What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

MacPherson would like one more visit to Dunedin

Huge baseball fan has made trip to Jays’ spring training in Florida 30 times By Pat Payton Dick MacPherson loves the game of baseball. And the 87-year-old St. Marys man and former town mayor would like to make at least one more March trip to Dunedin, Florida to watch spring training and take in all…

Smale receives OHA trainer-of-the-year award

Vote by the selection committee was a unanimous one By Pat Payton It’s a feather in the cap for Darren Smale and the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns as well. Earlier this week, the Ontario Hockey Association announced its major award winners for the 2019-20 season and Smale was informed that he has been named…

Jerry Petrie had 17-year career as sports agent

Former Lincs defenceman represented stars such as Beliveau, Staub, Lafleur and Howe By Pat Payton Jerry Petrie didn’t play pro hockey, but he ended up representing some of the biggest stars in the professional sports world. In the early 1970s, the former St. Marys Lincolns’ defenceman (1960-61) launched a business with a partner Gerry Patterson…

Scheele has outstanding freshman year at Western

DCVI grad collects three rookie-of-the-year titles in cross-country running and track By Pat Payton LONDON – Marcel Scheele made a statement at Western University this past season. Competing for the Mustangs, the former St. Marys DCVI star was named both OUA and national rookie-of-the-year in cross-country running. In the indoor track season that followed, Scheele…

Crisp going into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

First hockey person being inducted; ceremony scheduled for August By Pat Payton NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Terry Crisp is among the 2020 class being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The former St. Marys Lincolns centre (1959-61) has been a sports analyst for the NHL’s Nashville Predators for over 20 years. Crisp is the…

Pearson wants to finish Jr. career in Owen Sound

Veteran praises defenceman Sedley for his strong rookie season with Attack By Pat Payton OWEN SOUND – Kaleb Pearson would like to play his overage year in Owen Sound in 2020-21. The St. Marys native, who turns 20 next month, has played the last two Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Attack. “That’s the plan;…

Ringette Association holds annual general meeting

Mike Lynch named new president for 2020-21 season Last Wednesday, the St. Marys Ringette Association held their Annual General Meeting. This year’s meeting deviated from past AGMs as Covid-19 forced the executive to switch formats and have its members attend virtually. The decision resulted in one of the largest attended AGMs in recent years. President…

Mustangs’ April Clark receives F.W.P. Jones Trophy

For top contributing female athlete at Western University By Pat Payton LONDON – It’s another award for April Clark at Western University. The 23-year-old St. Marys native and graduating hockey forward (2015-20) recently won the F.W.P. Jones Trophy as top contributing female athlete at Western. Other finalists nominees for the 2019-20 award were Mustangs’ Julia…

Playing with Flyers shaped Crisp’s coaching career

Former Lincolns’ centre played for great hockey men like Fred Shero, Scotty Bowman By Pat Payton Terry Crisp was a member of the Broad Street Bullies. And playing for those notorious Philadelphia Flyers teams in the mid-1970s helped shape Crisp’s future coaching career. Crisp was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams in Philadelphia…