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Fifteen teams compete in Mixed Pairs tournament

Fifteen teams competed in ideal weather conditions in the McDonald’s Independent Grocer Mixed Pairs tournament last Thursday at the Parks Lawn Bowling Club. First place went to the duo of Everett Zwiers, of Lambeth, and Marilyn Lancaster, of London, with a final tally of three wins, plus 45. Second place went to the entry of…

Overholt named to national U-20 track & field team

Thorup, Fletcher reach final 24 at World U-21 beach volleyball championships By Pat Payton It was “pretty amazing news” for Brooke Overholt, her former Stratford St. Mikes coach Mark Dewan e-mailed to the Independent recently. The Warriors’ track and field Alumnus has been named to the Canadian national team for the upcoming 2019 Pan American…

Local bowlers win silver in five-pin championships

At Special Olympics Provincials in Oshawa OSHAWA – The 2019 Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) Provincial 5-pin bowling championships were held here June 6-7 and five local athletes came home with medals. SOO Stratford & Area sent Leah Akroyd-Snider, Skyler Fahey, Mike Hitchcock, of St. Marys, Tiffany Keller and Norm Schenck to the Provincials. Mike’s dad…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors boost record to 9-0

Fastball team faces strong pitching from Listowel in 8-7 home-field win By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors continue to chalk up wins in Huron-Perth Fastball League action. The team had its stiffest test to date last Tuesday night at Teddy’s Field in an 8-7 victory over Listowel. The game was tied on three separate…

Juggernauts split WOSL pair with the Falcons

Kyle Fennema scores three in comeback 4-3 win last Tuesday at home St. Marys Juggernauts played a home-and-home Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) Second Division series with rival Taxandria Falcons last week. On Tuesday, June 18 at the DCVI pitch, Juggernauts came out “flat as a pancake,” coach Wayne Murray remarked. Taxandria opened the scoring…

2018-19 team MVP, sportsmanship award winners

By Pat Payton The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on all DCVI school sports teams for the 2018-19 season. The annual DCVI athletic awards social was held June 11 at the collegiate. Golf – Mitch Watt, MVP (for the second straight year). Tennis – Kyle Gardner, MVP; RJ Massey, sportsmanship.…

SMMHA executive in place for 2019-20 season

Kristene McCurdy returns for a second term as minor hockey president By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association held its Annual General Meeting early last month at the PRC. Kristene McCurdy returns for a second term as SMMHA president. Other members of the 2019-20 executive are as follows: First vice-president Mark Brintnell, Second vice-president Erica…

Hillers had big impact on Rob Thomson’s career

Sarnia native one of four Canadians inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame Saturday By Pat Payton As a baseball player in his early 20s, playing for the Stratford Hillers organization and living in the Festival City had a big impact on Rob Thomson. It had such an influence on his life that the Major League…

Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction notebook:

By Pat Payton On Saturday, Sportsnet’s broadcaster Hazel Mae noted that she was the first female MC in the history of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum inductions. –At Saturday’s induction ceremony, retired St. Marys lawyer Bob Stephens and London lawyer Tony Little were specially honoured with the Randy Echlin Lifetime volunteer award for…