News from around St. Marys.

Ethan Aarts 15th at ski Nationals in Gatineau

By Pat Payton GATINEAU – Ethan Aarts, of RR1 Lakeside, finished 15th in his age group at the recent Canadian national Nordic cross-country skiing championships, here Mar. 13-20. The 15-year-old Aarts, a Grade 10 DCVI student, raced in two events at the nationals–the 10k.m. Classic and a 7.5 k.m. Skate race. A total of 220…

ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams are road warriors in SHL final

Rock team wins three times in Strathroy, claims league ‘A’ playoff title By Pat Payton STRATHROY – You could say the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams earned the moniker ‘road warriors’ in the Shamrock League ‘A’ playoff final. Brandon Boyd’s charges won all three games at Strathroy’s Gemini Arena in the series. A 4-1 victory over the…

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees also win SHL titles

By Pat Payton It went the limit, but the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms captured the Shamrock League’s ‘B’ championship last Wednesday night. Matt King’s squad erased an early 1-0 deficit and went on to defeat St. Thomas Jr. Stars 5-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their SHL final series. Three unanswered…

Big trophy haul for Stonetown Karate Centre members

At recent Ilderton Open Karate Challenge By Pat Payton ILDERTON – Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre picked up four firsts, seven seconds and two thirds at the 10th annual Ilderton Open Karate Challenge here recently. It was billed as the ‘Biggest Small Town Tournament’ and held at Oxbow Public School. Leading the way for…

Minor basketball award winners

These Grade 5-6 players were specially honoured during St. Marys minor basketball’s ‘Champions Night’, held recently at DCVI. From left, front row: Griffin McGregor (all-star), Adam Turner (all-star) and Noah Crawford (most improved). Back row: Cyler Pickering (all-star), Trevor Aarts (most improved), Simon Taylor (all-star) and Nate Schiedel (all-star).   (Payton photo)

U-14 Snipers finish ringette season with the bronze

St. Marys U-14 Snipers concluded their WRRL season this past weekend, earning the bronze medals at the Regional ringette championships in Tillsonburg and area. Although, not the colour the Snipers were hoping for, it was nice recognition for their successful season. Jim Burlingham’s Snipers finished their season with a 15-10-1 record, beating or tying all…

Legion Midgets go out with a fight in OMHA final

Team loses Game 3 on home ice 3-2 in OT By Pat Payton The Legion Minor Midgets went out with a fight last Wednesday night at the PRC. Trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five OMHA ‘BB’ final to Lincoln Blades, and down 2-0 going into the third period, Robb McIntosh’s squad battled back to tie it…

SMMHA hosts seven Shamrock all-star games

St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted the 2018-19 Shamrock League all-star games this past Sunday at the PRC. There was a total of seven games played. Below are the players who were selected SHL all-stars and represented their respective SMMHA teams. Two coaching staffs from the SMMHA also participated in Sunday’s games. The All-Ontario champion…