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Aarts lowers times, wins two WOSSAA races

By Pat Payton LONDON – The next star distance runner at St. Marys DCVI showed his stuff here last week at the 86th annual WOSSAA track and field championships. Grade 9 student Ethan Aarts won both the Midget boys’ 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the University of Western Ontario campus. Aarts…

Vet. Purchasing Midget girls split opening pair

By Pat Payton SPRINGFIELD – The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls opened their Huron-Perth Fastball League schedule with a convincing 20-3 victory over the home-town Brewers here Monday, May 21. The visitors scored seven runs in both the third and seventh innings. The rally in the third gave the Vet. Purchasing squad a commanding 10-0 lead.…

Juggernauts start with 3-0 record

St. Marys Juggernauts have jumped out to a terrific 3-0 start to their second season in the Second Division of the Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL). After a strong fourth-place finish in the same division in 2017, this young Juggernaut team is showing that it has the talent and pace to improve on last year’s…

Over 100 golfers play in Ladies Spring Scramble

A happy group. This local foursome were all smiles after recording a nice par on the No. 16 hole during last Thursday’s Ladies Scramble. From left are: Cheryl Chesla, Loretta Czernis, Marie Stevens and Linda Cooke. (Payton photo) Luann Quinn, of Forest, made a nice chip and then the putt to give her team a…

Parsons third in Champions event

By Pat Payton STOUFFVILLE – The 2018 Golf Ontario ‘Champion of Champions’ was held here at Spring Lakes Golf Club last week. The categories included: Men’s, Senior Men’s, Women’s and Senior Women’s. In the Senior Men’s division, Rich Parsons, of St. Marys Golf and Country Club, fired a one-under-par 71 in windy conditions to finish…

More 2017-18 St. Marys Minor Hockey award winners

Katie McCurdy, right, accepts the Lindsay Atkinson Memorial Award for most sportsmanlike female, on and off the ice, in the SMMHA. Making the presentation are family members Maggie Gregory, left, Joan Atkinson and Pat Craigmile. (Payton photos) Family member Dan Schiedel presents the Terry Crisp Award to Legion Minor Midgets’ forward Lake Taylor, right. The…

Kaleb Pearson, Tyson Baker recognized by the OHA

By Pat Payton Kaleb Pearson and Tyson Baker, two young men from this area who have bright futures in the game, have been recognized by the Ontario Hockey Association in its 2017-18 year-end awards. Pearson, of St. Marys, was selected to the OHA’s Top Prospects team for 2017-18. The talented forward, who turns 18 next…

Lorentz, Medd earn spots on Team Canada

National karate tryouts held this past weekend in Ottawa By Pat Payton OTTAWA – Two members of the Stonetown Karate Centre, Jalyne Lorentz and Brady Medd, qualified to compete for Team Canada at the 2018 World Karate championships later this year. The national tryouts were held here at Delta City Centre this past weekend, May…

Proceeds from tournament going to Haitian school

By Pat Payton Proceeds from this Saturday’s Hope for Haiti golf tournament will help fund the building of a new school in Pisson, Haiti. The annual fundraising tourney is being held at River Valley Golf and Country Club. To register, call the golf club at 519-225-2329. “We’ve been working on a school at Pisson for…