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Lawrencetown players heading to Youth Darts Nationals

Five Annapolis County dart players are heading to Richmond, BC for Youth Darts Nationals in May. From left are Dyson Smith, Summer Halliday, Braeden Campbell, Morgan King, and Tonya McGill.
Five Annapolis County dart players are heading to Richmond, BC for Youth Darts Nationals in May. From left are Dyson Smith, Summer Halliday, Braeden Campbell, Morgan King, and Tonya McGill.

LAWRENCETOWN - Five Annapolis County teens will be representing Nova Scotia at Youth Darts Nationals in Richmond BC May 20 to 22.

Tonya McGill of Inglisville recently picked up first place senior girls at Nova Scotia Youth Darts Provincials in Bedford, while Braeden Campbell of Paradise was first in Senior Boys, with Dyson Smith of Inglisville placing second in the same category. Morgan King of Nictaux placed second in Junior Girls while Summer Halliday of Nictaux will attend Nationals as an alternate in Senior Girls.

McGill is the reigning Canadian champion and will go to Richmond to defend her title. Campbell was runnerup in last year’s Nationals in St. Catherine’s ON. Together McGill and Campbell were Mixed Doubles National champions last year.

Others on the Nova Scotia team, all from the Halifax area, include Junior Girls provincial champ Emily Alford, Junior Boys Provincial champ Kyle Mosher, Junior Boys runnerup Colby Haggerty, and Senior Girls runner up Taylor Probert, a former Canadian champion as a junior. Also as a junior, Probert qualified and attended the Worlds in England twice.

The Lawrencetown five will leave for British Columbia on May 18, but between then and now they will be doing a bit of fundraising to augment funds already in hand. They’ve held little things like ticket raffles and even raised $260 at a dart tournament. They’ve been raising money since September – but there’s a way to go yet.

The young dart players practice at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lawrencetown every Sunday night under the supervision of Dawn Acker, their self-professed den mother.

They’ve organized a bottle drive for April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Middleton and Nictaux area, with a second bottle drive April 10 in the Lawrencetown to Bridgetown area, also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And on April 23 they are planning a ticket auction at the Lawrencetown Legion from 1 to 6 p.m.

“We have an extremely strong team this year,” said Acker who will accompany the Nova Scotia participants. “I anticipate we’ll be in the top three teams in the country.”

Tonya McGill of Inglisville recently picked up first place senior girls at Nova Scotia Youth Darts Provincials in Bedford, while Braeden Campbell of Paradise was first in Senior Boys, with Dyson Smith of Inglisville placing second in the same category. Morgan King of Nictaux placed second in Junior Girls while Summer Halliday of Nictaux will attend Nationals as an alternate in Senior Girls.

McGill is the reigning Canadian champion and will go to Richmond to defend her title. Campbell was runnerup in last year’s Nationals in St. Catherine’s ON. Together McGill and Campbell were Mixed Doubles National champions last year.

Others on the Nova Scotia team, all from the Halifax area, include Junior Girls provincial champ Emily Alford, Junior Boys Provincial champ Kyle Mosher, Junior Boys runnerup Colby Haggerty, and Senior Girls runner up Taylor Probert, a former Canadian champion as a junior. Also as a junior, Probert qualified and attended the Worlds in England twice.

The Lawrencetown five will leave for British Columbia on May 18, but between then and now they will be doing a bit of fundraising to augment funds already in hand. They’ve held little things like ticket raffles and even raised $260 at a dart tournament. They’ve been raising money since September – but there’s a way to go yet.

The young dart players practice at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lawrencetown every Sunday night under the supervision of Dawn Acker, their self-professed den mother.

They’ve organized a bottle drive for April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Middleton and Nictaux area, with a second bottle drive April 10 in the Lawrencetown to Bridgetown area, also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And on April 23 they are planning a ticket auction at the Lawrencetown Legion from 1 to 6 p.m.

“We have an extremely strong team this year,” said Acker who will accompany the Nova Scotia participants. “I anticipate we’ll be in the top three teams in the country.”

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