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Mitch Watt competing at OFSAA in Whitby

By Pat Payton WHITBY – St. Marys DCVI student Mitch Watt is competing at the 2018 OFSAA golf championships here this week. The three-day event is being held at The Royal Ashburn golf club in Durham region. After a practice round Tuesday, Round 1 is Wednesday and Round 2 Thursday. “The course has a lot…

Senior girls start strong with 3-1 record

Three fifth-year players have been the team’s leaders By Pat Payton The St. Marys DCVI Senior girls basketball team is off to a strong start in Huron-Perth Conference action. After games last week, the Sr. Salukis sit with a 3-1 won-loss record–good for a third-place tie with Goderich Vikings in the H-P standings. Salukis, who…

Butchart named Lincolns’ player-of-the-month

Talented centreman now third in Western Conference scoring By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s home game, Blair Butchart was named St. Marys Lincolns’ player-of-the-month for September and received a plaque from team official Bill Lowe. The talented centreman had one goal and nine assists in seven games last month. After a six-point night…

Scoring by committee for 2018-19 ANAF Bantams

Head coach Brandon Boyd has five returning players By Pat Payton Head coach Brandon Boyd hopes all members of his ANAF Unit 265 Bantams will contribute to the team’s offensive production this 2018-19 season. “I think goal scoring is going to be by committee,” Boyd said in a recent interview with the Independent. “With our…

Candidates night in St. Marys

By Chet Greason With the municipal election looming on Oct. 22, local candidates have been reaching out to voters in hopes of getting their messages heard. The St. Marys Independent has already run bios for all 11 candidates vying for the six seats on Town Council. Those bios can be seen in last week’s edition…

Lincolns take down Flyers last Friday night

But fall to Komoka Kings on Saturday By Stewart Grant For “Education Night” last Friday, the St. Marys Lincolns played in front of their largest crowd of the season (565 fans) and put forth a fantastic effort, beating the Leamington Flyers by a score of 4-2. For Leamington, it was only their second regulation-time loss…

DCVI nets two intermediate soccer titles

Girls soccer report (submitted by coach Cara Fraser)                 The Intermediate Girls Soccer Team dominated the field last Thursday during their tournament at Little Falls. They showed hard work, enthusiasm and teamwork during the round robin games (against Stratford Central B and Northwestern), pushing them right into the…