News from around St. Marys.

Overholt wins 400-metre hurdles at Canadians

St. Marys native also seventh at U-20 Pan American Games in Costa Rica By Pat Payton MONTREAL, Que. – July, 2019 will certainly be a special memory for Brooke Overholt. The 19-year-old St. Marys native won gold in the women’s 400-metre hurdles here at the U-20 Canadian track and field championships, July 25-28. That accomplishment…

Clark competing for university women’s all-stars

Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase this week in Calgary By Pat Payton CALGARY, Alta. – St. Marys native April Clark is one of 21 Canadian university hockey players competing for the U SPORTS women’s all-star team here at Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase this week. It was no surprise the 22-year-old Clark was named to the U…

Juggernauts return to better form in WOSL action

Looking to reverse a run of poor form that included a 7-1 drubbing against London English in Cup play and a 4-1 league loss to London White Eagles, St. Marys Juggernauts made the long drive down the 401 to face Chatham Storm recently in WOSL Second Division action. A short warm-up, combined with a change…

Brady Wiffen signs with East Coast hockey team

Former Lincolns’ centre joining Reading Royals in Pennsylvania By Pat Payton Brady Wiffen is soon embarking on a new chapter of his life: professional hockey. The former St. Marys Lincolns’ centre and leading scorer, now 25, recently agreed to join the Reading, Penn. Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). For Wiffen, the road…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors finish in first place

With 19-1 record in Huron Perth Fastball League; playoff tourney this weekend By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors wrapped up their Huron Perth Fastball League schedule with two wins in their final three games — played on back-to-back nights. The St. Marys girls, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, were hoping to complete a…

Lincolns’ training camp starts next Wednesday

First pre-season games at home on Aug. 17 and 18 By Pat Payton Believe it or not, the hockey season is almost here again. St. Marys Lincolns open their 2019-20 main training camp next Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the PRC, with about 40 skaters hitting the ice at 8 p.m. Another on-ice workout is scheduled…

‘Good Neighbour Project’ celebrates 25 years

By Nancy Abra The ‘Good Neighbour Project’ is a community project that reaches  far beyond the local community, county, province and even Canada. It is part of the ‘Canadian Foodgrains Bank’, which is a Christian-based charitable organization that facilitates the collection and distribution of cash, grain and other agricultural commodities to the world’s hungry through…

Rare Designer Drug Seized by Stratford Police

On March 21, 2019 the Stratford Police Service concluded an investigation in which over        $157,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized and several individuals were arrested. As part of the investigation, the Stratford Police sent the seized drugs to Health Canada, Drug Analysis Service, for analysis. On July 22, 2019 a report…