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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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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Albions host U-15 baseball finals

STELLARTON – The Stellarton Albions are preparing to host the 2019 Baseball Nova Scotia Under-15 championship this weekend at the A.N. Sample Field. The Albions will play Truro at 1 p.m. on Friday in their first game. Their next games will be on Saturday against the Hantsport Shamrocks at 9 a.m. and the Bridgewater Bulldogs...

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Albions top New Glasgow, improve record to 13-4

NEW GLASGOW — The Stellarton Albions have made a move in the Baseball Nova Scotia Bluenose League’s 15-and-Under Tier II standings. The Albions raised their record to 13-4, starting on Friday with an 8-6 victory over the host New Glasgow Sullivan Fuels at the Kinsmen Field. Winning pitcher Lucas Canning struck out four batters over...

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He shone in Twilight debut at just 15

The Halifax and District Baseball League provided me with the best years I ever experienced in the sport. It’s where I fell in love with the game as a youngster. It’s where, later, I got my baptism in the media business. I’ve never forgotten the awful emotions when, after nine years of watching semi-pro ball...

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Three awesome baseball summers

There was no way I would ever forget the summers of 1951, ‘52 and ‘53. I was in my early teens — considered the most impressionable time in life, the juncture when your reason for being on this earth is supposed to become clear. It happened to me. Alright, it was a long time ago...

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They were both an inspiration

Having been in the newspaper profession longer than I ever anticipated, I’ve met, interviewed and written about thousands of people. A great many of them — I’m always happy to add — were from my “hometown” of Pictou County. So I wasn’t at all surprised that a recent question had come from an elderly Pictonian...

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An old Albion still going strong

It was one of those boy-meets-girl stories that can happen anytime in any town. The road travelled wasn’t unusual — the couple meets unexpectedly, they fall in love, they get married, they have children and grandchildren, and they live happily ever after. The one I’m recalling began in 1958 in downtown New Glasgow — at...

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‘The other side of Mount Thom’

When I realized Mount Thom would be pertinent in this week’s column, my curiosity took me online to see what the rest of the universe says about the countryside way up there on the big hill. It was humorous. This is what one source revealed: “Although we found mention of Mount Thom during our research,...

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It was a night never to forget

On Tuesday of last week — the day after Labour Day and the final day of summer vacation for school teachers and students — the Town of Stellarton had a significant anniversary, though the media didn’t note the occasion. I wonder if anyone else even thought about it. First prerequisite, you would have to be...

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