News from around St. Marys.

London entry win tournament by retrogression

The London entry of Paul Noad, Matthew Awad, Brent Costigan and Peter Morrison captured the 2018 St. Marys Rotary Calub 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 Slade and Ian Boyd, both finished with 10-under-par scores of…

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…

Wheeling towards September 15th Ride for Epilepsy

Family event includes dirt bike instruction for kids 6-12 By Stewart Grant Those watching this year’s Canada Day Parade will notice a team of motorcycles supporting the “Ride for Epilepsy”, a family-oriented fundraising event planned for this September 15th in St. Marys. The chairman of the Ride for Epilepsy is Phil Coghlin, a member of…

Independent columnist publishes third book

New publication seeks to inspire and encourage faiths of all kinds By Chet Greason Local columnist, writer, minister, and poet Ione Grover has published her third book. Entitled No Matter What Happens: Discovering Your Own Authentic, Resilient Faith, the text is actually a collection of thirty notable articles from Grover’s column Street Level Faith, which…

Colin Hood award winners

By Pat Payton Three prestigious OFSAA Colin Hood Awards were presented at last Wednesday night’s DCVI athletic social. The recipients were graduating Saluki athletes Jayden Aylward (MVP) and Becky Knarr (sportsmanship), and DCVI teacher-coach Ruthann Waldick. The criteria for the Colin Hood Award states: “A person who is committed to the success of the school…

Scheele, Moore share Graduating Athlete Award

DCVI athletic awards social held last week By Pat Payton They’re two athletes who excelled in quite different ways at St. Marys DCVI. Maia Moore and Marcel Scheele were named co-winners of the prestigious Graduating Athlete Award last Wednesday night at the school’s annual athletic awards social. “That’s why it was so hard to choose…

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…