St. Marys man earns 2020 coach-of-the-year award

Special Olympics Ontario honours Larry Hitchcock, who has been a volunteer for 15 years By Pat Payton It’s an award Larry Hitchcock certainly wasn’t expecting. The St. Marys resident was recently named by Special Olympics Ontario as one of three coaches-of-the-year for 2020. Hitchcock was nominated for the award by Stratford Special Olympics community co-ordinator…

Golfer Jordan Jarrett named athlete-of-the-week

St. Marys native a Senior student at Ohio’s Wittenberg University By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys native Jordan Jarrett was named the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) athlete-of-the-week. Jarrett, a Senior, is on a NCAA golf scholarship at Wittenberg University, a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Ohio. It has approximately 1,400 full-time students,…

GOJHL asks for permission to have spectators at games

Jr. ‘B’ regular season scheduled to start in less than three weeks By Pat Payton The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) is asking for permission to have spectators in the stands. The GOJHL sent out a recent press release, dated Nov. 1, requesting several “in-arena conditions” as the regular season is now less than…

Lincs sign new forward

Johnny Diver played for Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys Lincolns’ Director of Hockey Operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signing of a new forward. He’s Johnathan Diver, an 18-year-old from London who played for the London Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago. However, Diver quickly got…

Second-half surge seals 7-3 win for U14 Green

The U14 Green squad was the dominant team in the second half last Tuesday night at the PRC. Four consecutive goals in the final 15 minutes helped cement a 7-3 Snipers victory over the Exeter/Seaforth Explosion in mini-league ringette play. Abby Martin, Charlee Henderson and Payton Blight fired two goals apiece for St. Marys, with…