What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

Scheele runs 9:09 in Finland

By Pat Payton TAMPERE, Finland – Marcel Scheele posted a time of nine minutes, nine seconds in a Men’s 3,000-metre Steeplechase heat race here last Thursday. However, the 18-year-old St. Marys native needed to hit the 9:02 mark, and didn’t qualify for Sunday’s Steeplechase final here at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 track and field…

Veterinary Purchasing Midgets on a hot streak

Team near top of Huron-Pertha Fastball League standings By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls have been a very busy team this month! In a five-day stretch in early July, Rob and Kelly Wiffen’s squad won three games and tied another–putting them near the top of the Huron-Perth Fastball League standings. The team started…

Full field for 25th annual Hospital tournament

Hole-in-one by Greg Thompson one of the day’s highlights By Pat Payton Last Thursday’s St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation golf tournament proved to be a special event for several reasons. Firstly, it was the 25th year the Hospital fundraiser has been held and it featured a full field of 144 golfers at St. Marys Golf…

Hitchcock, Vigneux off to Canada Summer Games

Special Olympics athletes heading to Antigonish, Nova Scotia later this month By Pat Payton ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Mike Hitchcock hopes to celebrate his 27th birthday on Aug. 3 with a medal here at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada (SOC) Summer Games. Hitchcock and fellow St. Marys resident Mae Vigneux are members of Team Ontario, who…

Exciting year for Hall with Museum expansion

Grand opening planned for spring or summer of 2019 By Pat Payton At the recent Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induction weekend, Chairman of the Board, Adam Stephens, described 2018 as an “extremely exciting year” for the CBHFM. One of the biggest reasons for his enthusiasm is the new expansion of the Hall’s Museum,…

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…