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Scoring by committee for 2018-19 ANAF Bantams

Head coach Brandon Boyd has five returning players By Pat Payton Head coach Brandon Boyd hopes all members of his ANAF Unit 265 Bantams will contribute to the team’s offensive production this 2018-19 season. “I think goal scoring is going to be by committee,” Boyd said in a recent interview with the Independent. “With our…

Lincolns take down Flyers last Friday night

But fall to Komoka Kings on Saturday By Stewart Grant For “Education Night” last Friday, the St. Marys Lincolns played in front of their largest crowd of the season (565 fans) and put forth a fantastic effort, beating the Leamington Flyers by a score of 4-2. For Leamington, it was only their second regulation-time loss…

DCVI nets two intermediate soccer titles

Girls soccer report (submitted by coach Cara Fraser)                 The Intermediate Girls Soccer Team dominated the field last Thursday during their tournament at Little Falls. They showed hard work, enthusiasm and teamwork during the round robin games (against Stratford Central B and Northwestern), pushing them right into the…

The players’ perspective, great potential in 2018-19

Lincolns holding Alumni game this Saturday at 6 p.m. By Pat Payton The management and coaching staff believe the St. Marys Lincolns have great potential this 2018-19 season. And the players are also convinced they can make some noise and turn this proud, long-standing Jr. ‘B’ franchise into a winner again. “We’re a young team,…

Tyson Baker signs ‘40-40’ professional contract

Thorndale area native could officiate in 40 NHL games this season By Pat Payton He describes it as “absolutely a dream come true.” Last week, the Independent learned that linesman Tyson Baker recently signed a ‘40-40’ officiating contract through the National Hockey League. The contract means the former Lincoln and Stratford Culliton will officiate in…

Senior Ryder Cup team competes at Provincials

PORT ELGIN – On a beautiful Friday, Sept. 14 at Saugeen Golf Club, near Port Elgin, the 16 best club teams in the province competed for the 2018 Senior Ryder Cup championship. Back in May, the SRC activities began with 112 club teams playing in 28 four-club team divisions. After playing four matches at each…

Comets, Get Crackin’ win Ladies Slow Pitch titles

Year-end playoff tournament held this past Saturday By Pat Payton The Comets and Get Crackin’ are this year’s division champions in the St. Marys Ladies Slow Pitch League. A total of 11 teams–six in the ‘A’ Division and five in the ‘B’ Division–competed in the one-day, year-end playoff tournament. The ‘A’ Division games were held…

St. Marys woman enjoys Canada Senior Games

St. Marys woman enjoys Canada Senior Games By Pat Payton SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A St. Marys woman had a “wonderful experience” here last month, competing in the Canada 55 Senior Games. Jean Hutton competed in two swimming events. She placed fourth in the 100-metre prediction swim, and didn’t place in the 200-metre prediction swim.…