Oil Springs softball player top rookie in the province

The Independent Staff An outstanding freshman year with the Fanshawe Falcons has earned MacKenzie Kelly rookie of the year honours in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s softball league. The Oil Springs native collected 27 hits over 22 games and had the fifth best batting average in the province at .450. While hitting safely in… Read more »

Meeting a challenge and finding a hero

Jan Veen has been running for as long as she can remember. “I’ve done so many races, I can’t even count how many,” says the Oil Springs marathoner. “I don’t run for competition, I love to run. I love to be outside and see the world changing.” And she loves to be able to help… Read more »

Petrolia Squires set to open new season

The Independent Staff The Petrolia Squires and Clinton Radars will renew pleasantries this Friday in Petrolia’s Western Ontario Senior Hockey League home opener at the Greenwood Recreation Centre at 8:30 pm. The two clubs played a tough series in the league’s South Division final last season, with the Radars winning the last two games, including… Read more »