Local athletes win six medals at OFSAA

Journal Staff Sarnia-area students did well at the all-Ontario high school track and field championships in Toronto, winning six medals over the three-day event June 7-9. Here are the top five results for city high schools:   JAELYN COLE – Northern: 3rd Midget Girls 300 Metre Hurdles AIDAN JAMES – Northern: 4th Midget Boys 3000… Read more »

Sarnia native lands new NHL job

Steve Pellegrini has joined the NHL’s New York Islanders as an assistant general manager. Pellegrini, who grew up in Sarnia and attended St. Helen’s elementary and St. Patrick’s high school, spent the past 12 years as vice-president of hockey operations with the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders said his experience in contract negotiations, salary cap… Read more »

Track and field winners

The team from Northern Collegiate won the midget boys division at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championships in Windsor on May 24. From left are: Tristen Bhola, Caleb Mackie, Blake Foster, Anthony Smith, Aiden James, Andrew Cook, Rohaan Syan and Fisher Beaubien. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Bluewater boxers medal at Bronze Gloves tournament

Members of the Bluewater Boxing Club scored two gold and a silver medal at the annual Ontario Bronze Gloves tournament in Toronto on June 2-3. Kaitlyn Clark, a veteran of nearly 70 amateur matches, took silver after losing a disputed split decision in the women’s 69kg class event to the current Ontario champion. Nicholas Lord,… Read more »

Bars can serve alcohol at 9 a.m. during World Cup

Local bars can serve alcohol starting at 9 a.m. during the FIFA World Cup. Ontario’s Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing approved the extension of hours to coincide with the early start time of games broadcast from host Russia. It applies for the duration of the World Cup, which runs from June 14 to July… Read more »

Pickleball winners

Three doubles teams from Sarnia each won gold medals at the annual London Pickleball Club tournament, including Christina Spitzig and Kathryn Poole in the 3.0 women’s doubles division, seen here. Also taking gold were Bill Lindsay and John Boomsma in 3.0 men’s doubles, and Wayne Spitzig and Paul Dennis in 3.5 men’s doubles. Submitted Photo

Heritage Cup

The Sarnia Spirit U13 girls’ soccer team won the two-day Heritage Cup tournament in Tillsonburg, Ont. recently with a 2-0 victory in the U13 final. From left are, front row: goalie Kaylee Busby, second row: Alaina Burns, Ella Jackson, Rebecca Haney, Olivia Talbot, Lillian Bernard, Madison Forte and Amber Bernard, third row: Tessa Jackson, Charlize… Read more »

Sarnia judo Paralympian claims Pan Am title for Canada

Troy Shantz Watching Sarnia’s Priscilla Gagné move in a judo fight you’d never suspect she’s blind. Her maneuvers are smooth; her throws textbook. But that’s the thing about judo, she explains. It’s a sport in which the visually impaired can compete right alongside sighted judokas. “I love it,” said Gagné, 32. “You train with able-bodied… Read more »

Free throw champ

Emma Greenwood of St. Joseph’s School in Corunna became an Ontario champion again when she won the Knight’s of Columbus Regional Free Throw Competition for 13-year-olds in London recently. Greenwood sank 22 of 25 shots, which earned her top spot in Ontario and her second provincial title in five years of competing. She is seen… Read more »