News from around St. Marys.

Stratford Avon Shrine Club donation

The Stratford Avon Shrine Club recently made a donation to the St. Marys Fire Department. They donated a water gel burn kit to be used on fire victims in an emergency situation to give them some instant relief. The 3 Shriners pictured in the front, from left, are Ron McKnight, Doug Richardson and Bill Porter.…

Exciting year for Hall with Museum expansion

Grand opening planned for spring or summer of 2019 By Pat Payton At the recent Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induction weekend, Chairman of the Board, Adam Stephens, described 2018 as an “extremely exciting year” for the CBHFM. One of the biggest reasons for his enthusiasm is the new expansion of the Hall’s Museum,…

Juggernauts split WOSL pair, but stay on top

Team goal is to advance to First Division next season TILLSONBURG – With St. Marys Juggernauts sitting at the top of the Second Division, the team was looking to put pressure on the other teams fighting for promotion with their latest pair of games, but had to settle for a split–bringing their WOSL record to…

Valcke, Van De Walle share Senior Athlete award

At St. Mikes Catholic secondary school By Pat Payton STRATFORD – Mia Valcke and Joanna Van De Walle, two St. Marys residents, were recently named Senior female Athletes of the Year for 2017-18 here at St. Michael Catholic secondary school. Valcke, 18, caps an outstanding sports career at St. Mikes with the award. She was…

Lincolns’ donation

Former Lincolns’ centre Bob Summers recently donated his 1975-76 green leather hockey jacket to the Lincs’ artifacts committee. One of the team’s leading scorers, Summers played a key role in Lincolns’ march to the All-Ontario championship in the spring of 1976. Some of Summers’ teammates included Terry Warboys, Gerry Seguin, Doug Kennedy, Brian Dundas, Dave…

Ten teams compete in ‘Rusty Spring’ tourney

Ten teams beat the weekend’s heat for a great day of tennis in the St. Marys Social Tennis Club’s annual ‘Rusty Spring’ mixed doubles tournament on Saturday, June 30. A number of new teams and players joined in the fun; alas, the coveted trophy was won by a familiar team: Hithesh Podanolana and Ankit Tiwari,…

Ernie Hardeman named Ontario Agriculture Minister

By RealAgriculture News Team (www.realagriculture.com) Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman has been tapped to lead the agriculture portfolio under Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s new cabinet, unveiled June 29, as Ford took power. Hardeman has held the post previously, serving as minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under then-premier Mike Harris.…

Lincolns have 13 players signed to date

Team dressing room being refurbished this summer By Pat Payton A general manager once said that the process of building a team is simply adding one player at a time. With still over six weeks before the team’s main training camp, St. Marys Lincolns have signed 13 players for the upcoming Greater Ontario Junior Hockey…

Lincs hire another new assistant coach

Caledonia Corvairs take one-year leave of absence By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently announced that they have hired another new assistant coach. He’s Jim Blais, a London resident and experienced coach who has worked in the Jr. ‘C’ ranks with Port Stanley and with London Lakers, a team in the outlaw Greater Metro Jr.…