News from around St. Marys.

Lincs kick off pre-season schedule this weekend

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns kick off their four-game, pre-season schedule this weekend with a pair of home games against Midwestern Conference opponents. Lincs host Cambridge Redhawks on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and Stratford Warriors on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Lincolns’ final two pre-season games are the following weekend on the road. They are…

Ten Juniors qualify to play in Florida next July

Chase McDougall, of St. Marys, earns a spot from the boys 10-11 age division By Pat Payton There were only 32 golfers in the field, but 10 of them shot good enough scores to qualify to play in Florida next year. The event was the annual Midwestern Optimist District Junior golf championships, held last Tuesday…

Balanced attack leads U-12 Storm past St. Thomas

Above, from left, Isla Unich, Libby McCurdy and Reagan Jones charge up the field during last Thursday’s game against St. Thomas. The U-12 St. Marys Storm prevailed 6-1 in a well-balanced attack with goals by Natalie Taylor, Reagan Jones, Abby Martin, Carlie Muir, Charlotte Richardson and Rowan Aitken. The Storm are 8-3-1 on the season…

K-W Optimists hold 39th annual co-ed tourney

Long-time participants. Cliff Thomson, left, Don Thomson and umpire Mike Richardson pose for a photo at the K-W Optimists co-ed slow pitch tournament. The Squad emerged as the ‘A’ Division winners. (Payton photo)Trevor Ward slugs a home run for Squirrelly’s Nuts during the 39th annual Kirkton-Woodham Optimists’ co-ed slow pitch tournament this past weekend. Twelve…

Cascades Squirt girls battle the Stratford Flames

Kylie Fifield, of the Cascades Squirts, delivers a strike against the Stratford Flames during Huron Perth Fastball League action last week at Teddy’s Field. Cascades Squirts pitcher Kylie Fifield (24) and catcher Billie Sedley (26) are keen to play the Stratford Flames last week at Teddy’s Field. (Payton photos)Ready to bat against the Stratford Flames…

Organizational structure at Fire Dept. approved

Five Fire Lieutenant positions created On the recommendation of Fire Chief Richard Anderson, Town Council approved a change to the current organizational structure at the Fire Department. The Fire Chief told Council that the staffing ratio of officers to firefighters was identified as unsatisfactory. Under the previous system in 2016, the structure had it that…

Overholt wins 400-metre hurdles at Canadians

St. Marys native also seventh at U-20 Pan American Games in Costa Rica By Pat Payton MONTREAL, Que. – July, 2019 will certainly be a special memory for Brooke Overholt. The 19-year-old St. Marys native won gold in the women’s 400-metre hurdles here at the U-20 Canadian track and field championships, July 25-28. That accomplishment…

Clark competing for university women’s all-stars

Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase this week in Calgary By Pat Payton CALGARY, Alta. – St. Marys native April Clark is one of 21 Canadian university hockey players competing for the U SPORTS women’s all-star team here at Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase this week. It was no surprise the 22-year-old Clark was named to the U…