News from around St. Marys.

Frayne Bantams, Cougars go to sixth and deciding game

By Pat Payton MT. BRYDGES – A sixth and deciding game was needed here on Tuesday night between the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams and the home-town Cougars. (The result was after this week’s Independent press deadline). In Game 5 Saturday night at the PRC, Cougars tied the six-point OMHA playoff series at five points…

St. Marys Station Gallery presents STONE

Photographs With Poetry from the Poetry Circle and Photography Club of St Marys By Jennifer Thorpe When Cameron Porteous invited members of local photography club St. Marys Clicks to submit black and white photos based on the word “Stone,” he wasn’t sure what to expect.  When the photographers submitted 150 photos, he knew his work…

UTRCA under fire over budget

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) have proposed a new budget going from $20 million to $24 million by the year 2020 and this has some municipalities objecting. At the last UTRCA meeting, Mayor Al Strathdee along with Perth South Mayor Bob Wilhelm, Perth South Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Rebecca Clothier and Board rep Tony Jackson…

U-14 Snipers lose lead in Guelph

GUELPH – After a couple weeks without a game, St. Marys U-14 Snipers returned to action this past weekend as the Snipers travelled to the University of Guelph to take on the Predators. Both teams entered the contest with 3-2-1 records in the second half of the ringette season. Olivia Nugent opened the scoring three…

Salukis enjoy great day at H-P Nordic ski meet

WOSSAA was scheduled for Tuesday at Highlands By Pat Payton DUNTROON – St. Marys DCVI Salukis enjoyed a great day at the Huron-Perth Nordic cross-country skiing championships here last Monday, Feb. 11 at the Highlands Nordic Centre (south of Collingwood). Salukis picked up two individual firsts, two seconds, and had numerous top-10 finishes. DCVI also…

Senior girls earn spot in H-P volleyball final

WOSSAA ‘A’ tournament this week in Dorchester By Pat Payton Abbey Thorup led the way and her DCVI teammates followed in the Huron-Perth League Senior girls volleyball playoff tournament last Thursday at DCVI. Thorup and the Salukis won all six of their sets to earn a spot in the H-P final against rival St. Michael…

Frayne Bantams grab 2-0 lead on feisty Cougars

First two games in OMHA series decided by a goal By Pat Payton MT. BRYDGES – The Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams took a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five, second-round OMHA playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the home-town Cougars here Saturday afternoon. After Cougars opened the scoring, Rock centre Jake Pfaff tied…