Top ath­letes be­ing hon­oured by TSHS

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS - CONTRIBUTE­D

TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Sport Her­itage So­ci­ety will host its 36th an­nual awards din­ner Sun­day, March 1 at the Best Western Glen­garry in Truro.

The din­ner ac­knowl­edges ac­com­plish­ments of lo­cal ath­letes and vol­un­teers from the Town of Truro and Colch­ester County for 2019. There will be 22 awards pre­sented for a wide va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories and rang­ing in ages, from un­der 15 to over 50 years.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and din­ner be­gins at 6:30 p.m.

Bruce Rain­nie, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Nova Sco­tia Sport Hall of Fame, will em­cee the event.

To pur­chase tick­ets, or for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the awards din­ner, con­tact Farida Gab­bani by email at fgab47@ Tick­ets cost $40 for adults and $25 for stu­dents.

Dur­ing the com­ing weeks, nom­i­nees will be fea­tured in the Truro News.

OUT­STAND­ING HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CEC girls var­sity soc­cer

The Cougars won their first pro­vin­cial NSSAF cham­pi­onship in 27 years. Along the way they fin­ished first in league play and won the re­gional ti­tle. Their record of 17-1-2, with their only loss com­ing in ex­hi­bi­tion play, was high­lighted by their of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive play re­sult­ing in 67 goals for and only nine against. The team also had 13 shutouts.

CEC boys vol­ley­ball

CEC won its fifth con­sec­u­tive NSSAF pro­vin­cial ti­tle and sixth in eight years. The team fin­ished the sea­son with 42 wins and eight losses in match play. The Cougars of­ten give back to the community with se­nior play­ers do­nat­ing their time dur­ing the an­nual Cougar Vol­ley­ball Camp for younger play­ers in the re­gion.

CEC girls track & field

The CEC team won their fifth straight NSSAF pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onship and eighth in nine years. The Cougars won the pro­vin­cial ban­ner with an in­cred­i­ble 77-point dif­fer­ence be­tween them and the sec­ond-place team. Along the way, they col­lected eight in­di­vid­ual medals as well as win­ning both the 4-by-100m and the 4-by-400m re­lays.

OUT­STAND­ING ATH­LETE (MALE 16-20) Noah Berni­quer

Noah ex­cels at javelin and the long/triple jumps. In districts he placed first in javelin, long jump and triple jump. At regionals he re­peated with three firsts in those dis­ci­plines, and at provin­cials again three golds. At Athletics NS team tri­als he won gold and at the Le­gion Na­tion­als, a well-de­served sil­ver. He set a per­sonal best in 2019 javelin provin­cials, set­ting a new CEC record in the process. He was the NSSAF champ in both long and triple jumps.

Adam Mceachren

is ac­com­plished in curl­ing, vol­ley­ball, soc­cer and track and field. He and his team have won mul­ti­ple curl­ing cham­pi­onships at the pro­vin­cial level. He won a track and field sil­ver medal in se­nior shot put and won gold as pro­vin­cial champs in vol­ley­ball. He has nu­mer­ous per­sonal awards in curl­ing from the club level to pro­vin­cial and na­tional cham­pi­onships.

Jared Mcisaac

Jared was drafted 36th over­all in the sec­ond round of the 2018 NHL En­try Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. He has played for Canada's na­tional ju­nior team in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent venues, and won gold at this year’s world ju­nior cham­pi­onship. As a mem­ber of the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads, he re­peat­edly led his team in scor­ing among de­fense­men.

Thomas Vick­ers

Thomas com­petes in vol­ley­ball, bad­minton and track and field. His vol­ley­ball club cap­tured the VNS boys' cham­pi­onship and Thomas also cap­tured the un­der-18 cham­pi­onship MVP award. He won an NSSAF pro­vin­cial sil­ver medal in se­nior sin­gles bad­minton. He was the CEC male vol­ley­ball MVP, bad­minton MVP and the Ron O'flaherty Scholar ath­lete.

OUT­STAND­ING CLUB TEAM (15 YEARS AND UN­DER) Team Macisaac curl­ing

Team Macisaac cap­tured the U15 pro­vin­cial ti­tle for the sec­ond year in a row with an un­de­feated record. Coached by Craig Burgess, Calan, Evan, Owain, and Chris can be de­scribed as a group of ded­i­cated young men who prac­tise daily at their home club in Truro, while also help­ing out with pre-ju­niors, ice main­te­nance and other chores around the club.

CC Rid­ers U15 A girls soc­cer

This team fin­ished first in their league of the “A” di­vi­sion of Soc­cer Nova Sco­tia. The depth of the team was re­mark­able to coaches. The Rid­ers did not have to rely on one par­tic­u­lar player, but the group as a whole func­tioned at top ca­pac­ity. They took home the 2019 Team award from the CC Rid­ers or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Cougar Dome high per­for­mance ten­nis

The Cougar Dome high per­for­mance ten­nis team posted some of the best-ever re­sults at the At­lantic in­door ten­nis cham­pi­onships in 2019. Of seven ath­letes who com­peted, three brought home ti­tles and sev­eral had great per­for­mances.

OUT­STAND­ING JU­NIOR HIGH SCHOOL Red­cliff Mid­dle School girls ta­ble ten­nis

The RMS team, com­prised of then-grade 6 stu­dents Chloe Gar­cia, Brooke Williams and Made­lyn Maclaugh­lin com­peted against older stu­dents and still won the re­gional cham­pi­onship as well as the NSSAF pro­vin­cial ju­nior ti­tle. The team de­feated well known pow­er­house Cape Bre­ton High­lands Cen­tre/academy on their way to the cham­pi­onship.

Bible Hill Ju­nior High School girls vol­ley­ball

The team’s only de­feat of the sea­son came in their own tour­na­ment’s cham­pi­onship game. In other tour­na­ment play, the Huskies were suc­cess­ful with four gold medals. Ad­di­tional high­lights of the sea­son in­clude go­ing un­de­feated in pre-sea­son, ex­hi­bi­tion and league matches and go­ing un­de­feated in dis­trict and re­gional cham­pi­onship play.

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