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Minor soccer ready to kick off 2019 season

St. Marys Association always looking for volunteers By Pat Payton St. Marys and Area minor soccer is ready to kick into full swing in the next few weeks after completing their registration process earlier this week. “What’s exciting about minor soccer is that we’ve had a resurgence of volunteers and interest,” association president Chris Gwyn…

Local players win awards at Aces’ hockey banquet

Rylee Nethercott was named top defensive player on the Peewee BBs. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Eve Greig was selected top offensive player on the Bantam ‘BB’ squad. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Kiara McGregor was chosen top offensive player on the Peewee…

Local goalie Bentley on Provincial gold champion

Goalie Rachael Bentley and her London Devilette Jr. PWHL teammates won gold at the Provincials in Mississauga on the Apr. 5-7 weekend. She is a former St. Marys Rock player, coached by Marc Cameron and Kevin McDougall. Bentley played the first three games, allowing just one goal throughout. Her goaltending partner Jamie Johnson (from British…

Salukis compete well in H-P Senior badminton

Four DCVI players advancing to WOSSAA in Strathroy By Bob Ellison, DCVI coach STRATFORD – The DCVI Senior badminton team competed in the Huron-Perth championships at the Stratford Agriplex last Thursday, April 11. Taking on the best players in the conference proved to be both frustrating and rewarding at times for the 14 members of…

Lambert has great memories with Habs teams

Canadiens’ left winger won four Stanley Cups from 1976 to ‘79 By Pat Payton When the touring Montreal Canadiens Alumni team came to St. Marys recently and put on an impressive display of skill, skating and puck movement, it was easy to see why Montreal has won more Stanley Cups (24) than any other NHL…

MLB Pitch Hit and Run skills contest May 11

St. Marys Minor Ball, along with Major League Baseball, are teaming up to run the 2019 MLB Pitch Hit & Run skills contest for youngsters at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, May 11th on King Field, starting at 10 a.m. Boys and girls, aged 7-14, will be given a chance…

Jake Douglas Spring Training MVP in Florida

St. Marys ball player seeking Division 1 U.S. baseball scholarship By Pat Payton SANFORD, Fla. – It appears that Jake Douglas put himself on the ‘baseball radar’ here over March break. The St. Marys native attended a week-long baseball camp with the U-18 Ontario Nationals, and was named Spring Training MVP. The first-time camp, held…

Thorup, Fletcher second in Canadian U-21 trials

Pair might get a chance to compete in beach volleyball Worlds in June TORONTO – Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and her playing partner Iris Fletcher, of London, recently competed in the Volleyball Canada U-21 Beach Volleyball World championship trials here at Beach High Performance Centre in Downsview Park. The local pair finished second. The…

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…