Pictou Advocate sports

Baseball was Jack’s life

It was the first full day of summer and the weather couldn’t have been better. It was good to be alive, I thought as I headed home. When I entered the apartment, I noticed the message light was flashing on the phone in the kitchen. I checked it out. “This message,” the voice said, “is...

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Local teams ousted from tourney

BEDFORD – Neither the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers nor the Weeks Major Midgets were able to advance past Saturday at the 2018 Icejam hockey tournament that ended on Sunday. The Bombers opened on Wednesday with a 4-2 loss against the Kennebacasis Valley Kings from New Brunswick. Blaise MacDonald scored for the Bombers in the...

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Bombers earn weekend split

PICTOU — A weekend split and a long road schedule have the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers hoping for a home-ice welcome later this month. The Bombers got two goals from Landon MacDonald and a goal and two assists each from David Matthews and Cale MacDougall as they whipped the Joneljim Cougars from Cape Breton...

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Bombers net three points

It was a rare treat for fans to experience as much buzz after a game as before it. But that’s what they got as the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers rekindled memories of past glory by taking three of a possible four points in home games on Saturday and Sunday in the Nova Scotia Major...

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Bombers host opener Sunday

The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are preparing to open their regular-season schedule in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The Bombers will visit the Dartmouth Whalers on Saturday and will play their home opener against the ACCEL Hawks starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Head coach Jon Sim...

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Stan pitched complete games

I recently came across two intriguing comments about growing old — and quickly grabbed onto them, hook, line and sinker. I think they’re worth repeating. “Age is a question of mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” That’s attributed to long-ago baseball hall of fame pitcher Satchel Paige. The other says, “Nobody...

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Inverness tops Bombers

TRENTON – Inverness defeated the short-staffed New Glasgow Bombers 4-1 on Tuesday in the championship game of the Peewee C Division as part of the 2017 March Break minor hockey tournament at the Trenton Arena. Conrad Robertson scored New Glasgow’s goal, while Inverness pulled their third goal in the second period and their fourth goal...

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Bombers change pace at Ice Jam

The Pictou County WearWell Bombers continue to improve despite defeat. The Bombers’ latest loss in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League was a 4-3 decision on Sunday against the Novas of Antigonish at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. It was one of two games played last weekend due to the most recent snowstorm to...

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Bombers fall 5-2 to Hurricanes

Achieving success in increments appears to be a goal for the Pictou County WearWell Bombers. The Bombers are looking ahead to the rest of the regular season in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League after completing their fall schedule with a 5-2 loss to the powerful Western Hurricanes last Saturday at the Pictou County...

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Major Bantam Bombers host Gulls

Victory remains elusive but the Pictou County WearWell Bombers are becoming more competitive in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The Bombers, who next host the Landworks Gulls at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, played what head coach Jeff Green considered their best game of the season despite a last-minute 6-5 loss to the first-place...

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