News from around St. Marys.

Giving is Growing in St. Marys

On Tuesday, November 27th, GivingTuesday will be actively occurring in many places throughout greater St. Marys. GivingTuesday is the global movement that encourages businesses and people to give back to the community in any way they choose following the self-focused interests of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  This philanthropic movement was only locally introduced last…

ANAF Bantams, Firefighter Peewees win tournaments

In Strathroy and Mitchell, respectively, on the Nov. 9-11 weekend By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams brought home the gold medals from the long-running Strathroy OIympics tournament here on the Nov. 9-11 weekend. The tourney has now been held for over 50 years–dating back to the late 1960s. Brandon Boyd’s squad lost…

Thorndale Fire Station receives grant money from Enbridge Inc.

By Nancy Abra Enbridge Inc. who operates the world’s longest crude oil and liquid transportation system, is also Canada’s largest natural gas distribution provider with approx 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. (www.enbridge.com) Enbridge states that they believe in communities and invest in those communities by partnering with organizations that champion…

Lincs Have Power Surge in 3rd, Beat Maroons 7-3

Ton, Butchart and Mazur score two apiece in big road win Sunday By Pat Payton CHATHAM Six third-period goals–including three on powerplays–sparked St. Marys Lincolns to a huge 7-3 victory over the home-town Maroons in front of about 725 spectators here Sunday night at Chatham Memorial Arena. The road win halted an 0-4-1 skid for…

Balanced Lines Key to Frayne Bantams’ Attack

A-E team has five players back from last season By Pat Payton Coach Dale Switzer thinks his three balanced lines will drive the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams’ attack this 2018-19 season. Switzer’s Bantams are off to a strong start this fall. A hard-fought 1-1 tie with Strathroy Jr. Rockets last week improved the Rock’s…

Sr. Salukis basketball action

Sr. Salukis’ guard Abbey Thorup (21) drives hard to the net during a recent H-P quarter-final playoff game against St. Anne’s. Salukis lost a 43-42 heartbreaker to the Huskies in the semi-finals last week at Northwestern. The DCVI Senior girls competed at WOSSAA ‘A’ this week. (Payton photo)

Cates Nets Hat Trick for U-8 Snipers in Road Tie

The cold wintery weather has started and so has the season for the St. Marys U-8 Snipers White ringette team. In Snipers’ first game, they travelled to play the Tillsonburg Twisters. For this young group of girls, some whom have never played before and some have previously played, everyone showed determination and team building along…