News from around St. Marys.

Public assistance requested for two incidences

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County detachment responded to a report of mischief on James Street South in the Town of St. Marys. During the overnight hours of August 29, 2018, unknown suspects entered two pieces of heavy rail road machinery which had been parked on the rail tracks. Employees reported a significant…

Senior Ryder Cup team advances to provincials

St. Marys one of 16 golf teams heading to Saugeen Sept. 14 BARRIE – Playing in swirling winds and eventual torrential rain, St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s Senior Ryder Cup team advanced to the 2018 Senior Ryder Cup championship, placing second out of 14 teams in the Northeast Regional. At beautiful Tangle Creek Golf…

Thorup, Fletcher team up to win national title

Pair has very successful summer in beach volleyball By Pat Payton TORONTO – What a way to end a very successful 2018 season! Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and Iris Fletcher, of London, recently captured the 18-U national beach volleyball title. The Volleyball Canada event was held outdoors here at the Ashbridges facility, Aug. 17-19.…

OHA postpones GOJHL Showcase Sept. 7-9

Lincolns playing two exhibition games against Komoka Kings this weekend By Pat Payton The Independent has learned that the OHA has postponed the annual season-opening GOJHL Showcase. The 2018 event was scheduled to be held in St. Catharines this weekend, Sept. 7-9, but only exhibition games were going to be played. Other years, all teams…

More Junior Club golf winners at St. Marys G&CC

Carter McDougall emerged as the 12-14 age division winner at the recent Junior Club championship at St. Marys G&CC. Carter’s score was 47 over nine holes. (Payton photos) Simon Greig was the 9-11 age division winner (score of 52) in the recent Junior Club championship at St. Marys G&CC. Hayden Wright was the 8-and-under champion…

Bantams finish strong second in year-end tourney

St. Marys Bantam girls fastball team competed in the Huron-Perth Fastball League championship tournament during the weekend of August 10-12 in Foldens and Sweaburg. The team did extremely well to finish in fourth place during the regular schedule in the eight-team league. This team only had six girls available at the Bantam-age level and was…