Mohawks enjoy Hall of Fame trip

ABERCROMBIE — It was a special day for members of the Thorburn Mohawks men’s junior softball team when they spent the day taking in events in conjunction with the most recent Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame inductions. Those Mohawks players present at the inductions on November 2 in Halifax drew a rousing ovation when...

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Those boys of Thorburn

There were a lot of pleasant summer evenings around the old ball field out in Thorburn in the mid-1960s. They were occasions that remain in our memory banks — even after all this time. I’m thinking of 1963, ‘64 and ‘65, the years in which the Junior Mohawks captured the hearts of the Vale community...

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An exciting year despite no league

It was precisely 60 years ago — March 1958 on our calendars. At that time, I had reached a fork in the road in my personal journey towards a career. A month earlier, I had walked away from engineering studies at St. Francis Xavier University that had bored me to death. I had dumped my...

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