News from around St. Marys.

Legion Midgets display gritty effort in Game 6

Now meet Owen Sound in Tri-County playoffs By Pat Payton It was a gritty effort by the Legion Minor Midgets last Sunday night at the PRC. Due to injuries, illness and vacation, Owen Penney’s squad faced the Mooretown Jr. Flags with just 12 skaters in Game 6 of their best-of-seven OMHA ‘BB’ semi-final series. The…

Hope for Haiti charity bonspiel held last Saturday

The 14th annual Meridian Hope for Haiti bonspiel took place at the Lind Sportsplex last Saturday, Feb. 17. Approximately 100 people enjoyed this charity event in support of Hope for Haiti projects. Sixty-four curlers participated in this fun-filled day as family and friends cheered on. The main projects this year are continued funding for the…

Twenty-seven Salukis qualify for OFSAA

Ethan Aarts, Joe Hutton win their WOSSAA races DUNTROON – The DCVI ski team laid their lungs on the line here Feb. 12 at the WOSSAA Nordic ski championships at Highlands Nordic. Most athletes agreed that the first 1.5 k.m. uphill portion was challenging, but allowed for an easier second half of the course. Hazel…

Lincs finish schedule with busy stretch

By Pat Payton It’s going to be a photo finish in the GOJHL’s Western Conference. Three teams–including the St. Marys Lincolns–are fighting for two playoff spots . . . and one won’t make it. After league action Monday, Feb. 19 (Family Day), Komoka Kings (11-29-4-3) have 29 points, Strathroy Rockets (11-31-2-4) have 28 points and…

G&CC Atoms advance to provincial semi-finals

Rock sidelines Devils, will now meet NOTL Wolves By Pat Payton Offence wins games and defence wins championships, the old adage says. The Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms earned a berth in the provincial semi-finals with a pair of strong defensive efforts this past weekend. At the PRC Sunday, Dan Schiedel’s squad skated to…

Firefighter Peewees win 6-1, sweep Thunder

Advance to meet Pelham Panthers in OMHA semi-finals By Pat Payton It’s on to Pelham for the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees. On Monday night at the PRC, Dwain Smith’s squad completed a three-game sweep of their best-of-five OMHA quarter-final playoff series with a 6-1 victory over the Caledonia Thunder. Caledonia is a good team, but St.…

Winter Magic: Snowy Owls

By Jennifer Thorpe Many birders around Perth County have had the pleasure of observing these giant beauties in farm fields, along fence lines and on the tops of hydro poles just west of our county line.  This week’s photos are courtesy of Kim Bailey who has been observing them here over the past six years,…