Friday, September 13, 2013

Bridgewater Bulldogs Undefeated At Baseball Atlantics

A great start for the Bridgewater Bulldogs Bantam 'AAA' baseball team at the Atlantic Championships in St. John's, Newfoundland. The local club sits at 2-0 after day one of the competition. In their opening game against P.E.I. on Friday afternoon, Zach Zinck, Max Hartling and Riley Nickerson pitched a combined no-hitter in a 10-0 win.  Jaron Bolivar also had four RBI's. In their evening game against Mount Pearl, Matt Sabean, Riley Nickerson and Cameron MacPherson combined for a one hit 4-2 victory. Up next for the Bulldogs will be the host club from St. John's at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon. They also play Kennebecasis Valley, New Brunswick at 8pm.

Lumberjacks Fall To Mariners In Shootout

Sean Fraser scored the shootout winner as the Yarmouth Mariners won a wild game over the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks Friday night at Queens Place in Liverpool. The Mariners held a 4-1 lead heading into the third period before the Jacks stormed back with four straight to take the lead with only six minutes left in the game. Yarmouth scored roughly 40 seconds later to help send the game to overtime and then a shootout. Ryan Groom paced the Jacks offense with two goals and an assist while Billy Clarke turned aside 37 shots in the loss. The two teams face off again Saturday night in Yarmouth at 7:30pm.

Updated: Four Sent To Hospital After Three Vehicle Crash

A section of Highway 103 was shutdown for two hours Friday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash in Middlewood. The incident happened around 2:15. Police say preliminary investigation shows that a westbound vehicle stopped on the road to make a left hand turn and was rear-ended. The impact caused the first vehicle to be thrown into the path of an ambulance in the oncoming lane. The ambulance, which did not have a patient on board, ended up in the ditch after impact. Two women were taken to South Shore Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Two paramedics in the ambulance were taken to hospital for assessment as a precaution.

Bridgewater Matches Funding To Help Recruit Doctors

The town of Bridgewater will match funding to help send a contingent of marketers to New Brunswick. Council recently agreed to equal the $2,000 provided by the Municipality of Lunenburg to send a recruiting team to Miramichi to help bring more doctors to the area. The money will come from other council expenditures, designated for unexpected requests. Mayor David Walker says its important for the town to play a role in bringing health professionals to Bridgewater.

The marketing team will head to New Brunswick at the end of this month.

PC Leader Baillie Makes South Shore Stop

The leader of the Nova Scotia PC party is making his first visit to the South Shore since the writ dropped for the provincial election. Jamie Baillie made stops in a number of communities including Chester, Bridgewater and Lunenburg and he'll also be traveling to Barrington Passage this evening. Baillie highlighted his party's platform in Dayspring at Snyder's Shipyard Friday afternoon. He says their plan "Change That Works" could help create 20,000 jobs, many of them here along the South Shore.

Baillie says the South Shore has been a great area for the PC party in the past because he feels its the only party looking out for rural Nova Scotia.

Mustangs Open New Season

The South Shore Mustangs kick off their regular season this weekend in Bridgewater. The major midget hockey club will be hosting the Cape Breton Tradesmen for two games. Mustangs owner Lionel Haughn tells us his team's greatest quality this coming season will be its enthusiasm and committment to the game.

Saturday night's contest begins at 8 o'clock and the second game will be Sunday at noon, both at the Bridgewater Arena.

Gasoline Prices Drop Significantly!

If you suddenly feel the urge to give a thumbs up or dance a little jig at the gas pumps today, you'll likely be forgiven!  There has been a dramatic drop in prices overnight. Regular self serve has tumbled more than six cents. Its selling today for $1.32.8 per litre. High test is down by a similar amount to $1.41.8.  Diesel is down 3.5 cents, to $1.36.5 per litre.

Lumberjacks Open Regular Season Against Yarmouth

Another season of Lumberjacks hockey gets underway tonight in Liverpool. The Bridgewater club takes on their South Shore rivals from Yarmouth at Queens Place Emera Centre. The Lumberjacks are hoping to build off a disappointing campaign last year, that saw them only garner 10 wins in 52 regular season games. Twenty-year-old defenseman Mitchell Hennebury feels this year is going to be different.

Hennebury says a new rink, and new coach have helped bring a winning attitude to the club. Puck drop is at 7:30 tonight in Liverpool.