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Thorup, Fletcher capture Canadian title in Toronto

U-20 beach volleyball event held at Ashbridges Bay facility By Pat Payton TORONTO – A couple of local girls won a Canadian beach volleyball title here recently. Abbey Thorup, of St. Marys, and Iris Fletcher, of London, both 17, teamed up to capture the 2018 Beach Canada Cup U-20 event held outdoors at the Ashbridges…

Local team wins bronze medals at the Canada Cup

Five-pin bowling championships held recently in Edmonton EDMONTON, Alta. – A St. Marys team recently won the bronze medals here at the Canada Cup five-pin bowling championships, July 7-8. The five-man local squad consisted of Jase Doucette, his father Rod Doucette, Josh Drinkwalter, his father Jeff Drinkwalter, and Shane King. Altogether, nine co-ed teams competed…

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…