Pictou Advocate sports

Billy Werber and the church roof

Sixty-one years have whizzed by — almost a lifetime to many — since the Stellarton Albions played their ninth and final season in the legendary import-laden Halifax and District Baseball League. It was long ago. We were in the early stages of black and white TV, computers and cell phones were unheard of, and the...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Lest we forget the third Hafey

Any boxing fan in this country who ever sat at ringside would be able to tell you that Pictou County’s Art Hafey rose to number one contender status in the world featherweight division but was never given his deserved shot at the championship. Any knowledgeable follower of the fight game would also be able to...

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Only four county teams in the hall

It doesn’t matter when or where the subject comes up. It can be during a morning discussion with friends at Tim Hortons. It can be while sitting in a local rink watching a minor hockey game. It can be when meeting up with someone during a walk in the neighbourhood. Anywhere, anytime, it’s a topic...

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