News from around St. Marys.

McLellan, Bugler earn spot in Canadian pairs event

K-W Optimists slow pitch tournament this weekend By Pat Payton COBOURG – The local team of Jo-Anne Bugler and Larry McLellan competed in the Ontario mixed pairs lawn bowling championships here on the July 14-15 weekend. McLellan and Bugler went 5-1 in the 16-team tournament to finish second overall. They were ranked as the No.…

ANAF golf teams play well at Provincials

By Pat Payton SIMCOE – The two groups from St. Marys ANAF, Unit 265, posted great individual and team results at the Army Navy Air Force (ANAF) Provincial golf tournament here Saturday, July 28 at Lynn Meadows Golf and Country Club. Four plaques–two for individual scores and two for team scores–will hang in the St.…

Striker Fennema powers Juggernauts to 5-2 win

St. Marys maintains hold on top spot in WOSL’s Second Division After a difficult month of July, St. Marys Juggernauts got off to a hot start in August as they hosted Oakridge Attack last Friday at the DCVI pitch. Eager to make up for lost points over the past few WOSL games, Juggernauts dominated from…

Senior Rookie baseball team battles Exeter

Pre-game instructions. Coaches Donna and Dale Levy huddle with the St. Marys Senior Rookie OBA team before a recent baseball game against Exeter Express at the arena diamond. (Payton photo) Shortstop Kolton McAllister throws out an Exeter Express batter at first base during a recent Senior Rookie baseball game at the arena diamond. Looking on…

Melodies at the Museum

Cadzow Park is the perfect venue for the Melodies at the Museum concert series that runs every Wednesday night at 7 pm during the month of August. Big Jon and the Honkin’ Swans, a rhythm and blues band, were the evening’s entertainment at the Melodies at the Museum’s first concert of the season on August…

Thorup, Fletcher capture Canadian title in Toronto

U-20 beach volleyball event held at Ashbridges Bay facility By Pat Payton TORONTO – A couple of local girls won a Canadian beach volleyball title here recently. Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and Iris Fletcher, of London, both 17, teamed up to capture the 2018 Beach Canada Cup U-20 event held outdoors at the Ashbridges…

Local team wins bronze medals at the Canada Cup

Five-pin bowling championships held recently in Edmonton EDMONTON, Alta. – A St. Marys team recently won the bronze medals here at the Canada Cup five-pin bowling championships, July 7-8. The five-man local squad consisted of Jase Doucette, his father Rod Doucette, Josh Drinkwalter, his father Jeff Drinkwalter, and Shane King. Altogether, nine co-ed teams competed…

Vet. Purchasing Midgets charge all the way to first

Fastball team had five-game winning streak in July By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls had a very busy and successful month of July. Going into Tuesday’s road game in Byron this week, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad had posted a solid record of 7-2-1 for July, moving the St. Marys team all the…

Part 2 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp . . .

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every year when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp is on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner…

New Hamburg golfer wins Invitation in a playoff

Chad Swartzentruber birdies No. 16 to claim top honours Saturday By Pat Payton There was some ‘high drama’ Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the overall winner of the 2018 Coca-Cola Classic Men’s Invitation after three golfers fired even-par 72s. The par 3 No. 16 hole…