What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

2018/19 St. Marys Curling Champions

Wednesday Open League ‘A’ Division Playoffs Derek Shackleton John Heard Jason Skipper Dale Levy League Champions Steven Schwartzentruber Evan Aitcheson Shane Restall Ryan Schwartzentruber ‘B’ Division Playoffs Gary Crowley Alex Robertson Lindsay McLeod Carrie Robertson ‘C’ Division Playoffs Phil Rember Jim McCutcheon Heather Grennis Doug Laycock ‘D’ Division Playoffs Ron Ferguson Steve Elliott John Hopkins…

NHL Playoff Predictions

Lightning team a powerhouse, but Nashville takes the Cup Predictions by Stewart Grant (Publisher, St. Marys Independent) One of my January predictions for 2019 was that a Canadian team would finally hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993. However, much has changed in the three months since that prediction was made. Winnipeg…

Firefighter Peewees enjoy All-Ontario fire truck ride!

The Firefighter Peewees and the coaching staff pose for photos after their All-Ontario victory ride around town Sunday afternoon, courtesy of the St. Marys Fire Department. Dwain Smith’s Peewees defeated Lindsay Muskies three games to one in the best-of-five OMHA ‘BB’ final. It capped a great run by the Firefighters, who went 15-4 in 19…

Ethan Aarts 15th at ski Nationals in Gatineau

By Pat Payton GATINEAU – Ethan Aarts, of RR1 Lakeside, finished 15th in his age group at the recent Canadian national Nordic cross-country skiing championships, here Mar. 13-20. The 15-year-old Aarts, a Grade 10 DCVI student, raced in two events at the nationals–the 10k.m. Classic and a 7.5 k.m. Skate race. A total of 220…

ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams are road warriors in SHL final

Rock team wins three times in Strathroy, claims league ‘A’ playoff title By Pat Payton STRATHROY – You could say the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams earned the moniker ‘road warriors’ in the Shamrock League ‘A’ playoff final. Brandon Boyd’s charges won all three games at Strathroy’s Gemini Arena in the series. A 4-1 victory over the…

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees also win SHL titles

By Pat Payton It went the limit, but the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms captured the Shamrock League’s ‘B’ championship last Wednesday night. Matt King’s squad erased an early 1-0 deficit and went on to defeat St. Thomas Jr. Stars 5-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their SHL final series. Three unanswered…

Big trophy haul for Stonetown Karate Centre members

At recent Ilderton Open Karate Challenge By Pat Payton ILDERTON – Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre picked up four firsts, seven seconds and two thirds at the 10th annual Ilderton Open Karate Challenge here recently. It was billed as the ‘Biggest Small Town Tournament’ and held at Oxbow Public School. Leading the way for…

Minor basketball award winners

These Grade 5-6 players were specially honoured during St. Marys minor basketball’s ‘Champions Night’, held recently at DCVI. From left, front row: Griffin McGregor (all-star), Adam Turner (all-star) and Noah Crawford (most improved). Back row: Cyler Pickering (all-star), Trevor Aarts (most improved), Simon Taylor (all-star) and Nate Schiedel (all-star).   (Payton photo)

U-14 Snipers finish ringette season with the bronze

St. Marys U-14 Snipers concluded their WRRL season this past weekend, earning the bronze medals at the Regional ringette championships in Tillsonburg and area. Although, not the colour the Snipers were hoping for, it was nice recognition for their successful season. Jim Burlingham’s Snipers finished their season with a 15-10-1 record, beating or tying all…