What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

Juggernauts split WOSL pair, but stay on top

Team goal is to advance to First Division next season TILLSONBURG – With St. Marys Juggernauts sitting at the top of the Second Division, the team was looking to put pressure on the other teams fighting for promotion with their latest pair of games, but had to settle for a split–bringing their WOSL record to…

Valcke, Van De Walle share Senior Athlete award

At St. Mikes Catholic secondary school By Pat Payton STRATFORD – Mia Valcke and Joanna Van De Walle, two St. Marys residents, were recently named Senior female Athletes of the Year for 2017-18 here at St. Michael Catholic secondary school. Valcke, 18, caps an outstanding sports career at St. Mikes with the award. She was…

Lincolns’ donation

Former Lincolns’ centre Bob Summers recently donated his 1975-76 green leather hockey jacket to the Lincs’ artifacts committee. One of the team’s leading scorers, Summers played a key role in Lincolns’ march to the All-Ontario championship in the spring of 1976. Some of Summers’ teammates included Terry Warboys, Gerry Seguin, Doug Kennedy, Brian Dundas, Dave…

Ten teams compete in ‘Rusty Spring’ tourney

Ten teams beat the weekend’s heat for a great day of tennis in the St. Marys Social Tennis Club’s annual ‘Rusty Spring’ mixed doubles tournament on Saturday, June 30. A number of new teams and players joined in the fun; alas, the coveted trophy was won by a familiar team: Hithesh Podanolana and Ankit Tiwari,…

Lincolns have 13 players signed to date

Team dressing room being refurbished this summer By Pat Payton A general manager once said that the process of building a team is simply adding one player at a time. With still over six weeks before the team’s main training camp, St. Marys Lincolns have signed 13 players for the upcoming Greater Ontario Junior Hockey…

Lincs hire another new assistant coach

Caledonia Corvairs take one-year leave of absence By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently announced that they have hired another new assistant coach. He’s Jim Blais, a London resident and experienced coach who has worked in the Jr. ‘C’ ranks with Port Stanley and with London Lakers, a team in the outlaw Greater Metro Jr.…

Rugby trio from St. Marys

These three St. Marys lads play for the U-13 Junior boys rugby team called the London St. Georges Dragons RFC. On June 23, they played a tournament in Hamilton against squads from Hamilton, Waterloo and Brantford. In three tournaments to date, Dragons have a 5-3 winning record. From left: Alex Slade, Chase Carter and Ethan…

St. Marys man runs 80-km. race in Switzerland

Travis Mann student at Nipissing University in North Bay By Pat Payton A St. Marys man had quite the running experience in Switzerland recently. Travis Mann competed in a 80-kilometre race in the mountains of Switzerland on the June 9-10 weekend. The 22-year-old runner was the only Canadian in the event, called the ‘Swiss Canyon…

2017-18 DCVI MVP, sportsmanship award winners

The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on all DCVI school sports teams for the 2017-18 season. The annual DCVI athletic awards social was held June 13 at the collegiate. Golf – Mitch Watt, MVP. Tennis – Livia Passarelli and Connor Aarts, MVP; Kyle Gardner, sportsmanship. Field hockey – Melanie Martin,…

Old Guys reclaim Ryder Cup, but it was close

Young Guys had been back-to-back winners in 2016 and 2017 By Pat Payton It appears that the 2018 Ryder Cup competition at St. Marys Golf and Country Club came down to Saturday afternoon’s Modified Alternate shots. The Old Guys won the format six points to two to extend their lead to five points over the…