News from around St. Marys.

Champions Night at DCVI

Minor basketball official Gregg Blackler, left, presents Matthew Gwyn with a volunteer award at the recent ‘Champions Night’ at DCVI. This is the 14th year that minor basketball finished up its season with a final night of games.  (Payton photo)

Firefighters defeat Lindsay, capture OMHA title

Peewee Rock team goes 15-4 in provincial playoff march By Pat Payton LINDSAY – Last season, St. Marys Firefighter Peewees reached the OMHA ‘BB’ final and lost to Napanee Stars. This year, the goal was to hoist the provincial championship trophy and Dwain Smith’s Rock team did just that here Sunday afternoon. A 4-2 victory…

Legion Minor Midgets lose first two games to Blades

Game 3 of best-of-five final Wednesday night at the PRC By Pat Payton LINCOLN – The Legion Minor Midgets are finding it difficult to score goals against the Lincoln Blades. Here Sunday afternoon, the Rock dropped a 3-0 decision and now trail the best-of-five OMHA ‘BB’ final two games to none. Game 3 is Wednesday…

St. Marys girls help Mitchell U-19A team strike gold

(With files from the Mitchell Advocate newspaper) NORTH BAY – The Mitchell Excalibur Insurance U-19A ringette team went undefeated to win the McCarthy Division (lower tier of seven teams) of the provincial championships here on the March 14-17 weekend. League rival Forest won the Jacks Division (top tier, also with seven teams) with an overtime…

2019 Provincial Ringette Championships held in North Bay

“Homecoming!” was the slogan of the 2019 Provincial Ringette Championships held recently in their ancestral home of North Bay. The city’s Parks and Recreation Director Sam Jacks invented the on-ice sport for girls back in 1963. Over 1,000 young female athletes participated in this year’s championship – including close to a dozen St. Marys and…

U-14 Snipers prepare for WRRL Regionals

St. Marys U-14 Snipers have had a busy three weeks preparing for their upcoming WRRL Regionals taking place this coming weekend. Tillsonburg is the official host for the tournament, but games will also be played in Delhi and Thamesford. The Snipers’ last league game was Feb. 28, and coach Jim Burlingham has been busy running…

Results from Paint the Town Red!

Local businesses help United Way cloase the gap St. Marys, ON – United Way Perth Huron (UWPH) celebrated #LocalLove, February 14-17, by helping St. Marys merchants Paint the Town Red (PTTR). “St. Marys merchants ended up raising $917 as part of PTTR,” Kim Ross Jones, St.Marys Community Committee volunteer added. “That money helps United Way support…