News from around St. Marys.

Big trophy haul for Stonetown Karate members

At Karate Maynia XLII in Kitchener By Pat Payton KITCHENER – It was another productive day for the Stonetown Karate Centre. The event was Karate Maynia XLII, the 42nd annual Canadian Open Martial Arts championships, held at Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 4. Nine SKC competitors collected seven firsts, two seconds, six thirds and…

Jenkins delivers first pitch at museum re-opening

Chatham native enshrined in 10 sports hall of fames in Canada and U.S. By Pat Payton At the recent grand re-opening of the expanded and renovated museum on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame grounds, organizers decided to have ‘a first pitch’ rather than a ribbon-cutting to officially open the impressive facility. The man tossing…

12th Annual Wellspring Golf Tournament

Wellspring Stratford Cancer Support Centre is delighted to announce the 12th annual Wellspring Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, May 31st, 2019 at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club, with a 5 pm shot-gun start. Registration is now open. The cost for registration is $90 which includes a 9-hole Texas Scramble with a cart and…

“Stars on Ice” SOLD OUT!

St. Marys Ford offering free shuttle service With a new location, an engaging host and an all-star special guest, the St. Marys Healthcare Foundation’s June 8th gala will be a memorable night – but time is running out to be a part of this special evening! Even with the increased capacity that comes with hosting…

Smale new Lincs’ Director of Hockey Operations

Jim MacEachern steps down; head coach Trent McClement given additional title By Pat Payton St. Marys native Greg Smale is the new Director of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns. Head coach Trent McClement has also been given more responsibility after being named Vice-President of Hockey Operations. It all…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors open May 14

By Pat Payton After a wet and cool spring, the Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd. Midget-Junior girls fastball team is ready to hit the field for another season. The team, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, kick off their 20-game Huron-Perth League regular schedule next Tuesday, May 14 against Springfield Brewers. The first pitch at Teddy’s…

Annual Blue Jays instructional clinic held Saturday

a Blue Jays’ instructor applauds a youngster as he does stretching exercises Saturday at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s King field. The event was the annual Blue Jays’ instructional clinic, with about 60 young ball players taking part. At left, Harper Murrell, of St. Marys, does a drill during Saturday’s clinic. (Payton photos) About 60…