Gryphons win softball regionals

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The North Nova Gryphons girl’s softball team poses with their regional banner after winning the NSSAF regional championship last week in Antigonish. Front row from left: Jillian MacDonald, Kelyn Palmer, Jordan Archibald, Rylee Forsyth, Emily Swallow, Meghan Graham and Gena Cyr. Back row: Coach Mike Cook, Bailey Koehoorn, Hilary Taylor, Hannah Williams, Jillian Taylor, Jeana Searle and Taylor Perry. Missing: Kaylee Cardiff, Debbie Clark and Glen MacKinnon.

ANTIGONISH – The North Nova Gryphons girl’s softball team is off to provincials.

After winning regionals last week they will now play at the four-team provincial championship being held this weekend by Avonview in Windsor.

North Nova opened the weekend with a 16-1 victory over CEC.

Kelyn Palmer was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts. Every NNEC batter got on base with the top batters being Megan Fox who went 5-for-5, Hannah Williams and Gena Cyr 4-for-5, and Jordan Archibald 3-for-4.

Their second game was against Northumberland, which they won 11-1.

Williams picked up the win on the mound with three strikeouts.

All batters were on base again as Taylor Perry and Hilary Taylor led offensively, both going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate.

In the final they won another lopsided game, this time 9-1 over J.H. Gillis of Antigonish.

Palmer won her second game, this time with nine strikeouts and one hit against.

Perry, Hilary Taylor and Palmer all had homeruns, while Williams was 3-for-3 at the plate.

The last time North Nova won regionals was 2012; the same year they won provincials, which were held at the Dorrington Complex in Stellarton.

Geographic location: North Nova, Windsor, Northumberland Stellarton

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