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Old Guys rally to edge Young Guns in Ryder Cup

Closest competition in 13 years at St. Marys G&CC on the weekend By Stewart Grant It was the closest Ryder Cup in 13 years! The annual inter-club golf challenge between the Young and Old Guys at St. Marys Golf and Country Club took place this past weekend. Inspired by the famous Ryder Cup played between…

Lincs sign five new players at weekend barbecue

New assistant coach with Lincs, in charge of defence, is Cole Stewart By Pat Payton At a team barbecue this past Saturday, St. Marys Lincolns signed five new players for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Four of the five new additions are defencemen, and the other incoming Lincoln is a goaltender…

Parks Lawn Bowling Club receives Horizons grant

MP Nater, Mayor Strathdee on hand for cheque presentation Saturday By Pat Payton The Parks Lawn Bowling Club of St. Marys accepted a cheque for $24,000 from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program last Saturday morning. Making the cheque presentation was Perth-Wellington MP John Nater. Accepting on behalf of the club were…

Four SKC members make 2019 Team Canada roster

And three are Canadian champions in their divisions; Worlds are in Niagara Falls, N.Y. By Pat Payton GATINEAU, Que. – Canadian champions and members of the 2019 Team Canada squad! It doesn’t get much better than that, unless you win a WKC World medal. And four members of the Stonetown Karate Centre will get that…

Aarts qualifies for two running events at OFSAA

DCVI Junior boy will compete in both 1,500 and 3,000-metre races this weekend By Pat Payton CAMBRIDGE – Ethan Aarts says a personal goal is a top-10 finish in both the Junior boys’ 1,500 and 3,000-metre races this coming weekend at the OFSAA track and field championships at the University of Guelph. The DCVI distance…

Saluki teams shine at Ultimate frisbee tournament

‘A’ squad dethrones five-time defending champs from Guelph STRATHROY – On Tuesday, May 28th, in very wet and muddy conditions, the St. Marys DCVI ultimate frisbee teams competed here at the OFSAA West regional tournament. The tournament featured 24 teams, with 192 games played on 11 fields. The DCVI ‘B’ team, comprised mostly of first-year…

Memorable minor hockey night for Hodkinson family

John wins Pethick Memorial award; son Ryan named top OMHA player in SMMHA By Pat Payton It was definitely a night to remember for John and Jessica Hodkinson and their family last Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion. Ryan Hodkinson received the Bob Searles Award for most outstanding OMHA player in the St. Marys…

Hubbard Bantams take home three major awards

At St. Marys minor hockey’s year-end banquet last Tuesday at the Legion By Pat Payton There were four major awards presented to OWHA players in the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association last Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion. And three of them went to members of the Hubbard Pharmacy ‘B’ Bantam girls team. Hard-working…

Fast start for Juggernauts in WOSL home opener

Striker Kyle Fennema sparks offence with first-half hat trick By Pat Payton A quick start and striker Kyle Fennema’s hot shooting were the keys for St. Marys Juggernauts in their WOSL Second Division home opener last Friday night at the DCVI pitch. Powered by Fennema’s three first-half goals, and strong team defence for the full…

Thorup on bronze medal-winning volleyball team

DCVI athlete competing in events in Mexico, Thailand nexth month By Pat Payton June will be quite a month for Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, as she competes in world-class beach volleyball events in Mexico and Thailand. Volleyball Canada recently nominated the DCVI athlete to attend a NORCECA event in Mexico. It runs from June…