News from around St. Marys.

Lady Schleprocks win openers, move into top spot

The Stonetown Lady Schleprocks kicked off the 2020 basketball campaign with a pair of impressive victories at DCVI on Sunday, Feb. 23 to move into first place as the Huron-Perth League kicked off its season. In addition to St. Marys, Mitchell, Goderich and Kincardine teams took part in a series of games that day. The…

Curtin outstanding as Lincs take first two games

St. Marys goalie posts back-to-back shutouts as Lincolns win 2-0 and 4-0 By Pat Payton STRATHROY – Fifty-eight saves and 120 shutout minutes. That’s what goalie Kyle Curtin gave the St. Marys Lincolns in the first two games of their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final playoff series with Strathroy Rockets. Forty-one stops by Curtin here Saturday…

Coaches, GMs, scouts big reason for 30-win season

By Pat Payton It’s worth repeating. St. Marys Lincolns achieved a 30-win season in 2019-20, the 10th time in the team’s storied history that the Lincs have finished with 30 wins or more in the regular schedule. It’s also the first time in 10 full seasons that the Lincolns won 30 games in a season.…

Big second effort by Legion Midgets in Game 2

Team plays best game of the season at home last Thursday against Rockets By Pat Payton The coaching staff said the Legion A-E Midgets may have played their best all-round game of the season to date last Thursday night at the PRC. After losing the series opener 7-0 in Strathroy, Bob Davis’s squad bounced back…

ABS Tracs Bantams zap Tillsonburg Lightning 1-0

Hubbard Midgets split pair with Huron Heat in OWHA playoffs By Pat Payton A first-period goal by ABS Tracs Bantams centre Ava Ansley stood up as the game winner in a 1-0 victory over the Tillsonburg Lightning last Monday, Feb. 24 at the PRC. Ansley beat the Tillsonburg goalie with a nice wrist shot to…

G&CC Atoms outlast the Irish 6-5 in Lucan Saturday

Firefighter Peewees earn 1-1 tie in Strathroy with just 10 skaters By Pat Payton LUCAN – Forwards Ben Ewing and Harper Murrell fired two goals apiece as the Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms outlasted the home-town Irish 6-5 here Saturday afternoon. It was a must win for Dan Murrell’s squad, who evened their Shamrock…

The Mural news this week

The big buzz on social media this week was about the mural in the downtown. We asked the Town to clarify the situation and Brent Kittmer supplied us with the following: “Council and staff are aware of the public concern regarding an order to comply that has been laid for a mural in the Downtown…

St. Marys 2020 Property Tax and Municipal Budget draft

By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During the St. Marys Town council meeting of February 25, 2020, Director of Finance Andre Morin presented the 2020 draft budget. Taking nearly nine months of analysis and planning, the 2020 proposed budget is, speaking generally, a positive one. In anticipation of public input, Mayor Strathdee and Councillors…