Sarnia Sting sign president, GM to multi-year deals

Journal Staff Sarnia Sting co-owners Derian Hatcher & David Legwand have signed the team’s president and general manager to multi-year contract extensions. The team announced last week Bill Abercrombie will be back this fall for his 14th season with the team, and fourth as club president overseeing the day-to-day business operation. “He has been around… Read more »

City high schoolers shine at SWOSSA track and field

Luc Lacroix of St. Patrick's High School competes in the midget boys 100-metre race, in which he placed second. Lacroix also placed first in the 200m.
Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Journal Staff Athletes from St. Patrick’s, Northern, Great Lakes and Alexander Mackenzie all reached the podium at the SWOSSAA track and field championships last week. Multi-discipline junior Paige Vrolyk of St. Pat’s brought her A-game to the meet at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex in Chatham, grabbing gold in triple jump (10.42m) and long jump… Read more »

City course enjoying explosive growth in junior golfers

Chris Dickson, the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club's director of instruction, with junior member and perforance program enrollee Brett Brydges, 17.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz Although young Canadians are showing little interest in learning to play golf, one Sarnia course is bucking that trend. Canada has 5.7 million golfers, and while the number of people entering the game is equal to the number of people leaving it, the number of junior golfers hitting the links is in decline. Just… Read more »

National medalists

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The Twin Bridges Thunder Boom team travelled to Waterloo, Ont. for the national volleyball championships May 11-14 and came home with a silver medal in Division 2, Tier 1, after going 7-2 over the weekend. From left are, front row: Alyssa Gagne, Megan Prinsen, Julia Donais and Mia DiCocco; back row: Coach Kimberly Bueckert, Coach… Read more »

Northern crowned “AAA” champs at Lambton-Kent meet

Kaylee White of Northern Collegiate was the Junior Girls Individual Award winner at the Lambton-Kent high school track and field meet. She is seen here running the 3,000 metre race.
Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Journal Staff It all came down to the last event on the final day. When Northern Collegiate squared off May 10 against Chatham-Kent in the marque open boys 4×400 metre relay, also on the line was the overall ‘AAA’ team championship of the Lambton Kent high school track and field season. And the battle went… Read more »

First Place


Nine swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids 1 team had first place finishes at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League meet in Blenheim earlier this month. From left are, front row: Lauren Carter, 7, Kate Bedard, 9, Darius Landon, 10, Reed Mathieson, 11 and Gabrion Tulang, 11; back row: Lauren Armstrong, 9, Diane Clarke, 15, Coach… Read more »

Back to back champs

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The Gregory A. Hogan Griffins junior girls basketball team went undefeated for a second straight year in winning back to back St Clair Catholic District School Board championships, downing St. Anne’s 21-13 in the final. From left are, back row: Coach Michelle Owen, Emerson Giresi, Katie Coenarts, Maddison Hobin, Hannah Dempsey, Morgan Acker and Coach… Read more »

Great Lakes graduate to play Division 1 hockey in U.S.

Lady Sting defenceman Sydney Caron has commited to Davenport University, a Division 1 school in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz Eighteen-year-old Sydney Caron has landed a hockey scholarship at Davenport University in Michigan, and she hopes that’s just the first step. “If I was an inspiration to someone it would probably be one of the biggest goals to check off my list,” said the Lady Sting defenceman. “I think it’s important to make… Read more »

Top Bowler

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Jacob Bestard was named Junior 10-pin Bowler of the Year by the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association at its annual awards banquet recently. Bestard finished the season with a 187 average and rolled both a 639 series and a 248 single. Submitted Photo

Swimming honour


Lauren Armstrong of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swim team finished second in the girls 8-9 division at the at the St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League season championship meet in Leamington on April 23. She is seen here with coach Sue Athansopoulos. Submitted photo