Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bachman Helps Rink Qualify For Provincials

A Lunenburg native has helped her team qualify for provincials. Raquel Bachman, curling out of Lakeshore Curling Club, captured the Under-21 Junior Women's Eastern Curling Zones in Truro on Sunday. The team breezed through the competition with a 3-0 record. Fellow team mates are skip Hayley McCabe, Alicia Brine, and Emily Mackenzie. The team is coached by Bridgewater native Brian Rafuse. Provincials will take place from Dec 27-31 at the Lakeshore Curling Club.

Park View Boys Win Basketball Tournament

The Park View division one boys basketball team are off to a good start to their year. They won the Anse MacDonald Tournament in North Nova this past weekend.  Adam Hebb was the Tournament MVP. Meanwhile, both the girls and boys division-one teams will play their home openers on Wednesday. The girls play at 5:30pm and the boys play at 7:30pm.

Lobster Season Delayed Due To Weather

The start of the lobster season has been delayed because of bad weather. Dumping Day will now take place for fishermen from Halifax to Digby this Friday. The season was originally set to begin Monday. A pair of conference calls Sunday determined the forecast made it too dangerous to dump traps. There will be another call Wednesday in case the forecast changes. 

NDP Name MacDonald Interim Leader

The provincial NDP have chosen a new interim leader. MLA Maureen MacDonald was appointed acting leader during the party's Provincial Council meeting on Saturday. MacDonald accepted the position after former NDP leader Darrell Dexter stepped down earlier this month. She has won six consecutive elections and served as Nova Scotia's first female Minister of Finance. President of the Nova Scotia NDP, David Wallbridge, believes MacDonald will be an excellent leader during this period of transition for the party. A process to elect a new leader will be announced at a later date.

Bridgewater Wins Division-1 Volleyball Title

The Bridgewater Vikings captured the Division 1 Western Regional Volleyball title on Saturday in Yarmouth. The Vikings defeated Park View in the final. Bridgewater advances directly to Provincials, while Park View will try to punch their ticket next weekend in New Glasgow during Provincial qualifiers. 

Hurricanes Reach Semi-Finals At Esso Tourney

The BMO Western Hurricanes have earned a semi-final berth at the Esso Major Bantam Hockey Tournament in Halifax. Jacob Myra scored the winner in double overtime to help lead the Hurricanes to a 4-3 win in the quarter-finals. Alex King, Brad Jones and Michael Anthony scored in regulation. The Hurricanes play Bedford Sunday morning at 10 o'clock to try and clinch a spot in the championship game.

Gladiators Fight Off Mustangs

Keith Getson had the only goal as the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs fell 4-1 to the Dartmouth Newbridge Academy Gladiators. It's the third straight loss for the Mustangs. Colby Muise stopped 25 shots for the Mustangs, who will travel to Cole Harbour for their next game on Wednesday night.

Bearcats Maul Lumberjacks

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks lost 7-1 for the second night in a row. The Truro Bearcats scored three goals in the first and second periods on route to the dominating win. Layton Parsons scored the lone goal for the Lumberjacks, who dropped their fourth in a row. The Lumberjacks will host the Amherst Ramblers on Friday night at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena.