Tributes to Leo Fahey’s memory

STELLARTON — Tributes are being paid to Leo Fahey after the prominent local sports figure’s recent passing. Fahey died last Wednesday in hospital in New Glasgow. He was 93. Born in 1924 in New Waterford, Fahey moved to Stellarton in 1947 and became part of a senior hockey team Bob Beaton assembled to play in...

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County has lost one of its icons

When a phone caller informed me the other morning that Leo Fahey had passed away, I wasn’t sure how I should begin a tribute. So many memories came rushing back. I wondered how best to sum up the long life of such a marvellous individual who I’ve known for seven decades. Indeed, he was a...

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Fahey recalls 60’s X-Men

WESTVILLE — Fifty years ago, Gus Fahey was completing his four-year hockey career with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. As the 2017-18 X-Men were immersed in their first playoff round, Fahey was able to remember the seasons he played for the team from 1964-65 through 1967-68. The X-Men have been successful under head coach and...

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Twilight league games today

STELLARTON – Action continues today at 6:30 p.m. when the Orioles host the Blue Jays followed at 7:40 with the Yankees hosting the Cardinals in the Leo Fahey Ladies Twilight Softball League at the Albion Athletic Field. Two close games highlighted play on August 17. Stacey Ferguson’s first-ever home run came with the bases loaded...

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Fahey recalls ’67 Games

WESTVILLE — Gus Fahey is wondering where the time went. “I can’t believe it’s 50 years,” he said, recalling his playing hockey for the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, who represented Nova Scotia at the first Canada Winter Games in 1967 in Quebec City. Fahey explained the oddity of a university team representing Nova Scotia in...

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Birds win Twilight ball games

STELLARTON – Two close games were played in the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League at the Albion Field  on Monday night. The Blue Jays were paced by Bev Sheehan’s four singles followed by a triple and two singles  off the bats of Judith Rogers, Kate Gratto and Debbie MacLean as the Blue Jays defeated...

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Women play in softball league

STELLARTON — Women of all ages continue to flock to a local league of their own. They are members of an ongoing summer league called the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League that is played at least once a week, usually at the Albion Athletic Field. The league only recently began its 2017 season. “About...

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