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Two firsts for Jalyne Lorentz at Power Nationals

Martial Arts Challenge held in London By Pat Payton LONDON – For a relatively small group of competitors, it was a good showing by the Stonetown Karate Centre. The recent event was the Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at Carling Heights Community Centre. SKC members picked up three firsts, a second, and four thirds…

Local League all-stars compete in Point Edward

Local League all-star games were recently held in Point Edward. These four SMMHA players were members of the victorious Team East Atom squad. From left: Mac Hern and Luke Richardson of the Bickell Built Homes Atoms, and Grayson Gerber and Zach Matheson of the Nicholson Concrete Atoms. James Buckland, of the Ashton Tire Bantams, played…

Sedley selected by OHL’s Attack

By Pat Payton It was an exciting time for a St. Marys family this past weekend. Sam Sedley, a 15-year-old Stonetown native, was selected in the fourth round, 70th overall, by the Owen Sound Attack in Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League priority draft. The right-shooting defenceman had eight goals, 24 points and 58 penalty minutes in…

Kin Canada Novices reach quarters at Provincials

By Pat Payton TORONTO – Coach Ray Cousineau was proud of his Kin Canada Novice ‘C’ girls and their performance here at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) Provincials this past weekend. After winning twice and tying another, the Novice Rock was sidelined in the quarter-finals Saturday night after a 6-0 loss to Smith Falls…

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…