News from around St. Marys.

Medical condition stops Martinez from attending induction

By Pat Payton Just prior to this year’s CBHFM Induction Weekend, the Hall was informed that former Montreal Expos’ star pitcher Pedro Martinez was unable to attend the 2018 event due to a medical condition. “Please accept my sincere apologies for not attending the 2018 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend,” Martinez said in…

Moseby had potent combination of power, speed

Former Jays centrefielder, baseball historian, pitching great inducted into Hall By Pat Payton Lloyd Moseby says most people who know him never call him Lloyd. They call him by his nickname, ‘Shaker.’ He acquired the moniker while playing basketball as a youngster. But Moseby is in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum because…

Pat Payton honoured with OMHA Media Award – Part 2

By Stewart Grant In last week’s Independent, I shared excerpts from my recent conversation with long-time St. Marys sports reporter Pat Payton. Pat was recently recognized by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association as their 2018 George H. Carver Media Award winner. This week is part 2 of my conversation with Pat Payton… Memorable Experiences… “Being…

Oxford 4-H volunteer honoured

By Laura Green It took all 5 grandchildren and grandpa to plant the Oxford 4-H Volunteer Tribute Award for Grandma Katherine Grieve.  An American Sycamore tree was planted at the Embro Pond on Friday June 8- a P.A. Day for Thames Valley District. Katherine’s nominators and Shonna Ward from Oxford 4-H Association enjoyed the morning…

Stonetown Karate Centre members busy, successful

By Pat Payton Busy and successful. That’s how you could describe several martial arts enthusiasts at Stonetown Karate Centre. SKC members recently competed in three out-of-town events, bringing home good results from tournaments in Listowel, Waterloo and Ottawa. Two youngsters from the Karate Centre competed at the Midwestern Ontario Open tourney. Nathan Campbell was in…

London entry win tournament by retrogression

Rotary golf event held last Thursday at St. Marys G&CC The London entry of Paul Noad, Matthew Awad, Brent Costigan and Peter Morrison captured the 2018 St. Marys Rotary Club golf tournament last Thursday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. The Noad team, along with the local team of Stewart Grant, Chris Connolly, Clive…

Offence on fire for Vet. Purchasing Midget girls

A total of 54 runs in last three fastball games By Pat Payton Their offence has been on fire! In the last three games, all convincing victories, the Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Junior girls team has scored a whopping 54 runs. Last Tuesday night at Teddy’s Field, Rob Wiffen’s squad swept a Huron-Perth Fastball League doubleheader–hammering Sweaburg…

Lincolns continue to build with young prospects

Team high on local defenceman Jack Lucas By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are staying true to their word . . . and going young. At a players’ signing session on June 2, Lincs inked their first seven players for the 2018-19 GOJHL season. Forwards Griffin Wilson, Josh Martin and Mason Goldie are 17 years…