Albions chase Atlantic baseball title

STELLARTON – Heads coach Erik Fraser says he feels confident the Stellarton Albions will do well at the Atlantic bantam baseball championship. The Albions were to leave on Thursday for games Friday through Sunday at Conception Bay, N.L. They had one last practice on Tuesday afternoon. “We haven’t lost since mid-July,” he said.  “We’re feeling...

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Jr. A Crushers eye MHL home opener

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will open their regular season in the Maritime Hockey League by hosting the Fredericton Red Wings at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will host the Amherst Ramblers on September 19 and the Truro Bearcats on September 26 to complete a schedule of three successive home...

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MacKay gears X-Men for baseball schedule

STELLARTON — Slowly but surely, a university baseball season is taking form, and coachRob MacKay feels the St. Francis Xavier X-Men appear to be ready for it with a roster that includes two Pictou County players. Fourth-year student Nathan Snell from Westville and fist-year student Spencer Murray from Trenton are Pictou County players on the...

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Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Not at all excited over CFL chances

The questions have been thrown downfield in my direction more and more frequently in the last few months. Like a reliable wide receiver awaiting accurate passes, each time I attempt to respond with at least some form of acknowledgement. Whether I’ve run into an acquaintance in a local restaurant, or been approached by a total...

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Pellerine in baseball league’s hall of fame

RIVERTON — One of the most celebrated members of the Stellarton-based Pictou County Albions is now a member of the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League’s Hall of Fame. Guy Pellerine, a power-hitting shortstop and pitcher, was cited by league president Barry Anderson for anchoring the infield that helped the Albions to three straight Intermediate AAA...

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Westville Boxing Club hosts card

WESTVILLE – Plans are progressing for the Westville Boxing Club’s first card on September 21 in Alma. Head coach Aaron Kinch said up to 16 bouts are scheduled on the card which will start at 7 p.m. at Northumberland Regional High School. Boxers from different parts of the Maritime Provinces will be on the card....

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Four players at NLL tournament

TRENTON — Members of Pictou County Lacrosse have returned home from a national lacrosse tournament and are glad to have been a part of it. Nolan Fukes, Aidan Sims, Marshall Brown and Lachlan MacDonald were part of the Halifax Jr. Thunderbirds’ bantam-aged team that took part in the National Lacrosse League’s seventh annual Junior NNL...

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Austin MacDonald set for racing at Riverside

PICTOU — Austin MacDonald is preparing for his first Pro Stock Tour race this Saturday in James River. MacDonald turned 16 last Wednesday, so he is now old enough for the tour and will contest the Lucas 150 honours at Riverside International Speedway. He will sport the familiar No. 13 usually reserved for his grandfather...

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Crushers test Truro, make weekend trade

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will play two pre-season games against the Truro Bearcats this week. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Truro. The Crushers are trying to rebound after missing the playoffs last season. They won one of...

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