LONDON - St. Marys Minor Basketball was well represented on this year's edition of the Stratford Revolution U-15 Boys team that captured bronze medals at the provincial championships here recently.
The Revolution defeated CBA out of Toronto by a score of 57-32 in the bronze-medal game.
It was an impressive victory over a solid team. Ryan O’Connor kicked in a season-high 24 points, including a buzzer-beating three to end the half.
Gerry Koot and Shayne Simpson contributed solid rebounding efforts. Simpson was perfect from the charity stripe and contributed four points in the winning cause.
Guard Mitch Watt added a pair of three-pointers from downtown in the second half to seal the victory, while Alex Horenberg contributed his best effort of the season.
Assistant coach Tim O’Connor said that all five Stonetown veterans enjoyed impressive seasons -- showing steady improvement all season long.
TOPP, THORUP COMPETE WELL ON OFSAA TRACK
TORONTO – St. Marys DCVI athletes Natalie Topp and Abbey Thorup both competed well at the 2015 track and field championships here this past weekend at the University of Toronto.
Topp, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student, was 10th in the 400-metre dash on Thursday in a time of 56.83 seconds.
On Saturday, Topp was 12th in the 200-metre dash in a time of 25.34 seconds.
Thorup, a 14-year-old Grade 9 student, was 12th in the Midget girls’ 400-metre dash in a time of 1:01.10.
LOCAL PAIR GOES LOW IN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT
The duo of Rich Parsons and Rick Conard, of St. Marys, fired a sizzling eight-under-par 64 to finish tops in the Legion zone golf tournament Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club.
It was a two-man, best-ball format. A team counts the best score on every hole. Eighty-eight golfers competed.
The Parsons-Conard entry collected nine birdies and one bogey during their round. Parsons had seven of his team’s birdies.
The Legion’s district tourney will be held on Saturday, July 4 at St. Marys G&CC.
Three other local pairs also qualified for the district event. They are Bob Mills and Tom Jenkins, Kelvin Chambers and Pete Vossen, and John McCarthy and Steve Cubberley.
BASEBALL BREAKFAST IN LONDON FRIDAY
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum are hosting the 5th annual London Salutes Canadian Baseball breakfast presented by Home Hardware Stores Limited on Friday, June 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the London Convention Centre.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from these five special guests: Blue Jays great Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays and Montreal Expos player Matt Stairs, Blue Jays player Corey Koskie , Expos Manager Felipe Alou and Fergie Jenkins, the greatest Canadian pitcher to ever play Major League Baseball.
Call 519-284-1838 for more information.
DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT ON JUNE 20
Get your racquets ready! St. Marys Social Tennis Club's second annual ‘Rusty Spring’ recreational doubles tournament takes place Saturday, June 20, starting at 9 a.m.
Adult players of all skill levels are invited to participate in this double elimination tournament. Costumes and team names encouraged!
Registration is $20 per person for non-members and $10 for members (check your email for your online registration discount code).
Individual players can sign up and will be paired at random with other solo players.
A barbecue lunch will be provided, and the official grand opening of the courts will take place that day as well. To register, sign up online at www.stmarystennis.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 519-280-1240 for more information.