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Indoor golf simulator coming to St. Marys G&CC

Golf like it’s summer — all year round. The Golf Team at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club is excited to announce they have entered into a lease agreement for an indoor golf simulator for the winter season, 2020-21. The golf simulator is expected to arrive mid-December, and will be available for indoor golfing…

U19 Blue battles Stingers in close match Sunday

By Pat Payton It was a close, fast-paced and hard-checking game from start to finish Sunday morning at the PRC. In a contest that could have gone either way, Stingers went home with a 3-2 mini-league ringette victory over the St. Marys U19 Blue. After Melanie Martin gave Snipers an early 1-0 advantage, Mitchell scored…

St. Marys man earns 2020 coach-of-the-year award

Special Olympics Ontario honours Larry Hitchcock, who has been a volunteer for 15 years By Pat Payton It’s an award Larry Hitchcock certainly wasn’t expecting. The St. Marys resident was recently named by Special Olympics Ontario as one of three coaches-of-the-year for 2020. Hitchcock was nominated for the award by Stratford Special Olympics community co-ordinator…

Golfer Jordan Jarrett named athlete-of-the-week

St. Marys native a Senior student at Ohio’s Wittenberg University By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys native Jordan Jarrett was named the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) athlete-of-the-week. Jarrett, a Senior, is on a NCAA golf scholarship at Wittenberg University, a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Ohio. It has approximately 1,400 full-time students,…

GOJHL asks for permission to have spectators at games

Jr. ‘B’ regular season scheduled to start in less than three weeks By Pat Payton The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) is asking for permission to have spectators in the stands. The GOJHL sent out a recent press release, dated Nov. 1, requesting several “in-arena conditions” as the regular season is now less than…

Lincs sign new forward

Johnny Diver played for Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago By Pat Payton Last week, St. Marys Lincolns’ Director of Hockey Operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signing of a new forward. He’s Johnathan Diver, an 18-year-old from London who played for the London Jr. Knights ‘AA’ Midgets a year ago. However, Diver quickly got…

Second-half surge seals 7-3 win for U14 Green

The U14 Green squad was the dominant team in the second half last Tuesday night at the PRC. Four consecutive goals in the final 15 minutes helped cement a 7-3 Snipers victory over the Exeter/Seaforth Explosion in mini-league ringette play. Abby Martin, Charlee Henderson and Payton Blight fired two goals apiece for St. Marys, with…

Lincs bolster defence with two veteran acquisitions

By Pat Payton The St. Marys Lincolns certainly bolstered their defensive corps recently with two veteran acquisitions. Last week, Director of Hockey Operations/GM Greg Smale got defenceman Thomas Munro’s signature on an OHA form. He was a member of the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) in 2019-20. Munro, who is attending…

Snipers begin mini-league play this past weekend

This past weekend, the St. Marys Snipers returned to Modified Game play as part of their successful application to Stage 3 of Ringette Ontario’s Return to Ringette protocols. Players, coaches and parents were all excited to finally be able to participate in game play. Other associations currently in the SMRA ‘bubble’ of mini-leagues are Exeter/Seaforth…