Jr. Broadhorns take provincial gold

By Katherine Murphy    

GUYSBOROUGH – This past weekend the U12 Jr. Guysborough Broadhorns made their hometown proud by claiming the league’s top title in the province at the St. Croix, Hants County tournament. The team, made up of 11- and 12-year-olds from across the county, is led by coaches Shane Cook, Fabian Dorion and Edward Connolly.

In the championship game the Jr. Guysborough Broadhorns defeated the host team, West Hants Thunder, in a 10-3 decision. In qualifiers the Broadhorns defeated the Antigonish Diamond Jacks 13-0, took a 4-2 loss against West Hants Thunder, and bought their spot in the semi-final with a 9-0 win over the Timberlea Timberwolves.

Coach Shane Cook told The Journal the weekend was a great experience for the players, most of whom are in the same class at Guysborough Academy. Cook also pointed to their success this weekend, and how it reflects how well the team played, especially noting their great hitting.

The Jr. Guysborough Broadhorns had an edge as their pitcher, Jacob Cook, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Other Broadhorns to receive game MVP awards throughout the weekend were Jesse MacDonald (catcher) Ryan Sangster (right field) and Brent O’Handley (first base).

The Jr. Guysborough Broadhorns will represent the best in Nova Scotia’s U12 league at the Atlantic championships in West Hants from September 9 to 11.