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Dunny’s Atoms earn spot in semi-finals

Eliminate Jr. Rockets in four games, now meet Lincoln By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms advanced to the provincial semi-finals here last Friday night, skating to a 5-2 victory over the Jr. Rockets. The win gave Sean Porter’s squad the best-of-five OMHA quarter-final series three games to one. It…

Lincs end final week with four straight losses

St. Marys will miss Western Conference playoffs By Pat Payton ST. THOMAS – St. Marys Lincolns’ turbulent 2017-18 season came to a end here Sunday night. Lincs lost their fourth consecutive game–in a five-day stretch–a 9-2 decision to the home-town Stars. Lincs were officially eliminated from the Western Conference playoffs Saturday night when they lost…

Senior girls volleyball team repeats as WOSSAA champs

OFSAA Mar. 5-7 in Windsor LONDON – The DCVI Senior girls volleyball team earned their second WOSSAA ‘A’ championship in as many years last week by defeating teams from Woodstock Collegiate Institute and London District Christian Secondary School. Salukis had their hands full in the semi-final against Woodstock C.I. as the two teams traded sets.…

Record season for DCVI skiers at OFSAA

Two gold medals and a silver in high school division SUDBURY – The DCVI Nordic ski team took to the trails for the last time this season at the OFSAA Nordic Ski championships held here last week at Laurentian University. Despite the trying weather experienced in the sunny south, DCVI athletes concluded that even though…

St. Marys Heritage Fair awards

The annual awards were presented at the St. Marys Heritage Fair, Friday evening, February 23, at the Community Centre. The recipients were property owners who opened their private homes to the public for Doors Open 2017. From left to right: Deputy Mayor Jim Craigmile; Patrick Ng and Paul King, owners of 109 Wellington Street North;…

The price we pay for a cup of coffee

Local roaster returns from trip exploring coffee cultivation in Guatemala By Chet Greason A local business owner has recently returned from Guatemala where she observed firsthand the way farmers there grow and prepare coffee beans, as well as the positive effects that sustainable trade and growing techniques have had on the local population. When Emily…

Dunny’s Atoms take commanding series lead

By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms took a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five OMHA quarter-final playoff series with Strathroy Jr. Rockets here last Friday night. A 2-1 victory left Sean Porter’s squad just one win from advancing to the provincial semi-finals. Game 3 was Wednesday, Feb. 21 in…

Legion Midgets display gritty effort in Game 6

Now meet Owen Sound in Tri-County playoffs By Pat Payton It was a gritty effort by the Legion Minor Midgets last Sunday night at the PRC. Due to injuries, illness and vacation, Owen Penney’s squad faced the Mooretown Jr. Flags with just 12 skaters in Game 6 of their best-of-seven OMHA ‘BB’ semi-final series. The…

Hope for Haiti charity bonspiel held last Saturday

The 14th annual Meridian Hope for Haiti bonspiel took place at the Lind Sportsplex last Saturday, Feb. 17. Approximately 100 people enjoyed this charity event in support of Hope for Haiti projects. Sixty-four curlers participated in this fun-filled day as family and friends cheered on. The main projects this year are continued funding for the…