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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.…

Lincolns win pre-season pair against Komoka

Lincs show character in comeback victory Sunday at the PRC By Pat Payton The young St. Marys Lincolns showed some character Sunday night at the PRC, coach Trent McClement said. Lincs completed their exhibition schedule with a 4-3 record after skating to a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Komoka Kings. Lincolns battled back from 2-0 and…

Lincs young team, but fast and offensively skilled

Home opener this Friday against LaSalle Vipers By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are very young, that’s no secret. They ice a squad with nine 17-year-olds and three 16-year-olds heading into the GOJHL regular season this week. But Lincs possess a lot of speed, and they have a group of talented, offensive-minded forwards and two…

2018 champions crowned at River Valley G&CC

By Pat Payton Three champions were recently crowned at River Valley Golf and Country Club. A total of 32 golfers (24 men and eight women) competed in the annual Club Championships, held over Labour Day weekend. Joel Carlberg fired rounds of 75 and 76 for a 151 two-day total to win the Men’s Club title.…

Senior Ryder Cup team advances to provincials

St. Marys one of 16 golf teams heading to Saugeen Sept. 14 BARRIE – Playing in swirling winds and eventual torrential rain, St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s Senior Ryder Cup team advanced to the 2018 Senior Ryder Cup championship, placing second out of 14 teams in the Northeast Regional. At beautiful Tangle Creek Golf…

Thorup, Fletcher team up to win national title

Pair has very successful summer in beach volleyball By Pat Payton TORONTO – What a way to end a very successful 2018 season! Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and Iris Fletcher, of London, recently captured the 18-U national beach volleyball title. The Volleyball Canada event was held outdoors here at the Ashbridges facility, Aug. 17-19.…

OHA postpones GOJHL Showcase Sept. 7-9

Lincolns playing two exhibition games against Komoka Kings this weekend By Pat Payton The Independent has learned that the OHA has postponed the annual season-opening GOJHL Showcase. The 2018 event was scheduled to be held in St. Catharines this weekend, Sept. 7-9, but only exhibition games were going to be played. Other years, all teams…

More Junior Club golf winners at St. Marys G&CC

Carter McDougall emerged as the 12-14 age division winner at the recent Junior Club championship at St. Marys G&CC. Carter’s score was 47 over nine holes. (Payton photos) Simon Greig was the 9-11 age division winner (score of 52) in the recent Junior Club championship at St. Marys G&CC. Hayden Wright was the 8-and-under champion…