Brock Chessell honoured as Ontario Mark Maker

Air Canada invites 13-year-old St. Marys resident and his family to Leafs’ game last month By Pat Payton Thanks to Air Canada and the Toronto Maple Leafs, it was a day Brock Chessell and his family will never forget! Air Canada is recognizing youth making a difference in their communities across Canada with a season-long…

Team speed a big asset for Cement ‘BB’ Midgets

By Pat Payton Head coach Brent Rae says speed is a team strength with his Cement ‘BB’ Midgets this season. But his team also showed grit and physical play and got excellent goaltending in a recent 1-1 Shamrock League tie with the visiting Lambeth Lancers. Missing five regulars, the Cement men had just 10 skaters–eight…

Overtime loss leaves Lincs with one-point weekend

No home game Friday; Lincolns play in St. Thomas Sunday night By Pat Payton CHATHAM – St. Marys Lincolns managed to pick up just one point in two Western Conference games this past weekend. Lincs earned a point after losing 3-2 in overtime to the home-town Maroons here Sunday night at Chatham’s Memorial Arena. But…

Lincolns hold Remembrance ceremony last Friday

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns held their annual on-ice Remembrance Day ceremony just prior to last Friday night’s game against Strathroy Rockets. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, colour party consisted of: president Tom Jenkins, Sgt. At Arms Darryl Golz, back-up Sgt. At Arms Ernie Gillham, Veteran Service Officer Bill Taylor, and Tom Leier.…

Sr. boys force St. Mikes to five full sets in semis

Salukis also qualify for WOSSAA ‘A’ this week in London By Pat Payton STRATFORD – The DCVI Senior boys volleyball team was just one set from reaching the championship final at the Huron-Perth Conference playoff tournament here last Tuesday at the Stratford Agri-plex. Facing the perennially-strong Stratford St. Mikes Warriors in the afternoon semi-finals, Steve…

U-16 Snipers compete in ‘Pink the Rink’ tournament

LONDON – St. Marys U-16 Snipers competed in the 39th annual ‘Pink the Rink’ tournament here this past weekend, hosted by the London Lynx Ringette Association. Snipers travelled to Kinsmen Arena, the Flight Exec Centre and Western Fair Sports Complex in their first tournament of the year. The St. Marys girls were eager to hit…

St. Marys Independent visits Kirkton W.I.

A bit of history on the Kirkton’s W.I., by Secretary Orrie Hartwick: The Kirkton Womens Institute was organized in 1902, but after a period of three years, the Group disbanded. In 1908 it was reorganized and has been active ever since. A discussion regarding music in the school at a January Meeting of 1921, resulted…