BLUE JAYS INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC THIS SUNDAY
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is proud to announce its Honda Instructional Clinic schedule for 2018.
St. Marys Minor ball is hosting the Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinics on Sunday, April 29 at the Hall of Fame from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is open for boys and girls aged 8 to 14, and the fee is only $55 plus HST.
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is aware of the need for local associations to raise funds to offset some of the rising costs they are experiencing. Therefore, the host association will receive $25 per registration, after the first 20 registrations.
During the four-hour clinic, players will rotate through drills that will work on fundamental baseball skills such as hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and base running. Also, each Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, T-shirt and baseball manual.
Register now for the St. Marys Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic being held on King Field this Sunday at the Hall of Fame (386 Church St. S.). Parents are welcome to stay and watch or assist with the clinic.
Click the link and then click on the St. Marys clinic to register. http://mlb.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/honda-instructional-clinics/
SALUKI PAIR COMPETES WELL IN WOSSAA BADMINTON
STRATHROY – St. Marys DCVI athletes Robyn Lewis and Toto Saiyasen travelled here last Thursday for the WOSSAA Senior badminton championships.
In the boys singles division, Saiyasen was the first male athlete to compete for DCVI in a very long time and was up against some of the best players in southwestern Ontario. In his first match, he came up against a player from St. Andre Bessette. Despite keeping the games close, Saiyasen lost to the player who eventually came fourth.
In his second match of the day, Saiyasen faced a player from Lord Dorchester. Playing with an alternate racquet because of his main one breaking, he played well but struggled to find his groove and lost two very close sets.
In the girls singles division, Lewis played very well. In her first match, she lost the first set but battled back to win the next two against a player from St. Joseph in St. Thomas. In her second match, Lewis played a home-town girl from Strathroy. She played well, but lost two close sets.
In her third and fourth sets, the Saluki came up against her Huron-Perth rivals, Central Huron and St. Mikes. Lewis played exceptionally well in both matches, and winning, to advance to the consolation quarter-finals.
With little left in the tank after four hard-fought matches, Lewis was defeated by a Lord Dorchester player, but finished the tournament with a top-eight finish.
“Congratulations to both Toto and Robyn on a great season and a fantastic job representing St. Marys at this year’s WOSSAA championship,” coach Ian Moore said.
Three DCVI students–Curtis Topp, Duncan Massie and Connor Aarts–are competing at the WOSSAA Jr. badminton championships this Thursday at Saunders Secondary School in London.
TWO UPCOMING EVENTS ON SMMHA CALENDAR
There are two significant dates upcoming on the St. Marys minor hockey calendar.
First is the monthly SMMHA meeting on Tuesday, May 1 in the PRC’s End Zone room, starting at 7 p.m. Minor hockey’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) follows immediately after, when the 2018-19 executive and directors are elected.
The SMMHA’s annual awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236. It begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m., with the major award presentations to follow.
BALL CLINIC THIS FRIDAY IN STRATFORD
STRATFORD – A ‘PD Day’ baseball-softball fundamentals clinic, featuring games and contests, will be held here Friday, Apr. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The location is the Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy, 533 Romeo Street, (enter driveway on left, stay left of guard house, park 100m down in front of the glass doors).
It’s for youngsters, boys and girls aged 7-13. Beginners and skilled players both welcome (players are grouped by age/skill level).
The cost is $40, which includes lunch. Limited spots, 40 maximum. The maximum was reached in both previous clinics. Pre-registration required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email.