News from around St. Marys.

Thorup, Fletcher second in Canadian U-21 trials

Pair might get a chance to compete in beach volleyball Worlds in June TORONTO – Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and her playing partner Iris Fletcher, of London, recently competed in the Volleyball Canada U-21 Beach Volleyball World championship trials here at Beach High Performance Centre in Downsview Park. The local pair finished second. The…

Two firsts for Jalyne Lorentz at Power Nationals

Martial Arts Challenge held in London By Pat Payton LONDON – For a relatively small group of competitors, it was a good showing by the Stonetown Karate Centre. The recent event was the Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at Carling Heights Community Centre. SKC members picked up three firsts, a second, and four thirds…

Local League all-stars compete in Point Edward

Local League all-star games were recently held in Point Edward. These four SMMHA players were members of the victorious Team East Atom squad. From left: Mac Hern and Luke Richardson of the Bickell Built Homes Atoms, and Grayson Gerber and Zach Matheson of the Nicholson Concrete Atoms. James Buckland, of the Ashton Tire Bantams, played…

Sedley selected by OHL’s Attack

By Pat Payton It was an exciting time for a St. Marys family this past weekend. Sam Sedley, a 15-year-old Stonetown native, was selected in the fourth round, 70th overall, by the Owen Sound Attack in Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League priority draft. The right-shooting defenceman had eight goals, 24 points and 58 penalty minutes in…

Kin Canada Novices reach quarters at Provincials

By Pat Payton TORONTO – Coach Ray Cousineau was proud of his Kin Canada Novice ‘C’ girls and their performance here at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) Provincials this past weekend. After winning twice and tying another, the Novice Rock was sidelined in the quarter-finals Saturday night after a 6-0 loss to Smith Falls…

2018/19 St. Marys Curling Champions

Wednesday Open League ‘A’ Division Playoffs Derek Shackleton John Heard Jason Skipper Dale Levy League Champions Steven Schwartzentruber Evan Aitcheson Shane Restall Ryan Schwartzentruber ‘B’ Division Playoffs Gary Crowley Alex Robertson Lindsay McLeod Carrie Robertson ‘C’ Division Playoffs Phil Rember Jim McCutcheon Heather Grennis Doug Laycock ‘D’ Division Playoffs Ron Ferguson Steve Elliott John Hopkins…

Chamber Growing St. Marys Presence

Next Event Comes to Town April 17th On Wednesday, April 17th the St. Marys Buick GMC Dealership will host the next Business After 5 networking event for the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce. The BA5 events are held once per month, and offer an opportunity to network with business people in the community.  Admittance…

NHL Playoff Predictions

Lightning team a powerhouse, but Nashville takes the Cup Predictions by Stewart Grant (Publisher, St. Marys Independent) One of my January predictions for 2019 was that a Canadian team would finally hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993. However, much has changed in the three months since that prediction was made. Winnipeg…