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Vet. Purchasing Midgets charge all the way to first

Fastball team had five-game winning streak in July By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls had a very busy and successful month of July. Going into Tuesday’s road game in Byron this week, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad had posted a solid record of 7-2-1 for July, moving the St. Marys team all the…

Part 2 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp . . .

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every year when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp is on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner…

New Hamburg golfer wins Invitation in a playoff

Chad Swartzentruber birdies No. 16 to claim top honours Saturday By Pat Payton There was some ‘high drama’ Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the overall winner of the 2018 Coca-Cola Classic Men’s Invitation after three golfers fired even-par 72s. The par 3 No. 16 hole…

2018 ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ winners established

By Pat Payton The 2018 version of the ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ was held this past weekend, and four new champions were established at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. Altogether, there were 60 players in six men’s and ladies groups competing in the two-day tournament. Merlin Malinowski and Jamie Hodgins are the men’s champions. With…

Watt off to PGA National golf course in Florida

By Pat Payton PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It’s one of those experiences that few Junior-age golfers ever get. This weekend, Sam Watt, of St. Marys, will play here at the prestigious PGA National Resort and Spa in an International Junior Optimists’ golf tournament for boys 16 to 18. The 16-year-old Watt qualified last year…

St. Marys White wins Mosquito baseball tourney

Team goes undefeated on final day, defeats Exeter for gold By Pat Payton It was two very different days for the St. Marys White Mosquito baseball team. The White squad, coached by Rich Ballantyne, Ray Cousineau and Scott Hossack, went 0-3 in three round-robin games on the Saturday and finished fourth in their pool. However,…

Lincolns sign five more players

Training camp now just three weeks away By Pat Payton Hard to believe, but St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns training camp is now just three weeks away. Lincs open their GOJHL main camp on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the PRC. The team has five pre-season games scheduled next month as well. Last week, the Independent…

Clark named to U SPORTS women’s all-star team

For upcoming Hockey Canada Summer Showcase in Calgary CALGARY – St. Marys native April Clark will soon be donning some new colours as she’s been named to the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey all-star team that will participate in Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase, here Aug. 2-12. For the third straight year, the U SPORTS CIS all-stars…

Part 1 of a hockey chat with Terry Crisp …

Former NHL player, coach discusses a variety of league topics By Pat Payton Sports reporter Pat Payton interviews Terry Crisp every summer when he and his wife Sheila come back to town to spend the summer months. Crisp, on a short list of just 14 men who have played on a Stanley Cup winner (Philadelphia…