What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

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…

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…