Thorup, Fletcher capture Canadian title in Toronto

U-20 beach volleyball event held at Ashbridges Bay facility By Pat Payton TORONTO – A couple of local girls won a Canadian beach volleyball title here recently. Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and Iris Fletcher, of London, both 17, teamed up to capture the 2018 Beach Canada Cup U-20 event held outdoors at the Ashbridges…

Local team wins bronze medals at the Canada Cup

Five-pin bowling championships held recently in Edmonton EDMONTON, Alta. – A St. Marys team recently won the bronze medals here at the Canada Cup five-pin bowling championships, July 7-8. The five-man local squad consisted of Jase Doucette, his father Rod Doucette, Josh Drinkwalter, his father Jeff Drinkwalter, and Shane King. Altogether, nine co-ed teams competed…

Vet. Purchasing Midgets charge all the way to first

Fastball team had five-game winning streak in July By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls had a very busy and successful month of July. Going into Tuesday’s road game in Byron this week, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad had posted a solid record of 7-2-1 for July, moving the St. Marys team all the…

Part 2 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp . . .

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every year when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp is on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner…

New Hamburg golfer wins Invitation in a playoff

Chad Swartzentruber birdies No. 16 to claim top honours Saturday By Pat Payton There was some ‘high drama’ Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the overall winner of the 2018 Coca-Cola Classic Men’s Invitation after three golfers fired even-par 72s. The par 3 No. 16 hole…