scored for the Sleects. Decoff has named game MVP.  In the final game of the round robin, the Selects defeated Cape Breton County 10-0.  Linemates, Mia Coolen scored 4 goals and 2 assists, while sister Lani Coolen had 2 goals and 3 assists, and game MVP Jaylen Langille had a goal and  3 assists. Burke and Hood had a goal and assist each, while Alyssa Fitt added a single and sister while sister  Olivia picked up 3 assists in a winning cause. Three Selects were presented with tournament awards during the closing ceremonies. Lani Coolen was awarded the top scored of the weekend, Jaylen Langille won the break away challenge portion of the skills competition and named an all-star forward, while Allie Hood was named Tournament MVP, All Star Defencemen and also winner of the fastest backward skater competition.

Tonight's a big welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley at the Westville town hall gym tonight at 7. Lisa was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

Results from the opening night of the NNEC girls basketball spring league- Game 1: Orange defeated Purple 84-42. Top scorers for team orange: Courtney Smith 19, Kendra MacKinnon 15, Jamie McCarron 12, and Aliyah Fraser 10. Top scorers for team purple: Riley Sood 22, Maddie McGuire 10, and Jaya Sood 8. Game 2: Pink downed Blue 56-54. Top scorers for team Pink: Danielle Farrell 14, Lou MacKay 12, and Natalie Addison 12. Top scorers for team Blue: Caitrin Skelton 14, Shelena Floyd 12, and Hayley Earle 10. Games are played every Monday evening at North Nova Education Centre.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

The 2014 Midget Albions will begin indoor sessions at the Sobey Complex in Stellarton. The sessions will begin on Sunday, April 20th  at 7pm. The cost of the 4 week program is $50 for 8 sessions.  If you wish to attend please contact Alastair Conway 396-8477 or Kevin Dewtie 755-2218

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 8
Tuesday 8th April 2014

The girls of both teams in the Pictou County Lightning Minor Basketball Club won silver recently at the Basketball Nova Scotia provincials. One team ended up seeded in D5, and the other in D6. The D5 Provincial tournament was held in Windsor, with the D6 tournament in the Annapolis Valley. The Lightning started the Windsor tournament with a 33-27 win over Greenwood. Hannah Fahie was chosen player of the game and had eight points. In their second game they won 48-13 against the Middleton Martyrs. The Lightning player of the game was Reagan MacDonald with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Lightning struck again in the Saturday matinee game as they defeated the Bedford Eagles 58-12. Isabella Mackay was player of the game. Finishing 3-0 in the preliminary round gave Pictou County the top spot in their pool and sent them to the semifinal against the other pools second place team, the West End Steelers from Halifax. Once again the girls proved too much for their opponents and cruised to a 48-14 victory. Maddie MacMillan, who had her ‘A’ game going in the semifinal, was named player of the game. For the provincial final the Lightning faced Greenwood for the second time in the tournament. This time Greenwood came out on top, winning 31-25. Jaden MacEachern was named player of the game for her high-energy eight-point performance.

A big shout out to the Panthers Volleyball club, who competed this past weekend in the Bedford Blizzard tournament at CP Allen High School. The Panthers, a new club that competes in the very tough U-16 division came up against Antigonish, Herring Cove and two Dartmouth teams. The Panthers narrowly missed advancing to the Bronze medal game, by losing the first set 27-26, winning the second set 25-19 and losing the third tie breaker 15-11 against Dartmouth. The team consisting of Victoria Robertson, Emma Holle, Olivia Murray, Breanna Lodge, Danielle Farrell, Maddie Byrne, Lauren Kellock, Abby MacLean, McKayla Symonds and Kenzie Hart are preparing for Volleyball Nova Scotia Provincials, to be held in Halifax later this month.

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Pictou Midget A's who won the Sedmha Tournament this past weekend. They went undefeated in their six games.

Congratulations as well to Pictou County curling teams who brought home Gold in the A division and B division this past weekend at a Regional event in Dartmouth. Members of the teams are: Chris Atkinson, Timothy Ferris, Evan Sharpe, Terry MacLeod, Rodney Bond, Cecil Lawrence, Lucy Rogers, David Hughes and Adam Chandler. Thanks to their coaches Tracy Sharpe and Scott Ferris for a great year of curling.

There will be a welcome home celebration for Olympian Lisa Haley by the town of Westville, at the town hall gym Wednesday night at 7. Lisa is originally from Westville & was assistant coach of Canada's Gold medal-winning women's hockey team at the Sochi Winter Games. She will have her Olympic jersey, medal and hockey cards. Businesses are being encouraged to change billboards and fly Canadian Flags to help welcome her home. Everyone's invited to attend, with a special invite for minor hockey players in the community.

The Stellarton Albions Peewee AA baseball team will be holding their tryouts at the Sobeys Complex in Stellarton starting Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm and next Thursday, April 17th from 7pm – 8pm. After these 2 tryouts, the Stellarton Minor ball schedule starts April 20th from 6pm – 7pm. Batting cages and pitching machines will be included. The full schedule can be seen on the Sobeys Complex calendar. Each player is asked to bring $20 to cover the first 2 tryouts. The team will be finalized by mid May to prepare for their first tournament in Sydney in June.

A clinic for new and returning softball umpires will be at Northumberland Regional High on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30, with the clinic running from 9:15 to 3:00. Dress comfortably, and returning umpires are asked to bring their plate hat and mask. New umpires will be provided with hats and masks. For more info, call 485-6733.

The Pictou County Orioles and Rangers midget baseball teams will begin workouts at the Sobeys Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton on Sunday, April 20th at 7pm. The cost of the indoor sessions $50 for the 4 week program. Anyone interested should contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. You can also register online at www.nnusc.com. One last traditional registration session takes place on Saturday from 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. For the 2014 season, the club has eliminated jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

Pictou County Athletics will soon start their spring session of the Run Jump Throw program. Aimed at children from five- to 12-years-old, the sessions include games and activities that develop skills of running, jumping and throwing. There are seven sessions from May 7 to June 11 at New Glasgow Junior High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final day will be help on June 18 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There is a cost of $50 per athlete plus a $10 Athletics Nova Scotia fee. To register or for more information email trevorboudreau@hotmail.com or visit www.pictoucountyathletics.com. 

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL TALENT UP FOR AWARDS AT THE EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS THIS WEEKEND
Friday 4th April 2014

Several artists with ties to our area are up for East Coast Music Awards when the awards roll out in Charlottetown this weekend .  Pictou County native Dave Gunning is up for four: Entertainer, video & solo recording of the year as well as songwriter of the year for “These Hands”. The Trews from Antigonish have two nominations including Rock Recording of the year for “Thank you and I’m Sorry”, and Kim Wempe is nominated for two awards including pop recording of the year for “Coalition”. Other nominated artists with local connections include George Canyon, Maxim Cormier and Mary Jane Lamond.  The-first-five-awards-have been announced, and Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys  have been named the Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for Pickin N Clickin. The PEI group toured the United Kingdom three times last year, including performing on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival. In industry nominations, Glasgow Square Theatre in New Glasgow is in the running for venue of the year.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - APRIL 1
Tuesday 1st April 2014

The schedule is set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tonight in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects won the South Conference Female Hockey Federation Championship on Sunday at the St. Margaret’s Centre with a 4-2 win over the TASA/Chebucto Ducks. The Selects played a solid game from start to finish, taking an early 2-0 lead on goals by Lindsey MacDonald, unassisted, and Eva Wornell, with MacKenzie Ells getting the helper. TASA got within one goal, but KJ Emery answered back within seconds to make it 3-1, assisted by Garyn Purvis and Jenna Hickey. Emery then got her second goal of the game, with a helper from Hickey, to make the score 4-1. TASA got one more, but the Selects were able to hold them off to get the 4-2 win. Goaltender Victoria Dunn made several key saves late in the game to maintain the two-goal lead, with her team playing well defensively in front of her. All three forward lines scored during the game. The Selects played a single round-robin against four of the league teams with the top two advancing to the league championship. Pictou County’s record was three wins and one loss in the round robin, to finish tied with TASA as each team had six points apiece. The local girls beat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1, were victorious over the Bedford Blues 3-1 and won against the Halifax Hawks 5-3. Their only loss was a 4-2 decision for the Ducks, who won the provincial championship last weekend. The Selects won the bronze medals at provincials.

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this Saturday at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 31 *THIRD UPDATE*
Monday 31st March 2014

The schedule has been set for the Eastlink Division Final series between the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers and the Truro Bearcats. It starts tomorrow night in Truro, with game 2 at the Wellness Centre on Wednesday. Game 3 is back in Truro Saturday night. Game 4 is at the Wellness Centre on Sunday. If needed, game 5 will be next Tuesday in Truro, game 6 is at home on Thursday the 10th, and if there's a game 7, that will be in Truro on Monday the 14th. All games start at 7pm, and the away games will be broadcast live with Michael Petter right here on East Coast FM.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects are provincial bronze medalists following this weekend during the Nova Scotia Provincials in Pictou. The Selects lost 2-1 to Antigonish in the first game and tied Halifax 2-2 in the second matchup. Yarmouth defeated the Selects 5-1 Saturday morning but the Pictou County girls rebounded with a 1-0 against Cape Breton West in the afternoon to put them into the medal ceremony. Yarmouth defeated Antigonish in the championship game 1-0 to take the Bantam A provincial title. Thea Waller of Pictou was named the most sportsmanlike player of the provincial tournament while Keirstan MacLennan of Blue Mountain received the top defenceman award.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects closed out their league playoff season, earning a 1-1 tie with the Valley Wild and a 2-1 win over the Cape Breton Islanders. The three points put the Selects in 4th place to finish off the South Conference League Playdowns with a record of four wins, two losses and a tie. The 4th place finish was not enough to get them to the Championship final game but the Selects were pleased with their season performance. The Selects played 53 games and finished the season with an overall record of 21-19-13.

The Pictou County Athletics track team sent 23 athletes to Moncton this weekend to participate in the Atlantic Indoor Championships. A total of 16 clubs were represented from around the Atlantic Region and PCA placed second among all team and first from Nova Scotia teams. Several athletes medaled and here are the results: Olivia Pretty- First place- 60m, 200m and 300m in the 14-15 age category
Hannah Fraser- First place- 800m, 60m hurdles- 12-13 age
Genevieve Lemieux- 2nd- 1200m, 5th- 800m -14-15
Jordan Landry- 1st- 60m hurdles, 4th- 400m- 16-17
Tatum McLean- 1st- shot put, 1st- Weight throw- 14-15
Alyssa MacNeil- 2nd- 60m, 2nd- 200m- 16-17
Erin Washburn- 3rd- 800m, 5th- 400m- 16-17
Jessica Zentner- 1st- 3000m, 3rd- 1500m- 18-19
Lauren Quann- 1st- high jump- 16-17
Gabrielle Bailey- 4th- triple jump- 18-19
Ethan MacDonald- 1st- 800m, 1st- 1200m- 12-13
Kaelan Schmidt- 1st- High jump, 1st, triple jump, 1st, long jump- 16-17
Peter Corbin- 2nd- 800m, 3rd- 1500m, 16-17
Brady Walsh- 2nd, 400m, 3rd- 200m, 4th, 60m- 18-19
Tony Corbin- 1st- 60m, 2nd- 1500m- 35+ age category
Scott Langille 5th- 1500m- 16-17
David MacLennan-  1st- 800m, 1st-1500m- 35+
Dylan hiltz- 1st- 3000m, 4th- 1500m- 16-17

The Senior Coed Spring Soccer tournament is this coming Saturday (Apr 5th) at the Sobeys Sports Indoor complex. The one-day tournament is open to males & females 19 years and over. To register contact Shawn George at georgeshawn@hotmail.com.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place tonight from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center this coming weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 30*
Sunday 30th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers came out on top in game 7 of their Eastlink Division semi-final. In a home game, before a crowd of 1500 last night, the Crushers overcame the Amherst Ramblers 3-2. After a scoreless first period, Daniel Walsh of the Ramblers opened scoring at 3:50 in the second period. But it was in the tenth minute of the second that Crusher Nick Parker exploded, scoring his first goal of the night, unassisted at 10:07 to tie the game, and following that with a second goal just 45 seconds later to lead 2-1 heading into the third. Rambler Justin Thomas scored to even the score less than 2 minutes into the third, but David Stephens scored at the 10 minutes mark to regain the lead for the Crushers and secure the win. The Pictou County team went 0 for 1 on the powerplay while Amherst went 0 for 3. Brandon Thibeau stopped 28 of 30 shots for the win while Richard Tingley stopped 26 0f 29 in the loss. With this win, the Crushers go on to face the Truro Bearcats for the Eastlink Division Title. Truro will have home ice advantage in this series, and the schedule will be announced shortly. Check local sports at ecfm.ca for the most up-to-date information.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro. Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink. We wish luck and fun to all!

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on tomorrow from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to NNEC Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next weekend. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches workshop will be Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


NEW GLASGOW MARKS EARTH DAY
Saturday 29th March 2014

Residents are being encouraged to take part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights tonight between 8:30 and 9:30 p-m. The World Wildlife Fund is the driving force behind Earth Hour, a symbolic stand against climate change which started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. People around the world are now urged to mark the annual event by using as little electricity as possible for that one hour . The town of New Glasgow has been an active participant since 2007 and tonight the town in partnership with the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libaray will hosts a free music and movie night in the community room at the New Glasgow library. Things get underway with local folk singer Jim Dorie at 7pm, then the film “Turning a Green Leaf” about a Halifax family trying to reduce their carbon footprint without changing their diet, giving up their favourite foods, or spending more money. The movie starts at about 7:35. Please note: Use the side door on Archimedes Street to access the Earth Day events at the NG library this evening.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, MARCH 29*
Saturday 29th March 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers were edged 2-1 by the Amherst Ramblers on the road last night, with Crusher David Stephens scoring the Crushers only goal, assisted by Mitchell Deruelle and Garret Holmes. That tied up their Eastlink Division Semi-Final at 3 games apiece, so Game 7 will be played tonight at the Wellness Centre. The winner of the series will go on to face the Truro Bearcats in the Division Final. Puck drops at 7 pm.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Members of the Pictou County Athletics track and field team are participating in the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton today. 22 athletes including 2 coaches are competing in events. Another tournament rolling over this weekend is the Stellarton Jamboree at the Stellarton Rink.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 28
Friday 28th March 2014

Tonight the Weeks Jr A Crushers look to wrap up their series against the Amherst Ramblers on the road. The game airs tonight on East Coast FM, and will start with the pregame show Friday night at 6:45pm. Game 7 of the Eastlink Division Semi-Final, if needed, will be played tomorrow at the Wellness Centre.

A huge shout out to teams playing in provincial tournaments this weekend. Three of our Pictou County Female Hockey teams are in contention: The Atom girls will be in Antigonish, the Bantam A girls are hosting in Pictou and the Midget A girls are off to Cumberland. Also, the Pee Wee A Crushers are in Bridgewater for their provincials. And in basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Boys are playing Provincials in Truro this weekend. We wish all of the teams the best of luck.

Registration for the annual NNEC Girl's basketball spring league will take place on March 31st from 6-7pm at North Nova Education Centre. The league will start on Monday, April 7th and is for girls in grades 7-12. The league will run for approximately 8 weeks. Cost is $50 per participant - cheques made payable to North Nova Education Centre Girl's Basketball. For more information, please contact Shane Hampton at 755-8180 ext.160.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

On May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

Attention hockey players! Looking to stay in shape over the off season? Up-tempo shinny hockey is available a couple evenings a week at the Wellness Centre. Definitely not for beginners, ideal for junior players. For more info or to get on the list, call or text Chris at 902-754-0233.

LEVEL 1 AND 2 BASEBALL NOVA SCOTIA UMPIRES DIVISION CLINIC will take place in Westville in the gym at the Town Office Building on April 26. Registration begins at 8:30am with the clinic starting at 9am. The cost is $60 and includes BNSUD membership, clinic fees, and all clinic materials. All new umpires or returning Level 1 or 2 umpires intending to umpire in the Pictou County Region this year must attend. For more information, and to pre-register, contact Joel Rodgers at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com or call 752-6575 after 6pm or 752-8371 ext. 8027 during the day.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY MARCH 23*
Sunday 23rd March 2014

The tie is broken in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. The Pictou County team came out on top with a 5-2 score at Wellness Centre last night. Crusher Nick Parker led the teams charge with a hat-trick, with singles from JP Harvey, David Stephens. The Crushers now lead in the best of 7 series 3 to 2. Game six of the Eastlink Division semi-final will be heard on ECFM – live from Amherst Stadium with Michael Petter this Wednesday starting at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games- all games are at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams attending provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials on the South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team,and the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners both at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield participating in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League wrapped up this weekend at the Stellarton Rink. Saturday games saw Connors victorious over Whitey's Vikings by a 5-4 score, then the Thistle Bar overcame Nat Pro Gas 6 to 4. The Championship game saw Thistle Bar take on Connors. Thistle Bar won the game 6-4 led by doubles off the sticks of Jay Campbell and Nathan Chisholm. Chisholm was also named MVP of the play-offs.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. First session is today from 6-8 with registration at 5 pm at the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. The next sessions will be held from 2-4 on the afternoons of April 06, 13th and 20th.Players must be registered to take part & all midget-aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. In addition: on May 10 , the team will host a high-level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. Space is limited and the cost of that clinic is $25. For more info contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028.

A clinic for umpires will be held in the gym of Westville Town Office on April 26th. All new umpireses or Current Level 1 or 2 umpires who intend to umpire this season in the Pictou County region must attend.Clinic is 9 to 5 with registration at 8:30am. The $60 registration fee includes BNSUD membership fees and all clinic materials. Please wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing and a ballglove and mask if you have those. And if you are a returning ump, bring your rulebook. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Contact Joel Rodgers by email at joel.rodgers@sobeys.com, or call 752-8371 ext. 8027 or after 6pm: 752-6575.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for next Saturday March 29th 10-12 noon at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex, then on Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre and finally on Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex. The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam-aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on a coaching workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY MARCH 22*
Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tie-breaking game five tonight in the MHL playoff series between the Weeks Crushers and the Amherst Ramblers. That game gets underway at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament is this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament goes until Sunday with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment tonight at the White Tail Pub with the Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. Yesterday the Selects faced Halifax and Bedford and this morning the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. then the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 this afternoon.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Play-offs for the Chediac Furniture  Nova Hockey League are underway with two games last night: both matches required overtime as the Thistle Bar team overcame  Can-connect by a 5-4 score, and Connors came out on top over Dewtie's Excavating   - also with a score of 5-4. The Connors charge was led by Bobby Zinck, who scored the evening's only hat-trick. Playoffs continue today with Connors meeting Whitey's Vikings at 1:30, at 3pm it will be Nat Pro Gas vs the Thistle Bar team. The Champion Game is set for tonight at  8:00 – all games at the Stellarton Rink.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 21
Friday 21st March 2014

Last night the Crushers were able to buck one trend in their opening round MHL playoff series with the Amherst Ramblers, in that for the first time in four games the visiting team scored first. The Crushers had a 2-0 lead just 3:03 into the first period, but were not able to maintain it as the home team has still yet to lose, with the Ramblers coming back to take game four by a score of 5-4 and even up the series at two games apiece. Game five will go Saturday night from the Wellness Centre at 7:00pm. Game six will be heard live on ECFM next Wednesday at 6:45.

The 31st annual Donald Keddy Hockey Tournament begins this weekend with the 35 and over games. Tournament runs Friday March 21st at 6pm till Sunday March 23rd with all games at the Westville Rink. Last year the two weekend event raised close to $18,000 with all money going to Pictou County Charities. Entertainment will be Saturday night at the White Tail Pub. Those playing are ... Scott Hill Band, Andrew Reid, and Jessie & Derek.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects are in Spryfield to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. today with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 20 ***UPDATED***
Thursday 20th March 2014

It's game night as the playoff series between the Weeks Jr A Crushers and Amherst Ramblers continues in the MHL. The Crushers go into Game 4 on the road tonight with a 2-1 series lead, and could set themselves up to come home with a chance to end the series Saturday. Game time tonight is 7pm, and Michael Petter will be on the air tonight starting at 6:30 with Slapshot. Please note the special start time for Slapshot, which will lead directly into the pregame show before puck drop at 7pm.

March has been a busy month for the Kanokai Judo Club, with members attending events in Boston and Halifax on consecutive weekends. Marshall Fitt was one of 15 members of Team Nova Scotia to compete at the Pedro International Judo Challenge in Boston on March 8. Fitt was one of three medalists from the province, and the only Nova Scotian to win a Gold Medal. The very next weekend Fitt was a Gold Medalist again, this time at the Atlantic Judo Championship in Halifax. Bailey MacDonald also took a Gold Medal, while Jesse Hemmings, Megan Constable, and Kyle Sutherland won Silver.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects travel to Spryfield tomorrow to participate in the 2014 Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships. The Selects face the Halifax Hawks at 3 p.m. and the Bedford Blues at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Pictou County girls play the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks at 8:30 a.m. and the Valley Wild at 4 p.m. The provincial skills competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam A team is hosting the provincial tournament this weekend at the Hector Arena in Pictou. It gets underway with Pictou versus Truro at 11am. tomorrow(Friday) with Opening ceremonies set for 4:30pm. Other Pictou County teams hitting provincials this weekend include the Thorburn Golden Hawks at the Pee Wee B Provincials at South Shore, the Pictou County Bantam A Team, the Thorburn Golden Hawks and Westville Miners will both be at the Atom B Provincials in Baddeck.

Results from 3 Sunday night games in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League: Led by a hat-trick by Dennis Fanning, the first game saw Whitey's Vikings roll over Can-connect with a 10-3 score. In the second, Nat Pro Gas overcame Dewtie's Excavating 10 to 5 with Ryan Thompson leading the charge with 3 goals, and finally, Connors beat Thistle Bar by a 9-3 score. Connors's 9 consisted of 3 hat-tricks from Bruce Levy, mark Clarke and Derek MacLean.

Tournaments going next weekend with Pictou County teams include the Pee Wee A division, where the Crushers will compete at the tournament hosted by South Shore, the Female Midget A Provincials where the Subway Selects will head to Cumberland, Female Bantam A Provincials will be hosted by Pictou County, and the Female Atom Division where Antigonish will play host.

Early-bird registration is being offered for those looking to sign up to join the Northern Nova Soccer Club this season, and will be in effect until April 30. NNSC will also be offering online registration this season for the first time, and expect to have that up and running by the end of this month. Traditional registration sessions are planned for:
Saturday March 29th 10:00 am-12:00 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm, Pictou County Wellness Centre
Saturday April 12th 10:00-12 noon, William M. Sobey Sports Complex
The club is also making some other positive changes in the 2014 season including eliminating jersey deposits for mini and recreational programming. Jersey deposits are still required for Tier 2 players, and are payable by post-dated cheques only. The club is also restructuring the Saturday mini soccer programming to ensure level opportunities for players, and to encourage parents to get involved in the game. In 2013, the club introduced a ‘Parents Guide to NNU Soccer’, that helps guide parents through the club’s programming, and is available on the website and Facebook page. Requests for players to play with friends and request certain coaches will no longer be accepted by the club, with the exception of special circumstances.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA baseball organization is pleased to announce the start of spring training. The sessions will begin on this Sunday (March 23) from 6-8 pm. Registration at 5 pm. Players must be registered to take part and All midget aged players are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be under the direction of head coach Ryan Thibeau and his staff. Cost will be $10 per session. All players will require indoor shoes, workout clothing and water. This year the MacGregor Kinsmen are also opening the session to bantam aged players looking to get a start on their season. For further info please contact Scott Fisher at macgregormidgets@gmail.com or 396 6028. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton. Dates of the spring sessions are :
March 23 - 6-8 pm
April 06 - 2-4 pm
April 13 - 2-4 pm
April 20 - 2-4 pm

In addition May 10 the 2014  MacGregor Kinsmen Midget AAA’s will be hosting a high level skills clinic presented by the Eastern Baseball Academy . This clinic will run from 1-4 pm and is open to all interested midget and bantam aged players. As spaces are limited contact Scott Fisher at 396 6028 or macgregormidgets@gmail.com  Cost of the clinic is $25 per player. Note: location will be the William M. Sobey indoor soccer complex in Stellarton.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 18
Tuesday 18th March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers will look to retake the lead in their Best-of-7 Eastlink Division Semi-final against the Amherst Ramblers tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Game 3 goes at 7pm, after both teams took victories on home ice in the first two games of the series.

On Sunday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Pictou County PeeWee A Crushers punched their ticket to the Provincial Peewee A championship tournament being held in Bridgewater with a 4-3 victory over the Cumberland Ramblers. The road to provincials was not an easy venture for the Crushers as they needed a bit of luck firstly to win their league then had to face tough competition as the top two teams from their league faced off against the top two in Cape Breton in the second round of the provincial qualifiers. The Crushers came through the second round undefeated with wins over Northside Cape Breton in a hard fought 3-0 victory and a heart stopping 7-6 overtime victory over the Sydney Steelers before facing the always tough Ramblers last Sunday. While excited to be advancing further to face the best PeeWee A teams in the province the Crushers are not satisfied simply to be there. The Crushers bring a season record of 25 wins 11 losses and 5 ties to the Provincials in Bridgewater the weekend of March 28th- March 31st and will have the support of the entire PCMHA rep division behind them as they work to “win every shift”!

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects hosted two league rival teams in two exhibition games on Sunday to prepare for their upcoming trip to the provincial championships. In the first game, the Selects faced the TASA/Chebucto Ducks and took a 1-0 lead midway through the second period when Garyn Purvis passed the puck to Jenna Hickey, who went in on a breakaway. The goalie saved the initial shot, but KJ Emery was able to put the rebound into the net. TASA tied the game three minutes later on a scramble in front of the Selects’ net, and then took the lead 2-1 with four minutes left in the game. Pictou County never gave up, scoring goals about a minute apart in the last three minutes of the game to win 3-2. The first was an end-to-end, unassisted rush by Mariah Linehan. Jenna Reid then scored on a shot from the point, assisted by MacKenzie Ells. The second game was against the Dartmouth Whalers, with the Selects again coming out on top with a 3-2 score. The local squad opened the scoring only 20 seconds into the game with a strong forecheck by Hickey to beat the Dartmouth goalie. Midway through the first period the Whalers tied the game at 1-1. Reid scored the Selects’ second goal of the game early in the second period on an end-to-end rush, beating the goalie on her backhand. Near the end of the second period, Reid put the Selects up by two with a high wrist shot from the corner that went off the goalie’s facemask. Late in the third period, Dartmouth scored to come within one point – on a rolling puck that eluded Selects’ goalie Victoria Dunn. This was as close as the Whalers would come, and although they pulled their goalie in the last minute of the game, were unable to mount any scoring opportunities. The Selects will play in the Nova Scotia Female Pee Wee AA Championships this weekend (March 21-23) at the Spryfield Lions Rink. Their competitors are the host TASA/Chebucto Ducks, the Valley Wild, the Halifax Hawks, and the winner of a play-off game to be held on Tuesday between the Dartmouth Whalers and the Bedford Blues.

Shout out to the Pictou County Bulldogs Floor Hockey team, winners of a Silver Medal this past weekend at the Cobequid Floor Hockey Tournament! There's more to come... local Special Olympic curlers will be competing in a tournament April 5th in Bedford. Special Olympics Pictou County will be sending 2 teams to this event.

The Knighthawks U13 Girl's Volleyball team took the silver medal in an U14 tournament in Antigonish over the weekend. The girls finished the Round Robin in a tie for first place, with a 5-1 record, and went on to defeat the Bedford Blizzard 2-0 in the semi-final cross over. They then took the final to a third and deciding game before losing to Cape Breton Rizz 15-13. An excellent showing once again for the girls who continue to compete against older teams.

An update about the Atlantic Major Midget Hockey Championship that will be hosted by the Weeks Major Midgets from April 3-6, at the Wellness Centre: two of the other teams have been decided. Central Ice Pak will represent Newfoundland & Labrador, and the Kensington Wild will represent PEI. Halifax and Dartmouth are tied at one game apiece in the Nova Scotia final, while Moncton and Saint John are playing off in the New Brunswick final.

All bantam aged kids for the 2014-15 season are welcome to the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers identification camp April 22-24. There will be a brief parent meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on the first night at the Wellness Centre, prior to the ice session. The cost for the camp, which runs 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22-23 and 7:30-9 on April 24, is $50. The four and a half hours on ice will involve high tempo practices and inter-squad games.

A coaching workshop is scheduled for the Pictou County Wellness Center next month. Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program coaches will put on the workshop on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will focus on long term player development, effective practices and player evaluation. The event is free and open to all coaches looking to hone their skills. For more information, including how to register, go to hockeynovascotia.ca.

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COUNTY RESIDENTS URGE BY-LAW AMENDMENT TO GIVE WIND TURBINES MORE SPACE
Tuesday 18th March 2014

It was a full chambers for the monthly meeting of Pictou County Municipal  Council last night, as residents of Millsville appeared to request an amendment to a Land Use by-law that would see Industrial Wind Turbines moved further from residential properties.  The current bylaw gives a 600 metre buffer zone, but the group wants that increased to 1500 metres. Resident Wayne Pierce spoke for the Fitzpatrick Mountain residents,  voicing concerns about human health, property values, and the destruction of rural peace and tranquility. May Brubacher and her husband Ward have lived 750 metres from a wind turbine for the past 8 years and she told could that “it’s too late for us on the hill, but maybe not for others”.
Owner of Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farm Rueben Burge admitted to Municipal Council in Pictou last night that he had removed petitions placed by Millsville residents to change the by-law from community stores. Municipalities in the province that have already instituted a minimum 1000 metre set-back for homes from IWT’s , include Antigonish, Digby, Colchester, and the HRM. The citizens group further requested that the approval process of future Industrial Wind Turbines be re-examined at both municipal and provincial levels, with resident Wayne Pierce urging a consultative process in future planning of turbine placements.

WARDEN BAILLIE CONCERNED OVER PROGRESS AT ABERDEEN HOSPITAL
Tuesday 18th March 2014

Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie told municipal councilors at last night’s monthly meeting that he is concerned about the delay and cost of renovations to the Aberdeen Hospital, saying “we should all be very concerned” and that he does not want to see the hospital become a transfer station in deference to Antigonish or Truro.  In his warden’s report , Baillie told council that the over-due work to the hospital is now scheduled to start in 2016 and conclude in 2018,  at a cost of either 27 or 32 million, with the 5 million dollar difference lying in a project that is related to, but outside the tender. Baillie says he is worried costs will escalate further, and he has raised the concerns with Murray Hill, chair of the Pictou County District Health Authority, who will pose the question to the Provincial Minister of Health. Council agreed to wait until this information was obtained before deciding any course of action.


TRENTON COUNCIL DISAPPOINTED AT LACK OF CONSENSUS ON FIXING LOCAL ECONOMY
Wednesday 12th March 2014

Trenton Councillor Donald Hussher made his disappointment in a recent newspaper article known at Trenton’s monthly meeting last night. The councillor said while addressing the large job loss at Michelin, the Chronicle Herald article also said there was no consensus in Pictou County  for a regional framework for economic development. Hussher said he found it “disheartened to see”  as Trenton council is ready  and eager to contribute locally, but had understood all of Pictou County would be joining with another municipality.  Hussher said at first he questioned if the statement was a misprint, as “it makes no sense” that 2 municipalities would go on their own, adding “We should all be together for the betterment of Pictou County”. Mayor Glen MacKinnon also expressed his surprise upon reading the same newspaper article. Trenton Councilors will  attend a REN meeting scheduled for this Friday in Antigonish. 

STELLARTON URGED TO HIRE LOCAL
Tuesday 11th March 2014

At Stellarton Town council last night, the town was asked to support two “Hire Local” resolutions. The purpose of the resolutions is to foster cooperation between the three levels of government to share in infrastructure projects, hopefully employing local skilled tradespeople and growing the local economy. Cathy Pike told Council work started in 2010 to get the resolutions passed. She says the motion has already passed in the council chambers of Truro, Antigonish and Guysborough, and consideration of the resolutions is on the agenda for the next meeting of Colchester County. Pike says although she represents the Carpenters Union, the fight for local jobs is for everyone. Stellarton town council added the item for consideration at next month’s meeting.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 6
Thursday 6th March 2014

It's the last game of the regular season for the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers, and while the outcome won't matter much in the standings, it's a chance for the team to tune up before they start the playoffs. Tonight, the Crushers host the Amherst Ramblers in their final regular season game, while Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastlink Division semifinal begins next Thursday at the Wellness Centre. Before tonight's game the Weeks Hockey Organization will recognize their 20-year-old players. Playing their final season with the Crushers are: Evan Carmody, Mitchell Deruelle, Tyler Doyle, JP Harvey, Garrett Holmes, Daniel MacLeod, Jordan McInnis, Nick Parker, David Stephens and Brandon Thibeau. Michael Petter will preview the playoffs and a whole lot more on Slapshot, 6 o'clock tonight on East Coast FM.

Playoff Schedule:
Game 1 – Thursday, March 13, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 2 – Saturday, March 15, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 18, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 4 – Thursday, March 20, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 5 (if necessary) – Saturday, March 22, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center
Game 6 (if necessary) – Wednesday, March 26, Crushers @ Amherst 7pm from Amherst, pregame show at 6:45pm
Game 7 (if necessary) –Thursday, March 27, Amherst @ Crushers 7pm at the Wellness Center

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team have completed their Northern Conference Round robin playoffs with a 1-1-1 record. On Saturday, the Rebels traveled to Richmond Arena to take on the Strait Richmond Pirates. They lost by a score of 5-2. Scoring for the Rebels were Broden DeCoff and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Nicholas MacDonald and Cody LeBlanc. On Sunday the Rebels hosted Cape Breton County in Trenton. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, with goals going to Nicholas MacDonald, Ben Turnbull and Matt Allen. Assists went to Allen, Robertson, and Braydon Killen. Ryan Royals made some key saves and stopped Cape Breton's leading scorer on a penalty shot with 54 seconds remaining in overtime. The Rebels finished their playoff run with a win in Thorburn Monday evening. They defeated the Goldenhawks by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Nick MacInnis and Madison Bond. Assists went to Ben Turnbull and Nick Rogerson. The Rebels are the host team in the Peewee B division of the upcoming March Break tournament. Their games begin Wednesday at 9:15 AM in the Trenton Arena.

Girls' High School Hockey: North Nova is continuing to build on their season success heading into NSSAF girls hockey provincials. Last week they defeated CEC 5-0 in their regional final series to win 2 games to none. They won the first game 4-1 at home, scoring three unanswered goals in the third en route to their victory. The provincial championship in Bedford coming up March 21-23.

The New Glasgow Junior High Lady Panthers captured their second consecutive Northumberland Region Junior High girls A basketball championship Tuesday in Oxford.In the semifinal the Panthers defeated Bible Hill Junior High 62-39. With the win, New Glasgow advanced to the championship game against Saint Andrews from Antigonish. The Panthers, coached by Andy MacKay, won the regional banner with a 57-43 victory over the Antigonish team. With the opening of the New Glasgow Academy in September, this was the last year for the New Glasgow Junior High Panthers and with the championship, they were strong representatives of the storied basketball history at New Glasgow Junior High School. Leading the Panthers scoring this week were Riley Sood, Katelyn Biron and Courtney Smith with 34, 26 and 25 points respectively. Also chipping in offensively for New Glasgow were: Abbie Delaney (8), Sarah O’Neil (7), Sabrina Snyder (6), Jordyn MacMillian (4), Hailey Fahie (4), Karielle Floyd (3) and Haley Earle (2). The championship capped a successful season for the Panthers who posted 19 wins and five losses this year. The New Glasgow squad was led in scoring by Sood who averaged 16 points a game, followed by Biron and Smith who each averaged nine points a game.

Best of luck to the Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers, getting ready for playdowns at the Wellness Center this week-end.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MARCH 4 *UPDATE*
Tuesday 4th March 2014

Games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League: at the Stellarton Rink at 8pm, Dewtie's Excavating vs. Can-connect, and at 9pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, Nat -Pro Gas up against Thistle Bar.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers participated in the Mainland League Tournament hosted by Western Valley Minor Hockey this week-end. They faced tough competition against the top four teams of the league. They lost the first game, Friday night to West Hants. Cameron MacKinnon received Player of the Game honours for the Crushers. In their first of three games on Saturday, Yarmouth took the win with a score of 5-1. Brent Chapman scored the Crusher loan goal on a feed from Ian Reynolds and Calvin Denny. Chapman received Player of the Game. Despite a hard fought battle against Cumberland in the second game, the Crushers lost 3-1 with Tanner Steele getting the Crusher goal and Cale Archibald and Cale MacLaughlin with assists. MacLaughlin was named Player of the Game. In their final game, a very tired Crushers team skated as hard as they could, but could not overcome the strong offense of Western Valley. Calvin Denny was named Player of the Game. Michal Law and Jacob Fraser shared all the games between the pipes. A skills competition was held Saturday as part of the tournament. Four players from each team were chosen to compete in a Shootout competition, Fastest Forward Skater, Fastest Backwards Skater, and Goalie Shootout. The Atom AA players represented Pictou County well, with Joseph Mason winning the Shootout Competition, Gabe Paquet, placing second in the Fastest Forward Skate, Covey Cameron, placing second the Fastest Backward Skate, and Jacob Fraser, placing second in the Goalie shootout! The Atom AA’s wrap up their season this week-end when they participate in the Birthplace of Hockey tournament in Windsor.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs played a double-header against the Dartmouth Whalers on Saturday at the Antigonish Arena, resulting in a loss and a tie.Dartmouth dominated the first game to win 5-0, with Antigonish coming back strong in the second game but unable to hold onto the lead. In the second game the Whalers scored in the first period, with the Bulldogs answering back with two goals in the second period. Emma Boudreau scored unassisted on the power play when Dartmouth took a four-minute head contact penalty. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow added the second goal when she tapped in a backhand from Kerrilyn Kennedy after Jodie MacDougall shot the puck at the net. Shauna Campbell scored unassisted in the third period to lead the game 3-1. The Whalers got two more points to tie the game, and it ended with a 3-3 score in regulation time. The second game counted as Antigonish’s last regular season game as well as the first playoff game in the South Conference League. The Bulldogs finished the regular season tied for third place with Dartmouth, and in the playoffs are tied for second place with Dartmouth and the Halifax Hawks.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

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MICHELIN PLANT IN GRANTON TO SHED 500 JOBS BY JUNE 2015
Monday 3rd March 2014

Michelin is scaling back tire manufacturing at its Granton tire plant over the next 18 months. The company says in a statement that the move is in response to a continuing shift in the North American car tire market to larger size tires and the limits of the existing plant. The manufacturing change will occur in two phases: at the end of June, a production line that produces small dimension car tires will permanently close, affecting approximately 200 employees. By June of next year, the remaining tire production activity at the site will be reduced, affecting another 300 employees.

Some high-performance car tire production, tire membrane production and the existing rubber mixing operation will continue along with the company’s Canadian corporate offices. All employees affected by the closures will have an opportunity to relocate to the company’s tire production facilities located in Bridgewater and Waterville. Severance packages are also available for all impacted employees.

Recognizing the Michelin Pictou County plant is a significant part of the local economy, Michelin Canada will soon launch Michelin Development, a community development program to assist in the creation of new jobs in the small business sector in Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Michelin Development provides low-interest business loans and small business expertise to eligible applicants. More information on this program will be released in the spring.



LOCAL SPORTS UPDATE - MARCH 3 *UPDATED*
Monday 3rd March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Friday night. The Crushers followed that up with a 3-2 over the Campbellton Tigers Saturday. The next home game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians have the 3-2 advantage in their playoff series against Port Hawkesbury, defeating the Strait Pirates 7-2 in Trenton. Game six is Friday in Cape Breton - if game 7 is needed, it will be played Sunday night in Trenton.

The Westville Atom "B" Miners fought their way to the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships being held later this month in Baddeck with a dramatic come behind 7-6 victory over Port Hood yesterday at the Miners Sports Center. Trailing 6-4 with six minutes left in regulation, the Miners struck for three unanswered goals; the winner notched by Kale Behie with 28 seconds left in regulation. Chris Avery notched a hat-trick with the other goals being scored by Robbie Cameron, Brandon Holmes and Adam Farrell.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects have been making their mark in the Provincial league playoffs on their way towards the Provincial Championships which they host this coming weekend at the Hector Arena. The Selects finished fourth in the regular season of the eight team league with a record of 9-9-10. League playoffs began recently to determine the league champion and the Selects find themselves in second place with three wins and two losses. The three wins came last week on the back of a 2-1 win over TASA, a 3-0 win over Sackville and a 4-2 victory over Colchester. This weekend, the Selects were in tough against the Halifax Hawks and the Cole Harbour Wings. The Selects fell short in a 1-0 loss to the Hawks at home in Pictou on Saturday. On Sunday the Subways started strong and had an early edge but fell 2-0 to the Wings. Ironically, it will be the Wings who Pictou County face in the first game of the Provincial Championships slated to begin next Friday at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Selects won the right to host the event back in December and have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare what will be a phenomenal showcase of some of the top 13-14 year old female players in the Province. Joining Pictou County and Cole Harbour in the final five are: The Valley Vixens, Halifax Hawks and TASA Ducks. The tournament begins on Friday with Pictou County playing Cole Harbour at 11am. Opening ceremonies begin at 4:30pm after which the Selects play their second game against TASA. Tournament passes for the weekend are available for $10, while day passes are $5.

Northern Subway Selects were eliminated from the Nova Scotia Midget AAA Female Hockey playoffs after a 1-0 loss Friday and a 3-1 loss today. Procresting Penguins take the series 3-1. The Selects played well defensively and were able to shut the Penguins offense down in the Friday game only allowing the one goal but didn't create much offense for themselves. Selects' goaltender Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) played a strong game making 24 of 25 saves. Saturday's 3-1 loss was much like Friday with the Selects not creating much offense but did score one goal by Katie Pentz (Trenton) assisted by Katie Marcott (Port Hood). Hats off to the Northern Subway Selects graduating players captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) and goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) who were true leaders on the team who played their final game in the league. All the best to them in their future.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Pee Wee A team, winners of the Fundy League Tournament this weekend at the Wellness Center!

The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team beat the CEC Cougars tonight in Truro in the first game of the best of three series. Joel MacLean back stopped the a Gryphons to the victory. There was no scoring in the first period and the shots were even at 7. Ryan MacDonald put NNEC on the board late in the second frame assisted by Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz on a power play goal. CEC tied the game midway through the third period but the Gryphons capitalized on their second power play of the game with 1:19 remaining in the game. Ryan MacDonald scored his second of the night assisted by Wheadon and Craig Murray. The Cougars pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and the Gryphons took a late penalty in the last minute but the NNEC squad held off the swarming Cougars to take the game 2-1.the Gryphons out shot the Cougars 27-23. The Gryphons will host CEC for the second game of the series on Tuesday night at 8pm at the Trenton Arena. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The NRHS Nighthawks boys hockey team played an excellent road game in the first game of the Regional Championship series against Hants East Tigers. A scoreless first period saw the home team Tigers outshoot the Nighthawks 12-6. Brennan Snell made some key saves to keep the Tigers of the score sheet. Jethro Gunn banged home a power-play goal early in the second period assisted by Ben Morrissey and Jordan Wheeler. Dallas MacDonald scored an unassisted goal two minutes later when he entered the offensive zone with speed and shot the puck towards the net. The Tigers scored twenty seconds later to close the gap to a 2-1 score. The 2-1 score held until midway through the third period. While killing a penalty, goalie Brennan Snell made a terrific save and Jordan Wheeler picked up the loose puck and scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway. Snell assisted on the goal. While still on the power-play, the Tigers scored 24 second later to make the score 3-2. On the next center-ice faceoff (8 seconds later), Kyle Sutherland poked the puck passed the Tigers’ D-man and scored another shorthanded goal for the Nighthawks for a 4-2 lead. Morgan Peters and Evan Ferguson assisted on the goal. The Tigers pressed in an attempt to get two goals to tie the score but the Nighthawks’ defensive play held strong to secure the victory. The Nighthawks lead the Regional Championship series 1-0 and return home for game two on March 3rd.

The Westville Bantam Rec Miners played a pair of games yesterday against the Thorburn Golden Hawks. In game one Thorburn dominated the Miners in a 8-0 victory. In game 2 Westville looked a lot better playing into a 2-2 tie. Their next action is next Saturday as they play the Thorburn Goldenhawks once again before heading to Cumberland on March break for a tournament.

The Pictou County Lightning bantam girls participated in the Bedford Classic Invitational Tournament over the weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Lightning opened the tournament opened with a 52-40 win over the host and tournament finalist Bedford Eagles. The depleted Lightning narrowly lost their next two games versus Fredericton and Antigonish before defeating the Halifax West Steelers in their last game 40-24. Riley Sood and Courtney Smith lead the Lightning with 58 and 54 points respectively over the four games, while Kaitlyn Biron added 31 points. Sood was selected tournament MVP for the Lightning, while hustle award winners were Kaitlyn Biron, Jordan MacMillan and Sara O'Neil.

The NGJHS Lady Panthers captured their second consecutive Pictou County District Championship with a 46-21 win over East Pictou. Riley Sood had 19 points to pace the Lady Panthers, with Kaitlyn Biron and Abbie Delaney chipping in with eight and five points respectively. The Panthers travel to Oxford tomorrow to defend their regional championship won last year.

The East Pictou Middle School girls basketball team finished off a perfect season with a 34-22 win over Trenton to win the Pictou County Middle School League. They finished with a 13-0 league record including playoffs.

Congratulations to the Bluenose Curling Club rink skipped by Marion MacAulay who won the Nova Scotia Dominion Club Curling Championship in Wolfville this past weekend. The win was their third championship in a row. The rink consisting of mate Kerri Denny, second Gilda Chisholm and lead Donalda Buckingham sported a 6-1 record including 3 must win games on Sunday. They clinched the title with a 7-2 victory over the Truro Curling rink of Meredith Harrison and will now represent the province at the National championships in Halifax this November.

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP *SATURDAY MARCH 1*
Saturday 1st March 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks last night. That follows a 4-2 win Thursday over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action. Next up for the Crushers? They hit home ice tonight to take on the Campbellton Tigers at 7 pm. That's at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and then another home-game on Thursday against the Amherst Ramblers.

The Pictou County Scotians downed the Strait Pirates last night by 5-4 , evening up the best of 7 series at 2 games apiece. Tonight's game will break that tie, the game gets underway at 7:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers ended their regular season 2 wins in one day and a tie.. first edging out the Bearcats by a score of 3-2., later in the day they overcame the Chester Ravens with a final score 5-3. The Crushers also played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with that game ending in a 5-5 score. The Crushers are in the Valley this week-end to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament.

The Northern Subway Midget AAA Selects will be Playing the East Hants Pro Cresting Penguins. Their best of 5 series was tied 1-1 going into last night's game and today they play at 12 noon at the Wellness centre. Come show the girls your support!

Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in net for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday afternoon at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell make up the men's team.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 28 *UPDATED*
Friday 28th February 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers moved closer to clinching home ice advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs with a 4-2 win last night over the Valley Wildcats in MHL action at the Wellness Center. Garrett Holmes extended his team lead in assists with his 34th and 35th of the season, while Nick Parker extended his lead in goals with his 31st, and in points with his 59th and 60th. With the win, the Crushers move to 69 points on the season, still three back of the Truro Bearcats, plus the Cats have a game in hand. However, the only team behind the Crushers that could still potentially catch them for second is Amherst, who would need to win out to finish with 69 points, but would get the tiebreaker with more wins. So the Crushers can get home ice advantage in the first round with a win tonight in Bridgewater against the team with the league's worst record – the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Michael Petter will have all of the action tonight starting at 6:45, with puck drop set for 7pm.

The Pictou County Scotians lost to the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night in Trenton, and trail the best of 7 series two games to one. Brandon MacKenzie scored for the Scotians, assisted by Craig Matheson and Keegan Lima. Game four will be played across the Causeway Friday night.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played their last league game on Saturday against the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers ended the season with a win edging out the Bearcats with a final score of 3-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Tanner Steele, Dawson MacDonald and Gabe Paquet. Cameron MacKinnon, MacDonald, Camden Kelly, Steele and Brent Chapman had assists. Later that day, the Crushers played the Chester Ravens. With a final score of 5-3, the Crushers came away with their second win of the day. Cameron MacKinnon opened the scoring for the Crushers with two goals. Joseph Mason, Covey Cameron, and Tanner Steele added singles. Assists went to Steele, Cale Archibald (3), Dawson MacDonald, Myles Farnsworth (2), Willem Fraser and Cale MacLaughlin. The Crushers played the Chester Ravens once again on Sunday with this one ending in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for the Crushers was MacDonald (2), Cale Archibald, Paquet, and Covey Cameron. Steele, MacKinnon, Farnsworth, and MacDonald had assists. Jacob Fraser and Michael Law shared all three games between the pipes. The Crushers head to play in the Atom AA Mainland League tournament in the Valley this week-end.

Last night in Leo Fahey 4on4 Twilight Hockey Action at the Westville Miners Sports Center,  Christa Webber's hat trick led the Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Leafs. Also scoring for the Rangers were Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan, Debbie MacLean and Katie Bray. Sherri Palmer, Amy Cameron,Gina Markie, Jana Cleary, Stacy  Ferguson and Dawn MacKay replied for the Leafs.

The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory. In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. Antigonish opened the scoring and Chris Brooker tied it to end the first. Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas assisted. The Royals scored the only goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining before the break. The Gryphons made good on a power play opportunity on a goal by Jacob Pentz assisted by John David Coffin and Ryan MacDonald. The first 5 minute 3 on 3 overtime period saw the Gryphons carry the play but neither team could find the back of the net. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left on the clock. Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in the nets for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

A shout out to the G. R. Saunders Skyhawks Hockey team for their win yesterday over Walter Duggan, 3 - 2 in overtime, to capture the Pictou County Grammar School hockey championship!

The Mariposa East Skating Centre will present "OLYMPICS ON ICE" at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Wednesday, March 5th at 6pm. The show will feature costumed Canskaters and Nova Scotia Provincial Champions and Medalists. Cost is only $3.00 at the door and elementary school children have free admission with an adult.

This weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event this afternoon Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw this morning at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 27
Thursday 27th February 2014

The Junior A Weeks Crushers have one week left on the regular season, and it looks like second place in the division will be practically a lock if the team can pick up at least one win. Tonight the team hosts the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter has more as part of Slapshot, live tonight on East Coast FM starting at 6.

The NRHS boys hockey team defeated Amherst in back to back games in round one of the playoffs. Tuesday night in Amherst, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 overtime win. Scoring for NRHS were Dallas MacDonald and Benjamin Morrissey, assists by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Jeff Skinner was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. Game two Wednesday night in Westville, the Nighthawks came away with a 2-1 win. Scoring for NRHS were Benjamin Morrissey and Morgan Peters. Assists to Reed MacDonald and Peters. Morgan Peters was named first star of the game. Brennan Snell was in nets. The team will advance in the playoff series to face East Hants.  Dates and times to be determined.

The North a Nova Gryphons travelled to Antigonish on Monday afternoon and came away with a 5-3 win in their first game of the playoff rounds. The Royals had a two goal lead until Darryl Wheadon put NNEC on the board with 26 seconds remaining in the first period. Craig Murray evened the game with 1.4 seconds left in the period. Antigonish went ahead early in the second but the Gryphons tied it again on Wheadon's second goal of the game with only 21 seconds remaining in the second frame. Wheaton scored his third goal midway through the third and Cody Haas added the insurance marker to take the first game of the best 2 of 3 playoff series. Assists in the game went to Jacob Pentz and Craig Murray with two each. Single assists went to Haas, Luke Grant, kirklin Murray, and Ryan Chabbassol. The Gryphons host the Royals Thursday night at the Trenton Arena for the second game of the series. Puck drop is at 7:30.

Congratulations to the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball Team who defeated Walter Duggan last night in a nail biter of a game. After regulation time the final score 54 - 53. Top offence goes to Xander Rorison who dominated the game by crashing the offensive boards and scored 33 pts, Other point getters were Cohen Ross 8, Conner Jones 7 & Conner Walsh 6. In an second exhibition game the Walter Duggan 2 team played a group of West Pictou’s future basketball players from grade 1, 2, & 3 with a couple of players from grade 5 & 6. This game proved to be quite intense as it ended in a 51 tie after regulation time. West Pictou lost in overtime 56 - 54. The Wolverine boys should be very proud at a very young age they held their own and played awesome defence. Scoring for West Pictou Cohen Ross 33 pts, Jordan Cameron 8, Aiden Tingley 5, Adam Dykstra & Conner Walsh each scored 4 pts.

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan European Handball League. Game 1: Ireland 6 vs Portugal 3. Scoring: Ireland: Matthew Carson 3, Ethan Mathias 2, Lauren Conrad 1 Portugal : Natalyah Allan 1, Jessie MacKay 1, Laurel MacIntosh 1 Game 2: Italy 1 vs Mexico 0 Scoring: Italy: Chris Avery 1

Shout out to Jason Perry and the East Pictou Middle School girls basket ball team they are now Pictou County League Champs !

This coming weekend the PCMHA peewee A Crushers are hosting the Fundy/Highland League Championship Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Participating teams will travel from Cumberland, Brookfield, Truro and Antigonish to determine the two teams that will advance to play the Cape Breton league in the march toward the provincial title. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with Pictou County playing Brookfield. The full schedule can be found on the PCMHA website under peewee A.

Best of luck to teams from the Bluenose Curling Club, representing the county at the N.S. Dominion club championships this weekend. Two-time defending champion Marion MacAulay and her women’s team of Kerri Denny, Gilda Chisholm and Donalda Buckingham open their event Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wolfville Curling Club. Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville is hosting the men’s event. Christopher Cameron, Brendan Irvin, Darryl Moss and Gordon Chennell will play their opening draw Friday at 9 a.m.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 25
Tuesday 25th February 2014

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. The schedule:
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

There are two games scheduled for tonight in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League – at 8pm at the Stellarton Rink, Whitey's Vikings will take on Thistle Bar, and at 9pm at the Hector Arena in Pictou, it's Nat-Pro Gas against Can-Connect

In High School hockey, North Nova boys have taken the first of a best of three series, defeating Dr. JH Gillis 5-3 at the Keating Centre Monday afternoon. Game Two is Thursday night starting at 7:30 in Trenton.  If necessary, Game Three will take place at the Antigonish Arena starting at 7pm. The series winner will go on to play C-E-C.

The NRHS boys hockey team split a pair of games on the weekend. Down four then six players left the Nighthawks with a short bench for both games. On Friday the team lost to North Nova after a close match heading into the third down 2-1. The short bench took its toll and the final score was 6-1 for The Gryphons. The lone goal for NRHS was scored unassisted by Brandon Livingstone. Brennan Snell was in nets. The following night the Nighthawks' hosted East Hants winning 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for NRHS, were Luke MacDonald, Jordan Wheeler, Brandon Livingstone, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Josh Langille and Evan Ferguson. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. The Nighthawks begin their playoff series with Amherst tomorrow night in Amherst, 7pm. They Host Amherst at the Westville arena for game two, this Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and free for students who present their student ID.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played a strong game at both ends of the ice on Saturday to defeat the Dartmouth Whalers 3-1. Jenna Reid opened the scoring for the Selects in the first period with an end-to-end rush that she finished off with a shot that beat the Dartmouth goalie just under the cross bar. In the second period KJ Emery got the puck off a turnover at the Selects’ blue line, taking it down the ice and picking the top corner of the net from just inside Dartmouth’s blue line. Emery found the back of the net again in the third period. Reid passed the puck to Jenna Hickey, who moved it over to Emery, and her shot from the left face-off dot beat the Whalers’ goalie. Dartmouth scored with less than two minutes left in the game for a final score of 3-1.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs played three games this weekend, starting with a double header with the Bedford Blues on Saturday. In the first game, Antigonish came out on top with a 1-0 score. While on the power play, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow passed the puck to Rachael Bekkers, who took a shot from the point that was tipped in the net by Emma Boudreau. Breanna MacDonald got the shut-out. The Bulldogs were defeated 1-0 in the second game. On Sunday the Bulldogs faced the Dartmouth Whalers in Shearwater, coming out on the losing end of a 5-1 game. Scoring for Antigonish was Bekkers, unassisted, on the power play. The Bulldogs are tied for third place with the Blues in the provincial female Midget AA league.

Last night in Stellarton, the Trenton Trojans defeated G.R. Saunders 38-35 in the Championship game of the West Pictou Elementary Boys Basketball tournament.  The game was rescheduled because of  the CUPE strike from earlier in January. A packed house at G.R. Saunders saw an intense game from start to finish, leaving the fans wanting more.  Game stars were Logan Taylor for Trenton and Rhys Stevenson for G. R. Saunders.  Scoring for Trenton were Taylor and Ben Turnbull with 8.  Brady Campbell and Jared Fraser had 6 apiece, while Keigan Falcetelli added 4.  Nick MacInnis, Kevin Rankin and Brandon Campbell notched 2 each.  Zac Baillie and Carter Dunn played excellent defense for the Trojans.    Scoring for G. R. were Stevenson with 10, while Eric Ferguson added 5. Marcus MacLeod, Aiden Mcphee and Aaron Hubley each chipped in 4.   Noah Fraser had 3, with Luke Young and Parker Swain firing 2 each.  Cody MacDougall with 1 rounded out the scoring for Stellarton.  The Trojans enter the Elementary Boys League closing tournament, with a 14-0 record, which will be played in the near future.

The Nighthawk u-13 girl’s volleyball team, which competes at the u-14 level, played will in their past two tournaments. On Feb. 7-8 in Halifax they went 4-6 over the weekend, losing in the semifinal. Last weekend they travelled to Bridgewater for a 20-team u-14 tournament, where they went 4-4 in pool play to finish third in their pool. Their 4-4 record dropped them to the consolation playoffs. In the consolation round they defeated the Bedford Blues 2-0, Dartmouth Volleyball Club 2-1 and lost to the Antigonish Storm 25-18 and 25-22 in consolation final. They have five more tournaments before u-13 provincials at the end of April. In other Nighthawk club action, locals Arianna Gammon and Jamie Crocket led Truro’s Lynx team, which is a combination of players from Pictou County and Truro, to the u-17 championship game at the Feb. 7-8 tournament in Halifax.

Congratulations to the Pictou Maripacs atom B team came home with silver medals from the Wayne Waugh Memorial Tournament in Tatamagouche over the weekend!

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COADY INSTITUTE GETS FUNDING FROM THE FEDS
Monday 24th February 2014

Ottawa is providing some long-term funding to the Coady International Institute in Antigonish. Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government will provide 8.4 million dollars to the Coady to provide leadership and development training to more than 15-hundred men and women in developing countries. MacKay says the project that's being funded will focus on themes of strengthening local economies, empowering women and girls, building resilient communities focused on food security, natural resource management and promoting democracy The funding is over five years, and the Coady must match the federal contribution with an additional 8.4 million.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 24
Monday 24th February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers completed three games in three nights, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Saturday night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another home game: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoff series between the Pictou County Scotians and the Strait Pirates is tied at one game apiece. Port Hawkesbury won the first match on their home turf 4-2. But the Scotians got their revenge last night in Trenton, defeating the Pirates 5-2. Scoring for the Scotians on Sunday was Keenan Lima with 2, with singles from Lucas Eschelman, Craig Matheson, and Brandon Verge. The rest of the schedule:
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

In their last game of the regular season, the North Nova Gryphons defeated cross town rivals Northumberland Nighthawks at the Trenton Arena. Although Brandon Livingstone opened the scoring for the Nighthawks late in the first period, it was all North Nova for the final two frames. The Gryphons capitalized on four power play opportunities and had two even strength goals to take the match 6-1. Jacob Pentz and Darryl Wheadon each had two goals while Carson Dunbar and Craig Murray added single markers. Assists went to Wheadon with two and single helpers went to Pentz, Craig Murray, Ryan MacDonald, Connor MacDougall,and Kirklin Murray.  The Gryphons start Regional playoffs Monday February 24th in Antigonish against the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals in a best of 3 series.

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won the first game of a best of 5 play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3. Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

Congratulations to New Glasgow Junior High Girls B Basketball team for winning Gold in Amherst this weekend!

The Curl for Cancer in Westville was another success, with 30 teams raising $11,753 so far. Over the last 9 years the Westville Club has raised more then $127,000 for the local chapter of the Cancer Society. And it's not over... the Pictou Curl for Cancer is taking place this Friday night at the New Caledonian Curling Club.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB 22*
Sunday 23rd February 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have completed a three games in three nights schedule, coming away with a single win. The Crushers had a 4-2 victory over the Amherst Ramblers Thursday night , then headed to Yarmouth Friday night where they were defeated by the home team the Mariners by a score of 4 to 3. Last night's home-game at the Wellness Center saw the Crushers fall to the Summerside Western Capitals by a score of 5-3. Next up for the Crushers is another homegame: Thursday, February 27 at the Wellness Center. Puck-drop at 7pm.

The playoffs are underway for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they started with a road game in Port Hawkesbury - The first Pictou County game will be at Trenton Arena at 7:30pm today. The complete schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca:
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs and Canadians played to a 7-7 tie in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action. Kelly Marshall and Debbie Maclean turned in three goal performances for the Leafs with Katie Bray adding a single tally. Amy Cameron and Jana Cleary also had three goals apiece with Dawn macKay adding a single to pace the Canadians.

North Nova Education Centre's Junior Varsity boys basketball team hosted provincials this weekend, with  6 teams from around the province playing for the title.

The Knights of Columbus are preparing to hold their annual Free Throw Contest! The event is for all kids aged 8-14, as of January 1st. You do not have to be a Basketball Player to enter: all entries will receive a participation certificate and a sports-drink, and awards will go to the various winners in each category. There will be both Male & Female categories for each individual age from 8-14. Winners, of age 10-14 categories will go on to compete in the Regional Championships later this month. Winners from there will go onto the Provincial Championship level! Registration is Monday at the Pictou Academy Gymnasium from 6 – 7:30pm, you can also register by calling Brian MacKinnon at 485 1129

Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects won game one of a 5 game play -off series vs Procresting Penguins – the score was 4-3 Northern Subway Selects were outshot 38-24 but strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) kept the Selects in the game. The Selects had a balanced attack with 4 separate scorers lead by Katie Pentz with a goal and assist, other goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville), Kaila Reid (Pictou) – Selects’ Offensive player of the game, and Sienna Forance (Port Hood). Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow) played a solid game at both ends of the rink with 2 assists, other assists went to Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Annika Mason (Stellerton), Emily Dorion (Antigonish). The Selects are back at it Sunday morning at 11 am in East Hants for game two of the best of five playoff series.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 18
Tuesday 18th February 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects captured the gold medals at the Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament in PEI this weekend with a near-perfect record. The Selects faced provincial Pee Wee AA league rivals the TASA Ducks in the championship game after posting three wins and a tie for first place in round-robin play. The top two teams advanced to the championship game, which was held in Crapaud during a snow storm that forced other games to be cancelled and postponed. Pictou County got on the scoreboard early in the game with a goal by Madison Robertson one minute and 34 seconds into the first period. MacKenzie Ells added a power play goal before the first period ended, and Lindsey MacDonald and Eva Wornell both scored in the third period for a final score of 4-0. Assists went to Shalyn Bona, Wornell, KJ Emery, Ella Webber and MacDonald. Players of the game were Robertson (offence) and Mariah Linehan (defence). In their first game of the tournament, the Selects were victorious over the Bedford Blues 1-0. Wornell scored the lone goal, assisted by Jenna Reid. Players of the game were Wornell (offence) and Reid (defence). In game two, the Pictou County squad tied the TASA Ducks with an unassisted goal by Reid. Players of the game were Wornell (offence) and goalie Victoria Dunn (defence). The third game saw the Selects defeat the Capital District Cyclones 3-0. Linehan scored an unassisted goal with a shot from the point to open the scoring, followed by goals from Wornell and Emery. Assists were recorded by Paige MacDonald and Linehan. Players of the game were Emery (offence) and Paige MacDonald (defence). The Selects shut out the Valley Wild 3-0 in their last round robin game. Goals were scored by Jenna Hickey, Lindsey MacDonald and Wornell. Assists went to Emery (2), Ells, and Hickey. Players of the game were Hickey (offence) and Dunn (defence). Goaltender Victoria Dunn was named the tournament MVP for the Pee Wee AA division. She posted four shut-outs and allowed only one goal against through the five games during the tournament. The 8th annual Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament, hosted by the North River Minor Hockey Association, was held Feb. 13-16 in eight different rinks. The tournament featured 92 teams showcasing the highest level of female hockey in eight divisions from Atom to Midget.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs came home from the Sweet Heart Female Hockey Tournament this weekend with a championship banner. The Bulldogs won the gold medals in a close and exciting game against league adversaries the Halifax Hawks in overtime after the game was rescheduled due to blizzard-like conditions in PEI. Shauna Campbell scored the lone goal on the power play in the game, which went into overtime when regulation play ended in a 0-0 score. Allison MacDougall shot the puck, hitting the post, and Campbell pushed it into the net for the victory. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow also got an assist on the goal. Campbell was named player of the game (offence) while goalie Nicole Grace was named player of the game (defence) for the shut-out. Grace also won tournament MVP for the Midget AA division. In their first game of the tournament, Antigonish defeated the Bedford Blues 2-0. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Emma Boudreau, assisted by Rachael Bekkers, and Cynthia MacDonald, assisted by Jodie MacDougall and Caralena Tracey. Players of the game were MacDonald (offence) and Allison MacDougall (defence). Goaltender Breanna MacDonald got the shut-out. The Bulldogs had a convincing win over the Saint John Phantoms in their second game, with a 5-0 score. Campbell led the scoring with two goals, while Caralena Tracey, Jodie MacDougall (unassisted) and Kara Chisholm had one apiece. Assists were marked by Cynthia MacDonald, Casey Murphy, Tracey and Kerrilyn Kennedy. Players of the game were Casey Murphy (offence) and Gena Cyr of Thorburn (defence). Grace got the shut-out in nets. The third game finished in a 2-2 tie with Halifax when the Hawks scored with 0.8 seconds left in the game to even the score. Boudreau found the back of the net first, assisted by Jodie MacDougall, and then Campbell scored unassisted. Players of the game were Brigid O’Connor (offence).and Rachael Bekkers (defence). Antigonish and Halifax finished in first and second places to advance to the championship game.

The Pictou County Female Atom Subway Selects went 5 and 0 on the weekend and won their division at the PEI Sweetheart Tournament.  The Atom Selects stayed focused through a tough schedule and poor travelling conditions to “Finish the Job” and win their fourth tournament in as many tries this season.  The Selects won their first game on Friday over Summerside 8-1. Ashley MacDonald led the way with 2 goals, while singles were scored by Keighan DeCoff, Alyssa Fitt, Taylor Toole, Allie Hood, Hayley Nichol and offensive player of the game Jaylen Langille. Abigail MacKenzie was named defensive player of the game. In the second game the selects defeated the KV Vipers 7-1 with two goals from MacDonald who earned offensive player of the game. Nichol, DeCoff, Olivia Fitt, Langille, and MacKenzie scored singles. Ava Gennoe earned defensive player of the games. In their third round robin game, the Selects defeated Riverview, NB 5-0.  Keighan DeCoff had two for selects with singles from Nichol, Langille and Hood.  Nichol and Hood received offensive and defensive players of the game respectively. The Subway Selects earned a trip to the crossovers on Sunday morning against their recent tournament rivals River Valley, NB. The Selects took an early lead when Hood scored 2 minutes in to the game.  DeCoff scored later in the 1st to stake the Selects to an early 2-0 lead.  River Valley answered with 2 goals of their own in the second, eventually sending the game into sudden death overtime.  After a River Valley player covered the puck in the crease, Allie Hood was awarded a penalty shot and scored to send the Selects to the finals. DeCoff was named offensive player of the game, while Goaltender Morgan Fitzpatrick earned her fourth win and defensive player of the game making several key saves.    In the Championship game, the Selects defeated Valley Wild 4-1. The offensive was led by Langille who earned game and tournament MVP with two goals, followed by singles from DeCoff and Taylor Long. Rory Thompson earned defensive player of the game.   The Selects will now begin preparations for the 2014 Atom Female Provincials being held in Antigonish in late March.

The playoffs start Friday for the Pictou County Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start the round on the road. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule is available on the local sports roundup on ecfm.ca:
Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

The Miss Miles 5km Classic Fun Run on Mothers Day is sold out, but there are still some slots available for the Johnny Miles weekend. Don't wait! Sign up at johnnymiles.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 17 ***UPDATED***
Monday 17th February 2014

The Pictou County Scotians wrapped up their regular season last night at Trenton Arena with a 3-1 loss against the visiting Glace Bay Miners. The Scotians had already clinched second place in the Sid Rowe Division with a win Friday night in Antigonish, and the only question on the night was whether Brandon Verge could catch Tim Mannette of the Eastern Shore Mariners for the league scoring title. Mannette came into Sunday with a 3 point lead in the race, but he put up five points in an 11-10 overtime win against the Bay Ducks, making the margin insurmountable. Verge does finish the season as the league leader in goals scored, with 34 in 34 games. The playoffs start Friday for the Scotians, and despite having home ice advantage in the series, they will start the round on the road. The first game at Trenton Arena will be game 2 on Sunday. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Game 1 – Friday, February 21 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 2 – Sunday, February 23 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 3 – Wednesday, February 26 in Trenton, 7:30pm
Game 4 – Friday, February 28 in Port Hawkesbury
Game 5 – Sunday March 2 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, March 7 in Port Hawkesbury (if necessary)
Game 7 – Sunday, March 9 in Trenton, 7:30pm (if necessary)

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects opened their Provincial League Playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the TASA Ducks in Antigonish on Saturday afternoon. The eight team provincial league is holding a League championship playoff in advance of the 2014 Hockey Nova Scotia provincial championships being held in Pictou on March 7th through 9th. On Saturday afternoon at the Millennium Center, the Selects spotted the Ducks a 1-0 lead mid-way through the first period before storming back to tie it up on a goal by Patti-Ann Tracy in the second period. It was a tight checking affair through the majority of the game as scoring chances were limited at both ends of the ice. The Selects took control from the drop of the puck in the third period , outshooting TASA 7-3. Jensen Arsenault scored, what would prove to the be the winner, two minutes into the final frame on a point shot through a screen that was deflected in front. The Subways then managed to kill off a man advantage with under a minute to play while TASA pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker to win their first game of the playoffs. Jenna Landry was solid between the pipes for the win. Pictou County held a slim 17-15 shots on goal advantage in the game. The Selects will practice this week before the playoffs continue with a trip to Sackville next Saturday followed by a tilt in Brookfield  on Sunday.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects took home their fourth tournament win this past weekend in PEI. Subway Northern Storm and Pictou County Pee Wee AA teams also came away with Championship Titles in their divisions at the same tournament over the weekend.

Hector Building Supplies And TimbrMart made presentations to Pictou County Minor Hockey Association and Pictou County Early Intervention during the Bantam Memorial Tournament held over the weekend. The two groups were each presented with cheques for five thousand dollars, through the Timbrkids Foundation which is the charitable arm of Timbrmart.

Three games last night in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League
Whitey's Vikings 12 Connors 9
Nat Pro Gas 9 Can-Connect 1
Dewtie's Excavating 6 Thistle Bar 5 (SO)

One game yesterday at St. FX university, as the X-Women hockey team hosted Dalhousie, and came away with the comfortable 5-1 victory. New Glasgow's Kara Power scored the first X-Women goal near the midpoint of the first period. The X-Women have a bye into the AUS semifinals by virtue of their first place finish.

Northumberland Regional High School have announced their athletes of the month for January. Dylan DeYoung has been named the male athlete of the month. DeYoung is a member of the NRHS Snowboard team, he leads on the hill with lots of enthusiasm. Lindsay Cheek, the female athlete of the month, is a strong force on the defensive end for the NRHS girls hockey team. She always brings a positive attitude with lots of determination.

The Weeks Jr A Crushers have a rare Monday afternoon game today in Summerside as they visit the Western Capitals. It is a holiday in PEI today, so the game time is 2pm. This is a make up game from November which was postponed due to the Confederation Bridge being closed by high winds. This is the last road game of the season that will not be on East Coast FM. After today, the Crushers have only two regular season road games remaining, and I will be there for both of them, beginning this Friday in Yarmouth.

The Miss Miles 5km Classic Fun Run which will be held on Mothers Day is almost sold out, there are only 50 more spots available and that's after adding another 100. there will be 500 participants in total.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 12
Wednesday 12th February 2014

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers have had a busy couple of weekends. They travelled to PEI to participate in the Spud tournament. They skated hard, but were not rewarded for their efforts with Nole Chapman scoring the only goal. This past weekend the squad had a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday afternoon the Bearcats skated to a 6-2 victory. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor MacLeod assisted by Wayne Denny and Ryan Alexander and Denny unassisted. Brayden Leblanc was in goal. On Sunday, Crushers battled hard falling just short 1-0. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. This weekend the crew will be supporting the local bantam players as they participate in the Bantam Memorial Tournament being held at the Wellness Centre.

The Anchor Motors peewee AA Crushers had three games last week, winning twice and tying once. Thursday evening, playing the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Keating Millennium Centre, the Crushers won 3-2. Scoring for Pictou County were: Raymond Chisholm, Kyle Reim and Spencer Murray. Assists went to Jansen Langille and Murray. Cody MacDougall picked up the win in goal for the Crushers. On Saturday the Crushers hosted the West Hants Warriors, picking up a 6-2 victory. Murray (2), Jayden Hatchard, Langille and Ben MacDonald (2) all scored in Saturday’s win. Lucas Fraser, Cal Maxner (2), Ethan MacDonald, Chisholm, Murray (2), Reim, Dylon Francis and Logan MacKay all had assists, while Vaughn MacEachern picked up the win in goal. In Windsor for a rematch with the Warrior on Sunday the Crushers tied 2-2. MacKay tied the game before the end of the first period, with assists going to Brycen MacDonald and Hatchard. In the second period, with the Crushers killing a penalty, Murray beat the Warrior defenseman to the puck and scored on the breakaway. The Warriors would tie the game 88 seconds later, where the game eventually ended. MacDougall was between the pipes for Pictou County.

Congratulations going out to Cody Angevine of Merigomish for his silver medal performance at the Super Coupe de Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Quebec last weekend. He was one of only two Nova Scotia athletes to medal at the event! Kudos also go out to Maddy Fitt, Marshall Fitt, and Kyle Sutherland who also competed and gained valuable experience.  All are members of the Kanokai Judo Club and are working towards attending the National Championships in May in Jonquiere, Quebec as part of Team Nova Scotia. For further information please contact Cindy Fraser at 759-0700.

Over the weekend the East Pictou Silver Blades had five of six skaters bring home medals in their respective divisions at the Rob McCall Memorial Competition in Dartmouth. Raelene Fraser won gold in the Star 2 event, while Sydney Swain won bronze in the same event. Raquel Gerrior, Kate Devine and Courtney Arnold all won bronze in the Star 3 event. Kaitlyn Kelly finished eighth in the pre-novice ladies event.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoff series with Newbridge tomorrow night in Dartmouth at 6:45, with Game 6 at the Wellness Centre at 7:30 Friday. The best of seven series is tied at 2 games apiece.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament starting tomorrow. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

Hey curlers... this year's Curl for Cancer is February 21st at the Westville Curling Club, starting at 6 p.m. Their goal is to once again raise over $10,000, all of which goes to the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer society. There's still a few openings for teams, and no experience is necessary. In fact, if you've been watching curling from Sochi and thought “I'd like to try that”, this is a perfect time to try! And it's for a good cause. To sign up call Tim or Darleen Chislett at 396-1503 or email tim.chislett@sobeys.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEB 11
Tuesday 11th February 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers clinched a spot in the Regional Playoffs with 2 big wins over the weekend. The Crushers faced off against the Westville Miner Midget A at the Sportsplex in Westville on Saturday afternoon, taking the game 5-2. The Crushers opened the scoring early and carried a 3-0 lead in the 3rd period. The Miners scored to make it 3-1 but the Crushers pulled away to a 5-2 victory. Scoring for the Crusher Crew were Corey Niven, Gordon Conrod, Cale McCarron, Hayden Boutlier and Noah Delorey. Kieran MacGillivary played an outstanding game in nets for the win. Assist on the goals went to Bailey Campbell, Justin Hill, Boutlier & Delorey. Sunday had The Antigonish Bulldogs come to the Wellness Center for the Crushers final game of the playoff round, a win for the Crushers would seal their spot to advance to the next round. The Crushers came out flying from the first faceoff and carried most of the first period play. Going up 1-0 in the 1st on a  goal by Cale McCarron. The game stayed at a 1 goal lead for The MacLeod Lorway squad through 2 periods. Finally in the 3rd the Crushers capitalized on great play and widened the lead to 3-0 on goals by Matt MacLean and Hayden Boutlier. The Crew got caught on a line change late in the 3rd by the Bulldogs to close the gap to 2. Gerry Holle set the insurance tally late in the game giving the Crushers a 4-1 win. Steven Conway stood tall in the Crushers net to record the win. Assists went to Justin Walsh(2), Boutlier, Holle and Dylan Bennett. The win gives the MacLeod Lorway squad a total of 13 of 16 points throughout the playoffs, advancing through to the next round. The Crushers only loss of points in the playoffs came on a loss and a tie in their first 2 games when the Crushers were short 5 players from their roster. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers then put on a great team performance winning the next 6 games in a row to advance to the next round. The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers will be 1 of 2 teams from the Highland-Fundy League to advance to the Regional winners from Cape Breton to decide the representatives for Provincials late in March.

The Pictou County atom AAA Crushers faced the league leading Truro Bearcats this Saturday in Truro at the RECC. Ryan Green opened the scoring for the Crushers early in the first period, while the Bearcats answered early second period.  Lucas Canning scored late in the second. The Bearcats tied it up once again early in the third. Green scored the winner late in the third to lift the Crushers to a 3-2 victory. Thomas Gariepy was in goal for Pictou County. On Sunday, the Crushers faced the Acadia Axemen.  Green and MacLean Tobin scored in the first to give Pictou County a 2-0 lead. The Axemen answered with goals in the second and third, while Matthew Carson netted the winning goal in the third. Tyler Matchem got the win between the pipes. The atom AAA Crushers are off this weekend for the Bantam Memorial Tournament. Their next game is Feb. 22 in Antigonish.

The Northern Rebels peewee B team had a successful weekend in playoff action. On Friday, the Rebels defeated the Westville Miners 4-1. Ben Turnbull scored twice, while Clark Robertson had a goal and an assist, as did Nicholas MacDonald. Other assists went to Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. On Saturday, the Rebels managed a 3-1 win over the Canso Bluefins despite playing shorthanded for much of the game. Goal scorers were Turnbull, MacInnis and MacDonald. Assists went to Killen, Matt Allen and Clark Robertson. Jack Finlay was in goal both games.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

This weekend the East Pictou girls basketball team captured silver at a tournament in Pugwash after losing a close game against Oxford in the final. In round-robin play they defeated host team Pugwash and Sackviile, N.B. to earn a spot in the final. This week they start their best-of-three district playoffs against New Glasgow.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 10
Monday 10th February 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers were victorious in Amherst Saturday night. Final score as they downed the Ramblers was 4 to 3, led by a pair of unassisted goals from Crusher Evan Carmody and singles from Mitchell Deruelle and Jordan McInnis, who additionally picked up an assist. Next up for the Crushers is a homegame at the Wellness Centre this Thursday when the team faces the Yarmouth Mariners - puck-drop at 7pm.

After trailing 2-0 in their playoff series with Newbridge, the Weeks Major Midgets won two straight at home over the weekend to tie the series and make it a best-of-three. Saturday night was a 7-1 victory, and Sunday was a 6-5 win helped by Luke Melanson's 32 saves. Game 5 is Wednesday night at the Dartmouth Sportsplex before Saturday’s Game 6 at the Trenton Arena at 7:30 p.m.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects played three games this weekend securing four out of six points as their regular season league play winds down. The Selects defeated the league leading TASA Ducks at home on Saturday by a score of 2-1. Taylor MacKenzie and Kassidy MacKinnon scored for the Selects while Chloe MacDonald and Heath Miller had assists in the game. The Subways travelled to Halifax on Sunday where they took on the second place Halifax Hawks. The Selects came out strong early and got out to a 1-0 late in the first period on a goal by Patti-Anne Tracey. The Hawks stormed back with three unanswered goals and dropped the Pictou County squad 3-1. On Sunday afternoon the Selects headed to Sackville for their final regular season meeting with the Flyers. Sackville opened the scoring midway through the second period to take a 1-0 lead.  Camryn Halliday tied things up late in the middle frame. Tracey scored what proved to be the winner with two minutes remaining in the game to secure the two points for Pictou County. Jenna Landry was in gaol for all three games earning the two wins. Pictou County plays their final regular season game this Monday when they host the Halifax Hawks at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 7pm.  The Selects will host the 2014 HNS Female Bantam AA Provincials the weekend of March 7-9.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects posted two wins this weekend to end regular season play. The Selects dominated the play against the Cape Breton Vikings in Baddeck on Saturday, skating away with a 10-0 victory. Goals were scored by Jenna Reid, Shalyn Bona (2), Lindsey MacDonald (2), Emily Hayes (2), Madison Robertson, KJ Emery, Paige MacDonald. Assists were marked by Lindsey MacDonald, Eva Wornell, Bona (2), Hayes, Ella Webber and Robertson. On Sunday versus the Bedford Blues, Pictou County played strong and held the balance of play but only got one goal past the Bedford netminder, for a 1-0 final score. MacKenzie Ells scored, assisted by Eva Wornell. The Selects outshot their opponents 32-16 during the game, played at the Hector Arena. Victoria Dunn was between the pipes for both shut-outs. The Selects finished the regular season in third place in the provincial female Pee Wee AA league.

Despite being outplayed by the Halifax Hawks for most of the game on Sunday at the Keating Millennium Centre, the Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs came out on top with a 2-1 victory. Halifax was carrying a 1-0 lead into the third period before Antigonish got on the scoreboard with a goal by Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow, scored off a shot from Caralena Tracey that came off the backboards with three minutes left in the game. Shauna Campbell then scored the game winner on a power play during the last 30 seconds. Campbell poked in the loose puck during a scramble in front of the net, assisted by Jodie MacDougall. Goaltender Nicole Grace held the team in the game until they were able to find the back of the net.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians edged out the Cumberland Blues 4-3 in Trenton Sunday... Brandon Verge scored a pair, with singles from Logan MacDonald & Brad MacEachern. Friday the Scotians play in Antigonish, then host Glace Bay next Sunday.

Two games were played Friday in the Walter Duggan European Indoor Handball League. Emma Bernon, Gabby Smith, Kyle Reim each scored two goals for Russia and Nick Peterson a single as Russia topped Canada 7-4. Jayden hatchard led Canada with two goals while Kaleigh Foley and Jared Snell had a single tally. England defeated the USA 8-7. Sam Hickey with three goals, Nick Horne and Brayden LeBlanc with two apiece and a sigle tally by Ethen Freund led the way for England. Mitchell Jardine, Taylor Ebbett and Jena Hickey had two apiece for USA with Jordan Tran notching a single marker.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament From Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9*
Sunday 9th February 2014

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers were victorious in Amherst last night. Final score as they downed the Ramblers was 4 to 3, led by a pair of unassisted goals from Crusher Evan Carmody and singles from Mitchell Deruelle and Jordan McInnis, who additionally picked up an assist. Next up for the Crushers is a homegame at the Wellness Centre this Thursday when the team faces the Yarmouth Mariners - puck-drop at 7pm.

Three games today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League. Kicking off at 5:20 at the Stellarton Rink, the Pictou Landing Falcons take on Can-Connect. The 6:50 game will see Dewtie's Excavating vs. Connors, and finally at 8:20 – Thistle Bar is up against Nat Pro Gas.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, The Rangers and Canadians played to a 6-6 tie in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight Hockey League action. Debbie MacLean led the Rangers with a hat trick while Dawn MacKay, Juanita MacQuigan and Carla Perrin chipped in with a single tally apiece. Kelly Marshall's two goals and single tallies by Katie Bray, Jana Cleary, Amy Cameron and Karen Campbell took care of the Canadians scoring. Melanie Hill and Debbie Clark stopped 24 and 22 shots respectively in the well-played game.

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team took on the Pictou Maripacs in playoff action Tuesday evening at the Hector Arena. The game resulted in a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers for the Rebels were Braden DeCoff and Nick Rogerson, with Nick MacInnis assisting on both goals. Burke Murray scored twice for the Maripacs. Playoff action continues for the Rebels this weekend - they travel to Canso today to take on the Bluefins.

The Weeks Major Midgets continue their playoffs against Newbridge Academy. They play next at the Wellness Centre this afternoon, game gets underway at 1pm.

From games played at St. FX this weekend: on Friday, the Dallhousie Tigers hockey squad took on the X-men at the Keating Millenium Centre and came away with a 3-2 win over the visitors. Both the X-men and X-women were victorious on the hardwood as well when UNB visited Antigonish yesterday. The women's basketball team won by 62 to 55, followed by the men's game, final score there 81-66.

The Pictou County Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 30th Annual Bantam Memorial Tournament next week, from Feb. 13-16. XEROX is the presenting sponsor, with the Pictou County Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers representing the host organization with the support of the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers team. This year the tournament includes twelve bantam AA teams and twelve major bantam teams. Play starts on Thursday afternoon when the Wonder Auto Crushers face-off against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m. and the Scotsburn  Crushers up against the Nova Junior X-Men at 5:15 p.m. at the Wellness Centre. Then on Friday: opening ceremonies will take place at the Wellness Centre at 6:15 p.m. with the Wonder Auto playing Yarmouth at 4 p.m. before the ceremony and the Scotsburn playing Kings Mutual immediately following. On Saturday, Wonder Auto takes on Cape Breton County at 2:30 p.m. and Scotsburn faces Western Valley at 4 p.m. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $5. There is no charge for students. The tournament is a major fundraiser for Pictou County Minor Hockey Association with all proceeds going directly back to the association, which helps keep yearly costs for hockey as low as possible. The tournament schedule will be available on the PCMHA website.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - FEBRUARY 3
Monday 3rd February 2014

The Crushers extended their winning streak to three in a row Saturday night when they overcame the Truro Bearcats by a score of 4-1. The goals came from Brandon Parsons, JP Harvey, Nick Parker and Tyler Doyle, with assists from Parsons, Evan Carmody and Garret Holmes. Saturday's game was the first half of a home-and-home set with the Bearcats who will visit the Wellness Centre this Thursday with the game getting underway at 7pm, then the Crushers head to Amherst to play the Ramblers on Saturday.

The Subway Midget Selects split their weekend hosting Cape Breton County Saturday at the Wellness Center.  After a slow first period, the Selects came on board and scored 2 in the 2nd period and 7 goals in the third, defeating Cape Breton with a final score of 9-0.  Leading the way for the Selects were Tracey Denny  and Lindsay Cheek with a pair, single goals went to Kourtney Barker, Selena Denny, Tori McCuish, Keeley McCuish and Brittany Chisholm. On Sunday the Selects played an intense game against Nova Ice.  The Ice came out strong in the 1st, taking a 1-0 lead.  The Selects tied it up in the 2nd and with 11 seconds remaing in the game the Nova Ice squad scored to take the 2-1 win.  Scoring for the Selects was MacKenzie Bell with assists going to Tori McCuish and Lindsay Feit.

In the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects took on the Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers Saturday in New Glasgow with the Selects taking the win 3-0 and outshooting CB 41-24. The Selects were lead by a 2 goal effort by Rachel Brown (Trenton) and Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with a goal and assist. Other assists went to Katie Marcott (Port Hood), Taylor Perry (Trenton) and Anika Mason (Stellarton). And, Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) was perfect between the pipes stopping all 24 shots against her to secure the shutout. The Selects are back at it next Saturday in New Waterford vs. Cape Breton to finish off the regular season.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had one road game this weekend against the TASA Ducks. Both teams played a tight-checking game in the first period with neither team getting any great scoring chances. Early in the second period TASA scored on an odd-man rush. Pictou County’s Shalyn Bona deflected in a shot by Jenna Hickey late in the third period, and the Selects killed off a late penalty to keep the score tied at 1-1. With the tie, TASA clinched top spot in the regular season league play.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs hosted the Credit Union Female Hockey Challenge this weekend in Antigonish. The Bulldogs faced the Dartmouth Whalers in their tournament opener, coming out on the losing side of a 3-0 final score. Jodie MacDougall was named player of the game. In their second game, Antigonish held the Halifax Hawks to a scoreless game until the final 30 seconds, when Halifax found the back of the net. Goaltender Breanna MacDonald received player of the game honours in the 1-0 game. The Selects lost their third round-robin game against the Valley Wild. Goalie Breanna MacDonald got injured and forward Kerilyn Kennedy went in nets after the first period to finish the game. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow scored an unassisted goal for the Bulldogs, and the game ended with an 8-1 score. Kennedy was named player of the game for volunteering to strap on the pads. The Bulldogs finished in fourth place and played the first-place Valley Wild in the cross-over game. Due to MacDonald’s injury, forward Casey Murphy played the netminder position, earning her the player of the game award. The team showed character and class against the Valley team despite a 5-0 loss. The Credit Union Female Hockey Challenge featured 25 teams from Atom to Midget.

The Pictou County Jr. “B” Scotians took on the Sackville Blazers in Trenton Saturday night: Andrew Kennedy's goal in overtime made the final score 3 to 2. The other Scotians goals came from Lucas Eshlemand and Brandon Verge. The team next plays this Friday when they travel to East Hants and take on the Penguins. Next home game is Sunday, Feb 9th against the Cumberland County Blues.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team hosted the CEC Cougars of Truro on Friday night at the Trenton Arena coming away with a 2-1 loss. Truro got on the board first, scoring with 4 minutes left in the first period. Luke Grant assisted by Darryl Wheaton tied the game to open the second frame on a power play goal.  Truro went ahead with a minute remaining in the second and held off he Gryphons in the third to take the win.  Joel MacLean had a great game in the net and the NNEC squad had many scoring chances but could not get past the CEC netminder in the third period. The Gryphons next home game is Friday February 14th at the Trenton Arena.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY FEB.2, 2014*
Sunday 2nd February 2014

The Crushers extended their winning streak to 3 in a row last night when they overcame the Truro Bearcats last night by a score of 4-1. The goals came from Brandon Parsons, JP Harvey, Nick Parker and Tyler Doyle, with assists from Parsons, Evan Carmody and Garret Holmes. Last night's game was the first half of a home-and-home set with the Bearcats who will visit the Wellness Centre this Thursday with the game getting underway at 7pm, then the Crushers head to Amherst to play the Ramblers on Saturday.

Karen Campbell's two goals led the Rangers past the Bruins 5-4 Thursday night in Leo Fahey 4-on-4 Twilight hockey League action at the Westville Miners sports centre. Jane Cleary, Juanita MacQuigan and Christa Webber notched a single tally to complete the Rangers offence. Elana MacDougall, Jennifer MacDonald, Lyndsay MacKinnon and Christine Booth replied for the Bruins. Debbie Clark and Sherry Whytewood both put in solid goal-tending performances for their respective teams. Action continues next week with the Canadians hosting the Bruins.

Two games were played Friday in the Walter Duggan World  Indoor Handball League. Game 1: England 6 vs Russia 2 England--Sam Hockey 3, Ethan Freund 2, Nick Horne 1 Russia--Kyle Reim 1, Josh Walsh 1 Game 2 Canada 7 vs USA 4 Canada---Jared Snell 3, Blake Kontuk 2, Kaleigh Foley 1, Jayden Hatchard 1 USA-- singles from Connor MacLeod , Jordan Tran , Kelsey Hann and Mitchell Jardine

In the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, the Northern Subway Selects took on the Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers yesterday in New Glasgow with the Selects taking the win 3-0 and outshooting CB 41-24. The Selects were lead by a 2 goal effort by Rachel Brown (Trenton) and Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with a goal and assist. Other assists went to Katie Marcott (Port Hood), Taylor Perry (Trenton) and Anika Mason (Stellarton). And, my cousin Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) was perfect between the pipes stopping all 24 shots against her to secure the shutout.  The Selects are back at it next Saturday in New Waterford vs. Cape Breton to finish off the regular season.

In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, two games were played Thursday night in Thorburn. In the first game, Whitey's Vikings edged Dewties Excavating 8 to 7 with a shoot-out goal by Ryan White winning the game. In the second game, Thistle Bar trounced the Pictou Landing Falcons 11-3.

In University basketball, both the mens and womens teams from St. Mary's visited St. FXU for games on Friday. The visitors came away with two victories. First the Saint Mary's women's basketball team defeated St. FX by a score of 96 to 86. The mens game followed, with SMU overcoming the X-men 78-59. Moving to University hockey, the X-women played a game yesterday (Saturday) in Antigonish against visitors the Universite de Moncton (egg-la bluets) Aigles Bleuets and the X-women came out on top with a final score 3-1.

The Pictou County Jr. “B” Scotians took on the Sackville Blazers in Trenton last night (Saturday) and Andrew Kennedy's goal in overtime made the final score 3 to 2. The other Scotians goals came from Lucas Eshlemand and Brandon Verge. The team next plays this Friday when they travel to East Hants and take on the Penguins. Next home game is Sunday, Feb 9th against the Cumberland County Blues.

The Weeks Major Midgets have their Round one playoff with Newbridge Academy. It starts with a pair of away games last night and this afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, followed by two at the Wellness Centre next weekend. The full schedule is in the round-up at ecfm.ca

Game 1 – Saturday, Feb. 1 – 7:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 2 - Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 3 – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 4pm – Wellness Centre

Game 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9 – 1pm – Wellness Centre

Game 5 – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:45pm – Dartmouth Sportsplex

Game 6 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – TBA

Game 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1:15pm - Dartmouth Sportsplex

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HEFTY PRICE TAG POSSIBLE TO REPLACE ANTIGONISH DEPOT
Thursday 30th January 2014

A provincial official says it could cost $3 million to replace three salt trucks and a garage destroyed in a fire at the transport depot in Antigonish last week. Transportation Department area manager Paul Colton says he's meeting with officials to start the planning stage of the rebuilding process next week. He says they're also trying to figure out where new trucks can be purchased. Colton says two salt trucks on loan from elsewhere in the province will stay until the end of the winter season. The RCMP have concluded last Tuesday's fire was not suspicious. Colton says the exact cause may never be known.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 28
Tuesday 28th January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played a back and forth game with the Valley Wild at the Hector Arena on Sunday with plenty of scoring chance for both teams. Unfortunately, the Selects came out on the losing end of the game. The Selects were first on the scoreboard in the first period with a rebound goal by Garyn Purvis on a shot from KJ Emery. The Wild replied with two in the second period for a final score of 2-1. Goaltender Victoria Dunn faced 22 shots, while her teammates had 21 shots on the Valley net.

Thorburn’s peewee B squad went undefeated over the weekend in three playoff games and moved into first place in the North Nova Peewee B playoffs. On Friday night they defeated the Northern Rebels 5-1 at the Wellness Centre. Goldenhawks goals were scored by: Brent Chabossol, Andrew Goswell, Adam Macdonald, Thomas Kennaley-Bayer and Josh Cooley. Assists went to Charlie MacLean, Kenyon Greene, Aaren MacDonald and Hayden Butler. Brandon Benoit was in goal for the win. The Rebels replied with a goal from Braydon Killen. Saturday in Debert they defeated the Cobras 6-0. Butler led the way with a first period hat-trick, before adding one more in the third. Jonah Pridham and Kennaley-Bayer rounded out the Goldenhawk scoring. Assists went to Grace Macdonald, Landen Guthro, Cooley, Ashley Livingston and John McGee. At home Sunday they defeated the Canso Bluefins 7-2. MacLean had a hat-trick, Connor Dewar had a pair, while Cooley and Adam MacDonald had singles. Assists went to Chabossol, Adam Macdonald, Pridham, McGee, Kenyon Greene and Grace MacDonald.

The Trenton Elementary Boys basketball team kept their perfect season alive with three more wins over the weekend at the West Pictou tournament. The Trojans improved to 11-0 on the year with wins over Walter Duggan, Redcliffe and Antigonish. By finishing first in their pool the Trojans will face G.R. Suanders in a championship game to be played after the CUPE strike is over. Game stars were won by Zach Baillie, Brady Campbell and Jared Fraser; while leading scorers were Brandon Campbell, Nick MacInnis and Ben Turnbull.

In this year's Jean MacLeod Proudfoot Memorial Broomball Challenge, the Westside prevailed over the North End once again 3-1. That makes it 4 in a row for the Westside. The event was very well attended. Perfect conditions.  Money raised for respective community centres.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY JANUARY 26*
Sunday 26th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers suffered a loss last night when they travelled to Kentville to take on the Valley Wildcats – final score 3-2. It was a rematch between the team after Crushers lost Thursday night's home game to the Wildcats by another close score of 5-4 . The Crushers won their Friday night game against the Yarmouth Mariners 4 to 2. Next action for the team will see a pair of home games: this Wednesday against the Dieppe Commandos, then Thursday they take on the Woodstock Slammers. Both games at the Wellness Centre with 7pm puck drop.

Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Three games scheduled today in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game at 5:20 Whiteys Vikings are up against Thistle Bar. 6:50 will see Dewtie's Excavating take on Nat Pro Gas, and at 8:20 it's Connors vs. Can-Connect. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

The Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament wraps up today at West Pictou Consolidated, who hosted the 11 team tourney. Today's remaining games take place at : 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton today against the Bulldogs, and Pictou County Scotians play the Strait Pirates tonight at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers are taking part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travel to Windsor today for a game against West Hants.

In Atlantic university hockey action at St FX Friday night, the St. Mary's Huskies defeated the hometeam in overtime. X led 3-0 after 2 periods, but the Halifax team turned it around, scoring 3 goals in the third period. Stephen Johnston scored unassisted during the shoot-out to give St Mary's the win with a score of 4 to 3.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca I'm Natalie Gordon and that's local sports



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JANUARY 25* UPDATE
Saturday 25th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers put a halt to their losing streak last night in Yarmouth against the Mariners, with a 4-2 win led by Brandon Parsons with 2 goals and one assist. Jordan McInnis put away one goal, plus three assists, while Evan Carmody also contributed a single marker. The Crushers head to the Valley today for a rematch of last Thursday night's game against the Wildcats, which the Crushers lost 5-4 . Catch all of the action from Kentville on ECFM with Michael Petter, starting at 7:15pm with the pregame show.

Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Two huge-scoring games played in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game saw Whiteys Vikings overcome the Pictou Landing Falcons 15 to 9. Three Vikings came away with hat-tricks: Dennis Fanning, Kylie MacLellan and Faber MacKie. Aaron Prosper also pulled off a hat-trick for the Falcons. In the second game, Dewtie's Excavating beat the Thistle Bar 8 to 5, with 2 goals apiece from Kylie Patchett, Mike Ferguson and Mark Coldwell for Dewtie's.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. There are lots of games &the full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton Sunday against the Bulldogs. The Pictou County Scotians face Antigonish tonight at 6:30 in Trenton, then play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers play two games today at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

Basketball fans might consider heading to Antigonish this weekend, when both male and female teams from Memorial University in Newfoundland visit St.FXU. Tonight has a 6pm game getting underway with the X-Women, followed by the X-men at 8pm. Tomorrow, the Women play the Newfoundland team again at 11am, and the Men play their second match at 1 pm. All games at the Oland Centre on campus. An additional note from St. FX athletics is that the X-Women hockey game originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25th at Mount Allison has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 9th at 4:45 pm due to a scheduling conflict with the Sackville Arena.

In Atlantic university hockey action at St FX last night, the St. Mary's Huskies defeated the hometeam in overtime. X led 3-0 after 2 periods, but the Halifax team turned it around, scoring 3 goals in the third period. Stephen Johnston scored unassisted during the shoot-out to give St Mary's the win with a score of 4 to 3.

If you want fresh air and great scenery, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LEADERS SUMMIT AT ST. FXU THIS WEEKEND
Friday 24th January 2014

The co-chair of the inaugural St. Francis Xavier University leaders summit says officials hope it will become an annual event. The event will take place this weekend at the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership in Antigonish. Centre executive director Mary Coyle says Mount Allison, Acadia and Bishop's universities will also be represented by students picked from every walk of campus life. Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury and Olympic coach Debbie Muir will deliver the keynote address.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 24 *UPDATE*
Friday 24th January 2014

The Weeks Jr A Crushers season-long losing streak has reached five games after a 5-4 loss to the Valley Wildcats at the Wellness Center last night. The Crushers never lead, although came back from deficits three times to tie the game until a shot by Brady Atwater snuck past the outstretched toe of Brandon Thibeau to score the game winner. Nick Parker continues to lead the way for the Crushers, with a three point night, two goals and an assist. The Crushers will be in Yarmouth tonight for a game in the Fishtank against the Mariners, before heading to the Valley tomorrow for a rematch of last night's game. Tonight's game will not be on East Coast FM, but you can catch all of the action from Kentville tomorrow night with Michael Petter, starting at 7:15pm with the pregame show.

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey League action at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Leafs overcame a 5-2 second period deficit by exploding for six unanswered markers in the last half of the game to trim the Rangers 8-5. Elana MacDougall paced the Leafs with three goals  while Jennifer MacDonald, Gina Markie, Dawn MacKay, Amy Cameron and Sheri Palmer  took care of the rest of the Leaf offensive attack. The leafs were led by Jana Cleary's two goal effort followed by one goal efforts off the sticks of  Karen Campbell, Juanita MacQuigan and Debbie MacLean.

Two huge-scoring games played last night in Thorburn in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league – The first game saw Whiteys Vikings overcome the Pictou Landing Falcons 15 to 9. Three Vikings came away with hat-tricks: Dennis Fanning, Kylie MacLellan and Faber MacKie. Aaron Prosper also pulled off a hat-trick for the Falcons. In the second game, Dewtie's Excavating beat the Thistle Bar 8 to 5, with 2 goals apiece from Kylie Patchett, Mike Ferguson and Mark Coldwell for Dewtie's.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Other Games this weekend include: The Junior B Scotians play in Trenton Sunday against the Bulldogs. The Pictou County Scotians face Antigonish tomorrow evening at 6:30 in Trenton, then play the Strait Pirates Sunday night at 7:30. The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg. Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented. The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers play two games tomorrow at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 23
Thursday 23rd January 2014

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are looking to change their fortunes tonight at the Wellness Centre. They hope to halt their four game losing streak with a win against the Valley Wildcats. And it's looking good on that front, as they have won all three previous games this season against Valley. Michael Petter will preview tonight's contest as part of Slapshot, live from the Wellness Centre tonight at 6 here on East Coast FM.

Fourteen athletes From the Pictou County Athletics team participated in Athletics Nova Scotia's first indoor meet of the season in Halifax and Truro this past weekend, and did very well. Olivia Pretty was 1st in the 60m, Lauren Quann was 1st in the High Jump and 2nd in the 1500m, Erin Washburn was 2nd in the 600m and 3rd in the 300m, Tatum McLean was tops at Shot Put and Weight Throw, and Madison Murray was 1st at the 600m in her age group. On the boys' side, Ethan MacDonald was first in the 1200m and 3000m, Kaelan Schmidt placed 1st in the High Jump and Triple Jump, Scott Langille was first in the 1000m and third in the 3000m. Peter Corbin came second in that same 3000m race. Aldo Orsi, Michael Langille, Mack Moraze, Dakota Garneau, Brady Walsh and Alyssa MacNeil all placed in the top 8.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete. The full schedule is in the roundup at ecfm.ca.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 22
Wednesday 22nd January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a win and a loss on the weekend. On Friday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the local squad faced off against the TASA Ducks. After a scoreless first period, the Ducks opened the scoring in the second, with a power play goal. The Selects replied with a power play goal from KJ Emery, assisted by Lindsey MacDonald, to tie it up going into the third. The Ducks then scored at the 1:34 mark to end the game with a 2-1 loss for the Selects. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County was victorious over the Halifax Hawks. Both teams waited until the third period to score, with the Hawks finding the back of the Selects’ net first and then the local girls responding with five unanswered goals for a final score of 5-1. Scoring were Eva Wornell, Jenna Hickey, MacKenzie Ells, Lindsey MacDonald and KJ Emery. Helpers went to Mariah Linehan (2), Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. The Selects are in third place in the provincial female Pee Wee AA league.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had a very busy week-end with three league games against the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crushers came away with 5 points, two wins and a tie. The first game in Antigonish on Saturday ended in a 3-3 draw. Scoring for the Crushers was Covey Cameron, Joseph Mason and Dawson MacDonald. Cameron MacKinnon picked up an assist. Both teams travelled back to the Pictou County Wellness Center for a second game later that day. The Crushers dominated the Bulldogs in the second game, winning 9-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Mason (4), Cameron (3), and Gabe Paquet (2). Assists went to MacKinnon(4), Cale MacLaughlin (3), Camden Kelly (2), Cale Archibald (2), Calvin Denny and Cameron. The Bulldogs returned on Sunday, but the Crushers played as a team and earned another two points with a final score of 4-0. Goalies Michael Law and Jacob Fraser shared the shut-out. MacDonald, Ian Reynolds, Myles Farnsworth and Paquet scored for the Crushers. Farnsworth, Tanner Steele, Archibald, Cameron Young and Reynolds recorded assists. Brent Chapman and Willem Fraser assisted with strong offense and defense. The Crushers play two games on Saturday at the Wellness Center against Cumberland. Then, the team travels to Windsor on Sunday for a game against West Hants.

The North Nova Boys hockey team split the weekend games with a win and a loss. On Saturday at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons defeated the SAERC Saints of Port Hawkesbury 4-2. SAERC opened the scoring early in the first but Kale Mason tied it up with 32 seconds left in the first to give the team momentum heading to the 2nd frame. Darryl Wheadon and Jacob Pentz combined on goals to open and close the second period with Pentz assisting Wheadons goal and Wheadon assisting Pentz's power play goal. SAERC scored midway through the third to make it close but Pentz from Wheadon scored in the empty net on the power play to take the game 4-2. Lukas MacDonald got the win in the net. On Sunday afternoon, the Gryphons travelled to Port Hood to face the Dalbrae Dragons. NNEC only found the back of the net once on a power play goal by Kirklin Murray assisted by Craig Murray as they were defeated 4-1. Joel MacLean faced many shots and took the loss for the Gryphons. The schools will break for exams before resuming their regular schedule in February.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

Curlers are coming from far and wide to take part in the annual Ship Hector Bonspiel starting Friday. Stellar Curling Club in Stellarton is hosting this year, but all clubs in the county including New Glasgow, Pictou and Westville will hold matches through the weekend. Best of luck to all and HURRY HARD!

A shout out to David MacDonald and Ralph Graham both of whom competed this past weekend in the PEI Powerlifting competition.  David won gold in his weight class and was named best Special Olympics lifter. Ralph placed 2nd in his weight class and both Ralph and David lifted their personal bests in the squat event.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 21
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Weekend action for the Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers saw a split of road games.  First in Amherst the local team travelled to take on the always tough Cumberland Ramblers.  Late arrival of officials seemed to impact both teams as the game was tense at times and somewhat physical with the Crushers taking a total of 12 penalties to the Ramblers 8. On this day the Ramblers outscored the Crushers 3-2.  Crusher scorers on the day were Ian MacDonald with assists to Duncan Cameron and Luke Young from Blake Fraser. On Sunday afternoon the Pee Wee A’s travelled to Antigonish to take on the struggling Bulldogs and came away with a win in a much more disciplined outing. Goaltender Aiden Robinson held the fort to garner player of the game honors on this day.  Leading the Scoring in the 6-2 win were Ian MacDonald with a pair, Munro MacKay, Brody Bowering, Luke Young and Duncan Cameron. Assists were handed out to Bowering, Cameron (2), and Logan Decoste. Next action for the Pee Wee A team will be next weekend when they take part in the Antigonish Automobile dealers association “A” tournament where some of the best teams in the province will be represented.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games this past week. On Thursday the boys travelled to Antigonish to play Dr. J.H. Gillis. The Nighthawks played a strong game but came out on the losing end with a score 5-2. Scoring for NRHS, Kyle Sutherland and Ben Morrissey. Assists to Brandon Livingstone, Brandon Bell and Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Saturday in Westville the Nighthawks had a 4-3 win against Amherst. Scoring for NRHS were Brandon Bell, Dallas MacDonald, Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Assists to, Jordan Wheeler, Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson, Ben Morrissey and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell was in nets. Due to high school exams, the NRHS Boys hockey team will not see a game again until Saturday February 1, game time, 6:00 pm at the Westville Arena versus Dalbrae. Admission, $4 for adults and $2 for students.

For the first time since November, the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are out of the national rankings. But the Truro Bearcats have moved in, taking 17th spot after defeating the Crushers on Saturday. Even though the team has suffered four straight losses, the Crushers still hold top spot in the MHL standings.

This weekend West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook is hosting the Raptors Invitational Basketball Tournament. 11 teams from around the region will compete.

Friday, January 24: 4:00 pm Raptors vs. F.H. MacDonald, 5:30 pm West Pictou vs. Walter Duggan 2, 7:00 pm Trenton vs. Walter Duggan 1

Saturday, January 25: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. Temperance, 10:30 am Redcliffe vs. Walter Duggan 1, 12:00 pm Antigonish 2 vs. Walter Duggan 2, 1:30 pm Raptors vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Redcliffe vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm West Pictou vs. Antigonish 2, 6:00 pm Trenton vs. Redcliffe

Sunday, January 26: 9:00 am F.H. MacDonald vs. G.R. Saunders, 10:30 am Raptors vs. G.R. Saunders, 12:00 pm Trenton vs. Antigonish, 1:30 pm G.R. Saunders vs. Temperance, 3:00 pm Walter Duggan 1 vs. Antigonish 1, 4:30 pm 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 20
Monday 20th January 2014

The Crushers are were handed their fourth loss in a row Saturday night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they faced the Truro Bearcats. The final score: 5-2. This after a former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last Thursday night when the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. The next action for the Crushers will be at home when they meet the Valley Wildcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, scheduled for Thursday night with a 7pm puck drop.

The Junior B Scotians were edged out 3-2 by the Valley Maple Leafs in Trenton Sunday. Lucas Eshelman and Keenan Lima scored for the Scotians, who will play a make up home and home series against the Bulldogs in Antigonish tomorrow night, then in Trenton next Sunday.

The Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA squad played 2 games over the weekend. The first game on Saturday matched the shorthanded Selects due to injuries and suspensions with the ProCresting Penguins with the Penguins winning 6-4. The Selects were lead by Amanda Dunning (New Glasgow) with 2 goals, Katie Pentz (Trenton) with a goal and assist and a goal by Hilary Taylor (New Glasgow). Assists went to Taylor Perry (Trenton), and affiliate Emma Boudreau (New Glasgow) with 2 assists. The second game of the weekend matched Northern Subway Selects with the  Metro Boston Pizza. Metro took a 3-1 lead but the Selects fought back hard in the 3rd period  to tie the game for a final of 3-3. The Selects were lead by captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) with 2 goals and Emily Dorion (Antigonish) with a goal. Assists went to Rachelle Hinkley, (Inverness), Baille Marcott (Port Hood), Siena Forance (Inverness), and Taylor Perry(Trenton). Goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) picked up her second tie of the year with league leading Metro BP.

The Weeks Major Midgets split a home and home series against Newbridge. Saturday night, the Weeks lost 7-5 after a Newbridge goal with 49 seconds left to break a tie, followed by an empty net goal. In Dartmouth Sunday, the Major Midgets got revenge with a 6-4 victory.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers dropped two over the weekend, a 4-1 loss to the Harbour Storm Saturday and a 7-3 defeat by the Dartmouth Whalers yesterday. The Major Bantam Crushers have six more games before the playoffs, and this weekend they play a doubleheader against possible playoff opponents the Western Hurricanes in Lunenburg.

The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers played only one game this weekend. Sunday morning, the Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans at the Wellness Centre. The Spartans jumped out to a quick two goal lead and carried that score into the second period. Midway through the second, the Crushers scored on the powerplay when Ethan MacDonald won the draw, back to Lucas Leblanc for a slapshot that found the back of the net.   The Crushers were barely done celebrating when the Spartans scored to restore their two goal lead.   The Crushers scored another powerplay marker with only 28 seconds left in the second, when Ben MacDonald converted a passing play from Spencer Murray and Brycen MacDonald.  Once again, the Spartans struck right back, with only 5 seconds left in the second. The third period saw the Crushers score their third powerplay marker when Ben MacDonald scored his second of the game, assisted by Spencer Murray. The Crushers could not find the equalizer and Western Valley won the game by a final score of 4-3. Vaughan MacEachern played the complete game in goal and made several stellar saves.

The Northern Rebels hosted the Pictou Maripacs in Peewee B playoff action Friday night at the Wellness Centre. The Rebels skated away with a 5-0 win over the Maripacs. Scoring for The Rebels were Clark Robertson with two, while Cody LeBlanc, Ben Turnbull and Nicholas MacDonald had one a piece. Assists went to Robertson, LeBlanc, Nick MacInnis, Broden DeCoff  and Alex Ross. Ryan Royals posted his second shutout of the season.

In JV girls basketball, Northumberland Nighthawks took second place in the tournament they hosted over the weekend, falling 36-24 to Baddeck on Saturday afternoon. They entered the final with a pair of wins over North Colchester and Parrsboro.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY JANUARY 19*
Sunday 19th January 2014

The Crushers are were handed their fourth loss in a row last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they faced the Truro Bearcats. The final score: 5-2. This after a former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last Thursday night when the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. The next action for the Crushers will be at home when they meet the Valley Wildcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, scheduled for Thursday night with a 7pm puck drop.

In other hockey games last Thursday: a high-scoring match in the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league when the Thistle Bar defeated Connors 11 to 6, led by hat tricks by Mitchell Watters and Greg Hatchett. In the second game, Whitey's Vikings beat Can-connect 6-2.

In the Leo Fahey Twilight League: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

Hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers are having a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Today's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers are in Cape Breton this weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers also busy this week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Last night, the St. FXU men's hockey team defeated St. Thomas University in a home game by a score of 4 to 2. The St. FXU's Women's hockey team is up against Mount Allison University today, that game takes place at 2pm at the Keating Centre in Antigonish.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, JANUARY 18*
Saturday 18th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates Thursday night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be at the Rath Eastlink Community Center when they play the Truro Bearcats tonight. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

In other Thursday night hockey games: In the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey league, in a high-scoring game,The Thistle Bar defeated Connors 11 to 6, led by triple goal efforts by Mitchell Watters and Greg Hatchett. Then Whitey's Vikings beat Can-connect 6-2.

And in the Leo Fahey Twilight League: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game today vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton this weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is today from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

Tonight, the St. FXU men's hockey team plays St. Thomas University in a home game that gets underway at 7pm. The Women's hockey team is up against Mount Allison University at 2pm tomorrow, also at the Keating Centre.

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 17
Friday 17th January 2014

A former Crusher came back to haunt his old teammates last night as the Crushers fell to the Amherst Ramblers 5-4 in a shootout at the Wellness Center. Bruce Hornbrook scored the game winner in the fourth round of the shootout to hand the Crushers their third loss in a row, while the Ramblers extended their winning streak to eight games. The Crushers needed to comeback to force overtime, as the Ramblers carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Nick Parker's team-leading 23rd goal tied the game with just under 10 minutes left. Mitchell Deruelle had a three point night, with a goal and two assists to lead the Crushers, while Ryan Caswell's hat trick led the way for the Rams. The next action for the Crushers will be just on the other side of Mount Thom, when they visit the Rath Eastlink Community Center and the Truro Bearcats on Saturday. Michael Petter will have all of the action, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45.

Leo Fahey Twilight League last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center: the Rangers defeated the Leafs 5-3. The Rangers were led by Kelly Marshall's  first ever hat-trick with Christa Webber and Debbie Maclean chipping in with single tallies. Melanie Hill, Elana MacDougall and Gina Markie replied for the Leafs.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had two games this past weekend. They travelled to Windsor to play West Hants and suffered a loss. They challenged Truro at home on Sunday with Truro coming out on top with a score of 5-2. Covey Cameron and Myles Farnsworth scored for the Crushers. The Atom AA’s have a busy week-end with three games against the Antigonish Bulldogs, one away and two at home.

Other hockey action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team has a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

The Pictou County Basketball Association Club is looking to create a Mini Girls team to compete at provincials this year. Mini is defined as 11 or younger as of Oct 1st, 2013. Tryouts for the Mini Girls team is Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at GR Saunders gym. Depending upon turnout, there may may be another tryout in the future. The tryout is open to all club members and non members. The team will be selected by a panel of coaches. Following tryouts and registration, there would be practices and seeding games leading up to the provincials at the end of March.

This weekend, the George McKeigan Memorial 8-Ball Tournament takes place at the Rack & Cue in New Glasgow, with all proceeds going to the McKeigan family. Registration gets underway at 10 am on Saturday, with a noon start. The cost is 10 dollars per person – for more information, contact Peter Borden at 755 2444, or call the Rack & Cue at 755 – 2444

If you like fresh air and great views, Hike Nova Scotia and the Cape to Cape Committee of Pictou County Trails Association, in partnership with Scotsburn Recreation, present a guided snowshoe hike on the Cape to Cape trail from Millsville to Scotsburn February 2 at 1 pm. Register at 924-2910 or info@capetocapetrail.ca. Participants qualify to win trail prizes. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 16
Thursday 16th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are looking to make it 4 and 1 for the season against the Ramblers... the Crushers play Amherst at the Wellness Centre tonight at 7pm. Michael Petter will preview tonight's game - including some new faces on the Crushers bench - on Slapshot, beginning at 6pm.

North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball squad hosted CEC Cougars last night, and the Cougars came out on top 53-42. Henry Munroe was top scorer for North Nova with 14. In the weeks ahead, both schools will duke out in a best of three series for the NSSAF regional title.

Hockey Action this weekend includes: The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers have a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B. The NRHS Boys Hockey team travels to Antigonish tonight to play Dr. J.H. Gillis, followed by a home game Saturday vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students. The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travel to Cape Breton on the weekend to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament.

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TRENTON ALSO CONCERNED OVER REGIONAL ECONOMIC NETWORK DELAYS
Wednesday 15th January 2014

Municipalities in Pictou County are expressing concern over a lack of progress in the creation of a proposed Regional Economic Network. Last week it was a topic for conversation in the Pictou County Council meeting, and it was brought up again last night at Trenton Council in their monthly session. Trenton Mayor Glen MacKinnon says there does not seem to be any urgency from some of the eleven municipal units expected to be in the single REN as proposed by the province. The REN which is proposed to include all six units in Pictou County is also slated to hold Antigonish Town and County, Guysborough, the District of St. Mary's, and a portion of HRM. MacKinnon says the diversity of relative needs throughout such a wide region has been a stumbling block in the discussions for the creation of the REN. County Warden Ron Baillie indicated last week that Pictou County may look west instead of east, and possible discussions may be in place with Cumberland and Colchester Counties.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 15
Wednesday 15th January 2014

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to Yarmouth to faceoff against the Mariners. Both games were close, but the Crushers fell just short losing 3-2 on Saturday and 1-0 on Sunday. Scoring for the Crushers were Cameron MacCallum from Bailey Fraser and Cameron MacGillivray and Parker Stewart from Austin Mason and Brayden Ross. Thomas Baudoux and Brennan McGuire  were in goal. The Crushers next see action with a home at home series versus the Acadia Axemen. Sunday's game is at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre Rink B.  Come out and support the team.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team did not have a successful weekend at the Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament in Westville this past weekend.  The team had a short bench with 5 players out of the line up for the weekend.  In their first game Friday morning against Antigonish, they were shut out 5-0. MVP for the game was Chris Brooker.  NNEC faced off against Dartmouth High on Friday evening and came away with a 4-2 loss.  Darryl Wheadon scored both goals for the Gryphons with Connor MacDougall adding two assists.  SIngle assists went to Jacob Pentz and Brandyn Benjamin.  MVP for the game was Wheadon.  Saturday morning, the Gryphons played Kings Edgehill and took another 5-0 loss.  Jacob Pentz was awarded the MVP honours.  The Gryphons next home game is Saturday, Jan 18th at the Trenton Arena against SAERC of Port Hawkesbury.  Game time is 6pm.  On Sunday, the NNEC squad travels to Port Hood for a 4pm game against the Dalbrae Dragons at the Al MacInnis Arena.

In Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League Action in Pictou, Nat Pro Gas edged Dewtie's Excavating 9-8.

In high school basketball, Dr. J. H. Gillis of Antigonish defeated North Nova 59-54 in a Monday night exhibition match. Top scorer for North Nova was Campbell DeMont with 24 points. The Gryphons host CEC tonight at 6pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 14
Tuesday 14th January 2014

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

Congratulations to the NRHS Subway athletes of the month. Female – Juliana Ali, Co – captain of the Varsity Girls Basketball team Juliana is a natural leader on the team, she shows outstanding work ethic at both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Male – Nick MacNeill one of the team captains for the Varsity Boys Basketball Team, he was a strong presence on the offensive end for the Nighthawks leading the team in scoring.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers showed they have what it takes to compete with the top teams in the province. They travelled to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament. Friday night the locals faced off against the Truro Bearcats, who were the eventual winners.  They battled hard but fell short 5-3. Scoring for the Crushers were Wayne Denny(2) and Spencer Creed with Connor MacLeod, Ben Callaghan and Luke MacLeod earning assists. Strong play by Zach Houston and Ryan Alexander limited scoring opportunities for the Bearcats. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Denny was named player of the game. Saturday morning saw the Crushers defeat the Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles by a score of 4-1. Picking up goals were Callaghan, Blake Kontuk, Joseph McCarron and Brayden MacDonald.  Kade Mason, C. MacLeod, L. MacLeod, Nole Chapman, MacDonald, Denny, and Cole Green picked up assists.  Connor Boudreau and Colin MacGillivary were solid on defense. Brayden LeBlanc earned the win.  Brayden MacDonald was chosen player of the game. In game three the squad faced a tough Acadia team and came out on the losing end 4-0.  Walker and LeBlanc shared net minding duties. Luke MacLeod was named player of the game. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Cape Breton to participate in the MacDonald Gallagher Tournament. Go Crushers go!!

Local action in the Fundy/Highland Peewee A league saw the local Crusher squad skate away with 3 of a possible 4 points this past weekend.  On Saturday the visiting Cumberland Ramblers brought a strong work ethic and a desire to win to the Wellness Centre and only last minute heroics from the hands of Evan Shea with 30 seconds on the clock salvaged the tie for the Crushers. It was a tense battle from the outset with the Cumberland team feeling no ill effects from having played a home game earlier in the day then travelling to New Glasgow.  Other scorers for the Crushers were Munro Mackay and Brody Bowering with assists  going to Luke Young (2), Thomas Devine and Ben MacGillvary. In Sunday’s match the Crushers travelled to Brookfield yet again and seemed to learn from their uninspired performance the previous day as they doubled up on the always tough Elks 6-3. Leading the Crushers  on the day were Bailey Pye from the point with a pair of wicked shots, rounding out the balanced attack scoring singles were Duncan Cameron, Luke Young, Munro Mackay and Shea.  Adding helpers were Ian MacDonald, Thomas Devine, Bowering, Munro Mackay and Shea.

Pictou County Ultimate's competitive team, "Brown Sauce", competed in the C4P Indoor Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Halifax over the weekend. This was the first tournament appearance for the team and they finished with an overall record of 2-5, placing 22nd in the tournament and 6th in their division. The team was also awarded the tournaments Spirit Award for sportsmanship and demonstrating the "Spirit of the Game" both on and off the court.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 13 *UPDATED*
Monday 13th January 2014

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost their game Saturday night in Summerside against the Western Capitals. Final score 3-0. The Crushers will next play the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with puck drop at 7pm, and then a roadgame on Saturday to play the Truro Bearcats. In regular season play, the Crushers now stand at 23 wins and 6 losses, with four of the losses in shoot-outs.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects took four of a possible six points this week with two wins and a loss in league play. The Selects travelled to Halifax on Wednesday night, beating the Halifax Hawks 2-0. Mariah Linehan and Madison Robertson scored, with assists from Emily Hayes, Jenna Reid and Lindsey MacDonald. Goaltender Victoria Dunn got the shut-out. On Saturday at the Hector Arena the local girls were victorious over the Dartmouth Whalers with a score of 4-0. KJ Emery opened the scoring, banging away at a rebound on the goalline, assisted by Jenna Hickey. Eva Wornell scored twice – her first shot hitting the post and ending up in the net and her second a shot from the slot. Shalyn Bona and Madison Robertson got the assists on both goals. Jenna Reid added the fourth goal for the Selects – a slapshot from the point that went in the low corner. Jenna Hickey and MacKenzie Ells recorded the assists. Victoria Dunn once again earned the shut-out, turning aside 11 shots from the Whalers, while the Selects had 33 shots during the game. At the Hector Arena on Sunday, Pictou County faced off against the Valley Wild, outshooting their opponents 22-18, but falling short by one goal, with the Wild taking the game 2-1. Mariah Linehan scored the lone goal for the Selects – an unassisted power play slapshot from the point.

The NRHS Boys Hockey team wrapped up the weekend as hosts of the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Tournament with two ties and a loss, narrowly missing the crossovers by one point. Game one against Dalbrae Academy resulted in a 1-1 tie. Brandon Bell scored the lone goal assisted by Jeff Skinner and Morgan Peters. Ben Morrissey was awarded player of the game. Game two against North East Kings was the Nighthawks only loss 2-1. Scoring for the  nighthawks was Josh Langille, assisted by Jethro Gunn. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. In game three the Nighthawks and Par En Bas game was an exciting 2-2 tie. Scoring for NRHS was Jordan Wheeler and Ben Morrissey, assisted by Josh Langille, Reed MacDonald, and Kyle Sutherland. Josh Langille was awarded player of the game. Dr. J.H. Gillis won the tournament, defeating last years tournament winners, Kings-Edgehill in double overtime. The All Star Team picks were: forwards: Issac Bridge from Kings Edgehill, Tristen D'entremont from Par from En Bas and Keegan Marcott from Dalbrae. Defense, Sam Gorman from Dr. J.H. Gillis and Josh Langille from Northumberland. Goalie, Bobby Dunphy from Dr. J.H. Gillis. The NRHS team would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the tournament. Up next for the boys: the team travels to Antigonish, Thursday, January 16 playing against Dr. J.H. Gillis and a home game this Saturday, January 18 vs. Amherst. Game time is 6 pm at the Westville Arena. Admission $4 adults and $2 students.

In Female Midget AAA Hockey, the Northern Subway Selects tied league-leading Metro Boston Pizza Saturday. The teams were scoreless after 2 periods then MBP scored with 9:31 remaining in the 3rd. The Selects captain Katie Marcott tied the game on the power play with 6:51 remaining in the 3rd. Strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara stopping 29 of 30 shots kept the game tied. It was a great return for McNamara after being on the sidelines for over 2 months with a concussion. The second game of the home and home series was a penalty filled contest with the score favouring Metro Boston Pizza 3-1 over Northern Subway Storm. The game was penalty filled with several major penalties being called. The Selects lost 3 players to injuries in the game with 2 coming from major penalties from MBP. The game was called off after the injury at 5:35 remaining in the 3rd period. Selects continue play next weekend, facing the ProCresting Penguins Saturday afternoon @ 3:30 pm at the Wellness Center, then traveling to the HRM to play Metro Boston Pizza Sunday morning.

The Subway Midget Selects split their weekend with the Nova Ice team from Cumberland County.  On Saturday the Selects travelled to Parrsboro and were defeated 3-1.  The Selects played the majority of the game short handed and goaltender Brittany Duff made several key saves.  Scoring for the Selects was Brae Henderson, assisted by Tori McCuish and Lindsay Feit. On Sunday, the Selects hosted at the Trenton Arena. In front of a large crowd, the game was end to end and scoreless.  On the power play, with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the third, Lindsay Cheek made a pass from behind the net to Lindsay Feit who scored the only goal to secure a 1-0 win.  Kara Mason earned top spot as goalie, making numerous notable saves and gaining a hard fought shut out. The Selects are currently leading the North Conference and will travel to the Sweetheart Tournament in February.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close match 4-3 against the Antigonish Bulldogs in Trenton. Mason Verge scored a pair of goals, with a single from Craig Matheson. The Scotians face Glace Bay in Cape Breton on Saturday night, then play at home against the Valley Maple Leafs Sunday night.

The Weeks Major Midgets were 1-3 over the weekend, missing out on the quarterfinals at the East Coast Ice Jam. Thursday, the Midgets lost 4-1 to Saint John, and on Friday fell to the Central Icepak 6-4. The second Friday match was an improvement, 7-1 against the St. John's Privateers. But on Saturday, they dropped a close 2-1 contest against the Halifax McDonalds, who eventually won the tournament. Lucas Sangster was named to the second all star team as a defenceman.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers also got as far as the round of 16 before elimination at the Ice Jam. In their first game the team was shut out by the Harbour Storm 5-0. Thursday the Crushers defeated Mid Isle Matrix 4-2. Friday morning was a loss 5-1 to a team from the Acadian Peninsula, then in the round of 16 were again stopped by the Harbour Storm 4-0. In league action Saturday, the Crushers will again face the Harbour Storm.

Basketball: The Panther Challenge was played this weekend, and the New Glasgow Junior High girls squad was off to a strong start. The girls won their first four games, and in the final the Panthers played Oceanview, another 4-0 team. Something had to give, unfortunately it was the Panthers, as they lost 58-31. Coach Andy MacKay says the goal is to win Division 1 provincials, and the young team is coming together well.

The North Nova Varsity boys team went undefeated at the Central Kings Basketball Festival over the weekend, beating Antigonish East in the final 74-52. It's the first tournament win for the Gryphons in two years, and their final road trip for the season. Tonight, the Gryphons host Dr. J H Gillis of Antigonish at the North Nova Gym at 6pm. Come on out and take in the action.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SUNDAY, JANUARY 12*
Sunday 12th January 2014

The Weeks Jr. A Crushers lost their game last night in Summerside against the Western Capitals. Final score 3-0. The Crushers will next play the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre with puck drop at 7pm, and then a roadgame on Saturday to play the Truro Bearcats. In regular season play, the Crushers now stand at 23 wins and 6 losses, with four of the losses in shoot-outs.

In Female Midget AAA Hockey, the Northern Subway Selects tied league-leading Metro Boston Pizza yesterday. The teams were scoreless after 2 periods then MBP scored with 9:31 remaining in the 3rd. The Selects captain Katie Marcott tied the game on the power play with 6:51 remaining in the 3rd. Strong goaltending by Jenna McNamara stopping 29 of 30 shots kept the game tied. It was a great return for McNamara after being on the sidelines for over 2 months with a concussion. The teams are meeting on the ice now at BMO Centre in Bedford – game got underway at 11:30 this morning – the 2 games are part of the East Coast Ice Jam Major Midget and Major Bantam Tournament.

Three games coming up today in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League games: Whitey's Vikings vs. the Thistle Bar at 5:25, Dewtie's Excavating takes on the Pictou Landing Falcons at 6:50, and the last game at 8:30 will see Connors go up against Nat Pro Gas. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

In university hockey: Both the X-men and women came out on top this weekend. Friday night at the Keating Centre in Antigonish the women's team defeated the St. Thomas University Tommies 4 to 3, and Saturday night also in a homegame, the X-men edged the viisiting Acadia Axemen 2-1.

The New Glasgow Junior High Girls Basketball team is hosting the 8th Annual Panther Challenge this weekend. This will be the last year for New Glasgow Junior High, and the girls are looking forward to hosting one of the biggest junior high tournaments in the Maritimes. 16 teams from Nova Scotia and PEI will take part. Games began yesterday and run through Sunday at both the North Nova and NSCC gymnasiums. Come on out and be part of the fun!

Also this weekend, The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team hosted the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Hockey tournament. It wraps up with the championship game today at 1:15pm.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Winter Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin January 15th and run for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 9
Thursday 9th January 2014

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had a home at home series with the Antigonish Bulldogs. On Saturday the Crushers lost 6-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Christian MacLeod from Brayden Ross and Kyle Walsh. Thomas Baudoux was between the pipes and faced 43 shots. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish and were defeated 8-0. Brennan McGuire was in goal and faced 69 shots. The Crushers will travel to Yarmouth this weekend to faceoff against the Mariners.

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers are looking to extend their winning streak to seven games tonight when they face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter will preview tonight's match-up, as well as leagues around the province on tonight's edition of Slapshot, right here on East Coast FM at 6pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team will be hosting the 8th Annual Danny Dorrington Memorial Hockey tournament this weekend. The Nighthawks play Friday at 10:45 am and 7:45 following the 7:30 opening ceremonies, then again Saturday at 1:30. This is an eight team tournament featuring high school boys hockey teams from across the province. The full schedule is in the round-up online at ecfm.ca.

Schedule:

Friday

9:00 am North Nova vs J.H. Gillis

10:45 am Northumberland vs Dalbrae

12:30 pm Kings-Edgehill vs Dartmouth

2:15 pm Par-En-Bas vs North East Kings

4:00 pm J.H. Gillis vs Kings-Edgehill

5:45 pm Dartmouth vs North Nova

7:30 pm Opening Ceremonies

7:45 pm North East Kings vs Northumberland

9:30 pm Dalbrae vs Par-En-Bas

Saturday

10:00 am Kings-Edgehill vs North Nova

11:45 am Dalbrae vs North East Kings

1:30 pm Par-En-Bas vs Northumberland

3:15 pm Dartmouth vs J.H. Gillis

6:15 pm 2nd place Div A vs 1st place Div B

8:00 pm 2nd place Div B vs 1st place Div A

Sunday

1:15 pm Championship Game - Team with most points after round robin games will be home team for championship.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Winter Session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin January 15th and run for 8 weeks. Lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings or Saturday morning. To Register or for more information, please call the pool at 485-5301

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FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO SEX ASSAULT OF A MINOR
Tuesday 7th January 2014

An Antigonish man will spend the next two years in prison on a charge of sexual assault of a minor after being sentenced Tuesday in Pictou. Terry Leonard George Fitzgerald was sentenced in a decision handed down by Judge Del Atwood following submissions last month from the Crown and Defense. Atwood delayed his decision over the Christmas Break to go over some previous cases which set relevant precedents. Fitzgerald had sexual intercourse with a fourteen year old girl, whose name is banned from publication to protect her privacy, in October 2012 while he was living in Stellarton. One issue of contention at the sentencing was whether the case amounted to a breach of trust because it took place in Fitzgerald's home, which Judge Atwood concluded it was not. Following the two year prison sentence, Fitzgerald will spend an additional 18 months on probation, and will also spend 20 years on the national Sex Offender Information Registry.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 6
Monday 6th January 2014

The Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers resumed their season Saturday night at the Wellness Centre, as the team faced the Lumberjacks. The Crushers came out on top with a 5-3 score. Stephen MacInnis led the charge with two goals and an assist. The other 3 Crusher goals came from Nick Parker, Mitchelle Deruelle and Garrett Lamjbke. Next game is also at the Wellness Centre, when the Crushers meet the Yarmouth Mariners Thursday night. Puck drop is 7 pm.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the 9th Annual DQ Female Hockey tournament this past weekend in New Brunswick. The Atom Selects went undefeated with 4 wins and a tie throughout the tournament. In the Championship game the Atoms defeated River Valley, NB 3-1 whom they tied 3-3 in earlier round robin play. Keighan DeCoff tied the game late in the first, then Allie Hood scored the game winner with Taylor Long scoring an insurance goal to seal the win. In the final game all Select players contributed to winning their third tournament win of the season. Congratulations to the Coaches and players.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects were ousted early from the 9th Annual West Kent Female Hockey tourney in New Brunswick this past weekend. Despite a good performance the Selects managed a 1-2 record, defeating Moncton 2-1 while losing to TASA 2-0 and East Prince 3-2. In game one the Subways took on the TASA Ducks. The Selects outshot the Ducks but gave a up the first goal of the game with just three minutes to go in the final period. The Selects pulled their netminder in favour of an extra attacker and despite several good chances, were unable to score and gave up an empty net goal with 14 seconds remaining. Camryn Halliday was named player of the game while Jenna Landry took the loss between the pipes. In the second game, the Selects continued where they left off, dominating play against the Moncton Stars. The Selects scored early in the second period on a blast from the point by Sophia Wornell. Halliday and Taylor MacKenzie had helpers on the play. Patti Anne Tracey gave the Selects a 2-0 lead late in the middle period. The Stars got one back before the end of the game but the Selects took the victory. Landry, who was stellar in goal, was named Player of the Game. In the third game the Subways took on the Mid-Isle Wildcats. Halliday opened the scoring midway through the second period on a pass from Wornell to put the Pictou squad up 1-0. The Wildcats tied the game four minutes later. Tracey gave the Selects a one goal lead on a nice pass from Caitlyn Taylor early in the third. The Wildcats tied things up at 2 with four minutes to play and then scored the winner with just under two minutes to play in the game. The Selects pulled their netminder yet again, and while coming close, hitting two goalposts in the final seconds, it was not enough. Taylor was named player of the game. The Selects return to Provincial League action this week when they travel to Cole Harbour on Wednesday, Sackville on Saturday, then host Valley Wild in Pictou on Sunday.

On the weekend, at the Wellness Centre, the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers hosted the league leader, the Acadia Axemen.  Saturday saw the Crushers fall to the Axemen 6-1. Scoring the lone goal for the Crushers was Brayden MacDonald assisted by Cole Green and Connor Boudreau. Brayden LeBlanc was solid in net. On Sunday the Axemen skated to a 8-2 victory. Spencer Creed and Kade Mason scored with Wayne Denny(2) and Connor MacLeod earning assists. Keigan Walker was between the pipes. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to Antigonish to participate in the Bill Chisholm Memorial Tournament.

The North Nova Gryphons swept the Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish this weekend with wins at home and away.  On Thursday, the Gryphons met the Royals at the Keating Millenium Centre in Antigonish and came away with a 2-0 win. Lukas MacDonald backstopped the Gryphons for the shut out.  Goals were scored by Luke Grant assisted by Tyler Baird and Colin Holmes while  Ryan MacDonald added an unassisted marker.  Friday's game in Trenton was postponed until Saturday due to weather conditions.  Tyler Baird and Jacob Pentz put the NNEC squad up by two before the Royals scored on the power play late in the first to cut the lead to one.  ANtigonish opened the second frame to tie the game but Cody Haas put the Gryphons ahead and Jacob Pentz socred with a minute remaining in the 2nd to go up by 2 once again.  Antigonish scored a short handed goal with 2 minutes remaining in the third but Ryan MacDonald scored 20 seconds later on the power play to seal the victory at 5-3.  Joel MacLean played a strong game in the net.  Assists in the game went to Connor MacDougall, Haas, Darryl Wheadon (2), Kirklin Murray(2), and Carson Dunbar.  Over the Christmas break, the Gryphons participated in the Citadel High Christmas Classic.While they didn't win any games, they played well against some great competition.  In a 3-1 loss to Fredericton High School Black Kats, Jacob Pentz scored on a set up from Tyler Baird while Ryan MacDonald was named MVP.  The second game was a 3-2 loss to the Sackville High Kingfishers.  Kale Mason and Carson Dunbar scored with Darryl Wheadon, Jacob Pentz, Kirklin Murray, Ethan Snell, and Ryan Chabassol contributing helpers.  Game MVP was Cody Haas. THe 3rd game was a 6-1 loss to the CP Allen Cheetahs.  Jacob Pentz scored a short handed goal assisted by Kirklin Murray.  Game MVP was netminder Joel MacLean.  This weekend the Gryphons take part in the Danny Dorrington Memorial tournament in Westville hosted by the NRHS Nighthawks.

Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League played in Stellarton Sunday: Mark Fanning got the shutout as Connors defeated Pictou Landing Falcons 8-0, then Thistle Bar doubled Dewtie's Excavating 8-4, and Whitey's Vikings got past Can-Connect 7-2.

Pictou County Athletics will have a 13+ age group team registration on Wednesday night at the YMCA, from 7pm to 8pm. Any athletes interested in track programs (running, jumping, throwing) are encouraged to sign up. Also, athletes wishing to maintain or increase fitness levels for other sports would benefit from this program. For further information, please contact manager Kim Quann at davequann@eastlink.ca or coach Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com

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104 CLOSURE CONTINUES
Saturday 4th January 2014

Highway 104 remains closed between Havre Boucher and Tracadie after tractor trailers crashed last night. The shutdown is between exit 37 and 38. Antigonish RCMP have no word on when the road will re-open, I will update through this morning. And an additional note to drivers – the roads are plowed but there is ice under the snow in many areas. Exercise extreme caution while driving.

HIGHWAY 104 CLOSED IN ANTIGONISH AREA
Friday 3rd January 2014

Highway 104 has been closed between Exits 31 and 35 in the James River to Antigonish area, because of the storm conditions currently in place. RCMP across the province have been advising motorists to stay off of the roads throughout much of the afternoon due to deteriorating conditions and reduced visibility. This road closure is affecting traffic in both directions. Roads throughout the county and all across the province are being impacted by the storm which includes snowfall and heavy winds creating whiteout, or near whiteout conditions. If you do have to be out on the roads, proceed with extreme caution and allow for plenty of extra time to get to your destination.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 2
Thursday 2nd January 2014

The North Nova boys hockey team resumes regular league action this week with two games on the schedule. The Gryphons head to Antigonish tonight to meet with the Dr JH Gillis Royals at the Antigonish Arena. Game time is 7pm. Tomorrow night at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons host the Royals for a make up game that was cancelled due to bad weather before Christmas. Game time is 8:30. Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors and students.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects are looking for their third tournament win this weekend at the DQ Invitational in Moncton. Their first game is 10 a.m. Friday with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. Best of luck!

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This tournament will take place is next weekend, January 10-12. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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DAVE GUNNING WINS HNIC SONGQUEST
Thursday 2nd January 2014

The Pictou County Voting Machine has won again. As part of the Winter Hockey Classic coverage, CBC announced Dave Gunning's song, "A Game Going On" was the winner of Songquest. "A Game Going On" will be played in its entirety on CBC, as part of the opening to a future showing of Hockey Night in Canada. Dave will also get the chance to perform the song live in Lloydminster for Hockey Day in Canada on January 16. Dave co-wrote the song with David Francey during the NHL lockout last year. Northern Nova Scotia, in fact, took two of the top three places: Francis Arsenault of Antigonish finished 3rd in the voting.

GAME GOING ON WINS!!!
Wednesday 1st January 2014

The Pictou County Voting Machine has struck again. As part of the Winter Hockey Classic coverage, CBC announced the winner of Songquest. Dave Gunning's song, "A Game Going On", took first place, and helped give northern Nova Scotia two of the top three places. "A Game Going On" will be played in its entirety on CBC, as part of the opening to a future showing of Hockey Night in Canada. Dave will also get the chance to perform the song live in Lloydminster for Hockey Day in Canada on January 16. Dave co-wrote the song with David Francey during the NHL lockout last year. Francis Arsenalut of Antigonish finished 3rd in the voting.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JANUARY 1
Wednesday 1st January 2014

The MacLeod Lorway Midget A Crushers captured the gold medal at the Westville Christmas Tournament Monday defeating the host Westville Miner Midget A's in a rematch of their opening game of the tournament. The Crusher Crew took the hard fought battle 3-2. Eric Croucher opened the scoring early in the first period scoring at just 37 seconds into the first period after being sprung on a breakaway by Noah Delorey. Hayden Boutlier added the Crushers second goal less than a minute later on a feed from Cale McCarron to put the Midgets up 2-0 through the first period. The Miners were not ready to give in and got to within one goal scoring early in the second, but Boutlier widened the gap with what proved to be the game winner late in period 2 with an unassisted goal to put the Crushers up 3-2. Westville scored with 6 minutes remaining in the third and kept coming but the MacLeod Lorway Midgets stymied the attack, with Kieran MacGillivary standing tall in the nets to record the win. MVP in the gold medal game went to Hayden Boutlier with 2 goals and MSP was awarded to Corey Niven. The tournament started of on a shaky note for the Crushers, taking an opening game loss to Westville 2-0. MVP went to Kieran MacGillvary for an outstanding game even in the loss and MSP went to Matt MacLean.  The Crew refocused for game 2 and started their run for the gold. In their second game the Crushers defeated Pictou Maripacs 3-2. In a great game of end to end play the markers for the MacLeod Lorway squad went to Boutlier, Bailey Campbell and Cale McCarron with assists coming from Campbell, Croucher (2) and Niven. Game MVP went to Cale McCarron and Jacob MacIssac was awarded MSP. The next game had the Crushers riding a new wave of confidence in their execution of the game skating to a 6-0 win over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The Crusher Crew took control from the opening face off Justin Walsh scored 2, Boutlier 2 and Delorey 2. Assists went to Boutlier (2), Croucher (2), Matt MacLean, Campbell and McCarron. MVP went to Boutlier and Justin Hill was awarded MSP. The Crushers start the New Year schedule against the first placed Truro Friday January 3rd.

The Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects are looking for their third tournament win this weekend at the DQ Invitational in Moncton. Their first game is 10 a.m. Friday with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. Best of luck!

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 23
Monday 23rd December 2013

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a great start to their playoffs with a pair of wins this weekend. On Friday Night in the Wellness Centre, the Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Clark Robertson, Nick Rogerson and Sam DeCoff. Assists went to Cody LeBlanc with two while Madison Bond, Ben Turnbull and Broden DeCoff had one. Jack Finley posted his first career shutout. On Saturday, the Rebels travelled to Debert and came away with a 4-3 win over the Cobras. Goal scorers were Madison Bond, Nick MacInnis and Clark Robertson with two. Max MacKinnon had an assist. The Rebels take a break from playoff action to compete in the Westville Miners annual Christmas tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets played one game on the weekend, a 7-1 victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders. Sunday's game against Halifax was cancelled due to the weather.

Pictou County Pee Wee A Crushers picked up two wins in their last three games. The Crushers defeated Antigonish 5-1, and defeated Brookfield 9-2. In a makeup game last week, Truro shut out the Crushers 2-0.

New Glasgow's Derrick Walser will once again be wearing a Team Canada jersey over the week between Christmas and New Years. The roster for Team Canada for the 2013 Spengler Cup was announced yesterday, and Walser is one of seven returnees from the 2012 team that took home the championship. Walser was one of the top defensemen for Team Canada last year, playing significant minutes, including the top penalty kill unit. The Spengler Cup matches some of the best Canadians playing hockey in Europe against club teams from Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, and this year includes the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The tournament begins Boxing Day, and runs until New Years Eve.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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N.G. LAWYER NAMED NEW CHIEF CROWN ATTORNEY FOR CENTRAL N.S.
Saturday 21st December 2013

There is a new chief Crown Attorney for the Central region of the province. The Public Prosecution Service has named New Glasgow-native Allen Murray to the position. Starting Monday, Murray will lead a dozen Crown attorneys and nine support staff in Truro, Antigonish, New Glasgow and Amherst. Murray is a graduate of St. FX and Dalhousie universities, has been a crown attorney for the past 12 years, and also served as a staff lawyer for Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Antigonish. He replaces David Fairbanks, who is retiring.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP * SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Saturday 21st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts today at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards to be given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital. Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages - birth to 16 years) also gratefully accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West at 7:30 pm tonight and then face the Halifax Major Midgets tomorrow at 1pm. Both games at the PC Wellness Centre. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be this afternoon at 1pm. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be play today at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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DECISION RESERVED IN SEXUAL INTERFERENCE CASE
Friday 20th December 2013

An Antigonish man who pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a minor will learn of his fate next month. This morning in Pictou Provincial Court, sentencing submissions were heard in the case of 37-year old Terry Leonard Fitzgerald. The Crown is seeking time in federal prison between 24 and 30 months, while the Defense is asking for provincial jail in the span of 12 to 24 months. Court heard during the presentation of the facts that Fitzgerald had intercourse with a teenage girl, whose name is banned from publication to protect her privacy, in October 2012. Fitzgerald's attorney, Rob Sutherland, argued that this case warranted less time in jail because it was a single incident, and not an ongoing relationship. The Crown, meanwhile, argued that because the incident took place at Fitzgerald's home, it amounts to a breach of trust. Judge Del Atwood wanted time to consider his decision before handing down the sentence, and a new date was set for 7 January.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 20
Friday 20th December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers finished 2013 with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory over the Truro Bearcats. The Crushers penalty kill was the story of the game, shutting down the league's best power play on 7 chances, including a 5 on 3 for 1:48. Garrett Holmes, Jordan McInnis and David Stephens provided the scoring for the Crushers, with Stephens' goal coming while the Crushers were shorthanded in the third period. The goals from Holmes and McInnis came on power plays early in the first period. Devan Tremblay was the other big story in this game, stopping 45 shots to record his third shutout of the season in just six starts for the Crushers. The Crushers are now off until the new year, when they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks January 4th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team had a win and a tie recently against the West Colchester Cobras. In the first game, The Rebels defeated the Cobras by a score of 2-1. Scoring for the Rebels were Ben Turnbull and Clark Robertson. Assists went to Matt Allen and Cody LeBlanc. Jack Finley got the win in goal. In the second game, the Rebels came away with a 2-2 tie. Goal scorers were Braydon Killen and Clark Robertson, with Cody Leblanc again getting an assist. The Rebels will play the Cobras in a home and home again this weekend in their first playoff series.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts Saturday at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards that are then given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital.Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages-birth to 16 years) will also be accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Also this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West and Halifax at home. The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou. The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish. The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm. The North Nova Gryphons will play their final game before the Christmas break tonight at the Trenton arena against the Dr J H Gillis Royals from Antigonish. Puck drop is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will be playing Saturday at 6pm at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 19
Thursday 19th December 2013

The rivalry continues tonight, as the Pictou County Junior A Weeks Crushers face off with the Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre. The teams have tangled twice so far this season, each getting a win. Puck drops at 7. Michael Petter will have more on tonight's game, as well as games in the various leagues on tonight's edition of Slapshot, beginning at 6pm on East Coast FM.

The 4 th Annual Oliver Hudson Graham Memorial “Cancer Sucks Cup” starts Saturday at the Trenton Rink. Donations will be collected to purchase gas cards that are then given to families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax and on the 6-Link floor of the IWK Hospital. Donations of new, unwrapped toys (wipeable, non-stuffed and suitable for all ages-birth to 16 years) will also be accepted. Find out more on East Coast FM's Facebook page.

Games this weekend: The Weeks Major Midgets face Cape Breton West and Halifax at home, the Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects play the TASA/Chebucto Ducks Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hector Arena in Pictou, the Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs Sunday at 9 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish, and the Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects play Cole Harbour in a home and home series. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 16
Monday 16th December 2013

A busy and successful weekend for the the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers. On Thursday night at home, the team defeated the Valley Wildcats 5 to 3, then The Crushers visited Yarmouth Friday night edging the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Two goals by Nick Parker and JP Harvey's one goal and 2 assists led the charge. Mitchell Deruelle and Evan Carmody also picked up a single apiece. And Saturday night in Kentville, the Crushers faced the Valley Wildcats again and won that game 4-3, with Mitchell Deruelle, Regan Spears and Nick Parker all scoring one goal and one assist. Evan Carmody completed the Crushers scoring with a single. That's the team's fourth win in a row, bring them to 23 wins and 5 losses this season. The Crushers next game is Thursday at the PC Wellness Centre when they take on the Truro Bearcats. Puck-drop 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets defeated the Newbridge Gladiators 5-4 in a come from behind, shoot out win, on Saturday night in Dartmouth. Mark Vokey had the winner in the shootout, as well as agoal in regulation. Also scoring for Weeks were Evan MacLennan, Doug Barton and Lane Cormier. Luke Melanson had the win in nets. The Weeks have Today off, before facing Cape Breton West and Halifax at home next weekend.

Stormy weather shortened the weekend for the Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Amherst to face the Ramblers. The Crushers did not bring their best game and spotted the Ramblers a 6-0 lead after two periods. The Crushers did regain their focus and played the third period even to have the game end in a 7-1 victory for the Ramblers. Cody MacDougall played most of the game between the pipes, with Vaughn MacEachern helping to shoulder the load for a stretch in the late second/early third periods.

Atom AAA Crushers Come up Big with Two Wins over the South Shore Ice Sharks - Liam Berthiaume scored an unassisted goal with six seconds left in the third period for a 2 – 1 win over the South Shore Ice Sharks on Saturday morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Blaise MacDonald opened the scoring for the Crushers early in the first period. Thomas Gariepy had a strong game in net for the Crushers. In their second game, Ryan Green scored the winning goal late in the third period to give the Crushers a 5-4 win over the Ice Sharks. Other goal scorers where Blaise MacDonald with two, Matthew Carson and Ryan Denny. Assists went to Skyler Earle with two, Matthew Carson, Tobin MacLean, Blaise MacDonald and Lucas Canning.  Tyler Matchem had a solid game between the pipes. The Atom AAA Crushers face the Antigonish Bulldogs on Sunday, December 22 at 9:00 am at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

In Atom Rec Hockey Action, Trenton Steelers blanked Thorburn Goldenhawks 6-0 at the Trenton Arena Saturday morning. On Sunday, the Steelers fought Stellarton to a 7-7 tie.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects got a tie 2-2 against Cape Breton on Saturday. Pictou County is now just a point behind third-place Cole Harbour, whom they will play this weekend in a home and home series before the Christmas break. The game at the Hector Arena will be Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton on Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

Congratulations to the North Nova JV boys basketball team, they came away with the gold at the Amherst basketball tournament on the weekend. They defeated Springhill 77-54 in the final. The girls team did well too: they made it all the way to the final, losing to Amherst in a close fought 55-51 game.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP *SUNDAY DECEMBER 15* UPDATED
Sunday 15th December 2013

A busy and successful weekend for the the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers, who won three in three. Thursday night at home, the team defeated the Valley Wildcats 5 to 3, then The Crushers visited Yarmouth Friday night edging the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Then last night in Kentville, the Crushers faced the Valley Wildcats again and won that game 4-3, when Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) scored on a power play with 44 seconds left in regulation. Deruelle, Regan Spears and Nick Parker all scored one goal and one assist last night. Evan Carmody completed the Crushers scoring with a single. That's the team's fourth win in a row, bring them to 23 wins and 5 losses this season. The Crushers next game is this Thursday at the PC Wellness Centre when they take on the Truro Bearcats. Puck-drop 7pm.

The Weeks Major Midgets defeated the Newbridge Gladiators 5-4 in a come from behind, shoot out win, on Saturday night in Dartmouth. Mark Vokey had the winner in the shootout, as well as agoal in regulation. Also scoring for Weeks were Evan MacLennan, Doug Barton and Lane Cormier. Luke Melanson had the win in nets. The Weeks have Today off, before facing Cape Breton West and Halifax at home next weekend.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects completed a busy week, playing four games in seven days. The Selects grabbed five of  a possible eight points over that stretch, with two wins, a tie and a loss. Last weekend the Subways defeated the Colchester Cyclones and the Sackville Flyers by identical scores of 3-2 in two tightly contested games. The Selects came out flat in their third game of the weekend, losing to TASA by a score of 3-0. The Selects got back on track this past Saturday earning a point in a 2-2 tie with Cape Breton in a game where they outshot their opponents 41-12. Scoring in the 3-2 win over Colchester were Patti-Anne Tracey, Aeevan MacDonald and Sarah MacNeil. Scorers over Sackville were MacDonald, Josie Chisholm and Sophia Wornell.  MacNeil and Kassidy MacKinnon scored for Pictou County in their tie with Cape Breton County. Jenna Landry was between the pipes for all games.  The five points put Pictou County in fourth place in the Provincial female Bantam AA league with 15 points. The Selects are one point behind third place Cole Harbour against whom they play a home and home series next weekend as they head into the Christmas Break. This years inaugural eight team Bantam AA league is proving to be very tightly contested with just three points separating third place from sixth place. "it's an exciting league where anyone can beat each other at any given time", said Coach Steve Halliday this past weekend. "It challenges our girls to be on top of their game every time we hit the ice, there are no easy games", he added. Cole Harbour visits the Selects on Saturday December 21st at the Hector Arena. Game time is slated for 1pm.

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League last Thursday in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians are currently third place in their division, with one more game before breaking for the holidays. Check out the Scotians when they host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Trenton Arena tonight. Puck drops at 7:30.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

North Nova Junior Varsity boys basketball team won their first game of the Amherst invitational tournament Friday 66-62. Top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 22, Jake Mackinnon with 13 and Wayne Desmond with 10.  

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14*
Saturday 14th December 2013

In MHL action: Thursday night at the Wellness Centre the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Valley Wildcats 5-3, spurred on by a three point night from Mitchell Deruelle, including scoring the game-winning goal with 9:33 left in the third period. The Crushers visited Yarmouth last night defeating the hometown Mariners 5-4 in front of over 1100 fans. Two goals by Nick Parker and JP Harvey's one goal and 2 assists led the charge. Mitchell Deruelle and Evan Carmody also picked up a single apiece. The team now stands at 20 wins in their past 28 games. Tonight, the Crushers face the Valley Wildcats and Michael Petter will have all of the action tonight from Kentville, with the pregame show starting at 7:15 right here on ECFM.

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys today from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League Thursday night in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians last game before breaking for the holidays has been cancelled. The Antigonish Bulldogs will not play the Scotians in Trenton tonight.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

North Nova Junior Varsity boys basketball team won their first game of the Amherst invitational tournament yesterday 66-62. Top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 22, Jake Mackinnon with 13 and Wayne Desmond with 10.  

The North Nova Gryphons Girls Varsity Basketball are hosting a tournament that continues today. Admission is an unwrapped toy which will be handed out to a less-fortunate child in Pictou County. If you don't want to stay for the games, toy donations are still appreciated!

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca I'm Natalie Gordon, and that's local sports for Century Saw and Marine.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 13 *UPDATE
Friday 13th December 2013

It was close right into the final two minutes last night at the Wellness Centre as the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers defeated the Valley Wildcats 5-3 in MHL action. Spurred on by a three point night from Mitchell Deruelle, including scoring the game-winning goal with 9:33 left in the third period, the Crushers got their 19th win in 27 games this season. JP Harvey scored his first goal since joining the Crushers in a trade last month, while adding his fifth assist in five games. Jordan MacInnis also added a pair in the victory. Former Crusher goaltender Dylan Frank made his first MHL appearance since being released over the summer, and played very well, stopping 36 of 41 shots in the loss. The Crushers will visit Yarmouth tonight in the Fish Tank, before facing these same Valley Wildcats tomorrow. Tonight's game will not be broadcast on East Coast FM, but Michael Petter will have all of the action tomorrow from Kentville, with the pregame show starting at 7:15.

Two games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League last night in Thorburn. In Game 1, Connors edged out Whitey's Vikings in a 13-12 goalfest. The second game saw Dewtie's Excavating crush the Pictou Landing Falcons 8-1.

Pictou County Scotians are currently third place in their division, with one more game before breaking for the holidays. Check out the Scotians when they host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Trenton Arena Sunday night at 7:30.

The MacGregor Kinsmen Baseball Program is bringing the Eastern Baseball Academy to the Sportsplex in Stellarton next Saturday. All baseball players 14 to 19 years of age in 2014 are eligible to attend. Eastern Baseball Academy Instructors Jason Monaghan and Tyler Larkin will provide instruction and evaluations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. They will be assisted by former MacGregor players Jamie MacLean and Troy Fisher. To guarantee your spot please email lleblanc@fraserhoyt.com to receive an online registration form to complete. Registration is $40 for the day including a light lunch. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The Pictou Bantam A Maripacs will be conducting fundraisers in the weeks ahead, as the team will host provincials this coming March. If you'd like to help the squad reach its $12,000 goal, contact team manager and tournament chair John Tetreault by email: john.tetreault@sobeys.com.

The North Nova Gryphons Girls Varsity Basketball will be hosting a tournament today and tomorrow. Admission is an unwrapped toy which will be handed out to a less-fortunate child in Pictou County. The Gryphons play at 2 and 6pm today. If you don't want to stay for the games, toy donations are still appreciated!

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys tomorrow from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys Hockey team will once again be hosting the annual Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. This year the tournament will take place January 10-12, 2014. It is a large undertaking for the team, and they hope to see lots of support.

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 11
Wednesday 11th December 2013

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team played two games this weekend coming away with a win and a loss.  On Friday night at the Trenton Arena, the host Gryphons hosted the Amherst Vikings for the first time this year.  The Gryphons scored early and often, taking the game 9-4.  Scorers for NNEC were Luke Grant with two, Cody Haas, Colin Holmes, Ethan Snell, Chris Brooker, Connor MacDougall, Darryl Wheadon and Tyler Baird.  Assists went to Baird (2), Ryan Chabassol (2), Holmes, Brooker, Grant, Haas, Snell, Craig Murray, Kirklin Murray, and Carson Dunbar.  Lukas MacDonald had the win in nets.  On Sunday, the Gryphons travelled to Port Hood to take on the Dalbrae Dragons.  Carson Dunbar, assisted by Chris Brooker, got the NNEC squad on the board in the first frame and Dalbrae opened the second period with a power play goal.  The score remained deadlocked at one each until Darryl Wheadon scored an unassisted shorthanded goal with 3 minutes remaining. Dalbrae scored two 5 on 3 goals in the last minute to win 3-2.  Joel MacLean played a strong game in the net for the Gryphons.  The Gryphons next see action on Friday, December 13th in a rare Friday night away game where they will visit the Amherst Vikings at the Amherst Arena for an 8:15 start.  The Gryphons next home game is December 20th at the Trenton Arena against the Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers took to the ice for two home games against the Yarmouth Mariners this past week-end. On Saturday, the Crushers started out strong scoring the first two goals of the game, but Yarmouth came alive at the end of the first period, and went on to take the win. Scoring for the Crushers was Myles Farnsworth and Cameron MacKinnon. Assisting on the goals were Cale MacLaughlin, Calvin Denny, Covey Cameron and Joseph Mason. On Sunday, the Atom AA Crushers came out to play hard against the first place team in the league. Yarmouth opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal, but the Crushers put one in the net before the end of the first period. Cale MacLaughlin scored with a feed from Tanner Steele and Cameron Young. The second period remained scoreless. The Crushers tying goal was waved off. After the halfway mark in the third period, the Crushers gave up another power play goal, and the Mariners took the win with a final score of 2-1. Gabe Paquet, Ian Reynolds, and Brent Chapman assisted with strong fore checking and back checking. Solid defensive play was provided by Willem Fraser, Cale Archibald, Camden Kelly and Dawson MacDonald. Michael Law and Jacob Fraser were both solid between the pipes. This week-end the Crushers will play Cumberland at the Wellness Center on Sunday.

Shout out to boxer Dawson Fraser of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club: he won his debut fight in Moncton last Saturday, getting his opponent to a pair of standing eight counts in the third and final round, ending the bout.

Pictou County Rugby Club is looking for your help with their food drive this weekend. They'll have a truck donated by Highland Ford at the Westside Sobeys on Saturday from 11 till 5, and they're looking to fill it!

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ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE LAID AGAINST ANTIGONISH AREA MAN
Tuesday 10th December 2013

An Antigonish man is facing a number of charges including attempted murder, forcible confinement, and assault with a weapon. Forty-nine year old Sterling Robert Partridge will return to court on 7 January to set a date for his trial. He was arrested this July after police responded to an assault in progress at his home. He's remained in custody since the incident.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 10
Tuesday 10th December 2013

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have slipped a couple of spots in the national rankings. Having played only one game last week, getting the shootout win over Amherst, the Crushers move from 10th to 12th. Dieppe, the only other nationally ranked MHL squad, remains 19th.

The Northern Rebels Peewee "B" team had a successful weekend against the Canso Blue Fins. On Saturday, the team travelled to the Canso Arena and skated to a 7-1 win over the home team. Scoring for the Rebels were Nick MacInnis with two, Ben Turnbull with two, and singles went to Broden DeCoff, Thomas Lennon and Nicholas MacDonald. Nick Rogerson had a pair of assists. Jack Finley was the winning goaltender. On Sunday, the Rebels hosted Canso at the Wellness Centre and came out with a 4-0 win. The line of Clark Robertson, Nicholas MacDonald and Cody LeBlanc kept the scorekeeper busy with a goal and assist each. Braydon Killen rounded out the scoring for the Rebels. Rebels goaltender Ryan Royals posted his first career shutout.

The NRHS Nighthawks wrapped up a pair of games on the past weekend. The team  played hard despite still being down four players. On Saturday, despite 40 shots on net, the Nighthawks came up short with a 5-1 loss against the CEC Cougars. The lone goal for NRHS was scored by Kyle Sutherland, assisted by Luke MacDonald. Kyle MacKenzie was in nets. On Sunday the team travelled to Antigonish taking on Dr. J.H. Gillis. NRHS lost 5-2. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Brandon Livingstone and Kyle Sutherland with singles, assists to Morgan Peters and Josh Langille. Brennan Snell was in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a pair of away games. Saturday the boys travel to Hants East and Sunday to Port Hood.

On the weekend, the Subway Northern Selects competed in the University of Moncton Midget AAA Invitational Tournament.  The opening two games saw the Selects facing the top two teams from New Brunswick.  Game one, the Moncton Source for Sports tied the Selects 2-2.  Scoring for the Selects was Kenzie Reid and Hillary Taylor from Sienna Forrence. Game 2, the Selects defeated Fundy New Brunswick 2-1.  Katie Marcotte scored both goals.  The first was assisted by Katy Pentz and Amanda Dunning.  The second was assisted by Kayla Reid. Game 3, the Selects defeated McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 2-1.  Kaila Reid opened the scoring from Madeline Bourque and Katy Pentz scored the second goal from Amanda Dunning. The final game of the weekend didn’t go as well.  The Selects lost 5-1 to East Hants.  The lone goal was scored by Emily Doiron from Hillary Taylor.

In weekend PeeWee “A” action the local Crusher boys took both ends of a home and home against the Antigonish Bulldogs. Winning 6-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Centre and 5-0 in the return engagement at the Antigonish Arena Sunday afternoon.  Scoring in Saturday’s contest were Duncan Cameron, Munro Mackay, Ian MacDonald, Bailey Pye, Luke Young and Marcus MacIvor. Assists went to Owen Baird, Bailey MacKay, Blake Fraser, Thomas Devine, MacDonald and Cameron. On Sunday afternoon 2 goals by Duncan Cameron of Westville, lead the way with singles going to Munro MacKay, Evan Shea, and Thomas Devine.  Ian MacDonald picked up two assists with Devine and Fraser adding assists as well.  The home team now sits comfortably in 2nd place in the 5 team Fundy/Highland PeeWee “A” league behind Truro with Cumberland, Brookfield and Antigonish rounding out the standings.

The Pictou Maripac Bantam Atom B squad defeated the Titans 13-1 in Tatamagouche Saturday night. Logan Beaton had six goals and an assist in the effort. Cooper MacNamara had six points including a pair of goals, Aidan Hahn had four goals and five points overall, Ethan Chapman had one goal, and assists were picked up by Jenny Ferrara, Alex Ferrara and Keenan Murray.

North Nova Girls Varsity Basketball squad finished second at a tournament in PEI on the weekend, coming close in a 59-54 loss to Three Oaks School from Summerside in the final. Kendra MacKinnon, Jaya Sood and Caitrin Skelton were named players of the game during the tournament. The Gryphons next play Antigonish tomorrow night at 6:30 at North Nova.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 9
Monday 9th December 2013


Pictou County Junior B Scotians blanked Port Hawkesbury 4-0 in Trenton Sunday night. Ben Goss made 47 saves for the shut-out. The Scotians play Port Hawksbury across the Causeway Friday night, then on Sunday they host the Antigonish Bulldogs.

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers continued strong league play over the weekend with 2 wins. In game # 1 backed by strong goaltending by Mitchell Robinson the Crushers downed the Cumberland Ramblers 5 to 2, scoring for the Crushers was Jake Pennington with the hat trick, with singles to Brennan Dalton and Ethan Tibbetts, assists to Jack Noftall, Peyton Clements and Ethan Tibbetts. In game # 2, strong goaltending continued, with Marcus Penney and Mitchell Robinson sharing the 5-1 victory over the Truro Bearcats. Goals by Ty Briand with 2, and singles to Peyton Clements, Brennan Dalton, and Ethan Tibbetts, assists were Ethan Tibbetts with 2, Jack Noftall, Nikos Bonvie and Jake Pennington. Action continues this weekend with a home-home with Sherbrooke.

The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers played two home games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers hosted the Truro Bearcats.   The Crushers opened the scoring midway through the first period when Kyle Reim converted a pass from Ben MacDonald. The Crushers extended their lead when Raymond Chisholm scored, assisted by Brycen MacDonald and Jayden Hatchard.  The Beatcats would get one back before the end of the first period. The Bearcats scored the lone goal in the second period.   In the third period, the Crushers restored their lead when Logan MacKay scored; assisted by Ethan MacIntosh and Lucas Leblanc.  The Bearcats then struck for two goals to take their first lead of the game.  With time ticking down, Lucas Leblanc made an exciting rush, culminating in the tying goal –unassisted.   The final score Crushers 4 – Bearcats 4. On Sunday, the Crushers faced the Western Valley Spartans in an exhibition game.  The Crushers were determined to improve on their last game with the Spartans.  The Crushers came out with two quick goals:  Logan Mackay from Scott Long, followed by Ben MacDonald from Spencer Murray.  The Spartans scored one to send the game to the second period with the Crushers up 2-1.   In the second period, the Crushers scored two more:  Brycen MacDonald from Ethan MacIntosh, and Jayden Hatchard from Ben MacDonald.  The Spartans struck for 3 goals to tie the game at the end of two periods.  The Spartans scored to take a 5-4 lead, but Spencer Murray tied the game once again, assisted by Ben MacDonald.  The Spartans took a 6-5 lead with 6 minutes left, but Kyle Reim scored to know the score at 6, assisted by Ben MacDonald and Spencer Murray.  Final score Crushers 6 – Spartans 6.

The Subway Midget Selects are undefeated thus far in the season for regular play.  They faced the Colchester Victoria Court Dental Cyclones November 30th and came away with a 3-1 win.  Brae Henderson scored a shorthanded goal in the 1st,  Lindsay Cheek and Tori McCuish added 1 each in the 2nd period.  Assists went to Keeley McCuish and Brae Henderson. On Sunday December 1, the Selects faced the Cape Breton County Islanders for a two game match up.  The first game saw the Selects defeat the Islanders 6-3.  Scoring for the Selects were Keeley McCuish with a pair, singles went to Selena Denny, Lindsay Feit, Brittany Chisholm and Kayla Simpson. The second game the Selects were lead by Tracey Denny with a hat trick, and singles to Brittany Chisholm and Selena Denny for a 5-0 win. In an exhibition game Sunday Dec 8, the Selects defeated Nova Ice 2-1, scoring for the Selects were MacKenzie Bell and Selena Denny scored a short handed goal in the 3rd period to secure the win.  Assists went to Kourtney Barker, Jessie McIntyre and Lindsay Feit.

Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers picked up two wins against the Valley Wildcats over the weekend, beginning with a 3-2 edging on Saturday night, then a 3-0 shutout on Sunday. It's the Crushers first weekend sweep of the season.

Things went the opposite way for the Weeks Major Midgets, as they took a pair of losses against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack. Saturday night was a close fought match, but Cole Harbour scored with 17 seconds left in regulation to get the 4-3 victory. Sunday, unfortunately, wasn't as close as the Major Midgets fell 7-2. The next game for the squad is Saturday as they travel to face Newbridge Academy.

Saturday Atom Rec in Trenton: Trenton Steelers defeated Subway Selects 9-1. Dawson Mackay scored six Trenton, while Ethan Elms got a pair and Harper Fraser got one. Lauren Conrad scored for the Subway Selects.

Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, played in Stellarton Sunday: Thistle Bar got by Dewtie's Excavating 9-6, followed by Whitey's Vikings over Can Connect 9-4, followed by Nat Pro Gas doubling Connors 10-5.

Shout out to the 20 teams and nearly 400 kids who took to the ice for the Trenton Timbit Jamboree. There was no score kept, but everyone had a lot of fun and learned more about hockey.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
Saturday 7th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime did not solve anything, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.

Also Thursday night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

And two scores from two games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped the Thistle Bar team7-2. Both games at the Thorburn Rink .

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians will play Port Hawkesbury on Sunday night at Trenton Arena.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena today at 6pm, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

You can find all these details in our sports round-up at ecfm.ca. If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 6
Friday 6th December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column, although it was not without drama last night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers were ahead 3-2 against the Amherst Ramblers with 45 seconds remaining when former Crusher Bruce Hornbrook tied the game. Overtime solved nothing, despite each team getting to spend time on the power play, then Jordan McInnis scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Crushers the 4-3 victory. The Crushers are now off until next weekend when they will again play three games in three nights, starting with a home game Thursday against the Valley Wildcats.

Last night in Leo Fahey Twilight Hockey Action held at The Westville Miners Sports Centre, the Rangers and Leafs played to hard fought 3-3 tie. Goalies Debbie Clark and Christa Webber turned in superlative performances. Debbie MacLean with two goals and karen Campbell's single tally took care of the Rangers scoring. Sherry Palmer, Jennifer MacDonald and Lyndsay MacKinnon replied for the Leafs. Action continues next Thursday with the Leafs hosting the Canadians.

Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: Two games at the Thorburn Rink last night. Dewtie's Excavating defeated Connors 10-6, then Whitey's Vikings thumped Thistle Bar 7-2.

Tonight's scheduled game between the Pictou County Junior B Scotians and the Antigonish Bulldogs has been postponed, as both teams have several players who can't play because of exams and school assignments. But the team will play Sunday night at Trenton Arena against Port Hawkesbury.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West this weekend. Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week. Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 5 **UPDATE**
Thursday 5th December 2013



The Weeks Junior A Crushers, still in the top 10 nationally, are back at home tonight, facing the Amherst Ramblers. The Crushers have won twice against Amherst in their three matches this season. Game time is 7 at the Wellness Centre. Michael Petter will have more on tonight's game as part of Slapshot, tonight at 6 right here on East Coast FM.

The PeeWee A Subway Selects defeated Glace Bay Miners 4-3 on Saturday at the Wellness Center. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with 2, Megan MacCarthy and Ellen Coffin each added a single.  Ashley Niven played a strong game between the pipes. On the weekend they'll continue league play with a home and home series with Cape Breton West.

The North Nova Girls Basketball team kept it close Tuesday afternoon, playing the CEC Cougars. The teams were tied at the half, and while the defence held the Cougars to only one basket in the fourth quarter, the Gryphons lost 49-43. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 24 points. The girls travel to PEI this weekend for the Bluefield High tournament.

Also this weekend, the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travel to Bridgewater to face off against the South Shore Sharks, while the Northumberland High Boys hockey team play at the Westville arena Saturday at 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Antigonish. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Wellness Center. North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team travel to PEI to play in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament, and the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team travels to Sydney to play in the provincials.

SKATING COACHES NEEDED!! Trenton Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches to help out with the winter Learn to Skate program - Volunteers will help with group lessons for ages 5 to 12 years. The winter session starts January 6 & runs until March 3, 2014. It's Monday nights from 6:00–7:00pm at the Trenton Rink- That's only 1 hour of your time each week! Interested volunteers please contact: Robyn Meyer @ 752-1019 or Email: robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

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ARSON TRIAL CONTINUES IN PICTOU
Wednesday 4th December 2013

A man accused of breaking into a house and setting it on fire had another court appearance yesterday. Forty-five year old Daniel Kenneth Stewart appeared in Pictou Provincial Court to continue his trial on charges of arson, and break and enter. A witness testified he saw Stewart enter the residence on Park Street in Westville three different times in one night, in an attempt to set it on fire. At the end of yesterdays hearing, Stewart requested to be transferred from Burnside Correctional to Antigonish Correctional. Judge Del Atwood explained he's not authorized to grant that transfer, but would make the recommendation to the proper parties. Stewart will make another court appearance tomorrow for more witness testimony.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 4
Wednesday 4th December 2013


Despite losing two out of three this past weekend, the Crushers maintained the tenth spot in the National Rankings released late yesterday by the CJHL. The Maritime Hockey League continues to have two teams in the top 20, with Dieppe slipping one spot to 19th. The Commandos beat the Crushers in a shootout Thursday in a match-up of the two ranked teams, but followed that up with a loss to the struggling Campbellton Tigers. The Crushers rebounded from the loss to the Commandos with a win over Woodstock, but then ended the week losing to the Amherst Ramblers, finishing with 3 of a possible 6 points. The Crushers will have a chance to avenge the loss to the Ramblers on Thursday at the Wellness Centre in the back half of the home-and-home set. Michael Petter will have more details on Slapshot at 6pm on Thursday.

Pictou County Atom AA Crushers travelled to Amherst this past Saturday to play the Cumberland County team in league play. The Crushers were plagued with penalties and the home team took the win. On Sunday, the Crushers took to the ice at home for two games against the West Hants Warriors. The first game was tied 2-2 after the second period with Gabe Paquet and Covey Cameron scoring for the Crushers. Assists went to Cale Archibald, Cameron MacKinnon and Cale MacLaughlin. West Hants came back in the third period to score on the Crusher goalie, Michael Law, while he was down after being injured. Law left the game early, and with Law being the only goaltender for the team that day, the Crushers dressed a player, Dawson MacDonald. West Hants scored one more, and then an empty net goal to finish the game, 5-2 in favor of the visiting team. Law was able to return to the net for the second game later in the day. West Hants took the win again with a score of 4-2. Scoring for the Crushers was Dawson MacDonald, assisted by Tanner Steele, and Myles Farnsworth, unassisted. The Atom AA Crushers will face the Yarmouth Mariners this week-end at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers came home with a hard fought Silver medal from the Allan Sullivan Memorial Tournament in Sydney this past weekend. In round robin action, the Crushers lost their first game 2-1 to the Sackville Flyers with player of the game Tyler Matchem playing a great game in the net and Lucas Canning scored the lone goal.  The Crusher came out strong in the second game with a 4-0 win over the Cape Breton County Islanders. Thomas Gariepy got the shutout and goal scorers were Landon Sim with two and Kiefer Avery and Canning with one each. Ryan Denny was player of the game. Assists went to Liam Berthiaume with two, Skyler Earle, Sim and Ryan Green with one each.   In their third game, Avery scored with 19 seconds left to lift the Crushers over the Glace Bay Miners.  Avery was player of the game and Matchem got the shutout. In the crossovers, the Crushers edged the Bedford Blues 2-1. Gariepy played strong in nets and the goal scorers were Sim and Canning. Player of the game was Landon MacDonald. The Antigonish Bulldogs took the gold in the championship game with a 5-1 over the Crushers. Player of the game Green scored the lone Crusher with Earle receiving the Most Sportsmanlike award.

The Atom B Miners defeated Canso 5-4 in a closely contested game at the Westville Miners Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. Dylan Kontuk's  two goals and 3 assists , Adam Farrell's two goals and two assists and Chris Avery's single marker took care of the Miners scoring. Ethen MacKenzie and Robbie Cameron each had three assists with Roland Atwater assisting on the winning goal to cement the hard-fought comeback win for the Miners.

North Nova Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Northumberland Nighthawks 81 to 47 on Tuesday evening. The Gryphons had four players score double digits. Liam Spears lead the team with 22 pts, Campbell DeMont added 12 pts, Dylan Perry chipped in with 11 and Conner MacGillary netted 10 pts. Nick MacNeil had 21 pts for NRHS. NNEC will travel to PEI this weekend to participate in the 16 team Colonel Gray Cup Tournament.  

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 3
Tuesday 3rd December 2013


The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers faced a strong Truro Bearcat team this weekend.  Friday night saw the Crushers battle hard the first two periods and went into the third period only down 4-3. Truro scored 5 in the third and won the game 9-4. Scoring for the Crushers were Luke MacLeod, Zach Houston, Kade Mason, and Connor MacLeod. Earning assists were C. MacLeod and L. MacLeod.  Keigan Walker was in goal. On Sunday, the Bearcats came to town and took the win.  Noel Chapman had the lone goal with Spencer Creed and Blake Kontuk picking up assists.  Brayden Leblanc was between the pipes.

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers split a home at home series against the Truro Bearcats. On Saturday the Crushers travelled to Truro and defeated the Bearcats 3-1. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor Lochead  from Bailey Fraser and Austin Mason, Cameron MacCallum from William MacGillivray and Mason from Lochead and MacGillivray. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes. On Sunday, the Bearcats travelled over the mountain and edged the Crushers 2-1. Scoring the lone goal for the locals was Luke Pelton from Lochead and Mason. Thomas Baudoux was in goal. The Crushers will travel to Bridgewater this weekend to faceoff against the South Shore Sharks.

This past weekend saw the local Crusher PeeWee “A” team take two come from behind victories from the Brookfield Elks scoring 4 unanswered goals in the third period of each game to win both 5-2. Scoring was shared on Saturday by Ben MacGillvary, Ian MacDonald, Munro MacKay, and Luke Young with assists to Evan Shea, Duncan Cameron and MacKay. Sunday afternoon in Brookfield saw both Ian MacDonald and Luke Young score two each and Ben MacGillvary with a single tally.  Assists were had by Logan Decoste,  Marcus MacIvor, and Cameron.

Over the past weekend the NRHS Boys hockey team recently wrapped up four games at the 14th Annual Allen Cameron Memorial Tournament. First up, on November 29th for NRHS was a 3-0 loss to Dalbrae. Brennan Snell was in nets and received player of the game.  The Nighthawks came away later in the day with a 5-2 victory against the Amherst Vikings. Scoring for the Nighthawks, Dallas MacDonald with two and singles for Luke MacDonald, Brandon Bell, and Lance Emery. Assists to Noah Chisholm, Morgan Peters, Jethro Gunn, and Reed MacDonald. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Dallas MacDonald was awarded player of the game. November 30th  found the Nighthawks up against the tournament hosts The North Nova Gryphons. This do or die game for the Nighthawks, who were down four players,  proved to be an exciting one. The Nighthawks prevailed with a 2-1 win with Noah Chisholm scoring both goals , one being a penalty shot. Brennen Snell was in nets. Noah Chisholm was awarded player of the game. Winning 2 out of their 3 games advanced the NRHS Boys to the semi final crossovers a few hours later. Unfortunately the short bench Nighthawk team came away with a 3-1 loss to the eventual championship winners, Dr. J. H. Gillis. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Losh Langille, assisted by Kyle Sutherland. Brennen Snell was in nets. Jordan Wheeler was awarded player of the game. Up next for the Nighthawks is a home game Saturday December 7, time, 6 pm at the Westville arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. On Sunday, the Nighthawks travel to Antigonish, game time 7 pm at the arena.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played two games this weekend, coming away with two wins. The girls travelled to Dartmouth Saturday night for a match against the Dartmouth Whalers, scoring two power play goals in the 4-1 victory. Emily Hayes and Lindsey MacDonald scored unassisted, while Shalyn Bona and Jenna Reid also added single tallies, assisted by Ella Webber, Eva Wornell and MacKenzie Ells. On Sunday at the Hector Arena, the Selects had another 4-1 win, this time against the Halifax Hawks. The penalty-filled game featured goals by Garyn Purvis, Jenna Reid (unassisted), Eva Wornell and Lindsey MacDonald. Assists were marked by Emily Hayes, Madison Robertson, Shalyn Bona and Mariah Linehan. Victoria Dunn was strong in nets for both games.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs climbed four points in the South Conference Female Hockey League standings this weekend with two wins and a loss. On Saturday at the Antigonish Arena, the girls faced off against the Halifax Hawks, winning the game 4-1. Scoring for the Bulldogs were Emma Boudreau, Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow, Shauna Campbell (power play) and Kerilyn Kennedy (unassisted). Assists were recorded by Cynthia MacDonald, Boudreau, Brigid O’Connor and Kara Chisholm. The girls played two games on the road on Sunday. In the first game, they were victorious over the Bedford Blues at the BMO Centre with a 2-1 score. Bedford opened the scoring in the penalty-filled game early in the second period, with the Bulldogs answering back later in the period with an unassisted goal by Emma Boudreau. Shauna Campbell scored a short-handed goal with just over two minutes left in the game to put the local girls ahead. In the second game, also a penalty-filled affair, Antigonish fell to the Halifax Hawks 2-0 at the Centennial Arena. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets in all three games.

Three games in the Stellar Nova Hockey League in Stellarton on Sunday... in Game one Connors beat Whitey's Vikings 5-3. Second game saw the Pictou Landing Falcons edge out Can-Connect 2-1, and in game three Nat Pro Gas doubled Dewtie's Excavating 10-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Pictou Landing Falcons takes on Can-connect at8, while at the Hector Arena in Pictou Nat Pro Gas plays Thistle Bar at 9.

Congratulations to the North Nova High School Girls Volleyball team, winning the Qualifying tournament over the weekend, defeating the host team West Kings in the final 2-0. North Nova travels this weekend to Sydney to play in the provincials.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - DECEMBER 2
Monday 2nd December 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers were on the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Saturday night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the home team 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm.

The Junior B Scotians picked up another win in Trenton, edging the Cumberland Blues 7-6. The team is off until next Sunday, when they host Port Hawkesbury.

The Anchor Motors PeeWee AA Crushers split a pair of league games on the weekend. On Saturday, the Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans.  The Spartans came out strong and didn’t relent, coming out on top 7-1.  Cody MacDougall played outstanding in the Crushers net, but the Spartans simply had too many good chances.  Scoring for the Crushers was Lucas Leblanc, assisted by Spencer Murray and Kyle Reim.  On Sunday, the Crushers hosted the Antigonish Bulldogs for their first meeting of the season.  The Crushers seemed to get their feet moving early and scored 5 minutes into the first period, when Jayden Hatchard found the back of the net.  Kyle Reim and Scott Long drew the assists.   The teams traded scoring  chances the rest of the way, but both goalies were up to the task.  Vaughn MacEachern came up big on several occasions when the Crushers found themselves in penalty trouble, twice killing a 5 on 3 powerplay.  His outstanding goaltending earned him the team’s first shutout of the year.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects lost in a shoot out during crossovers Sunday during a tournament in Summerside PEI. The Subway Selects won  2-0 during a game Friday against East Prince.  Rhea Young scored both times for the Selects and goalie Leigha MacDonald was player of the game. On Saturday, the Selects fell to Antigonish 3-2 with Hayley MacDougall and Bianca Bourgeious scoring for Pictou County.  Defenseman Keirstan MacLennan was player of the game. The Selects tied Halifax 1-1 during a second game Saturday. Bourgeious scored again for the Subways. Defenseman Brody Paul was player of the game. In order for the Subway Bantam a team to get to finals, it needed to get by Halifax again in crossovers.  After Halifax tied the score board in the second period at 1-1,  the game went into a 5 minute overtime and shoot out.  Halifax netted two goals in the shoot out, knocking the Selects out if the tournament.  Player of the game went to Nicole Clements and Bourgeious was awarded all player of the tournament.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey team took the silver medal in Trenton on Sunday at the 14th Annual Alan Cameron Memorial Tournament.  THE Dr. JH Gillis Royals from Antigonish bested the hosts 3-2 in the championship game.On Friday afternoon, the Gryphons played their first game of the tournament against the Royals and took the game 3-2.  Darryl Wheadon had two goals including the winner with 13 seconds remaining in the game, and Jacob Pentz had a single and two assists.  Colin Holmes and Tyler Baird added the other assists.  Wheadon was named game MVP.  On Friday evening after the opening ceremonies, NNEC hosted the Hants East Tigers and came away with a 3-0 victory.  Tyler Baird, Cody Haas and Criag Murray handled the scoring with assists to Wheadon and Pentz with two each.  Lukas MacDonald had the shut out and also earned game MVP honours.  On Saturday the Gryphons hosted NRHS.  There was no scoring in the first two periods and it took until the last 5 minutes of the third before Wheadon scored on an assist from Kale Mason.  Noah Chisholm of NRHS was awarded a penalty shot with less than two minutes remaining and made good on his attempt then  scored a powerplay goal with 34 seconds left to allow NRHS to take the game 2-1 and make it into the semi finals.  Chisholm was game MVP for NRHS while netminder Joel MacLean was MVP for North Nova.  NNEC made the semi finals and faced Dalbrae Academy Dragons on Saturday night.  Craig Murray scored at the end of the first period with assists from Ryan Chabassol and Jacob Pentz.  The Gryphons held onto the 1 goal lead through the second frame and Pentz opened the third with a quick goal on the power play assisted by Chris Brooker and Wheadon.  Kirklin Murray put the NNEC squad up by three on the same power play with helpers from Tyler Baid and Kale Mason.  Dalbrae scored a 5 on 3 goal but couldn't mount any offense and Darryl Wheadon scored the 4th goal of the night assisted by Pentz to take the 4-1 win.  MVP for the game was Pentz.  Antigonish defeated NRHS to advance to Sunday's finals against the Gryphons.  On Sunday, the Royals came out of the gate quickly scoring 30 seconds into the game.  Kirklin Murray responded on the power play only to have Antigonish go ahead again 20 seconds later.  Ethan Snell brought the Gryphons even to start the second frame but Antigonish closed the period with a power play goal.  THere was no scoring in the third even though the Gryphons had some chances after pulling the goalie with 90 seconds remaining.  Assists in the game went to Craig Murray, Jacob Pentz, Connor MacDougall, and Cody Haas.  MVP for the game was Craig Murray.  The Gryphons will host the Amherst Vikings on Friday December 6th at the Trenton Arena  before travelling to Cape Breton on Sunday afternoon to face off against the Dalbrae Dragons.  Friday night's game in Trenton is at 8:30 and admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. 

The Westville Miners bantam 'B' team played a pair of games Saturday and Sunday vs the Thourburn Goldenhawks. On Saturday in Westville the miners edged the Goldenhawks 2-1. Scoring singles for Westville was Kiegan Ryan and Ben Fourtune. Connor Macbeth played a strong game in nets for the miners. On Sunday in Thourburn the Goldenhawks downed the Miners 3-1 scoring the lone goal for Westville was Karlee Carson. Zachry Pittman played in nets. The Miners next action will be in Westville, Saturday December, 7th at 2:50

NNEC  JV Boys Basketball missed out on defending their home tourney by a mere three pointer.  NNEC hosted 5 teams this weekend at their annual invitational tournament.  In their first game they defeated Springhill 61-38, top scorers for NNEC were Cody Reddick with 17, Anfernee Miller with 16 and Jake MacKinnon with 11.  Their second game of the day they faced North Colchester and came out on top  69-61, top scorers were Anfernee Miller with 18 points, Taurean MacLean with 14 points and Wayne Desmond with  12.  These wins put NNEC in the Championship game against Guysborough, who also went undefeated in their division.  Guysborough ended up with the gold by a narrow 3 points, 59-56  top scorers for NNEC were Anfernee Miller with 16 and Dillon Keizer with 11. Total Points for NNEC this weekend include: Anfernee Miller  50 points,  Cody Reddick  32,  Wayne Desmond  23, Taurean MacLean 22,  Dillon Keizer  16,  Steve Conway  14,  Jake MacKinnon 11,  Neil Greene  10, Kaelan Schmidt 4, Dustin Lawrence  2,  Caleb Archibald 2 NNEC JV’s next game is this Thursday when they travel to South Colchester Academy for a 7:30 game.

Congratulations to the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Girls Basketball team... they won the Slammers Tournament in Saint John over the weekend, handing the Valley Axewomen their only defeat, 55-51 in the final.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - DECEMBER 1
Sunday 1st December 2013

The Weeks Jr A Crushers hit the road for a game Friday night in Woodstock, defeating the Slammers 7 to 4. Last night, the Pictou County team travelled to Amherst to take on the Ramblers, but were defeated by the hometeam 5-4. The Crushers next game is also against the Amherst Ramblers, set for this Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Puck drops at 7pm.

The North Nova Gryphons boys hockey team will be playing in the championship game of the 14th Annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament at noon today at the Trenton Arena. Their opponents will be the Antigonish Royals. Come out and cheer on your local team.

Thursday night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonad's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan.

Two game scores from Thursday night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are in Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

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BOOK SIGNING WITH LOCAL AUTHORS AT HIGHLAND SQUARE MALL TODAY
Saturday 30th November 2013

A great opportunity today to find a gift for any book-lovers on your list : the main corridor of the Highland Square Mall will be lined with authors for an event called Meet your Neighourhood Author taking place from 2-4 p.m. The multi-author signing was the idea of author Sarah Butland, who has three titles to her credit. Local authors joining Butland include this year’s Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Writer-in-Residence Sheree Fitch as well as Monica Graham, Jennifer Hatt, John Ashton, Susan Whistler and Gary Chisholm. Butland says “This is a great opportunity to meet the authors behind the books and to support local arts and business”. The event is hosted by Coles, who will offer books for sale by all authors involved and has arranged signing spaces for each author.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 29
Friday 29th November 2013


It was a game for the ages at the Wellness Center last night. The top two teams in the MHL put on a show for 65 minutes, and a shootout, but eventually it was the Dieppe Commandos coming away with the 4-3 win over the Weeks Jr A Crushers. Nick Parker scored twice for the Crushers, while new Crusher JP Harvey assisted on both goals that brought the Crushers back from deficits to tie the game 2-2, and again at 3-3. Matt Bernier and Matt Newcombe both had a goal and an assist for the Commandos. The Crushers now hit the road for games tonight in Woodstock and Saturday in Amherst. The game from the Jungle can be heard on East Coast FM Saturday night beginning with the pregame show Saturday night at 6:45pm.

Last night at the Westville Miners Sports Center, Melanie Hill's  hat-trick  and Jennifer MacDonald's single marker led the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Rangers were led by  Karen Campbell 's   two goals and a single tally by Juanita MacQuigan.

Two games last night in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League: in the first game, Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 12-6, then Thistle Bar trounced Pictou Landing Falcons 8-2.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians play the Bulldogs in Antigonish tonight at 7:30.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects are in league action tomorrow as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.

The Peewee A Subway Selects next game is Saturday at 11:00 am against the Glace Bay Miners at the Pictou County Wellness Center. 

The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play this weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey play in the North Nova Tournament this weekend. Their first two games are versus Dalbrae at Noon today and versus Amherst at 8 tonight. Saturday at Noon, they take on North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Pictou Co. Jr B Scotians and the Kin Clubs are hosting a Montreal vs. Toronto Pub Night Saturday at 8 p.m. upstairs at the Trenton Rink. Put on your jersey and get ready to cheer on your favourite team. Tickets for the Chase the Ace Jackpot will be sold from 8-10 and drawn at 10:30.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 26
Tuesday 26th November 2013


The new national rankings are out, and the Weeks Jr A Crushers have entered the top ten. After a week where the Crushers won the only game they played against a very tough Truro Bearcats squad, and saw their game with Summerside postponed due to the bridge closure, the Crushers moved up one spot to number 10. This week, the Crushers Thursday night home game is against the other MHL team in the Top 20 Nationally, the 18th ranked Dieppe Commandos. Game time at the Wellness Center Thursday night is 7pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team split two games over the weekend. On Friday night the Nighthawks faced the Nova Nova Gryphons in a back and forth battle with NRHS coming out on the losing end with a 4-3 loss. Scoring for NRHS were Jordan Wheeler with two and Jeff Skinner with a single. Assists going to Luke Macdonald, Keegan Currie and Dallas MacDonald. Brennan Snell played in nets. The Nighthawks took the win, 7-5 on home ice Saturday night against Sarec. Scoring for NRHS were Luke MacDonald with two, Josh Langille, Jethro Gunn, Evan Ferguson, Brandon Livingstone and Brandon Bell with singles. Assists, to Keegan Currie, Lance Emery, Jeff Skinner, Reed MacDonald, Luke MacDonald, Noah Chisholm, Dallas MacDonald and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next, the Nighthawks will be participating in The North Nova Tournament, November 29, 12 pm versus Dalbrae and 8 pm versus Amherst. Saturday, November 30th, 12pm versus North Nova. All games will be played at the Trenton Arena.

Pictou County Atom AA Subway Selects won gold at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Tournament on the weekend in PEI. The Selects went undefeated throughout the weekend going 5-0 and eventually defeating East Prince, PEI 4-1 in the finals with Jaylen Langille, Hayley Nichol, Alyssa Fitt and Keighan DeCoff scoring to lead the offense. Congratulations to the all girls from the coaches for a job well done.

The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team extended its winning streak this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated the Trenton Steelers 9-6 Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals while John Musick and Matthew Weatherbee netted singles. On Sunday, Pictou's Bantam C team defeated Westville by a score of 10-1.   Gillis had six goals while Musick and Dylan Rafuse each scored twice.

The Pictou County Subway Selects Bantam A team celebrated its first win of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Glace Bay Miners. Rhea Young and Hayley MacDougall had two goals each while Brianna Francis netted a single. The Bantam A Selects lost a game by 2-0 earlier in the day to the miners. The second goal against them was in an empty net.  The Bantam A Subway Selects are headed to Summerside, PEI this weekend for a tournament.

Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action Sunday at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6. Two games tonight: Can Connect plays Connors at the Stellarton Rink at 8, while at the Hector Arena, Nat Pro Gas faces off against Whiteys Vikings at 9.

Northumberland won the Junior High Girls Volleyball District Finals over the weekend, going 6-0 in the round robin, defeating Duncan MacMillan in the semi-finals, then beating New Glasgow Junior High in the finals. East Pictou won the bronze medal match against Duncan MacMillan. The girls will be off to regionals December 14th.

Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.

The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 25
Monday 25th November 2013


After a slow start for the Crushers, they got their 10th win in 12 games with a 5-4 victory over the Truro Bearcats Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) had a pair for the Crushers, while David Stephens, Nick Parker, and Evan Carmody also scored in the win. Carmody's goal was the game winner, and gave the Crushers the lead for the first time all night late in the third period. The Crushers return to the ice today, when they head to the Island to face the Summerside Western Capitals.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians lost a close-fought match 3-2 to Antigonish Sunday in Trenton. Scoring for the Scotians were Matthew Oldfield and Steven MacNeil. Ben Goss turned aside 50 shots to keep the team in it. The rematch with the Bulldogs will be in Antigonish Friday night at 7:30.

The Weeks Major Midgets picked up win number three in overtime, 5-4 over the Valley Wildcats. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats won 6-2.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects had an early exit from the Grant Thornton tourney in Charlottetown PEI this past weekend. The team had a record of one win and two losses that dashed their chances at a gold medal in the highly competitive tourney. On Friday afternoon the Selects took on their league rival TASA Ducks and lost by a score of 2-1, giving up a goal with just 22 seconds to play. Sophia Wornell scored the lone goal for Pictou. Friday night the Selects took on the top ranked team in the New Brunswick Bantam AAA league. The Subways had a convincing 3-1 victory, keeping their team alive for the time being. Patti-Anne Tracey had two goals while Caitlin Taylor added a single marker. A win or a tie on Saturday afternoon would see the Selects play Halifax in the crossover on Sunday morning. Pictou County took on the Western Phantoms, the number two team in the NB AAA league. The Selects got off to a flying start and dominated the Phantoms at both ends of the ice, scoring late in the first to take a 1-0 lead on a goal by Sarah MacNeil. The Phantoms tied the game early in the second to make it 1-1. The Selects hung on through the rest of the second and  third, looking solid to at least earn the tie. With 34 seconds left to play and the face off deep in the Subway's end, The Phantoms managed a point shot through traffic. The shot deflected off a leg and found it's way into the back of the net with just 19 seconds remaining. The heartbreaking loss sent the Selects home early despite a solid effort in all three round robin games. "The girls played really well this weekend and I was extremely proud of the way they handled themselves", said Coach Steve Halliday following the tourney. "This is a very classy group of young ladies with lots of talent. A bounce here or there and the outcomes would have been different. Every game at this level is close, always within a goal so there's very little margin for error. That's what makes this team and our league so great", he added. TASA Ducks went on to defeat Western phantoms by a score of 3-0 to win the championship. The Selects are back to league action this Saturday as they host the Cole Harbour Wings at the Hector Arena in Pictou. Game time is 1:00PM.

The Northern Subway Selects of the Female Midget AAA league are starting to round into form.  Last weekend the girls played two exhibition games vs. Acadia University.  Game 1 was a loss by a score of 1 to 0.  Game two ended in a tie 3 to 3. More recently, the Selects picked up 4pts in league play.  On Saturday, the girls defeated the McIntyre Chevy Panthers of Cape Breton by a score of 5-2.  Maddy Bourque let the way with a hat trick and single tallies to Katy Marcotte and Sienna Forence.  Kenzie Reid picked up three assists as well. On Sunday, the girls defeated the Panthers again by a score of 3-2.  Maddy Bourque again led the way with a pair of goals.  Kaila Reid scored the winner late in the second period.  Jordan Archibald got both wins in goal.

The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers competed in the Bobby Joe Ryan Memorial Tournament over the weekend and came home with a 2-2 record. Friday evening saw the county squad defeat the Glace Bay Miners 4-1. Scoring for Pictou County were Luke Young, Bailey Pye, Logan Decoste and Thomas Devine.  Assists were given to Ian MacDonald and Duncan Cameron.  Player of the game honours were given to Blake Fraser. Saturday morning the County crew faced the North Side Vikings and skated to a thrilling 4-3 victory that ensured themselves a spot in the Crossovers on Sunday.  Scoring for the locals were Devine, Pye, Ian MacDonald, and Munro MacKay. Getting assists were Luke Young with a pair, Duncan Cameron, Evan Shea,  Decoste,  and MacDonald.  Player of the game went to goaltender Wesley Kelly. Saturday evening saw the boys face the tough Cape Breton Islanders coming up on the short end of a 3-2 score.  Hitting the twine for the Crushers was hard charging defenseman Owen Baird from Pye and Evan Shea early in the 2nd and Ian MacDonald from Cameron in the third. Player of the game went to Luke Young. The Sunday morning game saw a re-match with the Northside Vikings and the Crushers fell 4-2.  Providing the scoring for the Crushers were Ian MacDonald and Munro MacKay while the player of the game was Goaltender Aidan Robinson. Next up for the Pee Wee “A” team is a return to league play against the Brookfield Elks at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov 30th at the Wellness Centre where admission is free.

The Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs had three close games at the Grant Thornton Early Bird Invitational Tournament this weekend in PEI. The Bulldogs’ tournament opener was a hard-fought game against Avery’s Valley Wild, the top team in the Nova Scotia Midget AA league. Shauna Campbell scored the lone goal for the squad in the 2-1 game, assisted by Cynthia MacDonald and Kara Chisholm. The Bulldogs were successful in killing a 5 on 3 penalty at the end of the first period. Goaltender Nicole Grace received player of the game honours for her outstanding play, while Kerrilyn Kennedy was named most sportsmanlike player. The second game for the local girls on Friday was against league rivals the Halifax Hawks. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow tied the score at 1 in the first period with a one-on-one chance, assisted by Emma Boudreau, who then got the go-ahead goal in the second period, unassisted. Halifax tied it up in the second period, with the game ending in a 2-all draw. Breanna MacDonald was strong in nets. Player of the game was Dunn, with Boudreau receiving most sportsmanlike player. The Bulldogs faced the Fundy Nationals on Saturday evening, coming from behind to score two in the second period to tie up the game. Shauna Campbell scored both goals, with assists going to Cynthia MacDonald with two, and singles from Jodie MacDougall and Brigid O’Connor. Fundy scored in the third, resulting in a 3-2 loss for Antigonish. The game featured a number of penalties for both teams, with the first goals by each team scored on power plays. Nicole Grace was stellar in goal. Campbell was named player of the game, while Caralena Tracey was most sportsmanlike player. Their record of two losses and a tie wasn’t enough to make it to the cross-overs in the eight-team division, which was won by the O’Leary Western Wind of PEI. The 36th annual Early Bird Invitational Tournament, hosted by the Sherwood-Parkdale Rural Minor Hockey Association, featured 106 AA and AAA teams from Novice to Midget in both girls and boys divisions.

The Subway Selects Midget team participated in the Source for Sports tournament this weekend in Summerside PEI and came away with the gold.  The Selects goalies, Kara Mason and Brittany Duff both had a perfect weekend with zero goals scored against them. The first game saw the Selects against the host team Summerside Capitals sweeping to  a 4-0 victory.  Scoring for the Selects were Jessie McIntyre with 2, Brae Henderson and Kayla Simpson had a goal each.  Assists went to MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann, Chayla Heath, Brae Henderson and Lindsay Feit. The second game of the tournament,  played  Saturday morning was once again a clean sweep over the Alberton Regals 3-0.  Scorers for the Selects were Lindsay Cheek with a pair and Lindsay Feit.  Assists went to Maria MacIvor, Kayla Simpson, Brittany Chisholm and Brae Henderson. The Selects moved on to their 2nd game Saturday with a win over the Northumberland Bruins and led the way to a 3-0 victory.  Scoring were MacKenzie Bell, Lindsay Feit and Jessie McIntyre.  Assists went to Brae Henderson, Jessie McIntyre and Chayla Heath. In the crossover game Sunday morning, Lauren Quann led the Selects with a hat trick to secure a convincing 7-0 win over the host team Summerside Capitals.  Other goals were scored by Lindsay Cheek with 2, Brittany Chisholm and MacKenzie Bell.  In the championship game with Selects came away with a 4-0 win over the Northumberland Bruins.  Brittany Chisholm scored a hat trick for the Selects while Lindsay Feit got the other tally. Players of the game for the Selects were: Brittany Chisholm, MacKenzie Bell, Lauren Quann and Kara Mason. Tournament all stars were Lindsay Cheek and Jessie McIntyre.  Most valuable player of the tournament went to Lindsay Feit.

The Trenton Steelers Bantam Rec team came up big this past weekend with 3 wins.  The first game had the Trenton Steelers heading to Thorburn to play the Golden Hawks, with the Steelers squeaking out a 5-4 victory.  Scoring for Trenton was Chandler Fraser with a pair, Tristan Watters with a  pair, and Carter Hatfield with a blast from the point, scoring in the last 2 minutes of the game to break the tie to secure the win.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 3, and singles to Tristan Watters, Lucas Morton, Muin Herney, Ethan MacIvor and Alex Moore. The second game had the Pictou Maripacs in town, with the Steelers coming out on top with a 9-6 win.  Scoring for Trenton were Tristan Watters with a hat trick, Ethan MacIvor with a pair, and singles going to Nicholas Laffin, Aaron MacDonald, Lucas Morton and Carter Hatfield.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin with 5, Ethan MacIvor with 3, Carter Hatfield with 2 and singles to Muin Herney, Jacob Billington, Lucas Morton, Dawson Fraser, Aaron MacDonald and Spencer MacDonald. The third game had the Trenton Steelers going to Westville for a tilt with the Westville Miners.  The Steelers won that game 6-3.  Scoring for Trenton were Carter Hatfield, Bailey Stacey, Lucas Morton, Jacob Billington, Nicholas Laffin and Chandler Fraser.  Assists going to Nicholas Laffin, Chandler Fraser and Ethan MacIvor with a pair each, singles to Jonathan Spears, Bailey Stacey and Aaron MacDonald.  James MacLane was stellar in the net for all 3 games making some spectacular saves. The Bantam Rec Trenton Steelers play next this coming weekend against the Thorburn Golden Hawks and the Westville Miners. 

Three games in Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League action at the Stellarton Rink: in the first match, Thistle Bar won in a shootout 5-4 over Dewtie's Excavation. Game two saw Nat Pro Gas dominate Can Connect 10-2, and in game three, Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Connors 8-6.

Saturday night North Nova defeated Antigonish Royals 60-59 in girls high school varsity basketball. Top scorer for North Nova was Kendra MacKinnon with 17 points. The Gryphons defence held Antigonish scoreless in the last minute to seal the win.

The Anse MacDonald invitational basketball tournament was held over the weekend, with Park View Panthers upsetting Tantramar 82-56. North Nova finished in fourth place, falling to JL Ilsley 69-65 in the third place game.

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NOV 24 - ECFM LOCAL SPORTS AFTERNOON
Sunday 24th November 2013


After a slow start for the Crushers, they got their 10th win in 12 games with a 5-4 victory over the Truro Bearcats Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) had a pair for the Crushers, while David Stephens, Nick Parker, and Evan Carmody also scored in the win. Carmody's goal was the game winner, and gave the Crushers the lead for the first time all night late in the third period. The Crushers return to the ice today, when they head to the Island to face the Summerside Western Capitals.

There are games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League today at the Stellarton Rink. Game one at 5:20 has Dewtie's Excavating up against the Thistle Bar, then Nat Pro Gas vs Can Connect at 6:50 and the Pictou Landing Falcons take on Connors at 8:20.

North Nova Education Centre saw lots of boys varsity basketball this weekend as the Gryphons host the Anse MacDonald Invitational tournament. The home team defeated Glace Bay in the opening game Friday afternoon by a score of 59-56 in front of a packed house. Daniel Johnson was the top scorer of the game, racking up 18 points. Forward Liam Spears and Guard Campbell DeMont chipped in with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Yesterdays play-off matches took place at 1 and 3 and 5pm at North Nova and we are waiting to hear those outcomes.

In women's university hockey action the Mt. Allison Mounties travelled to Antigonish to play at the Keating centre Friday, where they were defeated 5-2 by the St. FX X-Women.

The Pictou County Junior High Girls Volleyball Championships were at Northumberland Regional High this weekend... 7 teams from around the county are competing, plus a team from Sheet Harbour. The top 2 teams will be advancing to the regionals in Pictou.

In Judo news: Athletes from across the Atlantic Provinces travelled to Fredericton, NB last weekend for the Fall Classic at the University of New Brunswick.  The Kanokai Judo Club based in downtown New Glasgow, had three members return with hardware. Cody Angevine won gold, Marshall Fitt won two gold, and Megan Constable came home with silver from their respective categories. Congratulations going out to them from everyone at Kanokai!

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 21
Thursday 21st November 2013


The North Nova JV Gryphons Boys Basketball team won their season opener Wednesday night 74-64 over South Colchester Academy. Scoring for North Nova were Anfernee Miller with 26, Wayne Desmond with 13, Torian MacLean with 12, and Steve Courtney with 9.

There were two games played in the Elemetary Boys Basketball League last night in Trenton. In the first game Redcliff from Truro defeated West Pictou by a score of 46-22. Xander Rorison with 10 and Cohen Ross with 7 led West Pictou in scoring. In the second game Trenton beat A.G. Baillie 35-29. Brady Campbell with 8 points led Trenton in scoring, with Brandon Campbell and Ben Turnbull adding 6 , while Jared Fraser and Nick MacInnis had 4 and 3 points respectively.   Ryan Alexander and Nolan Manning had 4 each for A. G. Baillie.    Trenton remains undefeated with earlier wins over Antigonish by a score of 34-17 and over Frank H. 38-18.   In the first game Nick MacInnis led the Trojans with 11, while Ben Turnbull and Brandon Campbell had 8 each.   In game two Turnbull had 10 points and MacInnis added 8. The Campbell twins Brady and Brandon chipped in with 6 points each. George Mills with 10 and Logan Kirwan with 7 led the offence for Frank H.

The league-leading Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers are hosting their archrivals the Truro Bearcats tonight at the Wellness Centre. Both sides are hoping cooler heads will prevail: a pre-season tilt between the teams ended with a series of fights. Game time is 7 tonight. Michael Petter will have more on the Crushers games and other league news with Slapshot tonight at 6 here on East Coast FM.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Thursday & Friday night from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different age groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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*UPDATED* LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 20
Wednesday 20th November 2013


The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects played games on Sunday and Monday, resulting in a win and a loss. The Selects faced off against the Cape Breton Pee Wee AA Vikings on Sunday at the Hector Arena. The Vikings opened up the scoring 18 seconds into the game, with the local girls responding 15 seconds later with an unassisted goal by Lindsey MacDonald. Pictou County added another unassisted goal, this time by Jenna Reid, before the first period ended. In the second period, MacDonald scored again for the Selects, assisted by Ella Webber, but Cape Breton answered with one of their own to make the score 3-2 after two periods. The rest of the game went back and forth as Cape Breton scored first in the third period to tie it up, and then Shalyn Bona found the back of the net for the local squad, assisted by Madison Robertson. The Vikings again evened the score at 4 all. With one minute left in the game Bona scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Eva Wornell, to make the final score 5-4 for the Selects. On Monday night at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, the girls were defeated 2-0 by the Dartmouth Whalers.

The Subway Midget Selects had a successful weekend playing the Colchester Cyclones in a home and home series.  On Saturday the Selects visited Truro and came away with a 4-1 victory.  Scoring for the Selects were Brittany Chisholm, Keeley McCuish,Lindsay Feit and MacKenzie Bell.  Assists went to Tori Mac Cuish, Kourtney Barker and Lindsay Feit.  Brittany Duff had a strong game in nets for the Selects. On Sunday the Selects hosted Colchester and were once again victorious with a 5-0 win.  Scoring on Sunday were Tori McCuish, Kourtney Barker, Brae Henderson,Lindsay Cheek and Lindsay Feit.  Assists went to Lauren Quann, Tracey Denny and Lindsay Feit.  Kara Mason earned the shutout in nets for the home game. The Selects travel to Summerside this weekend for the Source for Sports Midget tournament.

On weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers hosted the Yarmouth Mariners.  On Saturday evening the Mariners took the win and the Crushers were held scoreless. On Sunday, the Crushers played with more   determination but fell short and lost 3-1. Scoring the lone goal for the locals was Christian MacLeod with Austin Mason picking up the assist. Brennan McGuire was in goal for both matches. Next weekend the Crushers will have a home at home series against the Acadia Axemen in Kentville.  The Crushers will play Saturday at 2:15 at the Wellness Centre.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers met Acadia for two home games this past Sunday. The Crushers opened the scoring in the first game with an unassisted goal by Dawson MacDonald. The second period was scoreless for both sides, but late in the game Myles Farnsworth netted another unassisted goal for the Crushers. Acadia managed to put one in the net with just over a minute left in the game, but the home team came out on top with a final score of 2-1. In the second game, the Crushers once again opened the scoring in the first period with a goal from Myles Farnsworth, assisted by Cameron MacKinnon and Gabe Paquet. Acadia responded in the second period, but Joseph Mason’s short-handed goal put the Crushers ahead by one. Before ending the second period, Ian Reynolds scored with a feed from Tanner Steele and Brent Chapman to make the score 3-1 for the Pictou County squad. However, Acadia came out strong in the third period, after the break to clean the ice, netting two more for the visiting team to tie the game. Covey Cameron responded with a goal for the Crushers with an assist from Dawson MacDonald to put the Crushers ahead 4-3. But Acadia was determined, and they scored the tying goal with under three minutes remaining and then the game winner with less than 40 seconds on the clock. Acadia took the second game with a 5-4 win. Goaltenders, Michael Law and Jacob Fraser, both played strong between the pipes for the Crushers, splitting both games. The Atom AA Crushers travel to Yarmouth this week-end to play two games against the Mariners.

The NNEC Gryphons boys hockey team posted a come from behind victory on Friday night at the Trenton Arena in their only game of the weekend.  The Gryphons were playing with four injured players in the stands including 3 defensemen.  The Dr. JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish opened the scoring early in the first period and put up a two goal lead early in the second before Jacob Pentz got the Gryphons on the board in the dying minutes of the second frame.  Darrly Wheadon assisted on Pentz's powerplay goal.  Brandyn Benjamin, assisted by Ethan Snell and Chris Brooker,  tied the game midway through the third and Chris Brooker, unassisted,  put the Gryphons in front only to have Antigonish tie the game with a minute remaining.  A three on three sudden death over time was quickly solved as Jacob Pentz, on a pass from netminder Joel MacLean, scored a minute into the OT period to secure the 4-3 win.  THe Gryphons travel to Truro Thursday, Nov 21 to meet the CEC COugars and host Northumberland Regional High School at home at  the Trenton Arena on Friday, Nov 22 at 8:30pm.  Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors.

The North Nova JV Gryphons Boys Basketball team won their season opener last night 74-64 over South Colchester Academy. Scoring for North Nova were Anfernee Miller with 26, Wayne Desmond with 13, Torian MacLean with 12, and Steve Courtney with 9.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different age groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 19
Tuesday 19th November 2013


The Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team played one game over the weekend against East Hants. NRHS was tied 2-2 going into the third period but the last five minutes of the game saw East Hants score three quick goals to take the win, 5-3. Scoring for the Nighthawks was Kyle Sutherland with 2, assisted by Jeff Skinner, Evan Ferguson and Keegan Currie. Kyle MacKenzie played in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks is a game Friday night in Trenton vs. North Nova, game time is 8:30 and a home game, Saturday, November 23 at the Westville Arena, game time 6 pm. vs. Sarec. Admission $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Three games on Sunday at the Stellarton Rink in the Chediac Furniture Stellar-Nova Hockey League. In game 1, Can-connect edged Connors 5-4. In the second match, Nat Pro Gas defeated Dewtie's Excavating 7-4. And in the final contest, Thistle Bar got past the Pictou Landing Falcons 9-5. Tonight in Stellarton, Can Connect plays Whitey's Vikings at 8:00, followed by Nat Pro Gas vs Connors.

Peewee A Subway Selects split home and home with Antigonish over the weekend. The first game saw the Selects defeat the Bulldogs 5-3. Madison Sample and Emma Martin each scored a pair. Carly Smith added a single. The Selects travelled to Antigonish on Sunday, where they fell short with a score of 6-2. Scoring for the Selects was Ellen Coffin and Abbey Munroe. 

Two games were played yesterday in the Walter Duggan  World Indoor Soccer League . Game 1 England 4 vs Canada 4 England-- Nick Horne 2, Brayden LeBlanc 2 Canada-- Jared Snell 2, Blake Kontuk 1, Taylor Ebbett 1, Russia 5 vs USA 5 Russia-- Jayden Hatchard 2, Sophie Gerrior 1, josh Walsh 1, Sam Hickey 1 USA--  Jordan Tran 2, Mitchell Jardine 1, Kaleb Spaulding 1, Connor MacLeod 1

The Northern Rebels Peewee B team split a home and home series recently with the Westville Miners. In game 1, the Rebels shut out the Miners 3-0, while in game 2, the Miners triumphed 5-3.

Best of luck to three local boxers who are traveling with their coaches to a national championship. Brady MacDonald, Keeghan Hughes and Shania MacPhee of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club are going to Quebec City to compete at the Canadian Amateur Boxing Championship.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 18
Monday 18th November 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers got back into the win column Saturday night in Kentville. After a pair of shootout losses Thursday and Friday, the Crushers rode a 38 save performance by Devon Tremblay to a 4-1 win over the Valley Wildcats. Nick Parker scored twice, his tenth and eleventh goals of the season, while Garrett Lambke (LAM-key) had his fourth and Jordan MacInnis got his eighth into an empty net. The Crushers got four of a possible six points over the three games, and are now off until Thursday, when they will host their closest rivals, the Truro Bearcats.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have moved into eight place in the league after defeating the Harbour Storm 4-2 yesterday. Scoring for the Crushers were Grant Fraser with a pair, and singles from Nolan Emery and Kevin Mason. On Saturday, the Crushers lost to the Nova Jr. X-Men 6-4. Next weekend the Crushers travel to Halifax for a tournament.

The Weeks Major Midgets went 2 and 1 at the Monctonian Challenge. The Major Midgets began with a loss 5-2 to the Kensington Wild, both bounced back with wins against the Central Icepak and the Ottawa 67's. The team missed the quarterfinals on goals. The squad is back in league play this coming weekend for a doubleheader with the Valley Wildcats.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects earned another three points this weekend in Provincial Bantam AA League play. The Selects tied Valley Wild 2-2 on Saturday and defeated the Colchester Cyclones by a score of 4-1 on Sunday. The Subways fell behind early in Saturday's game at home in Pictou against the Valley Wild. Camryn Halliday tied things up a couple of minutes later. After a tight checking, scoreless second period, Halliday gave the Selects the lead just under a minute into the third with her second of the game. Two minutes later, Valley capitalized on the power play and evened things up at two. despite several good chances by both teams, the game would end in a 2-2 draw. Jenna Landry was in goal for Pictou County. It was a different story on Sunday when the Selects stormed into Colchester County and scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 3-0 lead into the third period. Patti-Anne Tracey had a pair to go along with an assist while Sarah MacNeil had a single and added an assist. The Cyclones struck on the power play late in the third but Halliday scored a shorthanded marker with under a minute to play to seal the victory. Landry had the win in goal. The Selects have a busy week travelling to TASA on Tuesday, then over to PEI where they are participating in the Sherwood/Parkdale Early Bird Tourney. The Selects resume league play next weekend.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects had their first tie game of the season. The Selects tied Port Hood 1-1 with Katrina Bagnell scoring the lone goal for Pictou County. Both Ireland Miller and Leigha MacDonald were solid in nets for the Selects. The Bantam A Selects head to Glacé Bay this coming Subday for two back to back games.

The Junior B Scotians fell to the Bay Ducks 4-2 yesterday at the Trenton Minor Community Sports Centre. Brandon Verge scored both the Scotians' goals. On Friday, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury to face the Strait Pirates, then return home next Sunday night to host the Antigonish Bulldogs.

The Pictou Maripacs Bantam C team celebrated two wins this past weekend. The Maripacs defeated Westville 6-5 on Saturday with Justin Gillis scoring four goals and singles by Evan MacCarthy and Dylan Rafuse. On Sunday,  the Maripacs defeated Thorburn 4-0 and Gillis had a hat trick in this game while Rafuse netted one.  

The Trenton Midget C Steelers won both their games on the weekend. Friday night at home, Trenton defeated Thorburn 5-3, and on Saturday they shut out Pictou 6-0.

Under less than ideal conditions, the Pictou County Pee Wee “A” Crushers and Cumberland County Ramblers managed to survive the Oxford Arena Saturday afternoon with no less than 42 penalties between them. The end result was a 5-0 win for the Crushers and a lot of head shaking on both sides. The cold confines of the Arena caused even the time clock to malfunction thus causing delays with the play and confusion at times for referees and bench staff on both sides. Leading a balanced attack for the Crushers was Luke Young with a pair and singles going to Evan Reynolds, Ben MacGillvary, and Logan Decoste. Assisting on the goals with two apiece were Brody Bowering and Blake Fraser, chipping in with one each were Munro Mackay and Duncan Cameron. Player of the game honors were given to goaltender Wesley Kelly for the well earned shutout.   Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Centre in the return engagement, the visitors took advantage of sloppy play and skated to a 4-2 victory. Scoring for the Ramblers were Evan McMillin, Kyle Allen, Zack Gould and Riley MacKenzie.  Replying for the Crushers were Duncan Cameron assisted by Ian MacDonald and an unassisted marker by Munro Mackay. Evan Shea’s steady play earned him player of the game for the local squad.

Another Curling Club is starting their season... the Stellar Curling Club's Open House is Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings this week from 6 to 9pm. Last year's membership was almost double the year before, and the club is hoping for more. For more info, email stellarcurlingclub@hotmail.com.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 17
Sunday 17th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers played the Valley Wildcats last night at the Kentville Centenniel Arena coming away with a 4-1 victory. The Crushers host their next game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre this Thursday against the Truro Bearcats. Puck drop is 7pm.

Later today in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: 5:20 pm game sees Connors take on Can Connect, 6:50 is Nat Pro Gas vs Dewties's Excavating, and finallyy the Pictou Landing Falcons are up against the Thistle Bar at 8:25. All games at the Stellarton Rink.

In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre Friday evening. ST FX edged St. Thomas 6 to 5. And last night the X-men defeated the UPEI Panthers 4-1, also at the Keating Centre.

Last Thursday at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP - NOVEMBER 16
Saturday 16th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers have lost their second in a row after ending an 8 game winning streak Thursday night at the Wellness Center when they were edged in a shootout by the Miramichi Timberwolves: 2-1 was the final score. And the Crushers lost another close one to the hometeam in Bridgewater last night when the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks came up with 3 goals to the Crushers two. The Crushers play the Valley Wildcats tonight at the Kentville Centenniel Arena at 7:30pm.

Thursday night -at the Westville Miners Sports Center, the Canadians edged the Rangers 7-6 in Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Hockey League action. The Canadians were led by Kelly Marshal's four goals, Amy Cameron with two tallies, and a single marker off the stick of Sherri Palmer. Debbie Maclean and Christa Webber led the Rangers with two goals apiece  followed by single tallies by Juanita MacKeigan and Karen Campbell.

Also on Thursday at the Thornburn rink, in the Chediac Stellar-Nova Hockey league: Whitey's Vikings defeated the Pictou Landing Falcons 12-8 and Connors overcame Dewties's Excavating 10 to 7.

In University men's hockey action – the St Thomas Tommies travelled to Antigonish to take on The St FXU X-Men at the Keating Centre. ST FX edged the visiting team 6 to 5.

The Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club today.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different agegroups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 14
Thursday 14th November 2013

Tonight the Weeks Jr A Crushers take an eight game winning streak into action against the Miramichi Timberwolves. That game goes tonight at the Pictou County Wellness Center, beginning at 7:00. It's the first of three games in three nights for the Crushers, who will take on the Lumberjacks at the recently opened Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center tomorrow night. The game from Bridgewater can be seen on Fast Hockey with Nick Yorston and Eric Whynott bringing the call, but will not be available on East Coast FM. Then on Saturday the Crushers will travel to Kentville for their first ever match-up with the newly formed Jr A Valley Wildcats. Michael Petter will be in Kentville for that game Saturday night, with the pregame show beginning at 7:15, puck drop at 7:30, live on East Coast FM. And joining Mike during the intermissions, former Crushers play-by-play man Matt Little.

Pictou County Athletics is offering a “Speed Camp” over three days during Christmas Break. Space is limited, but there are still a few spots available for registration. The camp will take place January 2, 3, and 4 at North Nova Education Center, and will be working with three different groups. Sessions on sprinting, jumping events, and middle distance running will take place over each of the three days. For more information, please contact Pat Carty at cartyab@hotmail.com 

The North Nova Boys Hockey team played two games this past weekend and although they played two great games, they came away with no points.  On Friday night in Trenton, the Gryphons hosted the Dalbrae Dragons.  The Gryphons took a two goal lead out of the first period goals by Tyler Baird and Craig Murray.  Dalbrae tied it up early in the second but a Jacob Pentz goal tied it shortly after.  Dalbrae scored two quick goals to take the lead before Pentz scored a 5 on 3 goal to end the second frame.  Dalbrae scored a powerplay goal to open the third but the Gryphons tied it agin on their own powerplay when Darryl Wheadon found the back of the net.  THe game looked to be heading to overtime before Dalbrae scored in the final minute to secure the 6-5 win over NNEC.  Assists in the game went to Kale Mason, Ethan Snell, Wheadon, Colin Holmes, Murray (2), Pentz and Carson Dunbar.  On Monday, the Gryphons travelled to Truro to face the CEC Cougars at the Colchester Legion Stadium.  Truro opened the scoring with 3 straight goals before Ryan Chabassol scored an unassisted goal to put NNEC on the board.  CEC opened the third with a quick power play goal giving them a 4-1 lead but the Gryphons did not give up.  Jacob Pentz from Carson Dunbar and Tyler Baird from Pentz and Wheadon scored a minute apart on a 5 on 3 powerplay to narrow the lead to 1 goal.  The Gryphons pulled netminer Joel MacLean with less than a minute left and put the puck in the net with 5 seconds remaining only to have to goal disallowed.  The Cougars were able to hang on for the 4-3 win.  THe Gryphons play their only game of the weekend on Friday night at the Trenton Arena at 8:30 against Dr. JH Gillis of Antigonish.  Admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for students and seniors. 

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday,
Ireland 4 vs Portugal 4
Ireland-- Ryan Meikle 1, Noah Spaulding 1, Laurel MacIntosh 1, Gavin Botrque1
Portugal-- Raine - Decoste Bourque 2, Natalya Allen 1, Ashton Davidson 1
Mexico 6 vs Italy 3
Mexico-- Brandon Cameron 2, Victoria Robertson 1, Celine Tran 1, Dylan MacIntosh 1, Keegan Murray 1
Italy 3-Raymond Chisholm 2, Matthew Carson  1


On Saturday November 16 the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 13 ***UPDATED***
Wednesday 13th November 2013

The Crushers and Mariners have flipped spots in the National rankings released today. The Crushers entered the top 20 for the first time this season last week in 19th spot, and this week moved up 8 spots to take over 11th. Conversely the Mariners have been in the top 20 Jr A teams in the country for several weeks now, and this week dropped from number 11 to 19. the Truro Bearcats have also re-entered the picture, getting onto the list as an honorable mention.

Congratulations to the NRHS Subway athletes of the month for October.
Female – Lauren Hale, Lauren was a significant leader on the Varsity Girls Soccer team, as team captin. Lauren was a consistent performer at the defensive end this soccer season.
Male – Matt Guthro was also a leader of the Boys Varsity Soccer Team, he was a strong presence in the net for the nighthawks this season.

The NRHS Athletic Department is hosting a give back to your community fundraiser in conjunction with the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program, “In the Bag”. Fundraising items for “In the Bag” are clothing, shoes and linens. It is simple, for each full garbage bag(67L) of clothing the athletic department will receive payment. For NRHS to receive funding there must be a minimum of 50 bags collected. We are asking the community to help out the school by donating a bag of clothes for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Win- win situation for all involved. There will be pick up date at NRHS, 104 Alma Rd on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 am. Bags can be dropped off at NRHS starting on Monday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 20. For more information you can contact Ruth Ann Murray, NRHS Athletic Director at 396-2750, ext 6249 or murrayr@ccrsb.ca.

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers had a home at home series against   the Antigonish Bulldogs.  On Saturday the Crushers hosted the Bulldogs   and lost 5-2.  Scoring both goals for the local squad was Luke Pelton   with Parker Stewart and Cameron MacCullum picking up assists. Brennan   McGuire was in goal. On Sunday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish   and lost 6-4. Austin Mason, Pelton, Connor Lochead and Christian   MacLeod scored for the Crushers with Mason(3), MacLeod(2), Michael   MacGillivray, Stewart, and Lochead earning assists.  Thomas Baudoux   was between the pipes. The Crushers will see action this weekend when   they host the Yarmouth Mariners.  Saturday?s game is at 6:15pm and   Sunday?s game is at 9:15am at the Wellness Centre Rink B.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers hosted the   South Shore Sharks and split the weekend. Saturday afternoon the   Sharks came out with a 5-1 victory. Scoring his first goal of the   season was Ryan Alexander assisted by Kade Mason and Ben Callaghan.   Brayden Leblanc was in goal. On Sunday, Crushers? Callaghan opened the   scoring with a feed from Blake Kontuk early in the first period.  The   Sharks tied the game late in the first period on the power play. The   second period was scoreless. 32 seconds into the third period Connor   MacLeod scored with Wayne Denny and Alexander picking up assists to   take a 2-1 lead.  The Sharks pulled their goalie to have the extra   attacker, but the Crushers would not be denied and earned their first   victory at home. Keigan Walker was rock solid between the pipes.  Next   action for the squad is this weekend when they participate in the   Bluewave Tournament in Dartmouth.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers had a busy week-end on the road with three games in the Valley.   The first game on Saturday morning against Acadia Axeman finished 5-4 in Acadia’s favor.  Scoring for the Crushers was Dawson MacDonald with two goals, Cameron MacKinnon and Tanner Steele with singles. Assists went to Ian Reynolds, Cameron Young, and Brent Chapman.  The second game that afternoon was a one-sided affair when the Crushers travelled further into the Valley to face the Western Valley Spartans.  The Spartans skated away with a win.  However, on Sunday, the Crushers came together and challenged the Spartans in a more evenly matched game.  It wasn’t enough however, and the Spartans got the second win with a score of 2-1.  Tanner Steele scored the lone goal for the Crushers.   Jacob Fraser and Michael Law split the games between the pipes.   This week-end the Crushers face Acadia for two games at home on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Center

The Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation’s (CMRC’s) 2013 Atlantic Motocross Awards Banquet was held Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton, NB.  Brent Chapman from Broadway, Pictou County, Nova Scotia received a trophy for achieving third place in the Atlantic Fall Series Championship for the 50cc 7-8 year old class.  Brent raced the full fall series at motocross tracks across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and faced tough competition with only two points separating him from the second place finisher in the fall series championship.  Brent did not finish below third place for all his races, but the highlight of the series for Brent was his first overall finish at the final race at Riverglade MX, in Salisbury, NB.  Brent moves up to the 65cc class next season to race with his brother, Nole.  Nole also had a good season, finishing in the top five for the 85cc class Falls Series while riding a 65cc bike, and sixth overall in the 65cc class. Brent and Nole would like to thank all those who helped them this season, including their family, friends, Birch Hill MX (Scotsburn, NS) and Century Saw and Marine Ltd.

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects fell 6-2  to the Dartmouth Whalers Sunday at the Gray Arena.  The game was close on the score board for most of the game, but the Whalers pulled ahead in the third period.  Thea Waller and Rhea Young scored for the Subway Selects.  

The Pictou County Female Atom Selects remain undefeated on the season defeating the Tatamagouche Atom B Titans at the Wellness Centre on Friday then earning a 7-0 win over the Antigonish Atom Bulldogs on Sunday at the Antigonish Arena. The Selects were lead by Jaylen Langille with a hatrick, with Alyssa Fitt, Keighan DeCoff, Hayley Nichol, and Taylor Long getting singles.

Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League
Nat Pro Gas 13 Pictou Landing Falcons 6
Thistle Bar 8 Can-Connect 3

NSJHL
East Hants Penguins 3 Brookfield Elks 2



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 12
Tuesday 12th November 2013

The Peewee A Subway Selects dominated over the Colchester Cyclones in their home and home series. On Saturday at the Pictou County  Wellness Center, the Selects won 10-1. Scoring for the Selects was Madison Sample with a hat trick. A pair to Emma Martin and Megan MacCarthy. Singles to Ellen Coffin, Megan Petipas, and Taya MacLean. In the second game, in Debert, on Sunday the Selects kept the strong play with another convincing win. Madison Sample opened the scoring for the Selects with a short handed goal and added another three. Megan MacCarthy had a hat trick. Briar Miller scored with a hard shot from the blue line. Megan Petipas and Ellen Coffin each added singles. Ashley Niven had a strong weekend in goal, picking up two wins.

The newly formed Northern Rebels Peewee “B” team  got their first win of the season this past weekend. The combined Trenton and New Glasgow squad skated to a 4-1 win over the West Colchester Cobras on Saturday in Debert. Scoring for the Rebels were Clark Robertson, Nick MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Cody LeBlanc. Assists went to LeBlanc, Madison Bond, Sam DeCoff, Broden DeCoff and Nicholas MacDonald. Jack Finley got the win in goal. On Sunday , the Rebels tied the Thorburn Golden Hawks at home in Trenton by a score of 3-3. Goals went to Ben Turnbull, Braydon Killen and Nick MacInnis. Assists went to MacInnis, Thomas Lennon and Madison Bond.  Ryan Royals was solid in nets for the Rebels.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects had a difficult weekend, with two losses – one at home and one on the road. On Saturday at the Hector Arena, the Selects played hard against the TASA/Chebucto Ducks, but lost 4-2. While the local girls held the balance of play for two periods, with the score even at 2 at the end of the second period, they gave up two third-period goals. Scoring for Pictou County were MacKenzie Ells and Garyn Purvis. Assists were marked by Lindsey MacDonald, Jenna Reid and Emily Hayes. Goaltender Victoria Dunn stopped a penalty shot in the first period. Sunday’s game was penalty-filled as the Selects faced off against the Halifax Hawks at the Halifax Forum. Jenna Reid found the back of the net late in the game, assisted by MacKenzie Ells, to put the Selects on the board, but it wasn’t enough, as the Hawks won 2-1.

On Saturday, the Antigonish Female Midget AA Bulldogs faced off against the Halifax Hawks on the Millennium Centre auxiliary ice surface. The game was back and forth for the first two periods, as the game was tied 2-2 going into the third, but the Hawks scored three times in the third period to end the game with a 5-2 score. The Hawks scored first, with Emma Boudreau of the Bulldogs answering back, unassisted, near the end of the first period. The second period once again saw Halifax scoring first, and Antigonish getting a goal later in the period. Katelyn Dunn of New Glasgow scored, assisted by Caralena Tracey and Cynthia MacDonald.

Last week the Northumberland Regional High School Boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games. Game one, the Nighthawks travelled to Port Hawksberry to take on Saerc with Saerc wining 4-0. Kyle Mackenzie was in nets. Game two at the Westville arena, the Nighhawks battled against Dalbrae but fell short by one goal. Dalbrae took the game 5-4. Scoring for NRHS, Jordan wheeler with two, singles to Jeff Skinner and Kyle Sutherland. Assists credited to, Dallas MacDonald, Brandon Bell, Luke MacDonald and Brandon Livingstone. Next up for the Nighthawks is a home game against East Hants, Saturday, November 16, 6pm,  at the Westville Arena. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

On Saturday November 16 the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female hockey team will be playing two exhibition games vs. Acadia University Women's Hockey Club.  Game one will be played @ the Hector Arena in Pictou.  Puck drop is at 11:00am.  Game two is set for 3:30pm in New Glasgow at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Two games tonight in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League:
8pm at Stellarton Rink – Thistle Bar vs Can-Connect
9pm at Hector Arena, Pictou – Nat Pro Gas vs Pictou Landing Falcons



ANTIGONISH MAN ACCUSED IN SEXUAL INTERFERENCE CHARGE FACING MINIMUM ONE YEAR IN JAIL
Friday 8th November 2013

An Antigonish man attempting to argue that the Crown's election of how to proceed with sex related charges against him was unreasonable did not win his argument today in Pictou Provincial Court. Terry Fitzgerald stands accused of sexual interference with a minor, a charge for which the Crown can choose to proceed by summary conviction or by indictment. The difference reflects the seriousness of the particular offense, and the range of sentences starts at 90 days for a summary conviction, and a minimum of one year for charges proceeding by indictment. Fitzgerald's lawyer, Rob Sutherland, attempted to argue that there were no reasonable grounds for the Crown to proceed by indictment, an election which was made before Sutherland came onto the case. Fitzgerald entered a guilty plea at a previous appearance, and will be sentenced, to the indictable charge, when he returns to court December 20. Court heard that he is also facing another sex-related charge in Antigonish, which is set for trial in January.

MISSING ANTIGONISH WOMAN FOUND IN MONTREAL
Friday 8th November 2013

RCMP have located the missing woman from Antigonish in Montreal. Yesterday afternoon around 2pm, RCMP were in contact with Lillian Corinne Austen. The 24 year old was believed missing after last being seen Tuesday morning. After the RCMP asked for the public's assistance, Montreal City Police confirmed Austen's whereabouts, and that she was unharmed.


ANTIGONISH WOMAN MISSING & POLICE ASK FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
Thursday 7th November 2013

Antigonish RCMP are asking for help to find a woman last seen Tuesday morning. Police believe Lillian Corinne Austen, 24, may be hitchhiking to Montreal with two cats. Austen is described as slim, and is five feet nine with dark brown hair. She requires medication and she does not have it with her.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - NOVEMBER 4
Monday 4th November 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers' win streak is now up to six. The team defeated Campbellton 1-0 in a shootout on Friday, and Saturday night in Miramichi downed the Timberwolves 4-1, led by 2 goals by Jordan McInnis with singles coming from Regan Spears and Nick Parker.

The Pictou County Scotians sent a loud and clear message to the rest of the league last night that they are a team to be reckoned with. In the first half of a home and home set with the Cumberland County Blues, the Scotians rode a Six point night from Brandon Verge to a 9 0 win at Trenton Arena. The Scotians went four of five on the power play, and outshot the Blues 65 to 25.  The rematch goes Friday night in Springhill. 

Two close games for the Weeks Major Midgets. Playing Cole Harbour in a home and home series, they lost 4-3 in Cole Harbour, and fell 6-4 yesterday at the Wellness Centre. Scoring for the Midgets on Saturday were Cody Johnston, Connor MacLaughlin and Lane Cormier, while Lane Cormier had a hat trick on Sunday with a single from Evan MacLennan. Next home game for the team is Saturday night against the Cape Breton West Islanders.

Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers split their games on the weekend, defeating the Bearcats Saturday in Truro 4-2, then falling 2-1 to the Breton Sport Cougars at home.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys Hockey Team participated in the Millenium Challenge Cup in Antigonish this past weekend hosted by the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals.  On Thursday night at the Antigonish Arena, the Gryphons faced the Lockview Dragons and came away with a 4-0 loss.  It was a penalty filled game that saw game MVP goalkeeper Joel MacLean face plenty of shots in the net.  On Friday morning at the Millenium Centre, the Gryphons played their second city team of the tournament, the Citadel Phoenix,  and again came away with a 4-0 loss.  Luke Grant was named MVP for the game.  Friday afternoon, NNEC met up with league rival CEC Cougars from Truro and although the Gryphons started the scoring, they were unable to keep the lead and fell 5-2.  Chris Brooker had both goals and Ryan Chabassol assisted on both goals.  Darryl Wheadon was named MVP for the game.  This Friday the Gryphons host the Dalbrae Dragons for their first meeting of the year.  Game time is 8:30 pm at the Trenton Arena and admission is $4 per person and $2 for students and seniors.  Also a reminder that the NNEC Boys Hockey Team is holding a bottle drive Saturday from 9am-3pm. The team will be going to the towns of Trenton, New Glasgow, Thorburn, and surrounding areas.  You can also drop your bottles off at NNEC during those hours or contact any member of the team for pick up.

The NRHS Boys hockey team returned from the Millennium Cup tournament with a win and two losses. On October 31, NRHS finished with a 5-2 win against J.H. Gillis. Scoring for the Nighthawks were, Lance Emery, Reed MacDonald, Jordan Wheeler, Jeff Skinner and Ben Morrissey. Assists credited to Noah Chisholm, Dallas MacDonald, Brandon Livingstone, Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler. Brennan Snell recorded the win in nets. Player of the game was Noah Chisholm. A penalty riddled game two resulted in a 7-0 loss against Millwood with Kyle Mackenzie in nets. Player of the game was Josh Langille. Game three against CP Allen ended in 6-1 loss for the NRHS boys. Scoring the Nighthawks lone gaol was Ben Morrissey,  assisted by Luke MacDonald. Morrissey was  named player of the game. Brennan Snell was net minder in game three. On November 6, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury and Saturday is the next home game, 6 pm at the Westville Arena verses Dalbrae. 

Northern Subway Selects lost 4-3 Saturday to ProCresting Penguins in a hard fought battle. The team was led by captain Katie Marcott (Port Hood) with a goal and an assist. Goals went to Maddie Bourque (Westville) and Annika Mason (Stellarton) with her first of the season. Assists came from Kenzie Reid (Pictou), Hannah Richards (Stellarton), Siena Forance (Inverness), and Kaila Reid (Pictou). Jordan Archibald (MacPhersons Mills) played a strong game in nets after coming in at 1 minute 44 seconds to replace the injured Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains).

Three games were played at the Stellarton Rink for the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League. In game 1, Whitey's Vikings trounced Thistle Bar 11-2. Game 2 saw Dewtie's Excavating beat Pictou Landing Falcons 8-5. In the last contest Connors thumped Can Connect 8-1.

The Pictou Academy Girls Soccer team had a very rewarding year that saw them make it to the provincial finals. The squad faced Cape Breton Highland Academy for the semi-final match. With 80Km/hr winds, it would make for an interesting twist to the game. Despite what mother nature brought the game, the girls came out on top with a 1-0 score, and advancing them to the title match against Ecole de Sommet. In the Championship match, the girls were able to go into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Ecole de Sommet came out hard in the 2nd half, and although the Academy girls held them off for the first 30 minutes, the Sommet girls were able to strike 4 goals against the Lady Pitbulls in the final 15 minutes, to end the match in a 4-1 victory for Ecole de Sommet. The Coaching staff (Rick Cyr, Phillip Ruiz, Tara Fanning, & Brian MacKinnon) were so pleased with the girl’s results throughout the season. They have become a team that are so close, and worked so well together in a team environment. The Silver medal represents a step up from last year’s Bronze finish, but the girl’s teamwork and spirit is 1st place in the coach’s eyes. With 5 girls graduating, much skill remains with the 15 girls from grades 8-11, that will represent Pictou Academy very well next year with the hopeful next step of medal finishes. This weekend’s gold medal match represents the first time the team has made the championship match in 13 years. Next year, the Northumberland region will be hosting the provincial Championships. With the right results, Pictou is hoping to be that host!

The annual Vince MacDonald Memorial 10K Road Race was held in Trenton on Sunday. The top finisher was Dave MacLennan with a time of 35:27. Top female was Chanelle Cameron with a time of 46:30.

The Bluenose Curling Club held it’s Ice Breaker Funspiel this past weekend with 8 teams participating and the winner was the John McNaughton rink with Third Andrew Richardson, Second Alan Leck and Lead Justine Brimicombe.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 30
Wednesday 30th October 2013


Tuesday evening at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Pee Wee “A” Crushers roared to a 4 goal first period and then cruised to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Truro Bearcats. Leading the charge for the Crushers with a combined 9 points was the line of  Ian Macdonald (3 goals, 1 assist), Duncan Cameron (3 assists) and Logan Decoste (2 assists). Marcus McIvor with his first of the season from the point and Luke Young on a nice individual effort rounded out the scoring. Also assisting was  Blake Fraser.  Truro scored two comeback goals in the second by Payne Thompson and Decklan Hearn to make things interesting but the Crushers regained their composure and sealed the win in the third. Wesley Kelly made several key saves between the pipes for the Crushers and slick centre Thomas Devine was buzzing all evening to earn player of the game honours for the Crushers.

The Pictou County Pee Wee AA Subway Selects advanced to the cross-overs in the inaugural Subway Cup female hockey tournament this weekend, held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Hector Arena. The Selects were narrowly defeated by the TASA Ducks in the semi-final game by a score of 2-0. Player of the game was Mariah Linehan. TASA was defeated in the championship game by the Valley Wild. In their first game of the tournament, the local girls won 5-2 over the Halifax Hawks. Scoring for the Selects were MacKenzie Ells, Jenna Hickey, Lindsey MacDonald with one each, and KJ Emery with two goals. Assists were marked by MacDonald, Garyn Purvis and Madison Robertson. Player of the game was Emery. The Selects played the TASA Ducks in their second game, with the Ducks coming out on top with a 3-2 score. Eva Wornell and Ells scored, with assists going to Shalyn Bona and Jenna Reid. Player of the game was goaltender Victoria Dunn. In their third game, the Selects defeated the Bedford Blues 4-2. Finding the back of the net for the local squad were MacDonald, Reid, Emery and Linehan. Assists went to Emery, Ells and Reid, who was named player of the game. The Subway Cup featured 24 female teams from Atom to Midget, with six teams vying for the trophy in the Pee Wee division.  

The Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects took part in the first annual Subway Cup female AA Tournament this past weekend. After a tie and a loss in round robin play, the Selects had their backs against the wall, needing a win in their final round Robin game to make it to the cross-over. Pictou County opened the tournament with a 4-4 tie with the Sackville Flyers. After opening with a 3-0 lead, the Selects gave up four unanswered goals in the third period to fall behind 4-3. Late in the final frame, the Selects pulled their net minder and scored to earn the tie. Patti-Anne Tracey led the way with two goals while Camryn Halliday and Caitlin Taylor added singles. In game two, the Selects got out to an early 1-0 lead but then fell behind 4-3 midway through the third period to the Mid-Isle Matrix of PEI. Despite pulling their net minder, yet again, the Selects could not manage a tie and gave up an empty net goal to fall 5-3. Brooke Morris, Camryn Halliday and Jensen Arsenault did the scoring for the Selects. Heading into game three, the Subways needed to defeat Cole Harbour to earn their way to the semi-final game in the tightly contested Bantam AA Division. Taylor MacKenzie put the Selects on the board first, scoring two minutes into the second period. The Cole Harbour squad tied things up three minutes into the third. With just five minutes remaining in the game and the Selects on the power play, Sophia Wornell scored to give the Pictou County squad the win they needed to move on to Sunday play. On Sunday morning the Selects took on the Halifax Hawks, a team that had beaten them soundly the previous week. With momentum squarely in favour of the Hawks the Selects took to the ice, looking for any advantage to try and get themselves to the gold medal game. The two teams battled through a scoreless first period, then a scoreless second. Tension mounted heading into the third with both teams sharing a number of great scoring opportunities. The teams played a further twelve minutes, unable to score in regulation. The fast paced, exciting game would require overtime to determine who would face Mid-Isle in the gold medal game. The two teams began a five minute, four on four, sudden death overtime and with just two minutes remaining; the hawks took a hooking penalty. With a four on three advantage, the Selects had a number of great chances to seal the win but were stymied by stellar net minding. The game was still scoreless after the overtime and was forced into a shootout. The teams traded goals as the first shooters took to the ice than neither team could score after two more shooters. The Halifax squad went next but were unable to score on Selects net minder Jenna Landry. The Subways had a chance to win with their final shooter but the Selects hit the goal post to force additional shooters to determine a winner. Halifax finally scored and the Selects were unable to match the goal, sending the Hawks to the final and the Selects back to the dressing room.  Halifax went on to win the first ever Subway Cup. By all accounts the semi-final match was one of the most exciting fastest pace game of the entire tournament. The bantam AA selects are off for development weekend and then return to action next Sunday as they host the Sackville Flyers in Pictou at 2:30PM.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played the Antigonish Bulldogs in Antigonish on Sunday for a regular league game.  The game ended with no score and both teams receiving a point for the tie.   All the Crushers players showed a consistent effort.  Goaltenders Michael Law and Jacob Fraser split the game in nets.  The team takes a break from games this week-end to participate in Development Weekend.  They will resume league play on November 9th with a road games against Acadia and Western Valley.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 29
Tuesday 29th October 2013


The Subway Selects Peewee A team competed in the 6th Annual Chicks with Sticks Tournament Oct. 25-27, in Yarmouth. They had a 5-2 loss against Yarmouth in the bronze medal game. The Selects started the tournament against the Gold Medal winners, Eastern Shore with a 7-1 loss. Scoring the lone Selects goal was Madison Sample assisted by Abby Vint and Megan Petipas. Maddie Jones earned player of the game for a strong defensive game. The second game saw the Selects face the host team Yarmouth Mariners. Sample opened the scoring for the Selects assisted by Emma Martin. Hannah Fraser scored two unassisted goals. Singles went to Emma Martin, assisted by Carly Smith and Sample. Megan Petipas scored with seconds left to seal the win. Hannah Fraser was named player of the game. The Selects couldn't get on the score board when they faced the Cole Harbour Red Wings losing 4-0. Ashley Niven made many key saves in net, naming her player of the game. The Peewee A Selects will resume league play Saturday, November 9.

Lucas Canning scored with four seconds left in the third period to give the Atom AAA Crushers a 4-3 win over the Acadia Jr. Axemen in regular season action on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Landon Sim opened the scoring for the Crushers in the first period with assists going to Kiefer Avery and Liam Berthiaume. Ryan Green also scored in the first with assists from MacLean Tobin and Matthew Carson. The Jr. Axemen answered with three goals in the first and second periods, but easily could’ve had four if it wasn’t for Tyler Matchem’s save on a penalty shot late in the second. The Crushers came out strong in the third with Canning scoring two unassisted goals for the 4-3 win. The atom AAA Crushers are off the following weekend for Hockey Nova Scotia Development weekend.  Their next game is Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:15 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre against the Truro Bearcats.

In Bantam A hockey action over the weekend New Glasgow and Pictou played a pair of games, with the Bombers besting the Maripacs in the first of the two meetings. On Friday the Bombers won 6-2, with Carson Ripoll leading the way with a hat trick. Also scoring for the Bombers were Angus Roy, Riley Sheehan and Dylan Niles. Tyler Waters picked up the win between the pipes. Lucas MacKay scored both of Pictou’s goals. On Saturday afternoon the two teams squared off again, playing to a 3-3 tie. Lewis scored late to give the bombers a 3-2 lead, but Tyler MacLennan scored his second of the game with 31 seconds left in the game to tie the game for the Maripacs. Also scoring for the bombers were Tony Mcguigan and Dylan Niles. Luke Claveau scored Pictou’s other goal. 

The Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers travelled to Windsor on Sunday to face off against the West Hants Warriors.  The Warriors open the scoring and had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period.  Austin Mason opened the scoring for the locals in the second period with Michael MacGillivray and Aaron Purdy picking up assists. Brayden Ross and Connor Lochead set up Mason early in the third to tie the game. The Warriors regained the lead midway in the third. With just under 2 minutes left in the game, Mason, with the hot stick, scored his hat trick with Bailey Fraser and Christian MacLeod earning assits. The Warriors scored with only 43 seconds left to take the 4-3 win. Crushers next see action November 9th when they will host the Antigonish Bulldogs at the Wellness Centre at 11:30.

Seven members of the New Glasgow Junior High School cross country running team competed in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation championship on Monday, hosted by Evangeline Middle School in New Minas. The boys team, consisting of Matthew Chediac, Oliver Schnare, Jake Martin, Isaac MacDonald and Mark Atwood, won silver medals for placing second in the junior boys division. The top three boys placed in the top 20 out of 125 runners at the provincial championship. Kaitlin Kelly and Katelyn Dunn competed in the intermediate girls division, and placed 39th and 55th respectively, in a field of 83.

In High School Girls Soccer, the Lady Nighthawks play the Breton Education Centre Bears this afternoon at 1 pm. The game was originally scheduled for last Friday but was delayed due to a tragedy within the BEC school community. The winner of this contest will advance to the NSSAF Provincials this coming week-end to be played in the Annapolis Valley.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 28
Monday 28th October 2013


Two of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers will not be seen on the practice ice for the next few days, but they have a good excuse. John Mullally and Evan MacEachern of the Weeks Crushers are in Oakville, Ont. hoping to join the Canada East lineup for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge. The pair are two of seven MHL players invited to the camp. Mullally is seventh in the MHL and second on the Crushers in scoring with nine goals and 17 points, while MacEachern has two goals and six points for Pictou County. The camp runs until Wednesday, so the Crushers will have both players back in the lineup for this weekend.

The Pictou County Scotians won their first divisional home game of the season last night. The Scotians won 3-2 against the division leading Glace Bay Jr Miners at the Trenton Arena. Lucas Eshelman scored two goals and added an assist, while Ben Goss stopped 47 shots to earn the victory.  The Scotians are now off until next Sunday when they host the Cumberland County Blues. 

The Weeks Major Midgets lost both games of their doubleheader with the South Shore Mustangs this weekend. On Saturday the Mustangs won 3-2. Cody Johnston and Michael Stuart scored for Weeks, while Matthew Williams made 26 saves between the pipes for the loss. Sunday South Shore won 4-1, with Luke Melanson taking the loss in goal after allowing three goals on 41 shots. Noah Archibald scored the lone Weeks Major Midgets goal. Next weekend they are in action with a home-and-home series against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack.

The PeeWee “A” Crushers travelled to Inverness Sunday and escaped with a come from behind tie against the  Cape Breton West Screaming Eagles. In their toughest test this season the Crushers relied heavily on the stellar goaltending of Pictou native Aiden Robinson who turned away 32 Cape Breton shots to capture player of the game honours.  The County squad managed just 19 shots on the Eagles goaltender with Luke Young and Thomas Devine providing the scoring, assisting on Devine’s goal were Duncan Cameron and Young. Next up for the PeeWee “A” Club is a home game against league rival Truro Bearcats at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, everyone is welcome to come out and support the Crushers as they face the Bearcats in the first head to head meeting of the season.

The Subway Selects Atom AA team won their division in the first annual Subway Cup, defeating the Valley Wild 7-1. Jaylen Langille led the Selects in the final with two goals, with singles from Keighan DeCoff, Hayley Burke, Ashley MacDonald, Lani Coolen and Olivia Fitt. Dave MacNeil, the chairman of the Subway Cup, said the event was successful in it’s first year. There were 24 teams, in four divisions, that attended from throughout Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

The North Nova Gryphons Boys hockey team had two games this week and came away with a lop-sided win and a close loss.  On Wednesday, the Gryphons travelled across the causeway to meet the SAERC Saints at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, shutting them out 6-0.  Lukas MacDonald earned the shut out in the net while Chris Brooker and Cody Hass added two goals each.  Darryl Wheadon and Luke Grant had single markers for the NNEC squad. Assists went to Kirklin Murray (2), John David Coffin, Jacob Pentz, Connor MacDougall, Duncan Byrne, Brandon Benajmin, Carson Dunbar, Ryan MacDonald, Grant and Brooker.  On Friday night at the Trenton Arena, the Gryphons hosted the CEC Cougars, falling 4-3 to the Truro team. NNEC does not have a home game next weekend as they are participating in the Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School Tournament in Antigonish starting Thursday.  The next home game is Friday, November 8th at 8:30 pm at the Trenton Arena where they will host Dalbrae Academy.

The Northumberland Regional High School boy’s hockey team wrapped up their week with a split, losing 6-4 to CEC before defeating Amherst 4-3 on Saturday at home. Thursday in Truro Kyle MacKenzie took the loss in goal for the Nighthawks, while Jeff Skinner (2), Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler scored for Northumberland.  Jethro Gunn (3) and Dallas MacDonald helped the Nighthawks to their 4-3 victory on Saturday at home at the Westville Sports Centre. Brennan Snell picked up the win between the pipes. The Nighthawks are also on the road this weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Oct. 31 to participate in the Millennium Cup Tournament.

  Three games in the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, played at the Stellarton Rink: Nat Pro Gas trounced Dewtie's Excavating 10-3, Pictou Landing Falcons doubled Thistle Bar 6-3, and Connors defeated Can Connect 6-4.

In High School Girls Soccer, the Lady Nighthawks travel to play the Breton Education Centre Bears on Tuesday at 1 pm. The game was originally scheduled for last Friday but was delayed due to a tragedy within the BEC school community. The winner of this contest will advance to the NSSAF Provincials this coming week-end to be played in the Annapolis Valley.

A big, big shout out to the Craig Gives Back group, who wrapped up their Cross Canada Cycling tour yesterday in Victoria BC. Craig Aucoin was there for the last leg of the trip, after missing most of the journey recovering from injury. Craig, Lloyd MacLean and Bob MacDonald, who subbed for Craig from Nova Scotia to BC, finished at the Terry Fox Memorial Mile 0. The money raised by their efforts is going to CNIB, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, and YMCAs across Canada. You can still contribute by texting the word CRAIG to 45678 to make a $5 donation.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 27th October 2013


After four straight wins, the Weeks Jr A Crushers are in a eight day break in their MHL schedule with no road games on their schedule this weekend, and their home game this Thursday being postponed -due to Halloween -until January 29th. The Crushers next play this coming Friday in Campbellton, Our next live broadcast game on East Coast FM will be November 9th in Amherst.

In other upcoming hockey action: In the Chediac Furniture Stellar Nova Hockey League, there are 3 games today at the Stellarton Rink: at 5:20pm Nat-Pro Gas takes on Dewtie's Excavating, the 6:50 game has the Pictou Landing Falcons vs the Thistle Bar, and finally at 8:20 Connors go up against Can-connect.

Also today: the Pictou County Junior B Scotians are playing at the Trenton Arena - they go toe-to-toe with the Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 pm.

The Northumberland Regional High School boys hockey team wrapped up a pair of games with a win and a loss.  On October 24, the Nighthawks travelled to Truro with a  short bench, to take on the CEC Cougars, resulting in a 6 -4 loss. Scoring for NRHS were Jeff Skinner with a pair, Brandon Bell and Jordan Wheeler with singles.  Assists going to Morgan Peters and Jethro Gunn. Kyle MacKenzie had a strong performance in nets. NRHS took to home ice October 26, once again with a short bench, facing the Amherst Vikings and taking home a 4 - 3 win. Scoring for the Nighthawks were Jethro  Gunn with a hat trick and Dallas MacDonald with a single. Assists going to Jeff Skinner and Jordan Wheeler both with a pair and Lance Emery with one. Brennan Snell was solid in nets. Up next for the Nighthawks, they travel to Antigonish, October 31, to participate in the Millennium Cup Tournament.

  The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is hosting its first Subway Cup this weekend at both the Hector Arena and the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Twenty-four female teams from across the Maritimes will compete in the all female girls hockey tournament.    The championship games are just getting underway- starting around noon at the Wellness Centre.  The tournament is a major fundraiser for the female hockey association and will not only offer great hockey action, but will also include a silent auction and one-time 50/50 draw.  For more information visit the website: sport.ca/selects2013. 

Curlers – time to sign up for the new season! The Westville Curling Club's Open House runs from November 4th to 8th running 7:30 to 9:30 each night.



MACNEIL NAMES SIXTEEN MEMBER CABINET
Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Premier Stephen MacNeil has named the sixteen people who will form the Cabinet in the Nova Scotia Legislature. All nine returning MLAs were given the higher profile cabinet posts, while some rookies were also named. Diana Whalen takes on the role of Finance Minister after being the critic on that portfolio for several years. She will also be the Deputy Premier. Karen Casey, the former Education Minister under Rodney MacDonald's Conservative government will regain that post in MacNeil's Liberal government. Leo Glavine, the former Health critic, takes over as Health Minister. Lena Diab becomes the first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Andrew Younger takes the Energy portfolio, while Kelly Regan becomes Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. Michel Samson will be Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Tony Ince, who beat out former Premier Darrell Dexter for the seat in Cole Harbour-Portland Valley, will be Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and African Nova Scotian Affairs. Joanne Bernard becomes Minister of Community Services, Mark Furey takes on Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Randy Delorey is Environment Minister, and Geoff MacLellan takes over as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Other members of Cabinet are Kieth Colwell in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Zach Churchill in Natural Resources, and Labi Kousoulis as the Minister of the Public Service Commission. Fully half of the Cabinet, eight of sixteen, are Halifax-area MLAs, while two come from Cape Breton, two from the Annapolis Valley, one from Colchester North, and one from Antigonish. Jamie Baillie will name the Official Opposition shadow cabinet tomorrow.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 22 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 22nd October 2013


The Weeks Jr A Crushers have been rewarded for their perfect weekend with three wins in three games. The Maritime Hockey League announced the three stars of the week, and two of them are Crushers. Garrett Holmes earned the number one spot with a seven point weekend, netting five goals and adding a pair of assists. Brandon Thibeau got the nod for the third star after giving up just five goals in three games, earning three wins, a 947 save percentage, and getting credit for an assist in the win over Campbellton.
The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers played two home games against the Western Valley Spartans in regular season play at the Wellness Center this past week-end.  In the first game on Saturday,  Ian Reynolds opened the scoring early in the first period for the Crushers assisted by Tanner Steele and Brent Chapman.  The Spartans responded a few minutes later with a goal.  In the second period, Western Valley had  four unanswered goals .  Despite being down 5-1 going into the third, the Crushers didn’t give up and Cale MacLaughlin, Cale Archibald, and Cameron MacKinnon put the puck in the net in the third period, with assists going to Joseph Mason, Cameron Young, Myles Farnsworth and Gabe Paquet.   Western Valley added another in the third to seal the win for the visitors with a final score of 6-4. The teams met again the next morning, with Western Valley winning 4-0.  The Crushers were plagued with penalties during the game.  Jacob Fraser and Michael Law shared the games between the pipes. The Atom AA Crushers will go up against the Bulldogs in Antigonish this week-end.

This past weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers hosted the Western Valley Spartans.   On Saturday the Crushers lost 5 - 1. Scoring for the Crushers was Michael MacGillivray assisted by Austin Mason. Thomas Baudoux  was in goal.  Sunday?s match saw the locals defeated  3-0. Brennan McGuire was between the pipes. This Sunday the Crushers will travel to Windsor to play West Hants.

The Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers travelled to Yarmouth this weekend to face off against the Mariners. In Saturday's game the Crushers earned their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory. Scoring for the Crushers were Kade Mason, Spencer Creed and Cole Green. Brayden Leblanc was in the net.  On Sunday, the Mariners came out strong and defeated the local squad 7-2. Scoring for the Crushers were Blake Kontuk and Creed. Keigan Walker was in goal. Crushers see action next weekend when they travel to the valley to play Acadia.

Two games were played in the Walter Duggan World Indoor Soccer League yesterday. Game 1:  Brazil 6 vs Argentina 2 Brazil - Dylan Kontuk 3, Kelsey MacQuarrie 2, Brooke Blakeney 1 Argentina - Lleyton Rumley 1, JD MacKenzie 1 Game 2 Japan 5 vs Czech Republic 2 Japan - Clayton MacKay 3, Kiefer Avery 2 Czech Republic - Adam Farrell 1, Keegan MacFadden 1

There will be a 3K Costume fun run/ walk in support of Scott Jones.  It will be held Sunday October 27th with registration at 9am by the pond at the Scotsburn Fire Hall.  $5 per person / $10 per family.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!

Power Skating for Hockey players of all levels with a Can Power Certified Coach is Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for 10 weeks at the Ivor MacDonald Arena in Thorburn.   Players must be in full gear and have a stick. Come out and improve your skill, speed and agility, contact Justine at 755-6005 or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.

Soccer registration for the Northern Nova Winter Soccer program will take place this Thursday at the indoor complex from 6-8pm., age groups Under 4- Under 16.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 21
Monday 21st October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have won 3 games in 3 days. The Crushers pounded the Campbellton Tigers 12- 4 in Thursday's game, overcame the Woodstock Slammers 6-0 Friday and Saturday in an away game, topped the Amherst Ramblers 3-1.

In Nova Scotia Junior B Hockey - the Pictou County Scotians were defeated 7-3 by the Valley Maple Leafs in Friday's game at East Hants Exhibition Arena. In Trenton yesterday, the Scotians fell 7-6 to the East Hants Penguins.

The Weeks Major Midgets were dealt a pair of losses on the weekend, shut out 8-0 on Saturday by the Newbridge Academy Gladiators and falling 6-2 to the Cole Harbour Wolfpack on Sunday. Noah Archibald and Doug Barton scored the lone Weeks goals over the weekend, while Matthew Williams played the majority of the weekend in goal for the Crushers. He made 36 saves in Saturday’s loss before coming in for the final 27:43 of Sunday’s game. He stopped all 16 shots on Sunday, while Luke Melanson allowed six goals in 25 shots. The Weeks Major Midgets are on the road next weekend for a doubleheader against the South Shore Mustangs.

The Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers powered their way to 2 victories this past weekend. On Saturday the Crushers visited the Cumberland County Ramblers at Amherst Stadium, and took the match 9-4. Leading the charge for Pictou County was player of the game Blake Fraser with a hat trick, Munro Mackay, Luke Young and Evan Shea with two each.  Assists were garnered by Evan Reynolds, Body Bowering, Ben MacGillvary, Evan Shea, Fraser, Mackay and Young. On Sunday afternoon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre the Antigonish Bulldogs were in town and ran into an inspired Crusher team that were skating from the first puck drop and racked up a 10-2 Victory.  Leading the attack for the Crushers were Munro Mackay and Ian MacDonald with three each, singles went to Luke Young, Duncan Cameron, Logan Decoste and Blake Fraser. Assisting on the goals were Thomas Devine, Evan Shea, Owen Baird, Blake Fraser, Cameron with a pair, MacDonald and Decoste. Replying for Antigonish were Ewan MacLean and James Taylor.

The Pictou County Bantam AA Selects split their first two league games of the regular season this past weekend. The Halifax Hawks spoiled the Selects home opener by defeating the Subways 5-0. The Selects travelled to Cole Harbour on Sunday where they took on the Red Wings. The Subways came out on top, winning 4-3. Taylor Mackenzie opened the scoring, batting home an Aevan MacDonald rebound. Cole Harbour tied the score with just over a minute to play in the opening frame. Camryn Halliday restored the lead late in the second when she scored an unassisted marker. The Wings tied it up again less than a minute later. Sarah MacNeil gave the Selects a 3-2 lead at the intermission with an assist going to Patti-Anne Tracey. Tracey gave the Selects a two goal cushion midway through the third period when she scored on a nifty wrap around. Sophia Wornell picked up an assist on the goal. The Red Wings managed to score a late goal to make it close but with only four seconds left to play, the Subways managed to run out the clock to earn the two points. Jenna Landry was stellar in goal in the victory.

The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened the regular season this weekend with a win and a loss. On Saturday, the Crushers travelled to the new Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.  The lone goal scorer for the Crushers was Lucas Canning.  Assists came from Matthew Carson and Thomas Schnare. Tyler Matchem tended nets with a strong performance. The final score was 5 – 1 for the Bearcats. On Sunday, the Crushers hosted the Antigonish Bulldogs at home.  Ryan Green opened the scoring early in the first period with an assist from Canning.  Kiefer Avery followed suit with goal late in the first with assist going to Ian Horton and Landon Sim.  The Bulldogs answered with three goals in the second.  Early in the third, Sim scored a power play goal to tie it up with assists from MacLean Tobin and Green.  Carson delivered an unassisted goal to put the Crushers in the lead and Sim scored two empty-net goals for a hat trick.  Thomas Gariepy got the win in the net.  The final score was 6 – 3 for the Crushers. The Crushers host Acadia this Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.  

The Pictou County Bantam A Subway Selects started their league schedule off with a fast-paced game Sunday in Westville. The Subway Selects lost 4-3 to the Antigonish Bulldogs. Goal scorers for the Selects were Thea Waller, Katrina Bagnell and Melissa Robertson.   Brianna Francis earned an assist in the game.  Goal tending was strong by both Leigha MacDonald and Ireland Miller. The Subway Selects had a short afternoon break before returning to the ice at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for an exhibition game against Dartmouth. The high scoring game ended in 10-6 loss for the Pictou County Bantam girls.  Bagnell had two goals, Waller, Francis, Hayley MacDougall and Nicole Clements all had singles.  Assists went to Francis,  Rhea Young and Keirstan MacLennan. The Bantam A Subway Selects continue with league play next weekend with home and home games against Cape Breton West.  

THE North Nova Gryohons boys hockey team travelled to Antigonish on THursday night to meet the JH Gillis Royals at the Millenium Centre.  They Gryphons opened the scoring with Ryan Chabassol, Jacob Pentz, Kale Mason and Kirklin Murray putting the team up 4-1 after the first period.  Antigonish scored 3 unanswered goals in the second to even the game at 4 heading into the third frame.  Pentz scored his second of the night only to have the Royals reply to tie the game at 5.  A five minute 3 on3 over time solved nothing so the final score remained 5-5.  Assists went to Tyler Baird, Murray, Chris Brooker, Cody Haas, Darryl Wheadon (2), Carson Dunbar and Pentz.  On Sunday, the Hants East Tigers came to Trenton and quickly made their presence felt, taking a 3-0 lead after the first period.  There was no scoring in the second.  Jacob Pentz opened the 3rd period scoring a powerplay goal.  Cale Mason and Darryl Wheadon quickly got the Gryphons back to even, but could not hold on as the Tigers scored a powerplay goal and added an insurance marker to take the 5-3 win.  Assists in this game went to Kirk Murray, Darryl Wheadon, Brandon Benjamin, Jacob Pentz, Ethan Snell(2).  THE Gryphons next see action Wednesday evening in Port Hawkesbury against the SAERC Saints and are home on Friday night hosting CEC from Truro at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

Boxer Brody Blair from Lyons Brook has improved to 2 and 0 at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Kazkhstan. He beat opponents from Croatia and Palestine ending up with a 3-0 score in both matches. Blair's next bout is today against Hungary. The event runs until October 26th.

In Basketball, the Pictou County Lightning Bantam Girls Team continued their winning streak with a couple of wins Sunday morning against the Truro CBA Tigers.  This is now three games and three wins for the Bantam Girls this season….  The Competitive Bantam Girls Team is the first team this season to play and represent the Pictou County Basketball Association. Games were held in Truro and first game was a 49 to 22 victory for the Lightning, followed by a 68 to 6 victory for the Pictou County Lightning team. Scoring for Lightning were; Riley Sood 31, Courtney Smith 19, Katelyn Biron 16, Aliyah Fraser 11, Jordyn MacMillian 10, Lucia MacKay, Abbie Delaney and Sabrina Snyder each with 8,Sarah O’Neil 4 and Hailey Fahie 2. Next Sunday in Bedford, the squad take on two of the top contenders in Metro Division 2, Bedford Eagles and Division 1, East Preston, in a back to back matchups.    

Northern Subway Selects and ProCresting Penguins played to 1-1 draw on Pink in the Rink Day in support of Breast Cancer. Selects goal scorer was Emily Dorion assisted by Siena Forance. Emily stepped out from behind the net and at an almost impossible angle squeaked the tying goal past the Penguins goalie. Strong play by Jenna McNamara in goal stopping several break-aways including a big poke check with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Selects next game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon @ 1:30 pm BMO Centre in Bedford against Metro Boston Pizza.

The Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League played a triple bill at the Stellarton rink. In the first game, Thistle Bar doubled Connors 10-5. In game 2, Nat Pro Gas edged Whitey's Vikings 8-6, then Dewtie's Excavating defeated Can-Connect 8-4. On Tuesday night, the League plays in two spots. At the Stellarton Rink at 8, Thistle Bar takes on Can-Connect, while in Pictou at 9, Pictou Landing Falcons play Nat Pro Gas.

On Tuesday of last week, the NRHS Lady Nighthawks used a solid team effort to defeat the host Amherst Vikettes 4-3 in overtime in the Regional semi-final playoff game Saturday afternoon at the Alma field. This was the first win over Amherst by NRHS this season in four tries. On Thursday, it was off to the Regional Final in the Elmsdale Soccer Dome to tangle with the first place Hants East Tigers who had received a bye into the final. NRHS were the defending Regional Champions having defeated Hants East 3-2 last season. This time, Hants East came out ahead 2-0 in a very defensive game. Hants East wins the Regional Banner and NRHS will now play in a qualifier in New Waterford against the Breton Education Centre Bears on Friday. Breton is the number one seed out of the Highland Region. The winner advances to the the NSSAF provincials in the Valley the first week-end of November.

Power Skating for Hockey players of all levels with a Can Power Certified Coach is Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for 10 weeks at the Ivor MacDonald Arena in Thorburn.   Players must be in full gear and have a stick. Come out and improve your skill, speed and agility, contact Justine at 755-6005 or email eastpictousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 20th October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have won 3 games in 3 days. The Crushers pounded the Campbellton Tigers 12- 4 in Thursday's game, overcame the Woodstock Slammers 6-0 Friday and last night in an away game, topped the Amherst Ramblers 3-1.

In the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey - the Pictou County Scotians were defeated 7-3 by the Valley Maple Leafs in Friday's game at East Hants Exhibition Arena. And the Strait Pirates overcame the Brookfield Elks 4-1 in Port Hawkesbury.

Boxer Brody Blair from Lyons Brook has improved to 2 and 0 at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Kazkhstan. He beat opponents from Croatia and Palestine ending up with a 3-0 score in both matches. Blair had a day off before his next bout today against Hungary. The event runs until October 26th. Go, Brody!

In Women's university hockey – The X-women gave a drubbing to the Dalhousie Tigers in Antigonish Friday night winning their game 7 to 0.

Northern Subway Selects and ProCresting Penguins played to 1-1 draw on Pink in the Rink Day in support of Breast Cancer. Selects goal scorer was Emily Dorion assisted by Siena Forance. Emily stepped out from behind the net and at an almost impossible angle squeaked the tying goal past the Penguins goalie. Strong play by Jenna McNamara in goal stopping several break-aways including a big poke check with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Selects next game is scheduled for Sat Oct 26, 2013 @ 1:30 pm BMO Centre @ Metro Boston Pizza

The Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League has a triple bill today at the Stellarton rink, starting with Connors vs Thistle Bar at 5:20, followed by Whitey's Vikings against Natural Pro Gas, then Dewtie's Excavating faces off with Can-Connect.

The Weeks Major Midgets have a game at the Wellness Centre today, when they host Cole Harbour at 12:30pm this afternoon in the Sobeys arena, The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers also play today at the Wellness Centre, facing the Western Hurricanes at 12:15 on the Bell Aliant surface.

Due to conflicts with provincial baseball championships, the North Nova Boys' Hockey game against Hants East has been changed. The game scheduled for Friday night will be played this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

Power Skating for Hockey players of all levels with a Can Power Certified Coach is Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for 10 weeks at the Ivor MacDonald Arena in Thorburn.   Players must be in full gear and have a stick. Come out and improve your skill, speed and agility, contact Justine at 755-6005 or email eastpictiousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.



ANTIGONISH NATIVE LOOKS TO BECOME FASTEST CANADIAN MARATHONER & BREAK A 38-YEAR-OLD RECORD
Saturday 19th October 2013

An Antigonish native hopes to break a Canadian marathon record that has stood for nearly four decades. Eric Gillis is a 33-year old ST. FX University graduate and two-time Olympian now residing in Guelph, Ontario. Gillis competes in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon tomorrow and will attempt to become the fastest Canadian marathoner in history. Jerome Drayton currently owns the distinction with a time of 2:10:09 in Fukuoka, Japan in 1975. This will be Gillis's first marathon since the London Olympics, where he placed 22nd in a time of 2 hours and 16 minutes in a race run in extreme heat. Gillis says any temperature over 18 C might be too hot to beat the record. Scotiabank, one of the race sponsors, has offered to pay $38 000 if the record is broken, $1000 for every year the record has stood. Go, Eric!

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP *UPDATED*
Saturday 19th October 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers play their third game in as many days tonight. The Crushers pounded the Campbellton Tigers 12- 4 in Thursday's game, and also overcame the Woodstock Slammers 6-0 in last night's game . Next up: the Amherst Ramblers and that game will be live right here on ECFM. Michael Petter goes live from the Jungle – the Crushers pre-game show starts at 6:45, puck drops at 7.

In the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey - the Pictou County Scotians were defeated 7-3 by the Valley Maple Leafs in yesterday's game at East Hants Exhibition Arena. The Scotians trailed 3-0 after 2 periods, scoring all their goals in the third, but the Maple Leafs netted 4 more in the same period. Also, the Strait Pirates overcame the Brookfield Elks 4-1 in Port Hawkesbury.

Boxer Brody Blair from Lyons Brook has improved to 2 and 0 at the AIBA World Boxing Championship in Kazkhstan. He beat opponents from Croatia and Palestine with a 3-0 score in both matches. Blair is off today before his next bout tomorrow against Hungary. The event runs until October 26th. Way to go, Brody!

In Women's university hockey – The X-women gave a drubbing to the Dalhousie Tigers in Antigonish last night (fri) winning their game 7 to 0.

Northern Subway Selects handed Metro Boston Pizza their first loss of the season with a 4-2 win last night (FRI) Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Selects came out flying allowing Metro only 4 shots in the 1st period. Jordan Archibald played a strong game in goal getting the win. Scorers for the Selects were Katie Pentz, Maddie Bourque and Kaila Reid. The Selects now stand in 2nd place in league and next take on the ProCresting Penguins today (SAT)@ 4:30 pm East Hants Sportsplex.

Thursday night at the Thorburn Arena, the Chediac Furniture Nova Hockey League kicked off with a pair of games. In the first Whitey's Vikings doubled Dewtie's Excavating 6-3. Game two was a high scoring affair, as Pictou Landing Falcons defeated Can-Connect 12-8. Next is a triple bill on Sunday at the Stellarton rink, starting with Connors vs Thistle Bar at 5:20, followed by Whitey's Vikings against Natural Pro Gas, then Dewtie's Excavating faces off with Can-Connect.

Lyons Brook amateur boxer Brody Blair won his first bout at the AIBA World Championships in Kazakhstan, defeating a Croatian boxer 3-0. Blair is scheduled to box again today against Mahmoud Shabab of Palestine.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place tomorrow from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

In boys' soccer, Pictou Academy Pitbulls are hosting regionals this weekend – that takes place at the McCulloch Field in Pictou.

The Weeks Major Midgets have a pair of games over the weekend at the Wellness Centre. Tonight they play Newbridge Academy at 7:30, then host Cole Harbour tomorrow afternoon at 1.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers on the road in Dartmouth the weekend - they play the Whalers at 5pm today. Sunday at 12:15 they're back at the Wellness Centre to play the Western Hurricanes.

The Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Hockey League started its seventh season Thursday at the Westville Miners Sports Center with the Rangers edging the Leafs 5-2. Melanie Hill and Robyn Doyle led the Rangers with two goals apiece with Lyndsay MacKinnon adding a single. Debbie MacLean tallied twice to pace the Leafs.

Due to conflicts with provincial baseball championships, the North Nova Boys' Hockey game against Hants East has been changed. The game scheduled for last night will be played Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm at the Trenton Arena.

Power Skating for Hockey players of all levels with a Can Power Certified Coach is Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm for 10 weeks at the Ivor MacDonald Arena in Thorburn.   Players must be in full gear and have a stick. Come out and improve your skill, speed and agility, contact Justine at 755-6005 or email eastpictiousilverblades@hotmail.com for more information.


SHEREE FITCH NAMED PARL WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
Thursday 17th October 2013

The Pictou Antigonish Regional Library has named their Writer-in-Residence for this year, and those with children will be sure to recognize the name. Sheree Fitch, the author of such children's books as Mabel Murple and Sleeping Dragons All Around, and a proud Pictou County resident living in River John, will take on the roll. Fitch will be giving a number of workshops to aspiring writers throughout the year, beginning next month in Antigonish and New Glasgow. This is the tenth year of the Writer-in-Residence program for the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCTOBER 15
Tuesday 15th October 2013


Sunday was a tough day for fans of Junior hockey in Pictou County. The Crushers and Scotians both took to the ice against out of division opponents, and both took losses. The Crushers were on the road in Dieppe to face the Commandos, where special teams were the difference, as the Commandos went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Crushers only managed to go 2 for 8. Shane Dallaire took sole ownership of the league lead in points with a goal and 2 assists for Dieppe, giving him 18 points on the season. Nick Parker was the only Crusher to get two points with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game is Thursday at home against Campbellton. Meanwhile, the Scotians were at home against the Brookfield Elks, and also lost, falling by a score of 6-3. Leon Knockwood of the Elks led the way with a hat trick and two assists. The Elks and Scotians will play again Tuesday night in Brookfield.

Saturday night the Weeks Major Midgets lost their third straight game, falling 7-1 to the Halifax McDonalds at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cody Johnston scored the lone goal for the Weeks Major Midgets, assisted by Mark Vokey, just 45 seconds into the first period. 

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers participated in the 1st annual Jordan Boyd Memorial Tournament held at the BMO centre in Bedford this past week-end. The Crushers took to the ice Friday night to play the Bedford Blues and came away with a win.  The game was close one, with a final score of 2-1 in favor of the Crushers.  Tanner Steele had the first goal and Gabe Paquet sealed the deal  with an assist from Cameron MacKinnon.  Gabe Paquet was offensive player of the game and Willem Fraser received defensive player of the game. On Saturday, the Crushers began the day with an 8-0 loss against the Chebucto Atlantics.  Tanner Steele received offensive player of the game and Michael Law was defensive player of the game.  Later that day, the Crushers were defeated by TASA with a score of 10-1.  Tanner Steele scored the lone goal for the Crushers, assisted by Cameron MacKinnon.  Ian Reynolds was offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game was Dawson MacDonald. Goalies Jacob Fraser and Michael Law split all the games in nets. This week-end the Atom AA’s will meet Western Valley in two games at the Pictou County Wellness Center.

The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons boys hockey team held their home opener this weekend on Friday evening against the SAERC Saints from Port Hawkesbury in front of a packed house at the Trenton Rink.  It was a penalty filled match and the Gryphons had to fight off several 5 on 3 penalty situations but still came out on the positive end of a 7-4 score.  Leading the scoring for the Gryphons with four goals (including a natural hat trick) was Jacob Pentz.  Cody Haas opened the scoring early in the first and scored in an empty net to finish the third.  Kale Mason rounded off the scoring.  Saturday evening, the Gryphons travelled to Westville to meet the Northumberland Nighthawks in their home opener. Northumberland took the match 6-3. Scoring for North Nova were Darryl Wheadon with two and Luke Grant with the single tally. North Nova has a busy schedule next weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Thursday to take on the JH GIllis Royals at 7:00pm, host Hants East on Friday at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena, and travel to Lantz on Saturday for the second game of a home and home against Hants East at 6:00pm.

This past weekend the Ballantyne Fuels PeeWee AAA Crushers opened their season by hosting the Antigonish Bulldogs. Saturday evening the Bulldogs came out hard scoring 3 goals in the first period. In the second period the teams exchanged 2 goals each. Scoring a shorthanded goal for the Crushers was Connor MacLeod assisted by Kade Mason and Zach Houston picked up the second goal with a lead pass from MacLeod. The Bulldogs picked up 2 more in the third for a 7-2 win. Keegan Walker was between the pipes. Sunday the Crushers were a different team and played with more determination which led to a more competitive game. The Bulldogs open the scoring in the first, and picked up another in the second and Houston pulled the Crushers to within 1 with a goal assisted by Mason and Wayne Denny. Bulldogs scored in the third to seal the victory 3-1. Brayden Leblanc was solid in goal. Next action for the squad is this weekend as they travel to Yarmouth to face the Mariners.

Also on the weekend the Wonder Auto Bantam AA Crushers participated in the Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the South Shore Sharks. Friday evening the Crushers faced off against Cape Breton West. They fell behind 2-0 and with less than 2 minutes remaining in the 2nd period, Bailey Fraser opened the scoring for the squad with the feed from Logan Quinn. In the third period Cameron MacCallum tied the game with Fraser and Chrsitian MacLeod picking up the assists. With only 1:32 left Fraser scored the game winner with MacCallum and Aaron Purdy assisting on the play. Brennan McGuire faced 36 shots in goal and was named player of the game. On Saturday the Crushers lost to the South Shore Ice Sharks 7 - 1. Scoring for the Crushers was Connor Lochead unassisted. Thomas Baudoux faced 43 shots in goal. Cameron MacCallum earned player of the game. In the third game, the Crushers lost 4 – 3 a close match to the TASA Ducks. The Crushers were the only team to score on TASA during round robin play. Scoring first for the Crushers was MacCallum from Lochead and Luke Pelton. MacCallum also scored the second goal assisted by Pelton. The third goal was scored by Pelton on a penalty shot. Brennan McGuire faced 48 shots in goal.  Player of the game honours went to Luke Pelton. This weekend the Crushers will host Western Valley Spartans. Games will be at the Wellness Centre, Saturday’s game is at 2:00 pm and Sunday’s game is at 9:30 am. Come out and support the team.

It was an exciting weekend for the Pictou County Bantam AA Subway Selects as they opened their exhibition season with two solid wins. On Saturday the Selects played host to the Colchester Cyclones. Pictou County dominated the game from the opening frame and walked away with a 5-0 win. Scoring for the Selects were Caitlin Taylor with a pair, while singles went to Sophia Wornell, Sarah MacNeil and Kassidy MacKinnon. Jenna Landry was solid in getting the shutout. On Sunday the Selects traveled to Berwick where they took on the Valley Wild. The Subways secured a 4-2 win in an aggressive, penalty filled affair where Pictou County capitalized three times on the power play. Aevan MacDonald, MacNeil with two and Josie Chisholm scored for Pictou County. Landry was again strong in goal for the Selects in getting her second win of the season. The Selects, who represent the Highland Region, will be participating in the inaugural Provincial Female Bantam AA league this season. League action begins next Saturday when the Selects play host to Halifax in Pictou. The Subways head out on the road to play Cole Harbour on Sunday. The following weekend, beginning October 25th, The selects are one of four female AA Subway teams hosting an all female AA tournament dubbed "The Subway Cup".

After suffering a loss to Avery’s Valley Wild, the Antigonish Midget AA Bulldogs came back to defeat the Wild 3-2 in a double-header on Saturday in Kingston. Cassidy Sponagle scored the lone goal unassisted in the first game on a shot from the blue line, which resulted in an 8-1 final score. Female AA teams in the province are now regionalized, with Antigonish and Pictou County coming together to form teams. The Midget AA Bulldogs have three Pictou County players – Gena Cyr, Brooke MacVicar and Katelyn Dunn.

Jake Martin of New Glasgow will have his name added to the Atlantic Challenge Cup along with previous winners such as famous NHL players Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. Martin was a member of the U14 Male Team Nova Scotia, which won gold this weekend at the tournament in Moncton. In round-robin play, Martin, playing left wing, scored two goals and recorded two assists to help Team Nova Scotia win all three games. The team defeated New Brunswick 5-1, Newfoundland and Labrador 7-3 and Prince Edward Island 11-2. In the gold medal game, Team Nova Scotia defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 9-2. Martin, who plays centre and is one of the assistant captains for Pictou County’s Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers, was chosen by his teammates at the Atlantic Challenge Cup to receive the Hard Hat Award. The Hard Hat Award is given to the player on each team who is selected to be the "best overall contributor" by his or her teammates. The U17 Female Nova Scotia team also won gold, with three Pictou County players on the roster – Emilly MacDonald of Stellarton, Taylor Perry of Trenton, and Shaelyn McIntyre of Sundridge.

On Sunday morning the Pictou County PeeWee “A” Crushers hosted the Cumberland County Ramblers in their season opener at the wellness Centre skating away with a well deserved 3-0 victory.  The Crushers scored in all three periods with Logan Decoste opening the first on a feed from Ian Macdonald late in the period.  The second goal was scored by defenceman Owen Baird with Brody Bowering picking up the assist. The final tally came from the stick of Luke Young into an empty net with the Ramblers goalie on the bench for the extra attacker. Goalies Aiden Robinson and Wesley Kelly were outstanding in the teams season debut kicking out 35 Rambler Shots for the Shutout.

The North Nova Gryphons boys baseball team won the Northumberland Regional banner this past weekend, defeating  CEC Cougar  3 – 0 on Saturday in Bible Hill. On Friday the Gryphons defeated Amherst Regional High 6-0 and Springhill high school 11-1 to advance to the championship game. Everyone played great defense all weekend, with the team only giving up 1 run in the three games. The Gryphons are now of to the NSSAF baseball championship being hosted by Avon View  High School in Windsor this coming weekend.

In NSSAF High School Girls Soccer action this past week the NRHS Lady Nighthawks wrapped up their regular season with a 5-2 loss to the Amherst Vikettes on Tuesday but then rebounded for a 1-0 victory in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl game with cross county rivals the NNEC Gryphons. In their opening game of the week on Tuesday afternoon NRHS had to come from behind after a slow start to even matters just following at half-time 2-2 with Amherst but then faltered and conceded three straight goals late in the second half to eventually end up on the short end of a 5-2 score line. Isabelle Bennett had a hige game for NRHS with two goals, one from a direct free kick and one from the run of play. Assists were recorded by Season Brennan and Haley Smith. Hannah Mertin and Savannah Lees took care of the goalkeeping while Alex Kampa-Plouffe, Cara MacIvor and Lauren Hale had strong defensive performances. The game was extremely physical and NRHS lost four players to injury. On Monday morning, the team hosted North Nova in the eight annual Turkey Bowl game and the Lady Nighthawks were thankful for the Mertin sisters as Hannah kept a clean sheet in goal stopping all shots while twin sister Emily scored the winning goal. Isabelle Bennett and Jennifer Cooke recoreded assists on the only goal of the game while Shelby MacLennan, Jessica Deagle and Olivia MacDonald had super performances for NRHS. Savannah Lees made a key save late in the game and also played some midfield for the Nighthawks in this game and Hannah Mertin had several good moments in goal and made several fine saves each to keep NRHS deadlocked at zero until sister bear Emily broke the deadlock. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a NSSAF Regional Play-off game in Amherst on Tuesday vs the Vikettes and if that turns out well then the Lady Nighthawks will be on the road to Elmsdale to advance to play the East Hants Tigers in the Regional Championship Game scheduled for this coming Thursday, October 17 at 4 pm.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 14
Monday 14th October 2013


Sunday was a tough day for fans of Junior hockey in Pictou County. The Crushers and Scotians both took to the ice against out of division opponents, and both took losses. The Crushers were on the road in Dieppe to face the Commandos, where special teams were the difference, as the Commandos went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Crushers only managed to go 2 for 8. Shane Dallaire took sole ownership of the league lead in points with a goal and 2 assists for Dieppe, giving him 18 points on the season. Nick Parker was the only Crusher to get two points with a goal and an assist. The Crushers next game is Thursday at home against Campbellton. Meanwhile, the Scotians were at home against the Brookfield Elks, and also lost, falling by a score of 6-3. Leon Knockwood of the Elks led the way with a hat trick and two assists. The Elks and Scotians will play again Tuesday night in Brookfield.

Saturday night the Weeks Major Midgets lost their third straight game, falling 7-1 to the Halifax McDonalds at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Cody Johnston scored the lone goal for the Weeks Major Midgets, assisted by Mark Vokey, just 45 seconds into the first period. 

The North Nova Education Centre Gryphons boys hockey team held their home opener this weekend on Friday evening against the SAERC Saints from Port Hawkesbury in front of a packed house at the Trenton Rink.  It was a penalty filled match and the Gryphons had to fight off several 5 on 3 penalty situations but still came out on the positive end of a 7-4 score.  Leading the scoring for the Gryphons with four goals (including a natural hat trick) was Jacob Pentz.  Cody Haas opened the scoring early in the first and scored in an empty net to finish the third.  Kale Mason rounded off the scoring.  Assists went to Tyler Baird, Kirklin Murray, Darryl Wheadon, John David Coffin, Luke Grant, and Chris Brooker.  On Saturday evening, the Gryphons travelled to Westville to meet the Northumberland Nighthawks in their home opener.  While there was no scoring in the first period, the floodgates opened in the second frame.  Northumberland scored 4 unanswered goals before North Nova answered with two to finish the period.  NNEC opened the third with a goal to get within one but NRHS scored two more to take the game 6-3.  Scoring for North Nova were Darryl Wheadon with two and Luke Grant with the single tally.  Assists went to Ethan Snell, Connor MacDougall, Chris Brooker, Jacob Pentz and Grant.  NRHS scorers were Jethro Gunn, Noah Chisholm, Jordan Wheeler, Morgan Peters, Brandon Bell and Ben Morrissey.  North Nova has a busy schedule next weekend as they travel to Antigonish on Thursday to take on the JH GIllis Royals at 7:00pm, host Hants East on Friday at 8:30pm at the Trenton Arena, and travel to Lantz on Saturday for the second game of a home and home against Hants East at 6:00pm.

The Westville Civic Building was the site of this year's induction ceremony for the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Among the names added this year: Pictou County running legend, the late Glenn ‘Big Dog’ Chenell, Ringette coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood, legendary 19th century curler and native of Abercrombie Robert Henry Dunbar, harness racing trotter Heel's Lad, volleyball player and Lismore native Neil MacKinnon, volleyball player Rodey C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and in the team category, the 1983-1986 Junior C Mariners.

Kinsmen Power Skating’s registration and family skate will take place on Sunday the 20th from 3:45 – 5:15pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. For more information, contact Steve Dunbar at 759-1656 or email sdunbar@eastlink.ca.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 8 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 8th October 2013


The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened their season against the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Sunday. The Bearcats came out strong scoring five unanswered goals in the first and second periods.  The Crushers rallied in the third period with Landon Sim opening their scoring with assists from Lucas Canning and Ryan Green.  MacLean Tobin scored two quick goals with two assists from Blaise MacDonald and the others from Liam Berthiaume and Kiefer Avery.  Truro answered with another two goals for a final score of 7 to 3 for the Bearcats. The Atom AAA Crushers will compete in the Jordan Boyd Memorial this coming weekend in Bedford.

The Pictou County Atom AA Crushers opened the season this week-end with two exhibition games. In the first game on Saturday, the Crushers travelled to Antigonish to play the Bulldogs. Although the Bulldogs started things off with a goal in the first period, the Crushers rallied and the game ended with a score of 8-2 in the Crusher’s favor. Scoring for the Crushers was Tanner Steele with two, Cale MacLaughlin, Ian Reynolds, Joseph Mason, Myles Farnsworth, Cameron MacKinnon and Dawson MacDonald with singles. Assists went to Tanner Steele, Ian Reynolds, Covey Cameron and Cale MacLaughlin. On Sunday, the team visited the Amherst Ramblers who were strong offensively. Final score was 11-1 for the Ramblers. Dawson MacDonald scored the lone goal for the Crushers, unassisted. Jacob Fraser was strong between the pipes for both games.

The North Nova boy's hockey team's home opener is this Friday. The team takes on SAERC from Port Hawkesbury at the Trenton Rink, puck drops at 8:30pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. On Saturday, North Nova heads to Westville to play Northumberland.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

There's also a Learn to Skate program getting underway at the NSCC Campus in Stellarton tonight at 6pm. Anyone interested is welcome to drop in.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

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COUNTY FAMILY ORDERED TO CLEAN PROPERTY
Tuesday 8th October 2013

A local family has been given 30 days to clean up a property deemed unsafe and unsightly, before the Municipality cleans it up and hands them a bill. Last night, at the County meeting in Pictou, the Gosbee family of French River  was ordered to take action on their  85 acre property – including demolition of a trailer with a collapsed roof and removal of abandoned vehicles, farm equipment, broken glass and garbage.  Alonzo Gosbee appeared before council  and insisted  that a house on the property  included in the demolition order was structurally sound and could be habitable in the future.  Council then amended a motion that the structure can remain if boarded up and made safe. A by-law officer will inspect the property located on highway 104 between NG and Antigonish  a month from now, and Council will act upon the work that has been completed on the property.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - OCT 7 *UPDATED*
Monday 7th October 2013


For the first time this season, the Pictou County Weeks Jr A Crushers have lost in regulation time. The Crushers were defeated at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre by the Truro Bearcats Saturday night in Maritime Hockey League action by a score of 5-3. David Stephens continued to play well for the Crushers, scoring once and adding a pair of assists on goals by Captain Nick Parker in a losing effort. The biggest story of the game was the play of Jacob Smith in his first game as a Bearcat, with a goal, an assist, and a big defensive play in the third period to maintain the two goal lead. The Crushers are off until Thursday, when the host the Miramichi Timberwolves, a team they beat on the road last weekend.

The Weeks Major Midgets struggled over the weekend, losing 4-1 on Saturday to the Halifax McDonalds on the road and 8-1 to the Cole Harbour Wolfpack at home Sunday. Nathaniel Leger scored the lone goal in Sunday’s loss at home, while Mark Vokey scored the lone goal on Saturday. Next weekend the Weeks Major Midgets are home for one game Saturday night against the Halifax McDonalds.

The Pictou County Scotians got their first win of the young NSJHL season last night, with a 4-1 victory over the Eastern Shore Mariners. Lucas Eshleman (ESH ul mun) scored twice for the Scotians, to go with goals by Craig Matheson and Jarrett Collins, while Ben Goss stopped 50 of 51 shots for the victory. Pictou County's next game is on Saturday in Glace Bay against the Miners, before their next home game on Sunday against Brookfield.

The Subway Northern Selects split their weekend games. After a 4-0 lost to league leading Metro Selects bounced back with a 6-2 win over Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers. Jordan Archibald played a strong game in goal stopping 16 of 18 shots  for the Selects with a balanced scoring effort by the team. Taylor Perry opened the scoring with Katie Pentz leading the team with a 3 point effort with a goal and assist along line mates Hilary Taylor with 2 assists and Siena Forance with a goal. Other scorers were Kate Marcott,  Emily Doiron and Baille Marcott. The Selects next game is Friday the 18th at 7:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Center Arena vs Metro.

The Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers opened their season against the Truro Bearcats at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Sunday. The Bearcats came out strong scoring five unanswered goals in the first and second periods.  The Crushers rallied in the third period with Landon Sim opening their scoring with assists from Lucas Canning and Ryan Green.  MacLean Tobin scored two quick goals with two assists from Blaise MacDonald and the others from Liam Berthiaume and Kiefer Avery.  Truro answered with another two goals for a final score of 7 to 3 for the Bearcats. The Atom AAA Crushers will compete in the Jordan Boyd Memorial this coming weekend in Bedford.

It was a great weekend for St FX in Atlantic University Sports: Friday night at the Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was another blow-out rugby game when the X-Women pummelled St. Thomas 98-0. It's the sixth consecutive shutout for the squad. The X-men were also victorious at home in hockey on Friday night at the Keating Centre, taking down UPEI 2-0. And a third victory: Saturday's football game saw St. FX beat Mt. Allison 30-9. On Sunday, the X-Women's hockey team defeated UPEI 3-1. Soccer was a different story, however; the X-Men soccer squad lost to Dalhousie 2-1, and the women were shut out by Dal 3-0.

In High School Girls Soccer action this past week the Northumberland Lady Nighthawks were very busy with a pair of league games and an exhibition match. In their Northern High School League game on Tuesday afternoon in Amherst NRHS fell 7-4 to the Vikettes in a rainy goal fest. In the wet field conditions Haley Smith scored a hat trick for the Lady Nighthawks while T-Anna Fraser added a single marker. On Thursday the NRHS squad hosted the first place Hants East Tigers and gave up an early goal four minutes in and then chased the game but never found the net in a tough 1-0 loss. On Friday, the Lady Nighthawks hosted the Pictou Academy Pitbulls in an exhibition game that resulted in a 1-1 draw. Season Brennan scored the equalizer assisted by Haley Smith and Lauren Hale. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be their final Northern League game on Tuesday when they host the Amherst Vikettes at 4 pm.

The team from Stellarton Medical Hall Pharmasave won their division at the annual Maritime Senior Men's Candlepin Championships in Moncton which wrapped up on Saturday. They defeated Dartmouth Bowlarama in the division semifinal, then fell to Fredericton. Dave Murray was the top bowler for Stellarton, with the second highest average in the tournament at 124. Teammate Herb Henderson was fourth overall with an average of 120. Also on the squad were Stewart Noseworthy, Bernie MacDonald, Tim Snell and Jim Lyons.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house tonight, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

Trenton Parks & Recreation Learn to Skate program still accepting registration. Fall session begins Oct.21. Please call 752-1019 or email robyn.meyer@trenton.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony on Satirday afternoon at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10am and 3pm.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 6th October 2013


The Crushers snapped their 5 game winning streak last night. In the Crushers match-up with the Truro Bearcats at the Rath Eastlink Community Center, the Pictou County team took a 5-3 loss. The Crushers next play the Miramichi Timberwolves this Thursday with the puck-drop set for 7.

Atlantic University WOMEN’S Sports: Friday night at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was a blow-out rugby game when the StFX X-WOMEN pummelled the St. THOMAS TOMMIES 98-0.

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house tomorrow/ Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday Oct 12th at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 5th October 2013

John Mullally's third goal of the season gave the Crushers their sixth win (4-3) over the Woodstock Slammers on Thursday night. For the second time in three home games this season, the Crushers took a one-goal lead into the latter stages of the third period, only to give up a late game-tying goal. This time it was a power-play marker by EJ Faust with just 1:07 left in the game that forced the extra frame. However, unlike the home opener against Yarmouth, the Crushers got the victory in this game. Mitchell Deruelle (DER well) scored twice and Daniel MacLeod added a single in regulation for the Crushers. Up next for the Crushers is a match-up with the Truro Bearcats today at the Rath Eastlink Community Center. Michael Petter will have that game for you right here on East Coast FM -the pre-game show starts at 6:45pm.

Atlantic University WOMEN’S Sports: Last night at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish there was a blow-out rugby game when the StFX X-WOMEN pummelled the St. THOMAS TOMMIES 98-0

The new Steller-Nova Hockey League has openings for teams. Players must be at least 21. Interested teams can contact either Millan at 755-2696 or Vernon 752- 2491.

If you'd like to take up Badminton, there are games at the NSCC Stellarton campus on Thursday nights from 7 to 9pm, as well as at the Temperance Street School on Mondays, also from 7-9pm.

Northumberland Strait Shooters Archery Club will hold an open house on Monday, from 6 to 8 pm at the Westville Town Hall Gym. They're also offering a 3 week “Introduction To Archery” course beginning on October 21st for anyone 10 years old and up. The cost is only 25 dollars and the equipment is provided. Registration will take place at the Open House. For further information, email a27collie73@eastlink.ca.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is holding this year's induction ceremony next Saturday at the Westville Civic Building from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are still available by calling 755-1755, or by visiting the Hall of Fame on East River Road, New Glasgow Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.



ANTIGONISH MEETING OF CUPE MEMBERS TO DISCUSS 'SUPERBOARD'
Monday 30th September 2013

CUPE members who work for the Guysborough-Antigonish-Strait-Health Authority (GASHA) have a meeting scheduled for tonight in Antigonish to discuss the potential “Superboard” being proposed. CUPE Acute Care Co-ordinator Wayne Thomas is continuing his presentations across the province regarding the experiences elsewhere - particularly Alberta and New Brunswick. He says this type of restructuring would have major implications for labour relations, and also has the potential to remove important health care decision-making from the local communities. Thomas says the meeting is for CUPE members only.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 30
Monday 30th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Crushers have pushed their win streak to 4. The team dominated Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, blanking the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. The Crushers played a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend: Friday night in Campbellton they edged the Tigers 3-2 and Saturday night in Miramichi, the Crushers overcame the Timberwolves 5-4 with Nick Parker leading the team with 2 goals.

Mark Vokey’s power play goal in overtime gave the Weeks Major Midgets the win 4-3 on Sunday against the Cape Breton Tradesmen. Scoring goals in regulation for Weeks were Mike Stuart, Nathaniel Leger and Vokey. Luke Melanson made 30 saves for the win. Just a day earlier they lost 9-4 in their first game of the doubleheader with the Tradesmen. Blair Dewtie, Noah Archibald, Stuart and Doug Barton scored in the loss for Weeks. Matthew Williams made 42 saves for the Major Midgets. Their next game is on the road against the undefeated Halifax McDonalds on Saturday.

The Scotsburn Crushers picked up a point in two games over the weekend. The major bantam team tied the Harbour Storm 3-3 at home on Saturday, then lost 7-2 to the ACCEL Hawks yesterday in Halifax. Scoring Sunday for the Crushers were Jake Martin and Briden Hawes. Mitchell Cummer was in goal. Cole Fielding, Campbell Burrows and Martin scored for Scotsburn in Saturday’s tie, while Tyler Howe was in goal making 33 saves. The Scotsburn Crushers play this Saturday in Bedford against the Barons, then face Truro at the Wellness Centre on Sunday at noon.

In the Northern High School Girls Soccer, Northumberland travelled to Elmsdale and were defeated by the host Tigers by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Next up for the Lady Nighthawks will be a busy week with a league road game in Amherst on Tuesday and then a pair of home games on Thursday with the Hants East squad in town and then the Pictou Academy Pitbulls.

On the subject of the Pictou Academy’s girl’s soccer team... they won their third straight Jimmy George Memorial Soccer Tournament title, defeating North Nova’s JV team 4-0 on Saturday. Amelia English scored two goals for the Pitbulls, with singles from Payton Ruiz and Lindy Quann. Mackenzie Leblanc picked up the shutout for Pictou Academy.

It was one of the more lopsided rugby wins in University action... the StFX X-Women shut out UPEI Panthers 116 – 0 at StFX Oland Stadium yesterday in Antigonish.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season tonight from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

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SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 29th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Crushers dominated Thursday night at the Pictou County Wellness Center, indeed crushing the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. Crusher goaltender Devon Tremblay, in his first start in the Maritime Hockey League, stopped all 18 shots he faced to get the shutout. The Crushers played a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend: Friday night in Campbellton they edged the Tigers 3-2 and last night in Miramichi, the Crushers overcame the Timberwolves 5-4 with Nick Parker leading the team with 2 goals.

In ST FXU womens action, the X-Women Hockey team spent the weekend in Kingston, ON for the Queen’s Invitational tournament. And the X-Women Rugby team meets UPEI today at 3:00 pm at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish

From the NS Female Midget AAA hockey league: Northern Subway Selects dropped a 3-0 game to ProCresting Penguins. The teams  were tied 0-0 going into the 3rd when the Penguins took over with 3 goals in the 3rd period. The Penguins outshot the Selects 34 to26. The Selects take on the league-leading Metro Boston Pizza on Sunday at 11am at BMO Centre. The Selects currently stand tied with the Penguins for 2nd place in league play.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers play their second game this weekend... today they're on the road against the ACCEL Hawks in Halifax.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season tomorrow from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament this weekend. Play continues today with the championship game set for 2 pm at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 28th September 2013


The Crushers dominated from beginning to end in their Thursday night game at the Pictou County Wellness Center, squashing the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 10-0. Eight different Crushers scored during the game, with Garrett Holmes and Jordan MacInnis getting two each, and six other players adding singles. Also of note, Crusher goaltender Devon Tremblay, in his first start in the Maritime Hockey League, stopped all 18 shots he faced to get the shutout. The Crushers are on the road for a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend– last night in Campbellton where they edged the Tigers 3-2 and today in Miramichi.

ST FXU womens action, the X-Women Hockey team are in Kingston, ON this weekend for the Queen’s Invitational tournament.  Sunday, Sept. 29: X-Women Rugby vs UPEI, 3:00 pm at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have a pair of games this weekend... tonight they play the Storm at the Wellness Centre at 7pm, and on Sunday they're on the road against the ACCEL Hawks in Halifax.

Westville Minor Hockey Association will be holding a final registration for this season on Monday from 7 to 8 pm at the Annex of the Westville Miners Sport's Complex. This will be the final registration for those players who are eligible to play for WMHA.

New Glasgow Minor Hockey has a few openings left in all divisions from IP to midget teams. To confirm a spot before the last registration on Oct. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre call Marina at 752-5123. Leave your name and what team you wish to play for. You then go on Oct. 1 to finish the paperwork.

The Walk to Cure Diabetes will be tomorrow/Sunday.  Registration opens at BIA Maith Pub (formerly the Pressroom) at 8:00 am and the run starts at 9:30. Post Run Celebration on the covered deck at the pub. BBQ and Entertainment. Great Prizes. This is a fund raising run. Go to www.jdrf.ca and follow the walk links to get your on-line fundraising set up today. If you want to download a pledge form visit www.pictoujdrf.ca.

The Pictou Academy senior girl’s soccer team are hosting the 5th annual Jimmy George Soccer Tournament this weekend. Play continues today with North Nova vs Northumberland at 10 a.m. The championship game is at 2 p.m. Both games are at the Lions Field at the Pictou Rotary.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics will be holding a Bronze Medallion Course beginning on October 7th. This is the first step to becoming a National Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the end of the course or hold a Bronze Star certification. Learn tows, carries and releases for challenging rescues, first aid skills and stroke efficiency. Pre-Registration is required. For further information OR to register, please call the Pictou Fisheries Training Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com



ANTIGONISH WOMAN FACES POSSIBLE JAIL FOR SHOPLIFTING
Monday 23rd September 2013

An Antigonish woman could possibly face jail time for an incident of shoplifting in Stellarton . Forty-five year old Donna Darlene Gavin pleaded guilty to the single charge of theft related to the incident 13 June at Sobeys. Gavin’s lawyer told the court that he wanted a presentence report completed, which the Crown indicated was a good idea since he was going to be seeking jail time at the sentencing hearing. Gavin faces a maximum of six months in jail on the charge. She returns to court 13 November for the sentencing hearing.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 23
Monday 23rd September 2013


The Weeks Crushers got back into the win column yesterday in Bridgewater, thanks in part to a hat trick performance by a Crusher playing in front of his home town crowd. Andrew Graham scored three goals, including two just 33 seconds apart late in the third period to ice the 5-2 victory. Those two goals were both assisted by Regan Spears and Garrett Lambke, while the first came in the second period on the power play from David Stephens and Mitchell Deruelle (DER well). Evan Carmody had the other two goals for the Crushers, both assisted by Mitchell Shewfelt. These same two teams will meet again on Thursday, this time at the Pictou County Wellness Center, with game time set for 7:00.

Sunday afternoon the Weeks Major Midgets fell to the South Shore Mustangs 4-2. Scoring for the Weeks Major Midgets were Mark Vokey and Cody Johnston. On Saturday the Weeks Major Midgets won the first game of the doubleheader with the Mustangs 2-1, their first win of the regular season. Doug Barton and Cody Johnston scored in that game. Their next game is Wednesday night on the road against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack.

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers split their weekend on the road. On Saturday in Berwick the Crushers downed Kings Mutual 3-1. Scoring for Scotsburn were Nolan Emery, Cole Fielding and Grant Fraser. Sunday afternoon against the Dartmouth Whalers the Crushers couldn’t find the scoreboard with Dartmouth picking up a 6-0 victory. Mitchell Cummer faced 55 shots in the game for the Crushers.

The Northern Subway Selects took the first game in a home-and-home series with the Cape Breton Panthers 6-2. On Sunday the team fell 2-0 on the road against the Panthers in Glace Bay. Jordan Archibald got the win in goal on Saturday for the Selects. Scoring for the Selects were Maddie Bourque (3), Amanda Dunning, Taylor Perry and Siena Forance. Assists went to Kenize Reid (2), Emily Dorion (2), Kaila Reid (2), Rachel Brown and Annika Mason. The Selects are currently in second place in the league a 2-2 record.

The Hants East Tigers were triumphant at the fifth annual Northumberland Regional High's girls soccer invitational tournament on Saturday. They beat the North East Kings Education Centre Titans 2-0 in the championship match-up at the NRHS field. The Lady Nighthawks finished 4th in a shoot-out, Pictou Academy 6th- also on a shootout - and North Nova 8th. The Lady Nighthawks play their first Northern League game Tuesday at Milford when they tangle with Hants East.

Special Olympics Pictou County is holding their registration day Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 at Summer Street Industries. They're looking for athletes, coaches, volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about Special Olympics. Athletes are asked to bring their Medical Card, a list of current medications, and a parent(s) or caregiver to assist with the application process. It is strongly recommended that all athletes register in person on Registration Day to assist in the registration process and programming. For more information about registration or teams and activities, please contact Special Olympics Regional Coordinator Jill Cameron at jgcameron@eastlink.ca or (902) 922 – 2375.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating  this Monday and Wednesday at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks. The Session is set to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

Come try out Teen Zumba for FREE with Kelli Cruikshank - on Friday from 4:00-5:00 pm at the former Pacer's Club (CN Station) Pictou. Open to all teens & you can bring a friend. Please help spread the word & For further info call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Sunday 22nd September 2013


The Crushers needed overtime to decide a winner in Maritime Hockey League action, but the team did not come away with the extra point, when the Mariners earned a 4-3 victory in a shootout last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers were just 6.7 seconds away from the victory, but Kyle Campbell tied the game off a great feed from Braden Mercier. The big line for the Crushers last night was the combination of John Mullally, Brandon Parsons, and Evan Carmody, with Mullally getting two of the goals. The Crushers play again today, when they visit the Bridgewater Lumberjacks, and you can hear that game right here on ECFM with the pregame show starting at 3:45 with Michael Petter.

Maddie Bourque scored a hat trick in the 6 - 2 Northern Subway Select victory in game one of a home and home series with Cape Breton MacIntyre Chevy Panthers. Game two is today at the Bayplex at 2pm. Jordan Archibald was the winning goalie. Also scoring for the Selects were Amanda Dunning, Taylor Perry and Siena Forance. Chipping in with 2 assists each were Kenize Reid, Emily Dorion, Kaila Reid, and single assists went to Rachel Brown and Annika Mason. The Selects sit in 2nd place in NSFMHL league standings halfway through the second weekend of league play.  

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. There will be a session Tuesday the 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed Age Groups: Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

Special Olympics Pictou County is holding their registration day this coming Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 at Summer Street Industries. They're looking for athletes, coaches, volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about Special Olympics. Athletes are asked to bring their Medical Card, a list of current medications, and a parent(s) or caregiver to assist with the application process. It is strongly recommended that all athletes register in person on Registration Day to assist in the registration process and programming. For more information about registration or teams and activities, please contact Special Olympics Regional Coordinator Jill Cameron at jgcameron@eastlink.ca or (902) 922 – 2375.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating  this Monday and Wednesday at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages & abilities For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks. The Session is set to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

Come try out Teen Zumba for FREE with Kelli Cruikshank - on Friday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the former Pacer's Club (CN Station) Pictou. Open to all teens & you can bring a friend. Please help spread the word & For further info call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST
Saturday 21st September 2013

For the second time in as many games, the Crushers needed overtime to decide a winner in Maritime Hockey League action. The difference this time, the Crushers did not come away with the extra point, after the Mariners earned a 4-3 victory in a shootout last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers were just 6.7 seconds away from the victory, but Kyle Campbell tied the game off a great feed from Braden Mercier. The big line for the Crushers last night was the combination of John Mullally, Brandon Parsons, and Evan Carmody, with Mullally getting two of the goals. The Crushers play on Sunday, when they visit the Bridgewater Lumberjacks, a game you can hear on East Coast FM with the pregame show starting at 3:45pm.

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. There will be a session Tuesday the 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed Age Groups Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run this Sunday at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Special Olympics Pictou County is holding their registration day next week at Summer Street Industries. They're looking for athletes, coaches, volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about Special Olympics. Registration is from 6:30 to 8:30pm this Wednesday night. Athletes are asked to bring their Medical Card, a list of current medications, and parent(s) or caregiver to assist with the application process. It is strongly recommended that all athletes register in person on Registration Day to assist in the registration process and programming. For more information about registration day or our teams and activities, please contact Special Olympics Regional Coordinator Jill Cameron at jgcameron@eastlink.ca or (902) 922 – 2375.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating   Monday September 23rd and Wednesday September 25th at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks.  Session to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

Come try out Teen Zumba for FREE with Kelli Cruikshank - on Friday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the former Pacer's Club (CN Station) Pictou. Open to all teens. Bring a friend. Please help spread the word. For further info call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 20
Friday 20th September 2013

For the second time in as many games, the Crushers needed overtime to decide a winner in Maritime Hockey League action. The difference this time, the Crushers did not come away with the extra point, after the Mariners earned a 4-3 victory in a shootout last night at the Pictou County Wellness Center. The Crushers were just 6.7 seconds away from the victory, but Kyle Campbell tied the game off a great feed from Braden Mercier. The big line for the Crushers last night was the combination of John Mullally, Brandon Parsons, and Evan Carmody, with Mullally getting two of the goals. The Crushers play on Sunday, when they visit the Bridgewater Lumberjacks, a game you can hear on East Coast FM with the pregame show starting at 3:45pm.

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. There will be a session Tuesday the 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed Age Groups Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run this Sunday at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Special Olympics Pictou County is holding their registration day next week at Summer Street Industries. They're looking for athletes, coaches, volunteers and anyone interested in learning more about Special Olympics. Registration is from 6:30 to 8:30pm this Wednesday night. Athletes are asked to bring their Medical Card, a list of current medications, and parent(s) or caregiver to assist with the application process. It is strongly recommended that all athletes register in person on Registration Day to assist in the registration process and programming. For more information about registration day or our teams and activities, please contact Special Olympics Regional Coordinator Jill Cameron at jgcameron@eastlink.ca or (902) 922 – 2375.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating   Monday September 23rd and Wednesday September 25th at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Pictou Recreation and Parks is now taking registration for an 8 wk Step and Tone Class with Pauline Marks.  Session to begin Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Pictou Elementary Gym.  Preregistration is required.  For further info or to register call 485-4372.

Come try out Teen Zumba for FREE with Kelli Cruikshank - on Friday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the former Pacer's Club (CN Station) Pictou. Open to all teens. Bring a friend. Please help spread the word. For further info call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 19
Thursday 19th September 2013


The Weeks Junior A Crushers are looking to start a streak tonight in their home opener at the Wellness Centre: the team has a win under their belts as they take on the Yarmouth Mariners, who have two wins of their own. Puck drops at 7pm. Michael Petter will have more on this and other games tonight at 6 with Slapshot, right here on East Coast FM.

The NNEC girl’s hockey team tryout schedule continues this weekend at the Wellness Centre and will cost each participant $30 to help cover ice costs. Tryout dates are: Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All girls in Grades 10-12 are encouraged to tryout. For more information call 755-8180 ext. 160.

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. There will be a session Tuesday the 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed. Age Groups: Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating   Monday September 23rd and Wednesday September 25th at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton next weekend. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 18
Wednesday 18th September 2013


The NNEC girl’s hockey team tryout schedule continues this week. All tryouts will take place at the Wellness Centre and will cost each participant $30 to help cover ice costs. Tryout dates are: Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All girls in Grades 10-12 are encouraged to tryout. For more information call 755-8180 ext. 160.

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. There will be a session Tuesday the 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed Age Groups Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

North Nova Education Centre is hosting tryouts for co-ed Volleyball at the Gym tonight at 7:30. All talent levels are welcome.

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

East Pictou Silver Blades will be holding there Winter Registration for Figure Skating, Jump Start, the New Canskate and Power Skating   Monday September 23rd and Wednesday September 25th at Thorburn Rink from 6:30 until 8:30.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them in its CANSKATE program at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September , at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton next weekend. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 17 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 17th September 2013


The Pictou County Scotians finished up the exhibition season undefeated, after winning their only pre-season game 6-4 over the Antigonish Bulldogs. The game was played at the Pictou County Wellness Center, although the Scotians will be back in their familiar home at the Trenton Arena once the regular season gets rolling. Brandon Verge and Ryan Langille had a pair of goals each, with singles coming from Craig Matheson and Scott MacLean. Mitchell Donlevy and Ben Goss split the goaltending duties, with Goss stopping 22 of 24 shots, while Donlevy stopped 15 of 17. The Scotians open the regular season on Friday in Port Hawkesbury against the defending Sid Rowe Division Champion Strait Pirates. The home opener will not be until the following weekend, when they begin a home-and-home set with the defending league champion Sackville Blazers.

The NNEC girl’s hockey team tryout schedule continues this week. All tryouts will take place at the Wellness Centre and will cost each participant $30 to help cover ice costs. Tryout dates are: Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All girls in Grades 10-12 are encouraged to tryout. For more information call 755-8180 ext. 160.

Registration for Pictou County Basketball Association is this week. The first session is Tuesday the 17th & 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at North Nova Education Centre. There will also be a session on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The annual Membership Fee is $20. There are also Skills Sessions on Saturdays beginning September 28th to October 26th for a cost of $30. Times & Locations to be Confirmed Age Groups: Junior Mini, ages 7-9 (Under 10 on or before Jan 1st 2014) Mini, ages 10-11 (Under 12 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Bantam, ages 12-13 (Under 14 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Midget, ages 14-15 (Under 16 on or before Oct 1st 2013) Any questions or inquiries, contact Allan Floyd allan.floyd@pclightning.ca

North Nova Education Centre is hosting tryouts for co-ed Volleyball at the Gym tomorrow night at 7:30. All talent levels are welcome.

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca


PICTOU COUNTY CHARITY EVENTS RAISE THOUSANDS
Monday 16th September 2013

People in Pictou County did a lot of good over the weekend, raising thousands for charity. The 33rd Annual Terry Fox Run in Pictou raised $3,000 for cancer research, in a year where neighboring runs in Truro and Antigonish were unfortunately cancelled. On Saturday, $4,200 was raised in Trenton for the Pictou Branch of the SPCA with the Bark in the Park, while at Northumberland Regional High in Alma, the annual Superwalk for Parkinson's Disease raised over $14,000.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 16
Monday 16th September 2013


The Weeks Jr. A Crushers needed overtime to do it, but they opened their 2013-14 season with a win over the Dieppe Commandos. New Crusher David Stephens scored 1:42 into the extra period after a great tape-to-tape pass from Mitchell Deruelle (DER well). For Stephens, the goal capped a four point night, while Shane Dallaire also had four points for the Commandos. The Crushers are now off until Thursday, when they play their home opener against the Yarmouth Mariners at 7pm in the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Northern Subway Selects won their Home Opener in the Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League. Katie Pentz from Trenton scored the single goal for the Selects to overcome the Pro Cresting Penguins at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Assists went to Baillie Marcott (Port Hood) and rookie Siena Forance (Inverness). In their second game of the season the Subway Selects fell 7-1 to the Penguins on the road on Sunday. Maddie Bourque had their lone goal. The Selects continue their regular season play next weekend with a home-and-home series against the Cape Breton Panthers. Saturday they play at 2 p.m. in Port Hawkesbury before playing on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Glace Bay. The Northern Selects team is composed of players from the Northern Region of Nova Scotia along with import goalie Jenna McNamara.  

The Weeks Major Midgets started their season with a pair of losses. After a 4-0 loss against the Newbridge Academy Gladiators on Saturday, their home opener was Sunday against the Halifax McDonalds, who doubled the Weeks squad 6-3. Scoring for the home squad were Nathaniel Lege, and Evan MacLellan with a pair. Next weekend the Weeks Major Midgets host the South Shore Mustangs for a pair of games Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. 

The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers opened their season Saturday night against the Newbridge Senators, with Newbridge coming away with an 11-3 victory. Oliver Schnare, Nathaniel Dewar and Briden Hawes scored for the Crushers at the Wellness Centre. In their second game on the road against Bubba Rays the Crushers fell 10-4. Hawes, Grant Fraser, Jaden Mason and Schnare scored for the Scotsburn squad in the loss. Tyler Howe and Mitchell Cummer shared time in goal in both games. The Crushers next game is this Saturday against Kings Mutual in Berwick.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians first exhibition game is tonight against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The NNEC girl’s hockey team tryout schedule continues this week. All tryouts will take place at the Wellness Centre and will cost each participant $30 to help cover ice costs. Tryout dates are: Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All girls in Grades 10-12 are encouraged to tryout. For more information call 755-8180 ext. 160.

The Kickin’ Vixens hosted their first ever roller derby match in New Glasgow, and nearly 200 fans came to John Brother MacDonald Stadium for the action. The Vixens teamed up with the Valley's Riptide Rollers to face the Tar City Rollers from Cape Breton. In the end, it was Tar City on top, 125-72. The derby season runs May to September, but the Kickin' Vixens practice through the year. They’re offering a program in October to teach people everything from how to skate to the specifics of the game. Follow them on Facebook – Highland Derby Dolls Kickin' Vixens.

The Northumberland Regional Lady Nighthawks travelled to Antigonish to tangle with the Dr JH Gillis Royals and then competed in the NNEC Friendly tournament. Against JH Gillis, the team ran out of gas, falling 5-1. But the Lady Nighthawks bounced back, going undefeated at the NNEC Friendly Tournament. NRHS opened on Saturday morning with a 1-0 victory over the Pictou Academy Pitbulls. The second match on Saturday afternoon tied with North Nova 1-1. The Lady Nighthawks see action next week-end when the Nighthawks will host their fifth annual 3-D Auto Parts eight team tournament at the Rotary and NRHS fields beginning Friday at Noon.

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Sunday 15th September 2013



The Weeks Jr. A Crushers needed overtime to do it, but they started the 2013-14 season with a win over the Dieppe Commandos. New Crusher David Stephens scored 1:42 into the extra period after a great tape-to-tape pass from Mitchell Deruelle (DER well). For Stephens, the goal capped a four point night, while Shane Dallaire also had four points for the Commandos. The Crushers are now off until Thursday, when they play their home opener against the Yarmouth Mariners at 7pm in the Pictou County Wellness Center.

Northern Subway Selects won their Home Opener in the Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League. Katie Pentz from Trenton scored the single goal for The Subway Norther Selects to overcome the Pro Cresting Penguines at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Assists went to Baillie Marcott (Port Hood) and rookie Siena Forance (Inverness). Shots favoured the Selects by a margin of 24 to 20 but the Penguins were not able to beat goalie Jenna McNamara (Hammonds Plains) who was credited with the win and shutout. It was a great start for the team, who debuted a new logo on their jerseys, and are under the direction of new head coach Troy Reid. The Northern Selects take on the Penguins in game 2 of the home and home series Sunday at 11 AM at the East Hants Sportplex. The Northern Selects team is composed of players from the Northern Region of Nova Scotia along with import goalie Jenna McNamara.  

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians first exhibition game is tomorrow against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team are underway at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. And their policy is: No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The next session is Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE LEADER JAIME BAILLIE MAKES APPEARANCE IN PICTOU THIS AFTERNOON
Sunday 15th September 2013

Jaimie Baillie has Pictou County on his campaign agenda today. The Progressive Conservative leader will outline his plan to freeze power rates and protect jobs in rural Nova Scotia today at 2:10pm at the Braeside Country Inn on Front Street, Pictou. Baillie will be joined by Mike Emmett, the operator of The Braeside Country Inn, Karla MacFarlane, PC candidate for Pictou West; Pat Dunn, PC candidate for Pictou Centre; and Tim Houston, PC candidate for Pictou East. He will also take in the Ship Hector Homecoming directly after his announcement. Meanwhile Liberal leader Stephen MacNeil spends the day in Cape Breton – he will be making a noon announcement “Putting Patients and Healthcare workers First” before heading to the Terry Fox run in New Waterford. Premier Darrell Dexter takes the NDP message to Antigonish. He is scheduled to make a 2:00 pm Announcement concerning Long Term Care at Bethany Motherhouse, 45 Bay Street, Antigonish before campaigning in the town with local NDP candidate Maurice Smith.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 14th September 2013


Cancellation: The Northern Nova United Mini and Recreational Soccer program has been cancelled for today due to pending weather conditions. For the same reason-the Pictou House League soccer scheduled for 9AM today has also been called off.

After a very good training camp, the Weeks Major Midgets regular season gets underway this weekend.  The season opener is on the road in Dartmouth against the Newbridge Academy Gladiators at 7:30, at the Sportsplex. But tomorrow will see the Halifax McDonalds here at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Come out and cheer on the 2013-14 Weeks Major Midgets. Puck drops at 1 pm tomorrow.

The Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers are on the road for their first game of the season against Dieppe. Michael Petter will have all the action here on ECFM starting at 7:15 tonight. The Crushers' first home game is next Thursday at the Wellness Centre against the Yarmouth Mariners.

Meanwhile, the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have selected their captain ahead of their first game of the season. 14 year old Grant Fraser of Stellarton will be wearing the “C” when the Crushers face the Newbridge Senators tonight at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The last sports event at John Brother MacDonald Stadium is taking place tonight. The Kickin' Vixens Roller Derby Squad is playing two squads from Cape Breton and the Annapolis Valley. Doors open at 2:30, the full-contact action begins at 3. Admission is $5, or $4 with a donation for the food bank. For more info visit the Highland Derby Dolls – Kickin' vixens page on Facebook.

The last race of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour will be today at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, with the Dartmouth Dodge 200 and the Sportsmen 75. Race time is 4pm.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be a session today at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team begin this weekend at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The sessions are: Today @ 6:15-8:15pm Sunday, Sept 15th @ 8:45-10:45am Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 13
Friday 13th September 2013


The Pictou County Weeks Jr. A Crushers are on the road for their first game of the season against Dieppe. Michael Petter will have all the action here on ECFM starting at 7:15 tomorrow night. The Crushers' first home game is next Thursday at the Wellness Centre against the Yarmouth Mariners.

Meanwhile, the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have selected their captain ahead of their first game of the season. 14 year old Grant Fraser of Stellarton will be wearing the “C” when the Crushers face the Newbridge Senators Saturday night at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The last sports event at John Brother MacDonald Stadium is taking place on Saturday. The Kickin' Vixens Roller Derby Squad is playing two squads from Cape Breton and the Annapolis Valley. Doors open at 2:30, the full-contact action begins at 3. Admission is $5, or $4 with a donation for the food bank. For more visit the Highland Derby Dolls – Kickin' vixens page on Facebook.

The last race of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour will be on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, with the Dartmouth Dodge 200 and the Sportsmen 75. Race time is 4pm.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be a session tomorrow at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team begin this weekend at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The sessions are: Saturday, Sept 14th @ 6:15-8:15pm Sunday, Sept 15th @ 8:45-10:45am Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Runners: Colchester Community Workshops is hosting the annual Jack Rabbit 5K & 10 K Run next Sunday the 22nd at the Fire Hall in Bible Hill. Registration is at 7:30, the race begins at 9. To register or learn more, contact Kelly Atwater at 902-893-7228 ext. 118 or email kelly.ccw@hotmail.ca. You can also register online at www.atlanticchip.ca/events.

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. There's a couple of team slots left. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 12
Thursday 12th September 2013


The Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers have selected their captain ahead of their first game of the season. 14 year old Grant Fraser of Stellarton will be wearing the “C” when the Crushers face the Newbridge Senators Saturday night at 7 at the Wellness Centre. Last year Fraser had four goals and 13 points in 29 games.

The last sports event at John Brother MacDonald Stadium is taking place on Saturday. The Kickin' Vixens Roller Derby Squad is playing two squads from Cape Breton and the Annapolis Valley. Doors open at 2:30, the full-contact action begins at 3. Admission is $5, or $4 with a donation for the food bank. For more visit the Highland Derby Dolls – Kickin' vixens page on Facebook.

The last race of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour will be on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, with the Dartmouth Dodge 200 and the Sportsmen 75. Race time is 4pm.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be sessions tonight at 7:15 and Saturday at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team begin this weekend at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The sessions are: Saturday, Sept 14th @ 6:15-8:15pm Sunday, Sept 15th @ 8:45-10:45am Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. taking a max of 10 teams. currently have 7. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 11
Wednesday 11th September 2013


The last sports event at John Brother MacDonald Stadium is taking place on Saturday. The Kickin' Vixens Roller Derby Squad is playing two squads from Cape Breton and the Annapolis Valley. Doors open at 2:30, the full-contact action begins at 3. Admission is $5, or $4 with a donation for the food bank. For more visit the Highland Derby Dolls – Kickin' Vixens page on Facebook.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be sessions Thursday at 7:15 and Saturday at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team begin this weekend at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The sessions are: Saturday, Sept 14th @ 6:15-8:15pm Sunday, Sept 15th @ 8:45-10:45am Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

2nd annual Dragon Boat Men's Lob Ball tournament will be in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. taking a max of 10 teams. currently have 7. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime @ ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 10***UPDATED***
Tuesday 10th September 2013


For the fourth time in the 49-year history of the tournament, The New Glasgow Kinsmen Dairy Queen Blizzards have won the David Maltby Memorial Amherst Little League Invitational Tournament. New Glasgow last won the title in 1998. This year’s squad competed against Dartmouth, Stratford, Amherst, and the defending champions from Sackville, N.S. The highlight of round-robin play was Chad Russell's complete game 3-0, two-hit shutout of the host team ensuring New Glasgow first place in their division and a semifinal berth with Dartmouth. The Blizzards fell behind early in the semifinal, but were lead by Riley Sheehan homering in the fourth to spark a comeback and twin brother Luke crashed into the centre field fence bringing back what would have been a two-run homer in the fifth of the 8-4 victory. Matt Chediac and Jake Martin shared pitching duties. New Glasgow faced the undefeated, defending champions who had outscored their opponents 65-3 throughout the tournament. The Blizzards stepped up their defensive play to stay even with the Acadians into the fifth when Martin cracked a two-run homer to give the Blizzards the lead. The Blizzards held the Sackville offense scoreless after the second inning, securing the 5-3 win. Russell recorded his second complete game victory of the weekend scattering five hits over the six innings with no walks, while striking out ten. The Blizzards ended their season with a 25-9-1 record including tournament victories in Dieppe, Stellarton and Amherst.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is offering players one final chance to register for tryouts for the 2013-14 season. Players must be registered by this Wednesday in order to participate in tryouts sessions. This is very important, as coaches need to know in advance of tryouts how many players will be on the ice. Tryouts will begin in mid to late September for all levels. Any players not registered by Sept. 11 will not be eligible to try out for a Subway Selects team. To register, contact Tracey MacDonald at murray.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling 755-3135.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be sessions this Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 7:15 and this Saturday at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Tryouts for the North Nova boys hockey team begin this weekend at the Wellness Centre. The cost is $30 for the first 3 tryouts. No pay, no play. Additional monies will be paid should you be selected to continue ($10 per additional session). All boys currently enrolled at NNEC are welcome to attend. The sessions are: Saturday, Sept 14th @ 6:15-8:15pm Sunday, Sept 15th @ 8:45-10:45am Tuesday, Sept 17th @ 9-10:30pm Friday, Sept 20th @ 7:30-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 21st @ 9:15-10:45am Monday, Sept 23rd @ 7:15-8:45pm For more information, phone 755-8180 ext 160

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com
2nd annual Dragon boat mens lob ball tournament in Trenton on Sept 27th,28th,29th. taking a max of 10 teams. currently have 7. It is 250 dollars per team. will be having a bbq, silent auction, 50/50 draw, face painting and a home run derby. Please come and show your support for this well needed cause. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Freddy Mackay @ 695-2254 or 754-1918

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 9
Monday 9th September 2013


The Weeks Crushers finished the pre-season with another win. The club defeated the Summerside Western Capitals last week at home and would win by the same spread, this time by a score of 3-0. Brett Doiron opened the scoring for Pictou County in the first period with assists to Jordan McInnis and David Stephens. The Crushers added a goal in each of the next two periods with Evan MacEachern scoring shorthanded in the second and Brandon Parsons adding another on the power play in the third. Brandon Thibeau played his first full game this season in goal, making 24 saves in his shutout performance.

The MHL will not be handing out any disciplinary action after reviewing Thursday night’s incident between Truro Bearcats captain Phillip Fife and Crushers forward Garrett Holmes. Fife appeared to make a gesture during their exhibition game mocking Holmes, who has Tourette’s. At the end of the investigation it was determined by the league that there wasn’t enough conclusive evidence to act further than penalties handed out during the game. Because of what happened between the two teams in the final minute of play on Thursday night the Weeks Hockey Organization decided it was best not to play in Truro on Saturday. There will be no fines or suspensions handed out to the Crushers organization according to MHL President Darryl Smith. On Sunday the Bearcats executive released a statement stating it does not “condone and will not tolerate any derogatory, inflammatory, or racial remarks” from its players. Bearcats president Keith MacKenzie said the statement was not an acknowledgement of any wrongdoing by its players. MacKenzie said he hopes the bad blood does not continue throughout the season. The Crushers had no further comment on Sunday, saying they were focused on their final pre-season game.

In their inaugural season, the Pictou County Midget A Orioles have completed their Cinderella season as Nova Scotia’s top Midget A baseball team. On labour day weekend, the provincial tournament opened in New Waterford with the Orioles competing against the host New Waterford Reds, Windsor Knights, and North Kings Eagles for the Midget A provincial title. Game 1 opened with good pitching performances but, the Oriole bats slumped in a 5-3 loss to the Reds.   Game MVP Honours went to Tim MacKinnon for outstanding play at short stop. In game 2, the Orioles dominated the North Kings Eagles 16–5 in a 6 inning contest.  Literally every player scored in a very lop sided contest.  However, heavy rain forced the tournament to be rescheduled to continue the following weekend with all teams tied with a win and a loss each. Again, the Orioles traveled to New Waterford to face Windsor on Saturday.  The Knights took an early lead, but the Orioles closed the gap in the seventh and eighth innings, and rallied for the win in the ninth by a score of 10-9. In the final, the Orioles once again faced the host New Waterford team who they lost to in game 1 in front of a large pro New Waterford crowd.  The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and never looked back.  The Orioles defeated the Reds 5 – 2, claiming the provincial championship. The Orioles also took home individual awards.   For the 2nd straight tournament, Kieran MacGillivray was awarded the tournament MVP award for his outstanding play at the plate, defensively, and pitching.   Tim MacKinnon was the tournament’s top hitter.  Eric Pelton claimed the tournament’s top pitcher award.  The Orioles complete their season with an impressive 21-4-1 record against Midget A opponents.  Comprised entirely of kids originating from all 4 baseball associations in Pictou County, it's a victory for all of Pictou County.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is offering players one final chance to register for tryouts for the 2013-14 season. Players must be registered by this Wednesday in order to participate in tryouts sessions. This is very important, as coaches need to know in advance of tryouts how many players will be on the ice. Tryouts will begin in mid to late September for all levels. Any players not registered by Sept. 11 will not be eligible to try out for a Subway Selects team. To register, contact Tracey MacDonald at murray.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling 755-3135.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be sessions this Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 7:15 and next Saturday at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The New Glasgow Karate Club will be holding fall registration for the junior class and adult class tomorrow at 6:15 pm at the New Glasgow Fire Hall with classes beginning at right after at 6:40. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes are designed so you can join at any time of year. For more info email rfraser1@eastlink.ca

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or email anytime Ckec@ckecradio.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 8th September 2013



In St. FX university sports action : The women's rugby team was victorious at home yesterday, when they beat Mount Allison 31 - 10 Today/Saturday, Sept. 7th ·         X-Women Soccer at Moncton, 1:00 pm ·         X-Men Soccer at Moncton, 3:15 pm ·         X-Men Football vs Mount Allison (home opener), 7:00 pm at Oland Stadium in Antigonish  Sunday, Sept. 8th ·         X-Women Soccer at UNB, 1:00 pm ·         X-Men Soccer at UNB, 3:15 pm

The 2013 Nova Scotia Midget 'A' Baseball Provincial Championship continues today at the Gerry Marsh Ball Field New Waterford. The championship was scheduled for last weekend, however the provincial committee was forced to postpone due to soggy field conditions. Each team enters play with 1-1 records. The winner of these final two round robin games will play in a single championship game. 1pm - New Waterford Vs. North Kings 3:30pm - Pictou County Vs. Windsor 6:00p.m. - Championship Game. For more information, e-mail the provincial committee nwmidgetprovincials@gmail.com.

Pictou Minor Soccer is canceled today due to inclement weather. Contact:brucepurdy@eastlink.ca

It was a good pre-season hockey game Thursday night at the Wellness Centre between the Crushers and Bearcats. That is, for the first 59 and a half minutes , and then it turned ugly. Philip Fife of the Truro Bearcats is alleged to have spit in the face of one the crushers, then taunting the player for having Tourette's syndrome. As a result, two extended altercations took place in the final 26 seconds of the game. This is not the first case of an incident of this nature - a similar situation took place in the Crushers playoff series with Truro last year, and was “dealt with” by the Bearcats' management. Another pre-season game was scheduled for last night , but the Crushers cancelled, citing player safety. The teams are scheduled to meet next on October 5th, in Truro.

Congratulations go out to the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team for receiving gold medals in the NS Bluenose League. The League is comprised of 11 AA teams from across the province and Stellarton nabbed 1st place with a record of 15-3.

North Nova Education Centre is currently holding tryouts for their various teams. Tryouts for Baseball will be at the Albion Field this Monday and Wednesday at 4pm. And would-be golfers, both boys and girls, can tryout at the Abercrombie Golf Course today at 4 pm. For more information on these and other sports, contact North Nova at 755-8180 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is offering players one final chance to register for tryouts for the 2013-2014 season. Players must be registered by this Wednesday in order to participate in tryouts sessions. This is very important, as coaches need to know in advance of tryouts how many players will be on the ice. Tryouts will begin in mid to late September for all levels. Any players not registered by Sept. 11 will not be eligible to try out for a Subway Selects team. To register, contact Tracey MacDonald at murray.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling 755-3135.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp continues at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players & there will be sessions this Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 7:15 and next Saturday at 1:30. The Scotians first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The New Glasgow Karate Club will be holding fall registration for the junior class and adult class tomorrow at 6:15 pm at the New Glasgow Fire Hall with classes beginning at right after at 6:40. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes are designed so you can join at any time of year. For more info email rfraser1@eastlink.ca

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com



SEPT 7 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Saturday 7th September 2013

In St. FX university sports action : In women's rugby: Acadia took St FX 44-13 yesterday at the Oland Stadium in Antigonish and the Subway Player of the Game was Rachel Chapman Today/Saturday, Sept. 7th ·         X-Women Soccer at Moncton, 1:00 pm ·         X-Men Soccer at Moncton, 3:15 pm ·         X-Men Football vs Mount Allison (home opener), 7:00 pm at Oland Stadium  Sunday, Sept. 8th ·         X-Women Soccer at UNB, 1:00 pm ·         X-Men Soccer at UNB, 3:15 pm ·         X-Women Rugby at St. Thomas, 3:00 pm

The 2013 Nova Scotia Midget 'A' Baseball Provincial Championship continues today at the Gerry Marsh Ball Field on Plummer Avenue in New Waterford. The championship was scheduled for last weekend, however the provincial committee was forced to postponed to this weekend due to soggy field conditions. Each team enters play with 1-1 records. The winner of these final two round robin games will play in a single championship game. 1pm - New Waterford Vs. North Kings 3:30pm - Pictou County Vs. Windsor 6:00p.m. - Championship Game. For more information, e-mail the provincial committee nwmidgetprovincials@gmail.com.

It was a very entertaining pre-season hockey game at the Wellness Centre between the Crushers and Bearcats for the first 59 and a half minutes before it turned ugly. Members of the Truro Bearcats went after one of the Crushers players about having Tourette's syndrome, which causes him to have some minor physical tics. As a result of this, two extended altercations took place in the final 26 seconds of the game. This is not the first case of an incident of this nature - a similar situation took place in the Crushers playoff series with Truro last year, and was “dealt with” by the Bearcats' management. The two teams meet in another pre-season game today. The Crushers say they hope the league deals with the issue prior to the rematch at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro. The Bearcats won the game 3-1.

Congratulations go out to the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team for receiving gold medals in the NS Bluenose League. The League is comprised of 11 AA teams from across the province where Stellarton obtained 1st place with a record of 15-3... along with that record they had 185 runs with only 73 runs against.

Auto Racing is back at Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend, as the Lucas Oil 100 and the Sportsman Highland Home Building Centre 75 will be run today. Racetime is 4:30.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club Mini/Recreational Soccer season kicks off at the Stellarton Soccer Complex today. Parents/Guardians should receive information from their coaches, however if they do not, the training/game times remain the same as the Spring/Summer session. Weekday training will begin the following week, and will be communicated by the coaches as well. The full schedule details are available on the club’s website at www.nnusc.com. Details and cancellations are also posted on the club’s Facebook page.

North Nova Education Centre is currently holding tryouts for their various teams. Tryouts for Baseball will be at the Albion Field this Monday and Wednesday at 4pm. And would-be golfers, both boys and girls, can tryout at the Abercrombie Golf Course Sunday at 4 pm. For more information on these and other sports, contact North Nova at 755-8180 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is offering players one final chance to register for tryouts for the 2013-3014 season. Players must be registered by this Wednesday in order to participate in tryouts sessions. This is very important, as coaches need to know in advance of tryouts how many players will be on the ice. Tryouts will begin in mid to late September for all levels. Any players not registered by Sept. 11 will not be eligible to try out for a Subway Selects team. To register, contact Tracey MacDonald at murray.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling 755-3135.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp begins today at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players, with a session from 3 to 5 pm. There will also be sessions at the Wellness Centre on Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 7:15 and next Saturday at 1:30. Their first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

The New Glasgow Karate Club will be holding fall registration for the junior class and adult class this Monday at 6:15pm at the New Glasgow Fire Hall with classes beginning at 6:40 the same night. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes are designed so you can join at any time of year. For more info email rfraser1@eastlink.ca

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SEPT 6
Friday 6th September 2013

What was a very entertaining pre-season hockey game at the Wellness Centre between the Crushers and Bearcats for the first 59:30 could have turned incredibly ugly last night. Members of the Truro Bearcats went after one of the Crushers players about having Tourette's syndrome, which causes him to have some minor physical tics. As a result of this, two extended altercations took place in the final 26 seconds of the game. This is not the first case of an incident of this nature, as a similar situation took place in the Crushers playoff series with Truro last year, which was “dealt with” by the Bearcats' management. These two teams will meet again in another preseason game Saturday. The Crushers say they hope the league deals with the issue prior to the rematch at the Rath Eastlink Community Center. The Bearcats won the game 3-1.

Congratulations go out to the Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team for receiving their gold medals in the NS Bluenose League. the League is comprised of 11 AA teams from across the province where Stellarton obtained 1st place with a record of 15-3... along with that record they had 185 runs for with only 73 runs against.

Auto Racing is back at Riverside Speedway in James River this weekend, as the Lucas Oil 100 and the Sportsman Highland Home Building Centre 75 will be run on Saturday. Racetime is 4:30.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club Mini/Recreational Soccer season kicks off at the Stellarton Soccer Complex this Saturday. Parents/Guardians should receive information from their coaches, however if they do not, the training/game times remain the same as the Spring/Summer session. Weekday training will begin the following week, and will be communicated by the coaches as well. The full schedule details are available on the club’s website at www.nnusc.com. Details and cancellations are also posted on the club’s Facebook page.

North Nova Education Centre is currently holding tryouts for their various teams. Girls' Varsity Soccer will be today at 4 at the North Nova Field. Tryouts for Baseball will be at the Albion Field next Monday and Wednesday at 4pm. And would-be golfers, both boys and girls, can tryout at the Abercrombie Golf Course Friday and Sunday at 4. And the first training session for boys and girls cross-country will be today at 3:30 in the school gym. For more information on these and other sports, contact North Nova at 755-8180 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

Tryouts for Girls' Junior & Senior Volleyball will take place today at Northumberland Regional High.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is offering players one final chance to register for tryouts for the 2013-3014 season. Players must be registered by this Wednesday in order to participate in tryouts sessions. This is very important, as coaches need to know in advance of tryouts how many players will be on the ice. Tryouts will begin in mid to late September for all levels. Any players not registered by Sept. 11 will not be eligible to try out for a Subway Selects team. To register, contact Tracey MacDonald at murray.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca or by calling 755-3135.

The Pictou County Junior B Scotians selection camp begins tomorrow at the Wellness Centre. It's open to all junior age players, with a session from 3 to 5 pm. There will also be sessions at the Wellness Centre on Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 7:15 and next Saturday at 1:30. Their first exhibition game is the 16th against Antigonish. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

The New Glasgow Karate Club will be holding fall registration for the junior class and adult class on Monday Sept 9 at 6:15pm at the New Glasgow Fire Hall with classes beginning at 6:40 the same night. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes are designed so you can join at any time of year. For more info email rfraser1@eastlink.ca

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or shoot an email anytime to ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP - SEPT 5
Thursday 5th September 2013

The Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers have another exhibition match-up tonight. Fresh off their win Tuesday against Summerside, the Crushers play their arch-rivals the Truro Bearcats, who have two pre-season wins of their own. Puck drops at 7 at the Wellness Centre.

North Nova Education Centre will be holding tryouts for their various teams beginning this week. Boys' Varsity Soccer will be today at 4 at the North Nova Field. Girls' Varsity Soccer will be today & tomorrow at 4, also at the North Nova Field. Tryouts for Baseball will be at the Albion Field today, and next Monday and Wednesday at 4pm. Would-be golfers, both boys and girls, can tryout at the Abercrombie Golf Course Friday and Sunday at 4. And the first training session for boys and girls cross-country will be Friday at 3:30 in the school gym. For more information on these and other sports, contact North Nova at 755-8180 or email hamptons@ccrsb.ca.

Mariposa East Skating Centre invites you to skate with them this season at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Registration will be every Wednesday and Friday evening in September, starting the 11th at the Wellness Centre from 5 to 7pm. The Skating Centre has programs for all ages, abilities and skating desires in this national Learn-to-Skate program. For more information, please call 755-0342 or email info@skatemariposaeast.com

The New Glasgow Karate Club will be holding fall registration for the junior's class and adult class on Monday Sept 9 at 6:15pm at the New Glasgow Fire Hall with classes beginning at 6:40 the same night.Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Classes are designed so you can join at any time of year. For more info email rfraser1@eastlink.ca

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townofpictou.com

Hockey Nova Scotia is holding two officiating clinics in the region this fall. Northumberland High School will host the first clinic Sunday September 29th from 9am to 5pm. The second clinic will be in Antigonish in October. Pre-registration is required, and all fees must be paid beforehand. There will also be fitness testing in conjunction with the clinics. For more information, contact zone co-ordinator Dave Lochead, 301-4004.

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or shoot an email anytime to ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Monday 2nd September 2013

The 2013 New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Burners Bantam AA baseball team wound up in 3rd place after the Provincial Championship Tournament held in Halifax over the weekend to cap off a very successful season.
The Burners opened their tournament with a 12-6 win over the host Tri-County Rangers, Matt LeBlanc was chosen by the tournament committee as MVP going 2/3 with 4 RBI in the game.
Game two put the Burners up against the Shelburne Reds. In what was called the game of the tournament Shelburne scored the winning run on a sac fly in the bottom of the 7th inning to take the game 3-2. The Burners pressed in every inning with base runners in scoring position but couldn't break the game open. Matt LeBlanc was again chosen as MVP of the game for his batting prowess.
Game three saw the Thornes squad take the field against the heavily favored Sydney Mines who had just returned from British Columbia and the Canadian Nationals for Major Little League. The Thornes squad was not to be denied and put on a showcase performance defeating Sydney Mines 10-8. Steven Conway pitched 6 & 1/3 innings for the win and was chosen by the tournament committee as game MVP.
Sunday had the Thornes up against the eventual tournament champs Amherst Ramblers, who had made short work of most opponents all weekend, with the winner advancing to the championship. It wasn't meant to be as the Burner Bats went silent and the heavy hitting Ramblers won the game leaving the Thornes Burners with 3rd place. Connor Skyrynsky who was sidelined with an injury was chosen as game MVP for his upbeat support during the games.
The Thornes Burners were awarded some tournament hardware with Matt LeBlanc taking home top batter for 2013 Provincial Championship with an average over .600 for the tournament and Steven Conway won the home run derby title. Thornes had championship performances throughout the weekend by all players, and a great team effort was put forth to make the tournament a thrilling success.
The players and coached would like to thank the Kinsmen Ball Program and Thornes Burner Service for their support through the year.

In women's University rugby action – an exhibition game yesterday at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish saw the X-women kick around the McGill Martlets 29-0.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for the Fall session of Red Cross Swim Lessons. Lessons begin on Wednesday, Sept 11, Thursday Sept 12th Friday Sept 13 and Saturday, Sept 14th. The Lifesaving Swim Patrol program will run on Friday evenings. For further information or to register for any of the programs, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics @townonfpictou.com

The Scotsburn Crushers continue to gear up for their season, defeating the Nova Junior X-Men 4-2 in exhibition play this past week. Scoring for Scotsburn were Briden Hawes, Kevin Mason, William MacGillivray and Nolan Emery. Scorers for the Junior X-Men were Avery Worner and Corey MacLellan. The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season begins September 13th: the Crushers' first home game is on the 14th against Newbridge.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is scheduled for today in Westville. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 4 with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be this Wednesday,September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



$20 000 GRANT FOR TRAIL FROM LYONS BROOK TO COLCHESTER COUNTY LINE
Saturday 31st August 2013

The Nova Scotia Moves program has granted $20 000 dollars to the Pictou County Trails Association to continue development of an active transportation trail going from Lyons Brook to the Colchester County Line. Antigonish also benefits, with $74 000 given to study and pilot a new innovative transit service in the town, and the town of Antigonish was awarded $15 000 to develop an active transportation plan. Nova Scotia Moves gives financial support to projects that further the goals of the provinces Sustainable Transportation Strategy. Across the province, funding was awarded to 37 successful applications with a total of 1.4 million dollars in funding distributed.


TRUDEAU TO VISIT REGION ON THURSDAY
Wednesday 28th August 2013

The Federal Liberal Leader will be in northeastern Nova Scotia tomorrow. Justin Trudeau has events scheduled for Antigonish and Auld's Cove tomorrow, following the party's caucus retreat today in Prince Edward Island. Trudeau will be at a meet and greet in Chisholm Park in Antigonish tomorrow afternoon at 3:30, then will make his way to Auld's Cove for an event at Pettipas' Market at 4:45pm.

FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR HAVRE BOUCHER
Wednesday 28th August 2013

There's been another fatal collision on Highway 104, this time near Havre Boucher in Antigonish County. RCMP say the head-on collision between an SUV and a tractor-trailer took place shortly after 5:30pm yesterday near Exit 38. The lone person in the SUV, a man from the Port Hawkesbury area, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has yet to be released. The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured. Traffic was rerouted away from the area for close to 11 hours overnight. Antigonish District RCMP are continuing to investigate to determine the cause of the crash.

PICTOU AWARDED TOURISM GRANT
Tuesday 27th August 2013

Several communities in Northeastern Nova Scotia have been awarded tourism grants from the provincial government for local projects. The town of Pictou is receiving $38 440 from the province’s First Impressions program.  That program is aimed at assisting downtown areas in local communities more attractive, distinctive and visitor friendly. Pictou will use the funds for the downtown gateway enhancement project. Other recipients include the town of Antigonish, set to receive 35-thousand dollars for its Wayfinding signs project, Truro gets $30 772 for downtown beautification, and the Inverness County Trails Federation will receive a 30-thousand dollar grant under the Competitive Edge program, aimed at developing new or enhancing existing tourist destinations.  The federation will use the money toward phase three of its Celtic Shores Coastal Trail. In all, the province awarded more than half a million dollars to 16 community projects.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 27
Tuesday 27th August 2013

The Westville Miners peewee B team won their provincial championship over the weekend. The Miners went 5-0 at provincials defeating the host, Woodlawn Wildcats, 14-3 in the championship game at the Cole Harbour Commons.

The Stellarton Demont’s Rookie Baseball team won the rookie tournament over the weekend in Stellarton. Terry Chickness coached the boys aged 7 to 9 years old to win all 6 games played in the tournament. 

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

Tonight at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday & Thursday this week at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

The Labour Day weekend will also see the fifth annual Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche. There will be a 5 and 10 kilometer course to choose from, as well as a 1 mile fun run for kids. The route starts and finishes at the North Shore Recreation Centre, 30 Blair Ave, Tatamagouche. It joins onto the “Butter Trail” section of the Trans Canada Trail, then loops back to the NSRC. The run will be on Sunday, September 1st. All proceeds from the run will go the the Recreation Centre to support health, sport and wellness programming. Awards, snacks and draw prizes will be available after the run as well as bathroom & shower facilities. A massage therapist will also be on site to help soothe any sore muscles.

Shout out to Tim Dunn from Sylvester: he had the quickest and fastest street car last week at Cape Breton Dragway. Dunn and his Chevy Malibu covered the quarter mile in 9.57 seconds and 147 miles per hour to win the 2013 Cape Breton Dragway King of Street Award. The event was one of the four that Tim and his father Barry participate in each season. This year they only have one more event remaining, the Noonan Nationals in Miramichi in September. Barry said the car has a modified stock suspension, but that the tires are DOT rated tires, not slick. The car is licensed, insured and safety inspected like any other street car, but has a 9.3 litre engine that has over 1000 horsepower.

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again. Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or shoot an email anytime to ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 26
Monday 26th August 2013

Shout out to the Stellarton Peewee A Albions, who are provincial champions! The team won all 5 games this weekend, including the 11-inning championship Sunday afternoon.

The host Subway Stingers won bronze at the U-14 Eastern Canadian Softball Championship at the Dorrington Complex. The Stingers lost their semifinal to North Oxford, Ontario who went on to defeat Palmerston 12-3 to win the championship. It was a bit of sweet revenge for North Oxford, who lost to Palmerston in the Ontario provincials.

Shawn Tucker of Fredericton drove to victory lane in round ten of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour on Saturday at Petty International Raceway. Tucker took the lead on Lap 77 from defending Parts for Trucks 150 champion Shawn Turple of Enfield and would not relinquish the lead over the second half of the event. Following Tucker across the line were Jonathan Hicken and Dylan Blenkhorn, who scored his first career podium on the Tour. Completing the top five in the Parts for Trucks 150 were Prince Edward Island’s Darren MacKinnon and Dylan Gosbee. Denver Foran finished 12th in the event. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is off next weekend, but will return on Saturday, Sept. 7 at a new race time of 4:30 p.m. at Riverside International Speedway.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This morning at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday Aug. 27 & Thursday Aug. 29 at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

Dave MacLennan, Tony Corbin and Pat Carty will be having workouts for cross-country runners in Pictou County. This is for students in Grades 6 to 12. Workouts will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. The program is for athletes who wish to have extra workouts over and above their school program. The workouts will be held at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton. There are no fees attached to this program.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

With school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!

If you have an item for local sports give us a call 755-1320 or shoot an email anytime to ckec@ckecradio.ca



TWO DRIVERS ON HWY 104 CHARGED WITH STUNTING FOR DRIVING MORE THAN 50 KM/H OVER THE LIMIT
Monday 26th August 2013

Two drivers are facing charges of stunting after being caught traveling on Highway 104 at speeds more than 50 per cent over the limit on Saturday. RCMP say they observed a 22-year-old man from Antigonish driving just east of New Glasgow at 156 kilometres per hour in a 100 km/h zone. A second man, aged 19 from Halifax, was also charged with stunting for allegedly driving 158 km/h. The Mounties say the drivers have been suspended from driving for a week and their vehicles have been seized and impounded for a week. If convicted, police say the drivers could face a fine of nearly $2,500 and six points on their driver's records.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 25th August 2013



We are sending a shout out to two young local men who are contributing to their community through sport. Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner are coaches for the Ward One Youth Baseball Team. This is the first season for the Ward One Team and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  Way to go, Marcus and Emilio and congrats to all the players.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

Tomorrow,Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

Pictou Academy Senior girls soccer try-outs will start Tuesday Aug. 27 & Thursday Aug. 29 at 6:00pm at the Pictou Academy gym. Girls from grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend. Please bring inside shoes and soccer gear with you. For more information please contact Rick Cyr at richardcyr@eastlink.ca or call 405-4918

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

And The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race comes to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Finally, with school starting soon, it's time for Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League to hit the lanes again! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcomed!



SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 24th August 2013

First this morning, recognition for two outstanding young men who are contributing to their community through sport. Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner are the coaches for the Ward One Youth Baseball Team.  This is the first season for the Ward One Team and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  So A Big Shout-Out to you both Marcus and Emillio and congrats to all the players.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament today at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton today – 9 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance tonight at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday to Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

And The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

Finally, with school starting soon, so is the Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcome!



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 23
Friday 23rd August 2013

The Subway Stingers U-14 team opened the U-14 Eastern Canadian Girls Softball Championship in Stellarton with a loss. Taking on the P.E.I. team, the Stingers gave up four runs in the top of the first, eventually falling 9-2. In other action North Oxford (Ont-2) defeated Memramcook (NB-1) 17-2, Palmerston (Ont-1) defeated Cole Harbour 10-3 and Madawaska (NB-2) beat Sackville (NS-3) 8-4. Play is scheduled to start at 10 this morning, with the Singers on the field against Memramcook at Noon.

Shout out to Marcus MacLean & Emillio Skinner who coach The Ward One Youth Baseball Team.  This is the first year the Ward One Team played and they won silver at the Kinsmen Ball Field on Tuesday Night.  So to these two young men A Big Shout Out to them and their players from the community.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament Saturday at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Saturday, Aug. 24 – 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance on Saturday at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday-Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labour Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

And with school starting soon, so is the Wednesday Morning Housewives Bowling League! Their first meeting will be September 4th at 9am at Heather Lanes. New Bowlers welcome!

If you have an item for local sports give us a call at 755-1320 or email anytime ckec@ckecradio.ca



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 22
Thursday 22nd August 2013

New Glasgow Kinsmen Peewee DQ Blizzards won the Stellarton Invitational on the weekend, defeating Port Hawkesbury 13 – 3 in the final in just 5 innings. Parker Hickey, Jake Martin & Matt Chediac all homered in the third inning to lead the offence, while Chad Russell took the win on the mound. Matt was named tournament MVP. The Blizzards went undefeated in the tournament, defeating Stellarton 27-9 in their opening game, then getting past Sydney Mines 7-3. Before the final, the Blizzards fought Port Hawkesbury to a 7-all tie.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Crofter's Cubs Mosquito AA team picked up a tie and a loss against Dartmouth this week. The Cubs tied 16-16 and lost 12-11.  The big bats were out during the tie; with Jayden Hatchard and Kyle Reim each hitting a homerun and single to lead the Crofter's attack. Raymond Chisholm-Lowe had two singles with Nick MacInnis adding a triple.   In the loss MacInnis had a triple and single while Chisholm-Lowe had two singles.  Braydon Killen added a double to help power the Cubs offence.

This year's U-14 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championship gets underway today at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton. It starts with a pair of games at 1 this afternoon. The Subway Stingers play their first game against PEI at 3pm. On Friday, weather permitting, the girls play teams from New Brunswick at 1 and Ontario at 3pm. The championship game is tentatively scheduled for 1 on Saturday.

Soccer news: The Northern Nova United U-18 girls are looking to get the gold. The team opens the provincial tournament Saturday at noon against Cole Harbour and 4 p.m. against East Kings. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. they play Halifax County. The results of these games will determine when and if the team plays Sunday afternoon in one of the medal matches.

Registration for tryouts for the Pictou County Female Hockey Association will take place during general hockey registration at the Nova Scotia Community College cafeteria in Stellarton on Saturday, Aug. 24 – 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Female teams are particularly looking for girls interested in playing goalie at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  It should also be noted that female hockey teams will be regionalized this year. The Subway Selects and Antigonish Minor Hockey Association will join to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop.

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squads on Thursday August 29th. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend.

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance on Saturday at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday-Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The annual Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Race is coming to Westville on Labour Day. The 1-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5-mile is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals awarded in the male and female divisions in six categories, with trophies awarded to first overall and first place senior master in both the male and female divisions of the 1- and 5-mile races. In addition, a special award will be presented by Cheryl Lays in memory of Fred Lays, Sr. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Labour Day morning in the Civic Building auditorium. Registration is $10 per person. Participants will receive a shirt and can register for both the 1- and 5-mile races. The fun run will be free. 

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 21
Wednesday 21st August 2013

The Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team took 2 games from the Tri County Rangers on the weekend with scores of 22-3 and 7-5. Four pitchers (Matt Murray, Ryan Macdonald, Braydon Arbuckle and Kale Mason) combined for the 2 wins and home runs went to Ryan Macdonald with 2, Matt Murray and Greg Heighton with 1 each. Their Bluenose League record improves to 11-3.

Shout out to Kendra MacKinnon: she was the only person from northern Nova Scotia as Team Nova Scotia won bronze recently at the Canada Basketball National U-15 Championship in St. John’s, Nfld. The team defeated Saskatchewan 59-50. It's MacKinnon’s second year with the U-15 team at the national event after attending in 2012 in Fredericton, where the team finished fifth. Having played for Pictou Academy the last few seasons, MacKinnon is preparing to join the North Nova Gryphons this year.

Another frustration for blind cycling enthusiast Craig Aucoin – he's going to need more time away from the Janus tandem bike he was riding cross country for charity. Craig injured his left knee and Achilles' tendon during the Newfoundland segment of the ride, and while attending a community BBQ recently, Craig suffered a fall and injured his hand. So fellow Pictou County cyclist Bob MacDonald will continue to sub for Craig as he and Lloyd McLean ride for the Craig Gives Back Tour. We wish Craig a speedy recovery! You can follow the team's progress through the Craig Gives Back page on Facebook.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.

With increasing numbers of interested players, the PCFHA is going to regionalize. The Subway Selects this season is joining with the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop. The idea, says Sueann Musick. PCFHA president, is to group together players of comparable skill. Efforts will be made to minimize travel where possible. It all depends on registration numbers: Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

The current plan is to ice the following teams:

Midget AA – hosted by Pictou County

Midget AA – hosted by Antigonish County

Midget A – hosted by Pictou County

Bantam AA – hosted by Pictou County

Bantam A – hosted by Antigonish County

Pee Wee AA – hosted by Pictou County

Pee Wee A – hosted by Pictou County

Pee Wee A – hosted by Antigonish County

This coming Monday at 8 am and Tuesday at 6 pm Northumberland Regional High will conduct the annual rookie camp and orientation for all soccer players that will be entering Grade 9 or 10 for this school year and for student athletes that did not play school or summer soccer in the past year. The camp will run each day at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on both days (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.)

NRHS Nighthawks will open training camp for the full squad on Thursday August 29th, with registration, payment of try-out fees ($10) and a full training session, including fitness testing. The Girls' Registration is at 8 am and the Boys' at 10 am. All soccer players that will be full time students at NRHS from Grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend. The camp will continue Friday August 30th for the girls at 8 am and the boys at 10 am, and Monday September 2nd for the girls at 10 am to 12 noon. The boys will be out again Tuesday September 3rd at 4 pm. All sessions will be conducted at the NRHS field in Alma. Please come prepared for a full workout on each day (proper soccer gear, water bottle, sunscreen etc.) A schedule for the try-out sessions will be distributed at the camp and the sessions will continue into early September. NRHS offers three great programs for soccer players if the numbers warrant including Varsity, Junior Varsity and a Grade 9 team. For further information please email the coaches: Boys: Ben Robichaud robichaudb@ccrsb.ca Girls: Bob Boardway boardwayra@ccrsb.ca

The Albion Amateur Boxing Club is getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary. In preparation for the year they are holding a fundraising dance on Saturday at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The season begins September 3rd, with sessions at the club running 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Monday-Wednesday at the Trenton Youth Centre. For more information e-mail albionboxing@hotmail.com or call 771-1876.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

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NEW GLASGOW WELCOMES NEW ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Tuesday 20th August 2013

The town of New Glasgow is welcoming some new faces to the local arts community. Mary Sparks, Morgan Salter and Brianne Williams will arrive next month as NSCAD University's new community studio residents. Painters Jimy Sloan, Katy Hagan and Tyler Durbano recently wrapped their closing exhibition, which ran August 1- 8 in the studio space they’ve shared all year located behind the New Glasgow Library. During the year-long residencies, the recently-graduated artists give talks, host exhibitions and offer art classes and workshops in their respective communities, as well as developing their own studio practices. The partnership between NSCAD and the Town is now entering its fourth year. NSCAD also holds community residencies in Lunenburg, Sydney, and Dartmouth and there are discussions to expand the program to other locations, including Antigonish.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 20 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 20th August 2013

The Stellarton Albions Bantam AA baseball team took 2 games from the Tri County Rangers on the weekend with scores of 22-3 and 7-5. Four pitchers (Matt Murray, Ryan Macdonald, Braydon Arbuckle and Kale Mason) combined for the 2 wins and home runs went to Ryan Macdonald with 2, Matt Murray and Greg Heighton with 1 each. Their Bluenose League record improves to 11-3.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.

With increasing numbers of interested players, the PCFHA is going to regionalize. The Subway Selects this season is joining with the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association to form AA teams at some of the levels. At most levels, an A team will also be formed. The Atom level will remain unregionalized at this time. Once teams are formed, the AA level will play as part of a provincial loop. The idea, says Sueann Musick. PCFHA president, is to group together players of comparable skill. Efforts will be made to minimize travel where possible. It all depends on registration numbers: Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

The current plan is to ice the following teams:

Midget AA – hosted by Pictou County

Midget AA – hosted by Antigonish County

Midget A – hosted by Pictou County

Bantam AA – hosted by Pictou County

Bantam A – hosted by Antigonish County

Pee Wee AA – hosted by Pictou County

Pee Wee A – hosted by Pictou County

Pee Wee A – hosted by Antigonish County

Sandy Scott, formerly of Mount Thom, now of Great Village, is an exceptional marksman. He recently attended 2 shooting competitions in Ontario and came back with a total of 10 medals within one month. The Canadian National Competition was held in mid July-at that event he garnered 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. This accomplishment qualified him as a member of the Canadian team for the United States/Canada Invitational Competition. At the second event he again returned to NS with one gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

A shout out and good luck wishes to Chris and Terri Waldron from King's Head as they head to Whistler, BC to compete in the Subaru Ironman Canada Event this Sunday. They train so hard and are truely dedicated to their sport. Good luck Chris and Terri from all of your Little Harbour friends and neighbours!

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Sunday 18th August 2013



The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.  Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county on Wednesday night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in the County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.


AGR Finals Saturdays Results August 17, 2013  
St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs     7
Trenton Rangers                                 3  
Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Mike Wolfe    
  Heatherton Warriors                  4   
              Guysbrough Broadhorns           2  
Winning Pitcher     Paul Purcell
Losing Pitcher       Rene D’Entremont  
  St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs     11
Guysbrough Broadhorns                      8  
Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Adam Rodgers
 
  CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
St.Joseph's over Heatherton Warriors 1-0

 Winning Pitcher     Richie Connors
Losing Pitcher       Adam Anderson
   Bryden Boudreau with a RBI double in the bottom of the 7th Inning for the win.  
  AWARD WINNERS  
Regular Season winners  
Gerald Chisholm Memorial – Top Pitcher – Pat Laffin – Trenton  
Harold Macpherson Memorial - Rookie of the year- Luke Brown – Arisiag
  Ernie Jack Memorial –Coach of the year     Ricky Bowie / Burton Chisholm – Heatherton
  Jerry Broussard Memorial – Top Hitter - Ricky Bowie – Heatherton
  Hughie Smith Mem.  Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability Shane Cooke - Guysbrough  
      

Playoff Awards     

Joe Andy MacDonald Memorial Award as the Playoff MVP
  Richie Connors          St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs
  Darryl Macpherson Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship & Athletic Ability in the playoffs.
  Paul Purcell    Heatherton Warriors

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - SAT. AUG 17
Saturday 17th August 2013



Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county on Wednesday night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in the County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

AGR Fastpitch Playoffs conclude today... Results from last night's games: St.Andrew’s Flyers downed Whycocomagh 14-1 , the St.Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs took the Flyers 13 -8, Guysborough Broadhorns edged the Trenton Rangers 4-2 in 8 innings and the Trenton Rangers beat the Arisiag Blues 11 to 5. Today’s championship Schedule is as follows: 10: 00     St.Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs vs Trenton Rangers 12:00    Heatherton Warriors      vs     Guysbrough Broadhorns The final games take place at 2:00 & 4:00pm All games in Pomquet.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour is at the Riverside Speedway in James River today with a pair of events, beginning with the Highland Home Building Sportsman 100, followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Wilson Equipment 300. Race time is 3pm.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing the goalie position.  Based on projected registration numbers, goalie positions are open at all levels. A discount in registration will be offered to first time goalies in the association.  All interested parties should contact Sueann Musick, president of the Pictou County Female Hockey Association at smusick@ngnews.ca before August 23.  Registration for tryouts for the upcoming season are Saturday Aug 24th from 9 a.m. to  noon and Tuesday Aug 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held at the NSCC cafeteria instead of the gymnasium due to renovations.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14, coming from Dieppe.



ANTIGONISH LIBERALS TO NAME CANDIDATE ON SUNDAY
Friday 16th August 2013

St. Francis Xavier University Professor Randy Delorey is expected to receive the Liberal nomination for the riding of Antigonish this weekend. As parties prepare for the upcoming provincial election, and as speculation continues to swirl as to when exactly that will be, the few empty nominations are expected to be quickly filled. Delorey is currently the only person seeking the Liberal nomination in Antigonish. Delorey is an advocate for community-based education and is a founding member of Save Community Schools and the Nova Scotia Small Schools Initiative. The nomination meeting will take place Sunday afternoon at St. Ninian Place, with current Richmond MLA, Michel Samson, as the guest speaker. The Antigonish seat in the Legislature is currently held by NDP Member Maurice Smith.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 16
Friday 16th August 2013

Four Pictou County hockey players will be representing Nova Scotia in the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup. The annual tournament pits provincial teams from the four Atlantic provinces against each other in four different age categories - U14 and U15 Male, as well as U15 and U17 Female. Taylor Perry, Emily MacDonald, and Shaelyn MacIntyre will all be a part of the Female U-17 team at the tournament in Moncton in October, while Jake Martin will be on the Male U-14 team. Nova Scotia has traditionally performed well at this tournament, having brought home multiple gold medals every year since 2003.

The Pictou County Ultimate Frisbee team made their debut outside the county last night, travelling to Antigonish for a game at StFX's Oland Stadium against the experienced Antigonish squad. After a challenging first half, the Pictou County team came back to outscore their opponents in the second half, but in the end lost to Antigonish 15-9. If anyone would like to play Ultimate Frisbee here in Pictou County, feel free to stop by the field at MacLean and Albert streets in New Glasgow on Tuesday nights at 6:30, or email pictoucountyultimate@gmail.com for more information.

AGR Fastpitch Playoffs conclude this weekend... tonight at the Pomquet Field Guysborough plays Trenton  at 7pm, with the loser facing Arisaig at 9. At St Andrews Field, St Andrews faces Whycocomagh, with the winner playing St Josephs at 9pm. On Saturday the finals would be played beginning at 10AM, with all games in Pomquet.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour is back at Riverside Speedway in James River on Saturday with a pair of events, beginning with the Highland Home Building Sportsman 100, followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Wilson Equipment 300. Race time is 3pm.

The Pictou County Orioles are heading to New Waterford on the Labor Day Weekend to take part in the provincial Midget A tournament. Their first match will be against New Waterford on Friday August 30th at 4:30.

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented.

The tentative ECFM broadcast schedule for the Crushers upcoming season is now posted on the stations Facebook page. Michael Petter will be broadcasting 15 of the Crushers regular season games, with the first planned for Saturday, September 14 from Dieppe.

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COUNTY'S CATHOLIC CHURCHES UNDER REVIEW
Friday 16th August 2013

Pictou County's Roman Catholic churches are coming under review. Father Donald MacGillivray of the Antigonish Diocese confirms that Catholic churches in the county will be part of a review process that is also taking place in Richmond, Inverness, Antigonish and Guysborough counties.  A total of 62 churches will be reviewed. Catholic churches in Pictou County include Thorburn, Pictou, Stellarton, Westville, New Glasgow, Trenton, Pictou Landing and Lismore. The diocese owns the churches, except those located within First Nations communities.  The local parishes are responsible for the priest’s salary and maintenance costs. Declining population, as well as a decline in the number of available priests, is spurring the review. MacGillivray said a review committee will be established for Pictou County and once in place, the review could take up to two years to complete.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 13 **UPDATED**
Tuesday 13th August 2013

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Crofter's Cubs picked up one win last weekend while losing three close games.  The Cubs split with Hants North, winning 11-3 and losing 6-3. In the win Ray Chisholm-Lowe and Scott Long shared the pitching duties, while Thomas Kennaley-Bayer powered the offence with a homerun.  Sam Hickey added two singles.   In the loss Jayden Hatchard and Chisholm-Lowe had two hits while Noah Wilkenson and Nick MacInnis chipped in one each.    The Cubs also travelled to Yarmouth losing 4-0 and 6-4.   Cody LeBlanc pitched strong in game one, allowing only two hits. MacInnis led the offence with two hits, with Braydon Killen and Chisholm-Lowe adding one each.    In Game two the Crofter's offence was led by Kyle Reim and Killen with two hits each, while Hickey, Hatchard and Chisholm-Lowe helped out with one apiece. The Cubs are gearing up to host Provincials Labour Day weekend.

The New Glasgow Kinsmen Thornes Bantam AA earned a spot at the Bantam AA Provincial Championship being held the last weekend of August in Halifax by winning the Provincial Qualification Tournament held this past weekend in Kentville. The Thornes Burners finished first overall in tournament round robin, on a spectacular team effort throughout the weekend. New Glasgow went 2-1 through round robin on their way to a spot in the championship game. Aylesford in second place faced off with Stellarton in third place, in a playoff game to decide the other team in the championship with Stellarton coming out with the win to advance 21-9. In the championship game The Thornes Burners defeated Stellarton 7-3, to caputure the Provincal Qualification Championship, Steven Conway pitched 6 & 1/3 innings to get the win, with Matt LeBlanc coming to the mound to preserve the win and close the game. The game ended with a late inning Stellarton rally that saw Daniel Chisholm hold onto the third out on third base in a close play at the bag. The Thornes Burners bats were hot throughout the weekend, in the championship game Steven Conway went 3/3 @ the plate with 2 runs and 1 RBI, Matt LeBlanc 1/3 with 1 run & 1 RBI, Jeff Young 1/3 with 1 run, Ethan MacCallum 2 RBI, Brandon Chisholm 1/2 with a walk and 1 run, Cameron MacGillivary 1/3, Luke Pelton 2 RBI,Cameron Walker 1/3 with 1 run scored. Mason Hiltz 1 run, Connor Skrynsky 1 RBI, Zack Sheehan reached base twice and Daniel Chisholm 1 RBI. The Qualification weekend was a defining moment for the Thorne's Burners as a team, with all players contributing with strong play and timely hits to solidify the championship. The coaches and players would like to thank the Kinsmen Baseball Program & Thornes Burner Service for their support this season.

Two games were played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League last night at the Albion Field. In the evenings first game, the Giants fell to the Blue Jays 10-4. The Blue Jays were led by Tammy Kirk's 3 run homer and three singles, Deanna Tucker and Debbie MacLean's triple and two singles and Christa Webber's  and Kate Bray's double and two singles.  Debra Lee Dickson and Tammy Williams chipped in with two singles aided by singles by Jill Davidson and Theresa MacDonald. Patsy MacKinnon and Laurel Veitch led the Giants with a double and two singles followed by singles by Jennifer Canning, Theresa Dewar, Tabitha Dean, Kelly Fraser, Amy Cameron and Laurel Turner. The Cardinals were led by a double and single apiece by Debbie D'entremont and  Karen Ponikau. Two singles by Denise Delorey and singles by Evelyn Hill and Samantha MacDonald completed the Cardinal offence. Hitting two singles apiece for the Red Sox were Debbie Fraser, Michelle Schooten, Tanya Carrigan, Ann Uruquart, Samantha Williams and Nancy Walsh.  Carol Hartling and Samanta Williams contributed with a single each. Highlights of the evening  were two double plays  executed by the Red Sox. Action continues next Monday evening followed by the Charlie Hafey Memorial Tournament scheduled for Monday, August 26th.

The Northern Nova United U12 tier 2 boys captured silver at the annual Bruce Wagner Soccer Tournament in Halifax. Eight teams from around the Province attended the event. The Falcons got off to a strong start Friday night with a win over Porters Lake 5-1. Saturday morning saw a tough match against a regional Cape Breton team resulting in a 4-0 loss. Saturday afternoon the Falcons were up against the current first place team in their home league, the Antigonish Celtics. The Falcons knew they needed a win to move into contention for medal round games the next day and secured a 3-2 victory. Sunday's first match was against the Dartmouth Storm. The Falcons started strong but were tied in the final minutes of regular time pushing the game into overtime. With only minutes left on the clock Zachary Houston netted a hard earned goal to take the Falcons through to the gold medal match. The Gold medal match saw the Falcons up against Cape Breton again who proved stronger on the day taking the gold with a 2-0 win. Player of the game awards were earned by Zachary Houston, Rhys Stevenson, Connor Macleod, Blake Kontuk and Edmund Dixon. Coach Aaron Bryant commented that he was impressed by the hard work and determination of all the players on the team. The Falcons have upcoming regional play off games which start later this month.

The Craig Gives Back Cycling tour is coming to Pictou County tomorrow. The tandem recumbent bicycle will be visiting the local Home Hardware stores in Stellarton at noon, then in Pictou at 3pm. Come out and meet Lloyd MacLean and Bob MacDonald, who is currently subbing for Craig Aucoin, who is recuperating from injuries to his knee and Achilles tendon. If all goes well, Craig will be back on the bike by the 17th, when the team heads to PEI.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 12 *UPDATED*
Monday 12th August 2013

The Pictou County Orioles are going to the Midget A finals after winning the qualifying tournament in Stellarton over the weekend. The Orioles advanced to the finals after defeating Aylesford 8 – 3. Port Hawkesbury got past Conrose 3- 1 in the other semi, but lost 9 – 1 to the Orioles in the final. That means the Orioles will be travelling to New Waterford for the provincial playdowns.

The Northern Nova United U12 tier 2 boys captured silver at the annual Bruce Wagner Soccer Tournament in Halifax. Eight teams from around the Province attended the event. The Falcons got off to a strong start Friday night with a win over Porters Lake 5-1. Saturday morning saw a tough match against a regional Cape Breton team resulting in a 4-0 loss. Saturday afternoon the Falcons were up against the current first place team in their home league, the Antigonish Celtics. The Falcons knew they needed a win to move into contention for medal round games the next day and secured a 3-2 victory. Sunday's first match was against the Dartmouth Storm. The Falcons started strong but were tied in the final minutes of regular time pushing the game into overtime. With only minutes left on the clock Zachary Houston netted a hard earned goal to take the Falcons through to the gold medal match. The Gold medal match saw the Falcons up against Cape Breton again who proved stronger on the day taking the gold with a 2-0 win. Player of the game awards were earned by Zachary Houston, Rhys Stevenson, Connor Macleod, Blake Kontuk and Edmund Dixon. Coach Aaron Bryant commented that he was impressed by the hard work and determination of all the players on the team. The Falcons have upcoming regional play off games which start later this month.

Sue Mason set a record in 1977 for the most medals won by a NS swimmer at a Canada Games, and 36 years later Timothy Ferris has tied her record of 5. The swim team itself broke a record winning 12 medals as a team for NS the previous record was 10 medals. So a huge shout out to Tim and his entire team on their accomplishments this past week at the games.

Pictou County Athletics has picked up several National medals in the Legion track and field championships. Kaelan Schmidt won a silver medal in the triple jump with a jump of 12.94 m. He also won Gold in the high jump with a personal best jump of 1.86m. Schmidt competed in the long jump Sunday and finished tied for 3rd but lost out in the tie for the bronze medal because the other jumper had a better second best jump. Reed MacDonald finished 5th in the javelin ( 4 cm short of a bronze medal ) with a throw of 46m. Lauren Quann competed in the 1200m race Saturday and finished just shy of her personal best. On Sunday, Quann competed in the high jump and finished tied for 5th with a personal best jump of 1.50 m. An impressive showing by PCA athletes.

AGR Fastpitch begins their playoffs this week. It starts tomorrow in Pomquet at 7:00pm with St Andrews vs Arisaig in Pomquet, followed by Guysborough vs St. Josephs at 9. Whycocomagh visits Trenton Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 11th August 2013



The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

Pictou County Athletics has its first-ever National medal. Kaelan Schmidt won a silver medal in the triple jump yesterday with a jump of 12.94 m – way to go, Kaelan. Your community is proud of you.  Reed MacDonald finished 5th in the javelin ( 4 cm short of a bronze medal ) with a throw of 46m. Lauren Quann competed in the 1200 m race yesterday and she finished just shy of her personal best. She does the high jump today. Kaelan has two more jumps to go - high and long.. Also...a last minute addition to the Canada Games team is Robbie Jones of Scotsburn – he will compete in the javelin in Sherbrooke this week & Robbie left with the team lastevening. Check out Athletics Canada website - click on youth/legion if you want to check out the live results.  Best of luck to you all.

Easter Seals is Offering a Day Camp in Trenton Park to give children and youth a Chance to Try Sledge Hockey. It is this Monday, Aug. 12th from 1:30 until 3 pm. The goal of the sessions is to promote Sledge hockey and give children and youth the opportunity to try a new sport free of charge, and hopefully build interest.  For more information on the upcoming fall/winter learn to sledge programs, you can contact Faye Joudrey at Easter Seals, 902-453-6000.

The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament this weekend and the Championship Game is scheduled for today at 3:00pm at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Joining the Pictou Couty teams are teams from Port Hawkersbury, Conrose, Antigonish and Aylesford. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford.
 
Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Well, I bet Craig's companion dog is delighted to have him home for a few days. Speedy recovery to you Craig!



AUGUST 10 - LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP
Saturday 10th August 2013


The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 has been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Roddy C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.
Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Speedy recovery Craig!
Easter Seals is Offering a Day Camp in Trenton Park to give children and youth a Chance to Try Sledge Hockey. It is this Monday, Aug. 12th from 1:30 until 3 pm. The goal of the sessions is to promote Sledge hockey and give children and youth the opportunity to try a new sport free of charge, and hopefully build interest.  For more information on the upcoming fall/winter learn to sledge programs, you can contact Faye Joudrey at Easter Seals, 902-453-6000.
The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton this weekend. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford. In yesterdays games.. Pictou County Orioles were on fire in their opener, defeating Port Hawkesbury 15 -2 then the Conrose Cubs disposed of thePictou County Rangers 16-7. Aylesford Lions beat the Antigonish Angels 13-2 and the Conrose Cubs edged Pictou County Orioles 4-3 . Games scheduled for today : Game 5 9:00 AM Pictou Rangers vs Aylesford Game 6 11:30 AM Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury Game 7 2:00 PM Pictou Orioles vs Aylesford Game 8 4:30 PM Pictou Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury Game 9 7:00 PM Antigonish vs Conrose SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship
The Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax at Scotia Speedway this weekend - the Atlantic Cat 250 gets underway today at 5pm  
Results from the AGR soft-pitch league's a double header. In game one - St. Andrews hammered Arisaig 17-2, but in game two, Arisaig rebounded to take the St. Andrews 5 to 3.
Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 485-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 9 *UPDATED*
Friday 9th August 2013

The Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2013 have been announced. Ringette Coach Clifton “Cliff” Wood is being inducted in the builder category. Athletes inducted include legendary take-out style curler Robert Henry Dunbar, Volleyballers Neil MacKinnon and Rodey C. Walsh, “Hockey” Jack Campbell, and harness racing horse Heel's Lad. The Pictou Junior C Mariners Hockey team is also going into the Hall of Fame. The 22nd Annual Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at the Westville Civic building. The ceremony this year is in honour of the late Pictou County running legend Glenn Chenell and the Hugh Murray Humanitarian Award will also be presented. For information on tickets call 755-1755.

Could New Glasgow's Timothy Ferris be a future Hall of Famer? The swimmer completed a medal sweep at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke last night, winning silver in the 50 m Freestyle. Tim medalled in all five events he competed in, finishing with 3 bronze and 2 silver.

UPDATE: Some good news and bad news for Craig Aucoin and Lloyd MacLean in their first week of the Cross-Canada Craig Gives Back cycling tour. First,the bad news: Craig injured his ankle while pedalling in Newfoundland, and after a check-up with a physiotherapist, the prescription is rest. So Craig is coming home to rest and get treatment. The good news is fellow cyclist Bob MacDonald of Lyons Brook, himself visually impaired, is joining Lloyd to sub in for Craig beginning Monday! The pair are scheduled to reach Pictou County this Wednesday. Hopefully Craig will be ready to pedal again with Lloyd by August 17th when they head to PEI. You can follow the team's solo efforts on the Craig Gives Back Facebook page. Speedy recovery Craig!

The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton this weekend. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford.

Schedule: FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax) SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax) SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

The Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax at Scotia Speedway this weekend, beginning with Dartmouth Dodge Sportsmen 100 on Friday night at 7, and the Atlantic Cat 250 Saturday at 5.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training this coming Thursday at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 495-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

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ANTIGONISH DIOCESE TO REVIEW PARISHES IN CANSO STRAIT REGION
Thursday 8th August 2013

The pastoral planning director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish says a review of parishes in four counties is underway. Father Donald MacGillivray says all 48 parishes will be reviewed in the Strait of Canso region. A similar review in Cape Breton County wrapped up earlier this year and resulted in eight churches closing in the Sydney, Glace Bay and Northside areas. MacGillivray says the review will focus on how many churches are needed, but says closing churches will be a last resort. He says review committees have been set up in Antigonish and Guysborough counties, while church officials are still in the process of establishing committees in Inverness and Richmond counties. MacGillivray says he's not sure how long the review will take.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 8
Thursday 8th August 2013

Results from AGR Fastpitch: Heatherton defeated Arisaig 5 – 2. Paul Purcell struck out 13 batters on the way to the win. Guyborough took both games a doubleheader against St. Andrews, 8-0 and 10-7. Game 1 winning pitch Adam Rogers threw a no-hitter, while Rene D'Entremont fanned 13 to win game 2. Joe LeBlanc had a 2 run homer in the first game for Guyborough, while in game two Lyndon Connolly had a 3 run walk off homer. The doubleheader between St. Joseph’s and Whycocomagh was cancelled.

Timothy Ferris continues to do well in the pool at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke. Yesterday, Ferris won bronze in the 50 m backstroke, bringing his medal haul to 3 bronze and one silver. He's 4 for 4 and going for a medal in all 5 events today as he competes in his best event, the 50m free.

Six players from Pictou County & Truro were among the top Atlantic Canadian players in the line-up as the Atlantic Selects major bantams went undefeated in Boston last weekend for the Boston Challenge Cup, going 5-0 in the bantam major division. Opening the tournament they beat the New England Allouettes 4-2 before a tight second game against the Boston Hurricanes, which they won 3-2. They finished the round-robin beating Long Island, N.Y., 6-1. The bantam major team defeated the Atlantic Selects bantam minor team 6-3 in the crossovers to advance to the final against the Ukraine, which they won 7-1. 

The Pictou County Orioles are hosting a Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton this weekend. The winner advances to the Provincial playdowns in New Waterford.

Schedule: FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax) SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax) SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

The Pro Stock Tour is back in Halifax at Scotia Speedway this weekend, beginning with Dartmouth Dodge Sportsmen 100 on Friday night at 7, and the Atlantic Cat 250 Saturday at 5.

Pictou Academy Senior Girls soccer team will start training Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:00pm at the Pictou Gym. Any girls from grades 7-12 interested in playing school soccer this year are encouraged to come out for this training session. Please bring your inside shoes. For more information contact Rick Cyr 495-4918 or email richardcyr@eastlink.ca

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 6 *UPDATED*
Tuesday 6th August 2013

The Pictou County Orioles went undefeated in 5 games this past weekend in Dartmouth to win the Carl Morash Memorial Midget A baseball tournament.  The Orioles opened the tournament with a 19-13 hitting fest over Conrose on Friday evening. Saturday, the Orioles came from behind and tied a strong Waverly team 6 6.  They then later went on to defeat the host Woodside team 19-7.  The Orioles continued to swing the bats on Sunday and defeated WPW 12-8 in the Semi Finals.  The finals saw the Orioles down 1 run to Waverly going into the 6th inning, but once again, the Orioles bounced back and scored 2 runs in the 6th, and 1 in the 7th to take a 9-7 lead and defeat Waverly for the championship.

Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Schedule: **** Winner advances to Provincial play downs in New Waterford FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax)

SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax)

SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

In AGR Fastpitch League, tonight's action includes two games at Lower South River Field: Whycocomagh vs Trenton at 7pm, followed by Trenton vs Guysborough at 9pm. In Pomquet, St. Joseph's plays two games: first, Guysborough at 6:45, then St. Andrews at 8:30pm. Tomorrow, St. Josephs plays Whycocomagh for a doubleheader beginning at 7pm.

The Pictou County Rugby Club women’s team capped off the regular season on Saturday with their first home win, a dominating 50-0 victory. Scoring trys for Pictou County on Saturday were Alyssa Canning (2), Tanisha Campbell (2), Rosalie Skinner, Rebecca Taylor, Michelle Jones and Krista Dunn. Dunn also added three converts. According to head coach Darcy MacInnis the goal next year is to make the playoffs. He notes that the team went undefeated in their last four games this season. In men’s Division 2 action, Pictou County fell 32-29 to Truro on the road.

Kudos to New Glasgow's Timothy Ferris, picking up two medals for Nova Scotia at this year's Canada Games. Ferris, a swimmer, won bronze in the 50m breaststroke event, the first medal for Team Nova Scotia. He followed that performance with a silver medal win in the 100m freestyle event.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUG 5 *UPDATED*
Monday 5th August 2013

RCMP have released the identity of the man killed in Saturday's crash during the finale of a pro stock car race on Prince Edward Island. RCMP say Robert Michael Stevens - a 30-year-old resident of Riverview, N.B. - was taking part in a 100-lap competition hosted at the Oyster Bed Speedway race track, about 15 kilometres north of Charlottetown. Police say Stevens's car flipped onto its roof during the 98th lap. The Mounties say the driver began removing his own safety equipment while suspended upside down after the crash, but the effort somehow strangled him, leading to his death. Police say reasonable safety protocols were followed during the race.

Northern Midget Baseball League Results from Sunday: Truro 6, Antigonish 4

Results from the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League: Game 1 Cardinals 10 vs Giants 7 Game 2 Blue Jays 9 vs Yankees 6 Two games will be played tonight at the Albion Field in Stellarton: Red Sox vs Yankees, followed by Cardinals vs Blue Jays

Northern Midget A League: This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth.

Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Schedule: **Winner advances to Provincial play downs in New Waterford**

FRIDAY, AUG 9th 12:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Port Hawkesbury 2:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Conrose (Halifax) 5:00pm: Antigonish vs Aylesford 7:30pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Conrose (Halifax)

SATURDAY, AUG 10th 9:00am: Pictou County Rangers vs Aylesford 11:30am: Antigonish vs Port Hawkesbury 2:00pm: Pictou County Orioles vs Aylesford 4:30pm: Pictou County Rangers vs Port Hawkesbury 7:00pm: Antigonish vs Conrose (Halifax)

SUNDAY, AUG 11th 10:00am: Semi Final 12:30pm: Semi-Final 3:00pm: Championship

Kudos to Westville’s Bernadette Little placed 22nd at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship Little was the top Maritime golfer at the event.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

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AUG 4 - LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Sunday 4th August 2013

Northern Midget A League: This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth. Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Along with the Pictou County Orioles and Rangers, will be teams from Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Halifax, and Aylesford.
Kudos Westville’s Bernadette Little placed 22nd at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship Little was the top Maritime golfer at the event.
A shout-out to another local golfer Paula Dickson: on Wednesday, Dixon used a 6-iron off the tee of the 135-yard sixth hole at Glen Lovat Golf Club to score a hole-in-one!
The Pictou County women's rugby team, got their first win Wednesday night in Burnside defeating Riverlake 43-25. This comes after two consecutive ties in two weeks. Scoring trys for Pictou County were Alyssa Canning with 4, and singles from Rebecca Taylor, Michelle Jones and Krista Dunn. Dunn also added four conversions. The women's next game is today at home against Windsor at 1 p.m.
The Trenton Scotias Bantam boys fastball team will be hosting the Nova Scotia Bantam Boys Provincial championship this weekend at Scotia Park field. Today will see the cross overs at 10 and 12 with the championship game set for 2pm.
Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - AUGUST 2
Friday 2nd August 2013

Northern Midget A League: Wednesday night, Pictou County Orioles defeated Antigonish Angels by 10 run rule at the Albion Field. Tonight, Antigonish travels to Port Hawkesbury for a night game at 6pm. This weekend, Pictou County Orioles and Pictou County Rangers are in Dartmouth for the Carl Morash memorial tournament in Dartmouth. Next weekend, the Pictou County Orioles host the Baseball Nova Scotia Midget A provincial qualification Tournament at the Albion Field in Stellarton. Along with the Pictou County Orioles and Rangers, will be teams from Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Halifax, and Aylesford.

This weekend the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour will make its first and only visit to P.E.I. for the Exit Realty P.E.I. 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway. John Flemming of Halifax continues to lead the point standings going into the eighth event of the season, 81 points ahead of defending champion Shawn Turple. Shawn Tucker is in third, just five points behind Turple. Denver Foran, racing out of Pictou, and is 13th going into this weekend’s race in P.E.I.

Westville’s Bernadette Little remains tied in 27th at the Canadian women’s junior golf championship heading into today’s final round. She is tied with Annie Yang of Delta, B.C. and Mackenzie Barrie of Vernon, B.C. Little continues to be the top Maritime golfer at the event, five strokes ahead of Krysta Schaus of Fredericton, even after shooting 13-over on Thursday.

A shout-out to local golfer Paula Dickson: on Wednesday, Dixon used a 6-iron off the tee of the 135-yard sixth hole at Glen Lovat Golf Club to score a hole-in-one!

The Pictou County women's rugby team, got their first win Wednesday night in Burnside defeating Riverlake 43-25. This comes after two consecutive ties in two weeks. Scoring trys for Pictou County were Alyssa Canning with 4, and singles from Rebecca Taylor, Michelle Jones and Krista Dunn. Dunn also added four conversions. The women's next game is Saturday at home against Windsor at 1 p.m.

The Trenton Scotias Bantam boys fastball team will be hosting the Nova Scotia Bantam Boys Provincial championship this weekend at Scotia Park field. Games begin Friday at 4, the local squad will play at 8pm.  Saturday play resumes at 9 and runs until the 7.  Scotias will play at 3 and 7 Saturday.  Sunday will see the cross overs at 10 and 12 with the championship game set for 2pm.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in the Merigomish area. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs at a cost of $10.00/child or $25.00/family. A program at the Lismore Beach runs until August 9th and another program will take place from August 12th to 23rd at Cranberry Camp Ground. Pre-registration will take place at the Cranberry Camp Ground Pool on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

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TWO YEARS FOR TRAFFICKING, AS OPERATION HAKON PAYS OFF
Wednesday 31st July 2013

A Nova Scotia man charged following a 13-month drug and weapons investigation has been sentenced to two years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Jason Chiasson pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in Port Hawkesbury provincial court last month. RCMP laid 130 charges in January against 24 people following the investigation, code-named Operation Hakon. Police searched 11 homes in Antigonish, Inverness and Victoria counties as part of the investigation. Police say they targeted criminal groups involved in trafficking large amounts of cocaine, hashish, marijuana and ecstasy.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 23
Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Over the weekend the Brian Jarvis Memorial Tournament was played at the Subway Stingers Dorrington Softball Complex, with U-12 and U-16 divisions competing for their respective championships. Games began Saturday morning with the Subway Stingers ‘98 team playing the Cole Harbour Comets to open the U-16 division. In the U-12 division the Stingers white team played the Stingers blue team to open the tournament. Round-robin action continued through the day with final standings determining the playoff matchups. On Sunday in the U-12 division the first semifinal saw the Subway Stingers white team defeat the Stingers blue team. The New Brunswick entry, KV, defeated the Cole Harbour Comets in the second semi. In the championship game KV defeated the Subway Stingers white team 3-1. The U-16 P.E.I. provincial team broke open a close game late to defeat the Subway Stingers ‘97 team to capture the U-16 division championship. The P.E.I. team defeated the Subway Stingers ‘98 team 5-0 in their semifinal, while the Stingers ’97 qualified for the final by defeating the Cole Harbour Comets 6-1.

Busy weekend in the Northern League: on Friday Pictou County Orioles thumped Truro 22 – 5! Saturday night in Stellarton, the Pictou County Rangers shut out Antigonish 10 – 0. On Sunday, Truro beat Port Hawkesbury in both games of a doubleheader 7 – 5 and 10 -8, while the Orioles defeated Antigonish in a battle of the bats 14 – 10. Tomorrow, the Orioles play Truro in Stellarton at 6pm, while the Rangers are in Antigonish at 6:30.

The Storm, Northern Nova Scotia's female midget AAA hockey team are changing their name to the Northern Subway Selects for the upcoming season. The team needs a new logo and is looking for submissions from anyone who is interested in creating one. They are due by July 30; with the only parameters : that the logo must contain the Subway logo and be blue, yellow and silver. Submissions can be made by e-mail to kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com The person who has their logo selected will receive a season pass to the Northern Subway Selects home games and a gift certificate for Subway restaurants.

The newly formed Pictou County Orioles have been awarded one of the 3 Provincial Qualification Tournaments for Midget A.  The tournament will run from Friday, Aug 9th through Sunday, Aug 11th and the winner moves on to the provincial tournament in New Waterford.  All games will be held at the Albion field in Stellarton.  We'll have the complete schedule as the tournament gets closer.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in Lismore. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs. The program will take place from July 29th to August 9th at the Lismore Beach. Cost is $10.00/child or $25.00/family. Pre-registration will take place at the Lismore Community Centre on Wednesday, July 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

The Town of New Glasgow is partnering with the New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association to put on an intro to hockey camp. The weeklong camp for kids four- to 12-years-old will run Aug. 5-9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The children will be grouped by ages and the camp will cover everything from putting on gear, to basic skating drills, to puck and stick handling and fun games. The kids will also be treated to a few special guests throughout , including professional hockey player Jon Sim. Note the children are not required to have full hockey gear, but helmets, sticks, skates, neck guards and gloves are mandatory, and New Glasgow Minor Hockey does have some equipment that can be borrowed for the week. There will be a special registration night for this Hockey Camp on July 23 at the Wellness Centre from 6 to 8 p.m & The camp is free for all participants.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 19
Friday 19th July 2013

Twenty one athletes from Pictou County Athletics participated in the Highland Games in Antigonish last weekend. The results are as follow:
Aliyah Fraser- 2nd- 100m, 1st- 200m, 1st- high jump
Mariah Linehan- 5th- 100m, 6th 200m
Ellen MacDonald- 1st- 300m, 3rd- 2000m, 1st- 1200m
Hannah Fraser- 3rd- 1200m, 1st- 80m hurdles
Lauren Quann- 2nd- 1200m
Sally Bates- 1st- 100m, 1st- 200m
Mack Moraze- 3rd- 300m, 2nd- 200m, 3rd- 100m
Peter Corbin- 3rd- 1200m, 2nd- 800m
Brady Walsh- 3rd- 100m, 4th- 400m
Aldo Orsi- 4th- 100m, 5th- 400m, 5th- 200m, 1st- javelin
Dakota Garneau- 5th- 100m, 6th- 400m, 4th- 200m
Scott Langille- 4th- 1500m, 4th- 800m
Ian MacDonald- 2nd- 1500m, 1st- 3000m
Dave MacLennan- 1st- 3000m
Jordan Landry- 1st- 80m hurdles
Olivia Pretty- 2nd- 80m hurdles
Tatum MacLean- 1st- shot put, 1st- discus
Brooke McVicar- 3rd- discus, 1st- javelin
Tyler Swain- 2nd- shot put, 4th- hammer throw, 3rd- javelin
Reed MacDonald- 4th- shotput, 3rd- discus, 3rd- hammer throw, 1st- javelin
Kaelan Schmidt- 1st- long jump, 1st- high jump, 1st- triple jump

The next meet is the Atlantic Championships taking place at the University of Moncton July 26th-28th
AGR Fastpitch Schedule: tonight - St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs at Heatherton 6:30, next Tuesday - Heatherton Warriors at Arisiag Blues 6:30. Also, next Wednesday's game between Trenton & St.Joseph's is being moved to Tuesday as part of a doubleheader starting at 7 pm in Pomquet.

Big race weekend at Riverside Speedway in James River. Races begin tonight at 7 with the Highland Sportsman 100 and the Legends Challenge 50. Then the IWK 250 on Saturday, which not only features local drivers Rollie MacDonald, George Koszkulics and Denver Foran, but also NASCAR champ Brad Koslowski.

Pictou County Recreation and the Pictou County YMCA will be partnering to host swimming lessons in Lismore. Lessons will be offered for both the Preschool and Swim Kids programs. The program will take place from July 29th to August 9th at the Lismore Beach. Cost is $10.00/child or $25.00/family. Pre-registration will take place at the Lismore Community Centre on Wednesday, July 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  For more information please contact Pictou County Recreation at 485-8528 or 752-1530.

The Storm, Northern Nova Scotia's female midget AAA hockey team are changing their name to the Northern Subway Selects for the upcoming season. The team needs a new logo and is looking for submissions from anyone who is interested in creating one. Submissions are due July 30; with the only parameters being that the logo must contain the Subway logo and be blue, yellow and silver. Submissions can be made by e-mail to kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com or by mail to: Subway Northern Storm, 2899 Hwy 326 Denmark, NS, B0K 1V0. The person who has their logo selected will receive a season pass to the Northern Subway Selects home games and a gift certificate for Subway restaurants.

Shoutout for another “ace” golfer: on Wednesday Ruth Kraushar scored a hole-in-one on Glen Lovat’s 135-yard sixth hole by using a 3-wood.

Applications are now being accepted for coaching positions for the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association rep division. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31. Applications are being accepted for the following levels: novice advancing (two teams);
atom A, AA, AAA;
peewee A, AA, AAA;
bantam A, AA; and
 midget AA. The application can be found on the PCMHA (www.pcmha.com). All submissions must be received by July 31 and can be sent to rep@pcmha.com or Rep Division – PCMHA, 
c/o PO Box 815
, New Glasgow, N.S. 
B2H 5K7 
Attention: REP Head Coach Selection Committee.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including this Friday, and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday night at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

The Town of New Glasgow is partnering with the New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association to bring an intro to hockey camp to life as part of New Glasgow’s Summer Recreation programming. The weeklong camp for kids four- to 12-years-old will run Aug. 5-9, from 9 a.m. to noon. It is being organized by New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association and will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The children will be grouped by ages and the camp will cover everything from putting on gear, to basic skating drills, to puck and stick handling, to fun games. The children will also be treated to a few special guests throughout the week, including professional hockey player Jon Sim and two members of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers. Safety is first and foremost and although children are not required to have full hockey gear; helmets, sticks, skates, neck guards and gloves are mandatory. New Glasgow Minor Hockey does have some equipment that may be loaned for the week if needed. There will be a special registration night exclusively for this Hockey Camp on July 23 at the Wellness Centre from 6 to 8 p.m.   New Glasgow Recreation summer staff will be on hand during the registration to answer any questions you may have or you may contact New Glasgow Recreation by phone 755-4398 or by e-mail recreation.student@newglasgow.ca. The camp free for all participants.

Reminder to runners that the 2013 Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche is fast approaching on September 1st. It's become very popular: in fact, over it's five year history, the number of participants has doubled. Register today at http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/details.php?show=1067 and please visit the website, www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 18 *UPDATED*
Thursday 18th July 2013

AGR Fastpitch – Heatherton Warriors defeated St.Andrew’s Flyers 8 - 3. Winning Pitcher was Adam Anderson. Top Hitters for Heatherton: Josh Vanderlinden inside the park homerun, single.  Trent Deyoung double, two singles.  Adam Anderson 3 singles. Scott Bowman hit a 2 run home run for St. Andrews. Makeup Games: Friday - St.Joseph’s Farmers Mutual Chiefs at Heatherton 6:30, next Tuesday - Heatherton Warriors at Arisiag Blues 6:30

Northern Midget A League Results: Pictou County Orioles 12, Pictou County Rangers 1 in Stellarton. The Orioles play Friday night in Truro at 6:30pm. On Saturday, the PC Rangers play Antigonish in Stellarton. Sunday will be busy... Port Hawkesbury's at home for a doubleheader against Truro beginning at 2pm. And the Pictou County Orioles play Sunday morning at 9am on the road against Antigonish.

Big race weekend at Riverside Speedway in James River. Races begin Friday night at 7 with the Highland Sportsman 100 and the Legends Challenge 50. Then the IWK 250 on Saturday, which not only features local drivers Rollie MacDonald, George Koszkulics and Denver Foran, but also NASCAR champ Brad Keselowski.

Applications are now being accepted for coaching positions for the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association rep division. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31. Applications are being accepted for the following levels: novice advancing (two teams);
atom A, AA, AAA;
peewee A, AA, AAA;
bantam A, AA; and
 midget AA. The application can be found on the PCMHA (www.pcmha.com). All submissions must be received by July 31 and can be sent to rep@pcmha.com or Rep Division – PCMHA, 
c/o PO Box 815
, New Glasgow, N.S. 
B2H 5K7 
Attention: REP Head Coach Selection Committee.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including this Friday, and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday night at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

The Town of New Glasgow is partnering with the New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association to bring an intro to hockey camp to life as part of New Glasgow’s Summer Recreation programming. The weeklong camp for kids four- to 12-years-old will run Aug. 5-9, from 9 a.m. to noon. It is being organized by New Glasgow Minor Hockey Association and will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The children will be grouped by ages and the camp will cover everything from putting on gear, to basic skating drills, to puck and stick handling, to fun games. The children will also be treated to a few special guests throughout the week, including professional hockey player Jon Sim and two members of the Pictou County Weeks Junior A Crushers. Safety is first and foremost and although children are not required to have full hockey gear; helmets, sticks, skates, neck guards and gloves are mandatory. New Glasgow Minor Hockey does have some equipment that may be loaned for the week if needed. There will be a special registration night exclusively for this Hockey Camp on July 23 at the Wellness Centre from 6 to 8 p.m.   New Glasgow Recreation summer staff will be on hand during the registration to answer any questions you may have or you may contact New Glasgow Recreation by phone 755-4398 or by e-mail recreation.student@newglasgow.ca. The camp free for all participants. 

Reminder to runners that the 2013 Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche is fast approaching on September 1st. It's become very popular: in fact, over it's five year history, the number of participants has doubled. Register today at http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/details.php?show=1067 and please visit the website, www.buttertrailrun.com

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 15 *UPDATED*
Monday 15th July 2013

Pictou County Special Olympics athletes did very well at the Provincial summer games in the Annapolis Valley. The swim team lead the way with 5 First place finishes. Timothy Ferris, Sherri Wolfenden and Stacey Cunningham had bronze, Michelle Zuethoff earned a silver and a bronze, Crystal MacLean earned a gold, silver and 2 bronze, Kendall Snell earned silver and bronze, Daniel Martin earned silver and bronze and Evan Sharpe rounded things out with a gold, silver, and a bronze. The Softball team won bronze and basketball, which was a combined team with Cobequid, earned a silver. Chris Atkinson earned a silver in golf. In track, Shawn Bennett earned 2 silver and bronze, Brendan Clayton and Adam Smith each earned a silver, followed by Craig Boyd with bronze. The bowling team earned a record breaking number of medals with Doreen Lee, Shelley Maclean, Justin Savage, Eric Redmond and Paige Fleury earning Silver. Colin MacBeth and Henry Green won bronze and Dave Wakely and Steven Trainor won Gold.

Fredericton’s Shawn Tucker took his first checkered flag of the season on Saturday in River Glade, winning the Fast Eddie Racewear 100, the sixth race of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour season. New Glasgow’s George Koszkulics did not race over the weekend. Denver Foran finished 12th in the 19 car field. Through the six races Foran is 13th in points, while Koszkulics is now in 20th. John Flemming continues to have a strong lead, 73 points ahead of second place Shawn Turple. Next weekend the tour is at Riverside Speedway for the IWK 250.

Action in the Northern Midget League: the Pictou County Orioles, on the road, shut out Antigonish 5 - 0 on Sunday. The Orioles next game is against the Pictou County Rangers in Stellarton Wednesday night at 6pm.

Some golfers go their whole lives without one; this past week, two local golfers scored a hole-in-one at Glen Lovat Golf Club in Frasers Mountain. On July 10 Glenn Ukkes used a 6-iron to ace No. 2, a 155-yard hole. His playing companions were Gaetan Bouchard, Dave MacDonald and Roy Squires. The second hole-in-one on July 13 was by Stephen Bowler who aced No. 6 with an 8-iron. Kendall Chabassol and Shawn Young witnessed the 139-yard shot.

Applications are now being accepted for coaching positions for the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association rep division. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31. Applications are being accepted for the following levels: novice advancing (two teams);
atom A, AA, AAA;
peewee A, AA, AAA;
bantam A, AA; and
 midget AA. The application can be found on the PCMHA (www.pcmha.com). All submissions must be received by July 31 and can be sent to rep@pcmha.com or Rep Division – PCMHA, 
c/o PO Box 815
, New Glasgow, N.S. 
B2H 5K7 
Attention: REP Head Coach Selection Committee.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including this Friday, and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday night at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

Reminder to runners that the 2013 Butter Trail Run in Tatamagouche is fast approaching on September 1st. It's become very popular: in fact, over it's five year history, the number of participants has doubled. Register today at this website and remember to visit the website, buttertrailrun.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 12
Friday 12th July 2013

Golfer Bernadette Little is in the history books. She's only the fifth woman to win three consecutive NSGA junior titles after her victory at Seaview Golf and Country Club in Cape Breton. Little won the event by 15 strokes over Emily Romkey, with her third round 71 the lowest ever recorded by a junior girl at an NSGA provincial championship. Little will represent the province at the national junior championship in late July in Pickering, Ont. just before attending Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que. in early August. Also named to the Canada Games team were Elizabeth Furniss and Allison Chandler. Chandler will also represent N.S. at junior nationals with Little as well as Emily Romkey. Meghan McLean is the alternate. Bruce Tomie of Bedford won the boys junior championship by four strokes over Ryan Nowe.

A former World Series champion is coming to New Glasgow to teach the fundamentals of the game of baseball to local youth. Kelly Gruber, who was with the Toronto Blue Jays for the World Series victory over Atlanta in 1992, is operating a two-day camp this Sunday and Monday, and registration spaces are still available. Gruber says there is one main focus for the two-day camp – fundamentals of the game. Bill 'Spaceman' Lee will join Gruber in delivering the camp, and Candy Maldonado might also be joining them. To register, or for more information, check out Kelly Gruber's website at gruberbaseball-dot-com.

There were four games played in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League this week. Game 1 Red Sox 7 vs Cardinals 2 Game 2 Blue Jays 8 vs Giants 4 Game 3 Blue Jays 6 vs Yankees 2 Game 4 Cardinals 5 vs Giants 2

Two games in the Northern Midget League: In Stellarton, the Pictou County Rangers defeated the Orioles 9 - 2, while Port Hawkesbury Home Hardware edged Antigonish Angels 9 – 8. The Orioles are on the road, playing in Antigonish Sunday at 6pm.

Shout outs: to Local sportsman Leo Fahey was inducted into New Waterford's Inaugural Sport Hall of Fame on Monday evening in the Athlete category for his excellence in hockey, baseball and boxing. As well, a shout out to our Special Olympics team that is heading to Acadia University for the Provincial Summer Games: 10 coaches, 3 mission staff and 40 athletes in the sports of softball, golf, track, swimming, basketball and bowling.  Our athletes have trained hard and are excited for the competition this weekend. Thanks also to our coaches and mission staff for without there time and dedication these games would not be possible for our athletes.  

Calling all Skate Board Enthusiast 16 and under...why not show your talents off at the T-Town Skate Competition taking place on Saturday July 13th, at the Trenton Park from 4pm to 6pm. sponsored by Sams Pizza Trenton. Lots of Prizes and Trophies to be won from HAF, Trenton Park Pool, New Glasgow Police, and Sams Pizza Trenton. any questions call Robyn @ 752-1019 or Jessie @755-1986.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn on Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 9
Tuesday 9th July 2013

Heartland Tour 2013 rolls into Pictou County for a full day of cycling today. This year the rides will start from Pictou County Cycle, on the Westville Road in New Glasgow. Clint Snell and his staff are available to ride, and help out riders with any last minute adjustments. There is plenty of parking space, so load up the bikes and come along! As in previous years, the group wants to offer a longer, rural morning ride, to allow riders to challenge themselves to a 60 km distance. It will feature some freshly paved roads through Central West River, and a short stop in Pictou. It will be supported by the Heartland tour vehicle, complete with bike parts and med students. In the afternoon, the ride leaves Pictou County Cycle and ride towards Springville for a 30 km round trip through some rolling hills, and beautiful farmland views. Another afternoon ride will be a family oriented cycle along the New Glasgow Samson Trail. Finally, both afternoon rides will gather at the bike shop, and join other community cyclists and cycle to the Wellness Center, under police escort. There, they'll have a short reception, some Scotsburn chocolate milk, and some draw prizes. You could win a bicycle from Pictou County Cycle! Learn more at www.heartlandtour.ca

Bernadette Little of Westville has a one-stroke lead over Emily Romkey going into Round 2 action today at the NGSA junior championships at Seaview Golf and Country Club. Little shot an eight-over par after the first round. Little and Romkey are the only junior golfers in the event. Last season Little won the title, while Romkey finished third. In the boys juvenile event, also at Seaview, Devan MacDonald of Chance Harbour was tied for seventh, nine strokes back of the leader. John David Coffin of New Glasgow and Chad Lumsden of Trenton were in 32nd and 34th through the first round.

The Northern Nova United U-18 girls soccer team blanked the Yarmouth Clippers 3-0 to take the gold at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Tournament in the Annapolis Valley over the weekend. The team went a perfect 5-0, boasting 16 goals for and only one against. In round-robin play the team defeated Kings West 5-0, Cole Harbour 1-0 and Oromocto 2-1. In the semifinal they defeated West Nova Fuels 5-0. Goal scorers over the weekend were Katie Walsh (6), Sydney Adamson (3), Isabelle Benette (2), Haley Tibbetts (2), Miceala Williams, Jessica Taylor and Lindy Quann. Renee Proctor and Ashley Morrell shared the keeper duties over the weekend, posting four shutouts. The team has a record of 8-2 and are getting ready for a tournament in Moncton at the end of July in preparation for provincials, which are held in August. After losing last season’s provincial final 3-2 the team has their eyes on gold.

In the Northern Midget League, the Pictou County Orioles took 2 of 3 games over the weekend. On Friday the Orioles defeated Truro 12 – 11. Saturday at home, the Orioles were defeated 10 – 5 by Port Hawesbury Homje Hardware, but Sunday they got their revenge in Port Hawkesbury 12 – 3. In other Sunday Action , Truro Bearcats crushed the Antigonish Angels 20 – 8. Tomorrow in Stellarton it's an all Pictou County match as the Orioles face the Rangers. Game time 6pm.

Harvey Dickson Memorial Ball Tournament is coming to Trenton for the FunFest Weekend: Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm at Scotia Ball Field. Pre-registration is required.

World Series Champions Kelly Gruber and MLB All-Star Bill Lee will be in New Glasgow next Sunday and Monday July 14-15 to conduct the Kelly Gruber Silver Slugger Baseball Camp at the Kinsmen Ball Fields. There are still spots available to attend the camp and the camp is open to all ages. These camps are designed to work on the core skills involved in playing the game including physical conditioning, mental conditioning, speed & movement, vision/reaction training, infield training, outfield training, hitting & pitching.  The camps are run at the beginning of the season so that the player and coaches can apply their new knowledge throughout their season. The camps will begin at 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. For more information on the camps or to register, visit the camp website at www.gruberbaseball.com.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn next Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

Lead by Brendon Smithson (developer of Westville Minor Lacrosse) the Town of Pictou will be hosting the first lacrosse summer day camp on July 16th at McCulloch Field. The day will include instruction, drills, game and even a mini tournament. The day will involve fun and lacrosse, if you like either of these call the Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372. Open to ages 6– 13 years. Sticks supplied, gloves and helmets recommended but not required, bring if you have them. Please bring water. Cost: $8/person.

The Weeks Junior A Crushers have replaced their annual summer hockey school with a series of high performance conditioning camps for elite players in the County. With help from their strength and conditioning coach, Kyle MacLennan, the team will be holding weeklong camps for bantam, midget and elite girls. These camps are designed to prepare elite level players for training camps in September. There will be a maximum of 23 skaters and three goalies for each group with Crushers head coach Jason Malone running the sessions. The bantam and midget prep camp will run from Aug. 12-16, while the elite girls camp is Aug. 19-23. The cost of the camp is $185, which includes five hours of on-ice instruction and six hours of off-ice training. The full schedule can be found on the Crushers website, as well as their Facebook page.  Spots will be first come first serve. To reserve your spot call Jason Malone at 902-921-8666.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th, 2013 and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 8 *UPDATED*
Monday 8th July 2013

AGR Fastpitch: Heatherton Warriors took both games of a doubleheader from the Arisaig Blues. In Game 1, Heatherton won 8 – 3 thanks to Adam Anderson's pitching, as well as the bats of Ricky Bowie with 2 doubles and a solo homer, Alex Chisholm also with a solo home run, and Josh Vanderlinden with a triple. Steve Doyle drove in Arisaig's 3 runs with a homer. Game 2 was a close fought contest, but Heatherton came out ahead 6 – 5. Paul Purcell got the win for Heatherton, Stacey Smith hit a 3 run homer while Adam Anderson had a single and double. For Arisaig: Pat MacDougall got a single, triple, 2 RBI and Luke Brown had two singles, 2 RBI

The heat and humidity didn't stop the rugby... on Sunday afternoon the Pictou County Rugby Club mens Division 2 and womens teams played in Windsor against the Windsor Machine. The men couldn't stop their streak, losing their third straight 42-29. Scoring trys for Pictou County were: Peter MacLean and Darrell Frazee with 2 each, and 1 from Dana O’Brien. Ryan Board kicked two converts. In the second game the women fell 44-14. Alyssa Canning and Kelsey Pelerine scored trys, while Krista Dunn kicked two converts. The teams will have a break before their next games July 20 at home: the mens Division 2 team hosts Valley and the womens team plays Enfield.

Julia Henderson started off strong defending her Canadian women’s amateur golf title. She was tied after the first round of the NSGA event in Ben Eoin over the weekend, but after struggling in the second round fell to third place. And that was where she finished on day 3, carding a 246, 11 shots behind eventual champion Brynn Tomie. The good news is that by finishing in the top three, Henderson will be part of a foursome representing Nova Scotia July 23-26 at the 2013 Royale Cup Canadian women's amateur championship at the Club de golf Beloeil in Beloeil, Que.

Sunday morning the 36th annual Run for the Lobster was held in Pictou as part of the Pictou Lobster Carnival. In the 10K, Rami Bardeesy of Halifax finished first at 34:44, Dave MacLennan of Scotsburn finished second (36:23) and Asaf Rashid of Dartmouth came in third (36:45). In the 5K, Logan Grant of Antigonish finished first at 17:22, David Martin second at 19:15 and Angus MacDonald of Trenton third at 19:16. For the 5K student event Peter Corbin of Linacy won with a time of 18:36. Ethan MacDonald of New Glasgow finished second at 20:07 and Sean O’Keefe of Toronto finished third at 20:28.

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour travelled to Speedway 660 in Geary for race number six of the season, the Irving Blending & Packaging 100. George Koszkulics didn't race this weekend, while Denver Foran, racing for Pictou, finished thirteenth. The next stop on the tour is Riverside Speedway in James River July 20th.

July 9th golf lessons - open to youth, 10-14 years, McCulloch Field. The session consists of using NSGA “Golf in Schools Gear”, playing warm up games, going over safety items, and skill development such as driving, chipping and putting. Time: full day beginning at 9am. This is a FREE Clinic. Call Pictou Recreation and Parks to register at 485-4372.

World Series Champions Kelly Gruber and MLB All-Star Bill Lee will be in New Glasgow next Sunday and Monday July 14-15 to conduct the Kelly Gruber Silver Slugger Baseball Camp at the Kinsmen Ball Fields. There are still spots available to attend the camp and the camp is open to all ages. These camps are designed to work on the core skills involved in playing the game including physical conditioning, mental conditioning, speed & movement, vision/reaction training, infield training, outfield training, hitting & pitching.  The camps are run at the beginning of the season so that the player and coaches can apply their new knowledge throughout their season. The camps will begin at 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. For more information on the camps or to register, visit the camp website at www.gruberbaseball.com.

The annual Fitz Of Fury mountain bike race is set for Scotburn next Sunday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all categories, costing $15 for participants under 17 and $25 for all others. Race time is 11:00 a.m. Participants require A Bicycle Nova Scotia race license or one event membership which may be purchased on site.  And there is a new category this year, the citizen’s open category, for cyclists wanting to try racing or just wanting to come out and ride the course on the event day.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th, 2013 and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 4 *SECOND UPDATE*
Thursday 4th July 2013

AGR Fastpitch: St. Joseph's took both games of a doubleheader from Guysborough. In game 1, St.Joseph’s won 7 – 2. Craig MacDonald stuck out 15 for the win. Craig McCarron blasted a home run for St. Joseph's. In game 2, St. Joseph's finished with a 7 – 3 score. Cory Gero got the win, with relief help from Richie Connors. Tyler MacIsaac and Cory Gero each had two hits for the Chiefs.

In the Northern Midget A baseball League, Pictou County Rangers lost a close one 7 – 6 to Truro, while Port Hawkesbury defeated Antigonish in a real battle of the bats, 18 – 12. The Pictou County Orioles have a busy weekend of them, with games Friday at 6pm in Truro, Saturday in Stellarton versus Port Hawkesbury at 6, and Sunday in Port Hawkesbury at Noon.

The Shiretown Dental Clinic 5km and 10km Race for the Lobster is coming on Sunday. Registration and Race Kit Pick Up is between 7:30 am 8:30 am at the Advocate Printing Parking Lot on Browns Point Road. Registration fee is $30.00 and $27.00 for Run Nova Scotia Members. There will also be a Student Challenge which is free for students 16 & under. There is a limit of 100 students. Please note the race starts in a different location this year, Advocate Printing at Brown Point Rd. To get to Brown Point Road you take the Lyons Brook exit off the Pictou Rotary, left on Haliburton Road and Right on Browns Point Road. For more information and to pre-register go to www.johnnymiles.ca or www.atlanticchip.ca

World Series Champions Kelly Gruber and MLB All-Star Bill Lee will be in New Glasgow next Sunday and Monday July 14-15 to conduct the Kelly Gruber Silver Slugger Baseball Camp at the Kinsmen Ball Fields. There are still spots available to attend the camp and the camp is open to all ages. These camps are designed to work on the core skills involved in playing the game including physical conditioning, mental conditioning, speed & movement, vision/reaction training, infield training, outfield training, hitting & pitching.  The camps are run at the beginning of the season so that the player and coaches can apply their new knowledge throughout their season. The camps will begin at 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. For more information on the camps or to register, visit the camp website at www.gruberbaseball.com.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th, 2013 and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

Trenton Minor Hockey Association will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm at the Trenton Rink Annex to fill vacant Executive positions. All members are urged to attend.

StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle has announced that applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2013 X-Men Subway Summer Hockey School. The 12th annual camp X-Men Subway Hockey School will feature a variety of options across three weeks in August. Week one takes place August 5-9 and features the half day goalie camp for goaltenders of all ages. Week two, August 12-16, of the X-Men hockey school will feature the high performance camp, ‘young guns’ minis camp, ‘magic hands’ stickhandling camp and the ‘strong & steady’ defenseman camp. Week three rounds out the summer hockey school options from August 19-23, and will feature the full day ‘skills, drills & fun’ camp, shooters & scorers camp, ‘true technique’ power skating camp and the goalie refresher camp. Further information on all X-Men hockey summer school options can be found on the 2013 StFX Athletics & Recreation summer camp brochure, available locally from Cleve’s Source for Sports, Subway Restaurant or the StFX Keating and Oland Centres. Campers may register online at www.goxgo.ca/sportscamps. For further information, please contact xmenhockey@stfx.ca or 902-867-2273.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JULY 1
Monday 1st July 2013

Results yesterday in the AGR League:
Trenton came away with a pair of wins in a double-header with Wycocomagh. Trenton took the first game 6-1 behind a 8 strikeout pitching effort by Pat Laffin. Andrew Cameron drove in all six runs, including a grand-slam home run. In the second game, Trenton rode a 7 strike-out effort by Mike Wolfe on the mound to a 3-2 victory. Andrew Cameron, Matt Dort, and Andrew MacKinnon had RBIs in the win.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club is pleased to announce they have been selected to host the Active Start Soccer Fests program on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Stellarton outdoor soccer fields. The Active Start Soccer Fests program is an internationally recognized youth development program targeted at children under the age of 11. The goal of the festival program is to introduce the sport of soccer to youth through a fun-filled event for both children and their parents.  The term Active Start comes from the Canadian Soccer Association’s long-term player development model, Wellness to World Cup. Active Start is the first of seven stages in the Wellness to World Cup player development pathway. This pathway promotes maximum player retention for both optimum wellness and sporting excellence. “Our club is thrilled to be chosen to host a festival this year in our community,” says Korey Avery, Club President.  “It is shaping up to a great day of soccer and fun-filled activities.” There will be lots of activities going on at the complex including face painting, giveaways and tents set-up including a Tim Hortons, who have been long-time and valued supporters of special events like this for the club. The club is also looking for volunteers for the special day. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the club administrator at admin@nnusc.com. As one of the event hosts, the club will also be receiving a new digital camera, provided by Canon who is one of the sponsors. The camera will be used to capture the day, and then is intended to circulate amongst the clubs Tier 2 teams throughout the summer for them to take photos of their teams. The photos will then be uploaded onto the club’s Facebook page. That day, NNUSC will also be playing host to U8 Academy teams from Truro & Antigonish for the first of three planned jamborees in this division this summer. NNU, like other clubs in the Highland District Soccer Association, has an Academy program at U8 & U10 where players receive additional training to further develop their skills and position them to play Tier I or Tier II soccer when they move into U14. At the U8 level players train with their club Head Coach along with their mini teams, and then play in 3 jamborees, or fun tournaments over the course of the summer. No scores are kept, and the focus is on fun and individual skill development. Players learn how to play in real match conditions as well as sportsmanship and fair play. Both Truro and Antigonish clubs will also be hosting jamborees in July & August.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is interested in receiving applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. This is an elite hockey development program which participates in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The Head Coach will report to the President, Weeks Hockey Organization and have responsibility for recruitment, team selection, team building, skills development, systems and technical development and on ice performance. The Assistant Coach will report to the Head Coach and assume on ice and off ice responsibilities as delegated/assigned by the Head Coach. Successful applicants in both positions will work with the Director of Hockey Operations in the day-to-day operation of the team. Previous coaching and playing experience at an elite level is essential to be successful at this level and NCCP Level One Certification is required to coach within the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. Expressions of interest in these positions will be received up to and including Friday, July 19th, 2013 and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle has announced that applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2013 X-Men Subway Summer Hockey School. “We are pleased to once again offer a wide variety of camp options for local youth,” comments X-Men head coach and camp director Brad Peddle. “All of our camps will have new and improved drills and techniques and we are happy to re-offer our popular Shooters & Scorers Camp this summer, along with our Half Day Goalie Camp.” The 12th annual camp X-Men Subway Hockey School will feature a variety of options across three weeks in August. Week one takes place August 5-9 and features the half day goalie camp for goaltenders of all ages. Young netminders will be subject to daily on-ice sessions, off-ice workouts and video sessions each morning. Also taking place during week one is the major bantam, major midget and high school conditioning camp, slated in 90 minute daily evening sessions throughout the week and featuring high intensity, fast-paced drills and scrimmages. Week two, August 12-16, of the X-Men hockey school will feature the high performance camp, ‘young guns’ minis camp, ‘magic hands’ stickhandling camp and the ‘strong & steady’ defenseman camp. The high performance camp is open to players from novice, atom and pee wee aged AA and AAA rep players and will run daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, while the later three specialty camps will be scheduled into one-hour time slots each evening throughout the week, targeting in on specific hockey skills tailored to each group. Week three rounds out the summer hockey school options from August 19-23, and will feature the full day ‘skills, drills & fun’ camp, shooters & scorers camp, ‘true technique’ power skating camp and the goalie refresher camp. Similar to the week two options, the highly popular full day camp is open to novice, atom and pee wee age skaters and is scheduled daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the remaining three specialty camps slated for one hour sessions each evening. For the third consecutive year camp participants will take part in the ‘X-Out Bullying’ program, addressing the many forms and issues of bullying as it relates to a young player’s hockey experience. Coach Peddle relays, “We are excited to welcome back an outstanding staff that includes our X-Men coaches and players, along with guest instructors that will be on the ice each week. The X-Men Subway Summer Hockey School has been very successful and well received in the past due to our high-quality staff and the premier facilities at the Charles V. Keating Centre and StFX University, and we expect another great camp this year.” Further information on all X-Men hockey summer school options can be found on the 2013 StFX Athletics & Recreation summer camp brochure, available locally from Cleve’s Source for Sports, Subway Restaurant or the StFX Keating and Oland Centres. Campers may register online at www.goxgo.ca/sportscamps. For further information, please contact xmenhockey@stfx.ca or 902-867-2273.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 29
Saturday 29th June 2013

First, a cancellation: Pictou Soccer Club has cancelled their games for today, and a reminder their last day is tomorrow.

AGR Fastpitch: Yesterday's doubleheader in St.Andrew's was cancelled due to the weather... A doubleheader featuring Whycocomaugh playing Trenton is scheduled for today at 1pm, subject to field conditions.

Rugby action: the mens Division 3 team is hosting Eastern Shore Rugby Club on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. The ladies team is on the road against Riverlake and Enfield.

The Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association home of the Subway Stingers will be hosting the annual Brian Jarvis Memorial Tournament this weekend The tournament was established a number of years ago to honor a long time volunteer Brian Jarvis. Tournament action in the U-14 and U-16 divisions are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. this morning with the U-14 and U-16 98's Subway Stingers seeing action. The U-16 97's see their first action at 11 a.m. on Field-2. The tournament concludes on Sunday with Championship games scheduled for 1 p.m. for the U-14 Division and 5 p.m. for the U-16 division. All games are subject to field conditions. Tournament updates and full schedules can be found by checking www.sport.ca/stellartonstingers.

The Weeks Hockey Organization is receiving applications for Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers Hockey Club. This is an elite hockey development program which participates in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. Successful applicants in both positions will work with the Director of Hockey Operations in the day-to-day operation of the team. Previous coaching and playing experience at an elite level is essential and NCCP Level One Certification is required. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 19th, and can be forwarded to the Weeks Hockey Organization at P.O. Box 324, New Glasgow, N.S. B2H 5E3 or by email to frank@demonts.ca

The Pictou County Female Hockey Association (Subway Selects) is seeking applications for coaching positions for the following teams for the upcoming season: Midget AA, Midget A, Bantam AA, Pee Wee AA, Pee Wee A, Atom. PCFHA is anticipating having enough players to form this number of teams, but this could change, depending on the registration numbers. As well, additional teams may be formed, depending on registration numbers. Applications can be sent to female@pcmha.com. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 3. Online forms are available here.

The Northern Nova United Soccer Club has been selected to host the Active Start Soccer Fests program next Saturday, July 6, at the Stellarton outdoor soccer fields. The Active Start Soccer Fests program is an internationally recognized youth development program targeted at children under the age of 11. The goal is to introduce the sport of soccer to youth through a fun-filled event for both children and their parents. NNUSC will also be playing host to U8 Academy teams from Truro & Antigonish for the first of three planned jamborees in this division this summer. Players learn how to play in real match conditions as well as sportsmanship and fair play. Both Truro and Antigonish clubs will also be hosting jamborees in July & August. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the club administrator at admin@nnusc.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 25
Tuesday 25th June 2013

A new minor baseball league starts this week with a couple of local teams. Yesterday Pictou County Minor Baseball introduced the Midget A Orioles and the Midget A Rangers. They will both compete in the newly created Northern Midget League along with teams from Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury and Truro, as well as competing at Nova Scotia provincial play downs in August. The first game of the season is tomorrow, with the Rangers playing Truro at 6:30pm. Pictou County Minor baseball is a newly formed association setup to administer Midget A and AA baseball in Pictou County. In addition to the Orioles and Rangers, both the Pictou County Intermediate A Cardinals, and the Midget AAA Albions have registered under the new banner, with a possibility of expanding next year to field county teams in the younger divisions. Unfortunately, the combined startup and operating costs for both teams this season is expected to be close to $9,000 and there is presently a budget shortfall, despite plans for fundraising events. Anyone wishing to lend support is asked to contact Rob MacKay at 759-0992 for more information.

AGR Fastpitch: Due to Graduation activities The St.Joseph's - Trenton game Tuesday is cancelled. Also, Wednesday's game between St.Andrew's & St. Joseph's is cancelled, They will play a doubleheader on Friday night as part of a doubleheader to makeup this game starting at 7pm.

Registration for the Summer Program of Run, Jump Throw will take place at the Pioneer Coal Track today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for the summer session is $60.00 per child with family rates available. The program runs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. for kids five- to nine-years-old and 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. for 10- to 12-year-olds. There are also evening sessions for 5- to 12-year-olds on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. For more information, like them on Facebook (Pictou County Athletics) or e-mail cartyab@hotmail.com, merylmacdougall@gmail.com or petera.mclean@gmail.com. Additional registration dates are Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. All registration takes place at the Pioneer Coal track facility.

The Pictou County Rugby Club traveled to Sydney on the weekend, taking on an experienced Caledonia Rugby Club in Division 3 action. Pictou County got on the scoreboard first and didn’t give up the lead the entire game, winning 21-19. Scoring tries for Pictou County were Brian Rushton, Shawn Frazee and Jordan MacNeil. Evan MacDonald kicked three conversions. The Pictou County ladies team was shutout by the Halifax Tars over the weekend. Pictou County next sees action this weekend with the mens Division 3 team hosting Eastern Shore Rugby Club, Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in New Glasgow. The ladies team are on the road against Riverlake and Enfield.

The 13th annual Walter MacDonald charity golf tournament will be held again this year at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. The tournament is in memory of Walter MacDonald who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. All proceeds will be donated in his name to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society. This year’s tournament will be a four-person scramble with space for 30 teams. Overall low score will receive the MacDonald Cup and four green championship jackets. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, hats, prizes and a full barbecue steak dinner. Organizers are looking for local entertainment to perform, and they'll provide the sound gear. For registration, information, or to sponsor a hole, please contact Tom Buffett, Rocky Cotter or the Abercrombie Pro Shop.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 24
Monday 24th June 2013

AGR Fastpitch: Trenton Rangers and Heatherton Warriors split a doubleheader yesterday. Trenton took the first game 3 – 2, with Pat Laffin the winning pitcher and Adam Anderson on the losing side. Top hitters for Trenton were:  Andrew Cameron and Mike Wolfe with a single and RBI each, Pat Laffin also had an RBI. For Heatherton:   Ricky Bowie went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles. Chris Connors and Adam Anderson had 2 singles each.   Heatherton got their revenge in game two with a decisive 8 – 1 victory. Adam Anderson got the win, Andrew Cameron took the loss. Top Hitters for Heatherton were:  Adam Anderson with a homerun and 2 RBIs. Ricky Bowie went 3 for 3 with 3 singles. Danny Bowiewas also 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a double. Alex Chisholm hit singles for 2 RBI’s. Burton Chisholm Jr. went 2 for 3 with a single, a double, and 2 RBIs. For Trenton, Pat Laffing got an RBI single, and Andrew Cameron & Mike Wolfe each hit singles.

New Glasgow’s George Koszkulics had a successful run at the third Maritime Pro Stock Tour race of the season. Koszkulics finished fourth in the Lockhart Truck Center 150 on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld, behind winner John Flemming of Halifax, Shawn Turple of Enfield in second and Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay in third. Racing out of Pictou this season, Denver Foran finished in 15th. Flemming currently leads the tour in points with 618, while Koszkulics is in 10th and Foran sits in 17th. Donald Chisholm of Antigonish is in seventh. The Lucas Oil 150 is the next race on the schedule, June 29 at Petty International Raceway.

Back this summer in Pictou, the X-Men Soccer Camp is on for July 2-5 at the McCulloch Field. This camp develops young soccer players ages 6-16 years. All players will receive a camp shirt, and ball as well as prizes awarded. For details and to register call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for their Summer Swim Program. The first session is July 2 - 5 & July 8 – 11. Other sessions begin July 15 and August 1. For further information or to register, please contact: Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.

The 13th annual Walter MacDonald charity golf tournament will be held again this year at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. The tournament is in memory of Walter MacDonald who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. All proceeds will be donated in his name to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society. This year’s tournament will be a four-person scramble with space for 30 teams. Overall low score will receive the MacDonald Cup and four green championship jackets. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, hats, prizes and a full barbecue steak dinner. Organizers are looking for local entertainment to perform, and they'll provide the sound gear. For registration, information, or to sponsor a hole, please contact Tom Buffett, Rocky Cotter or the Abercrombie Pro Shop.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND-UP (JUNE 22)
Saturday 22nd June 2013

The AGR results for yesterday's games had the Heatherton Warriors winning 5 to 2 over the Guysbrough Broadhorns. Winning Pitcher, Adam Anderson with 11 strikeouts. Top hitters for Heatherton were: Josh Wood and Chris Connors. For Guysbrough top hitters were: Tristen Richardand Shawn Long.

Two Pictou County hockey players have been selected to go to the Nova Scotia Hockey U14 Summer Camp in July. Teammates Ryan MacLennan and Jake Martin have been playing peewee AAA together and have been selected from the original group of approximately 120 boys to move on to the next level of camp in Antigonish of 40 players.

X-Women hockey goaltender Katie Greenway recently wrapped up a four year career with the StFX X-Women, graduating with a Human Kinetics degree, but her hockey experience will continue as she recently signed a one year professional contract with the ZSC Zurich Lions in the Swiss A women’s league. A native of Guelph, Ont., Greenway is one of four international imports on the 2013-14 squad, joining players from the United States, Great Britain and Austria. This past season, Greenway helped lead the X-Women to an AUS title, posting a 2-0 record at the conference championship. She was in nets for two key wins at the CIS championship including a 3-2 overtime victory over Queen’s which secured the X-Women the bronze medal. Her regular season record was 8-1-0 for the first place X-Women as she platooned the season with Kristy Garrow. Greenway’s goals against average was 1.40, second overall in the AUS and she only allowed 14 goals against in 10 games played. Her .889 win percentage was second amongst AUS goalies and she posted a .926 save percentage.

The Pro Stock Tour is in Halifax today. Scotia Speedworld is the site for two events, the Sportsman 50 and Lockhart Truck Centre 150. Team Rollie MacDonald will be there with driver Denver Foran, along with George Koszkulis and Donald Chisholm. Time trials begin at 5, with the race at 6.

Back this summer in Pictou, the X-Men Soccer Camp is on for July 2-5 at the McCulloch Field. This camp develops young soccer players ages 6-16 years. All players will receive a camp shirt, and ball as well as prizes awarded. For details and to register call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for their Summer Swim Program. The first session is July 2 - 5 & July 8 – 11. Other sessions begin July 15 and August 1. For further information or to register, please contact: Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.

The 13th annual Walter MacDonald charity golf tournament will be held again this year at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. The tournament is in memory of Walter MacDonald who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. All proceeds will be donated in his name to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society. This year’s tournament will be a four-person scramble with space for 30 teams. Overall low score will receive the MacDonald Cup and four green championship jackets. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, hats, prizes and a full barbecue steak dinner. Organizers are looking for local entertainment to perform, and they'll provide the sound gear. For registration, information, or to sponsor a hole, please contact Tom Buffett, Rocky Cotter or the Abercrombie Pro Shop.



LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 21
Friday 21st June 2013

Two games were played at the Evansville Field Wednesday night to open the season for the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League. The Yankees overcame a 6-5 deficit in the last inning scoring two runs to edge the Giants 7-6 in the evening's first game. Jennifer MacDonald's with  four singles and Sue Rankin with a double and two singles led the Yankees offense followed by two singles apiece by Dawn Mackay, Cindy Osmond and Tracy Brine. Gina Markie and Emma Balodis chipped in with a single each. Amy Cameron led the Giants with a home run and single followed by two singles apiece by Patsy MacKinnon, Tabitha Dean, Theresa Dewar, Shirley Kennedy and Karen Ponikau.  Courtney Fraser, Jennifer Canning and Kelly  Fraser each had singles. In the second game the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox 9-4. Karen Campbell  and Tammy Kirk's triples led the Blue Jays followed by Krista Webber, Debbie MacLean, and Heather Doubleday with doubles. Deanna Tucker's three singles and singles by Tammy Williams and Debralee Dickson completed the Jays attack. Nancy Walsh and Debbie Fraser each connected for a double and single followed by Susan Carter and Ashley Freckleton's three singles to pace the Red Sox attack. Other batsman for the Red Sox were Yoland King and Theresa MacDonald with two singles apiece and Michelle Schooten's single. Action continues Monday evening at the Albion Field.

Two Pictou County hockey players have been selected to go to the Nova Scotia Hockey U14 Summer Camp in July. Teammates Ryan MacLennan and Jake Martin have been playing peewee AAA together and have been selected from the original group of approximately 120 boys to move on to the next level of camp in Antigonish of 40 players.

The Pro Stock Tour is in Halifax on Saturday. Scotia Speedworld is the site for two events, the Sportsman 50 and Lockhart Truck Centre 150. Team Rollie MacDonald will be there with driver Denver Foran, along with George Koszkulis and Donald Chisholm. Time trials begin at 5, with the race at 6.

Back this summer in Pictou, the X-Men Soccer Camp is on for July 2-5 at the McCulloch Field. This camp develops young soccer players ages 6-16 years. All players will receive a camp shirt, and ball as well as prizes awarded. For details and to register call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

Pictou Recreation Aquatics is now taking registration for their Summer Swim Program. The first session is July 2 - 5 & July 8 – 11. Other sessions begin July 15 and August 1. For further information or to register, please contact: Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townofpictou.com

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.

The 13th annual Walter MacDonald charity golf tournament will be held again this year at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. The tournament is in memory of Walter MacDonald who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. All proceeds will be donated in his name to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society. This year’s tournament will be a four-person scramble with space for 30 teams. Overall low score will receive the MacDonald Cup and four green championship jackets. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, hats, prizes and a full barbecue steak dinner. Organizers are looking for local entertainment to perform, and they'll provide the sound gear. For registration, information, or to sponsor a hole, please contact Tom Buffett, Rocky Cotter or the Abercrombie Pro Shop.

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Tuesday 18th June 2013

St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish is not only getting a new President in the coming year, but also has a new Chairman of the Board. Mark Wallace, the President and CEO of Medgate, Inc., and a StFX alumnus, has been newly elected to succeed former New Brunswick Premier, the Honorable Frank McKenna in the post. Wallace takes over the position while the school is in the process of searching for a new president, after Dr. Sean Riley announced his intention to retire as soon as a replacement can be found. Wallace says he is honoured to be elected to the position, and will work to maintain the strong model of education being delivered at the school.


LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 17
Monday 17th June 2013

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event was a huge success, with more than 2,000 runners on the road this year. Winner Results:

5k

Top Overall Female – Melissa Hardy of NFLD

Top Overall Male – Gabe Quenneville of Antigonish

Top Local Female – Jane Harnish of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Zachary MacDonald - Merigomish

10k

Top Overall Female – Alisan Mackinnon of Halifax

Top overall Male – Ian Henman of Dartmouth

Top Local Female – Amber Stewart of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Gerald Green of Stellarton

Half Marathon winners:

Male: Colin Shannon of New Glasgow

Female: Lorraine Young, formerly of Pictou

Full marathon winners:

Top male: Michael Vargo of Halifax

Top female: Heaher Lee-Callagh of Timerlea

Top local male was Dave MacLennan, who finished fourth.

Top local female was Chanelle Cameron.

Full race results are available by clicking here.

A total of five members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the Maritime Hockey League draft held Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Three players were named as territorial selections, with the Crushers taking Lane Cormier, the Bearcats with Truro native Luke Melanson, and Amherst getting Lucas Sangster. Also selected were Cole Livingstone by the Summerside Western Capitals in the fifth round, and Amherst used their final pick to take Ryan Camp. The relocated Valley franchise, who last year played as the Metro Shipbuilders, had the first overall selection, and they took goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon from the Cape Breton West Islanders.

The first annual Prevent Bullying: Break the Silence Lob Ball Tournment was held on the weekend... the first 2 days were at the North End Rec Center in New Glasgow, but the heavy rain Saturday forced a change of location to the Evensville Field in Stellarton for the remainder of the games on Sunday due to poor field conditions. There were 8 teams total in the Tournament, and the The Trenton Rats placed first, with the New Glasgow Police Service second. Donna Leblanc's team took the Fun Division. Big thanks from the organizers to everyone who came out to support their efforts.

The Crofter's Cubs Mosquito baseball team improved their record to 6-0 with three wins over the weekend. On Saturday the Cubs defeated Tri-County 5-3 behind the strong pitching of Raymond Chisholm-Lowe and Nolan Manning.  Sam Hickey led the offence with two singles.  On Sunday the Cubs defeated Truro 4-2 and 19-9. In game one Hickey and Thomas Kennaly-Bayer split the pitching while Hickey and Noah Wilkinson had a hit apiece to power the offence.  In game two the bats came alive with Jayden Hatchard collecting three hits while Braydon Killen and Kennaly-Bayer added two each. The Cubs earlier had defeated Westville twice and Stellarton once to get off to a solid start to their season.

AGR Fastpitch: Heatherton Warriors defeated St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Mutual Chiefs 10 – 1. The winning Pitcher was Adam Anderson, while Richie Connors took the loss. Top hitters for Heatherton were Ricky Bowie with two singles, and 4 RBI’s. Josh Wood hit a 3 run homer. Steve Arsenault, had a single and 2 RBI’s. For St Joseph’s, Bryden Boudreau and Gerry Grant each had a single.

The Leo Fahey Twilight Softball League begins their season this evening at the Albion Field. Game 1 @ 6:15 Giants vs Yankees Game 2 @ 7:25 Red Sox vs BlueJays

Pioneer Coal Athletics Field will be hosting 2012 London Olympian and Halifax Native Geoff Harris and training partner Quinn Ferguson today at the new facility in Stellarton from 4:30 to 6. He'll meet with the public and also give a talk to the Pictou County Athletics team. Come out and enjoy some BBQ!

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUND UP JUNE 16
Sunday 16th June 2013

The annual Johnny Miles Running Event continued today with the 5klm & 10klm runs getting underway this morning a huge crowd of spectators cheering on the runners.

Winner Results: 5klms

Overall Female – Melissa Hardy of NFLD

Top Overall Male – Gabe Quenneville of Antigonish

Top Local Female – Jane Harnish of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Zachary MacDonald - Merigomish

10klm Winners:

Top Overall Female – Alisan Mackinnon of Halifax

Top overall Male – Ian Henman of Dartmouth

Top Local Female – Amber Stewart of New Glasgow

Top Local Male – Gerald Green of Stellarton

A total of five members of the Weeks Major Midgets were taken in the Maritime Hockey League draft held Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Center. Three players were named as territorial selections, with the Crushers taking Lane Cormier, the Bearcats with Truro native Luke Melanson, and Amherst getting Lucas Sangster. Also selected were Cole Livingstone by the Summerside Western Capitals in the fifth round, and Amherst used their final pick to take Ryan Camp. The relocated Valley franchise, who last year played as the Metro Shipbuilders, had the first overall selection, and they took goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon from the Cape Breton West Islanders.

In games from the AGR: In Game 1 it was Arisaig Blues 3 – 1 over the Guysborough Broadhorns In Game 2 it was Guysbrough Broadhorns over the Arisaig Blues 6-5

Pioneer Coal Athletics Field will be hosting 2012 London Olympian and Halifax Native Geoff Harris and training partner Quinn Ferguson this coming Monday at the new facility in Stellarton from 4:30 to 6. He'll meet with the public and also give a talk to the Pictou County Athletics team. Come out and enjoy some BBQ!

The Subway Northern Storm midget AAA girls hockey team is hosting the first identification camp for the 2013-14 season on July 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Players are asked to bring workout gear. Players born in 1996, 1997 and 1998 who live in Region 2, as defined by Hockey Nova Scotia or who have been released from another midget AAA team, are eligible to tryout. Players born in 1999 may attend the identification camps, but are required to have successfully completed the exceptional player application process prior to selection camps, if invited.  A fee of $75 will apply and must be paid before a player is permitted on the ice. This fee covers ID and selection camps. Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required by emailing kathleen@seasidehighspeed.com.



RILEY TO STEP DOWN AS ST. FX PRESIDENT
Friday 14th June 2013

St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish may have a new president sooner than was first thought. President Sean Riley today announced his intention to retire after 18 years at the post, despite still having two years left on his contract. Riley has indicated that he will stay in the position until a successor is chosen. He says that he hopes this will be accomplished by next year. Board of Governors Chairman Frank McKenna says the search will begin in the near future.


MEAT PRODUCT RECALLED DUE TO EXTRA INGREDIENT
Thursday 13th June 2013

Several locally made meat products are being recalled. Antigonish Abattoir Ltd. are recalling fine herb liverwurst, black pepper liverwurst and some pates sold under the Tony's Meat brand banner. They say the products may contain mustard not listed on the labels, which could cause a serious reaction in people allergic to mustard. The products are sold in all of the Atlantic provinces, but there haven't been any reports of illnesses linked to them.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - JUNE 1
Saturday 1st June 2013

The Pictou Quarry Pond will be buzzing this morning, with the Annual Trout-a-Rama taking place from 9am to noon. The event is free for young anglers who are 14 years old or younger.  Snacks and refreshments will be available, along with prizes in many different categories.  This event is sponsored by the West Pictou Wildlife Association.

It was a busy week for the Northern Nova United U10 Boys Academy squads. On Tuesday night the NNU Academy Team 1 travelled to Truro to visit the host CC Riders. The visiting Falcons had a strong game, with goalkeepers Alexander MacDonald and Eric Lee keeping things close with rock solid play. The Falcons were led by Liam Berthiaume who scored a beautiful goal from a tremendous cross by Thomas Schnare. The Falcon midfield was anchored by Cameron Young and Myles Farnsworth, who were able to press the attack with the support of speedy winger Jack Noftall as well as the tremendous passing of Ian Reynolds. Willem Fraser had a great game keeping the lines clean at the back, while Matt MacLeod displayed some lovely footwork and ball control, winning many challenges. The NNU side also benefitted from a late signing as Liam Bethell joined the black & blue stripes and immediately made an impact with his strong technical play. Thomas Schnare was awarded the team hard hat for his strong defensive game. On Wednesday night the NNU Academy Team 2 hosted their first home match of the season as the Antigonish Celtics paid a visit to Old Foxbrook Road. The Falcons struck quickly with midfielders Ryan Greene and Kiefer Avery notching goals early in the first half. The NNU side pressed the attack hard all match, with forwards Noah Hill, Aiden Caven, and John Waller providing speed up front. Noah Digdon had an exceptional match at centre back, thwarting several Antigonish attacks while feeding long passes to the midfielders and strikers. Dylan Kontuk played a strong game, winning many challenges and proving an offensive spark. Camden MacDonald handled the goalkeeping duties, and made several incredible saves, including a couple of stops right on the goal line. Matthew Carson and Gavin Bourque were instrumental in using their size and speed to pressure the ball and help NNU win possession time and time again. Thomas Gariepy, along with Greene and Avery, controlled the midfield allowing the Falcons to send several players forward and press the opposition. Nathan Gerrior had a tremendous game, fending off Antigonish attacks in the backfield, and scoring a goal to boot.

The novice major Nova North Storm team wrapped up their spring season at the Atlantic Cup tournament in Halifax this past week-end.   The team worked hard and came away with a 2-1-1 record, missing the semi-finals by one point, but finished as the top Nova Scotia team in the tournament.
In the first game against the Acadie-Chaleur Titans, the Storm team suffered an 8-3 loss.  Brent Chapman opened the scoring for the Storm with an assist to Landon Sim.  Joseph Mason netted another assisted by Cale Archibald.  Lucas Canning added a single.  Thomas Gariepy was in goal.  Joseph Mason received player of the game.
The Storm won their second game against the Fredericton STU Jr. Tommies with a score of 3-1.  Liam Berthiaume, Landon Sim, and Blaise MacDonald scored for the Storm, with assists credited to Cale Archibald and Tanner Steele.  Michael Law was strong between the pipes.  Player of the game honours went to Landon Sim.
The third game, ended in a 4-3 win for the Storm against the Nord-Ouest Lynx.  Landon Sim scored twice for the Storm with singles going to Ryan George and Lucas Canning. Canning and Liam Berthiaume recorded assists.  Michael Law was once again between the pipes.  Lucas Canning was the player of the game recipient.
The final game was a nail-biter against the Gaspesie Cougars,  with the Storm team needing a win to move on to the semi-final round.  Lucas Canning opened the scoring in the second period assisted by Blaise MacDonald.  Three minutes later the Cougars answered with a goal, but before the second period ended, Canning scored another, to move the Storm ahead 2-1.  With under 5 minutes left in the third, the Cougars tied it up.  The Storm came on strong in the final few minutes but could not get the go- ahead goal and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.  Thomas Gariepy received player of the game honours for his defensive play in the net.

NGMHA is holding their annual AGM  this upcoming Thurs. June 6th, 2013 at 6:00pm at the mezzanine level at the John Brother Stadium. Everyone is welcome and hope to see you there.

New Glasgow Recreation is hosting an information session with Football Nova Scotia for residents interested in bringing football to the region. The information session will be held at West Side Community Centre on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm. Brian Wood, Director, Fundy Region, and Keith Skiffington, VP Sport Development for Football Nova Scotia, will present options for football in the region and field questions from the public. This summer, New Glasgow Recreation is offering an Intro to Football program for youth ages 12-16 years. Interested youth and families are encouraged to attend this session. Contact Holly at 755-4398 for further inquiries.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 27
Monday 27th May 2013

The Northern Nova United Falcons U10 Boys Academy team #2 opened their season in Antigonish on Friday night. The team put in a solid effort, and exhibited great sportsmanship in a fast-paced match. Ryan Greene played a stellar game in goal, making several solid saves. Kiefer Avery scored the first NNU marker off a corner kick. Noah Digdon deftly placed the ball in the penalty area, and Avery scored off the attempted clearance. Later in the match Ryan Greene made a quick move past an Antigonish defender, and drove the ball into the bottom left corner for the Falcons’ second goal. NNU had several strong performances, including defense from backs Dylan Kontuk, Noah Hill, and Gavin Bourque. Johnathon Waller, Aiden Caven, & Camden MacDonald’s speed on the wing created several scoring opportunities for the visiting Falcons. Nathan Gerrior was probably the most dangerous player on the pitch, using his creativity to press the NNU attack. The next match for the Falcons will be on Wednesday as the Antigonish Celtics Team Ryan pays a visit to Old Foxbrook.

The Northern Nova United U-18 girls soccer team improved to 1-1 yesterday after a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the CC Riders. Scoring for NNU were Sydney Adamson (2) and Alyson Fulton. Chloe Lauther and Jasleen Singh scored for the Riders.

Congratulations to the Northumberland Nighthawks and the North Nova Gryphons Ultimate Frisbee teams on their strong showing at the first ever Northern Nova Scotia High School Ultimate Frisbee tournament held in Antigonish on Sunday. Both teams played well and made their coaches proud, and despite the windy conditions, showed they are ready to move on to the upcoming provincial tournament being held in Halifax next month.

On the weekend the NSSAF held a regional track and field meet at the Pioneer Coal Track Facility in Stellarton, and several local athletes finished on the podium. Tyler Swain of Highland Consolidated, placed third in junior boys shot put. Calley Porter, Victoria MacKinnon, Amy Elliott and Sally Bates made up the Northumberland intermediate girls 4x100m relay team that won the regional event on Saturday to advance to provincials. Here's a list of local finishers:

Junior boys 100m: 1. Noah MacKean, WPC, 11.6

1500m: 1. Peter Corbin, THOR, 5:03

3000m: 1. Peter Corbin, THOR, 10:29 3. Raymond Simpson, EPM, 11:24

4x100m relay: 2. WPC, 52.8

Discus: 2. Maynard Wilson, WPC, 33.68 3. Cole MacIssac, WPC, 31.95

Shot put: 2. Maynard Wilson, WPC, 11.88

Junior girls 100m: 2. Robyn Simpson, EPM, 12.6

200m: 2. Robyn Simpson, EPM, 27.6 3. Olivia Pretty, RJCS, 28.2

800m: 2. Kaitlin Kelly, NGJHS, 2:41

1500m: 1. Lauren Quann, PICT

3000m: 3. Lauren Quann, PICT, 12:12

4x100m relay: 2. NGJHS, 56.6

4x400m relay: 2. NGJHS, 4:46

Discus: 2. Tatum McLean, WPC, 22.93

High jump: 1. Lauren Quann, PICT, 1.47

Shot put: 1. Tatum McLean, WPC, 10.21

Intermediate boys 100m: 1. Liam Taylor, NRHS, 10.9

200m: 2. Liam Taylor, NRHS, 23.2 3. Blair Dewtie, NNEC, 24.2

400m: 2. Blair Dewtie, NNEC, 56.5

800m: 1. Jordan Wheeler, NRHS, 2:12

4x100m relay: 1. NRHS, 48.9 2. NNEC, 49.6

4x400m relay: 3. NNEC, 4:00

Long jump: 1. Kaelan Schmidt, EPM, 5.97

Triple jump: 1. Kaelan Schmidt, EPM, 12.04

Intermediate girls 100m: 1. Alyssa MacNeil, NGJHS, 12.3

200m: 1. Alyssa MacNeil, NGJHS, 26.7 3. Megan Graham, Trenton, 27.8

400m: 2. Maddy Murray, Pictou, 1:05.3

3000m: 2. Jessica Zentner, NNEC, 11:59

4x100m relay: 1. NRHS, 55.9

Hurdles – 80m: 1. Jordan Landry, NGJHS, 13.0

Javelin: 2. Caitlyn Sandluck, NNEC, 29.19

Shot put: 1. Katie Jennings, NRHS, 8.57

Senior boys 200m: 3. Allister Mason, NNEC, 22.9

400m: 3. Allister Mason, NNEC, 53.5

800m: 3. Ryan Washburn, NNEC, 2:02

Hurdles – 100m: 1. Allister Mason, NNEC, 15.1

High jump: 1. Peter MacIntosh, NNEC, 1.71

Javelin: 1. Robbie Jones, NRHS, 46.04 3. Peter MacIntosh, NNEC, 37.65

Long jump: 3. Sam Cameron, NNEC, 5.81

Shot put: 2. Robbie Jones, NRHS, 10.7

Triple jump: 2. Sam Cameron, NNEC, 12.37

Senior girls 200m: 1. Heather Beaton, NRHS, 26.3

400m: 1. Heather Beaton, NRHS, 1:02

1500m: 1. Jenna MacDonald, NNEC, 5:35 2. Heidi MacDonald, NNEC, 5:40

3000m: 1. Jenna MacDonald, NNEC, 11:43 3. Heidi MacDonald, NNEC, 12:23

4x100m: 3. NRHS, 54.7

High jump: 1. Macayla Cullen, NRHS, 1.53

Long jump: 1. Macayla Cullen, NRHS, 4.88

Triple jump: 1. Macayla Cullen, NRHS, 10.4

The Weeks Junior A Crushers are hosting this year's Maritime Hockey League Entry Draft in June. The event kicks off with League Governor meetings on June 13th and concludes with the draft itself on Saturday the 15th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Midget aged players from all across Atlantic Canada are draft eligible and the draft serves as the cornerstone for teams as they select players who will serve as the future for the MHL teams. The Crushers invite all of their fans and the community to come to the Wellness Centre on that Saturday afternoon and be a part of the draft, which begins at 1 pm. The host organizing committee is finalizing the details for the event, which will include an equipment demonstration from the Crushers equipment supplier, Winnwell Hockey at Rapid Shot and a kid’s road hockey challenge.

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SOME CB FISHERMEN STAYING OFF THE WATER DUE TO "LOBSTER GLUT"
Saturday 25th May 2013

Most lobster fishermen in Inverness County are expected to stay off the water today, as a glut of lobster in the market is keeping buyers from purchasing their catches. Leonard LeBlanc, president of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition, says buyers in his area of Cape Breton say they are inundated with lobster at the processing sector. LeBlanc says he's been told fishermen in Antigonish are going fishing. LeBlanc says the Inverness County fishermen have been getting about $3.75 a pound for the catches, adding that's low given they are seeing increased costs for fuel and bait. He expects fishermen will likely return to the water Monday, and he fears prices could drop next week.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP - MAY 24
Friday 24th May 2013

In Atlantic Hockey Group action, the Nova North Stars Peewee team had a loss and a tie to wrap up their season this past weekend in Lower Sacville. In the first game, the North Stars were narrowly defeated by the Dartmouth Canadiens by a score of 4-3. Scoring for the North Stars were Alex Manthorne, Burke Murray and Carson Ripoll. Assists went to Ian MacDonald and Cairan Boone. Game MVP went to Sam McDow. In the second game, the North Stars defeated the Liverpool Sharks by a score of 6-3. Scoring for the North Stars were Carson Ripoll with 3 goals, while singles went to Clark Robertson, Burke Murray, and Ian MacDonald. Brycen MacDonald got a pair of assists in the win. Game MVP went to Drew Murphy.

The North Nova Gryphons rugby teams were hoping to continue their winning streaks into the regional finals, but both teams suffered losses as the CEC Cougars defeated the Gryphons girls team 26-7 and Hants East edged the boys 15-12. On the girls side, Keeley MacCuish scored the lone try for the Gryphons, with Paige Clarke kicking the convert. Clare Matheson scored two trys for the Cougars, while Alice Ryan and Allison Ellis added singles. Ellis also made three conversions. For the boys, Cole Livingstone and Ryan Camp scored trys for the Gryphons, with Camp also adding a convert.

Northumberland Region girls softball in Truro: Northumberland lost 12-9 to J.H. Gillis. Emily MacDonald pitched two innings with Hannah Richards finishing the game on the mound. Leading the NRHS offense was Taylor Canning with a triple and two singles. Marli Johnston had a double and single; Kara Mason and Morgan Stewart each hit two singles; while Emily and Lena MacDonald and Richards each added a lone single. In other action North Nova lost 16-9 to CEC, so CEC and Dr. JH Gillis advance to the provincials hosted by Dalbrae Academy.

In soccer, The NNU Falcons Under 10 Team One lost their season their season opener 6 - 5 to the Antigonish Celtics Under 10 Team Ryan.  Ian Reynolds opened up the scoring for the Falcons and Cameron Young tied it up late in the first half.  In the second half Falcons got goals from Willem Fraser, Liam Berthiaume and Thomas Schnare Antigonish scored in the remaining seconds to win the game. Assists went to Alexander MacDonald, Matt MacLeod, Eric Lee, Schnare and Reynolds.  Jack Noftall and Thomas Schnare were strong in the net making a number of beautiful saves.  Player of the game went to Myles Farnsworth for his aggressive play in the midfield and on defence. The NNU Falcons Under 10 Team Two face off against the Antigonish Celtics Under 10 Team Hayne tonight.

If you live in New Glasgow, gather up your bottles and cans for the Pictou County Lightning. The new girls' basketball league is holding a bottle drive in town tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 and tomorrow morning from 9:30 to 12:30. They're raising money to cover the costs of uniforms, gym time, refs, and equipment and tournament fees. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.

Pictou County Rugby will have practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm for men, and Wednesdays at 6pm for women at the East Pictou Middle School field until the town field opens. Everyone's welcome, and new players are encouraged to try it out. First games are scheduled for June 2nd.

Road construction has led to a re-drawing of the routes for the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend in June. Stellarton Road is being worked on this summer, so the new course will go through Trenton instead. The new route is still a loop course and will consist of a 10.3 km loop. The new loop will not incorporate the Samson or Albion Trail system and will be run entirely on the road. The organizers have arranged to shut down one complete lane of the entire course for the safety of all participants. For the full details or all race routes, check their website, www.johnnymiles.ca.

The Pictou County Rugby Club is proud to introduce Flag/Mini rugby to the the children of Pictou County this upcoming summer. Flag/Mini rugby is a co-ed non contact version of the game of Rugby. The league will be open to boys and girls from the ages 4-12 with age divisions as follows 4-6yrs, 6-8yrs and 9-12yrs .The season is set to start Saturday June 29th from 9-10 am at the Parkdale feild beside the bluenose curling club ,40 minutes will be spent on rugby specific skills and training followed by a 20 minute game .Registration will take place at the John Brother MacDonald stadium main level on Friday May 31st from 6-8 pmand Saturday June 1st from 1-3 pm and will cost $45 per child.The season will go on over a 8 week period with all games being played at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex in Parkdale.There is no equipment required however players may wear soccer cleats if they wish .For more info email pictoucountyflagrugby@hotmail.com or check us out the Facebook page Pictou County flag/mini rugby.

Pictou Recreation is having an Open House on June 15th from 10am -2pm at the Fisheries Training Pool. During this event there will be sessions that showcase various activities such as yoga, aquatic fitness, sports organizations and many more.

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JOE EARLE MEMORIAL DAY RACE RESULTS
Tuesday 21st May 2013

The Top 3 Finishers are listed in each race.

Baxter MacArthur Memorial (Open men’s mile) 1. Sebastian Young, Halifax, 5:00; 2. Drew LeFrank, Timberlea, 5:01; 3. Christian MacPhee, Trenton, 6:14

Hartling Family Memorial (Open girls mile, 15 and under)1. Lauren Quann, Pictou, 5:20; 2. Ellen MacDonald, Halifax, 5:49; 3. Danielle Farrell, Trenton, 6:07

Gloria Clark Memorial (Open women’s mile) 1. Kali Cullier, Bedford, 5:40; Bonnie LeFrank, Halifax, 6:24; Katelyn MacPhee, Trenton, 6:30

Carl MacDougall Memorial (Open boys mile, 15 and under)1. Peter Corbin, Linacy, 4:58; 2. Jacob Pentz, Trenton, 5:17; Scott MacIntosh, Stellarton, 5:22

The Boyles Memorial (1/8 mile, 4 and under boys) 1. Callum Greene, Stellarton; 2. Jeffery MacKenzie, New Glasgow; 3. Devon MacCulloch, Thorburn

The Elda Earle Memorial (1/8 mile, 4 and under girls)1. Chloe Ferguson, Westville; 2. Jillian Brown, New Glasgow; 3. Natily Garcia, New Glasgow

Donald Gabby MacDonald Memorial (1/4 mile, 6 and under boys)1. Kysac MacDonald, Halifax, 1:34; Clint MacLaughlin, New Glasgow, 1:39; 3. Landon Steele, New Glasgow, 1:40

Mackie Jenkins Memorial (1/4 mile, 6 and under girls)1. Rihana MacKay, Plymouth Park, 1:49; 2. Anna Kennaley, Sunnybrae, 1:50; 3. Mckayla Greencorn, Pictou, 1:54

Doug MacInnis Memorial (Girls ages 13-14) 1. Sarah MacDougall, Bedford, 2:54; 2. Danielle Farrell, Trenton, 2:55; 3. Katelyn Pentz, Trenton, 3:08

Jim MacArthur Memorial (Boys ages 13-14) 1. Scott MacIntosh, Stellarton, 2:55; 2. Mark Chisholm, Antigonish, 2:57; 3. Nick Petroff, Trenton, 3:55

Bobby Gill Memorial (1/2 mile boys seven-years-old) 1. Nick Delorey, Tracadie, 3:17; 2. Jake Henderson, Pictou, 3:28; 3. Jax Graham, Trenton, 3:29

The Cromwell Memorial (1/2 mile girls seven-years-old)1. Averee LeBlanc, New Glasgow, 3:30; 2. Kate Bethell, Pictou, 3:48; 3. Alexis Tulloch, New Glasgow, 3:57

Paul MacDonald Memorial (1/2 mile boys eight-years-old)1. Landon Sim, New Glasgow, 3:13; 2. Willem Fraser, Stellarton, 3:23; 3. Liam Berthiaume, New Glasgow, 3:36

William Tanner Memorial (1/2 mile girls eight-years-old)1. Cara MacDonald, New Glasgow, 3:19; 2. Josie Dunn, Greenhill, 3:45; 3. Mackenzie Greencorn, Pictou, 3:46

The MacNeil Family Memorial (1/2 mile girls nine-years-old)1. Jordyn Ferguson, Westville, 3:42; 2. Sarah Brown, New Glasgow, 3:56; Chyanne Polly, Trenton, 5:15

Johnny Cooke Memorial (1/2 mile boys nine-years-old) 1. Jack Noftall, Pictou, 3:19; 2. Ian Reynolds, New Glasgow, 3:20; 3. Kirk Turnbull, Trenton, 3:21

Burton Luddington Memorial (1/2 mile girls 10-years-old)1. Abby Lou MacDonald, Halifax, 3:14; 2. Jayden Palmer, Thorburn, 3:24; 3. Reagan MacDonald, Merigomish, 3:27

Charlie Stevens Memorial (1/2 mile boys 10-years-old)1. Cody LeBlanc, New Glasgow, 3:06; 2. Samuel DeCoff, New Glasgow, 3:08; 3. Ryan Alexander, New Glasgow, 3:11

Andre Roussey Memorial (1/2 mile, girls 11-12) 1. Ellen MacDonald, Halifax, 2:45; 2. Hannah Fraser, Stellarton, 3:06; 3. Beth MacNeil, Pictou, 3:08

Jock Wilson Memorial (1/2 mile, boys 11-12) 1. Ben Turnbull, Trenton, 2:57; 2. Liam Chisholm, Kenzieville, 2:58; Jon Watson, New Glasgow, 3:08

Joan Carrigan Memorial (Five mile, women 14-35) 1. Lauren Quann, Pictou, 37:21; 2. Jessica Zentner, Woodburn, 37:22; 3. Naomi Zentner, 39:44

Raymond Pentz Memorial (Five mile, women 36 and over)1. Debbie MacDonald, New Glasgow, 34:45; 2. Janet Noftall, Halifax, 39:04; 3. Janet Fraser, Scotsburn, 41:36

Nonnie Morgan Memorial (Five mile, men 14-35) 1. Mike Graham, Kenzieville, 33:42; 2. Peter Corbin, Linacy, 34:18; 3. Jason Johnstone, Stellarton, 38:31

Doucette Family Memorial (Five mile, men’s 36-40) 1. Chris Shipley, Braeshore, 33:57

Lester MacNaughton Memorial (Five mile, men’s 41-49) 1. Dave MacLennan, Scotsburn, 30:31; 2. Shawn Noftall, New Glasgow, 34:06; 3. Gerald Green, Stellarton, 36:02

Dennis Lawless Memorial (Five mile, men’s 50 and over)1. Jim Lays, Westville, 33:10; 2. Joe Pound, Westville, 34:19; 3. Tim MacKenzie, Pictou, 34:57

Douglas V. MacDonald Memorial (Five mile, Canadian Armed Forces)1. Jesse MacKenzie, Pictou, 35:00



LOBSTER FISHERMAN BACK TO WORK
Tuesday 14th May 2013

The lobster boats will be back out this morning. After a meeting yesterday afternoon in Truro between provincial Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau and representatives of lobster fishermen from across the region, the fishermen decided to go back out on their boats. A vote was held yesterday evening in Antigonish, and they voted in favor of returning to work by an overwhelming majority, 196-52. Dan MacDougall, President of the Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Organization, says there is still work to be done to improve the price at the shore. MacDougall says the unity shown when fishermen stopped fishing, and by opting as a group to start again, will go a long way toward sending their message to the buyers and processors. Meanwhile, fisheries ministers in the Maritimes are trying to arrange a meeting to discuss lobster prices. Fisheries minister Sterling Belliveau says he's hoping to sit down with his counterparts from P-E-I and New Brunswick later this week. Belliveau says they might create a panel to look at the issue, while they also try to promote the fishery.

LOBSTER FISHERMEN CONTINUE STRIKE: MEETING WITH MINISTER PLANNED FOR TODAY
Monday 13th May 2013

It will be at least Tuesday before the lobster boats across the Northumberland Shore and Cape Breton are back out on the water. Roughly 500 lobster fishermen met yesterday in Antigonish to determine their next move in the ongoing battle over low prices for their catch. Ronnie Heighton, President of the Northumberland Fisherman's Association, and a lobster fisherman himself out of Caribou Wharf, says there is some tension, but the fishermen will continue to stand together a little longer. Three MLA's were in attendance, Moe Smith from Antigonish and Jim Broudreau of Guysborough-Sheet Harbour from the NDP and Conservative Allan MacMaster of Inverness. The three of them worked together to help arrange a meeting between the fishermen, processors, and Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau this afternoon.

LOBSTER BOATS TO STAY AT WHARVES THIS WEEKEND
Friday 10th May 2013

The lobster boats at Caribou Wharf, and across Nova Scotia for that matter, are not going anywhere until Monday at the earliest. A group of roughly 400 fishermen from all along the Northumberland Shore and Cape Breton met in Antigonish this afternoon to determine their next course of action in the protest over low prices. In an overwhelming show of unity, the lobster fishermen voted unanimously to keep their boats tied up tomorrow. The concern for the fishermen is that the current price of four dollars per pound, or even less in some places, is not feasible for them to continue working. The tie-up continuing into the weekend coincides with similar events across Atlantic Canada, and into Quebec. Another meeting has been set for Sunday afternoon in Antigonish to determine the course of action for the fishermen going into next week.