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Joanna Van De Walle Athlete-of-the-Year again

For third straight time at St. Mikes STRATFORD – St. Michael Catholic Secondary School recently announced its Athletes of the Year for 2018-19. St. Marys area resident Joanna Van De Walle, a Warriors’ multi-sport athlete, was named an Athlete-of-the-Year for a third consecutive season. She shared the Senior female award with Elizabeth Drake. The 17-year-old…

Two aces, same hole, same day

Two aces on the same day and same hole at St. Marys Golf & Country Club. Kathy Switzer and Gord Pearson both recorded hole-in-ones on the par 3 No. 2 hole on the same day recently at the St. Marys course. Congratulations to both golfers.  (Contributed photos)

Solid effort propels Juggernauts past Celtics 3-0

Harrison Ritchie scores twice, Evan Doupe shines in net for St. Marys By Pat Payton Both offensively and defensively, it was one of the best 90-minute efforts of the WOSL season to date for the St. Marys Juggernauts. Last Tuesday night at the DCVI pitch, Juggernauts put it all together in a 3-0 Second Division…

Almost 100 golfers take part in Mixed Invitation

Warrens claim ‘C’ Division title Saturday at St. Marys G&CC  Almost 100 golfers competed in sunny conditions, with a little breeze, in the annual Mixed Invitation on Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. The format was the Modified Chapman system. The Chapman system is the name of a two-person team competition for golfers…

St. Marys athletes perform well at Legion meet

District track and field event held recently in Kincardine; 21 represent Branch 236 By Pat Payton KINCARDINE – A large contingent of St. Marys athletes performed well in the Legion’s District ‘C’ track and field meet here Saturday, June 22. Harold Switzer is the St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, track and field chairman.…

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…