Issue: December 2021
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Next deadline: December 17

THE UNIACKE BLUE SOX GIRLS' SOFTBALL TEAM

Back Row (L-R) - Donna Hiltz; Kathy Nicoll; Debbie Johnston; Debbie Hiltz; Suzanne Spencer; Kathy Riley, Coach / Sponsor Bill Nicoll

Front Row (L - R) - Shelley Watson; Kim Edstrom; Lynnie Swinamer; Cheryl Riley; Avis Powell; Sally Swinamer

The following girls, although not in this picture, also played on the team from time to time. Debbie Shunamon, Annie Kuhn and Louise Swinamer

Pictured is the first original all girls' organized softball team to play in Mount Uniacke. The team was started around 1975. The girls won every tournament they played in but lost the one game that would have qualified them to play in the Provincials. Special thanks to Carl Hiltz and the late Cyril Powell and the late Eugene MacKenzie and the late Junior Riley who gave their time and machinery to fixing up the ball field for the girls' team. The ball field was where the Baptist Church parking lot and lawn of the Manse is today. The property was owned then, and donated by, the late Gerald and Dorothy Nicoll. All money for their uniforms was raised by the girls themselves. It should be noted that these girls were a team that any Coach would be proud of with sportsmanship being a high priority.