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Stingers host fast pitch tournament

STELLARTON – The Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association, home of the Subway Stingers, is hosting the annual Brian Jarvis Memorial Female Fast Pitch Tournament this weekend. The yearly tournament is meant to acknowledge the many volunteers that have supported the organization over the past 35 years.  Games begin on Friday at 4 p.m....

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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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Top hockey line remembered

For a decade, from 2004 to 2013, I served on the selection committee of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. I had three regrets. I couldn’t convince enough members of the committee to get Nelson Wilson into the hall, regardless of how often or how extensive I argued his case. Mission was never accomplished....

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Blayre, Danky in the limelight

As far as I know, Stellarton’s Blayre Turnbull and New Glasgow’s Frank (Danky) Dorrington never crossed paths. On or off the ice. Nonetheless, their hockey pursuits have a common denominator. Both of them took their talents elsewhere — though half a century apart — while the folks back home in Pictou County stood as one,...

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Tigers win Dorrington banner

WESTVILLE — The Hants East Tigers have captured the 2018 Danny Dorrington Memorial High School Hockey Tournament. The Tigers earned the 11th annual tournament honours on Sunday by defeating the Dartmouth Spartans 4-1. The Tigers snapped a 1-1 tie with three goals with less than three minutes left in the third period. Both local teams...

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