Leandra’s Sunshine DreamLift: “A Day of Yes”

“Walt Disney World, here we come!” On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Leandra Brodhagen of St. Marys had the opportunity to participate in The Sunshine Foundation of Canada’s 63rd Sunshine DreamLift. She was one of 80 London and area children to experience an amazing whirlwind trip to Disney and back home in just one day…with no parents…

DCVI track team preparing for Huron-Perth meets

By Pat Payton The recent cold and wet weather forced the DCVI track and field team to do quite a bit of training indoors in preparation for the 2018 season. The DCVI squad is comprised of over 30 athletes this year. A couple of Salukis to keep an eye on are distance runners Marcel Scheele…

Annual Blue Jays clinic

Lots of balls in the air. Eighty-five youngsters braved chilly temperatures to take part in the annual Blue Jays’ fundamentals clinic last Sunday at the Hall of Fame’s King Field. The Pitch, Hit and Run competition is scheduled for Saturday, May 12. (Payton photos)

It’s tennis time . . .

It’s finally time for tennis! The weather has caught up with the calendar and it’s time to hit the courts. Teen and adult players of all skill levels, even beginners, are invited to the St. Marys Social Tennis Club’s mixed drop-in nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Play mixed doubles with a…

Senior girls open with two Huron-Perth ties

Senior boys earn draw before loss to St. Anne’s By Pat Payton STRATFORD – No wins, no losses, but two 0-0 ties. That’s the way the Huron-Perth regular season started for the DCVI Senior girls soccer team here last Tuesday at Cowan Field, the impressive new astro-turf soccer pitch that opened late last summer. In…

Brookshaw finishes Junior career on a strong note

Thorndale area native played five years in the GOJHL By Pat Payton LONDON – London Nationals’ coach Pat Powers gave Carson Brookshaw very high praise during the recent GOJHL Sutherland Cup semi-finals. “Every time Carson steps on the ice, he’s the exact same player,” Powers said following a 2-1 overtime win over Listowel Cyclones in…

Overholt accepts track scholarship at Cornell

St. Marys native’s specialty is the hurdles By Pat Payton Stratford St. Michael Catholic Secondary School has produced many fine athletes in several different sports over the years. Brooke Overholt, however, is in a class by herself. The Grade 12 student is the first Warrior to obtain a NCAA Division 1 track and field scholarship…

Observations on Tax Season

By Stewart Grant Everyone are always happy to see the arrival of May, but accountants are particularly happy. Two busy months of processing tax returns culminates with a final rush to complete everything by the April 30th deadline. Now that the deadline has passed and taxes are mostly over with, it seems as though there’s…