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Seven prep basketball players killed in accident

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HandsomeHarley, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    From ESPN.com:


  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Damn, indeed.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Awful. I once covered a game when two of the player for the home team were killed in an accident on the way to the school. Watching the news spread through the packed gym was absolutely hearbreaking.

    My heart goes out to the families and the community.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's terrible.
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Most of the victims were ejected from the van...
    People, please wear your seat belt.
    It's crazy not to.
    One of my sisters plowed herself into a pole after falling asleep in 1987, lost a few teeth, was incredibly lucky.
    To this day, doesn't wear a seat belt.
    I cannot believe she doesn't get pulled over, I'd like to see it happen a few times, maybe she'd get the hint.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's awful...devastation for a town like that
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Bathurst is a very small town. My heart broke when I saw this headline this morning. So sad.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    aol had the pics. sad.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I covered a basketball game once where the ref of the JV game had a heart attack and died on the court.

    It does not even compare to this, but it sucks being at the game when you know their are far more important things happening in the students' lives.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    aw shit! Prayers to the families.
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    That happened at my high school in 1981. I don't remember a whole lot about it, though.
  12. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    A lot of support for the husband/coach who survived this awful tragedy. Many students, parents and community people are not blaming him for what happened.

    Many Nova Scotian high schools are sending out cards of condolences and collages in memory of the seven victims of this accident.

    QMJHL hockey team Acadie Bathurst Titan had a red blank jersey behind the bench in memory of the victims at Sunday's game versus the Halifax Mooseheads.

    My understanding is that the Raptors also had a moment of silence before their game against the Portland Trailblazers.

    Story about athlete who missed the fateful trip:


    Van which athletes and coach/chaperone were in banned in Nova Scotia schools:


    Latest news from Bathurst:

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