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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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Stellartonians doing it right

For the past three months, the word “emotion” has been uttered far more often than usual on the streets of Stellarton, in its coffee shops and shopping establishments, at dinner tables across the community. And yes, in town council chambers too. There’s good reason. Back on March 11, town council made what has been referred...

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Oilers win Crowther tournament

WESTVILLE — The Bedford Oilers are Bradley Crowther Memorial Midget C minor hockey tournament champions. The Oilers defeated the Lancaster, N.B. Trojans 6-1 on Sunday to clinch the championship. They were among three teams from Bedford and 16 teams in total in the tournament. Lancaster defeated the East Hants Penguins 4-2 to reach the final,...

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Hockey event honours Crowther’s memory

WESTVILLE – It’s important to be able to honour Bradley Crowther’s memory, Dave Sinnis says. Sinnis is head coach of the most Westville Miners and is helping to organize the annual Bradley Crowther Memorial Midget C hockey tournament in Westville. Play began on Friday and will end on Sunday. “I personally knew Bradley, Sinnis said....

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Bantams reach semis at Memorial event

The host Pictou County Bantam AA and Bantam A Crushers have met their test at the 35th Pictou County Bantam Memorial Hockey Tournament. Now they can return their attention to achieving success on the road toward the provincial championship. Both teams advanced to the semifinal games on Sunday before being eliminated. The New Brunswick North...

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TRENTON — Nearly 20 hockey teams in various novice divisions gathered last weekend for the second annual Bauer MacIsaac Memorial Jamboree at the Trenton Arena. The event featured six teams from Pictou County out of the eight Novice Advances teams, six Novice Intermediate teams, and four Novice Development teams during games played from Friday through...

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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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Falcons edged 1-0 in soccer

WOLFVILLE – The Northern Nova United Falcons were defeated 1-0 by East Hants in their Under-17 B Girls Division semifinal game on Sunday at the 2018 at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament. The Falcons finished first in their pool before drawing East Hants. In their first game, Victoria Dunn and Megan MacKenzie each scored...

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Runners train for 2018 season

PICTOU — Local runners have resumed their training for the 2018 distance running season. Michelle Sutherland leads the training regimen that becomes more frequent and intense once she and her fellow runners realize the season is upon them. “The ladies run with me year-round and now that race season is coming up and the weather...

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Steelers win Memorial banner

WESTVILLE — The Trenton I Steelers continued their successful minor hockey season by winning the 2018 Bradley Crowther Memorial Midget C minor hockey tournament on Sunday in Westville. Jarrod Francis scored three goals, while team captain Brennan Moss, Isaac MacDonald and Ethan MacIvor also scored for the Steelers in their 6-3 victory over the TASA...

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