News from around St. Marys.

Mitch Watt leads Sr. Salukis to first H-P victory

DCVI girls volleyball teams open league schedules with two wins By Pat Payton STRATFORD – In a gym that’s historically not been easy for visiting teams to win in over the years, Mitch Watt’s 25 points powered the DCVI Senior boys basketball team to a 46-43 overtime victory over the Central Rams here last Wednesday.…

Lagace, Pfaff qualify for WOSSAA swimming

Congratulations to the DCVI swim team for all their success at the Perth Invitational meet last Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the PRC pool. First-place honours go to Eric Lagace in the 100-metre freestyle and the 200m freestyle, and special congratulations to rookie Jake Pfaff who placed first in the 100m IM (individual medley) and second…

Lincs working hard, but no points to show for it

St. Marys slips further into the basement after three close weekend losses By Pat Payton CHATHAM – The effort is there, unfortunately St. Marys Lincolns aren’t getting rewarded for the work they are putting in–game after game. This past weekend, Lincs lost a trio of GOJHL games–all by a margin of two goals–and they continue…

Three Lincolns headed to Top Prospects games

By Pat Payton WATERLOO – The Independent has learned that three members of the St. Marys Lincolns will play in the two GOJHL Top Prospects Games slated for Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Waterloo Rec. Memorial Complex. The Future Stars game features the best 16-year-olds in the GOJHL, and Lincs’ forwards Carter Schoonderwoerd and Quinton…

The Life of an Active Volunteer

By Christopher Swarthout In 2007, I was lucky enough to join a great group of people called the St. Marys Kinsmen Club. I do believe it was a life-long friend of mine, Ryan Harris, who approached me to “come out to a meeting to see if you like it.”  Well, I happened to love it.…

Close vote for cannabis stores

Not only did people vote but many had strong comments whether or not they wanted cannabis store(s) in town. Some voted with a ‘please” for the Yes vote and we had some “no way” on the No side. But in the end 87 people voted with 52% voting ‘No” and 48% voting “Yes”. It will…

Busy night at PRC Monday for SMMHA teams

Hubbard Bantam girls extend first-place lead in LLFHL By Pat Payton It was a very busy night at the PRC on Monday (Dec. 10) as St. Marys minor hockey teams hosted a total of six games. SMMHA teams won two, tied two and lost two. The two winning teams were the Hubbard Pharmacy Bantam ‘B’…