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Posted at 8:13 am on May 26, 2017

An annual golf shootout is coming to Antigonish, and there is still time to register. The MacDonald Chrysler shootout is a two day tournament happening on June 10th and 11th. For more information or to register for the tournament, contact the Antigonish Golf Club pro shop.


Posted at 10:40 am on May 12, 2017

Antigonish native Matt MacPherson is making his way to the conference finals for the first time as an NHL linesmen. MacPherson is one of 8 linesmen heading to the conference finals featuring Nashville against Anaheim and Pittsburgh facing Ottawa. MacPherson played a large role in last evenings Anaheim – Oilers game, calling off a goal when a play was offside by only centimeters.


Posted at 10:39 am on May 12, 2017

The first of 5 Johnny Miles Running events takes place this weekend in New Glasgow to celebrate Mother’s Day. Miles resided in Nova Scotia for much of his life, winning two Boston Marathon’s in 1926 and 29.

The Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic is an all female walk or run where women walk in honor of a significant person in their or just for themselves. Miles was interviewed by Kenny Farrell in 1996 on Inside Sports. Miles talked about winning the 1929 Boston Marathon:
Clip: MYLES 1929

The run and walk starts at Glasgow Square Theatre and takes place this Sunday at 9:00. The annual “Johnny Miles” two day running event happens in June.


Posted at 10:49 am on May 10, 2017

St.FX Football Coach Gary Waterman will be coaching the East during the annual U Sports East-West Bowl in Quebec City. Waterman received the honor after making it

X-Men Head Coach Gary Waterman (Left) and Calgary Dinos Head Coach Wayne Harris Jr.

to the national semi-final for the Mitchell Bowl last fall. Waterman will face the west team, led by Calgary Dinos head coach Wayne Harris Jr.  St.FX met the Dinos in the semifinals last season.

The East team will feature three St. FX Coaches including  Waterman, X-Men Defensive Coordinator Jon Svec, and Dave Van Den Heuvel on the offensive line .  The East-West showdown happens Saturday afternoon at Laval University.


Posted at 10:29 am on May 8, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 22 Senior & Junior Age Group swimmers to the Long Course Development meet #4 in Halifax on May 5-7th. The meet was an opportunity for swimmers to race their events before heading into the final training cycle before provincial championships. The swimmers posted a number of season best Long Course times. Hannah Austen captured 2nd in the 400m IM, and 1st in the 200m Backstroke. Malcolm Cameron set a team record in the 400m Freestyle. Aidan Doucet set a team record in the 200m IM. Joshua Elsworth swam to 2nd in the 400 IM, and 1st in both the 200m Backstroke and 200m IM.

Meghan Hayes took 3rd in the 400m Freestyle. Matina Kanchanatip stroked  3rd in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, and 1st in the 50m Butterfly! Cein Kennedy set team records in the 50m Freestyle and Butterfly.

Liam Kennedy placed 3rd in the 200m Freestyle, and 2nd in the 50m Freestyle.

Jakalee Myette powered, 2nd in the 50m Butterfly, and 1st in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke.

Alex Penner took 1st in the 200m, 100, and 50m Butterfly! Matthew Penner 3rd in the 200m Breaststroke. Abby Poffenroth placed 3rd in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke.

Hayley Puddester took 3rd in the 200m Butterfly.


Posted at 8:21 am on May 8, 2017

It was a good day for St. FX Football X-Men Defensive Lineman Kay Okafor.  Hours after receiving his degree at St. FX Spring Convocation, Okafor, was picked 21st overall in the CFL Draft.  Okafor will be heading to the training camp of the Hamilton Tiger Cats this summer.


Posted at 8:20 am on May 8, 2017

There were some local winners at the Hockey Nova Scotia Awards Banquet in Halifax over the weekend.  The Clary MacDonald Award for Coach of the Year was Kyle MacDonald of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders.  The Islanders were also named Fred Fox Award winners as male team of the year. Bryan Smith of Antigonish picked up the Jacques Comeau Award for Rep coach of the year. The Ken Mantin Award for outstanding volunteer contribution to minor hockey was awarded to Clary Melanson of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets.  The Hal Lewis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Officiating went to Brian MacDonald of the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association.  The Registrar’s Award for promptness and efficiency in ensuring all players are registered went to Carla King of the Pictou County Minor Hockey Association.


Posted at 8:18 am on May 8, 2017

Heatherton runner Mike Tate is continuing to burn up the track.  He set a new outdoor provincial record in the five thousand metres over the weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California with a time of 13 minutes, 34.28 seconds.  That betters a record he set just over a month ago by a blistering 5.53 seconds.


Posted at 8:15 am on May 8, 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 22 Senior & Junior Age Group swimmers to the Long Course Development meet #4 in Halifax on May 5-7th. The meet was an opportunity for swimmers to race their events before heading into the final training cycle before provincial championships. The swimmers posted a number of season best Long Course times. Hannah Austen captured 2nd in the 400m IM, and 1st in the 200m Backstroke! Malcolm Cameron set a team record in the 400m Freestyle! Aidan Doucet set a team record in the 200m IM. Joshua Elsworth swam to 2nd in the 400 IM, and 1st in both the 200m Backstroke and 200m IM!

 

Meghan Hayes took 3rd in the 400m Freestyle. Matina Kanchanatip stroked  3rd in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, and 1st in the 50m Butterfly! Cein Kennedy set team records in the 50m Freestyle and Butterfly!

 

Liam Kennedy placed 3rd in the 200m Freestyle, and 2nd in the 50m Freestyle!

 

Jakalee Myette powered, 2nd in the 50m Butterfly, and 1st in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke!


Posted at 10:52 am on May 5, 2017

The CFL draft happens on Sunday, and a former St.FX athlete has been climbing the prospect ranks as draft day nears. Kay Okafor is a defensive linemen that played for X over 4 season, recording 29 tackles and 6 and a half sacks. The latest CFL rankings have him at 15, up four spots from his previous standing. He is the 5th highest ranked defensive linemen in this years draft.