Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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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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Hockey Scotias turned senior

The name Trenton Scotias — so familiar in local softball and hockey circles in the 1950s — has been one of my favourites, even after all this time. For several reasons. The first summertime assignment I received from Evening News sports editor Ricky Fraser was to cover the senior softball Scotias. That was in 1954,...

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Hall of Famers enjoy ball game

NEW GLASGOW — A one-of-a-kind softball game featured teams representing Highland Community Residential Services and member of a hall of fame Special Olympics softball team on Sunday at the New Glasgow Kinsmen Complex. The game was organized as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for HCRS and was a way to honour past inductees of...

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Stingers U-12 girls’ ball champs

STELLARTON — The host Stellarton Stingers are Softball Nova Scotia Under-12 female champions. The Stingers answered an 8-1 loss earlier Sunday with a 10-0 victory over Cape Breton in the deciding game of the provincial championship at the Dorrington complex. Rylan Biron was the winning pitcher for the Stingers, who will represent the province at...

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Scotia Park gets federal funding

TRENTON – Scotia Park just got a big boost through federal funding directed toward renovations for the facility. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced an investment of more than $67,000on Tuesday for the Trenton and Area Minor Softball Association for upgrades to the ball field. The total cost of the renovations for the ball field,...

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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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Scotia Park renovations under way

TRENTON – The Trenton and Area Minor Softball Association is helping to enhance the future of the Scotia Park for all ages to celebrate physical activity. The group has launched a $65,000 fundraising campaign to provide a new fence, new lights and new  washrooms with a ramp. “We are hoping to push the community piece,”...

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County softball players represent N.S

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Nova Scotia I was able to win one game last week at the 2016 Softball Canada Under-21 women’s championship despite the efforts of its roster, including pitcher Kelyn Palmer of MacLellan’s Brook and catcher Hilary Taylor of New Glasgow. Palmer surrendered three runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth...

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Palmer, Taylor form potent softball tandem

STELLARTON – Two local female softball players who have played together most of their lives are taking their talents with a Softball Nova Scotia provincial team to the Softball Canada Under-21 championship this week in Summerside, P.E.I. Pitcher Kelyn Palmer from MacLellan’s Brook and catcher Hilary Taylor from New Glasgow are on one of the...

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