News from around St. Marys.

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…

Juggernauts return to better form in WOSL action

Looking to reverse a run of poor form that included a 7-1 drubbing against London English in Cup play and a 4-1 league loss to London White Eagles, St. Marys Juggernauts made the long drive down the 401 to face Chatham Storm recently in WOSL Second Division action. A short warm-up, combined with a change…

Brady Wiffen signs with East Coast hockey team

Former Lincolns’ centre joining Reading Royals in Pennsylvania By Pat Payton Brady Wiffen is soon embarking on a new chapter of his life: professional hockey. The former St. Marys Lincolns’ centre and leading scorer, now 25, recently agreed to join the Reading, Penn. Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). For Wiffen, the road…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors finish in first place

With 19-1 record in Huron Perth Fastball League; playoff tourney this weekend By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors wrapped up their Huron Perth Fastball League schedule with two wins in their final three games — played on back-to-back nights. The St. Marys girls, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, were hoping to complete a…